Hydroxy trace minerals show heavier carcass weights compared to sulphate-fed broilers

A study performed in Spain found that birds yielded larger live and carcass weights and a higher percentage of breast meat when fed hydroxy trace minerals as compared to broilers fed inorganic trace minerals. Hydroxy trace minerals can improve the bird’s value Over the past 20 years, numerous studies conducted …

Increasing the feed intake of nursery pigs with hydroxy trace minerals

A study performed in the Netherlands shows that hydroxy trace minerals can improve palatability of piglet diets over sulphate mineral sources. The results show increased chances of maximal feed intake and minimised adverse palatability effects such as post-weaning growth reduction.   Figure 1: Feed intake of piglets fed a free …

A new approach to improving feed conversion

Production performance can be significantly increased by feeding more bio-available trace minerals to animals. This has been confirmed by numerous poultry and swine studies on hydroxy trace minerals. Due to their unique crystalline structure and strong covalent bonds, hydroxy trace minerals improve the bio-availability of copper and zinc, which are …

Delivering more minerals into a pig’s bloodstream

Feeding trace minerals to pigs alone is not enough – the trace minerals also need to be absorbed by the animals. To achieve this purpose, hydroxy trace minerals have been developed. The strategy ensures that more biologically active metal is absorbed into the bloodstream. Commodity sulphate and oxide trace mineral …

Reduce antibiotics, keep profitability

A Chinese broiler study showed the efficiency of a feed additive to improve animal performance in antibiotic free environments. The trial proved positive results for body weight, feed intake, feed conversion ratio and footpad integrity, outperforming antibiotic growth promoters. The need? Withdraw antibiotics from animal production. The challenge? Keep performance …

An improved manufacturing method for handling, precision and uniformity in feed additives

OptiSize™ technology creates uniform, low-dust trace mineral particles that are non-reactive, non-hygroscopic and which blend and mix more evenly into feed, meaning more nutritients make their way into the animal. Some feed additive particles can create just as many problems as they try to solve. Binding with other nutritients, blending …

“We need a change in the mind-set of the industry, collaboration with experts and education to reach antibiotic reduction”

Trouw Nutrition Asia Pacific gathered experts and animal producers to address one of the main challenges in the industry today: how to reduce antibiotic use while keeping performance and profitability. The concern about antimicrobial resistance is already global. Legislation on antibiotic reduction is moving forward from Europe to the rest …

Benefits for piglets when using TBCC diet additive

Adding 100 or 200 mg/kg of tribasic copper chloride (TBCC) to piglet weaning diets has been observed to be beneficial to piglets in various ways, US scientists report. The researchers state that the TBCC was observed to have beneficial effects on performance indicators like: Average Daily Gain, Feed Conversion Ratio …