The following FAQ's have been drawn together to help and assist you with any queries you may have about the Feed Adviser Register.
If a farmer meets the necessary core competencies, then yes.
Why is a feed adviser register needed to demonstrate that we are helping our farmer customers reduce their GHG/environmental footprint?
Why doesn’t the farmer take responsibility and we look after our environmental responsibility at the feed mill?
Selection of the appropriate purchased feed to compliment home produced feeds and the subsequent feeding regimes that are used on farm have a significant impact on production and profitability but also on the environment. It could be considered negligent to end our environmental responsibility at the factory gates. It would demonstrate that the advice we are providing is of a standard that is effective in assisting the farmer to improve his feeding efficiency and thereby reduce his/her footprint, which will also reflect positively on the feed supply sector. It is recognised that farm activities are also influenced by other farm advisers, assurance schemes, vets etc., and that FAR plays a part in the management of the livestock farming system.
We are already contributing to reducing environmental emissions (including carbon) through Climate Change Agreements affecting feedmill facilities and Environmental Permitting Regulations.
What are other sectors of the supply trade doing to address the Industry’s GHG Action Plan and wider sustainability commitments?
See: http://aicroadmaps.org.uk/ for full story of all progress made so far and planned.
Other sectors can already demonstrate via entities such as BASIS and FACTS that they are contributing to professional development and knowledge transfer with respect to reducing the carbon footprint on farm.