KemTRACE™ Chromium — the first product of its kind on the market — is a safe, proven trace mineral for use in both monogastric production animal operations like swine and broiler as well as in ruminant operations like dairy and beef cattle. KemTRACE™ Chromium is a highly bioavailable, organic source of chromium that helps improve glucose utilisation, reduces the negative impacts of stress and leads to increased cellular energy and function.

Since its introduction in 2000, KemTRACE™ Chromium has been fed to millions of animals around the world, with exceptional results. It is registered in more than 30 countries and is the only form of chromium propionate that has been reviewed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

In modern animal production, particularly within the swine and broiler operations, the pressure to deliver optimal results quickly place a lot of pressure on farmers and the animals. It is in these industries where KemTRACE™ Chromium is adding tremendous value.

The Role of KemTRACE™ Chromium in Swine and Broiler operations

Broiler Producers

In order to ensure the health of their animals and run a profitable business, broiler producers are faced with daily challenges. Birds are easily affected by their environment. For example, when a bird is exposed to environmental or disease stressors, a stress hormone called corticosterone is released. The release of corticosterone alters how nutrients are utilised by the bird.

During periods of stress, nutrients are re-allocated from growth toward minimising the stress experienced. When nutrients are siphoned away from growth in this way, performance can be negatively impacted.

However, for every challenge faced in the broiler industry, Kemin has a solution. As the leading source of chromium, KemTRACE™ Chromium allows birds to use energy more efficiently.

Chromium supplementation has been shown to decrease the levels of corticosterone in the blood, thereby alleviating the negative effects of stress on growth and performance to allow the bird to reach its full genetic potential.

Swine Producers

In modern swine production, reaching the optimal growth potential is the ultimate goal of every farmer. Nutrition is the way to achieve this but due to challenges faced on the farm, animals often need supplementation to ensure nutrients are absorbed effectively.

From farrowing to finishing, Kemin has solutions for the challenges experienced by swine producers. As the leading source of chromium in the swine industry, KemTRACE™ Chromium allows pigs to use energy more efficiently.

KemTRACE™ Chromium is a highly bioavailable, organic source of chromium for all phases of swine production.

KemTRACE™ Chromium can provide the maximum amount of free chromium into a target tissue to enhance the insulin response and increase glucose uptake by the cell. Glucose is critical as it is used for any needed metabolic function based on animals’ hierarchical needs.