Suggested further reading

Note that the list is subject to updates:

UK National inventory, 2014 http://naei.beis.gov.uk/ 

UK Agriculture GHG Platform, 2019  http://www.ghgplatform.org.uk/ 

AIC document on climate change https://www.agindustries.org.uk/sectors/policy/climate-change/ 

 

Committee on climate change https://www.theccc.org.uk/tackling-climate-change/the-legal-landscape/ 

Greenhouse Gas emissions on British dairy farms 2012

https://dairy.ahdb.org.uk/media/623464/greenhouse_gas_emissions_on_british_dairy_farms.pdf 

Ammonia mitigation user manual UK 2008 

https://www.feedadviserregister.org.uk/latest-documents/ammonia-mitigation-user-manual/ 

Campaign for the farmed environment http://www.cfeonline.org.uk/ 

Tried and Tested, professional nutrient management, 2013 

http://www.nutrientmanagement.org/what-we-do/tools/feed-planning-for-sheep-and-cattle/ 

Catchment sensitive farming; reduce water and air pollution, 2014 

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/catchment-sensitive-farming-reduce-agricultural-water-pollution 

An inventory of mitigation methods, 2011

https://www.feedadviserregister.org.uk/latest-documents/mitigation-methods--user-guide/ 

Catchment Sensitive Farming Adviser Contacts 2020:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/catchment-sensitive-farming-officer-contacts/catchment-sensitive-farming-officer-contacts 

CFE advisers http://www.cfeonline.org.uk/your-area/ 

Industry approach to water quality, 2015

https://www.agindustries.org.uk/latest-documents/industryapproachtowaterqualityfinal/ 

BAT for pigs and poultry, 2017

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv%3AOJ.L_.2017.043.01.0231.01.ENG 

UK and England soil nutrient balances 2016

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/uk-and-england-soil-nutrient-balances-2016 

Nitrate vulnerable zones, England, 2018 

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/nitrate-vulnerable-zones 

Nitrate vulnerable zones, Wales, 2014 

https://gov.wales/docs/desh/publications/140422nitrate-vulnerable-zones-farmers-guidance-en.pdf 

Nitrate vulnerable zones, Scotland

https://www2.gov.scot/Topics/farmingrural/Agriculture/Environment/NVZintro/KeyRequirements

 Nitrate vulnerable zones, N.Ireland, 2015-2018 

https://www.daera-ni.gov.uk/sites/default/files/publications/dard/summary-of-nitrates-action programme-2015-18-and-phosphorus-regulations.pdf 

Sustainable agriculture land management strategy for N.Ireland 

https://www.feedadviserregister.org.uk/latest-documents/delivering-our-future-valuing-our-soils/ 

Useful link sheet; free practical guidance for farmers to support the aims of FAR

https://www.feedadviserregister.org.uk/latest-documents/far-useful-link-sheet-module-3-section-2/ 

Rumen Up, academic reports for the University of Aberdeen 

https://www.abdn.ac.uk/research/rumen-up/report/ 

 

Modules 1 & 2 Monogastrics, Pigs

Essential:

AHDB Pork website https://pork.ahdb.org.uk/ 

DEFRA Code of Recommendations for the Welfare of Livestock (Pigs) https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/pigs-on-farm-welfare 

Red Tractor Pig Standards - https://assurance.redtractor.org.uk/standards/search?c=10 

RSPCA Assured Standards - https://science.rspca.org.uk/sciencegroup/farmanimals/standards

EU Code of good labelling practice for compound feed for food producing animals - https://www.agindustries.org.uk/latest-documents/10197-codeofgoodlabellingpractice-final/ 

AIC website - https://www.agindustries.org.uk/sectors/animal-feed/

Recommended:

Land Use: Policies for a Net Zero UK - https://www.theccc.org.uk/publication/land-use-policies-for-a-net-zero-k/#:~:text=Net%20Zero%20requires%20a%20transformation%20in%20land%20use%20across%20the%20UK.&text=Increase%20tree%20planting%20%E2%80%93%20increasing%20UK,and%20conifer%20woodland%20each%20year  

Environmental Permitting Regulations (EPR) - http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2016/1154/contents/made?view=plain 

Regulation (EC) No 767/2009 – Feed use and marketing - https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32009R0767&from=EN 

Regulation (EC) No 1830/2003 and 1829/2003 – GM regulations - https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32003R1830&from=EN  and https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32003R1829&from=EN 

 

Dairy Cow Nutrition

 

Acidifiers In Animal Nutrition By C Luckstadt (Ed) (2007)

Calf Rearing Guide - Practical & Easy To Use By S.J. Charlton

Redefining Mineral Nutrition By Dr Julie Taylor-Pickard and Dr Lucy Tucker

The FEEDS Directory: Branded Products Guide By W N Ewing 

The FEEDS Directory: Commodity Products By W N Ewing

The FORAGES and PROTEIN CROPS Directory By N Young 

The MINERALS Directory By S J Charlton and Dr W N Ewing

The VITAMINS Directory By S J Charlton and Dr W N Ewing

Cow Signals Checkbook - Pocket Edition - COMING SOON By Jan Hulson

Economics & Milking By Jan Hulsen

Feeding Signals - A practical guide to feeding dairy cows for health and production
By Jan Hulsen, Dries Aerden & Jack Rodenburg

Fertility By Jan Hulsen

From Calf to Heifer By Jan Hulsen and Berrie Klein-Swormink

Grassland Signals By Berrie Klein-Swormink, Nick van Eekeren and Bert Philipsen 

Hooves By Jan Hulsen

Young Stock Signals By Jan Huslen

Amino Acids in Animal Nutrition (2nd Edition) By J.P.F. D'Mello

Animal Nutrition By Philip I Hynd

Energy and Protein Metabolism and Nutrition EAAP 138 By Mario Luiz Chizzotti

Enzymes in Farm Animal Nutrition 2nd Edition By Michael Bedford and Gary Partridge

Grass for Dairy Cattle By J.H. Churney, D.J.R. Churney

Nitrogen and Phosphorous Nutrition of Cattle By A.Hristov, E.Pfeffer

Phosphorus and Calcium Utilization and Requirements in Farm Animals
By Edited by D M S S Vitti & E Kebreab

Clinical Dairy Cow Nutrition By JM Wilkinson and CE Humphreys

Feeding the Dairy Cow By A T Chamberlain and J M Wilkinson

Gaining the Edge in Ruminant Production By Sylvie Andrieu

Livestock Handling and Transport - 5th Edition
By Edited by world-renowned animal scientist Dr Temple Grandin

Tables of Composition and Nutritional Value of Feed Materials
By D. Sauvant,J.-M. Perez, G. Tran

The Feeding of Ruminants Second Edition By E R Orskov

INRA Feeding System for Ruminants By edited by: INRA

Ruminant formula for The Future: Nutrition or pathology
By Sylvie Andrieu and Helen Warren

Ruminant Physiology 2009 By Y. Chilliard, F. Glasser, Y. Faulconnier, F. Bocquier, I. Veissier and M. Doreau

Phytogenics In Animal Nutrition By Tobias Steiner

 

FAR Modules 3 & 4:

https://www.agindustries.org.uk/sectors/policy/climate-change/ 

https://www.theccc.org.uk/tackling-climate-change/the-legal-landscape/ 

https://dairy.ahdb.org.uk/media/623464/greenhouse_gas_emissions_on_british_dairy_farms.pdf

UK Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Platform http://www.ghgplatform.org.uk 

Farming for cleaner water and healthier soil http://publications.naturalengland.org.uk/publication/36016?category=45002 

Preventing water pollution from your farm https://www.gov.uk/guidance/rules-for-farmers-and-land-managers-to-prevent-water-pollution 

AHDB slurry wizard https://ahdb.org.uk/knowledge-library/slurry-wizard 

UK and England soil nutrient balances:

Nutrient Management Guide (RB209) https://ahdb.org.uk/RB209 

Tried & Tested: Professional Nutrient Management  www.nutrientmanagement.org/home/ 

Tried & Tested Tools: 

http://www.nutrientmanagement.org/what-we-do/tools/

Nitrates Action programme guidance for England, for Wales, for Scotland and for Northern Ireland – covering management of manures and nutrients applied to land.

Industry Approach to Water Quality https://www.agindustries.org.uk/latest-documents/industryapproachtowaterqualityfinal/

Sustainable Land Management Strategy. Northern Ireland  https://www.daera-ni.gov.uk/articles/sustainable-agricultural-land-management-strategy

EU Best Available Techniques for the intensive rearing of pigs and poultry https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv%3AOJ.L_.2017.043.01.0231.01.ENG

Academic reports:

Rumen up

Practical tools and guidance useful links:

Guidance on manures management in housing, stores, and in field application:

Think Manures http://www.nutrientmanagement.org/what-we-do/tools/think-manures-revised-2014/

Guidance on managing soils, soil analysis, and contact details for soil labs:

Sampling guidance http://www.nutrientmanagement.org/library/sampling/ 

Soil laboratories http://www.nutrientmanagement.org/what-we-do/support-and-advice/find-a-laboratory/

General planning tools:

Feed planning for cattle and sheep http://www.nutrientmanagement.org/what-we-do/tools/feed-planning-for-sheep-and-cattle/

Nutrient Management Plan updated 2019 http://www.nutrientmanagement.org/what-we-do/tools/nutrient-management-plan-updated-2019/

Tractor cab cards (check lists) http://www.nutrientmanagement.org/what-we-do/tools/tractor-cab-cards/

Nutrient calculator, Northern Ireland https://eservices.ruralni.gov.uk/onlineservices/FarmNutrient/cropnutrient.asp

Further guidance on managing soil:

Think soils http://www.nutrientmanagement.org/thinksoils/

Grassland soils guide http://dairy.ahdb.org.uk/resources-library/technical-information/grass-management/healthy-grassland-soils-guide/#.XwXUZ-WSnD5

Soils Guidance, Scotland https://www.farmingforabetterclimate.org/improving-farm-profitability/soils-fertilisers-and-manures/