The integrity of hard and soft tissues of an animal can play a role in several other production measures. When collagen isn’t properly formed, skin can be easily scratched, resulting in condemnations in the processing plant. The same holds true when it comes to bone and tendon development. Birds with weaker bones struggle throughout the grow out period, leading to lower weight gains, a drop in performance and issues at the processing plant. Birds who received MINTREX® chelated trace minerals had less bone breakage, fewer disease challenges and ultimately fewer condemnations in the plant (Figure 6). Additionally, those birds on MINTREX® had better footpad scores, encouraging further profit for the producer (Figure 7).
MINTREX® is the only trace mineral product chelated to a ligand contributing to the animal’s methionine requirement. This organic ligand uses HMTBa - the active ingredient in ALIMET® feed supplement. When the HMTBa seperates from the metal, it contributes to the methionine pool of the animal, providing amino acid activity for nutritional use. Work with a Novus sales representative to fully capture the value of the HMTBa in MINTREX®.
Optimizing production in a broiler house is critical to performing in the industry. With increasing pressures on production standards and the multitude of competitive products, choosing the right company and product can be a challenge. MINTREX® chelated trace minerals have been shown to effectively boost feed efficiency, gain, and structural integrity compared to other trace minerals in various production settings.
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