Milwaukee, USA; Toulouse, France -- Lallemand Animal Nutrition and Texas A&M Agrilife Research announce a collaboration to be launched at the McGregor Research Center in McGregor, Texas. Lallemand Animal Nutrition has established partnerships worldwide as part of their Research Centers of Excellence program, to Forward the development and innovation of microbial solutions.
“At Lallemand Animal Nutrition, we’re moving Forward with an eye on the future,” says Mathieu Castex, PhD., Global Research and Development Director, Lallemand Animal Nutrition. “We’re at the forefront of providing modern yeast, bacteria and microbial solutions, and collaborative partnerships as well as our Centers of Excellence provide the opportunity to evaluate our technologies in real-life situations.”
This collaboration is one of two dedicated to product applications for beef, dairy and small ruminant animals. The work completed at these locations focuses on continuously documenting the mode of action, biomarkers of efficacy and benefits of existing yeast and bacteria strains. The researchers also are working toward a better understanding of the microbial ecosystems, solutions and applications to support sustainable animal production, Dr. Castex adds.
“In particular, we are aiming to document microbial solutions that can help to answer the modern challenges of dairy and beef production ─ maintaining optimal production while enhancing animal well-being,” he says.
Kerry Barling, DVM, PhD, Global Manager of Beef Technology with Lallemand Animal Nutrition helped select Texas A&M AgriLife Research for this partnership based on their vision for supporting animal agriculture.
“The research completed at the McGregor facility, along with our other Ruminant Centers of Excellence, will be a combination of strain selection; identification and characterization; as well as in vitro and in vivo testing,” Dr. Barling says. “With this new partnership with AgriLife Research, we can complete more field validation work and real-life monitoring with a GrowSafe System to measure individual animal feed intake and behavior.”
The McGregor Research Center provides a full spectrum of scientific and informational resources to support Texas A&M AgriLife Research, as well as the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Texas A&M University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the citizens of the State of Texas — and beyond.
“We are excited about our collaboration with Lallemand Animal Nutrition,” says Dr. Craig Nessler, Director of Texas A&M AgriLife Research. “At our McGregor Research Center, our primary goal is to help develop sustainable solutions for beef cattle producers in Texas that can have global utility. Working with industry partners like Lallemand gives us the opportunity to work alongside them in characterizing products and identifying knowledge gaps so that innovative solutions can be identified, developed and deployed.”
Lallemand Animal Nutrition is committed to optimizing animal performance and well-being with specific natural microbial product and service solutions. Lallemand Forward encompasses the specifically chosen service solutions that enhance people, knowledge and production practices.
“No product is brought to market without a substantial base of research and proof of performance. We research and develop specific solutions that are uniquely different and have the ability to advance overall animal production and well-being,” Dr. Castex says. “It’s the Forward-thinking we put into our research that results in quality products with practical application.”
Lallemand Animal Nutrition Centers of Excellence dedicated to ruminant and silage research are located in the following locations:
- National Institute for Agronomic Research (INRA) – Clermont-Ferrand and Theix, France
- William H. Miner Agriculture Research Institute – Chazy, NY, United States
- Biotechnology Research Institute of the National Research Council , Montreal, Canada