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Feed Science and Management

Students Working with Animal Feed

Learn about feed science and contemporary feed manufacturing technology, including automation of various processes, ingredient quality and processing, management concepts, animal nutrition, packaging and delivery of finished products, and feed additive uses. Look forward to plentiful job opportunities in a stable industry with good starting salaries.


What You’ll Study

Study topics including grain handling, feed processing and pelleting, animal nutrition, feed quality and safety, pet food production, and extrusion. Gain hands-on experience in the O.H. Kruse Feed Mill, the extrusion center, and the grain storage research facility through labs, part-time jobs and undergraduate research. Take courses and gain skills in areas such as feed technology, quality of feed ingredients, pet food processing and material handling.

Curriculum guides: 
Feed Production   |   Biofuels Production   |   Pet Food Production    


Production ManagerCommodity TraderPlant Engineer
Grain ElevatorsDesign/Project EngineerQuality Control Supervisor
Purchasing ManagerPlant Manager/SuperintendentIndustrial Sales Engineer
VeterinarianLivestock ConsultantProduction Efficiency Coordinator

Employers include: flour mills, feed companies, cereal companies, exporting companies, equipment manufacturers, pet food companies and grain elevators.

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Feed Science Club

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Grain Science Department
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Manhattan, KS 66506