Short course planned on feeds pet food extrusion

by World Grain Staff
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COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS, U.S. — A one week practical short course on feeds and pet food extrusion will be presented Jan. 19-24, 2014 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. 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 are reviewed. Practical demonstration of pet food, vacuum coating, and several others are 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, Food Protein R&D Center; 2476 TAMU, Texas A&M University; College Station, Texas 77843-2476; tel: 1.979.845.2774 or fax: 1.979.845.2744; e-mail:; and Internet: