AIC Services will be providing a periodic newsletter to keep registered advisers up to date with the registers latest development.
While the production and safety of animal feed is assured by the various schemes operated by AIC Services (FEMAS, TASCC and UFAS), until now, there has been no corresponding standard to underpin the advice that accompanies feed onto the farm.
Competence of NI feed advisers to be recognised: 12 August 2013
The following article is from the Farming Life website.
A new initiative announced this month will recognise the competence of advisers working in the animal feed sector and also provide a structure for training and professional development.
Tried & Tested Feed Planning for Cattle and Sheep: 12 August 2013
The information provided within this publication will allow ruminant livestock farmers and their advisers to take a fresh look at feed planning, to see how it might be improved.
AIC meet with Assured Food Standards (AFS) – 07 August 2013: 9 August 2013
AIC met with AFS on 07 August to discuss the launch of the feed adviser register and how AIC could work with AFS to further develop an understanding of FAR.
The AIC, an active member of the Tried & Tested Professional Nutrient Management Group (PNMG), has set up an Feed Advisor Register in response to Government, industry and customer demands in the areas of Greenhouse Gas emmission reductions within the livestock sector.
Chaired by AIC Scotland Feed Sector Chairman – Stephen Kenyon the event was aimed at the feed sector advisers and had a full complement of delegates.
Livestock Event – NEC Birmingham, 03 - 04 July 2013: 5 July 2013
John Kelley, Managing Director of AIC Services attended the Livestock Event in Birmingham on both days to present about the newly launched Feed Adviser Register (FAR).
FAR Presentation 03 July 2013 : 3 July 2013
Livestock Event 2013, NEC Birmingham, 03 - 04 July 2013
The Feed Adviser Register launched at the beginning of May by the Agricultural Industries Confederation has already accepted some 170 advisers who have all met the required criteria.
Press Release - Parliamentary inquiry exposes lack of clarity on measuring environmental impact of livestock - 24 May 2013: 24 May 2013
Parliamentary inquiry exposes lack of clarity on measuring environmental impact of livestock