1. Mycotoxins are a common occurrence
All indicators suggest that feed and livestock industry professionals often encounter a mycotoxin challenge. More than 60% of those who attended the live session indicated during the in-session poll that they had encountered a problem with mycotoxins in the last year. These results are in line with what published in the latest BIOMIN Mycotoxin Survey, where we observed an average risk level of 62%—meaning that nearly two-thirds of samples had at least one mycotoxin above the threshold levels. On a regional basis, risk levels ranged from a low of 46% in the Middle East to a high of 80% in Asia. Consequently, it’s a good idea to implement regular mycotoxin testing of crops and feed ingredients—which is why...
2. Proper sampling is key
A full 80% of webinar participants said they test for mycotoxins. Asked how they test for mycotoxins, 55% of the respondents use an external analytical service, and a further 25% test on-site. BIOMIN sister company, Romer Labs® offers both—you can find more on their mycotoxin detection solutions here.
No matter how you test, a correct sampling plan is the basis for achieving reliable results. Generally, 88% of total analytical error stems from improper sampling—so it’s important to do it correctly.