“We created the Alltech Mycotoxin Management Program with the livestock producer in mind,” said Nick Adams, global sales director for the Alltech’s Mycotoxin Management Team. “Its aim is to create a complete and transparent view of daily operations on a working farm from the field to the feed mill to the feed bunks.”
Alltech’s Mycotoxin Management Program offers five key components for farms concerned with mycotoxin contamination:
- The 37+ program analyzes for multiple mycotoxin contamination in a given feed sample.
- The program also provides a risk assessment and calculates the toxic equivalent quantity (toxicity times the quantity of mycotoxins) for that particular feedstuff sample.
- Alltech has developed proprietary techniques to demonstrate how utilizing the Mycotoxin Management Program can help to reduce the threat posed by multiple mycotoxins.
- The Mycotoxin Hazard Analysis Program (MIKO) from Alltech is designed to help improve production systems on farm and at feed mills by performing an audit; determining the critical control points; and establishing critical limits, monitoring procedures, corrective actions, checking procedures and protocols for recording information.
- Finally, the mycotoxin management team provides a complete contamination report and recommendations for management and nutritional applications that can assist with mycotoxin prevention and control.
“An effective mycotoxin management program should be integrated and personalized to each farm. The factors influencing mycotoxin production and their negative effects on animals are not constant across all operations,” Haladi said. “A farmer who produces his or her own feedstuffs has much better control on mycotoxin issues than a farmer who buys feedstuffs. Various management programs, such as MIKO, can be implemented while growing crops in the field, during storage of feedstuffs, producing feed in the mills, and while feeding in barns. Even if it’s too late to implement some of the mycotoxin prevention procedures, supportive treatments can still be implemented to minimize overall losses.”
For more information about the Alltech Mycotoxin Management Program or any concerns relating to mycotoxins, please call the Mycotoxin Hotline at 866-322-3484.