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on November 29, 2016

How to make homemade poultry, pig trace mineral premixes

Creating a homemade trace mineral premix is not an impossible proposition if the basic principles of ingredient selection and mixing are followed.

Most animal feed producers, especially the smaller ones, buy a pre-made blend of vitamins and trace minerals — the so-called vitamin and trace mineral premix, or just VTM premix. This is added at various levels in each feed, or a separate one is used for each different feed.

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