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NUTRIAD Presents Poland 2016 Mycotoxin Survey Maize

Published on: 01/04/2017
Author/s : Radka Borutova, Nutriad

Mycotoxins are a hidden danger in animal feed. One of the most important negative factors in crop production and animal feed quality is the contamination of feed commodities by moulds and mycotoxins. As much as 20% of the world’s cereal grains are generally known to be contaminated with measurable levels of mycotoxins (Placha et al., 2009). Picture 1: Maize harvested in Slovakia 2016 &co...

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Daniel Mc Elroy
Poultry farmer
Re: NUTRIAD Presents Poland 2016 Mycotoxin Survey Maize
04/01/2017 | What about wheat and barley, would a steam process treat this problem or dry cured solve it
Radka Borutova
Business Development Manager Mycotoxin Management
Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Re: NUTRIAD Presents Poland 2016 Mycotoxin Survey Maize
04/01/2017 | Dear Daniel,

Mycotoxins are thermostable. You can destroy them by such high temperatures which would already destroy nutritional value of your feed. Even when you freeze grain, mycotoxins will survive. Mycotoxins are toxins and are not living microorganisms like molds.
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