Feeds and Nutrition (1-5 day course)

The Feeds and Nutrition course is a yearly recurring event. It is designed to quickly inform the participants about the main theoretical and practical aspects of everything involved in feed production. The course is set up in different modules so that, depending on the interest of the participant, a custom program can be made. All modules are offered over the course of one week.

Learning objective

To inform participants about theoretical and practical aspects of feed formulation, production and quality control for different species.

For whom?

The course is a must attend for nutritionists, purchasing managers, quality assurance managers, feed mill managers and others involved in the feed or allied industry. The course covers theoretical and practical aspects of feed formulation, production and quality control for different species. This training is given in English.

Course design and set up

16 different modules are offered from which you can compose your own program. Species specific modules are offered but also species transcending topics. The program takes the background and knowledge level of the individual participants into account by providing modules that cover principles of nutrition, nutrient evaluation topics, applied nutrition and feed formulation. To give an impression of Dutch practice, an excursion is included in the applied nutrition modules (module 9, 12, 15).

Date and location

The course will be given from 3 to 7 June 2019 at Inntel Hotels Zaandam (close to Amsterdam). About 20 minutes from Schiphol airport. 

Course fee

Costs for one day modules are € 920,- and for two-day modules € 1.660,- (excluding VAT and hotel stay, including lunch and social program).  When registering for two modules per person there is a 10% discount and for three modules a 15% discount. 




Module 1:  Feedstuffs, cereals, cereal by-products and industrial by-products 

Module 2:  Feedstuffs, by-products of fat oil extraction, legumes, animal by-products and fats and oils  

Module 3: Feed processing and manufacturing

Module 4: Quality, GMP+ and Hazard analysis and risk assessment in the feed sector 

Module 5: Mycotoxins in feeds

Module 6: Intestinal health poultry

Module 7: Principles of monogastric nutrition

Module 8: Nutrient evaluation poultry, feed evaluation 

Module 9: Applied poultry nutrition, including excursion

Module 10: Practical feed formulation poultry 

Module 11: Nutrient evaluation swine

Module 12: Applied swine nutrition, including excursion

Module 13: Practical feed formulation swine 

Module 14: Advanced dairy nutrition 

Module 15: Applied dairy nutrition, including excursion

Module 16: Feeding management dairy 

Social program

As it is quite unique to have so many experts from the feed industry from all over the world together we also organise a social program to network while enjoying some drinks and food. On Monday we organise a dinner cruise in Amsterdam. Participants who start training on Tuesday but arrive on Monday are also very welcome to participate in this boat trip. On Wednesday we organise a dinner in the vicinity of the hotel. All participants are also warmly invited to join this dinner.

Frequently Asked Questions


More information can be requested by sending an e-mail to training@schothorst.nl.

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