Buying stock feeds - minimising chemical residue risks


This Primefact is intended to alert stock feed buyers to the issues regarding the potential for chemical residues in stock feed. It explains the risks involved, how to get guarantees when buying stock feeds and what records to keep. It should be read in conjunction with Primefact 311 Dangers in feeding waste materials to livestock.

The contents of this Primefact include the following:

  • Exceeding the maximum residue limits
  • Meeting export standards
  • Withholding periods
  • Understanding the nature of risks
  • Minimising your risks as a stock feed buyer
  • Livestock production
  • Vendor declarations
  • Residue classification - T status
  • Sampling and storage
  • Testing stock feed samples
  • Unusual feeds
  • Contact details for further information


Primefact 315 Fifth Edition

Published: Feb 2019