Course Description

Aquaculture Feed Extrusion, Nutrition and Feed Management Short Course

 

24th Annual Practical Short Course
on
Aquaculture Feed Extrusion,
Nutrition, & Feed Management

Organized by the

Process Engineering Research & Development Center (formerly Food Protein R&D Center)
Texas Engineering Experiment Station
The Texas A&M University System

in cooperation with

Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences
Texas Agricultural Experiment Station
The Texas A&M University System

College Station, Texas

August 20-25, 2017

(Schedule & Information Subject to Change)

 

 
Sunday, August 20, 2017
6:00 PM
Registration, Hilton Hotel Conference Center
6:30 PM
Welcome, Introduction, and Announcements - Mian N. Riaz
7:00 PM
Social/Mixer with Cash Bar, Hilton (optional)
   
Monday, August 21, 2017
7:40 AM
Bus leaves hotel to Rudder Tower, Texas A&M University
8:00 AM
"Introduction to Extrusion" - Mian N. Riaz
9:00 AM
"Material Handling: Product Conveyance, Material Flow & Distribution, and Pneumatic Conveying" - Jonathan Thorn
10:00 AM
Break
10:15 AM
"The Global Aquatic Market and the Various Species of Fish, Shrimp, etc. and Where They are Produced in the World" - Delbert Gatlin
10:45 AM
"Principles of Dry Extrusion and Its Application in Aquatic Feed and Pet Food" - Nabil Said
11:30 AM
Group Photo
11:45 AM
Lunch
12:45 PM
"Plant Dust Control and Cleaning / Sanitation of Pneumatic Equipment" - Jonathan Thorn
1:30 PM
"Dry Extrusion of Full Fat Soy and Partially Defatted Soybean Meal" - Dave Albin
2:15 PM
Break
2:30 PM
"An Overview of Soy in Aquaculture Diets" - Colby Sutter
3:15 PM
"Other Commercial Applications of Dry Extrusion" - Nabil Said
4:00 PM

Bus Leaves for FPRDC for Multiple Demonstrations:

  • "Full Fat Soy Using Whole Soybeans with a Dry Extruder" - Chris Mack
  • "Full Fat Soy Using Dehulled Soybeans with a Dry Extruder" - Chris Mack
  • "Fisheries By-Products Recycling with a Dry Extruder" - Chris Mack
   
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
7:40 AM
Bus Leaves Hotel for Rudder Tower, Texas A&M University
8:00 AM
"Principles of Aquaculture Nutrition: Part 1" - Delbert Gatlin
9:15 AM
"Optimizing Aqua Feed Quality: Oxidation Control, Microbial Growth Control, and Palatability" - Lynn Deffenbaugh
10:30 AM
Break
 10:45 AM
"Continuous Spray and Coating Systems" - Dave Mattice
11:30 AM
"Ultra Fine Grinding for Aquatic Feed" - Phil Erickson
12:00 PM
Lunch
1:15 PM
"Solutions to Common Grinding Problems" - TBA
2:00 PM
"Commercial Vitamin Product Forms, Vitamin Premixes, and Their Performance in Aquatic Feed" - Jon Bergstrom
3:00 PM
Break
3:15 PM
"Characteristics and Applications of Interrupted Flight Expanders'' & "Processing of Full Fat Soy Products, Pet Foods, and Aquaculture Feeds" - Amanda Cresanto
4:15 PM
Bus Leaves for FPRDC for Multiple Demonstrations:
  • "Full Fat Soy Using Interrupted Flight Expander" - Amanda Cresanto
  • "Aquatic Feed Using Interrupted Flight Expander" - Amanda Cresanto
  • "Surface Coating Systems for Aquaculture Feed" - Dave Mattice
  • "Pulverizing of Ingredients" - Phil Erickson and Chris Mack
   
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
7:40 AM
Bus Leaves Hotel for Rudder Tower, Texas A&M University
8:00 AM
"Ingredients and Recipe Considerations" - Galen Rokey
9:15 AM
"Preconditioning Technology" - Gerry Hertzel
10:00 AM
Break
10:15 AM
"Single and Twin Screw Extruders and Their Applications in Aquatic Feed" - Joe Kearns
11:30 AM
Lunch
12:45 PM
"High Fat Extrusion and Product Densification" - Galen Rokey
1:30 PM
"Product Analysis & Laboratory Techniques" - Galen Rokey
2:45 PM
"Drying and Cooling Systems for Aquaculture Feed" - Tom Barber
3:45 PM
Break
4:00 PM
"NIR Analyzer on Ingredients and Aqua Feed" - Josh Hudson
4:30 PM
Bus Leaves for FPRDC for Multiple Demonstrations:
  • "Salmon Feed for Vacuum Infusion Using a Single Screw Extruder" - Galen Rokey
  • "Ultra-Fine Fish Feed Using Twin Screw Extruder" - Gerry Hertzel
 
Thursday, August 24, 2017
7:40 AM
Bus Leaves Hotel for Rudder Tower, Texas A&M University
8:00 AM
"Automated Control of Extrusion Systems" - Michael Bachelor
9:00 AM
"Principles of Aquaculture Nutrition: Part 2" - Delbert Gatlin
10:00 AM
Break
10:15 AM
"Extrusion Die Technology" - Gerry Hertzel
11:00 AM
"Vacuum Infusion Coating Principles for Aquatic Feed" - Wayne Busilla
11:45 PM
Graduation Lunch
1:15 PM
"Extrusion Processing Technologies"- Galen Rokey
2:15 PM
"Micro-Aquatic Feeds" - Joe Kearns
2:45 PM
Break
3:00 PM
"Ensuring a Smooth Running Extrusion Operation" - Galen Rokey
4:00 PM
Bus Leaves for FPRDC for Multiple Demonstrations:
  • "Floating Catfish Feed Using Single Screw Extruder" - Galen Rokey
  • "High Fat Yellow Tail Feed Using a Twin Screw Extruder" - Gerry Hertzel
  • "Vacuum Infusion for Aquatic Feed" - Wayne Busilla & Larry Fex
 
Friday, September 26, 2017
7:40 AM
Bus Leaves Hotel for Rudder Tower, Texas A&M University
8:00 AM
"Odor Control in an Aquafeed Plant" - Larry Fex
8:45 AM
"Shrimp Feed Management and Feed Physical Characteristics" - Addison Lawrence
10:15 AM
Break
10:30 AM
"Least Cost Feed Formulation" - Chris Bailey
11:30 AM
"Wrap-Up" - Mian N. Riaz and Delbert Gatlin
11:45 PM
Bus Leaves for Hotel
1:30 PM
Optional Tour of Texas A&M University's Aquaculture Facilities - Delbert Gatlin (Leave from Hilton)
3:00 PM
Bus Returns to Hotel