Feed mill managers are responsible for overseeing the production, quality, costs and safety of the mill which produces feed for animals.
What responsibilities will I have?
- Review production records
- Schedule feed production
- Keep inventory of feed ingredients and order as needed
- Test and review feed/grain quality
- Schedule employee shifts and keep track of employee time
- Handle customer questions and complaints
- Evaluate operating procedures
- Set quality assurance standards
- Prepare and monitor monthly, quarterly and yearly budgets
- Stay up to date on new technology and ways to make process improvements
- Train new employees and provide development opportunities
- Ensure all employees are trained on safety and continue to stay up to date
- Maintain filling equipment and other equipment needed to perform duties such as loaders, scales etc.
What education and training is required?
A bachelor’s degree in agriculture, animal science, poultry science or feed mill management.
To pursue a career as a Feed Mill Manager:
- The following high school courses are recommended: agricultural education, business, mathematics and chemistry.
Where can I work?
Local cooperatives, independently owned feed mills, animal nutrition companies, pet food companies, feed lots and integrated poultry companies.
Future Job Market / Outlook
The future outlook for feed mill managers will be good over the next five years.
Suggested Professional Organizations and Associations
- National Grain and Feed Association
- American Feed Industry Association
- State Grain and Feed Associations - ex. California Grain and Feed Association