Mycotoxin contamination: Effects on dairy production

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Mycotoxins in feedstuffs can create problems for dairy producers. SDSU Extension discusses the issues and solutions associated with mycotoxins during a Nov. 7 seminar which is open to the public.

The seminar features Lon Witlow, a professor of dairy cattle nutrition in the Animal Science Department at North Carolina State University. The seminar begins at 3 p.m. and runs until 5 p.m. on the campus of South Dakota State University in the Alfred Dairy Science Hall, room 100. Witlow is co-sponsored by SDSU Extension and Prince Agri Products, Inc.

Witlow's seminar will address the problems associated with mycotoxins in feedstuffs and how it affects production and health of dairy cattle. He will also talk about feed additives that are effective in binding mycotoxins and how these additives reduce toxicity and milk residues.

At NCSU, Whitlow conducts research in dairy cattle nutrition and management, including the incidence, effects, control and treatment of mycotoxins. Within his research he has shown that mycotoxins routinely occur in a variety of feedstuffs, including silages.

For more information about this program, please contact Alvaro Garcia, SDSU Extension Dairy Specialist or Tracey Renelt, SDSU Extension Dairy Field Specialist.



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