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Texas A&M University to hold petfood extrusion short course

Texas A&M University staff, industry representatives and consultants will present a one week Practical Short Course on Feeds & Petfood Extrusion on February 3-8, 2013.

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 petfoods, 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 petfood, vacuum coating and 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, Food Protein R&D Center, 2476 TAMU, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas 77843, by phone at +1.979.845.2774 or by email to

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