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Raw Drinking Milk Guidance

You may be aware that the FSA has recently changed its guidance concerning the sale of raw milk direct to consumer.  The new guidance requires businesses selling RDM (Raw Drinking Milk) to implement documentation and testing procedures based on hazard analysis, and document procedures to ensure milk is safe and complies with legal requirements. Apheya Animal Nutrition is primarily an animal nutrition consultancy, providing advice on nutrition and feed safety to farmers, feed businesses...

April 6, 2020

Dust Explosion & Fire Safety Awareness Course.

Dust Explosion and Fire Safety Course : Preston, 10th March. Milling Technology Services is running a one day course designed for all mill/factory personnel.The objective of the course is to make people aware of the risks that could lead to a dust explosion through case studies, there will also be live fire extinguisher demonstrations. To inform of all the preventative measures that will reduce the risk of a dust explosion taking place and to minimise the damage and deal effectively if one was t...

February 27, 2020

FSPCA Preventive Controls for Animal Food

We are thrilled to announce that Victoria has completed her FSPCA Preventive Controls for Animal Food qualification, and is now a 'Preventive Controls Qualified Individual' . If you are exporting animal feed to USA and require a Preventive Controls Food Safety plan, we can help you to develop and implement the plan, as required by the Food Safety Modernisation Act. Contact us to find out more....

February 19, 2020

New Legislation

Annex I of Undesirable Substances Directive 2002/32/EC was amended on 7th November 2019, with the publication of COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) 2019/1869.This regulation amends levels of arsenic, mercury, lead and fluorine to a number of feeds, and amends MRLs for dioxins, sum of dioxins and dioxin-like PCBs, and non-dioxin-like PCBs in some groups of feed additives.For a full list of new legislation, why not sign up to the Apheya Feed Advisory Membership Service? You’ll receive an ...

January 19, 2020

Apheya Training Courses in 2020

Upcoming Training Courses Click on course link to find out more or to book a place. Level 2 Award in HACCP for Animal Feed Manufacturing - 4th February, Cheshire.Level 3 Award in HACCP for Animal Feed Manufacturing - 4th -5th February, Cheshire.Animal Nutrition (in association with BCFTA) - 17th -18th March, Bristol.Level 2 Award in HACCP for Animal Feed Manufacturing - 5th May, Durham.Level 3 Award in HACCP for Animal Feed Manufacturing - 5th -6th May, Durham.Microbiology for Feed Milling ...

January 19, 2020

APHA approval for new dog treats.

Our team at Apheya are delighted to support smaller businesses with the more difficult aspects of compliance with legislation. Victoria recently guided Stephen Auty of Mykiss through the process of applying for APHA approval for his new dog treat operation. Stephen runs the Yarrow Fishery in the beautiful border town of Selkirk, and was looking to manufacture trout fillets for dogs. This involves obtaining approval from APHA for the processing of animal by-products, designing premises, HACCP pla...

January 13, 2020

Animal Nutrition Course

Victoria carried out another successful 'Animal Nutrition' course, in conjunction with BCFTA, at the beautiful Clevedon Hall in Somerset.The two day Animal Nutrition course is designed for delegates working within the feed industry, farming or related industries, who don't have formal nutrition training. The course in March welcomed a production manager, quality controllers, nutritionists, sales personnel, a trader and warehouse manager; each brought their own experiences, and contributed to a v...

January 2, 2020

Apheya Feed Advisory Service

For food businesses supplying products into the animal feed market. Apheya Animal Nutrition are offering a new resource to food companies supplying products into the animal feed market. Any former foods sold or supplied as feed must comply with feed legislation and be safe for use - Our Apheya Feed Advisory Service aims to support food businesses in the use andsale of former foodstuffs as animal feed, ensuring that your food business stays up to date with animal feed requirements and ensures pro...

May 31, 2019

Molasses can help combat the double edged ‘sward’ of early spring grass!

By Victoria Phillips BSc Agriculture nutrition and MSc Animal productionAn unseasonably warm February after a year of drought and forage shortages was undoubtedly good news for farmers eyeing the last of their 2018 forage stocks with trepidation. The early turnout and relatively dry ground meant many farmers could breathe a sigh of relief that their forage had lasted the winter. Early spring grass is a double edged ‘sward’ – On one hand, its high protein content and fast growth provides im...

April 18, 2019

Winterbotham Darby Animal Health and Welfare Conference

The Winterbotham Darby Animal Health and Welfare conference in Bristol in March was well-attended by over 100 representatives of the food industry, including the major retailers, accreditation bodies and NGOs, followed by a dinner in the evening. Victoria gave a short presentation on the challenges facing the feed industry, explaining the difficulties of replacing soya and palm products in feed, and enjoyed a range of presentations from Newcastle and Bristol Universities...

March 21, 2019

Herbaboost trial results from Duchy College, Cornwall

Apheya Animal Nutrition are pleased to publish the findings from our first product trial of Herbaboost – a single dose drench of oregano oil and supporting nutrients to improve the response to challenges facing new-born calves. Our first product trial has taken place on a dairy farm in Cornwall, milking approximately 260 cows and block calve in both the spring and autumn. Over the previous few years the herd manager has been faced with tackling both coccidiosis and cryptosporidium and as such ...

January 10, 2019

Kelso Tup Sales 2018

On Friday 14th September Victoria visited Kelso Tup Sales with Northumbrian Quality Feeds. The turnout and support from the Trade Stands and Buyers and Sellers were amazing.  At the end of the day 3979 Shearlings and 411 Lambs were sold!...

September 16, 2018

The Authorisation Process for Feed Additives

We have worked with a number of clients helping them prepare documentation for new feed additives and advising them of the information required for the different types of feed additives.  This information is in-depth and complex, and depends upon the type of additive being developed, but here is a brief insight into the work behind the products listed in Annex I of the EU Register of Feed Additives. Feed additives are defined in Regulation EC 1831/2003 Article 2 as ‘substances, microorgan...

September 4, 2018

Averting a Fodder Crisis

Whilst in Ireland last week, I heard that in the South of Ireland, where summer rations would usually include 2kg compound feed per day, some farmers were feeding 8kg/day to make  up for the lack of grass. This is ‘panic buying’, and may be possible in the short-term, but it cannot be the basis for a winter feeding strategy. The dry summer has also no doubt resulted in much reduced winter forage stocks across the UK and Ireland, and raw material prices are on the increase.To plan in adv...

August 22, 2018

Herbaboost product testing to start with the help of Wescott Farm in Devon

Herbaboost is a single application syringe, designed to supply key ingredients to promote the health of new-born calves. A 40ml dose will supply oregano oil for gut health, propylene glycol and B Vitamins required by young calves pre-weaning. High levels of oocytes are the leading causes in a range of diseases in calves including coccidiosis and cryptosporidiosis and in both cases, it can be 4-7 weeks before calves show any clinical signs of each disease. Good calf management and an effective dr...

December 18, 2017

Make hay while the sun shines with a little help from United Molasses

After months of sustained high dairy commodity prices, farmgate milk prices are finally starting to reflect the record-breaking values of butter and cream. Processors had initially been slow to return sky-rocketing prices for fats, but many have now upped the price they pay for milk, with the UK average now edging towards the 30p/litre mark for September 2017. Whilst this is good news, practices on farm to improve efficiency shouldn’t be forgotten, and can further increase profitability as mil...

September 7, 2017

Animal Feed Legislation - Part 4

Written by Anna Hardcastle, Nutritionist. Animal feed is governed by EU legislation which specifies requirements on hygiene during production, and then requirements on marketing, use and labelling of different feeds and ingredients including genetically modified feeds. Other legislation lists maximum limits for coccidiostats, pesticides, mycotoxins, heavy metals and dioxins. Over the past 3 weeks I have been designing a new compound feed for broiler chickens and addressing common questions ask...

April 5, 2017

Animal Feed Legislation - Part 3

Written by Anna Hardcastle, Nutritionist. Over the past two weeks I've looked at designing, marketing and making feed as well as looking at ingredients allowed for feeding food-producing animals. This week I will be looking at how much additive can be added to animal feed....

March 28, 2017

Walsh Whiskey Distillery team celebrate after being awarded their certificates in HACCP

Walsh Whiskey Distillery team celebrate after being awarded their certificates in HACCP this week. This forms part of their requirement to the FEMAS assurance scheme. As well as being a world class distillery, they are focused on creating not only the highest quality liquid but also the highest quality of feed material too. Here receiving their certificates are; Fergal Carroll; Ann Farrell; Liam Flood; Johnny Graham; Kevin Hayden; Woody Kane; Ger Kavanagh; David McEvoy; Brendan Massey &am...

March 24, 2017

Animal Feed Legislation - Part 2

Written by Anna Hardcastle, Nutritionist. Last week I looked at designing, marketing and making feed. This week I will be looking at ingredients allowed for feeding food-producing animals....

March 21, 2017

Animal Feed Legislation - Part 1

Written by Anna Hardcastle, Nutritionist. Animal feed is governed by EU legislation which specifies requirements on hygiene during production, and then requirements on marketing, use and labelling of different feeds and ingredients including genetically modified feeds. Other legislation lists maximum limits for coccidiostats, pesticides, mycotoxins, heavy metals and dioxins. Over the next 4 weeks I will be designing a new compound feed for broiler chickens and I'll address a series of commonly...

March 14, 2017

Improve your forage intakes with Cane Molasses

By Victoria Phillips BSc Agricultural Biochemistry and Nutrition and MSc Animal Production Home-grown forage is the most important feed ingredient on any farm, and so using it effectively to achieve maximum performance and output from your livestock is critical. It is well established that the addition of molasses improves the palatability of any diet, but its role in increasing forage intake is much more important than simply improving taste. When cattle digest molasses it is quickly utilise...

February 13, 2017

Approved Driver CPC Training - Make your training count!

Apheya Animal Nutrition (formerly Victoria Phillips Ltd) are pleased to launch a new training course aimed at drivers delivering raw material and feed to feed mills and farms. This course has been approved for driver CPC, in partnership with Chartwise UK, a Jaupt approved CPC training centre, and is approved to meet the annual requirements of drivers for CPC training. The course teaches not only the importance of safe animal feed delivery, but also gives an insight into the consequences of cros...

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