Biomin to Present at Pre-Conference Program

Tuesday, Feb 26 – 8AM (Tuscany 3&4)

Attending the Western Dairy Management Conference in Reno? Join BIOMIN at the pre-conference program and discover the latest in mycotoxin risk management. Dr. Paige Gott will present the most recent trends in mycotoxin occurrence levels across the US, according to over 480+ samples collected and analyzed thus far this year. Dive into mycotoxin prevalence and contamination levels from around the US, negative effects of mycotoxins in cattle and strategies to effectively manage risks. Don’t miss this stimulating session on a hot topic important to so many dairies.

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Mycotoxin Occurrence Across the US

Did you know BIOMIN conducts the most extensive mycotoxin contamination survey in the world? Our February results are in! Over 483 samples of corn-based feed ingredients, sourced from 30 states, were analyzed for the six most prevalent mycotoxin groups. For the corn silage samples tested, 98% were positive for at least one of the six major mycotoxins. This is a 7 percentage point increase from last year’s harvest.

The trends for co-occurrence (more than one mycotoxin detected) are interesting as well. Of the corn silage samples tested, 72% were positive for more than one mycotoxin (versus 30% in last year’s harvest). That is a 42 percentage point increase in co-occurrence.

Deoxynivalenol (vomitoxin) prevalence is 83% (versus 85% last year), Fumonisin prevalence has increased to 32% (versus 12% last year), Zearalenone prevalence has jumped to 55% (versus 26% last year) nearly doubling, and Aflatoxin prevalence is 1% with low average contamination.

These contamination levels present MEDIUM to HIGH risk for all livestock depending on toxin and feed ingredient type. Producers in the Midwest and Northeast, and those using corn from the Midwest, should be on the lookout for the impacts from deoxynivalenol and zearalenone. Southern states should be vigilant regarding fumonisin and aflatoxin contamination.

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