Cost of mycotoxins
As it is known, the cost of mycotoxins depends on the quality of the maize, from where it comes from and how the environmental conditions influence.
The worst aspect regarding our sector is that it harms the performance of animals, reducing the profitability of the producer.
As we must always be proactive rather than reactive, faced with the difficulties or threats we must prevent. The use of sensors that is already widespread worldwide is one of the main weapons of prevention. Choosing a good, reliable, broad spectrum sensor with scientifically demonstrable results is the best way to approach success in choosing.
Although the 2015 mycotoxin outlook for the US crop looks good, it’s never to be trusted.
Mycotoxins have a negative effect on profitability, mycotoxin management is important from the field to animals to reduce all risks.
The analysis of maize samples in the laboratory can be used to measure the total content of mycotoxins, but to cope with the use of the mycotoxin collector is essential, it is obvious that this analysis will help us in the dose of sensor that we must apply.
The average analysis of studies conducted in 2015 in the United States shows that an average of 3.1 mycotoxins per sample were found, most of which have 2-5 mycotoxins – lower than the results of the 2014 crop. Seventy percent of the Samples had fumonisins (FUM).
The presence of mycotoxins, even at low levels, can cost poultry and poultry producers large economic losses.
For chickens for fattening, it can mean a loss of gain in grams per day per bird, leading to a worsening of the conversion rate per bird, a loss of profits per bird, and an increase in additional days to reach the weight of Market.
For layers, it means a decrease in egg laying per hen, egg weight loss, and loss of monetary gain.
For piglets, it can mean a loss of average daily weight gain per piglet per day, a worsening pig conversion rate, a loss of feed margin, and extra days to reach desired market weight.
In short a good sensor helps reduce all these losses.