The Feed Program regulates products fed to animals that are produced for human consumption and is part of a nation-wide effort to help ensure the safety of meat, milk, and eggs. It also provides consumer protection for users of livestock and pet foods.

Protection of livestock/pet food industries and consumers is accomplished through:

  • BSE prevention inspections
  • Complaint investigations
  • Inspections of commercial feed/ pet food manufacturers and distributors
  • Label reviews for truth-in-labeling
  • Medicated Feed Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP)
  • Inspections in cooperation with FDA
  • Sampling and analysis of feed products

Laurel Hamling & Scott Ziehr
Feed Program Administrators



AgLicense records show that 3,498,078 tons of commercial feed was distributed in Colorado in large packages or in bulk during the calendar year 2018.

All companies distributing animal feed and treat products in Colorado are registered in the new online AgLicense system and distribution fees can be paid online.

To have a new account created, please print the Colorado Commercial Feed Company Registration Application, and send it with a check for the $75.00 fee. You will receive a certificate of registration via email with the account number and PIN for your new online AgLicense account. Then you may register the small package products you intend to sell and upload their labels.

The 2020 Fee Schedule has been approved and may now be viewed.

The commercial feed company registration annual fee remains $75 for the period February 1 - January 31.

The small package product (under 10 pound quantity) distribution fee remains $25 per product name. This is payable each January for the previous year's distribution.

The commercial feed tonnage minimum fee is $50 reported annually each January. Or $0.05 per dry ton of feed/feed ingredients, and $0.025 per ton of wet feed/feed ingredients above 60% moisture, whichever is greater.

Late fees apply if the company registration is remitted after the due date. Late fees also apply if the tonnage and distribution fees are remitted after the due date.

Quick Links

FDA list of Pet Food Recalls and Withdrawals

Industrial Hemp in Commercial Animal Feed Stakeholder Review

Feed Inspection

Livestock Commercial Feed Rules

Pet Food Rules & Requirements

Information on starting a pet food/treat business, pet food label, and list of analytical laboratories

The Business of Pet Food – AAFCO

Information on BSE Prevention

Feed test results from the CDA ICS Biochemistry Lab
Results Jan-Jun 2016

Results Jul-Dec 2016

Results Jan-Jun 2017