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Mammalian Protein Feeding Ban Records

John Hall, Animal and Poultry Sciences, Virginia Tech

Livestock Update, June 1998

The ban on feeding animal derived proteins to ruminants began late last summer (See July 1997 Livestock Update for details). Producers (anyone with one cow or sheep) must maintain documentation of amounts and types of ANY feed that contains animal derived protein. This is regardless of the source of the protein even if it is from a non-restricted source. The documentation includes a feed tag and records of amounts purchased (receipts). All documents must be maintained for 1 full year.

Below is a summary of the ban, banned and approved protein sources and the records needed.

Brochures that you can use at educational are available from VDACS at the address below.

Contact: J. R. Crane
Virginia Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services
Office of Product & Industry Standards
P.O. Box 1163
Richmond, VA 23218
(804) 786-3542

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