Dangers in feeding waste material to livestock

Summary

Using plant-processing wastes, reject fruit and vegetables and other food wastes as livestock feed may seem to be a practical and economic way of using or disposing of such materials.

However, people producing stock or animal products intended for human consumption should be aware that feeding any material that has not been produced specifically for use as stock feed can cause unacceptable chemical residues in animal products.

Topics include:

  • residue risks
  • chemical residue risk assessments
  • prohibited substances in ruminant feeds
  • residue testing services



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Published: Nov 2014