MINTREX® Cu chelated trace mineral is a fully-defined, guaranteed structure that delivers 15 percent copper as copper methionine hydroxy analogue chelate with a 78 percent methionine value. MINTREX Cu is a highly bioavailable source of copper, protected by HMTBa, the active ingredient in ALIMET® feed supplement.
Feeding animals the best and most effective source of copper is important so that animals can fully utilize the trace mineral. With MINTREX Cu, producers can maintain excellent performance and reduce the amount of trace mineral fed, while improving the structural health of the animal.
Importance of Copper
Copper is an important trace mineral for red blood cell health, reproduction and immune function. Copper also is a metal cofactor for the enzyme responsible for collagen development, the main structural protein that provides strength in tissues such as tendons, bones, skin and intestines. Deficiencies in copper can lead to structural defects such as increased rates of leg, tendon and intestinal breaks during growth and/or processing, as well as compromised growth performance. Because copper has low natural bioavailability and absorption in the animal, it must be supplemented. Supplying animals with an effective source of copper is key to optimized animal health.
Improve Broiler Growth Performance
MINTREX Cu is a highly bioavailable source of dietary copper due to its unique protected transport of copper to sites of absorption in the GI tract. This results in the ability to use MINTREX Cu at lower inclusion rates, while achieving similar performance as TBCC at much higher levels. Using MINTREX Cu at reduced dietary levels is more cost effective for the broiler integrator and less impactful on the environment due to lower inclusion rates in feeds.[Fill the form at the end of this page for full trial results]
Value of MINTREX Cu
- Greater absorption and bioavailability than inorganic and other organic trace mineral solutions
- Reduced inclusion rates result in similar or increased performance including body weight gain, feed conversion ratio and livability
- Improved stability in the relatively low pH of the upper GI tract
- Helps reduce losses due to antagonisms
- Reduces break-up or dissociation of the mineral
- Ligand provides methionine value
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