The daily challenges faced in livestock farming like temperature, climatic conditions, immune responses, stocking densities, feed quality, water quality, handling etc. impact the health and performance of poultry, swine, dairy and feedlot cattle.
One of the most significant factors in animal health and performance is how the animal responds to stress which causes the body to redistribute nutrients to help it survive (mostly at the expense of production, growth and reproduction). The utilisation of glucose by the animal's body is governed by specific hierarchical processes and is dependent on the type of stress the animal is facing.
To assist with optimal energy utilisation, trace minerals are required by livestock, in microgram or milligram amounts per day.
In 2009, chromium propionate was permitted by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in U.S. cattle. Since then, research discoveries have indicated enormous nutritional and financial benefits for dairies and feedlots when chromium propionate is added to the diet.
The primary role of chromium in nutrient metabolism is to potentiate the action of insulin and improve glucose utilisation in animals. KemTRACE™ Chromium is essential in helping livestock optimise energy use.
Glucose is the fuel needed by each cell in the body to carry out its function. The more available glucose in the cell, the better that cell will perform. It is important to note that chromium can only be used once before it is excreted from the body. The more an animal stresses, the more glucose it needs to counteract the effects and this process utilises more chromium. Most diets (although they do contain chromium) don’t have enough bioavailable chromium to meet the high demand of a stressed animal, which makes the use of a product like KemTRACE™ Chromium propionate necessary.
KemTRACE™ Chromium propionate is a highly bioavailable, organic source of chromium that optimises how animals process glucose. By enhancing the availability of glucose, the animal has more energy to help with:
The below video and images illustrate this process well.