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FAR Background, Eligibility and Benefits


Should you join the Feed Adviser Register?

You should if you:

You may wish to join if you:

  • prepare ration plans or provide feeding advice to cattle, sheep, pig or poultry farmers
  • sample forage and advise on feeds to complement it
  • are an in-house nutritionist/commercial nutritionist
  • are a veterinary surgeon giving feed advice
  • are an independent adviser or feed adviser/ nutritionist linked to a machinery or other company offering feed advice
  • selling a farmer an individual or a number of feed ingredients and advising how they fit an overall feed ration
  • are a consultancy business offering independent feeding or feed management advice to livestock farmers
  • are a feed sales specialist
  • offer advice on mineral supplementation
  • sell one or a number of feed ingredients for a farmer to make up his own feed, but not advising on formulating the finished diet? eg straights traders
  • sell silage additives to livestock farmers
  • are a retail seller of animal feed products
  • a livestock farmer preparing or advising on rations to other farmers


FAR Benefits

FAR, recognises standards of professionalism within the livestock feed supply sector – which is good news for farming systems; the environment including reducing GHG emissions.

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Feed Adviser Overview Document

1263kb PDF

This document covers all areas of FAR in detail. The overview document also covers the areas of the 'core competencies' that advisers must achieve in the first two years of the register.

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