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Week 2 of the Online Petfood School

Week 2 of the Credo Online Petfood School (OPS) commenced today. The programme is jointly organised by Progressus Agrischools and Perendale Publishers, and sponsored by Agentis InnovationsTietjenAndritzWengerPLP Systems and International Milling Directory.

Session 2 began with a warm welcome from the session Roger Gilbert, CEO of Perendale Publishers. He introduced the days topics and speakers.

The session began with a presentation from Joe Kearns on ‘basic ingredients, dry, wet and frozen materials’ which covered topics such as:

  • storage bins
  • conveyors
  • liquid storage
  • frozen/fresh chilled meat inredients
  • meat preperation
  • effects of palatability enhancers
  • hammer mills
  • centrifugal sifter

The second presentation was given by Guiseppe R Bigliani on ‘Ingredients receiving, conveyance and storage’ covering topics such as:

  • unloading systems
  • cleaning systems
  • storage systems
  • liquid systems
  • factors affecting grain storage
  • monitoring systems
  • aeration vs drying
  • free & non-free flowing ingredients

The final presentation came from Thomas Runde, who discussed ‘It all depends on the grinding – particle size reduction for premium pet food’ where he spoke on the topics of:

  • grinding module
  • grinding basics
  • the importance of grinding
  • recipe consideration
  • dosing
  • chamber design and impact areas
  • screen basics
  • coarse and fine grinding
  • grinding solutions explosion protection

The session ended with Roger Gilbert thanking all of the attendees, speakers and sponsors.

This session will be re-broadcasted this Friday 1 September for the U.S & Latin American audience. To register and watch it, click here.

Session 3 is scheduled for 7 September, at 14:00 Bangkok Time / 09:00 Central European Time, to access it and join, click here.


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