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Animal Feed Production

Aeres University of Applied Sciences

Certificate / Diploma Short course Dronten

Course description

Qualification Certificate
Field of study Agriculture and environment
Course summary Focus is the daily operation of a feed mill as manager, tackle constraints, seize opportunities and be future proof. Insight in productivity and production methods, how to monitor the feed mill
Course description Focus of this programme is to prepare for management and advisory of a feed mill. Therefore the programme contains assignments in the feed mill, practical training in the feed mill leading to knowledge how the mill should be operated. Theoretical background for the lay out of the feed mill is given. Furthermore practical and theoretical knowledge on raw materials used, with focus on available raw materials. Insight in the laboratory requirements in order to assess the nutritive value of the used raw materials. Preparing a well-balanced ratio to be produced for a specific category of poultry or pigs with help of computer programmes to formulate the correct ratios. Storage and handling of inputs and products so the quality of the delivered product meets the standards. Have insight in the possible contaminations of the used raw materials and their risks. The production of the feed in the feed production unit is efficient, both technically and economically. Orientation on market possibilities and developments. A well-motivated business plan for starting or renewing a feed production unit is written.
Study subjects The study is including theoretical and practical subjects related to: • Managing of a feed mill • Nutrition • Economics • Relevant excursions • Feed production • Knowledge on raw materials • Feed formulation • Assessing quality of raw materials • Practical training in feed mill • Applied business strategy Writing a business plan for starting or renewing a feed production unit for the local situation.
Course objectives The student should be able to operate as an advisor, trainer or manager/entrepreneur in feed milling. Propose improvements for management based on acquired skills and knowledge
ECTS credits 13.00
Duration 13 week(s)
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes case study, computer exercise, design project, excursion, individual assignment, integration module, laboratory work, lecture, portfolio, poster presentation, practicum, self study, workshop
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About the institution

Department Aeres Training Centre International (Barneveld)
Information about the institution Talent for growth. That is what Aeres University of Applied Sciences (Aeres UAS) from the Netherlands stands for. Our university is rooted in the agricultural and educational higher education. We focus on education, research and sharing knowledge. This is how we contribute to the development of innovative professionals. Professionals who are capable of taking responsible decisions in a complex world, with a natural talent for acting sustainable. Aeres University of Applied Sciences offers Bachelor programmes, a Master programme and a number of short courses. We have three faculties in the cities: Dronten, Almere and Wageningen. We share the same vision and mission, but we each have our own profile and identity. Aeres UAS is part of the Aeres group, which also contains TVET colleges in Agriculture and Aeres Training Centre International (ATCI) in Barneveld. The short coures of Aeres UAS are offered in close cooperation with ATCI and result into a certificate or diploma.


Admission requirements
  1. A diploma and/or B.Sc. degree in the desired field of study. Working experience (3 years or more) in the desired field of study.
Language requirements
IELTS overall band 6.0
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Duration 13 week(s)
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
30 Mar 2020 30 Jan 2020 19 Oct 2019
29 Mar 2021 30 Jan 2021 10 Oct 2020
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2020 (FT)n.a.€ 11095n.a.

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