Monday links

What’s the latest in the fields of agriculture, food safety, animal science and toxicology? Check it out here.

Animal Science:

Preparing for the next flu season — Poultry World With the knowledge that it’s always flu season somewhere, the large poultry production regions in the Western Hemisphere are preparing for the next flu season. Or […]

Global feed surpasses one billion metric tons

The results are in: Around the globe, feed tonnage has exceeded one billion metric tons for the second year in a row, says the 2018 Alltech Global Feed Survey.

The total amount of feed produced in 2017? Approximately 1.07 billion metric tons — a 2.57% increase from the previous year. This contributes to a 13% […]

Monday links

What’s the latest in the fields of agriculture, food safety, animal science and toxicology? Check it out here.

Animal Science:

Bill Gates is working with geneticists to create the ‘perfect cow’ — Futurism Tweaking genes could be one way of increasing the hardiness of livestock breeds. Bill Gates, Microsoft philanthropist, donated $40 million toward research […]

Online game aims to help in fight against mycotoxins

Game screenshot courtesy the University of Washington

It sounds silly, but on World Food Day 2017 (October 16) a series of computer-based puzzles were introduced centered on the structure of an enzyme that can degrade the deadly mycotoxin aflatoxin.

(A mycotoxin is a naturally occurring toxin produced by mold or fungus growing on crops […]

African countries suffer staggering losses each year due to aflatoxins

Aflatoxin is dangerous to both humans and animals, and as technology races to subdue the threat it poses, some parts of the world are still struggling. Millions of people throughout Africa are exposed to unsafe amounts of the mycotoxin every year.

The Partnership for Aflatoxin Control in Africa (PACA) has put out the numbers: $670 […]

Grain elevator bottlenecks and mycotoxin testing

Each harvest season, grain elevators experience a race to the finish line. High volumes of trucks arrive to be weighed, grains are tested for mycotoxins, and the elevator transfers the tested grain into silos. Throughout this race, elevators can be slowed by all kinds of bottlenecks.

On average, a grain elevator can handle 10,000 bushels […]

2017 Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Reports: Capstone Report is here!

After a busy harvest season full of Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Reports, Neogen is pleased to put forth our final mycotoxin video of the year: our Capstone Report. Join us in taking a look at the 2017 growing and harvest seasons by clicking here to watch the video. In the video, Dr. Cassie Jones of […]

Coming soon! Monday Mycotoxin capstone report, FSMA compliance with Dr. Cassie Jones

Throughout the harvest season, Neogen works to bring the latest in mycotoxin, crop condition and weather reports to you through our Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report web series.

Our 2017 season wrapped up in November, but we’ve got one more video up our sleeve. In our capstone report, coming soon, Dr. Cassie Jones of Kansas […]

Monday links

What’s the latest in the fields of agriculture, food safety, animal science and toxicology? Check it out here.

Animal Science:

Meet the man fighting to save America’s rarest chickens — Popular Science After World War II, demand for chicken in the United States soared. A three-year breeding contest sought the “Chicken of Tomorrow,” creating the […]

USDA examines a world without farm animals

Imagine a world where farmers didn’t raise animals. No cows in the pasture or pigs in their pens. No chickens laying eggs or sheep being sheared. What kind of effect would it have on society? The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Virginia Tech set out to answer this question with a recent investigation.

The […]