The Register, which was launched in May this year, has already attracted more than 700 applications.
It is designed to assure the standards of feeding advice provided to livestock farmers, particularly in terms of addressing the needs of the Greenhouse Gas Action Plan.
FAR aims to provide a way for livestock advisers to demonstrate professional competence. It also demonstrates to Government that industry is actively addressing the challenges within the Greenhouse Gas Action Plan to reduce emissions from livestock.
John Kelley, managing director of AIC services said, “We are pleased with the response to the Register to date and would urge those who haven’t registered yet to do so. We believe that membership of FAR will benefit feed advisers and animal nutritionists, and will provide a high degree of assurance for livestock producers.”
Feed advisers and animal nutritionists with two years or more proven experience can join the Register as full members. For those with less experience and new entrants, there is a ‘development’ status registration. On-going membership will require verification of core competencies.
|English: Feed Hopper Close up of the pig feed hoppers http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/837984 on the site of RAF Wigsley (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|