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Bearded Billy Farm has gone the extra mile to properly obtain professional licenses and / or certifications.  Professional licensure protects the public by enforcing standards that restrict practice to qualified individuals who have met specific qualifications.


Specifically, Bearded Billy Farm has obtained the following:

  • Georgia Department of Agriculture - Feed Division:

    • The Georgia Department of Agriculture regulates the can of cat food, bag of dog food, or box of dog treats or snacks in your pantry. The GDA’s regulation of pet food is similar to that for other animal foods. The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act requires all animal foods be safe to eat, produced under sanitary conditions, contain no harmful substances, and be truthfully labeled.  All ingredients used in pet food are required to be safe and have appropriate function.

    • The Feed Program administers the rules and regulations of the Georgia Commercial Feed Act related to animal feeds by regulating labeling and minimum quality standards for animal feed offered, exposed or transported for sale in Georgia. The program is responsible for licensing of feed manufacturers and consumer protection related to animal feed.

  • Georgia Department of Agriculture - Food Safety Division:

    • Georgians who want to produce and offer for sale shell eggs must comply with the Georgia Egg Law and obtain an egg candling certificate in order to sell their eggs at retail to the end consumer. Each person who will act as a candler of eggs offered for sale must obtain a certification from the Department of Agriculture. Candlers may receive this certification after demonstrating to the satisfaction of the Department their capabilities and qualifications as an egg candler.

  • Florida Department of Agriculture:

    • Distributors of pet and specialty pet food and/or treats must have a Feed Master Registration with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS). "Distributor" means any person who distributes commercial feed or feedstuff.

  • South Carolina Department of Agriculture:

    • The SCDA Feed Safety Program ensures that all commercial animal feed products manufactured or distributed in South Carolina are safe and nutritious. This is achieved through product registration, label review requirements and a statewide inspection and sampling program.​

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