Feeding and Milling – 6. Feedstuff Energy and What Constitutes a Ration

Provided by: Feedlot TECH

This course is part of the Fundamentals of Feedlot Nutrition, Feeding and Milling Operations online skills training.  

Being part of the feeding and milling team it is important to understand the regulated standards and practices our industry is subjected to. Understanding why you do what you do, but also the impact you have in your feedlot and ultimately to wider grain fed industry.

Completing this course provides you with the technical knowledge and operational skills to operate effectively, safely and efficiently at the feedlot, as well as provides a basis from which you can maintain and build your career in the Australian Feedlot industry.

This E-learning series has been by funded grain-fed levies and matching federal government R&D contributions in consultation with the Australian Lot Feeders’ Association.

Learning outcomes and competencies
By the end of this course, you will know how to: 

  • Explain what grain fed beef is, why we grain feed cattle and the benefits for grain fed beef production
  • Identify the impact of the feeding and milling processes on cattle, your feedlot, industry and the consumer
  • Discuss the role of each commodity in the ration batch and how to ensure it’s suitable for cattle consumption
  • Discuss the importance of energy in a ration, how it effects cattle production and how we can modify energy availability through grain processing.
  • Outline the importance of grain
  • Explain the importance of grain processing, the structure of grain and how cattle digest feed.

Training Location and Delivery method

Online Training course, delivered via the Feedlot TECH Training Hub. Approximately 1 hour in length. 


Free to all feedlots, employees and industry associated individuals. 

To access training 

Sign in or create an account on the Feedlot TECH Training Hub to access online feedlot specific skills training. To create an account on the Training Hub, click ‘sign up now’ on the login page, determine a password, confirm you email address and complete the verification form. When prompted, enter your feedlot NFAS or Group Number to ensure fast verification and access to training. 

Australian Lot Feeders’ Association (ALFA)
GPO Box 149, Sydney NSW 2001
Phone: 02 9290 3700
Email: training@feedlots.com.au
Website: https://www.feedlots.com.au/

Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA)

PO Box 1961, North Sydney, NSW 2059
Phone: 02 9463 9333
Email: info@mla.com.au
Website: https://www.mla.com.au/


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