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Aquaculture Feed Extrusion, Nutrition and Feed Management Short Course

August 26, 2018 - August 31, 2018

25th Annual Practical Short Course:
Aquaculture Feed Extrusion,
Nutrition, & Feed Management

Organized by

  • The Process Engineering Research & Development Center
  • Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station
  • The Texas A&M University System
    College Station, Texas

In Cooperation With

  • Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences
    Texas A&M AgriLife Research
    The Texas A&M University System

(Schedule & Information Subject to Change)

Objectives of Short Course

  • Train production personnel in principles and characteristics of extruders and support systems for effective selection and operation.
  • Review current practices for preparation of aquaculture feeds.
  • Demonstrate equipment in operation and familiarize attendees with practical aspects of feeds extrusion.
  • Review aquaculture nutrition and feed management practices.

Schedule

Sunday, August 20, 2017


6:00 PM
Registration, hotel

6:30 PM
Welcome, Introduction, and Announcements – Mian N. Riaz

7:00 PM
Dinner with Cash Bar, hotel (optional)

 

Monday, August 21, 2017

7:40 AM
Bus leaves hotel for Rudder Tower, Texas A&M University

8:00 AM
“Introduction to Extrusion” – Mian N. Riaz

9:15 AM
“The Global Aquatic Market and the Various Species of Fish, Shrimp, etc. and Where They are Produced in the World” – Delbert Gatlin

9:45 AM
Break

10:00 AM
“Principles of Dry Extrusion and Its Application in Aquatic Feed and Pet Food” – Dave Albin

10:45 PM
“Solutions to Common Grinding Problems” – Mark Heimann

11:30 AM
Group Photo

11:45 AM
Lunch

12:45 PM
“Dry Extrusion of Full Fat Soy and Partially Defatted Soybean Meal” – Dave Albin

1:30 PM
“Bulk Material Handling in Extrusion Processes” – Mark Zschoche

2:30 PM
Break

2:45 PM
“Other Commercial Applications of Dry Extrusion” – Dave Albin

3:30 PM
“Plant Dust Collection and Weighing/Feeding” – Mark Zschoche

4:45 PM

Bus Leaves for PERDC 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
Lunch

12:45 PM
“Ultra Fine Grinding for Aquatic Feed” – Phil Erickson

1:15 PM
“Commercial Vitamin Product Forms, Vitamin Premixes, and Their Performance in Aquatic Feed” – Jon Bergstrom

2:15 PM
Break

2:30 PM
“Characteristics and Applications of Interrupted Flight Expanders” & “Processing of Full Fat Soy Products, Pet Foods, and Aquaculture Feeds” – Amanda Cresanto


3:30 PM

Bus Leaves for PERDC 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 PERDC 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 AM
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 PERDC 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, August 25, 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 AM
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

 

Accommodations

Reservations for lodging should be made directly by attendee. A block of rooms has been reserved at the College Station Hilton and Conference Center for short course participants at the special rate of $119/night plus tax for single or double occupancy. Ask for the rate specifically and mention the Group Code “AQUA17.” Hotel reservations must be received before July 28, 2017 in order to get special rate; the special rate DOES NOT APPLY before August 19 or after August 25. You can make your reservation by telephone, fax, or the internet:

College Station Hilton & Conference Center
801 University Drive East
College Station, Texas 77840, USA
Tel: 979.693.7500
FAX: 979.260.1931
www.hiltoncs.com

When faxing or emailing hotel reservations, please include a credit card number to confirm your reservation, and also include your departure and arrival dates.

Transportation

Easterwood Airport at College Station is easily reached by about eight flights daily. From Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport connect via American Airlines. From Houston Intercontinental Airport connect via United Airlines. The airport code for Easterwood Airport is CLL. To get to the hotel in College Station, participants can call the Hilton hotel (979.693.7500) upon arrival at Easterwood Airport for courtesy van service or schedule a pickup with GroundShuttle.com (855.303.4415) from George Bush Intercontinental airport (IAH) or Houston Hobby airport (HOB).

Registration

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. Registration fee is $1650 if paid in full by July 28, 2017. After this date, registration fee is $1750. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available upon request. An OPTIONAL black&white paper manual/binder is available for an additional $200 fee. There is a 10% 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.

You can pay by credit card (American Express, Visa, or Master Card) online.

If paying by check, make payable to TEES (Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station) and mail to TEES Fiscal Office c/o TEES EDGE Program, 7607 Eastmark Dr. Suite 250 D, College Station, TX 77840.

For registration inquiries contact:

Cyndi Casanova

Short Course Coordinator
Process Engineering R&D Center
Phone: (979) 845-2741
Fax: (979) 845-2744
E-mail: shortcourse@tamu.edu

Location And Facilities

All lectures will be held at Rudder Tower on the Texas A&M University Campus. College Station temperatures are from 96-73ºF (36-23ºC) in August. 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.

Short Course Conduct

All Short Course Sessions will be informal. Insurance policies do not allow non-university personnel, other than original manufacturers, to operate equipment. Questions are encouraged during the lectures, breaks, and social periods. Laptops are allowed in the classroom to follow the presentations in the short course eBook manual. If you require WiFi access during the conference, please inform the Short Course Coordinator when you register (the hotel has its own WiFi access and is separate from the conference). Rights to cancel this course with refund, to deny service, to substitute speakers, and to change schedules, as necessary to expedite the course, are reserved. Texas A&M University System policy does not allow inclusion of alcoholic beverages in registration fees.

Instructors

Dr. Dave Albin, Applied Nutrition Technologist, Insta-Pro International

Michael Bachelor, Vice President, Bachelor Controls, Inc.

Dr. Christopher Bailey, Professor, Poultry Science Department, Texas A&M University

Tom Barber, Vice President – Process Engineering, Buhler Aeroglide

Dr. Jon Bergstrom, Senior Technical Support Manager, Swine, DSM Nutritional Products North America

Wayne Busilla, Purchasing & Logistics Manager, UAS Canada Inc.

Chad Cook, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Bliss Industries, LLC

Amanda Cresanto, Pet Food Product Line Manager, Anderson International Corporation

Dr. Lynn Deffenbaugh, Technical Services Manager, Kemin Nutrisurance, Inc.

Phil Erickson, International Application Engineer, Reynolds Engineering & Equipment, Inc.

Larry Fex, Technical Sales / Plant Commissioning, UAS Canada Inc.

Dr. Delbert Gatlin, Professor, Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, Texas A&M University

Gerry Hertzel, Research Coordinator & Technical Service, Wenger Manufacturing Company

Dr. Josh Hudson, Southwest Regional Manager, Perten Instruments, Inc. NA

Joe Kearns, Aquaculture Process Engineering Manager, Wenger Manufacturing Company

Dr. Addison Lawrence, President, Lawrence Mariculture Consulting, Inc.

Chris Mack, Senior Research Associate, Extrusion Technology Program, Food Protein R&D Center

Dave Mattice, VP Sales Manager, Automated Process Equipment Corp. (APEC)

Dr. Mian N. Riaz, Head, Extrusion Technology Program, Food Protein R&D Center

Galen Rokey, Director Process Technology, Companion Animal Division, Wenger Manufacturing Company

Dr. Nabil W. Said, Vice President, Nutrition & Extrusion Technologies, Insta-Pro International

Colby Sutter, Marketing Director / Customer Focus, U.S. Soybean Export Council

Jonathan Thorn, Executive Director of Process Technology, Schenck Process LLC

Additional Information

For additional technical information contact:

Dr. Mian N. Riaz

Process Engineering R&D Center
Texas A&M University System
College Station, Texas 77843-2476 U.S.A.
Tel: (979) 845-2774
Fax: (979) 845-2744
E-Mail: mnriaz@tamu.edu

 

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August 26, 2018
End:
August 31, 2018
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Process Engineering Research & Development Center