Tuesday, September 26, 2017

27/09/2017: Practical short course on feeds & pet food extrusion

A one week Practical Short Course on Feeds & Pet Food Extrusion will be presented Jan. 21-26, 2018 at Texas A&M University 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, Ph.D,
CFS Director, Process Engineering R& D Center
(Formally, Food Protein R&D Center)

Head - Extrusion Technology Program
Graduate Faculty, Nutrition and Food Science Dept.

2476 TAMU; Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-2476
Tel: 979-845-2774; Fax: 979-845-2744

Visit the Process Engineering Research and Development centre website, HERE.

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