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Course Description

The objective of feed manufacturing is to produce a consistent feed that meets the needs of the animal and the producer. A series of processes within a feed mill transform feed ingredients into various finished products that deliver optimal nutrition in the most palatable form.

Examine the various manufacturing techniques available at each stage of the manufacturing process, including innovations that have helped shape these processes in the modern feed industry. Investigate the factors considered when selecting processes and parameters for different species to ensure their unique requirements are met. 

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Identify and describe potential approaches to complete each step of the manufacturing process and explain the impact of each on the final product.
  2. Outline methods used to validate that manufacturing techniques meet their intended objectives.
  3. Identify new innovations in feed manufacturing.

Course Topics

  • Key steps in the manufacturing process including discussions on options and parameters to be considered and their resulting effects on production, efficiency and meeting unique species’ requirements 
    •     Particle size reduction 
    •     Proportioning 
    •     Mixing 
    •     Processing 
  • Equipment to support manufacturing 
  • Innovations 

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, and Module 3: Feed Safety prior to Module 7: Principles of Feed Manufacturing.

  • 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.


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

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


Applies Toward 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
Principles of Feed Manufacturing
May 13, 2024 to August 30, 2024
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
ANAC Members, Students, Academia and Government $175.00
General Registration $225.00
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.  Registration for this course closes August 9th, 2024.

*Note: This module will include a scheduled live online session on Tuesday August 13, 2024 from 1:00pm to 2:30pm (EST).

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 (CRIEP), please contact ANAC: Email: CFIEP@anacan.org; Phone: 613-241-6421

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