ALLTECH has launched a new mineral management program that aims to help its customers feed their livestock fewer organic trace minerals and get optimal performance results.
Calling it a unique approach to mineral supplementation, Alltech officially launched its Total Replacement Technology (TRT) project to the swine market at World Pork Expo June 5-7 in Des Moines, Iowa.
The company recently formed a global mineral management team to focus on providing solutions and support while introducing a modern nutrition application. The network of mineral consultants and researchers around the world will deliver technologies to address today's nutritional and environmental mineral concerns.
Alltech said this approach encompasses all of its efforts to redefine organic trace mineral nutrition by educating the feed industry about TRT and to no longer address single mineral-related issues but overall mineral nutrition challenges.
"Minerals are Alltech's number-one-selling product division, and now, we have dedicated an entire team to the value-added program," Steve Elliott, Alltech global director of the mineral management division, said.
With new environmental feeding regulations being put in place each year, the TRT project strives to provide a secure source of organic trace minerals that are contaminant free and safe for the environment. The latest research shows that producers can feed substantially smaller amounts of organic trace minerals than inorganic minerals and get similar, if not better, performance in the swine barns, Alltech said.
"Research has shown that if hogs are overfed inorganic trace minerals, they do not perform with optimal productivity," Elliott said. "Feeding a pig exactly what it needs with organic trace minerals will result in enhanced efficiency and less mineral excretion."