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Regulatory Affairs

The Nigerian Institute of Animal Science Act, Part 1 Section 2 (h) & (i) mandates the Institute to regulate all matters pertaining to Animal Husbandry in Nigeria, as well as advising and encouraging enactment of laws and regulations for the industry. All these require professional practice and industry standards/regulations which are currently absent.

Climate change issues and global warming have indicted livestock operations for emitting 18% of total Green House Gases for which the FAO has instructed new production techniques and management by all countries to mitigate the problem. This requires an agency that will regulate livestock operations and enforce standards. Standards for operations and professional practice must thus be set.

.The Nigerian Livestock Farmer has experienced various setbacks over the years mainly due to the use of sub-standard inputs. Commercialization of the livestock sector will remain difficult without regulations and standards.

The Institute in doing this identified the array of activities in the various sectors of the Livestock Industry with the view of taking a holistic approach in the process of establishing Standards for the Nigerian Animal Husbandry Industry. The standards developed by the Institute are expected to guide the operations of the Industry. Such Standards are expected to improve the efficiency of production, stimulate growth in the industry and address the issue of Animal Feed Safety, Food Security and Food Safety.

Feed raw materials Evaluation:
Available raw materials for the Feed Manufacturing sector was audited for their proximate nutrient values and qualities in terms of acceptability and health risk assessments for use in Animal Feeding. This activity must be a continuous exercise to control adulteration and mitigate farmer’s losses.

Feed Manufacturing sector:
Standards were set for Minimum Operating Standards for Feed plants, Design and Equipment.

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GUIDELINES FOR REGISTRATION OF FEED BUSINESS PREMISES

1. GUIDELINES FOR REGISTRATION OF FEED BUSINESS OPERATORS PREMISES (INDUSTRIAL FEEDMILL ABOVE 25MT PER HOUR)

2 GUIDELINES FOR REGISTRATION OF FEED BUSINESS OPERATORS PREMISES ( CLASS A COMMERCIAL)

3. GUIDELINES FOR REGISTRATION OF FEED BUSINESS OPERATORS PREMISES (CLASS B COMMERCIAL FEEDMILL, 5 - 10MT PER HOUR)

4. GUIDELINES FOR REGISTRATION OF FEED BUSINESS OPERATORS PREMISES (TOLL MILL CLASS A)

5. GUIDELINES FOR REGISTRATION OF FEED BUSINESS OPERATORS PREMISES (TOLL MILL CLASS B)

6. GUIDELINES FOR REGISTRATION OF FEED BUSINESS OPERATORS PREMISES (TOLL MILL CLASS C)

7. GUIDELINES FOR REGISTRATION OF FEED BUSINESS OPERATORS PREMISES (TOLL MILL CLASS D)

8. GUIDELINES FOR REGISTRATION OF FEED BUSINESS OPERATORS PREMISE ( ON-FARM CLASS A)

9. GUIDELINES FOR REGISTRATION OF FEED BUSINESS OPERATORS PREMISE (CLASS B On-farm mill )

13. GUIDELINES FOR REGISTRATION OF FEED BUSINESS OPERATORS PREMISES (importer of Vitamin-Mineral Premix-Feed Additives operation)

14. GUIDELINES FOR REGISTRATION OF FEED BUSINESS OPERATORS PREMISES (Importers of finished feeds)

15. GUIDELINES FOR REGISTRATION OF FEED BUSINESS OPERATORS PREMISES (distributor of Finished Feeds, Concentrates and Vitamin-Mineral Premix)

GUIDELINES FOR FEED BUSINESS OPERATOR

GUIDELINES ON FACILITY PLANNING AND CONTROL

GUIDELINES ON FEED MANUFACTURING PROCESS

GUIDELINES ON FEED SAFETY IN FEED BUSINESS PREMISES

GUIDELINES ON INSPECTION AND FACILITY AUDIT

GUIDELINES ON MATERIAL PURCHASE AND CONTROL

GUIDELINES ON NON-CONFORMING PRODUCT

GUIDELINES ON PRODUCT RECALL

GUIDELINES ON PRODUCT RECEIPT AND RELEASE

GUIDELINES ON TRANSPORTATION OF FEED AND RAW MATERIALS

 

REGISTRATION OF FEED PREMISES

Notice is hereby given to feedmill operators, premix manufactures, importers of premix,amino acids and feed additives to register their premises with the Nigerian Institute Animal Science in accordance with Federal Government Gazette no 137, Vol. 104 of Animal 2017 on Regulation for feed milling industry in Nigeria. Operators should check the category to which they belong and follow the payment procedure as stated below.
Please note that it is now an offence to operate feed business in Nigeria without registering your premises.
Thank you.

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CATEGORY

DESCRIPTION

FEE (N)*

1

Industrial Feed mills (Above 25MT per hour)

Branded feeds with distributors within or outside the state the feed is being produced

500,000

2

Commercial Feed mills (Class A) Above 10MT per hour

Branded feeds with distributors within or outside the state the feed is being produced

300,000

3

Commercial Feed mills (Class B) 5–10MT per hour

Branded feeds with distributors within or outside the state the feed is being produced

200,000

4

Toll mill(class A) Above 10MT per hour

Unbranded feeds sold from the production outlet only

200,000

5

Toll mill(class B) 5–10MT per hour

Unbranded feeds sold from the production outlet only

150,000

6

Toll mill (class C) 3-5MT per hour

Unbranded feeds sold from the production outlet only

100,000

7

Toll mill (Class D) 0.5-2.5 MT per hour

Unbranded feeds sold from the production outlet only

50,000

8

On-farm mill(Above 5MT per hour)

Unbranded feeds produced for farm consumption only.

200,000

9

On-farm mill(3-5MT per hour)

Unbranded feeds produced for farm consumption only

100,000

10

On-farm mill ( 0.5-2.5 MT per hour)

Unbranded feeds produced for farm consumption only

50,00

11

Vitamin/Mineral Premix mills

Manufacturers of Vitamin/Mineral premix in branded bags

200,000

12

Concentrates

Importers of Concentrates

300,000

13

Vitamin/Mineral Premix/Feed Additives

Importers of Vitamins/Mineral Premix, Amino acids, Enzymes, Probiotics, Prebiotics, Synbiotics, Acidifiers, Toxin binders , Emulsifiers, Stabilizers, Gelling agents, Yolk colourants and other feed additives

300,000

14

Finished Feeds

Importers of Finished Feeds

300,000

15

Distributors

Distributors of Finished Feeds, Concentrates and Vitamins/Minerals Premix

50,000


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Registered Animal Scientists Inductees during induction ceremony at Ibadan 2015

imageTrainer and participants at IFIF Global Animal nutrition program: Train- the- Trainers capacity development for implementation of codex code of practice for good animal feeding held at  Sheraton Hotel Lagos Oct. 28th-30th 2015

 

Graduate Animal Scientists inductees during 2015 induction ceremony.