KemTRACE® Chromium Beef Resources

Chromium and Performance


Effect of KemTRACE® Chromium on Feedlot Performance and Carcass Merit

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This study evaluated supplementing KemTRACE® Chromium at varying concentrations to feeder cattle fed a high concentrate diet throughout the entire finishing period. Supplementing chromium propionate in feedlot diets resulted in increased weight gain and skeletal muscle growth in beef feeder cattle.

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The Effect of Chromium Propionate Supplementation on Stressed Steer Calves During Receiving and Finishing

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A trial was conducted involving 132 crossbred steer calves to assess the effects of chromium propionate during the receiving and finishing periods. In this trial, under adverse environmental and stress conditions during the receiving and initial feeding periods, cattle responded to an increase in glucose provided by the influence of chromium propionate on cellular insulin receptors. It appears this increased glucose manifested itself in improvements in various parameters during the receiving and finishing period.

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Effects of Chromium Propionate Supplementation on Feedlot Performance During the Receiving Period of Stressed Beef Cattle

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This study was initiated to gain additional insight into feeding KemTRACE® Chromium to feeder cattle typical of the U.S. commercial cattle feeding business segment. Results of this study suggest that supplementation of chromium propionate to the basal diet can have a beneficial effect on the performance and health of newly received steers.

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Video: How Chromium Helps Beef Cattle

KemTRACE® Chromium supplementation has a positive impact on the beef cattle industry. See how chromium improves insulin function and allows beef cattle to utilize energy more efficiently.


 

Chromium and Immunity


The Effect of Insulin Sensitivity on Health in the Feedlot

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Feedlot cattle are often faced with immune challenges that demand an increase in energy efficiency in order to prevent sickness. Research has demonstrated that chromium propionate has a consistent and repeatable response in optimizing insulin sensitivity, increasing the opportunity to maximize feedlot performance and increase profits.

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Video: How Chromium Combats Feedlot Stress

To combat stresses associated with feedlot situations, feedlot cattle need improved energy efficiency to stay healthy. See how KemTRACE® Chromium offers an optimal return on investment.


 

Chromium and Carcass


KemTRACE® Chromium: Impact of the Beef Carcass

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Learn about the benefits of chromium supplementation in beef cattle and the impact it can have on carcass performance.

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Effects of KemTRACE® Chromium on Blood Parameters, GLUT4 and Muscle Fiber Characteristics of Finishing Cattle

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The objective of this study was to evaluate feeding varying concentrations of chromium to beef cattle fed a high concentrate diet throughout the finishing phase, utilizing live animal and carcass performance. The results of this study indicate feeding 450 ppb chromium throughout the entire finishing period maximizes feedlot performance and optimizes carcass muscle accretion.

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The Effect of Chromium Propionate on Carcass Characteristics

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Chromium propionate is a highly bioavailable source of chromium that allows cattle to utilize energy more efficiently. The primary role of chromium is to potentiate the action of insulin; increased insulin activity promotes intracellular glucose uptake, providing more efficient energy utilization.

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