Study demonstrates the positive impact of methionine on production rates

Novus presents findings of recent study at 51st edition of Journées de la Recherche Porcine

by 5m Editor
23 March 2019, at 12:00am

Novus International, Inc., has participated to the 51st edition of JRP (Journées de la Recherche Porcine). The congress took place in Paris, France from February 5-6, bringing together swine production professionals from France and other European countries.

More than 450 people participated to the JRP. The conference gathered different players of the swine sector to cover several topics on modern swine industry, nutrition, animal welfare, animal health, genetic and meat quality.

Novus, as a leader in animal nutrition and health solutions, presented a study conducted in Spain on 82 commercial farms and a total of 124,000 sows of different genetic lines and farm sizes over two consecutive years. Results shows that farms feeding their sows with organic trace minerals chelated with hydroxy analogue of methionine (MINTREX®), at a dose of 50-10-20 ppm (Zn-Cu-Mn, respectively) have lower sow mortality rate, lower number of stillborn piglets, a greater number of live weaners, and greater longevity, as demonstrated by a lower replacement rate.

“The higher bioavailability of MINTREX allows using trace minerals in the feed at lower inclusion rate by completely replacing the inorganic forms, while improving the productivity of the hyperprolific sows on commercial conditions”, said Silvia Peris, head of technical services in Europe and the Middle East for Novus.

These technical sessions are essential for Novus to present its latest researches in the high priority areas of the swine industry and to uplift animal performance and producer profitability through its solutions. More information about Novus’s products and other upcoming events can be found at