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UK animal feed industry to ‘benefit’ from new guidelines

Published on 18 June, 2010, Last updated at 10:53 GMT
UK animal feed industry to ‘benefit’ from new guidelines

UK - The animal feed industry is likely to welcome the new simplified system used to recording stocks.

The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) has changed previous guidelines which required farmers to record where the animal feed was bought and whether it was sold on, reports

Many farmers were critical of these laws, put forward in the Meat Products Regulations 2003, which wasted time and money.

The FSA said: "The [new] guidance has been trialed with farmers in England who, after seeing it, told the agency they were much clearer about what records they need to keep."

By simplifying legislation, each farmer could save an estimated 35 hours per year as the new guidelines only require an hour each month to update feed records.

As animal feed industry continues to grow in the UK, the introduction of new guidance could help farmers concentrate on production rather than bureaucracy.


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