2017 grain quality – Wet spring and draught conditions starting to affect US grain

Severe draught conditions and a wet spring in several states of the US are reflected in 2017 grain quality and condition reports.

Poor to very poor ratings in spring wheat are way above 2016 levels (37% vs 7% last year). There are reports from a number of states in the US with DON contamination in winter wheat.

Dry conditions have also increased the poor to very poor ratings in US corn to double the number compared to a year ago. So far 19% of corn has entered the silking stage.

For more information on current crop conditions in the US and how multiple mycotoxin contamination in grain affects animals compared to contamination with only one type of mycotoxin view the short video below.

Go here to learn more about how mycotoxins impact animal performance in a webinar.

Neogen Monday Crop Report, 17th July 2017

II Jornada Avicola El Cortijo: Anco presentation at the technical poultry event from El Cortijo

Jornada Avicola is an annual technical poultry event organized by El Cortijo in Honduras. In July ANCO was present at this event for the first time.

The event had participants from different areas of production at El Cortijo and was sponsored by DSM. Topics of discussion included:
• Management of fertile eggs and embryo diagnosis
• Handling of baby chicks
• Poultry management until slaughter

Marco Nunes, Technical Manager for the LATAM region at ANCO gave a technical presentation on Practical aspects of corn quality control: Managing gut agility.

About El Cortijo

El Cortijo was founded in 1960 and today is the third largest poultry producer in Honduras, processing more than 550,000 chicken per month. El Cortijo is an employer for more than 550 people and generates indirect employment for more than 200 families. The objective of the “Jornada Avicola” is living the commitment to continuous training, technical update and development of El Cortijo employees.

ANCO distributor in Honduras

ANCO is represented by Reyesa S de R.L in Honduras, who were recently appointed as a distributor for Anco FIT in Honduras. Read more about Reyesa S de R.L here.

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