Knowledge proves powerful in combating molds and mycotoxins in feed.
Research shows that molds and mycotoxins destroy nutrients and reduce
palatability of feed. So if concerns exist, let tests and analyses at Dairyland
Laboratories take the question out of questionable feedstuffs.
Molds include various fungi that grow in animal feed. Signs of mold in feed
may include dustiness, caking, a mildew odor, darkening in feed color
or feed refusal by animals.
Mycotoxins are highly toxic byproducts of mold growth in feed and grain.
Even small to moderate levels prove harmful to livestock. They also pose
threats to human health, so the FDA regulates mycotoxin residues in milk and meat.