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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

Appendix – Referenced in ‘How you will be measured’. Indicates that additional information is provided in the Appendices, which are available at the end of each section.

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Aim:

FEED AND WATER

CL.FW.1 Key

Standards

Birds must be provided with sufficient feed.

How you will be measured

CL.FW.1.a

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

CL.FW.1.b

Males have sufficient feed to maintain body weight within the profile recommended by the breeding company.

CL.FW.2

Standards

Birds must be provided with sufficient access to feed. (Revised)

How you will be measured

CL.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.

CL.FW.2.b

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

CL.FW.2.c

Birds do not have to travel more than 4m within the confines of the house to reach feed.

CL.FW.2.g

Feed space allowances are provided at a minimum:- 10 cm per side per breeding female of trough space- 7 cm circumference per bird on pan feeders

CL.FW.2.h

In breeder flocks female feeders may be fitted with male excluders with separate male feeders provided.

CL.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

CL.FW.3.a

Drinker height is checked daily, and drinkers are positioned and maintained in a way that spillage is minimised.

CL.FW.3.b

Adequate water supply is available right up to depopulation.

CL.FW.3.c

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

CL.FW.3.d

Header tanks are covered and hygienically managed; regular cleaning and disinfection of tanks and drinking lines.

CL.FW.3.e

Birds do not have to travel more than 3m within the confines of the house to reach water.

CL.FW.3.i

Water space allowances are provided at a minimum of:- bells – 1 bell per 100 birdsnipples and cups – 1 nipple/cup per 10 to 20 birds depending on manufacturer’s recommendations, water pressure and flow rate or 1 large cup per 40 birds

CL.FW.3.j

Each house has a water meter and consumption rate is recorded daily.
  • Water consumption records
  • Non-mains water test results

CL.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

CL.FW.3.1.a

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

CL.FW.4 Key

Standards

Feed must be suitable.

How you will be measured

CL.FW.4.a

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

CL.FW.4.b

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

CL.FW.4.c

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

CL.FW.4.d

Antibiotic or hormonal growth promoters are not used.

CL.FW.4.e

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

CL.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

CL.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

CL.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

CL.FW.6

Standards

Records of all feedstuffs purchased must be kept.

How you will be measured

CL.FW.6.a

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

CL.FW.6.b

Records are kept for 2 years.

CL.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

CL.FW.7

Standards

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

How you will be measured

CL.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.

CL.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

CL.FW.7.1

Standards

Wheat for incorporation as whole wheat must be treated for the control of Salmonella.

How you will be measured

CL.FW.7.1.a

Treatment records are kept include:- date of treatment- method used- name of product- batch number

Feed treatment records

CL.FW.8

Standards

When the mix formulation changes samples must be kept.

How you will be measured

CL.FW.8.a

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

CL.FW.8.b

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

CL.FW.8.c

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

CL.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

CL.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

CL.FW.9.a

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

CL.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

CL.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

CL.FW.10

Standards

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

How you will be measured

CL.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

CL.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

CL.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.

CL.FW.11.b

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

CL.FW.12 Key

Standards

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

How you will be measured

CL.FW.12.a

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

CL.FW.12.b

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

CL.FW.12.c

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

CL.FW.12.d

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

CL.FW.12.e

Medicated feed is kept in separate, clearly labelled bulk storage or bags.

Medicated feed use procedure