E.C.O.Trace® Iron

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

Structural Element

Serves as an integral element in vital structures. E.g., iron is a crucial component of hemoglobin for oxygen transport. Calcium is required for the building of bones and eggshell mineralization.

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.

Beneficial Absorption Rate

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

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, Hatchability, Heat Stress
Heat Stable:Yes
Package Size:25 kg, 1000 kg
Availability:*This product may not be available in all markets.

Application Method.

Product Description.

Iron is important for healthy animals. Its primary role is as a component of hemoglobin and myoglobin, which are key to the transport and movement of oxygen throughout the body. Iron also functions in several enzymes that are key to energy metabolism and is a component of the antioxidant system.

Despite iron’s importance, it is often supplemented as inorganic iron such as sulfate. However, inorganic iron 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 iron being excreted in the feces, potentially contaminating the environment.

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

E.C.O.Trace® Iron is an organic form of iron bound to the amino acid glycine, also commonly known as glycinate. This has numerous advantages over inorganic forms of iron such as iron sulfate. The iron-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.

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

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