KemTRACE™ Chromium: Essential Nutrient for Your Swine Operation

It’s essential for pigs to efficiently use the energy provided in the feed. This efficiency is particularly important when feed intake is compromised during periods of stress, extreme temperatures or immune challenges.

KemTRACE™ Chromium is a safe and highly bioavailable, organic source of chromium for all phases of swine production. It works by optimizing insulin to help pigs more efficiently use glucose in their hierarchy of metabolic needs.

KemTRACE™ Chromium is made in the U.S. and available as KemTRACE™ Chromium 0.4% for use in a premix prior to inclusion in complete diets.

How Does KemTRACE™ Chromium Impact the Performance of my Swine?

In today’s market, commercial swine operations are subject to multiple stresses, all potentially detracting from maximizing meat production at the lowest cost. The increase in energy efficiency created by chromium can maximize the genetic potential of high-performance pigs.

The graphs below show the difference in performance between the control and the chromium supplemented diets of thermoneutral and chronically heat stressed pigs.


Final Body Weights - Thermoneutral Control vs. Thermoneutral Chromium. Heat Stress Control vs. Heat Stress Chromium.

Chromium greatly improves the performance of pigs under both thermoneutral and heat stress conditions. Click here for more information from the study.

KemTRACE™ Chromium’s improved glucose clearance is demonstrated in the study, Effect of Dietary Chromium Source on Glucose Kinetics During an Intravenous Insulin2 Challenge Test (IVICT) in Growing3 Barrows4.

KemTRACE Chromium improves glucose clearance

Swine Feeding Instructions

Feeding Period 

Feeding Rate 

(Not to Exceed) 

Nursery: Entire nursery period (approximately 42 days)

200 ppb

Sows: Gestation/Lactation

200 ppb


200 ppb


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1. Mayorga, E. J., Stoakes, S. K., Seibert, J. T., Horst, E. A., Abuajamieh, M., Lei, S., Ochoa, L., Kremer, B., Baumgard, L. H. Effects of dietary chromium propionate during heat stress on finishing pigs [Abstract]. ASAS Midwestern Section and ADSA® Midwest Branch; 2016 Mar 14-16; Des Moines, IA. Abstract 306.
2. 0.1 IU porcine insulin/kg BW
3. 2 38 kg BW after 30d on Cr supplementation
4. J. O. Matthews, 1997. J. Anim. Sci. 75 (Suppl. 1):187 (Abstr.).

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