Copper in Animal Wastes and Sewage Sludge

Proceedings of the EEC Workshop organised by the Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA), Station d’Agronomie, Bordeaux, France, and held at Bordeaux, October 8–10, 1980

  • P. L’Hermite
  • J. Dehandtschutter
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Animal Nutrition and Physiology

  3. Agronomy — a) Soil Plant Relationships

  4. Agronomy — b) Plant/Animal Relationships

  5. Effects on the Consumer of meat from Animals Fed Dietary Copper

  6. Industrial Problems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 325-325
    2. B. C. Cooke
      Pages 327-354
  7. Final Session

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 367-367
    2. P. L’Hermite, J. Dehandtschutter
      Pages 369-370
    3. P. L’Hermite, J. Dehandtschutter
      Pages 371-373
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 374-378

About these proceedings


This publication constitutes the Proceedings of a Workshop held in Bordeaux (France) on 8th - 10th October, 1980, under the auspices of the Commissior: of the European Communities, as part of the CEC research programme on 'Effluents from Livestock' and the Concerted Action COST 68 bis 'Treatment and Use of Sewage Sludge'. Major changes have taken place in livestock production techniques in recent years. One of the most important developments has been in the field of animal nutrition. Animals are fed to gain maximum liveweight in close relationship with market requirements for carcass and meat quality. With regard to pig production, dietary formulation is based on scientific principles and feed includes a large variety of ingredients to supply optimum feed rations for 'standardised' animals. In order to increase growth rate and to improve feed conversion, copper is added to the ratio~s of fattening pigs in a number of countries, in accordance with the provisions of Council Directives concerning additives in feedingstuffs, as last amended by the 23rd Commission Directive of 4th July 1980.


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Editors and affiliations

  • P. L’Hermite
    • 1
  • J. Dehandtschutter
    • 1
  1. 1.Commission of the European CommunitiesBrusselsBelgium

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1981
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-94-009-8505-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-8503-2
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