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This course is designed to train production personnel in principles and characteristics of extruders and support systems for effective selection and operation. Review current practices for preparation of full fat soy meal, processing raw animal products, preparation of pet foods, aquaculture, poultry and swine feeds. Demonstrate equipment in operation, familiarize attendees with practical aspects of feeds extrusion, and review baked pet food treats and its operation.
The objectives of the short course include:
The course is organized by the Process Engineering Research & Development Center, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, and Texas A&M University System. Accommodations for short course participants will be available at College Station Hilton & Conference Center in College Station, Texas. All lectures will be held at Rudder Tower on the Texas A&M University Campus. Participants will be taken by bus to the Process Engineering R&D Center (TAMU RELLIS Campus) for afternoon demonstrations. Manuals and lectures will be in English. Translation equipment is available by prior arrangements for organized groups willing to provide their own translators.
The registration fee for the short course and pilot plant demonstrations include Monday evening mixer, daily lunch, refreshments at breaks, local transportation, a short course eBook manual and certificate of completion. The registration fee is US$1650 if paid in full by July 28, 2017. After this date, the registration fee is US$1750. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available upon request. An optional black and white paper manual/binder is available for an additional US$200 fee. There is a 10 percent registration discount if three or more individuals from the same organization register for the short course. Academic discounts may be applicable if space is available. Registration fees are not refundable, but substitute personnel may be sent by the same firm. Space is limited; therefore, applications will be accepted on a first- come, first-served basis. Registration can be paid by credit card online.