Chromium Dairy Meta-Analysis

Healthy, efficient dairy cattle generate the greatest returns. Researchers report chromium can enhance milk yield, reproduction, immune response and/or heat stress response compared to dairy cattle not supplemented with chromium.

Kemin recently conducted a thorough meta-analysis of 16 peer-reviewed scientific journal articles that evaluate the impact of chromium supplementation in dairy cattle. The findings not only confirm the benefits of chromium, but also provide a comprehensive statistical analysis of the advantages in production and profitability that dairy producers stand to gain. The data speaks for itself.

Table 1. Summary of meta-analysis

Further analysis indicates the likelihood of achieving results on your dairy operation:

  • 98.5% probability that dry matter intake (DMI) will increase by 1 lb/h/d
  • 99.9% probability that milk yield will increase by 1 lb/h/d
  • 96.9% probability that milk yield will increase by 2 lb/h/d
  • 70.9% probability that milk yield will increase by 3 lb/h/d

 

The probability of achieving a positive response with chromium supplementation and, ultimately, a positive return on your investment is 100%.

Chromium Dairy Meta-Analysis Overview in Pounds (lbs)

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Chromium Dairy Meta-Analysis Overview in Kilograms (kg)

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Schedule a personal in-depth review of the full meta-analysis, Effects of additional bioavailable chromium on dry matter intake, milk yield, and component production: a meta-analysis, by contacting KeminAg@kemin.com or completing the form below. Learn more about KemTRACE® Chromium here.

Reference

Harris, T. L., J. E. Hergenreder, D. J. Dickson, and M. D. Sellers. 2019. Effects of additional bioavailable chromium on dry matter intake, milk yield, and component production: a meta-analysis. American Dairy Science Association Annual Meeting. Cincinnati, Ohio. Abstract W179.