The 19th Annual Feeds & Pet Food Extrusion Short Course , organized by the Food Protein Research & Development Center of the Texas Engineering Experiment Station , went on without a hitch the week of February 1-6 in College Station, Texas, USA.
The objectives for the gathering were 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 petfoods, aquaculture, poultry and swine feeds; and demonstrate equipment in operation, and familiarize attendees with practical aspects of feeds extrusion technology.
Petfood Industry's associate editor Jessica Taylor presented at the extrusion short course.
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