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Hands-on and focused

Hands-on and focused – that’s more than just a slogan; it’s a real opportunity for the future! Before the Swiss Institute of Feed Technology (SFT) was founded in 1979, there was no opportunity to train as a manager of a compound feed plant and to learn how to handle and maintain it. But now it is no longer necessary for managers in this industry to laboriously gather their knowledge while also having avoidable negative experiences.

The Diploma Course was a very challenging and rewarding experience. Understanding the theory behind the processes and machinery working principles and being able to apply this knowledge in my company allowed me to develop professionally. One year after I graduated, I was given the opportunity to start the development of a Technology Department within the company.

Fábio Ferreira


An all-round successful course with deep insights into the future challenges of the feed industry. The field trip to a nearby feed mill, the hands-on training on the equipment at the GTC and the lecture on increasing efficiency in the feed mill were the highlights. Networking opportunities were added as a valuable bonus.

Ilya Paukolas


I really liked the practical focus of the course. Due to the small number of participants, individual needs were adressed very well.

Hansjörg Gruber







Diploma courses


Diploma graduates


short courses


short course graduates

First online course at SFT!

Take the chance and expand your knowlegde within our first online course. The course will give you an interessting insight about the feed milling core processes.

Information Coronavirus

The latest developments on the current situation.

The Diploma Course as a key factor for professional success

Fabio Ferreira from Mozambique graduated the diploma course as one of the best students in 2018. The SFT had the opportunity to talk to him.

Cooperation between the Swiss Milling School St. Gallen and the Swiss Institute of Feed Technology

The Swiss Milling School (SMS) and the Swiss Institute of Feed Technology (SFT) have decided to offer SMS graduates the opportunity to obtain the SFT diploma at reduced time and costs in addition to their diploma “Milling Technologist SMS”.

course portfolio

Hands-on: Our diverse course portfolio, which is based on a proven concept, enables our course participants to put what they have just learned directly into practice.

personalized seminars

Focused: Our personalized seminars are tailored to you and your needs – we focus with you on a desired topic in order to meet the requirements of the constantly developing feed industry with its ever changing market trends.

on-site consulting and in-house seminars

Also on your premises: Our extensive pool of trained and experienced instructors allows us the flexibility to conduct on-site consulting and in-house seminars.

Our courses at a glance

Course dates 2020

Diploma course on feed manufacturing technology

for SMS-graduates
14.09. – 09.10.2020

Aim of this advanced training is to provide graduates of the Swiss School of Milling SMS, in addition to their existing knowledge and experience, theoretical and
practical expertise in feed technology and thus to expand their professional competence.

Diploma Course (EN)
January – October 2021

January – March 2021 | June – September 2021
01.03 – 26.03.2021 | 20.09. – 15.10.2021

The Swiss Institute of Feed Technology offers high-level specialized training while minimizing the trainee‘s absence from his workplace. In a two times four-week intensive course, professional employees from the feed manufacturing industry and related industries receive the necessary training and continuing education. This practically oriented specialized training enables students to understand, to apply and to operate state-of-the-art production plants and processes. Experiments with or without material processing establish a direct link between theory and practice.

12 – 20 persons

German / English

Introduction into Feed Milling Core Processes

19.10. – 23.10.2020 (EN)

Passing-on basic knowledge for the industrial manufacture of animal feeds, with emphasis on the core processes like Size reduction, Mixing, and Compacting. Understanding the various process sections and the working principles of the corresponding equipment.

12 – 20 persons

German / English

Maschines and Process Technology
for the Feed milling Industry

17.08. – 28.08.2020 (DE)

09.11. – 20.11.2020 (EN)

Concentrating on the practical aspects of machines and process technology, with regard to productivity, plant accuracy, hygiene, quality and energy consumption. Understanding of the various process sections in a compound feed production plant.

8 – 12 persons

German / English

Pelleting in the Feed Milling Industry

26.10. – 29.10.2020 (EN)

Concentrating on the practical aspects of machine and process technology in order to improve the pellet quality and the specific power consumption.

Understanding the various Influences with regards to the behaviour in pelletability.

8 – 12 persons

German / English

Feed Milling Executive Course
News, Trends and Concepts

30.11. – 02.12.2020

Passing on of specialized knowledge related to state of the art process technology and developments in the Feed Milling Industry. Understand possibilities how to improve plant accuracy and profitability.

8 – 12 persons


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