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Improper Nutrition

Mycotoxin, Aflatoxin, and Zearalanone
in Corn and Other Dairy Diets

Mycotoxins in Corn

They are just yeast. But to a dairy cow they can be deadly, and to a dairy farmer they kill profits. Microscopic impurities in corn, wheat, and other grain can destroy production and kill or maim cows. Milk losses can be‚Äč astounding. The most common naturally occurring toxins in corn are well known, and relatively well understood by scientists. But they are extremely hard to detect, and they produce enormous losses if they drift into a dairy herd’s diet. What can a dairy producer do to protect against these dangerous substances and other nutritional problems?

Domina Law Group Suggests:

  • Purchase diet components with written contracts.
  • Include provisions in the contracts requiring all components be merchantable and fit for their intended use in the diets of high-producing dairy cows.
  • Acquire affirmative warranties that each component of diet is guaranteed to be free of toxins, adulteration, or other
  • impurities.
  • Where possible, require that the seller test and guarantee the results of the tests of each component, and that each
  • shipment is free from impurities.
  • Be sure the seller is financially solvent and can pay for losses, if any are sustained.
  • Ideally, require the seller provide proof of liability insurance covering the goods purchased.
  • Nutrition is everything on a dairy farm. An ounce of prevention is worth kilograms and kilograms of cure and millions of dollars of milk.
  • Finally, be sure the lawyer with whom you consult knows about the dairy business and understands what it means to draft the kind of contract needed to protect you. This is not an area for novice work.

Click here to see a diagram illustrating the impact mycotoxins may have on dairy cows.

Our Experience with Improper Nutrition

Our firm has unparalleled experience with agricultural investigations. We have helped many farmers and ranchers recover from production losses caused by bad feed and other acts of negligence. Domina Law Group knows how to find the experts who can determine and pinpoint the cause of production lost. Although contaminated feed is the most common cause of herd infection it is not the easiest to prove. Domina Law Group has years of experience across all types of agricultural cases including bad feed cases and has recovered millions of dollars for our clients.

Contact a dairy lawyer from our firm and let us help you begin recovering from your production loss today!


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