July 02, 2017

03/07/2017: Feed and poultry nutrition course provided through US Soybean Export Council

USSEC and the IGP Institute team up to provide training course in feed and poultry nutrition for Japanese participants

Feed manufacturing and nutrition standards are continually updating and becoming more detailed and precise in today’s operations.
Richard Miles, professor at the University of Florida, discusses feeding laying hens under heat stress and stressful conditions in the USSEC Japan Feed and Poultry Nutrition training.
Image credit: Kansas State University

Recently, the Kansas State University IGP Institute hosted a group from Japan to learn about feed and poultry nutrition.

The US Soybean Export Council (USSEC)–KSU Japan Feed and Poultry Nutrition training was held for eight industry professionals June 12–16, 2017.

This collaboration was done with USSEC organising the group, the Kansas Soybean Commission helping sponsor the course, and the IGP Institute at Kansas State University hosting the group and providing the technical training.

The course covered a variety of topics that discussed both sides of feed and poultry nutrition. These topics included digestive tract structure integrity and efficiency, broiler breeder nutrition and management, feeding laying hens under heat stress and stressful conditions, ideal amino acid profile and requirements for broilers and layers, maintaining quality when importing US grain and mycotoxin control, quality control on a feed mill and pelleting process for poultry feed production.

“I really enjoyed learning about the poultry nutrition from all of the professors in the course,” says Koji Gondo from Nihon Nosan in Yokohama, Japan.

“I am in poultry nutrition in my company so I will be able to use this information from the course for my corporation.”

Along with classroom lectures and discussions, participants were also toured the O.H. Kruse Feed Technology Innovation Center in Manhattan, Kansas; Bill Manville’s farm near Winchester, Kansas; Midwest Ag Enterprises in Kansas City, Kansas; DeLong Container Facility near Edgerton, Kansas; and a poultry farm near Syracuse, Missouri.

“The USSEC Japan Poultry course is a great example on how collaboration between organisations to enhance the usage and awareness of US soybean and soybean meal to an international market,” says Carlos Campabadal, course coordinator and IGP’s feed manufacturing and grain quality management specialist.

“We hope that they had an excellent experience in Kansas and that they are able to apply their knowledge at their respective companies.”

This is one example of the specialised trainings offered by the IGP Institute.

In addition to feed manufacturing and grain quality management, the institute holds trainings in flour milling and grain processing, and grain marketing and risk management.

To learn more about these other training opportunities, visit the IGP Institute website,

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