The success of Asian livestock production hinges on the quality of key grains — such as corn, wheat, barley and soybean — that are imported from around the world. Producers know that these raw materials brought in from Europe, North America, Canada and Latin America are vital to empowering the most effective nutritional strategies and protecting the health and performance of their livestock.
Mycotoxins are invisible, toxic chemical compounds produced by the molds and fungi that are present in plants. They can be introduced into animal production through feed ingredients and can impair optimal performance by affecting animals’ intestinal, organ and immune systems, which can subsequently impact producers’ profitability. Variable weather conditions across the key grain-growing regions have once again been the dominant factor shaping mycotoxin risk levels around the world. Similar to what producers experienced in 2022, both drought and heavy rainfall have been common challenges during the growing and harvest seasons.
To truly understand the potential threat of mycotoxins for Asian livestock production, we must first uncover how prevalent these hidden compounds are across imported grains. The Alltech Asia Import Risk Analysis focuses on the key traded ingredients (corn, wheat, barley and soybean) and the regions from which they are exported (Europe, North America, Canada and Latin America). The findings of this research will be published in a comprehensive, free report compiled by the technical experts on the Alltech® Mycotoxin Management team. It will provide Asian feed and livestock producers with crucial insights that will help them establish robust and effective mycotoxin control plans. This report will be made available to the public on March 8, 2023.
To determine the true mycotoxin landscape within each affected region, Alltech has collected and examined thousands of grain samples, utilizing both the Alltech 37+® and Alltech RAPIREAD® mycotoxin analyses, to define the most prevalent issues throughout global grain production. In conducting its European research, Alltech also collaborated with SGS, a world leader in mycotoxin testing, to gain even greater insights into the situation in that region.