Mycotoxins in beef cattle News

News published on August 2, 2016:

EU's Mycotoxin Project "MyToolBox" helps in Serbia

Maize is growing fast on the Serbian fields for the MyToolBox project, thanks to proper and timely pest- and weed-control on the fields from Agrocentrum in Becej, Serbia.   MyToolBox - "Safe Food and Fee...
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News published on May 11, 2015:

2015 Alltech mycotoxin storage analysis: The only constant is change

Dairy and beef producers should keep a watchful eye over the remaining 2014 crop in their bins as both corn silage and total mixed rations (TMR) are now trending at high risk for mycotoxin contamination, accord...
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Alltech Mycotoxins
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News published on November 25, 2008:

Moldy Feeds for Beef and Dairy Cattle

Should dairy and beef producers be concerned about moldy feeds? The largest practical problem when feeding moldy feeds is the effect mold has on feeding value.  Energy levels will be up to 10-15% lower and...
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Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives
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News published on October 14, 2008:

Animals and Mycotoxins: Molds in Corn

Evidence of molds is typical under normal growing conditions, however, hail damaged, drought and/or damp growing conditions contribute to excess molds on maturing corn plants, according to Dr. Terry Mader, Univ...
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University of Nebraska Timely Topics
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News published on August 27, 2008:

Managing Cattle Feed Contaminated with Mycotoxins

Mycotoxins are the metabolic by-products of fungi. They can cause serious health problems in cattle and other animals, including reduced weight gain, capillary fragility, reduced fertility, suppressed disease r...
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Govt. of Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development
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News published on November 5, 2007:

Test Flood-Damaged Corn for Mold Before Feeding to Livestock

As growers wrap up corn harvest this season, they should give special attention to fields inundated by floodwaters earlier this year in parts of northwest and north central Ohio. Pierce Paul, an Ohio State Univ...
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Ohio State University release
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News published on October 11, 2007:

Farmers in Drought-Stressed Areas Should Test for Aflatoxin

Aflatoxins have been found in some corn in northwest Iowa, so field specialists are urging farmers in drought-stressed areas to test their cornfields and feed for its presence.Aflatoxins are a group of chemical...
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Iowa Beef Center
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News published on January 31, 2005:

Int’l - Dangers of toxic molds for grains eyed at seminar

A few years ago a scorching summer caused toxic molds to appear on some area crops. The mold prospered in the hot, humid weather, creating mycotoxins, which are potentially harmful. Allan Vyhnalek, Platte...
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Columbus Telegram
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News published on December 21, 2004:

Int’l - Predicts Mycotoxin Levels in Corn

Predicting mycotoxin levels in midwestern corn is now possible with a new computer program developed by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists. Mycotoxins are natural carcinogens produced by certain...
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USDA Agricultural Research Service
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