Mycotoxins present an ever-increasing threat to livestock production throughout the world. Mycotoxin Matters investigates these issues, discussing their impacts, potential solutions, sustainable farming and the Alltech Mycotoxin Management vision for a Planet of Plenty.
#16 Instability and the Green Deal | Nicolas Body & Ciarán Black
25:15The instability from the conflict in Ukraine has dramatically shifted the thinking around the European Green Deal. We are joined by Nicolas Body and Ciarán Black to explore the possible implications of the conflict in Ukraine for the EU Green Deal and for European crop producers.
#15 Mycotoxins: Uncovering the Mycotoxin Risk in Straw | Dr. Radka Borutova & Per Laustsen
14:34Harvest 2021, across the key grain-growing regions of the Northern Hemisphere, suffered under turbulent weather conditions. Europe experienced a combination of drought in southern regions, while further north, heavy rains and flooding dominated. These rains continued throughout the harvest season, leading to challenges with grain and forage quality, and subsequent mycotoxin contamination. We are joined by Dr. Radka Borutova and Per Lausten to help us uncover the mycotoxin risk in straw.
#12 Reaping the Rewards from Data | Cesar Infante
19:30Today, we are delighted to be joined by special guest, Cesar Infante, Vice President of Digital Business Development at Alltech. This episode explores how we can reap more of the huge rewards that data has to offer to the agricultural industry.
#11 Are low levels of mycotoxins dangerous to your livestock? | Dr. Radka Borutova
20:12Unfortunately, it is not possible to entirely prevent the production of mycotoxins before harvest of agricultural crops, in storage or during processing operations. Nevertheless, consulting nutritionists and veterinarians, along with applying mycotoxin management solutions, can help to minimise the effects of mycotoxin challenges.
#9 Managing Mycotoxins in a Dairy Herd | Dr. Luke Miller
15:25Produced by moulds and fungi, eliminating poor-quality ingredients can help control mycotoxins in dairy cow feed intake. However, due to the invisible nature of these toxic compounds, even without signs of mould, there can still be a threat of contamination, making mycotoxin detection more complex. We are joined by Elite Dairy Advisor, Dr. Luke Miller, to learn how to manage mycotoxins in a dairy herd.
#7 Recognising the Warning Signs of Mycotoxins in Swine | Dr. Radka Borutova
17:11Pigs are particularly susceptible to the risk posed by mycotoxins. Ingestion of contaminated feed may impair a pig’s cellular and tissue integrity, leading to an unhealthy imbalance of different physiological systems. These cause organ malfunction that results in depressed pig performance, decreased immunity and reduced health status. We welcome back Dr. Radka Borutova in this episode, to explore the topic of recognising the warning signs of mycotoxins in pigs.