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.
Buyers Update (by Tim Ford) Trade was brisk up until the middle of last week and then slowed to take a breath as the current weather front unfolds. This is quite typical of the Fodder market, but even as I pen this brief report, enquiries are building again; I
Buyers Update (by Tim Ford) The rain has fallen, bringing the season break for many in the south. The western QLD rain is of particular note, with many receiving around 200mm this week and breaking long term historical records. For many out there, this has been drought breaking rain
Bales wrapped in plastic are commonly referred to as Silage Bales. These Silage bales are often wrapped in colourful plastic. We are often asked if these different colours of wrap mean anything? Hay Bales or Silage Bales wrapped in different colours has no real meaning. The different colours are