Since the entry into force of the Feed Hygiene Regulation (REGULATION (EU) No 183/2005), feed business operators operating in one of the stages of production, processing, storage, transport or distribution of feed must register with their competent feed monitoring authority. For the purposes of this Regulation, feed business operators are: Farmers placing their own feed on the market (market fruit holdings) including storage, treatment and in-house transport Farmers who place their own feed on the market and/or feed their animals, including storage, treatment and in-house transport Farmers who buy feed and mix it before feeding Entrepreneurs outside primary agricultural production who supply feed (including brewers, bakers, producers of by-products of the cereals and sugar processing industry and oil mills) Manufacturers of feed additives, premixtures and compound feed Feed distributors other than pet food retailing Transporters, storage facilities and establishments treating feed (e.g. packing) Excluded from the registration requirement are farms which: produce its own feed and buy it exclusively. These holdings use ready-to-feed feed that is not further processed (for example, poultry farms that feed only purchased whole feed). keep and feed only animals that are not used for food production. produce feed only and feed it to animals used exclusively for food production for private use. produce small quantities of feed and hand it over to other farmers at local level. For direct delivery between farmers, a distance of 50 km and a production volume produced annually on an area of five hectares per year within a radius of 50 kilometres shall be used as a guide for direct deliveries between farmers.