September 26, 2019 3:42 pm
Soon corn silage harvest will begin across Michigan. Corn silage is a great feed for ruminants, like cattle, providing energy and fiber to keep them healthy and growing or milking. However, under some weather conditions, quality issues can arise as a result of fungal infection of ears, resulting in the production of mycotoxins. Contamination of animal feed by mycotoxins such as deoxynivalenol (DON or commonly known as VOM) has been on the rise in Michigan and other northern US production regions over the last few growing seasons. Read more.