The Credo Online Petfood School (OPS) commenced today. The programme is jointly organised by Progressus Agrischools and Perendale Publishers, and sponsored by Agentis Innovations, Tietjen, Andritz, Wenger, PLP Systems and International Milling Directory.
The session began with a warm welcome from the session moderators, Yiannis Christodoulou, Managing Director at Agentis Innovations and also the session moderator for OPS, and by Roger Gilbert, CEO of Perendale Publishers. They introduced the trainers and provided an overview of the course and its structure.
Session 1 was ran by Joe Kearns, the editor for International Petfood magazine, and a consultant in Extrusion Cooking Consulting, Animal andAquatic Feeds. Previously he was the Vice President Aquafeed Div for Wenger Manufacturing, Inc. He spoke on the extrusion process in Petfood production, covering various topics including:
- horizontal & vertical extrusion
- project planing
- incoming materials
- plant and equipment design
- food safety
The second session began with Joe Kearns talking about ‘Petfood products and advancements’ discussing topics such as:
- simple petfoods
- shaped products
- multi-colour products
- multi-shaped products
- co-extruded pet food products
- ultra high meat twin screw extrusion
The session the continued with Professor Simon Davies who is the editor for International Petfood magazine.He has also developed and led masters’ programmes in Marine Biology and Aquaculture at the University of Plymouth and Harper Adams University. Professor Simon Davies is currently an Adjunct Professor at the National University of Ireland, Galway and Emeritus Professor at Harper Adams University, discussing ‘modern pet nutritionist’ covering topics such as:
- effects of diet on animal health
- the sustainability agenda
- insect meal
- microbial balance
- plant protein
- advances in nutritional biosciences
Week 1 ended with a Q&A for attendees to participate in, and have all their questions answered by Yiannis Christodoulou, Roger Gilbert, Joe Kearns and Simon Davies.
This session will be re-broadcasted this Friday 25 August for the U.S & Latin American audience. To register and watch it, click here.
Session 2 is scheduled for 30 August, at 14:00 Bangkok Time / 09:00 Central European Time, to access it and join, click here.