Attendees will learn about designing new feed mills and selecting equipment during a one-week practical short course on Aquaculture Feed Extrusion, Nutrition and Feed Management, Aug. 26-31 at Texas A&M University.
The event is presented by staff, industry representatives and consultants. Along with designing a feed mill, the course will cover selecting conveying, drying, grinding, conditioning and feed mixing equipment.
Current practices for preparing full-fat soy meal processing; recycling fisheries by-products, 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 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, director, process engineering R&D Center, by phone at 1.979.845.2774, by fax at 1.979.845.2744 or by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.