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Course Description

Manufactured feed includes a range of ingredients to ensure it meets the unique nutrient requirements for all livestock.

Discover the variety of available feed ingredients and how they are incorporated into a manufactured feed. Review the regulatory requirements applicable to feed ingredients. Learn about assessments used by feed manufacturers to determine the quality and nutritive value of the ingredients.

Learning Outcomes

  1. List common feed ingredients and describe how the characteristics of each ingredient contribute to manufactured feed
  2. Explain how assessments are used to determine the quality and nutritive value of ingredients
  3. Outline the regulatory requirements applicable to feed ingredients
  4. Outline procurement processes including best practices related to supplier approval and traceability
  5. Describe methods for handling and storing feed ingredients at a feed mill

Course Topics

  • Common Feed Ingredients Available in the Canadian Market
  • Processing of Feed Ingredients
  • Evaluation of Quality and Nutritive Value of Feed Ingredients
  • Canadian Regulations Applicable to Feed Ingredients
  • Ingredient Procurement Including Supplier Approval and Traceability
  • Ingredient Storage and Handling at Feed Mills

Additional Requirements


Although there are no mandatory prerequisites, it is highly recommended you complete Module 1: Introduction to the Canadian Feed Industry, Module 2: Overview of the Feed Manufacturing Process, Module 3: Feed Safety, and Module 4: Feed Legislation prior to Module 5: Feed Ingredients.

  • This module is intended for adult learners who are at least 18 years of age.
  • There are no prerequisites for this module.
  • This is a self-study module; you may access and complete the module content and requirements at any time during the scheduled dates.
  • This module includes a scheduled live online session.
  • You can expect to spend 4 to 10 hours per module to complete the readings, activities, discussions and assessment.


A minimum grade of 80% on the quiz is required to pass the module.

Assessment Item Weight (%)
Quiz (1) 100%
Total 100%

Upon successful completion of the module, you will receive a "Pass" on your student record.


Applies Towards the Following Certificate

Canadian Feed Industry Education Program

(You must successfully complete Modules 1 through 8, and 10 to earn the program certificate.)

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Section Title
Feed Ingredients
May 13, 2024 to August 30, 2024
Contact Hours
Course Fee(s)
ANAC Members, Students, Academia and Government $100.00
General Registration $150.00
Section Notes

You may register for this course throughout the semester. As a self-study online course, you can expect to spend 6 - 10 hours on this module over four weeks. Registration for this course closes Friday, August 16, 2024, 11:59 PM ET.

Tuition fees are non-refundable.

There are no textbooks or materials required for this module.

You will be asked to share your contact information with the Animal Nutrition Association of Canada (ANAC) upon registration.

For more information on the Canadian Feed Industry Education Program (CFIEP), please contact ANAC: Email: CFIEP@anacan.org; Phone: 613-241-6421

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