17 May 2024
by Oli Hill, James McCulloch

AIC launches careers booklet to encourage new entrants into UK animal feed sector


A careers booklet aimed at attracting new entrants into the animal feed supply chain has been published by the Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC).

The booklet - "Careers in the Animal Feed Supply Chain" - was created by AIC's Feed Future Forum, a group of younger Members of the agri-supply trade, to equip the next generation with the knowledge and better understanding of what a career in the UK's livestock feed industry looks like and why it's so rewarding.

Available as a hard copy and as a digital download, the booklet offers information on a wide range of roles within the animal feed supply chain, including technical, procurement, sustainability, logistics, IT and engineering.

The AIC Feed Future Forum aims to promote the booklet at careers shows and events in the coming months.

Wide range of opportunities

The animal feed industry is worth over £4.5 billion to the UK economy and produces 16 million tonnes of safe, nutritious and sustainable feed every year.

James McCulloch, AIC's Head of Animal Feed, said: "Producing feed for livestock means the nation's farmers can raise healthy animals and produce meat, milk, butter, cheese, eggs, and fish to nourish the nation's families.

"This work requires one essential ingredient – people with a wide range of skills and interests. Without a workforce, the feed sector cannot play its part in feeding the nation.

"This careers booklet showcases the wide range of opportunities within the feed sector of the agri-supply industry, explaining how it offers an exciting and fulfilling career.

"Helping feed animals with safe, nutritious, and sustainable feed means that we can all have access to the same healthy, nutritious, and sustainable food – what could be more important than that?"

To view and download a digital PDF copy of the booklet and promotional A5 flyer, click below. To request a hard copy, please email [email protected].


About AIC

AIC is the UK trade association representing the agricultural supply chain sectors of Animal Feed, Combinable Crops, Crop Protection & Agronomy, Fertiliser, and Seed, since its inception in 2003.

In all, AIC represents Members responsible for some £17.8 billion of farm trade. A significant part of its work is political lobbying and influencing, as well as supporting Members with technical information.


AIC Services, which is the professional services arm of AIC manages a range of services, including Assurance Schemes and professional registers recognised by the UK Government as essential tools to underpin feed & food safety alongside fertiliser security.

These schemes and professional registers include:


Press Contact

Oli Hill, Communications Manager, AIC 
+44 (0)1733 385230
[email protected]

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Oli Hill

Oli Hill

Communications Manager, AIC

As Communications Manager, Oli creates and oversees the content published on AIC's website, emails, Member briefings, print publications, and social media.

A qualified multimedia journalist, he previously spent six years working at Farmers Weekly magazine as a Senior Reporter on the arable team, and latterly as Community Editor. More recently he was Communications Manager at Red Tractor.

[email protected]
01733 385230

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James McCulloch

James McCulloch

Head of Animal Feed, AIC

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01733 385253

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