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Mycotoxins

The latest news, grain and crop analysis and information on mycotoxins in agricultural feedstuffs, which can pose a potential health risk to livestock and humans as well as international trade implications for livestock producers from the editors of Feed International and Feed Management magazines.

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Understand antibiotic-alternative feed additives first

Livestock producers need to understand how specific feed additives work when used in place of antibiotic growth promoters (AGP) to make most effective use of the AGP alternatives.
Livestock producers should identify the root of any health problems their animals face before selecting an AGP alternative.
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Very high aflatoxin levels found in Spain corn

Nutriad says 2017 corn crop should not be considered safe for dairy cows
The NUTRIAD 2017 mycotoxin survey concluded that the year’s harvest of corn in Spain was of medium quality (>LOQ but below EU recommendation levels) in terms of mycotoxin contamination. The exceptions were the very high average and the maximum concentrations of aflatoxin B1, which clearly exceeded the concentration permitted in the EU in feed materials.
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2017’s high temps, rainfall affect US mycotoxin levels

Neogen’s Capstone Report highlights weather data, mycotoxin reports from 2017 growing season
Temperatures across the U.S. in the first six months of the year were 3.4 F above the 30-year average, and some regions endured floods while others experienced drought-like conditions. All these factors affected mycotoxin levels in corn, wheat and barley, according to Neogen’s 2017 Capstone Report.
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Nutriad: Great Britain, Ireland wheat of medium quality

Mycotoxin contamination slightly worse than in 2016, significantly worse than in 2014 and 2015
The Nutriad 2017 mycotoxin survey concluded that the year’s harvest of wheat in Great Britain and Ireland is of medium quality (>LOQ but below EU recommendation levels) in terms of mycotoxin contamination.
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Nutriad launches MycoGut Academy

Multinational feed additives producer Nutriad, global leader in practical solutions for Mycotoxin Management, received customers and distribution partners in Belgium for the inaugural sessions of the MycoGut Academy.
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Alltech: Analysis finds high levels of mycotoxins in Canada

Weather conditions affect quality of grains and forages
The 2017 growing season was a variable and challenging one across Canada. From drought conditions on the prairies to above-average rainfall in Ontario, weather conditions can not only reduce yield, but can also increase plant stress and lead to challenges with mycotoxins.
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