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Breeder Performance

It has long been known that essential trace minerals play significant roles in development and performance, particularly in high performing animal models such as the modern broiler. Novus mineral programmes have shown, due to their high bio-availability that a significantly lower volume of metal methionine hydroxy analogue chelate (MMHAC, Novus’s MINTREX® chelated trace minerals)zinc, copper and manganese can be used in this form for improved performance. This so called ‘reduce and replace’ strategy has shown increased hatchability, liveability and performance not only for the breeding stock, but of the resulting progeny. In sows, MINTREX promotes reproductive performance and increases the health and number of piglets produced.

What is MINTREX?


Benefits of Trace Minerals


activates over 300 individual enzymes carboxypeptidase, keratin, testosterone, carbonic anhydrase- boosts immunity and regulates cell function including differentiation and wound healing


antioxidant Superoxide Dismutase, Lysil oxidase, cross linking of collagen and elastin, bile, killing capacity of neutrophils- Synthesis and maintenance soft tissue structure including fine capillaries


hydrolysis, phosphorylation, decarboxylation, and transamination - direct effect on connective tissue formation and growth

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