The Feed Adviser Register (FAR) recognises standards of professionalism within the livestock feed supply sector and operates through a network of Feed Adviser members that give advice to UK livestock producers.
Herewith some useful supportive and informative links:-.
- European Green Deal and CAP Reform
The European Green Deal sets out the EU Commission’s commitment to tackling climate and environmental-related challenges that is this generation’s defining task.
The EU Commission is working on proposals for an EU Protein plan which may form a part of the reformed CAP from 2020. The protein plan will address research and innovation, agronomic challenges and the environmental benefits of protein crops, the development of supply/value chains and market potential for EU plant proteins in different market segments, including food.
Sustainability is an increasingly important item on AIC’s agenda as the sustainability of the entire food supply chain attracts greater attention from NGOs, retailers and Governments, with deforestation in relation to soya being given particular focus.
- Feed and the Environment
This provides access to the information on the AIC Services Palm Oil Credit Scheme – APOCS as well as useful links to the RSPO website.
Whilst the primary focus is on consumer waste reduction, all industries need to play a part in reducing use of single use plastic packaging as part of the UK 2050 waste and resources strategy. Industry needs to demonstrate that it is taking action to ensure the plastic it uses is recycled and consider new packaging solutions. UK wide measures are expected, including a tax on plastic packaging and changes to the current regulatory.
Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) is one of the most important challenges facing our species. In political terms it is now attracting as much attention as global warming and failure to address the problem could have far-reaching consequences for human health.
African Swine Fever
African swine fever (ASF) is a notifiable animal disease which affects pigs. It does not affect humans and is not the same disease as classical swine fever or swine influenza. AIC continues to monitor the situation closely and is providing information which updates on the current ASF outbreaks in China and Europe and some informative work on risk assessment for feed materials and feed additives.
- Insect Protein
AIC is closely involved with the UK Government initiative on insect biomass and is engaged in order to express the feed industry views.
The denial of authorisation of a particular source of Vitamin B2 has implications for the feed industry and AIC has been active on behalf of members on this issue.
The Chemicals Regulation Division (CRD) has removed the restriction on feeding livestock with produce which has been treated with maleic hydrazide (MH), including potatoes and potato products.