AIC Services will be providing a periodic newsletter to keep registered advisers up to date with the registers latest development.
Feed-a-Gene: 19 October 2015
Animal production is constantly facing new challenges. Increasing productivity and efficiency have been key issues. This creates a unique opportunity to implement changes in the livestock production chain.
Better feed advice by FAR: 1 October 2015
‘Use a member of the Feed Adviser Register (FAR) for greater feed efficiency and reduced greenhouse gas emissions’ – is the message being promoted to UK livestock farmers.
Many feed additives, in particular trace elements and vitamins A and D3, have legally defined Maximum Permitted Levels (MPLs) for reasons of animal, consumer or environmental safety. These MPL’s are defined in the Register of Feed Additives.
The Feed Adviser Register (FAR) continues to meet its overall objectives, according to AIC Services Managing Director John Kelley. The Register, which was launched two year ago in May has nearly 1200 members and the vast majority of these have already completed their core competencies in the first two training modules.
Make AgriBusiness 2016 a Date for Your Diary in November : 2 July 2015
‘Be sure you put November 11th – the date for AgriBusiness 2016, the agri-supply industry conference - in your diary.’ That’s the message from the Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC).
AHDB Dairy Voluntary Survey: 24 June 2015
A voluntary survey sent from the research and development department of AHDB Dairy.
Single issue policy making at European and UK levels appears to be reducing the ability of British agriculture to achieve its objective of ‘producing more from less’, according to the Agricultural Industries Confederation – the trade body for Britain’s agriculture supply industry.
FAR Core Competencies - Planned Workshops: 20 March 2015
APT are planning to run two workshops in September to meet the needs of the Feed Advisors Register. These will be:
Ruminant Nutrition (meets FAR Ruminant module groups 1-5 plus 7)*
Ruminant Health and Welfare (meets FAR Ruminant module groups 6, 8-10)*
Outbreak of avian influenza in East Yorkshire: 17 November 2014
The Chief Veterinary Officer has confirmed that highly pathogenic avian influenza is present in England. Defra has issued a Declaration of a Protection Zone and a Surveillance Zone following the outbreak.
Give Us the Tools to Deliver Sustainability: 13 November 2014
Technology is vital to environmental and economic sustainability for UK agriculture. This was the recurring message from speakers at this year’s AgriBusiness 2015 conference organised by the Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC).