Iron Methionine

Iron Methionine

Iron Methionine Chelate is the third generation of trace mineral feed additives. It is manufactured with one metal ion bound to one methionine 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 Methionine Chelate 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 Methionine Chelate 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 Methionine Chelate:

ProductIronMethionineMoistureAs (Arsenic)Pb (Lead)Cd (Cadmium)
Iron Methionine15.0% min.40.0% min.8.0% max.10ppm max.20ppm max.10ppm max.

Benefits of Iron Methionine Chelate:

SpeciesTargetBenefits
SwinePiglet1Increasing the feed intake by improving feed palatability with enriched flavors of amino acid and faint flavor of metal;
2Improving piglet growth rate by providing more effective iron source;
3Reducing hypo ferric anemia;
Fattener1Improving the synthesis of hemoglobin and improving the skin color;
2Improving the synthesis of myoglobin and improving the meat color;
Sow1Increasing piglet birth weight and survival rate; improving the piglet growth rate when lactation;
2Improving feed palatability and increasing feed intake when sow in heat stress in summer;
3Increasing iron content in milk (iron glycine chelate easily passing sow placental barrier), increasing piglet iron reserve and preventing piglet hypo ferric anemia.
PoultryBroiler
Layer
1Increasing broiler growth rate by improving synthesis of protein;
2Improving the crest color and meat color.
3Deeping the yolk color.
Aquaculture Fish
Shrimp
1Improving fish hypochromic spherical anemia;
2Increasing the survival rate and improving disease resistance.

Suggested Dosage of Iron Methionine Chelate (into complete formula feed):

SpeciesTarget Suggested Dosage (into complete formula feed)
Swine Piglet 400g~700g /MT
Fattener 300g~500g /MT
Sow 400g~600g /MT
Poultry Broiler
Layer
250g~400g /MT
Ruminant Dairy
Beef
Equine
1.5g/head/day
Aquaculture Fish
Shrimp
300g~550g/MT

Important:
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.