Beat the Heat with KemTRACE® Chromium

Don't let the effects of heat stress impact your operation this summer. Download our resources below to learn more.

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KemTRACE® Chromium for Dairy: Heat Stress

 

Heat stress can compromise a lactating cow's performance in many different ways – decreased feed intake, altered metabolism, reduced milk production, impaired reproductive performance and increased disease incidence. In the U.S., approximately $1 billion is lost annually as a result of poor performance during periods of heat stress. The inability of a cow to dissipate heat effectively compromises their ability to function normally all the way down to the molecular level.

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Impact of Heat Stress on Fertility in Dairy Cattle

 

Heat stress negatively impacts the ability of a cow to become pregnant through both internal and external controlled pathways. Learn more about the many ways heat stress can compromise a lactating cow's performance.

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Minimize the Impact of Heat Stress with KemTRACE® Chromium

 

Heat stress can compromise feedlot cattle performance in many ways – reductions in feed intake, growth and efficiency are commonly reported in heat-stressed cattle. The economic impact of a heat stress event cannot be overstated.

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Reducing the Effects of Heat Stress in Pork Production

 

Heat stress is a costly issue facing pork producers. Heat stress significantly reduces feed intake, therefore directly impacting growth performance of pigs and profitability. Feed intake isn't the only performance parameter affected. Reduced growth rate, decline in fertility, increased mortality and more non-productive sow days are just a few of the other ways heat stress negatively impacts all aspects of pork production.

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KemTRACE® Chromium for Broilers

 

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 utilized by the bird. During periods of stress, nutrients are re-allocated from growth toward minimizing the stress being experienced by the bird. When nutrients are siphoned away from growth in this way, performance can be negatively impacted. Read more to learn how chromium can help your bird reach optimal performance.

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