Feed Technology Minor

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The agricultural economy is heavily dependent on feed technology.  The Midwest is one of the largest feed production and grain processing regions in the world.  Feed manufacturing is also a global business with a growing demand for qualified technical professionals.

Feed technology includes the areas of grain handling and storage, animal nutrition, feed formulation, feed manufacturing, biosecurity, and feed safety and quality.  The Feed Technology minor (18 credits) covers the breadth of all these topics so that you can:

  • Understand feed formulation, feed mill operations management and their application to feed quality and safety, worker safety and profitability;
  • Identify chemical, biological and physical hazards in grain and feed;
  • Know practical ways to monitor, manage and mitigate hazards in grain handling and feed manufacturing facilities; and
  • Be familiar with the importance, scope and trends of the global animal feed industry.
TSM 322
Preservation of Grain Quality
and Preservation of Grain Quality Laboratory
or A B E 469 Engineering for Grain Storage, Preservation, Handling, and Processing Systems
TSM 455Feed Processing and Technology3
TSM 457Feed Safety, Ingredient Quality and Analytics3
AN S 319Animal Nutrition3
AN S 320Animal Feeds and Feeding3
AN S 324Food Processing for Companion Animals3
Total Credits18