Nutrition Notes | Supplemental Chromium Sources in Grown-Finish Pigs Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Developing products and feed programs, to help producers raise pork more efficiently, is an ongoing effort at the Kent Research Farm. Chromium is a trace mineral that helps with the cellular uptake of glucose, which provides energy that supports growth and immunity. In addition, this added energy can be especially helpful during the summer months during heat stress events. Chromax® brand chromium tripicolinate is a scientifically researched source of organic, highly bioavailable chromium fed to sows to help improve the number of pigs born alive and number weaned, as well as having a positive effect on carcass leanness. Another source of chromium used in the industry is chromium proprionate, which has also been researched extensively in sows and grow-finish pigs. In general, added chromium sources can result in small improvements in gain and/or feed efficiency in grow-finish pigs. Download Entire Document Related Nutrition Notes Ask the Expert – What horses can benefit from low starch, low sugar feeds? What horses can benefit from low starch, low sugar feeds? Having shared the 101 of low starch, low sugar feeds, Jeanne van der Veen, equine nutritionist for Sentinel Horse Feeds… Read More Ask the Expert – The What, Who, Why and When The What, Who, Why and When of feeding Lower Starch, Lower Sugar, Lower Non-Structural Carbohydrates (NSC) feed to your horse. We sat down with Jeanne van der Veen, equine nutritionist… Read More Ask the Expert – Sturken Feed Forms Horse Feed Forms and Benefits When going to the local feed store or researching what kind of nutrition you should be feeding your horse, it is evident that there are… Read More Want to learn more from KNG research? Give us your email address to be notified when we publish new Nutrition Notes articles.