Feed Milling - Online and Distance Education

Feed Milling

 

Courses

The Undergraduate Feed Milling Certificate requires 12 undergraduate credit hours (five courses), as follows:

Required courses

PO 425 - Feed Manufacturing Technology

Units: 3

Feed mill management, feed ingredient purchasing, inventory, storage, and quality evaluation, computerized feed formulation, feeding programs for poultry and swine, feed mill design, equipment, maintenance, operation, safety, state and federal regulations pertaining to feed manufacture.

Offered in Fall and Spring

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2021 Fall Term

FM 460 - Feed Mill Operations and Leadership

Units: 3

Principles and current practices of modern feed mill operations. Topics include managing employees, team building, safety, budgets, regulations, and key performance indicators.

Offered in Spring Only

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2022 Spring Term

FM 480 - Feed Quality Assurance & Formulation

Units: 3

Introduction to the principles of ingredient and feed quality assurance and how to develop a comprehensive quality assurance program. The course will include the development of approved suppliers, ingredient specifications, feed manufacturing procedures, and formulation based on dynamic ingredient matrices.

Offered in Fall Only

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2021 Fall Term

FM 494 - Feed Mill Learning Experience

Units: 1

Hands-on laboratory teaching students how to safely operate feed mill equipment and manufacture feed using a computer system.

Offered in Fall Spring Summer

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2021 Fall Term

Elective Course - choose one

PO 415 - Comparative Nutrition

Units: 3

Principles of nutrition, including the classification of nutrients and the nutrient requirements of and metabolism by different species for health, growth, maintenance and productive functions.

Offered in Fall Spring Summer

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2021 Fall Term 2022 Spring Term 2022 Summer Term 1

ANS 225 - Principles of Animal Nutrition

Units: 3

This online Principles of Animal Nutrition course is designed for non-Animal Science majors and off-campus students. It includes: feed classification, gastrointestinal tract anatomy of domestic mammals, nutrients and their functions, digestion and metabolism, feed regulations, and feeding/nutrition of cattle, small ruminants, horses, swine, poultry, dogs, cats, and rabbits. For on-campus students, ANS 225 counts toward the Animal Science minor but only counts as a Free Elective for Animal Science majors.

Offered in Summer

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2022 Summer Term 1

ANS 230 - Animal Nutrition

Units: 3

Introduction to nutrition, digestion, and absorption in domestic mammals. Major nutrient classes and their functions in the body, feed classification and chemical analysis, feed processing, and nutrient requirements.

Offered in Fall and Spring

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2021 Fall Term 2022 Spring Term 2022 Summer Term 1

Prerequisites may be required in some courses. Students should contact instructors before enrolling to discuss eligibility.