When deciding to graze a crop, or cut for Hay or Straw, chemical withholding periods need to be considered
and strictly adhered to. Remember that ALL chemicals applied to the crop at any stage of production must be documented on the CVD.
Chemical residue testing of feed commodities and animal carcasses has continued to increase throughout the majority of food sectors. For many feeding and food operations, this type of testing forms part of industry audits and compliance.
CVD’s are a major part of this audit and compliance chain. Keeping accurate records of chemical application rates and dates is a must. A Commodity Vendor Declaration of these details will need to be completed if the crop is cut and sold as Hay.
No product will be marketed or sold without a current and correctly completed CVD.
Author Neville Janke Neville Janke is a qualified agronomist and Horticulturist with over 20 years of experience guiding farmers in the Agricultural and Horticultural industries. With this experience, Neville has been helping long-term users of Hay and grain to experience the Feed Central way of sourcing quality Feed for hungry cattle. View all posts
Authors Tim Ford In 2002, Tim established Feed Central, leveraging over many years of professional hay and agricultural experience domestically and internationally. Tim was born and bred in the Riverina and has travelled extensively within domestically and internationally to learn more about hay and the national and international fodder markets. Tim is a sought-after media…