Essential to Your Dairy Operation

Dairy producers address nutritional deficiencies in their dairies by adding KemTRACE® Chromium – a highly bioavailable, organic source of chromium, to the ration. KemTRACE Chromium is the only chromium source permitted by the FDA for use in dairy cattle.

Bioavailability Matters When Selecting Minerals

Higher bioavailability ensures more of the nutrient is available in a form the animal can use for optimal nutritional benefits.

How does chromium impact my animal and operation?

An animal needs chromium to optimize the insulin response which impacts glucose metabolism and creates cellular energy. Insulin does not function properly if an animal has a chromium deficiency and deficiency can lead to significant energy loss. Chromium allows cows to use energy efficiently.

What can a dairy cow do with more energy?

  • Reduce negative energy balance
  • Improve immune function
  • Improve reproductive efficiency
  • Increase milk yield
  • Increase feed efficiency
  • Withstand effects of heat stress

KemTRACE Chromium Feeding Instructions: Dairy

Feeding Period Feeding Rate 
(Not to Exceed)
Pre-fresh through late lactation 500 ppb




Click on the following resources to download a PDF of the information.


• The Effect of Chromium Propionate on Lactating Jersey Cows in Early to Peak Lactation

• Effects of Chromium Propionate Fed Through the Periparturient Period and Starch Source Fed Postpartum on Productive Performance and Dry Matter Intake of Holstein Cows

• Literature Review on the Effect of Chromium Supplementation in Lactating Dairy Cow Diets on Response in Daily Milk Yield

Reproduction and Immunity

• Effects of Chromium Propionate Supplementation on Immunity and Subclinical Endometritis in Dairy Cows during the Periparturient Period

• Evaluation of Chromium Propionate on Reproductive Performance of Holstein Cows

Heat Stress

• Literature Review: The Potential Benefits of Chromium Supplementation for Dairy Cows during Heat Stress

• Evaluation of Chromium Propionate on Milk Production of Holstein Cows under Heat Stress Conditions

• Beat the Heat with Chromium Propionate

In The News

• Feedstuffs: Can Chromium Help Insulin Sensitivity?

• Get to Know About Supplementing Chromium: Metabolic Effects and Potential Benefits

Product Specifications (U.S. Only)

• KemTRACE Chromium Propionate 0.04% Dry Mineral Supplement

• KemTRACE Chromium Propionate 0.4% Dry Mineral Supplement


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Commitment to Quality and Food Safety

Since earning the prestigious Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) recognition at its Des Moines, Iowa, manufacturing facility in February 2013, Kemin Industries remains a leader in the production of safe, quality ingredients. The recognition reinforced the company’s investment in human and financial capital to enhance existing conditions and processes, verifying its products are safe, efficient and effective until they reach the end consumer. Kemin has the FSSC 22000:2013 certification, recognized by GFSI, which is accepted by food manufacturers worldwide.

Solutions Driven, Customer Committed

Through TOTAL NUTRITION™, Kemin offers a range of nutritional solutions for raising healthy animals. Kemin understands our customers want to raise healthy livestock and poultry giving consumers the nutritional and health benefits they are looking for, while also returning a profit. Kemin offers products and services to help achieve safe, healthy and efficient solutions for today’s competitive marketplace.

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