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Alltech Launches Mineral Management Program

[LEXINGTON, Ky.] – Global animal health leader Alltech is launching a new mineral management program that aims to help their customers feed less organic trace minerals to their livestock and get optimal performance results. A unique approach to mineral supplementation, Alltech’s Total Replacement Technology (TRT) project will be officially launched to the swine market at World Pork Expo June 5- 7 in Des Moines, IA.

The company recently formed a global mineral management team to focus on providing solutions and support while introducing a modern nutrition application.  By creating a network of mineral consultants and researchers around the world, they will be delivering technologies to address today’s nutritional and environmental mineral concerns. This approach encompasses all of the company’s 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,” said Steve Elliott, Alltech global director of the mineral management division. “We want to set the tone for the industry and revolutionize the way organic trace minerals are supplemented into an animal’s diet.”

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, which shows producers can feed substantially less amounts of organic trace minerals than inorganic and get a similar, if not better, performance in the swine barns, will be highlighted at Alltech’s booth at World Pork Expo.

“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.”

The new mineral management program joins a list of Alltech On-Farm support services.  The company currently provides workshops and training for employees, nutritional advisory services, 37+ Mycotoxin analyses, TrueCheck in-vitro screening,  quality control checks and many other services to support the industry.

World Pork Expo attendees will have the chance to find out more about the program during Alltech’s Happy Hour June 5 and 6 from 4 to 5 p.m. For more information about the Alltech Mineral Management program and TRT, please visit www.alltech.com or call (800) 289-8324.