Modern Trace Mineral Management

Alltech Lienert provides its customers with a unique mineral management program that assures organic minerals which are better absorbed, stored and utilised by the animal, and thus able to meet the higher nutrient needs of modern livestock for rapid growth, maximum reproductive performance and optimal animal health.

What is the history of mineral supplementation?

Alltech has proven that modern management of mineral nutrition can be carried out by the inclusion of organic trace minerals in the form of Bioplex and Sel-Plex at significantly lower levels than inorganic minerals, while still improving performance. We call this Total Replacement Technology.

To ensure maximum mineral bioavailability, organic minerals have been developed in the form of Bioplex using chelation technology. Bioplex trace minerals are presented to the animal in a way that is comparable with their natural organic state in plants. Sel-Plex is Alltech’s proprietary selenium-enriched yeast, designed to mimic Mother Nature. It is better absorbed and utilized by the animal than inorganic selenium.

Why change from inorganic trace minerals to organic trace minerals?

When inorganic minerals are fed to animals, they may experience negative mineral to mineral interactions. Minerals in this form are poorly absorbed by the animal due to their low biological value and metal ions, which react to the different pH levels in the gastrointestinal tract. This antagonistic interaction between digested minerals can cause significant decreases in the amount of minerals absorbed.

The role of organic trace minerals on pig health and performance is very important and can be seen in the following table.

Alltech Lienert’s Total Replacement Technology premix program also includes a range of vitamins and their role in the performance and health of pigs are:

Our team will help guide you through the process of transitioning from a diet with inorganic minerals to organic minerals and will be happy to answer your questions. To find out more please call your local sales manager or contact us

Alltech Q+ ™ is the quality control program unique to our range of organic trace minerals; it forms an integral part of the ALLTECH QUALITY SYSTEM. This positive release program guarantees that all incoming batches of raw material sources and final product batches are tested for dioxins, PCB’s and heavy metals prior to sale.