FPMFFP403 - Select feedstuffs for use in feedlot production

Contact for Enrolment Intake

This unit defines skills and knowledge required to identify feedstuffs used for feedlot production.


Whilst there are no mandatory entry requirements for this unit, it applies to personnel interested or involved in the feedlot industry. This unit may be studied individually or as part of the overall 10148NAT - Certificate IV in Feedlot Production (Feeding Management) qualification. The detail below sets out the key components studied within this unit.


  • Feedstuff classification, processing and storage requirements

  • Dry matter

  • Feedstuff production costs and operational considerations

  • Shrink

  • Substitution 


To assist you in deciding if you are ready for study at this level:

  • Do you want to learn more about the role, limitations and substitution criteria of feedstuffs?

  • Are you seeking to expand your knowledge in determining feedstuff economic value and production costs?

  • Are you self-motivated? Do you have a range of study skills and tools to direct your study? Organising your study time, so as to prioritise your workload, will allow you to get the most out of your studies and meet your assessment deadlines.


Study will involve a range of reading activities, calculations, written response and conducting research. This course includes practical assessment elements. You are required to have literacy levels equivalent to a successful completion of Year 10 English and Mathmatics. 


Resources Required 

It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access seventyWest online systems and a computer with up to date software, including Microsoft office. You will also require a valid and appropriate email address and personal stationery (pen and paper).


seventyWest will provide the relevant learning resources (workbooks) for this course.  

Anticipated Unit Cost

Price: $390.00 (GST inc) per person.

Course Duration

This unit is delivered in both self-paced online study or blended delivery mode (which comprises of online study and workshop format).


The duration of the training is 85 hours (typically 4 to 6 weeks).


Custom group training is available with delivery details negotiated with each employer.

Course Award

On successful completion, students will be awarded a:

  • Statement of Attainment in FPMFFP403 Select feedstuffs for use in feedlot production , if completing as a single unit only, OR

  • 10148NAT - Certificate IV in Feedlot Production (Feeding Management), if completed as part of the full qualification

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Toowoomba Qld 4350

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