To cater to the growing need in the layer industry for an efficient and cost-effective organic mineral application, Kemin introduces KemTRACETM HP. KemTRACETM HP is a high performance, organic mineral formulation exclusively for on-top application along with inorganic minerals. KemTRACETM HP bridges the gap of mineral requirement and helps to boost the performance of layer birds.
R Kannan, Kemin product manager, spoke about the relevance of KemTRACETM HP in today's layer market: "Interest in mineral nutrition is on the rise in the layer industry, owing to the unprecedented rise in the mortality rate, incidences of disease outbreak, incidences of egg breakage, pullet size eggs and a drastic drop in hen housed production as compared to previous years. Although the benefits of organic minerals are widely recognized and accepted, the high cost of organic minerals is a major challenge for layer farmers. As a result, layer farmers generally use organic minerals as an on-top application. However, most organic minerals available in the market are meant for complete replacement and do not provide the desired benefits when used as a top dressing. Therefore, Kemin has developed KemTRACETM HP, an exclusive on-top application containing important organic minerals required for layers such as zinc, copper, manganese along with the forgotten mineral cobalt and chromium, the stress reliever."
Speaking on the benefits of KemTRACETM HP as compared to other mineral mixes currently available in the market, Kannan said: "The supplementation of inorganic minerals help boost performance, however, it does not harness the complete potential of the birds. Increasing the inclusion rate of inorganic minerals hampers the nutrient utilization in birds owing to mineral-mineral interactions. Most of the trace mineral premixes in the market contain the oxide form of premixes, which do not ensure high bioavailability and therefore do not deliver the desired results. KemTRACE HP contains Kemin-patented metal propionates, which guarantee high bioavailability and help layer flocks reach their full potential."
On mineral nutrition, Kannan further explained, "Minerals are functional nutrients, which are responsible for more than 150 enzyme activities inside the body. Mineral deficiency leads to poor nutrient and calcium absorption, poor health and low immunity in birds. The organic form of minerals, derived from feed raw materials, gets depleted over a period of time and hence the complete mineral requirement of birds remains unfulfilled. The bioavailability of minerals plays a major role in determining the health of birds. Organic minerals are highly bioavailable when compared to their inorganic forms. Among the organic minerals category, metal propionates are highly bioavailable because of their high dissolve, dissociate and absorb mechanism."