I have received many inquiries on distinguishing the difference between molds and mycotoxins in animal feed. Molds are microorganisms that proliferate on organic material when heat and moisture increase. Molds consume the organic matter in cereals and other feed ingredients.
Biofuels and dried distillers’ grains with solubles (DDGS, the by-product) have become everyday items in the news. However it appears that EU legislators are now thinking of taking a step backwards, trying to correct the unexpected (to them) rise in feed prices!
Treatinganimals so that they don’t suffer is something we all consider desirable, notonly from a ‘humanistic’ point of view, but also from a productivity concern.But, going further than this for marketing purposes is becoming a trend. Or, isit rather a fad?
Algae,or seaweed, are drawing a lot of attention from the scientific and commercialcommunity as a possible future feed ingredient. The concept is promising, butthere is still considerable effort required until algae become a feedcommodity.