Drought increases residue risks


Maintaining the ‘clean’ reputation of our animal products in the domestic and export marketplace is of paramount importance to the future of Australia’s livestock industries. Chemical residues are a direct threat to the sales of meat and animal products to overseas and domestic markets.

Every livestock producer must ensure that slaughter stock and stock producing milk for human consumption do not have unacceptable levels of chemical residues. This Primefact covers:

  • key points in managing risk factors
  • maximum residue limits
  • withholding periods
  • conventional stock feeds
  • unconventional stock feeds
  • current and past chemical use
  • national vendor declaration and waybill


Primefact 312 Second Edition

Published: Feb 2019