Trace Mineral Optimisation

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Trace minerals are nutrients, which are required by all animals, in order to optimise health, wellbeing, and performance. The majority of commercial feeds contain some form of supplementary trace mineral, as raw materials within the feed often do not contain enough to fulfill the animal’s nutritional requirement. It is important to consider the type of trace mineral supplemented in the feed, as not all sources are the same. Many commercially available forms are extremely soluble and reactive which can reduce the availability of the trace mineral for the animal. Instead of being absorbed by the animal, it is being excreted into the environment.

Therefore, it is very important to feed a stable and highly bioavailable source of trace minerals, in order to optimise health, wellbeing, and performance, as well as minimising environmental impact.

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Our trace mineral programme abilities

  • Stability: Many trace mineral sources can reduce feed quality, due to their reactivity, for example, degrading vitamins or binding to nutrients. Our solutions are stable and do not interact with antagonists in the feed.
  • Palatability: Animals prefer to consume less soluble and reactive sources like lntelliBond over sulphate trace minerals across a variety of supplementation stages and strategies. Taste aversion to ionic metal appears to occur in Cu, Mn, and Zn, as each had an effect on animal preferential intake when examined separately.
  • Solubility: Our trace mineral sources like IntelliBond, Optimin and IntelliOpt have low solubility, avoiding negative interactions in the upper digestive tract and the rumen. They are more soluble in a low pH environment allowing a slower, more stable release throughout the gastrointestinal tract.
  • Bioavailability: The strong bonds and unique chemical structure that our solutions have increase trace metal absorption from the intestinal tract and into the blood system.
  • Digestibility: Especially animals fed copper sulphate, zinc sulphate, and manganese sulphate have lower NDF digestibility compared to animals fed a ration containing lntelliBond trace minerals at iso-metal levels.
  • Traceability: All our solutions are handled with the greatest care. History of a production lot includes identifying the origin of raw materials, the processing conditions of the production lot, results of raw material and final product test analysis, source and origin of packaging, and the customers to whom the production lot was distributed.

The science behind it

To confirm the efficacy of our trace mineral programme, our validation team has conducted more than 200 scientific studies with leading universities, institutes, opinion leaders and key customers in their respective regions and countries. The benefits of our extensive global, local and practical research translate to providing science-based, value-added new concepts and existing programmes to customers involved in raising poultry, swine, ruminant, aqua and companion animals proving the efficacy and benefits of our programme to our customers worldwide.

Your benefits

  • Performance: Consistent results
    Species-specific solutions to optimize trace mineral status and productivity. Validated by >200 research trials!
  • Profit: Maximizing ROI by optimising production
    20+ years of continued success delivering optimal performance and profitability!
  • Well-being: Supporting essential physiological functions
    Our programme consistently provides the right amount of the right mineral at the right time to optimize animal well-being.
  • Convenience:
    All solutions are accurately formulated, delivering the right and consistent amount of micro‑ingredients.
  • Sustainability: Precision nutrition supports environmental compliance
    Our programme supports increased trace metal absorption while minimizing environment excretion.

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