Canadian Feed Industry Education Program
Explore the specifics of the Canadian livestock feed industry through a series of training modules developed by the Animal Nutrition Association of Canada. The livestock feed industry is an essential part of Canada’s agri-food economy. As an integral part of the food value chain, the sector intersects with a wide range of stakeholders, from grain growers to suppliers of nutrient supplements, as well as producers of meat, eggs, and milk.
Designed for those working or planning to work in the Canadian feed industry, this program examines topics including feed safety, legislation, ingredients, nutrition, manufacturing, and feed mill management, and their role in daily feed industry operations.
Develop and advance your understanding of the recent challenges and latest innovations in quality assurance, legislation, and the feed manufacturing process. Learn how to apply industry best practices in your role in the Canadian feed industry and directly contribute to meeting the responsibilities and challenges of day-to-day feed operations and across the feed chain.
Online, topic-specific modules taught by feed industry subject matter experts are of value to seasoned feed industry professionals and newcomers to the feed industry including nutritionists, research personnel, QA/QC staff, sales specialists, and managers.
Program Learning Outcomes
By the end of this program, you will be able to:
- Explain the role and importance of the Canadian feed industry within the agri-food chain
- Outline the importance of feed safety and apply best practices during each step of the feed value chain
- Interpret regulations governing livestock feed in Canada and apply the standards to feed industry operations
- Explain how feed is formulated to meet the optimal health and nutritional requirements of livestock
- Describe the manufacturing process for a variety of feeds from procuring ingredients through to shipping the finished product
- Identify the essential elements required to successfully manage a feed mill
- Use terminology specific to the industry and identify key industry resources
- Modules 1 to 4 and 10 – Online asynchronous (self study)
- Modules 5 to 8 – Online asynchronous (self study) with online synchronous component (instructor facilitated discussion in real time)
- Module 9 – Hands-on workshop at the Canadian Feed Research Centre
Each module provides 3 to 6 hours of instructional content. You can expect to spend 5 to 10 hours per module to complete the readings, activities and assessment.
You may take as many or as few modules as you choose. The certificate is earned by successfully completing Modules 1 through 8, and 10. Completing the modules in sequence is strongly recommended, as each module builds upon the knowledge presented in the previous module. Module 9 has prerequisites.
This program is intended for persons 18 years of age and older. Module availability changes each semester. Contact the Animal Nutrition Association of Canada to request more information.
You may progress through the program at your own pace
Tuition fees will be posted when registration opens. Tuition fees are subject to change and are not guaranteed. The total cost of the program may vary depending on available discounts and the length of time to completion
Who Should Take These Modules?
The Canadian Feed Industry Education Program is of value to those who are new to the feed industry, established stakeholders, government representatives and people in the industry wishing to deepen their understanding of the feed industry sector.
The following reports are available through the OpenEd Student Portal via 'My Enrolment History' option under 'Actions and Status':
- Confirmation of Acceptance
- Confirmation of Attendance
- Confirmation of Completion
- Statement of Grade
The Canadian Feed Industry Education Program (CFIEP) is a modular course developed by Animal Nutrition Association of Canada in collaboration with the University of Guelph and the University of Saskatchewan.
For more information about this program, please contact the Animal Nutrition Association of Canada
Module 2: Overview of the Feed Manufacturing Process
Module 3: Feed Safety
Module 4: Feed Legislation
Module 5: Feed Ingredients
Module 6: Fundamentals of Feed Formulation
Module 7: Principles of Feed Manufacturing
Module 8: Finished Products
Module 10: Management of a Feed Mill
Module 9: Hands-On Workshop at Canadian Feed Research Centre