Texas A&M University will host its 28th annual practical short course on feeds and pet food extrusion. University staff, industry representatives and consultants will present a one week practical short course on feeds and pet food extrusion January 21-26, 2018 at the university campus.  

The program will cover information on designing new feed mills and selecting conveying, drying, grinding, conditioning and feed mixing equipment. Other information to be covered will include: current practices for production of pet foods, 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.

Practical demonstration of pet food, vacuum coating, and several others will be 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. Registration is available on the university's website.