N&H TOPLINE: Corn quality variation adds costs

AME content of corn can vary by 400 kcal/kg or more. ALSO: Combatting mycotoxins in livestock; raised without antibiotics pigs marketed in Canada.

International data show that variation in corn quality could be adding significant costs to the feed industry, particularly for poultry and swine producers.

The corn data collected from feed mills around the world, from January to May of this year, showed that the apparent metabolizable energy (AME) content in corn can vary by more than 400 kcal/kg, according to an announcement from AB Vista. Dr. Sophie Parker-Norman, AB Vista global technical manager, said in a typical corn-based

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