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Your Corn May Be Clean Now… But For How Long?

Did you know that existing corn takes on moisture from humidity while it is stored?

That means your sampling might imply that you have clean corn right now, but you may not in as little as 45 days.

An inaccurate depiction of how much mold is actually in your bins leads your herd to ingest fungi, which wreaks havoc on their microbiomes, overall health and performance.

So, don’t be too optimistic about this year’s corn crop. There’s no such thing as clean corn.

 

A Mycotoxin Management Strategy That Works

Contaminated Feeds Contaminate Profit

Mycotoxins produced during grain storage contribute to an increased pathogen load for your animals in the fall and winter months. The symptoms from eating contaminated feed can be varied and sub-clinical. Even low mycotoxin levels in feed can reduce performance and profits.

 

Reduces feed intake and absorption of nutrients

Reduces body weight gain

Impacts overall health status of pigs

Published by our Research Team

 

HEAT STRESS AND MYCOTOXINS CAN CREATE ENTERIC ISSUES

The concept of achieving a healthy gut is like hitting a moving target. There are a number of insults that can damage intestinal integrity, and this seems to be especially evident in the heat of late summer and early fall months, when performance often lags, and seasonal enteric pathogens thrive.

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FUMONISIN: THE QUIET MYCOTOXIN THAT CAUSES MIGHTY DAMAGE

Mycotoxins, produced by fungi and present on a variety of feed ingredients, can negatively impact performance in any phase of production when consumed by pigs. Some mycotoxins, such as deoxynivalenol (vomitoxin) and zearalenone, are easy to spot when pigs consume contaminate feeds.

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MYCOTOXINS: DON’T BE FOOLED BY THEIR IMPACT

With the 2020 corn harvest underway, the question of what mycotoxin challenges will be present in the new crop is top of mind. While deoxynivalenol (vomitoxin) and fumonisin are of concern because they reduce growth and impact gut health, they do not disrupt reproductive health, so the production cycle continues mostly unaffected.

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You don’t have to lose performance.

Find your mycotoxin management strategy here.