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EIT Food

Animal Feed Production: Feed Quality

EIT Food and Queen's University Belfast via FutureLearn


Learn about animal feed production, quality assurance, and regulation

Please note this course runs without facilitation

The quality of animal feed is important to ensure animal production systems are healthy. A good livestock diet can boost profitability on farms, as well-fed animals are healthier, more productive, and less likely to incur costly vet bills.

On this course, you’ll learn control systems and testing methods used to maximise animal feed quality. You’ll discover different types of animal feed production, explore issues which affect the quality of feed, and learn the regulatory requirements.

This course will help you to become a responsible feed producer and stakeholder in the animal feed sector.

The course is designed for animal feed mill managers looking to continue their professional development and training.

It is also useful for existing and new operators, their administrative and sales staff, food scientists, process engineers, and regulators on feed quality assurance practices.

The Educators won’t be able to join the discussions themselves or respond to individual comments, but the course encourages a strong learning community. The learning is focused around debate and discussion – supporting other learners, sharing your own experience and knowledge, and listening to new perspectives. We hope that you will enjoy interacting with and learning from each other in this way. Don’t forget to comment, reply to other learners and ‘like’ comments.


  • Product Quality Assurance and Control Systems
    • Welcome to the course
    • Quality requirements for feed
    • Good Manufacturing Practices
    • Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP)
    • Summary
  • Quality Management System
    • Welcome to week 2
    • The Quality Management System
    • Quality Control and Assurance
    • Auditing
    • Summary
  • Feed Ingredient Quality
    • Welcome to week 3
    • Feed Ingredient Quality
    • Feed Quality Assessment
    • Analytical Techniques
    • Summary
  • Quality control and testing methods
    • Welcome to week 4
    • Microbiological testing methods
    • Chemical testing methods
    • Physical testing methods
    • Summary
  • Adulteration in Feed Quality
    • Welcome to week 5
    • Vulnerability of the animal feed chain to adulteration
    • Types of Fraud
    • Surveillance and mitigation measures
    • Summary
    • End of course

Taught by

Vivien Bodereau


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  • Mahmoud Hanafy
    great course , which covered all requirements for the production & risk assessment animal feed production, & control measures . Video , and supporting documents and presentation, & internet links. Thank You. Mahmoud Hanafy , [email protected]

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