Alltech, an animal health company, will launch a new mineral management program that will help its customers feed fewer organic trace minerals to their livestock and get optimal performance results. Alltech's Total Replacement Technology project will be officially launched to the swine market at the World Pork Expo, June 5-7 in Des Moines, Iowa.

The company recently formed a global mineral management team to focus on providing solutions and support while introducing a modern nutrition application. By creating a network of mineral consultants and researchers around the world, Alltech will deliver technology to address nutritional and environmental mineral concerns. This approach encompasses all of the company's efforts to redefine organic trace mineral nutrition by educating the feed industry about Total Replacement Technology and to no longer address single mineral-related issues but overall mineral nutrition challenges.

"Minerals are Alltech's No. 1 selling product division and now we have dedicated an entire team to the value-added program," said Steve Elliott, Alltech global director of the mineral management division. "We want to set the tone for the industry and revolutionize the way organic trace minerals are supplemented into an animal's diet."

With new environmental feeding regulations being put in place each year, the Total Replacement Technology project strives to provide a secure source of organic trace minerals that are contaminant-free and safe for the environment. The latest research, which shows producers can feed substantially less organic trace minerals than inorganic and get a similar, if not better, performance in the swine barns, will be highlighted at Alltech's booth at World Pork Expo.

"Research has shown that if hogs are overfed inorganic trace minerals, they do not perform with optimal productivity," Elliott said. "Feeding a pig exactly what it needs with organic trace minerals, will result in enhanced efficiency and less mineral excretion."

The new mineral management program joins a list of Alltech On-Farm support services. The company currently provides workshops and training for employees, nutritional advisory services, 37+ Mycotoxin analyses, TrueCheck in vitro screening, quality control checks and many other services to support the industry.