Reports of DON contamination in US 2017 corn are increasing

As corn harvest advances in the US, reports show that the amount of corn in poor to very poor condition is well over that of last year. Also, high levels of DON are reported in corn in several states.

Minnesota, Pennsylvania have reported DON levels of greater than 1 ppm in corn silage, whereas levels of DON in corn silage in Iowa were greater than 2ppm

 

Nagy Awad Group joins as Anco FIT distributor for Egypt

ANCO is expanding its business to Egypt with the company Nagy Awad Group as distributor for Anco FIT products.

Dr. Mounir Nagy, managing director at Nagy Awad Group comments:”It has been a year of further progress – strategically and operationally and in such rapidly changing markets we continue serving the animal needs. We can only do this successfully with excellent people and, on behalf of the Board, I would like to thank ANCO for their very considerable efforts in the past year. I look forward with confidence to Anco’s product that will soon be distributed Via Nagy Awad Group in the Egyptian Market.”

About agriculture in Egypt

Egypt is known as one of the oldest agricultural civilizations; the river Nile allowed a sedentary agricultural society to develop thousands of years ago. Egyptian agriculture is almost entirely dependent on irrigation. More than 90 percent of Egypt is desert.
Egypt is a net importer of feed ingredients (i.e., grains, milling byproducts, added vitamins, minerals, fats/oils, and other nutritional and energy sources) for livestock and meat production. Sixty percent of its primary feed ingredients (i.e., corn and soybeans) are imported (USDA Foreign Agricultural Service 2017).

Egyptians prefer beef to other types of meat (i.e., poultry and lamb). Egypt’s Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation (MALR) in 2016 estimates the cattle herd to number 8.5 million (4.7 million cows and 3.8 million buffaloes) animals. FAS Cairo forecasts Egyptian beef production reaching 365,000 metric tons in 2018, up 1.4 percent compared to 2017.
According to the statistics service of the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization, Egypt produced more than 953,000 metric tons of poultry meat in 2013, the latest year for which figures have been published.

About Nagy Awad Group

Nagy Awad Group was founded in 1979, Today it is one of the most established companies in the Veterinary field in Egypt. We are fully dedicated to serve all animal needs to the highest standards and with the latest technologies by providing pharmaceuticals, vaccines, premix production and feed additives.

We are a supplier of products for poultry, ruminants, large animals and soon aqua culture. We employ more than 100 veterinarians, qualified to deliver technical support for our products and to connect you with the latest global updates in the industry. Nagy Awad Group is an exclusive agent / distributer for multinational companies.
http://www.nagyawad.com/Nagy

Anco FIT at the world dairy expo

Anco FIT will l be featured at the world dairy expo at the ADM booth, October 3-7 2017.

Dairy farmers in the US, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic and Canada have already reported positive effects with Anco FIT on milk component yields in high producing dairy cows, resulting in economic benefits for famers. The product is currently being rolled out to dairy production in other countries, such as Hungary, Slovakia, Poland and Argentina.

About Anco FIT

Anco FIT contains an adaptation formula based on ingredients which have been specifically selected to help cows adapt to dietary stress factors and perform to their performance potential. Regulating appetite favorably has been shown to be a major benefit of Anco FIT. Positive effects on rumen fermentation have also been shown to enhance subsequent milk component yields in dairy cows. Anco FIT offers ideal dietary support when dairy cattle are nutritionally stressed and is a cost-effective solution for more consistent and profitable dairy production.

Visit the ADM Animal Nutrition booth  EH 1611-1712 to find out more about Anco FIT in dairy cows.

Aflatoxins: Did you know that in high yielding dairy cows the carry-over rate into milk is greater?

Researchers from Cornell University studied the relationship between the carry-over rate of aflatoxins in milk in dairy cows and the level of milk production. Their findings suggest that the current regulations of 20 ppb total aflatoxin levels allowable in dairy cow feed are not protective to avoid violation of the 0.5 ppb AFM1 regulatory levels for milk in high-producing cows.

A factor, that is considered to be important for influencing regulatory limits of both total aflatoxin and AFM1 is the rate at which AFB1 is converted and excreted as AFM1 into the milk of dairy cows.

The problem is that most previous studies on the carry-over of aflatoxins from feed to milk were in what would be considered today as low-yielding dairy cows, where the carry-over of the ingested AFB1 is closer to 1 to 2%.

However, a study carried out by Churchill et al (2016) at Cornell University revealed that the carry-over rate into milk in high yielding dairy cows is closer to 6.5%.

When linear regression was used to calculate the relationship between ingested and excreted concentrations of aflatoxin and AFM1 in milk of high yielding dairy cows, the results suggested that an aflatoxin level of 15 ppb, was the maximum likely to produce milk with aflatoxin below the US regulatory limits (0.5 ppb AFM1 in milk). Currently the FDA guidelines for aflatoxin (AFB1) in feed for dairy cows is at 20ppb.

Find out more about the carry-over rate of aflatoxins into milk in dairy cows at the end of the video below

 

Magiar joins as Anco FIT distributor for Argentina and Uruguay

ANCO is expanding its business to Argentina and Uruguay with the company Magiar as distributor for Anco FIT products.

Gabriel Berger, Commercial Manager at Magiar comments: “With the representation of Anco FIT and Anco FIT Poultry through our offices in Argentina and Uruguay, we aim to provide a reliable, profitable and innovative solution against nutritional stressors, most relevant to the animal production environment and market we operate in. “

About agriculture in Argentina

Argentines are some of the top consumers of beef in the world. The 2017 forecast says that per capita consumption will be approximately 56 kilos. About 50 years ago, Argentines ate 100 kg per year and little chicken and pork. Today, Argentines also consume 40-45 kilos of chicken and 15-17 kilos of pork. In total, this adds up to roughly 115 kilos of animal protein per capita, one of the highest in the world.

There are approximately 320,000 cattle operations in Argentina of which 80 percent account for 40 percent of the country’s total stock (these operations have less than 500 head each). Roughly 18 percent of the operations account for more than 50 percent of the herd, while the larger 1,200 operations, with over 5,000 head each, account for 7 percent of the country’s total herd.

Argentina’s milk production is based in the central and east-central regions of the country, known as the Pampas, which includes parts of Córdoba, Santa Fe, Buenos Aires, Entre Rios and La Pampa provinces. In these regions, dairy farming is all pasture-based and depends exclusively on rainfall, with no confinement of dairy herds. The Argentine dairy herd is estimated at 2.01billion head –composed of 80 percent Holstein and 20 percent Jersey cows. Find out more about agriculture in Argentina in the video below.

About Magiar

Magiar is an experienced company, which has worked in the feed and food industries for the last 30 years. The mission of Magiar is to supply first quality products and provide customers a real benefit with innovative solutions. Our feed additives and food safety division complement each other well and we are always looking to expand our portfolio enabling the customer to pick a solution that serves their individual needs best. Find out more about Magiar here. http://magiar.com.ar/

Agriculture in Argentina

Find out about agriculture and dairy farming in Argentina in the video below.

Asia: Why the demand for products like Anco FIT is increasing

In Asia, the livestock industry is the most crucial part of agricultural development and has been growing at an unprecedented pace in the last few decades. Livestock products contribute 40% of the total agricultural output in global sales and are growing faster than any other agricultural sub-sector.

Increasing demand for animal protein

Rapid population growth, urbanization, and improving lifestyles for the people of Asia have resulted in more diversified dietary patterns in the past few decades, which have driven growth of the livestock sector. The annual growth in consumption of eggs, meat, and milk in Asia is projected at 9.08, 7.99 and 11.85%, respectively, which is greater than the projected global rate (5.58, 5.41, and 3.43%). While forecasts vary, many believe the world’s consumption of poultry meat will have grown by 27 percent by 2023, and 40 per cent of this growth will be attributable to Asia.

With increasing annual livestock production, the demand for feedstuffs is also increasing. However, a drastic gap exists between feedstuff production and the rapid expansion of the livestock industry.

Efficiency in animal production becoming essential

Asia’s poultry producers will have to become more efficient, if they are to continue to supply Asia’s consumers with affordable chicken meat and respond to growing demand. Many Asian countries are relatively high cost when compared with the U.S. and Brazil, and this, to some extent, is due to comparatively low levels of integrated production in the poultry industry, which will need to change.

Food safety concerns

Public attention to food safety has grown over the years in Asia. Food-borne diseases impose a heavy social and economic burden on communities. In the context of international food trade, the imposition of bans in consideration of food safety has resulted in economic losses for exporting countries. For example, the estimated direct cost of the mycotoxin contamination of corn and peanut in Southeast Asia amounts to several hundred million US dollars annually. The prevalence of mycotoxins such as aflatoxin, DON and zearalenone in raw feed materials and finished feed were found to be the highest in Asia compared to other regions in the world (Figure 1, Pinotti et al 2016).

Changes in animal husbandry practices, and the adoption of modern intensive agriculture, if not properly monitored and assessed, may have serious implications for food safety. For instance, the use of antibiotics in animal feed to increase growth rates has raised concern about the transfer of antibiotic resistance to human pathogens.

Demand for reduction in AGPs

The implementation of policies that restrict the use of antimicrobials of critical importance is particularly urgent. The use of antibiotic growth promotors (AGPs) has recently been the subject of much discussion in the region. In 2015 Thailand took a major step by banning the inclusion of AGPs. It is likely that other countries will follow suit, and the momentum is increased for implementing policies that restrict the use of certain antimicrobials in animal production in the region. It is expected that this will be facilitated, given the stated drive towards a single market and equitable economic development within the Southeast Asian region.

Southeast Asia is an area of great economic dynamism. In recent years, it has experienced a rapid rise in the levels of animal product production and consumption. The region is regarded as a hotspot for infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance.

Why Anco FIT?

The Anco FIT product range has been developed to empower animals to adapt to nutritional stress factors more efficiently. When added to diets it provides cost-effective support to the animal in the face of nutritional challenges and provides a natural alternative to help reduce the need for antibiotic growth promotors for efficient productivity and safe food production.

Presence of ANCO in Asia

Anco’ s presence in Asia is growing, with distributors for the Anco FIT product range already appointed in Vietnam, Malaysia, Taiwan and Bangladesh.

Biospring joins as Anco FIT distributor in Vietnam

ANCO is expanding its business to Vietnam with the company Biospring as distributor for Anco FIT products.

Thang Phan Chien, CEO at Biospring comments:” A report by the World Bank in 2016 mentioned that Vietnam’s agriculture needs to improve quality and food safety with added value to remain competitive in the international market. We feel that with Anco FIT, we can support farmers in Vietnam to increase efficiency in animal production in an economical and safe way and contribute to improved food safety.”

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Agriculture in Vietnam

According to the World Bank, Vietnam has emerged as one of the world’s leading exporters of agro-food commodities and is among the top five for aquatic products, rice, coffee, tea, cashews, black pepper, rubber, and cassava.
Vietnam’s countryside is filled with rice fields, and the cities with rice dishes. Vietnam is the second largest exporter of rice in the entire world, and is the seventh biggest consumer of rice according to the International Rice Research Institute. In the central region of Vietnam, there are typically two rice crops harvested per year.

Vietnam’s Agricultural sector is the largest employing sector with 47% share of total employment, followed by Services sector (32%), and the Industrial sector (21%). Over 85% of Vietnam’s livestock is raised on small-scale farms.

After pork, poultry is the second most important meat for the Vietnamese people. Vietnam’s demand for poultry meat and eggs is expected to at least double from 2015 by 2020. (Source: Orissa International PTE 2017 and WATT 2012)

Furthermore, Vietnam has more than 600,000 hectares of shrimp farming with two main species of black tiger shrimp and whiteleg shrimp. Vietnam is the leading producer of black tiger shrimp in the world with a production of 300,000 tons per year.

Due to urbanization, a rapidly growing population, and a desire for a healthy lifestyle, there is a high and urgent demand for the latest innovations in the livestock and aquaculture industries.

About Biospring

Our mission is to improve economic benefits, reduce animal feed production cost, improve animal feed quality and enhance competitiveness for farmers and feed companies by applying high-end technologies to the agriculture sector in Asia.

www.biospring.com.vn

Feeding corn ddgs to dairy cows with confidence

Rapid expansion of fuel ethanol production capacity has resulted in 36% of Corn being used for ethanol and corn ddgs production in the US today.

This lead to 7.6% of corn currently being displaced by corn distillers grains in livestock rations. The substantial increase in the availability of corn distillers grains has also increased the interest in using these feeds in dairy cattle rations.

Today corn DDGS is found in around 46% of US dairy cow rations. Corn distillers grains can be highly beneficial in formulating cost-efficient rations for high producing dairy cows.

However, with DDGS from 2016 corn greater care needs to be taken to ensure that dairy rations remain profitable. 2017 corn could also be problematic when used as corn distillers grains according to some of the early indicators from July 2017 crop reports.

Find out more in the video below.

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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