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Adding value - Animal Feed

Agri-Brexit Coalition

22 March 2017

The Agri-Brexit Coalition has been launched to ensure one unified voice speaking on behalf of the eight organisations that represent... Read more

Food Standards Scotland update on new enforcement arrangements

22 March 2017

Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has written to stakeholders outlining plans to develop a regional local authority model for feed control... Read more

From the Top - Uniting with common purpose

22 March 2017

The creation of the Agri-Brexit Coalition ahead of the triggering of Article 50 is great news. After two meetings of the... Read more

Gathering hard facts back industry credibility

22 March 2017

AIC constantly lobbies for ‘evidence-based’ approaches to policy making, often arguing against cases based largely on emotion from single-issue pressure... Read more

AIC position on responsible soya

24 November 2016

For a wide range of livestock soya bean meal is a highly economic source of protein containing an ideal balance... Read more

Agribusiness

16 February 2016

What's the issue?

In a world where there is an increasing amount of information and more and more industry events... Read more

Ensuring realistic targets for ammonia and GHGs

16 February 2016

What's the issue?

The EU National Emissions Ceilings Directive and future UK carbon budgets are both under review. AIC is... Read more

Feed Adviser Register

16 February 2016

What's the issue?

While other on-farm advisers had schemes to provide accreditation and training, there was no such scheme for... Read more

Food supply in the balance

16 February 2016

What's the issue?

Food Supply in the Balance was launched in mid-2015 with wide support from industry, as well as... Read more

GM decisions in Europe

16 February 2016

What's the issue?

During 2015 the EU Commission put forward proposals for re-nationalising decisions relating to the approval of GM events... Read more

Joining forces to lobby HM Treasury

16 February 2016

What's the issue?

The Treasury is reviewing the future of energy policy and taxation, and £100,000s are at stake for... Read more

Mobile App

16 February 2016

What's the issue?

AIC has to ensure that Members and stakeholders can gain access to AIC information at all times... Read more

New guidance boosts former foodstuffs potential

16 February 2016

What's the issue?

The current Legal Guidance Note used by the Environment Agency and suppliers of processed former foodstuffs was... Read more

Practical Assurance Schemes revised

16 February 2016

What's the issue?

Rules, regulations and market requirements constantly change. Therefore, assurance schemes require constant updating to ensure adherence to... Read more

Renewable Energy Directive (RED)

16 February 2016

What's the issue?

The EU’s Renewable Energy Directive covers the sustainable sourcing of materials in the biofuels sector and, therefore,... Read more

Soya guidelines for sustainability

16 February 2016

What's the issue?

Soya is a key component of many animal feed diets, but there have been concerns about the... Read more

Website updates

16 February 2016

What's the issue?

AIC wants to ensure that its Members can quickly and easily find information about the full range... Read more

Agribusiness growing success

12 March 2015

What is the issue?

Amongst the plethora of events, few are tailored to the broad needs of the agricultural supply... Read more

AIC i-learning - Online learning launched

12 March 2015

What is the issue?

TASCC participants are expected to fulfil code requirements to help comply with legislative and customer requests.... Read more

Global linkage for assurance schemes

12 March 2015

What is the issue?

In a global market, the challenge of sourcing safe ingredients whilst maintaining competitiveness within the UK... Read more

Increasing Social Media presence

12 March 2015

What is the issue?

Members and stakeholders are evolving the way they communicate both internally and externally. AIC has taken... Read more

Industry saving of over £2m pa

12 March 2015

What is the issue?

New EU proposals on ‘official controls’ for feed and food would allow authorities to charge businesses... Read more

Linking with Global Standard for Food Safety

12 March 2015

What is the issue?

While significant volumes... Read more

RED assurances

12 March 2015

What is the issue?

RED is a requirement to ensure that the EU’s aims, to obtain 10% of its energy for... Read more

Saving £110,000 on every feed line

12 March 2015

What is the issue?

Currently the Industrial Emissions Directive guidance does not recognise cyclones as a ‘Best Available... Read more

Tailored website communications

12 March 2015

What is the issue?

AIC has to ensure that Members and stakeholders can easily access information about AIC activities to... Read more

Updating TASCC codes

12 March 2015

What is the issue?

The TASCC codes were issued in February 2014 and the next edition will be effective from February... Read more

Agribusiness growing success

20 May 2014

What is the issue?

Agriculture as a whole and the supply side of the industry in particular needs strong, clear... Read more

AIC Business insight

20 May 2014

What is the issue?

There’s much more to running a business than delivering products or services. Despite Government commitments to... Read more

Earned recognition

20 May 2014

What is the issue?

Budgets for Government agencies are being squeezed, and the Government is now looking at... Read more

FEMAS Calculator

20 May 2014

What is the issue?

Over recent years UK authorities have been challenged by the Food and Veterinary Office of the... Read more

Former foodstuffs in feed

20 May 2014

What is the issue?

In its 2011 report... Read more

Safe feed Delivery

20 May 2014

What is the issue?

Within the whole of UK industry, agriculture has the worst record with an average of 45 work-related... Read more

Sustainability Committee

20 May 2014

What is the issue?

Sustainability is an issue that impacts all sectors of the agri-supply industry and feed... Read more

TASCC Codes

20 May 2014

What is the issue?

The TASCC Codes have undergone their biennial review to ensure that they are relevant to the... Read more

AIC launches new ‘former foodstuffs’ body

08 April 2014

UKFFPAWith the support of the Food Standards Agency, the UK Former Foodstuffs... Read more

AIC meets UK retailers

08 April 2014

Meeting the needs of the UK retailers can be demanding, but AIC was given the opportunity to present... Read more

Maintaining FAR Status

08 April 2014

Maintaining an advisers’ FAR status will be the overriding focus of the Feed Adviser Register activity over the coming year.... Read more

Positive FVO Audit

08 April 2014

Cows

Between the 20th and 30th January, the EU Food and Veterinary Office (FVO)... Read more

Feed Adviser Register exceeds 1000 members

05 December 2013

The AIC Feed Adviser Register (FAR) launched only in May this year has already exceeded one thousand members.... Read more

Critical time ahead for feed mills

11 October 2013

Feed mill managers are acutely aware of the financial benefits of running mills efficiently whilst meeting their Environmental... Read more

FAR - Industry-wide support

11 October 2013

Adding Value FAR DairyEarly registrations for the recently launched Feed Adviser Register... Read more

FAR - Well-founded Confidence

11 October 2013

We have always been confident about the on-farm expertise within the membership of our feed sector, nevertheless we... Read more

Guidance for safe deliveries on farm

11 October 2013

‘Safe delivery of animal feeds to farms’ is the focus of information that will be issued for delivery drivers and... Read more

NEW FEMAS standards now in force

11 October 2013

The FEMAS International Core Standard plus associated sector notes and modules came into force at the beginning of September. The... Read more

RUMA challenges Soil Association’s claims on farm antibiotics

11 October 2013

addvalue farm antibioticsThe Responsible Use of Medicines in Agriculture (RUMA), of which... Read more

TASCC Review 2014 makes progress

11 October 2013

The process of reviewing the TASCC code ready for issue in February 2014 is well under way. The various TASCC working... Read more

Feed Adviser Register exceeds expectations

08 July 2013

The Feed Adviser Register launched at the beginning of May has already accepted some 170 advisers who have all met the... Read more

Chief Executive responds to feed slur

13 April 2013

During February AIC Chief Executive David Caffall was quick to respond to a letter in the Daily Telegraph after the... Read more

Closing in on T2/ HT2 decision

13 April 2013

In recent months, the EU Commission has worked on a recommendation dealing with T2 and HT2 mycotoxins which it finally... Read more

Earned recognition – FSA review of feed law enforcement

13 April 2013

Following Food and Veterinary Office (FVO) missions to the UK, and the findings of Food Standards Agency (FSA) audits of... Read more

FAR closer to industry launch

13 April 2013

AIC’s Feed Adviser Register took a step closer to its launch at a major workshop, chaired by Feed Sector Chairman... Read more

Tony Bell made life member

13 April 2013

Tony Bell, who has chaired the Feed Executive with unstinting effort since AIC was formed, has been made an Honorary... Read more

Advice mapping shows AIC Members' vital role in R&D delivery

12 February 2013

Clear calls from the Foresight Report on the 'Future of Food and Farming', the Farming Regulation Task Force and the... Read more

Defra draws confidence from GHG Action Plan

12 February 2013

During 2012 government committed to analyse the effectiveness of its current approach to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from English agriculture.... Read more

Dioxin testing regime saves millions

12 February 2013

The German dioxin ëscandalí highlighted the need for more detailed monitoring for dioxin in animal feeds. The European Commission initially... Read more

Engagement shapes industryís future

12 February 2013

The UK agricultural sector faces many challenges in the year ahead as well as seeing many potential opportunities. Issues such... Read more

Feedmills save £4.2 million with revised energy saving target

12 February 2013

Feedmill operators are committed to improving mill efficiencies. Policy drivers such as the Climate Change Levy and rising costs of... Read more