MANHATTAN, KANSAS. U.S. — Twenty-nine participants from eight countries attended Kansas State University’s IGP Institute’s the feed manufacturing course on July 7-10 to improve their knowledge of the feed industry. Feed mill supervisors and managers, plant operators, quality assurance managers, nutritionists and supplement manufacturers were some of the individuals who attended the training.

“Taking this course, participants were able to learn the new trends in feed manufacturing and to strengthen their knowledge on the crucial concepts that make the feed production process more effective,” said Carlos Campabadal, feed manufacturing and grain management curriculum manager and course manager.

The four-day course focused on grain storage, particle size reduction, batching and mixing, extrusion, animal nutrition, pelleting, quality control and advances in feed technology. The course encompassed lectures, workshops and tours of the O.H. Kruse Feed Mill and KSU’s dairy facilities.

Course participant Peter Dehn, feed mill manager from KJMM Pork & Grain, appreciates the networking opportunities he gained by attending an IGP Institute course. New to the industry, Dehn decided to attend the course to understand what his employees’ jobs entail.

“The fact that we can communicate back with IGP Institute after the course, that’s fantastic. This has been a top-notch, professional and classy course, top to bottom,” said Dehn.

Fellow course participant Ayoola Oduntan, group managing director of three companies, national president of the Poultry Association of Nigeria said, “I’m now better equipped to manage the feed complex. I’m definitely going to get some of our managers to attend this course.”

Oduntan noted the positive impact the work IGP Institute has on the feed industry.

“It’s comforting to know there is an organization like this that is working toward improving the standards and quality of feed milling around the world,” said Oduntan.