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Key – Those standards which have greater significance (all other standards are normal)

Recommendation – Those which do not affect certification

New – A completely new standard which the member must now adhere to

Revised – A standard that has changed and requires the member to take some different or additional action to before

Upgraded – The standard has been upgraded to a Key standard or from a Recommendation to a full standard

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Aim:

FEED AND WATER

KF.FW.1 Key

Standards

Birds must be provided with sufficient feed.

How you will be measured

KF.FW.1.a

The diet is adequate and suitable to the production status and body condition of the bird.

KF.FW.2

Standards

Birds must be provided with sufficient access to feed.

How you will be measured

KF.FW.2.a

Feed delivery systems are free of sharp edges, parts capable of causing injury and are adjustable to provide a comfortable feeding level.

KF.FW.2.b

Feed delivery systems are checked daily for correct performance and cleanliness.

KF.FW.2.c

Feed space allowances are as follows:- day old to 8 weeks 50cm feeding space/100 ducks - 8 weeks and over 60cm feeding space/100 ducks

KF.FW.2.d

Feed is not provided on the range.

KF.FW.3 Key

Standards

Birds must be provided with adequate access to a supply of fresh, clean drinking water. (Revised)

How you will be measured

KF.FW.3.a

50% of water provision is allocated as drinking water, minimum drinker space/ratio allowances are as follows: - troughs – 30cm per 100 birds- bells – 30 cm per 100 birds- nipples:-- 1 nipple per 20 birds before 3 weeks of age -- 1 nipple per 10 birds, after 3 weeks of age, depending on manufacturers' recommendations, water pressure and flow rate

KF.FW.3.b

Trough drinkers are no more than 25cm high.

KF.FW.3.c

Bell type drinkers are of the wide channel type when used beyond 3 weeks of age.

KF.FW.3.d

Drinker height is checked daily, birds are checked to ensure they are drinking adequately, and drinkers are positioned and maintained in a way that spillage is minimised.

KF.FW.3.e

Adequate water supply is available right up to depopulation.

KF.FW.3.f

Non-mains water is tested every 6 months to ensure it is potable and results are recorded.

KF.FW.3.g

Header tanks are covered and hygienically managed; regular cleaning and disinfection of tanks and drinking lines.
  • Water consumption records
  • Non-mains water test results

KF.FW.3.1

Standards

A system must be in place to ensure that any water supply problems are identified and rectified within a timescale that does not compromise welfare.

How you will be measured

KF.FW.3.1.a

There is an emergency water supply capable of providing water at maximum demand for 24 hours.

KF.FW.4 Key

Standards

Feed must be suitable.

How you will be measured

KF.FW.4.a

Feed is palatable (i.e. not stale or contaminated).

KF.FW.4.b

Feed only includes feed materials and additives permitted by the scheme and UK and EU law.

KF.FW.4.c

The composition of all purchased and home mixed feed is known.

KF.FW.4.d

Antibiotic or hormonal growth promoters are not used.

KF.FW.4.e

Feed does not contain meat and bone meal, poultry by-products or tallow.

KF.FW.5

Standards

Bought-in feed must be from an assured source or in specific circumstances with a warranty declaration.

How you will be measured

KF.FW.5.a

The following materials are sourced as follows: - compounds and blended feed - UFAS, or equivalent- bagged or sealed compounded or blended feed - from a UFAS merchant a UFAS, or equivalent, compounder- straights - UFAS, FEMAS, or equivalent, or a farm that is a member of a combinable crops assurance scheme accompanied by a completed grain passport- processed food by-products – UFAS, FEMAS, or equivalent

KF.FW.5.b

The following materials are sourced with a completed warranty declaration:- farm-to-farm supplies of any feeds unexpectedly in surplus

Warranty declaration

KF.FW.6

Standards

Records of all feedstuffs purchased must be kept.

How you will be measured

KF.FW.6.a

Feed records detail:- supplier name- feed type including ingredient composition- date of delivery- quantity- load or batch number

KF.FW.6.b

Records are kept for 2 years.

KF.FW.6.c

Samples of each delivery of feed are taken and kept for three months.

Feed delivery documents/invoices/warranty declarations/grain passports/own records

KF.FW.7

Standards

When mixing two or more feed materials together records must be kept.

How you will be measured

KF.FW.7.a

For total mixed rations (TMR) that incorporate forages or moist feeds produced on a daily basis, produce a record of the ingredients and quantities and update it when the mix changes.

KF.FW.7.b

For home mixed compounds, meals or blends based on dry feed ingredients records of every batch mixed are kept detailing ingredients, quantities, mixing dates.

Home mixing feed records kept for two years

KF.FW.8

Standards

When the mix formulation changes samples must be kept.

How you will be measured

KF.FW.8.a

Samples of dry feed ingredients (over 3% inclusion) are kept.

KF.FW.8.b

For dry mixes, samples of finished feed mix are kept.

KF.FW.8.c

Samples are kept for a minimum of four weeks after last use.

KF.FW.8.d

Samples are:- representative (small samples from several different points)- of adequate quantity (approx. 0.5 kg)- free from contamination- identifiable (labelled with feed details and date)- stored in a cool, dry area

KF.FW.9

Standards

If mixing using ‘pre-mixtures’, ‘additives’ or medicated feeds you must have Local Authority approval and meet any associated obligations.

How you will be measured

KF.FW.9.a

Not applicable to the inclusion of bought in mineral feeding stuffs (labelled as such) used in TMRs.

KF.FW.9.b

You have Local Authority approval, a HACCP system in place and a Quality Control Plan if mixing using:- feed additives (labelled as such); substances such as vitamins, trace elements (e.g. copper, zinc) and preservatives- pre-mixtures (labelled as such); are mixtures of feed additives at high concentration

KF.FW.9.c

If you are incorporating medicated feeds you have additional approval from the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD).
  • Local authority approval
  • HACCP
  • Quality Control Plan
  • VMD approval

KF.FW.10

Standards

Mobile feed milling and/or mixing contractors must be suitably certified.

How you will be measured

KF.FW.10.a

Contractors certified to the NAAC Assured Land Based Contractor Mobile Feed Mixing and Processing scheme, or scheme deemed equivalent by Red Tractor.

Contractors’ NAAC registration number

KF.FW.11

Standards

Controls must be in place to minimise the risk of contamination of feeds by machinery and equipment.

How you will be measured

KF.FW.11.a

All feeding and mixing equipment and lorries/trailers/feed boxes/buckets used for transporting feed are maintained in a clean condition and are suitable for purpose.

KF.FW.11.b

Particular attention is paid to cleaning between batches if feed contains additives or medication.

KF.FW.12 Key

Standards

Feed must be stored in a manner which minimises the risk of contamination.

How you will be measured

KF.FW.12.a

Storage facilities protect against feed contamination by domestic animals, wildlife and vermin.

KF.FW.12.b

In loose feed storage areas, lighting is covered or shatterproof bulbs are used.

KF.FW.12.c

Risk of cross-contamination is minimised by ensuring feed is readily identifiable and keeping different feeds separate.

KF.FW.12.d

Medicated feed is managed in a way which ensures withdrawal periods are met.

Medicated feed use procedure