The prevalence of mycotoxins, toxic fungal metabolites found in almost all types of agricultural feedstuffs and grains, is a major concern with regards to feed contamination and presents a genuine risk to livestock animal production.
This infographic provides a global view of mycotoxin occurrence and main trends using data from the most recent annual Biomin Mycotoxin Survey.
Among the highlights of the survey are:
- North America has registered the highest average values for zearalenone and fumonisins
- Europe recorded the highest average concentration of deoxynivalenol, and
- A typical agricultural commodity contains 30 different metabolites.
The Biomin Mycotoxin Survey constitutes the longest running and most comprehensive survey of its kind, using state-of-the-art analytic tools on more than six thousand samples taken from 64 countries worldwide.