What is wheat yeast concentrate?

Wheat is a versatile cereal used for various purposes, such as human consumption, fibre and biofuels. The production and processing of wheat result in various co-products, including wheat yeast concentrate.

Wheat co-products are among the most versatile nutrients available. A few examples of these co-products include wheat starch, wheat groats and wheat gluten. These co-products are produced as wheat is processed into foodstuffs, as well as during the production of renewable energy, such as bioethanol. Bioethanol is a form of renewable energy that is produced through the fermentation of organic materials, such as corn, sugarcane and wheat. This production process results in wheat yeast concentrate.

Sustainable & efficient

Using this co-product as feed for pigs, cows and insects allows companies to reduce food waste and material waste. Wheat yeast concentrate not only forms an excellent ration supplement, but replacing other protein sources in animal feed for wheat yeast concentrate also reduces CO2 emissions. As such, using wheat yeast concentrate for animal feed contributes to a more sustainable, efficient and economically responsible food chain.

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Wheat yeast concentrate as livestock feed

Wheat yeast concentrate is a high-grade, high-protein ingredient that is highly suitable as a source of nutrition for livestock, like cows and pigs. It is a valuable addition to livestock rations, especially for those animals that need extra protein for their growth and development.

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Wheat yeast concentrate for insects

Wheat yeast concentrate is a valuable source of nutrition for insects, especially for those species that naturally consume high-protein foods, such as mealworms and black soldier fly (larvae).

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for pig farming


Wheat yeast concentrate is an excellent protein source for pigs thanks to its high protein content.

Proteins are essential for the growth and development of muscle and tissue. In addition, wheat yeast concentrate contains fibre, which contributes to healthy digestion and the growth of beneficial intestinal bacteria. Wheat yeast concentrate is highly digestible for pigs and has a high nutritional value. As such, it contributes to the healthy growth of pigs.


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for cattle farming

Wheat yeast concentrate is a nutritious and healthy supplement to cattle rations.

Thanks to its high protein content, wheat yeast concentrate is an excellent source of protein for cattle. After all, proteins are essential for muscle and tissue development and for milk production in cattle. On top of that, wheat yeast concentrate is highly digestible. This means it can easily be absorbed by the digestive system of the cattle. Another benefit of wheat yeast concentrate is its low fat content. This makes it suitable as a protein source in high-energy diets. In addition to protein, this co-product also contains other valuable nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals and amino acids, which contribute to the health and wellbeing of the cattle.

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for insects (breeding)


Wheat yeast concentrate offers various benefits as a nutrition source for insects.

First of all, this co-product features a high protein content, making it valuable for insects that need protein for the development and maintenance of their tissues. In addition, wheat yeast concentrate is highly digestible. This means the insects can easily digest and absorb it, allowing them to utilise its nutrients more efficiently to grow.


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Storage and shelf life of Wheat yeast concentrate

The wheat yeast concentrate is delivered in batches of 28-35 tonnes using a tanker and should be stored in an acid-proof silo or bunker. 

It has an average shelf life of three months. However, the silo used for storage should be cleaned regularly to safeguard the quality of this co-product. Consistency and stability are crucial when it comes to rationing and feeding this product. As such, regular stirring is necessary to avoid sagging and segregation. We therefore recommend using a stirring installation.

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Do you have any questions about wheat yeast concentrate for cattle farming?

Our manager Joost is happy to help you!

Joost van de Wijgert

Sales Manager 


+316 53 19 21 89

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Do you have any questions about wheat yeast concentrate for pig farming?

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Jasmijn van Wakeren

Quality, Nutrition & Sustainability Manager 


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Curious about suitable wheat yeast concentrate for insects?

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Kelly Vermeer

Manager Strategic Business Development 


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Frequently asked questions about wheat yeast concentrate

What is wheat yeast concentrate?

Wheat yeast concentrate is a co-product released during the production of bioethanol. This co-product is a valuable supplement to the rations of pigs, cattle and insects, among others. 

How is wheat yeast concentrate produced? 

The wheat yeast concentrate co-product is released during the production of bioethanol from cereals (including wheat, triticale, corn and/or barley). Yeasts are added to the ground cereals. These yeasts turn starch into alcohol and bacterial protein. The alcohol is separated from the product through distillation, and the residual co-product is wheat yeast concentrate. 

What are the benefits of wheat yeast concentrate in your rations?

Tarwegistconcentraat is een stabiele eiwitbron met een aantrekkelijk aminozurenpatroon. Het eiwit bestaat deelt uit gist en deels uit tarwe-eiwit. Tarwegistconcentraat is zeer smakelijk, constant van samenstellingen goed inzetbaar in ieder rantsoen vanwege de lage natrium-kaliumgehaltes.

How should wheat yeast concentrate be stored?

Wheat yeast concentrate is delivered by tanker. The co-product should be stored in an acid-proof silo or bunker. To achieve optimal quality and yield, a stirring system to prevent sagging is required. Wheat yeast concentrate has a shelf life of 3 months, as long as the silo or bunker is cleaned regularly. 

Which types of wheat yeast concentrate does Looop carry?

Looop carries two different types of wheat yeast concentrate; Wheat yeast concentrate Protiwanze® & Wheat yeast concentrate Amypro.