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Deliver Superior Quality with Highly Bioavailable Chelate Trace Minerals and Improve Overall Performance


MINTREX® chelated trace minerals from Novus provide a highly bioavailable source of trace minerals for broilers. The unique 2:1 chelate structure delivers superior quality over other inorganic and organic sources of trace minerals. MINTREX® works to improve overall animal performance through improving feed efficiency, increasing weight gain and enhancing structural integrity.

Improve Overall Animal Performance


Feed Efficiency

Getting birds to market as quickly as possible with the lowest incidence of disease is top priority for a broiler operation. The conversion of feed to protein is an evolving process and several factors can affect how they respond to different technologies and additives tried in their diets. Across the globe, research on MINTREX® in broiler diets has demonstrated its impact on feed conversion (FCR) against both inorganic trace minerals (ITMs) and other organic mineral sources (OTMs).





When the broiler chick is first placed in the house, it must adapt to its environment, fellow birds, nutritional outlets, feeding systems and more. All of these factors can slow the bird down and impact overall gain, reducing end carcass weight. Studies conducted with MINTREX® have shown an improvement on overall performance and gain throughout the grow-out cycle. This results in more meat from each bird placed, when compared to other OTMs.



Structural Integrity

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).



Methionine Value

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.

For more information contact your local Novus Sales Representative or visit www.novusint.com.

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