Short course covers feeds, pet food extrusion

by Susan Reidy
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COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS, U.S. — A one-week Practical Short Course on Feeds & Pet Food is planned Jan. 21-26, 2018, at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, U.S., by 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.

The course also will review: current practices for production of pet foods, preparing full-fat soy meal; recycling fisheries by-products, raw animal products, and secondary resources; extrusion of floating, sinking, and high fat feeds; spraying and coating fats, digests and preservatives; use of encapsulated ingredients and preparation of premixes, and least cost formulation.

Practical demonstration of pet food, vacuum coating, and several others will be demonstrated on four major types of extruders (dry, interrupted flights, single and twin screw), using various shaping dies. Reservations are accepted on a first-come basis.

For more information, programs and application forms, contact: Mian N. Riaz, director, Process Engineering R&D Center at 1.979.845.2774 or visit www.perdc.tamu.edu.

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