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 …

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 …