Aquaculture feed short course planned

by World Grain Staff
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COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS, U.S. — The 20th "Aquaculture Feed Extrusion, Nutrition and Feed Management" practical short course is planned Sept. 22-27 at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, U.S.

The one-week course will be presented by university staff, industry representatives and consultants. The program will cover information on designing new feed mills and selecting conveying, drying, grinding, conditioning and feed mixing equipment. Current practices for preparing full-fat soy meal processing; recycling fisheries by-products, raw animal products, and secondary resources; raw material, extrusion of floating, sinking, and high fat feeds; spraying and coating fats, digests and preservatives; use of encapsulated ingredients and preparation of premixes, nutritional requirements of warn water fish and shrimp, feed managements and least cost formulation are reviewed.

Practical demonstration of sinking, floating, and high fat aquafeed, will be demonstrated on four major types of extruders — dry, interrupted flights, single and twin screw — using various shaping dies. Other demonstrations include: vacuum coating and lab analysis of the raw material for extrusion. Reservations are accepted on a first-come basis. 

For more information, programs and application forms, contact: Dr. Mian N. Riaz, 2476 TAMU; Food Protein R&D Center, Texas A&M University; College Station, Texas, U.S. 77843-2476; tel:1.979.845.2774; fax: 1.979.845.2744; e-mail:; and website: