COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS, U.S. — A one-week practical short course on aquaculture feed extrusion, nutrition and feed management will be held at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, U.S., Aug. 20-25. It will be taught and led by university staff as well as industry representatives and consultants.

This 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, are 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 for the course are accepted on a first-come basis.

For more information, programs and application forms please contact:

Mian N. Riaz, director of Process Engineering R&D Center
Telephone: 979-845-2774
Fax: 979-845-2744