These evidences suggest the superior bioavailabilty of MINTREX® compared to inorganic trace elements.
Fig. 4: University Leuven, Belgium, 2011. Floor pen trial with 420 broilers, farmed to 42 days of age. 3 treatments with 10 replicates of 14 birds each. Group 1 supplemented with ITMs at 60 ppm Zn: 15 ppm Cu: 80 ppm Mn. Group 2 supplemented with ITMs at 32 ppm Zn: 8 ppm Cu: 32 ppm Mn ( reduce program vs group 1). Group 3 supplemented with MINTREX®: 32 ppm Zn : 8 ppm Cu: 32 ppm Mn. Live weight (% difference compared to MINTREX), feed conversion ratio, flock uniformity and foot pad lesions were evaluated at day 42.
Fig. 5: US trial performed with 18 laying hens/ treatment, 33 weeks of age. Embryo development was evaluated by measuring thickness of femur & tibia bones. Korver, Alberta, US, presented at ‘Les Journées de la Recherche Avicole ‘, 2011
From rising feed costs to increasing export demands, animal welfare to environmental concerns, the poultry industry faces many challenges. Government restrictions regarding mineral levels are in our future. Now is the time to be proactive and set an industry-leading standard. MINTREX® chelated OTMsalso are environmentally compatible. As a highly bioavailable mineral source, MINTREX® compounds are absorbed and used by the birds to a much greater degree than comparable inorganic trace mineral supplements. Adding MINTREX® in broiler & broiler breeder diets therefore results also in fewer minerals excreted (Fig. 6).
Fig. 6 US integrator, 2 x 4 farms of 15.000 birds Group 1 supplemented with ITMsat 100 ppm Zn: 125 ppm Cu: 90 ppm Mn. MINTREX® birds fed with reduce & replace strategy:32 ppm Zn: 8 ppm Cu: 32 ppm Mn. While achieving equal results on bird performance, the MINTREX® supplemented birds showed significant less excretion of minerals in the litter.
MINTREX® minerals are manufactured with the highest quality standards on the market today. Thanks to a stringent Novus Quality Management System, including controlling (of)? impurities, appropriate documentation, appropriate labeling, traceable raw materials and safety assurances, every lot of MINTREX® that is produced, ensures secure and high-quality trace minerals.
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MINTREX® consistently delivers more essential trace minerals to a bird which translates into healthier animals, more efficient yields and ultimately, better bottom line profits. The MINTREX® portfolio can enhance the profitability of your operation whilst safeguarding a minimal environmental impact.
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