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Lactic acid bacteria Lactiplantibacillus plantarum TAK 59 (NCIMB 42150)

L. plantarum TAK 59 is a lactic acid bacterium isolated and developed in cooperation with BioCC OÜ, Estonian University of Life Sciences and Starter ST OÜ.

Lactiplantibacillus plantarum TAK 59 has passed the panel of experts of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA Panel on Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed) and has been approved as a silage preservative with proven properties.

Lactobacillus plantarum TAK 59 has been registered as a silage additive in the European Union register of Feed Additives on the 28.12.2016, which has been issued by commission implementing regulation (EU) no.2016/2150 (Official Journal of the European Union L 333/44).


Zootechnological additives | TAK 59 | BioCC 203 | CoccobEst® | BioCC 228 | E-98

L. plantarum TAK 59 functional properties and use:

  • Improves the quality of silage fermentation. Rapid lowering of pH inhibits the development of undesirable microorganisms and pathogens in silage, as a result of which fermentation decay products (including ammonia nitrogen and butyric acid) arising during false fermentation are avoided. Decomposition products reduce food intake in animals and cause health problems.

  • Multivalent biopotential, i.e. a wide spectrum of properties compared to other strains. This manifests itself through faster fermentation of silage, better quality, stability and improved nutrient retention.

  • Supports and directs silage fermentation - suitable for grasses and nerfed leguminous grasses and their mixtures. More than 20 silage experiments have been carried out both with pure grasses and leguminous grasses, as well as with mixtures of grasses and leguminous plants in different proportions.

  • Accelerates fermentation and ensures a quick and stable pH drop. Lactic acid bacteria accelerate the process of fermentation by producing lactic acid, thereby quickly making the environment acidic, preserving feed and preserving nutrients in silage.

  • Reduces nutrient losses during fermentation. By preventing the life activity of microorganisms that cause silage spoilage, nutrients are preserved in the feed, which the animal can use for production.

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