Livestock Feed and Pet Food

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) licenses commercial feed manufacturing and distribution. This includes livestock feed, pet food - including homemade pet treats, and feed ingredients. Regulation protects the human food chain and animal health, protects consumers against fraud, and provides businesses with an even playing field.

2020 ​Commercial Feed Webinar Series

Upcoming Live Webinars​

Non-medicated Feed (includes human food byproducts, single ingredients, and specialty pet foods)

  • ​​Tuesday, February 25, 9:30-11 a.m. (CST)

Medicated Feed, 10 a.m.-noon (CST)​

  •  Wednesday, March 4
  •  Wednesday, March 11
  •  Wednesday, March 18​

Previous Webinar Recordings

Pet Food and Treats (dogs and cats)

About the Webinars

These educational webinars ​offer an opportunity for commercial feed manufacturers, labelers, and distributors to learn or review many aspects of the Wisconsin commercial feed program, such as: tonnage reporting, licensing, sampling data, label requirements, and inspections. Instead of attending the entire presentation, you can participate in portions of the webinar specific to your responsibilities related to animal feed distribution, labeling, and/or manufacturing. Please share this message with anyone inside or outside of your company that may benefit from attending.

Tentative agenda for all webinars:

  1. Tonnage and Licensing (15 min.)
  2. Sampling (15 min.)
  3. Inspections (20 to 30 min.)
  4. Labeling (10 min.)
  5. Questions (30 min.)

How to Register

Send an email with a list of the attendees from your company to to register for the webinar. Include the webinar you wish to register for, ​your company name, each attendee’s first name, last name, title, and primary area of interest.

​More Information

Commercial feed licensing and tonnage reporting

Medicated feeds 

Veterinary feed directives

Feed certificates of free sale​​​​

Making pet treats for sale

Using spent grains from distilling and brewing for feed

Organizations, agencies and other reference materials