Alltech, a leader in optimal animal health and performance, earned a one-star innovation award for its Mycotoxin Management Program, 37+, from INNOV’SPACE, a distinction program that awards new product and service innovations in agriculture. These distinctions are recognized during SPACE, the 2nd largest international agriculture tradeshow in the world, attracting more than 110,000 spectators from 110 countries to Rennes, France, in its 27th edition Sept. 10 -13.
Alltech was among 64 INNOV’ SPACE award winners selected this year. An expert panel representing five different categories (machinery, feed, poultry, porcine and ruminate) awarded 14 two-star and 50 one-star distinctions on Sept. 10 at SPACE.
In March, Alltech launched its five-point Alltech Mycotoxin Management Program as a response to the increasing threat of molds and mycotoxins on farmers’ livestock and profitability. Alltech’s expert global mycotoxing management team of researchers and specialized consultants developed a five-point approach to manage the menace of multiple mycotoxins. This five-point approach redefines mycotoxin control and discloses the toxicity of multiple mycotoxins and their effects on animal health and performance.
“We are very pleased to have been awarded this innovation distinction as we have just launched the 37+ program in France in June. This program is particularly advantageous to the farmer because it can be customized for each farm to identify, manage and control multiple mycotoxins,” said Julien Martin, Alltech general manager for France. “As an INNOV’SPACE award winner, we will be better able to demonstrate the proven results of the 37+ program.”
Alltech’s Mycotoxin Management Program offers key components for farms concerned with mycotoxin contamination:
- The 37+ program analyzes for multiple mycotoxin contamination in a given feed sample.
- The program provides a risk assessment and calculates the risk equivalent quantity (risk factor multiplied by the quantity of mycotoxin) for that particular feedstuff sample.
- The Mycotoxin Hazard Analysis Program (MIKO) from Alltech is designed to help improve production systems on farm and at feed mills by performing an audit; determining the critical control points; and establishing critical limits, monitoring procedures, implementing corrective actions, checking procedures and establishing protocols for recording information.
The mycotoxin management team provides a complete contamination report and recommendations for management and nutritional applications that can assist with mycotoxin prevention and control.
“By not using the 37+ test kit, an inaccurate assessment of mycotoxin contamination is more likely. If the farmer has a more complete overview of the mycotoxin problem then they can manage it more effectively; the 37+ test kit allows them to do this” said Emmanuel Landeau, technical manager of monogastric animals for Alltech France. “In addition, the 37+ test kit is easy to use and simplifies what could be considered to be a complicated process. The Mycotoxin Management Program then takes the results of the 37+ analysis, incorporates a variety of different factors such as species and life cycle stage before providing the final report and recommendation to the farmer.”
Alltech will showcase agriculture to a global audience during the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy from August 23 to September 7, 2014 in Normandy, France. During the Games, Alltech will host its Global 500 beef and dairy conference, bringing together experts to shape the future of beef and dairy worldwide. Alltech’s passion for agriculture is reflected through its high quality, natural and scientific innovations, like the 37+ Mycotoxin Management Program, for improving efficiency, profitability and sustainability on the farm.