Feed Manufacturing Technology

Typical Program

For currently planned public courses see our Events page.
This training can also be provided to companies on-site.

Program details may be subject to change - often customised to site priorities.


Day 1

Overview of Feed Processing

Role of Ingredients in Feed Milling

  • Types of Ingredients

  • Binding Characteristics

Cooking and Preconditioning

  • The “Cooking” Process (Time, Temperature and Pressure)

  • Starch Gelatinization and Protein Denaturation

  • Alternative Preconditioning Equipment Designs

Batch Mixing and Size Reduction

  • Defining the Mixing Process

  • Particle Segregation

  • Grinding Equipment

Introduction to Pellet Milling Technology

  • History

  • Applications

  • General Background

  • Process Description

  • Mill Types

Extrusion Processing Technology

  • Extrusion vs pellet milling – applications

  • Extruder configurations

  • Screw and die characteristics, extruder operating curve

Die and Roller Design

  • Die geometry

  • Design Criteria

  • Impact of Wear

Day 2

Product Quality

  • Quality Factors

  • Measurement of Quality

  • Hardness and PDI

Process Interactions

  • Defining the Process Parameters

  • STE and SME

  • Links to PDI

Drying Technology

  • Principles of drying

  • Factors in dryer performance

Pellet Cooling Technology

  • Factors Affecting Mill Capacity

  • Supplier Data

  • Predictive Model

Control of Salmonella

  • Facts about Salmonella

  • Role of Ingredients

  • Role of the Process

Technology Developments

  • Mill Performance Improvements

  • New Technology