Skip to main content
Iowa State University | Extension and Outreach
Agriculture & Environment
Pesticide Applicator Training Manuals
Families & Health
Home and Family
Food, Nutrition and Health
Strengthening Families Program
Planning and Zoning
Yard & Garden
Lawn, Shrubs, Trees
Vegetables and Herbs
Civic Engagement and Leadership
Communication and Arts
New & Revised
MidWest Plan Service
View All Topics
Remaining Time: 1:59:59
Your shopping cart will expire in
Redirecting to the homepage...
Extending your session...
An error has occurred,
redirecting to the homepage...
Wheat Processing Module
This module will recognize components of wheat processing prior to receipt at feed mill, identify classes of wheat and wheat by-products commonly used as livestock feed ingredients, list food safety hazards associated with wheat and wheat by-products and identify specialized equipment used to process wheat and wheat by-products. This grain module is brought to you by the
Iowa Grain Quality Initiative
, and was produced by the former Crop Adviser Institute.
Click here to access the Wheat Processing Module
Recognize components of wheat processing, identify classes and fractions of wheat, learn the specialized equipment needed, and understand potential food safety hazards.
Wheat is sometimes fed as a grain to livestock in addition to being milled for flour. For pigs, it is ground, and for cattle it is steam-flaked. However, wheat is primarily grown for human consumption and is often not economically efficient to feed to livestock.
Wheat is processed into various grades of flour by cleaning, tempering, grinding, sifting, and purifying. Flour is sold to the baking industry.
Classes of wheat:
The seven official classes of wheat are soft white, soft red spring, soft red winter, hard red winter, hard white, hard red spring, and durum. Classes are divided by hardness, color of kernels, and planting period. Each class has specific baking properties. The most common wheat by-products are wheat screenings and wheat middlings. The more fibrous and coarser fractions are used as animal feed ingredients. (Potential feed safety hazards associated with wheat or wheat by-products include non grain material, pesticides, chlorine, and vomitoxin.)
Receiving separators, roller mills, sifters, and purifiers are important equipment in the wheat processing industry.
Pages / Length:
Permanent link for this product:
*Product contains more buying options
Grain & Oilseed Basics Module
Corn Processing Module
Oilseed Processing Module
Grain & Oilseed Risk Assessment Module
Corn Growth and Development
Corn Growth and Development - Corn Staging
Corn Growth and Development - Key Growth Stages
Soybean Growth and Development
Soybean Growth and Development - Soybean Staging
Soybean Growth and Development - Key Growth Stages
A General Guide for Crop Nutrient and Limestone Recommendations in Iowa
Whole Farm Conservation Best Practices Manual
Crop Production Clipboard
Pasture Management Guide for Livestock Producers
Field Crop Production Handbook
Back to top
Create An Account