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
- 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
- To know where to obtain information for the daily vitamin and trace element requirements of the animals
- To be aware of the vitamins and trace elements for which daily Maximum Permitted Levels are set
- 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
- 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
- To have an understanding on groupings of feed additives and their function, (e.g. technological, sensory, nutritional, andzootechnical)
- To have an understanding of dietetic feeds and their role in animal nutrition
- To be aware of the legislation concerning feed additives and dietetics feeds
FAR CPD Year 1 Further Reading
- Regulation 1831/2003 on additives for use in animal nutrition
- Regulation 767/2009 on the placing on the market and use of feed
- Regulation 2018/1903 correcting annexes IV, VI and VII to Regulation 767/2009 on the placing on the market and use of feed
- Directive 2008/38 establishing a list of intended uses of animal feedingstuffs for particular nutritional purposes
- Regulation 5/2014 amending Directive 2008/38
- Regulation 1123/2014 amending Directive 2008/38
- EU Register of Feed Additives (with links to individual implementing Regulations authorising individual feed additives.
- FEFANA EU Code of Practice on Voluntary Labelling Particulars (claims) for Feed Additives and Premixtures
- ACAF Guidance Note for Supplementing Copper to Bovines
- ACAF Review of On-Farm Feeding Practices
- FEFANA – Vitamins in Animal Nutrition
- AHDB Trace Element Supplementation of Beef Cattle & Sheep
- ADAS Report on Selenium and Iodine supplementation for Breeding Ewes
- APHA Chemical Food Safety Reports – Livestock. Quarterly reports providing a summary of investigations into chemical incidents on farms to ensure the health and welfare of livestock, and food safety, is protected. Includes cases of over- supplementation with feed additives.
- Mineral Nutrition of Livestock. Suttle N F. 2010. The fourth edition of this important book covers the advances in livestock mineral nutrition, updated with more illustrations and additional material on the relationship between livestock and man. Recent developments are discussed, such as increasing the ‘mineral value’ of feeds by the use of additives and enhancing mineral availability through the use of organic sources of trace elements. The concept of the ‘mineral footprint’ of livestock production is introduced and methods of mineral feeding that lower environmental pollution are presented. Opportunities and problems in manipulating the mineral content of livestock to improve the mineral status of consumers are also addressed. The book is an essential resource for researchers and students in animal nutrition, agriculture and veterinary medicine, and a useful reference for those concerned with human nutrition and environmental protection.
- Intake of selected minerals on commercial dairy herds in central and northern England in comparison with requirements. (2014). Sinclair L.A. and Atkins N.E. Journal of Agricultural Science.
Mineral Intake on commercial dairy farms in GB in comparison with recommended levels. (2012). Dairyco Report