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A one week 'Practical Short Course' on Aquaculture Feed Extrusion, Nutrition and Feed Management will take place on August 20-25, 2017, at Texas A&M University.
The 24th annual course will be hosted by university staff, industry representatives and consultants.
This programme 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 warm water fish and shrimp, feed managements and least cost formulation are reviewed.
Practical demonstration of sinking, floating and high fat aqua feed, 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 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
Read more HERE.
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