Commercial Feed Licensing and Tonnage Reporting

​Commercial Feed Licenses: Valid March 1 – February 28 and must be renewed annually. The license fee is $25.00 per license per year.

Current License holders receive renewal packets by mail, along with forms to report tonnage. Current license holders can also download renewal materials here. New applicants can download application materials here.​

Tonnage: Report annually and pay tonnage and inspection fee. Fees are either $50.00 or $0.25 per ton of feed distributed in or into Wisconsin, whichever is greater.​

A licensee is required to report commercial feeds and feed ingredients that it is the first to distribute in or into Wisconsin. If a feedstuff is not considered commercial feed (e.g. hay, unmixed whole corn, etc.), it does not need to be reported. Any commercial feed first distributed in or into Wisconsin by a third party is reportable by that entity and not the recipient. 

A Wisconsin Commercial Feed License is required for businesses that are:

  • Manufacturing, labeling, or distributing commercial feed (including dog and cat food and treats) and moving feed or feed ingredients in or into Wisconsin.

  • Manufacturers, labelers or distributors with no established place of business in Wisconsin that distribute commercial feed into Wisconsin need one license (one license fee covers all out-of-state sites).

  • A firm with out-of-state sites and just one site in Wisconsin need one license for all sites.

  • A firm with out-of-state sites and multiple sites in Wisconsin needs one license for all out-of-state sites plus an additional license for each Wisconsin site with manufacturing, labeling, or distribution activity.

A Wisconsin Commercial Feed License is not required for entities distributing only:

  • Packaged commercial feed in the original packages of a Wisconsin licensee with the licensee's original label (considered retail sales).

  • Bulk commercial feed in the form received from a Wisconsin licensee and as labeled by that licensee (except when comingled with other bulk loads of the same ingredient).

  • Feeds custom-mixed at the request of the final purchaser, using​ commercial feeds obtained from Wisconsin-licensed suppliers. 

Forms

Commercial Feed License Applications:

Tonnage and inspection fee report forms:​

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