04 Jul 2024
by Oli Hill

AIC launches new Game Feed training course to support Feed Adviser and Gamekeeper best practice


The Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC) has launched a valuable new training course designed to enhance the understanding of feed advisers, gamekeepers, and landowners on critical antimicrobial resistance and biosecurity issues.

The renowned Feed Adviser Register (FAR), which is run by AIC, released its latest Continuous Professional Development (CPD) module on 4 July 2024.

Titled “Managing Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) and Biosecurity in the Gamebird Sector”, this online course builds on the AMR and biosecurity knowledge covered in the FAR’s popular Game Feed Module 1 training launched in 2022. Participants will need to have completed the Game Feed Module 1 before they can progress to the latest training.

The course is suitable for feed advisers, gamebird breeders, rearers, keepers, landowners, shoot owners, and game meat buyers who want to develop their understanding of the role and responsibility of the game sector in antimicrobial stewardship and learn how the consequences of poor biosecurity measures can impact game bird production.

David Moss, AIC Technical Manager explains that the new FAR Game Feed CPD module is one of a series of shorter modules that explore key areas in more detail.

"This valuable new training module provides the game feed sector with a detailed understanding of antimicrobial resistance and biosecurity and can be completed in about 55 minutes."

The module can be completed in participants’ own time, at their own pace, with online assessment. Successful participants will receive a certificate of completion.

The module is available free of charge to all FAR Members, while non-Members can join FAR as an Associate Member for an annual fee of £95 (excluding VAT) in order to access the training module.

Participants need to have first completed the Game Feed Module 1 before taking this second module, with those who have already completed it able to access the new training via the online portal.

Existing FAR members wishing to add the Game Feed module and find out more can contact Carolynn Palasiuk [email protected]

Industry backing

Dominic Boulton, Public Relations and Politics Adviser at the Game Farmers Association, supports the development of the new module.

He commented: "This exciting new initiative from AIC should be compulsory for anyone involved in the supply chain of medicated game feeds and those who feed them to their birds.

"It provides a comprehensive background to antimicrobial resistance, antibiotic stewardship and the crucial role that we can all play in using medication effectively and protecting human and animal health."

Kenny Stokes-Nutting, Director at St David’s Poultry Team Veterinary Surgeons, backs the training’s aims.

He added: "This timely module on antimicrobial resistance and biosecurity will undoubtedly support the industry at a time when reducing antibiotics and tightening biosecurity has never been more important."

Further game feed CPD modules are planned by AIC, with the next due for launch in 2025.

To find out more about the Feed Adviser Register (FAR) Game Feed Modules, contact AIC’s David Moss by emailing [email protected] or call 01733 385230.


About AIC

As the UK agricultural supply industry's leading trade association, the Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC) represents businesses in key sectors within the supply chains that feed the nation.

Its Member businesses supply UK farmers and growers with the animal feedfertiliserseedcrop protection productstrusted advice and quality services that are essential to producing food, as well as trading crops and commodities across the globe.

Formed in October 2003 by a merger of three trade associations, today AIC has over 230 Members in the agri-supply trade and represents £17.8 billion* turnover at farmgate.

AIC works on behalf of its Members by lobbying policymakers and stakeholders, delivering information, providing trade assurance schemes, and offering technical support.


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:


*According to a 2023 survey of AIC Members.

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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