Continual Professional Development

Continuous Professional Development 2019-2020

Competency requirements for Ruminants and Monogastrics, Pig and Poultry

Essential knowledge and skills

To understand all the potential sources of vitamins and trace elements that an animal consumes

  1. For the feeds not directly under your control to know where to obtain estimates of the trace element and vitamin content of the products and be able to calculate how much these supply on a daily basis
  2. To know where to obtain information for the daily vitamin and trace element requirements of the animals
  3. To be aware of the vitamins and trace elements for which daily Maximum Permitted Levels are set
  4. To be able to prepare rations that match the animals’ vitamin and trace element requirements and that do not exceed the mandatory Maximum Permitted Levels where they are set
  5. To understand the potential consequences of over-supply of micronutrients with regard to the effects on animal health, consumers of animal-derived foods, users of the products and the environment
  6. To have an understanding on groupings of feed additives and their function, (e.g. technological, sensory, nutritional, andzootechnical)
  7. To have an understanding of dietetic feeds and their role in animal nutrition
  8. To be aware of the legislation concerning feed additives and dietetics feeds


FAR CPD Year 1 Further Reading

Relevant Regulations


Other documents

Mineral Intake on commercial dairy farms in GB in comparison with recommended levels. (2012). Dairyco Report