02/24/15 10:11:27 AM

In light of the recent 2009 corn syrup corn crop it has become a concern of Plymouth Energy to adopt a Vomitoxin (DON) sampling and testing policy to provide confidence to our suppliers, customers, and employees that Plymouth Energy is a well established, proactive company that has the greatest confidence in the co-products it produces and markets. That being said, Vomitoxin has been detected at very low manageable levels, and for this reason Plymouth Energy has implemented daily and weekly sampling and testing protocols for Vomitoxin (DON).  Current Vomotixin (DON) concentration levels are available upon request as well as complete nutritional analysis of WDGS, DDGS, and Syrup.  Please refer to advisory levels for Vomitoxin in animal feeds proposed by U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Advisory levels for Vomitoxin (DON) in livestock feed

Class of Animal                                      Feed Ingredients &                          DON Levels in Grains &
                                                                 Portion of Diet                                   Grain By-products and
                                                                                                                                 (Finished Feed)

Ruminating beef and feedlot              Grain and grain by-products                          10 ppm (5 ppm)
cattle older than 4 months                    not to exceed 50% of the diet

Chickens                                             Grain and grain by-products                          10 ppm (5 ppm)
                                                              not to exceed 50% of the diet

Swine                                                 Grain and grain by-products                            5 ppm (1 ppm)
                                                              not to exceed 20% of the diet

All other animals                                Grain and grain by-products                            5 ppm (2 ppm)
                                                              not to exceed 40% of the diet

Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Plymouth Energy
Lab Manager, Cathi Pelelo

Feed Analysis Needed?
Inquire to:  Brian Hermelbracht, Farm Commodities Manager 712-938-2373
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