E.C.O.Trace® Copper

Trace elements have the smallest proportion in feed—but they make all the difference! E.C.O.Trace® Copper is glycine-bound copper designed to unlock the full nutritional potential of your feed. Benefit from the sustainable effects of the highly bioavailable copper and experience improved animal growth, immunity, and production. E.C.O.Trace® Copper glycine chelates are an easy choice for all your animals!

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Product Benefits.

Modes of Action.

Our effective range of feed additives and dietary feed supplements are specifically selected and developed to support animal health and productivity. Their modes of action add value and benefit.


Trace minerals and vitamins are important co-factors in physiologic processes. Trace elements function as activators of antioxidant enzymes. Vitamins have numerous roles in biochemical functions.

Antioxidant Defense System

Has an important role in the functioning of the antioxidant defense system and is indispensable for the free-radical neutralizing activities of antioxidants, preventing both cell and tissue damage.

Beneficial Absorption Rate

Effective transport to the intestinal wall leads to a higher absorption. Organically bound minerals have a superior bioavailability than inorganic minerals.

Less Antagonistic Effects

In organically bound minerals the metals are protected against antagonistic effects like creating undesired bonds between other feed molecules.

Stable at Low pH Values

Because of the stability even at low pH values, there is less release of free metal ions in the upper gastrointestinal tract.

Product Specifications.

Product Group:Trace Minerals
Product Form:Granulate
Animals:Cattle, Dairy Cattle, Beef Cattle, Calves, Goats, Kids, Sheep, Lambs, Chicken, Breeders, Broilers, Layers, Ducks, Turkeys, Fattening Turkeys, Fish, Shrimps, Sows, Piglets, Fattening Pigs, Dogs, Cats, Horses, Foals
Challenges:Immune Deficiency, Lameness, Heat Stress, Eggshell Quality
Heat Stable:Yes
Package Size:25 kg, 1000 kg
Availability:*This product may not be available in all markets.

Application Method.

Product Description.

Copper is important for healthy animals. Copper has many physiological functions. It participates in iron metabolism, energy metabolism, and the formation of normal hair color. It is essential for body, bone, and wool growth, healthy nerve fibers, and white blood cell function. In shrimp, copper is part of the protein that transports oxygen in the blood.

Despite copper’s importance, it is often supplemented as inorganic copper such as copper oxide or sulfate. However, inorganic copper is easily separated in the gut allowing for the formation of insoluble complexes with other free metals or other dietary components. This results in unabsorbed copper being excreted in the feces, potentially contaminating the environment.

Organically bound copper is a copper bound to a single amino acid or a small peptide from hydrolyzed soy protein. Organic copper has greater binding strength and is better protected from antagonistic effects in the gut. The result is copper that is better absorbed and metabolized, with a direct impact on animal health and productivity.

E.C.O.Trace® Copper is an organic form of copper bound to the amino acid glycine, also commonly known as glycinate. This has numerous advantages over inorganic forms of copper such as copper sulfate. The copper-glycine complex provides superior stability at the low pH found in the gastrointestinal tract. This results in fewer insoluble complexes between different dietary compounds in the gut and less antagonistic effects between mineral transport. In addition, effective transport to the intestinal wall and beneficial absorption rate leads to higher bioavailability.

Copper is only a small part of the total feed—but it makes all the difference! Copper can only provide nutritional value if it is absorbed. E.C.O.Trace® Copper has been successfully used in high-performance animal feeds with proven superior absorption over inorganic copper. E.C.O.Trace® Copper glycine-chelates are an easy choice!

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