Yeast in ruminant diets yields many benefits

Yeast in ruminant diets yields many benefits

The main effects of yeast relate to the alteration of microbial fermentation in the rumen.  (Fascinadora | BigStock.com)

The right strains of yeast will provide a natural gut flora stabilizer in cows.

Ruminants have evolved to make use of low-quality, fibrous feed material via microbial fermentation in the reticulo-rumen. This microbial ecosystem generates sources of energy, nitrogen and other nutrients via the breakdown of dietary ingredients. Volatile fatty acids (VFA) are the end-product of bacterial fermentation of carbohydrates and are absorbed across the rumen wall as the primary energy source for the ruminant.