October 05, 2016

06/10/2016: RAPCO feed manufacturing training held

Kansas State University’s IGP Institute partners with USSEC to host individuals for RAPCO Feed Manufacturing course.

The IGP Institute’s mission strives to provide innovative and relevant education and technical programs to enhance the market preference, consumption and utilisation of US cereal grains, oilseeds and their value-added for the global grain industry.

One current training brought participants from across the globe to the IGP Institute on September 6-9, 2016 to increase their knowledge and expertise in the feed manufacturing industry and to further IGP’s mission.

Photo1: Course participants learn
how to measure mixing uniformity
Kansas State University’s IGP Institute teamed up with US Soybean Export Council (USSEC) to hold the Regional Animal Production Course (RAPCO) in feed manufacturing.

“The IGP-KSU partnership with USSEC continues the technical program under RAPCO that helps Latin Americans who import US soybeans and soybean meal to better understand and utilise its nutritional benefits,” says Carlos Campabadal, course coordinator and feed manufacturing and grain quality management curriculum manager.

“It also helps them understand how to improve their feed operations.” Course participants learned new techniques and updated their knowledge in feed manufacturing.

Participants learned about ingredient and soybean meal quality, feed storage, feed safety programs, pelleting, extrusion processing, and feed mill design and material handling. Participants also learned from USSEC representatives along with IGP faculty and Kansas State professors.

In addition to presentation-style learning, participants toured the KSU O.H. Kruse Feed Mill to gain a better understanding of feed manufacturing and plant operations. Course participant Elizabeth Bastidas from Colombia says she attended the course to learn from others in her industry.
Photo2: The course participants learn how
to measure particle size from course instructor
Carlos Campabadal

“I wanted to meet people from other countries with the same type of product,” Bastidas says. “I have enjoyed listening to other individuals strategies so that I can incorporate them myself.”

Roger Ferrera a plant manager for Cargill in Honduras and course participant said that it was nice to see a variety of companies represented. “I enjoyed the diversity of companies that took the course and the exchange of knowledge between them,” Ferrera says.

“This is all information that I can take back to my own plant.” Ferrera says he enjoyed the quality of instructors and their presentations throughout the week.

“You can tell that they know a lot about the subject and can pin-point specific issues we have in our own plants at home.”

This is just one example of the specialised trainings offered by IGP Institute. In addition, IGP faculty also lead courses in grain marketing and risk management, and flour milling and grain processing.

Read more HERE.

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