Friday, September 20, 2019

International Aquafeed: Aquatic Conferences 2020

International Aquafeed will be hosting a variety of conferences in 2020, including the extrusion conferences and the Aquatic range of conferences. Two of our most popular conferences will both be taking place in March 2020: The Aquatic Health and Nutrition Asia Conference and the Aquatic MEA Conference.

1) Aquatic MEA Conference at VIV MEA, Abu Dhabi - March 10th, 2020
Aquatic MEA is a one-day conference featuring exerts discussing the latest updates in aquaculture within Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The conference is aimed at those specifically interested in learning more about aquaculture in this industry, as well as academia, nutritionists and technical personnel.
A variety of sponsorship opportunities are also available for this conference:


2) Aquatic Health and Nutrition Asia Conference at VICTAM and Animal Health and Nutrition Asia, Bangkok, Thailand - March 23rd, 2020
Taking place one day before VICTAM and Animal Health and Nutrition Asia at Novotel Hotel in Bangkok, this conference focusses upon all aspects of shrimp and fish nutrition. Topics available to present about include enzymes, sustainable feed formulations, antibiotics, fish immune systems, supplements and much more. This event is also aimed at nutritionists, academia and production/technical staff.
Sponsorship opportunities for this Aquatic Conference are also available now:
Visit the Aquatic Asia Conference event page to stay up to date on the latest news regarding this conference.

Read the full article HERE.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Animal feed producer ups uniformity, cuts cycle times with fluidised bed mixing

by Steve Knauth, Marketing Manager, Munson Machinery Co Inc, Canada
Country Junction Feeds has produced animal feed products in Alberta, Canada for over 100 years. Today, it offers a full line of organic wet and dry feeds for cattle, hogs, poultry, horses, bison, elk, goats and sheep. To improve batch consistency and prevent damage when adding liquids to fragile ingredients, the company installed a fluidised-bed type mixer on its “wet feed" production line.
 

Dry feed in raw or pelletised form is typically pre-blended in a 2000kg capacity mixer. The wet blending process adds oils and/or molasses to rolled oats, barley, pellets and “bull ration” calf feed for nutrition and palatability as well as dust control.

To blend dry ingredients with liquid additions in batches of up to 300kg, the company installed a Munson model MF-18-SS fluidised bed mixer.

"Fluidised bed mixing brought more batch-to-batch consistency than the previous auger mixer," explains Mark Shantz, Country Junction’s Maintenance Manager, adding that it imparts less shear than the auger mixer, reducing product degradation, particularly with fragile materials.

How liquid additions are mixed with dry blends
To initiate a mixing cycle, an operator enters a pre-programmed recipe at a plant workstation. Individual ingredients, stored in outdoor granaries, are transported by chain drag conveyors to the aforementioned dry mixer for pre-blending.

Blended batches discharged into bins are then conveyed by either of two drag chain conveyors to the fluidised bed mixer. Load cells supporting the mixer transmit weight gain information to a PLC, which stops the conveyor once the preset batch weight has been gained, with +/- 1kg accuracy.

Once mixing begins, a fluid volume of oil or molasses equivalent to 3-to-10 percent of the dry premix weight is automatically metered from a 20kg capacity vessel and gravity discharged into the top centre intake of the fluidised bed mixer.


Read more HERE.

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 The Aquaculturists
This blog is maintained by The Aquaculturists staff and is supported by the
magazine International Aquafeed which is published by
Perendale Publishers Ltd

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