Many factors are changing in relation to running a farm these days.
Climate change poses a huge threat to agriculture around the world. Rising temperatures, extreme weather and abnormal variations in rainfall are bad news for crops and livestock. Under these conditions, toxigenic fungi have excellent opportunities for growth. Along with them come mycotoxins, which rank among the most dangerous contaminants in animal feed. If left untreated, mycotoxins have serious consequences for reproduction and other aspects of livestock performance.
Many farmers are already acting on the problem by using commercially available mycotoxin binders or deactivators in animal feed. In many ways, these are proving to be an effective strategy for preventing and treating mycotoxicosis.
Analyzes made on crops harvested in Denmark in the 2021-season show that no samples are found without mycotoxin contamination.
The graph below shows the number of different mycotoxins in all commodities. No sample contains less than 3 mycotoxins.