Mycotoxins

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Plugging gaps in knowledge around mycotoxin impacts in poultry

By Jane Byrne

A review of the literature sees that Ochratoxin A (OTA), a widespread mycotoxin, can affect gut dysbiosis in birds, including increasing gut permeability, immunity, and bacterial translocation, eventually leading to gut and other organ injury.

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EU feed industry outlook for 2021

By Asbjørn Børsting

In an exclusive, Asbjørn Børsting, FEFAC president, looks ahead to what is in store for the EU feed industry for the coming year, highlighting priorities for the sector and pending challenges.

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Special Edition: Mycotoxin Risk and Control

Advances and challenges in controlling mycotoxins

By Jane Byrne

Disease susceptibility in monogastrics, predicting regional contamination and new product launches - we talk to Biomin about the work its R&D team is undertaking in respect of mycotoxin control.

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Special Edition: Mycotoxin Risk and Control

Link between low levels of mycotoxins and bird performance

By Jane Byrne

Queen’s University in Belfast and N. Ireland headquartered company, Devenish, say a study they both collaborated on is breakthrough research. Indeed, they term it the world’s first longitudinal study to prove the negative effect of low levels of mycotoxins...

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Weather conditions impact on mycotoxin risk

By Jane Byrne

Regional weather conditions contributed to varying mycotoxin risks across geographies last year, found a 2019 global mycotoxin risk analysis report by Trouw Nutrition.

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Ergot presence in feed crops a concern in the US

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Poor planting and growing conditions in the spring may have delayed crop development and prompted the establishment of feed crop diseases including ones that spread mycotoxins and ergot, say experts.

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US swine, cattle feeds face recalls

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Gramco, Inc and Ridley Block Operations are recalling select lots of hog and cattle feed, respectively, following concerns about feed ingredient levels.

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Reports from VICTAM 2019, in Cologne

Danish firm launches grain-monitoring app

By Jane Byrne

The iGrain hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP) app was developed to make it easier for grain managers in feed mills and other milling operations to utilize CO2 monitoring technology and to get definite answers regarding grain quality condition....

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Reports from VIV Asia

Biomin reveals new water-soluble application for mycotoxin mitigation enzyme

By Richard Whitehead

Bangkok provided the launchpad earlier this month for a new application of Biomin’s Fumzyme that will initially target aquaculture feed producers in Asia. The Asian region was chosen for the launch of Fumzyme Sol because of its high prevalence of fumonisins,...

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Reports from VIV Asia

Super-soaker mineral could fill the gap left by antibiotic bans in Asia

By Richard Whitehead

Attapulgite producer, GeoHellas, has Asia on its mind. Already major countries such as China, Indonesia and Vietnam have either banned or are phasing out antibiotics, a trend that the supplier says presents it with substantial opportunities.

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Neovia acquires Colombian premix player

By Jane Byrne

French company, Neovia, said a newly acquired asset allows the company to strengthen its positions on the global premix market and gain a significant market position in Latin America's fourth-largest economy.

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Push on for sorghum use in food and feed in Europe, Russia and Ukraine

By Jane Byrne

The second International Sorghum Congress took place on 7-8 November 2018 in Milan, Italy. The event looked at how sorghum could compete with other cereals both in terms of profitability for farmers and economic and nutritional interest for users in both...

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Dispatches from the World Nutrition Conference in Cape Town

Feed composition could influence the toxic effect of mycotoxins

By Jane Byrne

In contrast to research showing that feed processing techniques such as milling, steeping and extrusion can reduce mycotoxin content, there is limited research into the impact of feed composition on mycotoxin toxicity, says an expert.

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Dispatches from World Nutrition Forum in Cape Town

MyToolBox: Have mycotoxins finally met their match?

By Jane Byrne

A massive reduction in the mycotoxin load in DDGS, sensor led indication of toxin contamination of grains in silos as well as greatly enhanced biocontrol of aflatoxin development in the field – EU Horizon 2020 project, MyToolBox, has had a number of wins...

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Dispatches from World Nutrition Forum

Biomin reveals roadmap for unlocking future growth

By Jane Byrne

Biomin is in expansion mode. It recently broke ground on a new mineral feed and premix production plant in Austria, while, in November 2017, it increased its capacity in the fast-growing Chinese market with the opening of a production plant in Wuxi, Jiangsu...

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