Microtracer-F tracers consist of iron grit particles colored with food-grade water-soluble or water-insoluble (lake) food dyes.
Microtracer FS tracers consist of stainless steel particles colored with food grade water soluble or water insoluble (lake) food dyes.
Microtracers-RF are iron powder colored with water soluble FD&C colors, designed to be used in feeds or premixes.
Microtracer Si and Microtracers G tracers consist of silica gel and graphite particles respectively, coated with food grade dyes.
Microgrits are used for research, to identify different feeds and track consumption of feeds by animals. and by industry.
Selenium is an essential nutrient at 0.1 parts per million for almost all livestock species. Many studies have indicated the rate…
SECURtracers are food/pharma-grade particles, 100-200 microns in size, and contain up to 12 characters per particle.
Microtracers are analytical tracers used to assure the quality of formula feeds.
When formulated in a feed product or in a vitamin, mineral or medicated premix, microtracers serve to:
- Mark the feed product and the feed containing it as proprietary
- Allow extensive analyses by the feed manufacturer to detect manufacturing errors
- Document efficacy of mixing as well as adequacy of batch to batch ‘cleanout’
Micro-Tracers provides advice on study design, data interpretation, and processing of samples, if on-site analysis is not possible.
Micro-Tracers will provide a free consult to better understand your needs, advise available exclusive tracers, perform stability testing, provide detection apparatus, and assist with developing your testing protocols.
Since 1961, Micro-Tracers, Inc. has manufactured analytical tracers used for quality assurance purposes by the animal feed industry. Microtracers have been formulated by Elanco (formerly Eli Lilly), Zoetis (formerly Pfizer), Zinpro and other major animal feed and animal health companies world-wide to identify their products as proprietary.
We are the only company in the world whose primary focus is manufacturing analytical tracers used for quality assurance purposes by the formula feed industry. We also manufacture colored corn cob grits for coding commercial and research feeds, as well as selenium sources for use in manufacturing feed premixes.
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