Skip to 0 minutes and 12 seconds The quality and safety of animal feed are of primary importance to ensuring healthy animal production systems. A good livestock diet can make or break profitability on a farm. Well-fed animals are healthier and more productive in terms of both quality and quantity. They’re also more likely to live longer and less likely to incur costly veterinary bills. EIT Food in partnership with Queen’s University Belfast, University of Turin, and DIL have designed two complementary online courses– Animal Feed Production, Feed Quality and Feed Safety, which will explore the control systems and testing methods that can be used to maximize the quality and safety of animal feed.
Skip to 1 minute and 3 seconds Through videos, activities, and quizzes, as well as interviews from different stakeholders involved in the animal feed sector, the course will empower those in the sector to produce high quality and safe feed responsibly. The course will cover topics including the quality management system, feed ingredient quality, adulteration in feed quality, feedstuff categories, legislation, microbiological and chemical aspects, feed processing, and feed formulation principles. The course is designed for continuous professional development of animal feed mill managers and for training existing and new operators, as well as other personnel, including administrative and sales staff, food scientists, regulators, and others interested in animal feed production.