/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/mara-logo-1.png 0 0 Carter Lovelace /wp-content/uploads/2020/08/mara-logo-1.png Carter Lovelace2019-12-11 11:12:542022-12-11 11:15:01Ergot Prevention and Management in Cattle
Ergot Prevention and Management in Cattle
Black, hard, seed-like fungal bodies that can be found in cereal grains and forage grasses is a sign of concern. This is ergot, a fungal disease that affects all cereal crops as well as many forage grass species. Ergot bodies, also called sclerotia, produce mycotoxins that are extremely harmful to both livestock and humans. Their appearance in some feed grains for cattle warrants a better understanding with how ergot affects plants and livestock as well as the best management practices around feeding contaminated grains.