Iron Glycinate

Iron Glycinate is the third generation of trace mineral feed additives. It is manufactured with metal ion bound to glycine molecule which form ring compound with proper structure. This organic ring compound is very stable when passing the pre-intestinal volatile environment which allows the organic iron to reach the target organs and tissues to maximize the utilization of trace minerals. At the target organs or tissues, the Iron Glycinate is absorbed as a whole molecule by the way of peptide path and amino acid path. Meanwhile, the metal ion was bound into a complete molecule and this reduces the antagonistic functions. The best bioavailability of Iron has been well ensured as all mentioned above.

On the other hand, Iron Glycinate offers less ruining to other nutritional ingredients in the feed like vitamin, protein, etc. It also offers better palatability. These have improved the feed quality and feed efficiency.

Specification of Iron Glycinate:

ProductIron ContentGlycine ContentMoistureLead (Pb)Arsenic (As)Cadmium (Cd)
Iron Glycinate17% min.21% min.10% max.15 ppm max.10 ppm max.10 ppm max.

Benefits of Iron Glycinate:

SwinePigletIncreasing the feed intake by improving feed palatability with enriched flavors of amino acid and faint flavor of metal;
Improving piglet growth rate by providing more effective iron source;
Reducing hypo ferric anemia;
Improving piglet immunity.
Suppressing intestinal bacteria as iron glycine chelate could not be iron source for them.
FattenerImproving the synthesis of hemoglobin and improving the skin color;
Improving the synthesis of myoglobin and improving the meat color;
Increasing the daily body gain rate and lean meat percentage by improving the synthesis of purine.
SowIncreasing piglet birth weight and survival rate; improving the piglet growth rate when lactation;
Improving feed palatability and increasing feed intake when sow in heat stress in summer;
Increasing iron content in milk (iron glycine chelate easily passing sow placental barrier), increasing piglet iron reserve and preventing piglet hypo ferric anemia.
PoultryBroilerIncreasing broiler growth rate by improving synthesis of protein;
Improving the crest color and meat color.
LayerIncreasing the laying rate;
Improving the eggshell color and eggshell color by improving the synthesis of iron porphyrin;
Deeping the yolk color.
AquacultureFish/ShrimpImproving fish hypochromic spherical anemia;
Increasing the survival rate and improving disease resistance.
Improving anti-stress ability.

Suggested Dosage of Iron Glycinate (into complete formula feed):

SpeciesTargetSuggested Dosage
SwinePiglet350g~500g /MT
Fattener250g~400g /MT
Sow300g~600g /MT
PoultryBroiler/Layer100g~300g /MT
RuminantDairy/ Beef/ Equine1.5g/head/day
AquacultureFish/ Shrimp300g~550g/MT

The above suggested dosages are based on general animal condition as far as we know and these are only for your reference. For the actual required dosage please get instruction from your nutrition advisor.