Fair Feeding Symposium Dairy & Cattle Industry

  • Fair Feeding Symposium Dairy & Cattle Industry

Dairy cows must perform on a daily basis. This is only possible with healthy feed. However roughage often contains toxic products, which undermine high production. Heat formation is often a problem in TMR.

Mycotoxins: an underestimated danger

 

Mycotoxins, invisible toxins that can damage a cows health. Fred Vriend, Prof. Johanna Fink-Gremmels and Teun Sleurink explained the attendees of the Fair Feeding Symposium all about fungi and mycotoxins. An underestimated danger in the dairy and cattle industry.

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"Mycotoxins controllable for only a few cents a day. Dairy farmers can control them with mycotoxin binders. "

De Boerderij, a Dutch agricultural trade journal

We like to enjoy a hot meal but our cows do not!

The modern dairy farm of Peter Dijkveld Stol is located just outside Rutten, a village in the North-East Polder of the Netherlands.

“At our dairy farm in Rutten we milk +/- 265 cows year-round”, explains dairy farmer Dijkveld Stol. “Yearly our cows produce 9.500 kg of milk with 4,5% fat and 3,6% protein. Dry manure is used as a box cover and the milk somatic cell count ranges between 80.000 and 180.000. The daily dose per animal ranges between 0,5 and 1 per day.”

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"Grass silage causes 28% loss of nutritional value.
On average grass loses 28% of its nutritional value from the moment of mowing till the moment it is put in front of the feeding rack. "

Veeteelt Gras Extra, a Dutch agricultural trade journal

Mr. Teun Sleurink

CEO Dairy Tuner
Gives more insight into data managemt in relation feed efficiency on large dairy farms.

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News & this campaign in the media

(Un)wanted fungi!

(Un)wanted fungi!

The soil-borne fungi Fusarium produces the mycotoxins DON and ZEA. These mycotoxins can negatively affect animal health. But not all soil-borne fungi are harmful, for example the mycorrhiza. A root fungus that forms a symbiotic association with plant roots.

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Mycotoxins: an underestimated danger

Mycotoxins: an underestimated danger

Mycotoxins, invisible toxins that can damage a cows health. Fred Vriend, Prof. Johanna Fink-Gremmels and Teun Sleurink explained the attendees of the Fair Feeding Symposium all about fungi and mycotoxins.

Read more