You can browse the FAQs below or download the full FAR FAQs Update here.
The Feed Adviser Register is a voluntary scheme which is managed by the industry for the industry. Eventually it is anticipated that there will be consumer pull through for the provision of feed advice by registered feed advisers.
A range of qualifications are accepted including a degree, PHD, masters, in-house or external training course/s in related subjects.
The FAR was established in response to the Governments requirements to reduce the Greenhouse Gas emissions on farm. Under the Climate Change Act 2008, the UK Government is legally required to achieve an overall 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions fr... (Show More)
FAR is in its early stages and it will take time for the message to spread around. Feed Advisers have now been issued with identity cards enabling them to show proof of membership to farmers. It is hoped that in time taking feeding advice from a member of... (Show More)
This year, 2015, we will be focusing on environmental factors that affect the livestock farmer. We also want to build on the robustness of FAR, with documentation audits and i validation questions.
Traders, shippers, forwarders and others that are not giving feeding management advice.
Having advisers on the register will meet some of your company’s requirements under the Climate Change Act in reducing greenhouse gas emissions within the feed sector and also independently demonstrate that the sector is contributing to the sustaina... (Show More)
No. It isn’t aimed at people who just have degrees and masters, but those who also have the appropriate in-house or external training.
A feed adviser register Working Group has been established from representatives of the feed sector and is working to produce a credible standard that evolves at a pace that meets the industry and Government’s requirements.
The concern is understandable, but existing schemes for agricultural advice have demonstrated this not to be the case. The requirements to join the Register are set at a pre-competitive level to address issues common to the whole sector. The Register&rsqu... (Show More)