Monday, February 5, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM GST
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Khaleej Al Arabi Street
Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates

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Tuti Tan 
International Aquafeed magazine 
+44 1242 267700 

A one day short course for aquafeed processing professionals
- as part of VIV MEA 2018

In association with International Aquafeed, Aquaculture without Frontiers CIO, TAMU and VIV, a one day short course for aqua feed processing professionals

A one-day short course for aqua feed processing professionals will be held on February 5, 2018 as part of VIV MEA 2018. The course will cost US$199 and be held at ADNEC, Khaleej Al Arabi Street, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., there are 50 delegate places.

Aquaculture is the fastest developing sector in the world, accounting for nearly 50 percent of the world’s fish supply. Currently 100 percent of floating feed and about 60 percent of sinking feed is made by extrusion technology.

Traditionally, single-screw extruders are widely used for producing the feeds for low protein adult fishes such as tilapia, catfish, grass carp, etc. Basic extrusion technology has been around for a long time. It has been used in one form or another in the food and feed industries. There has been no revolutionary or significant development in extruder design. As the aquaculture sector grows, there is increasing aqua feed demand in the market.

There are hundreds of species of fish, which require a wide range of feeds. Some species need floating feed (catfish, carp), some of them need slow sinking feed (salmon, trout) and some of them need fast sinking feed (shrimp). The quality of the feed has a direct effect on fish reproduction, maturation, growth rate, uniformity of growth, and resistance to stress and diseases, mortality and water quality.

The feed industry experiences constant change to meet the needs of an evolving market. New processing technologies provide this industry the flexibility and efficiently to process a wide spectrum of foods that are trending toward increased complexity. Due to the rising demands of food production and necessary food per person, the consumption of fish increases dramatically.

In this one day course participants will learn about current status of aqua feed globally, principles and introduction to extrusion technology, selection of raw material and their properties for making aqua feed, grinding of raw material for making good quality pellet, extrusion of aqua feed, drying and cooling of aqua feed, optimizing aqua feed quality, and latest technology for the ingredients and finished product analysis.

This course is organised by the International aqua feed magazine and Dr Mian Riaz, world leader in extrusion technology from Texas A&M University.

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8.00 AM - Registration and Welcome.
Tuti Tan – International Aqua Feed Magazine

8.30 AM -  Introduction to Extrusion
Dr. Mian Riaz, Head Extrusion Technology Program, Texas A&M University, USA

9.30 AM -  Current update on Aqua Feed Globally
Roger Gilbert Editor International Aqua Feed Magazine

10.00 AM - Coffee Break

 10.15 AM -  Raw Material Properties for Aqua Feed Extrusion
Dr. Mian Riaz, Head Extrusion Technology Program, Texas A&M University, USA

11.00 AM - Grinding of Raw Material for the Aqua Feed
Benjamin Sleiman, CPM Europe B.V.

12.00 PMLunch Break

1.30 PM - Optimization of Aqua Feed Quality
Nicola Tallarico Kemin

2.15 PM - Extruded Aqua feed quality management; Relations between
technology and extruded aqua feed quality

Thomas Ellegaard Mohr, ANDRITZ Feed & Biofuel

3.00 PM - Coffee Break

3.15 PM - Drying and Cooling of Aqua Feed
Josef W Barbi, E.S.E. & INTEC

4.15PM - NIR analyser for ingredient and raw material
Per Lidn, Perten

5.00 PM - Q&A