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Practical short course on feeds & pet food extrusion

A one week Practical Short Course on Feeds & Pet Food Extrusion will be presented Jan. 31- Feb. 5, 2010 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:
Dr. Mian N. Riaz; mnriaz@tamu.edu

Dick Ziggers

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