USSEC Conducts RAPCO course at Kansas State

USSEC recently conducted the Regional Animal Production Course (RAPCO) for Feed Manufacturing at Kansas State University.  29 feed manufacture technicians and animal nutritionists from 9 different countries attended the course from top Latin American feed mill operations.  RAPCO professors hailed from Kansas State’s Department of Grain Science and Industry.

Participants of the Feed Manufacturing RAPCO Course at Kansas State University
Participants of the Feed Manufacturing RAPCO Course at Kansas State University

USSEC consultant Carlos Campabadal presented a conference, “The Negative Effect of Using Low Quality Soybean Meal in Poultry Diets and the Differences of Soybean Meal Nutrient Content by Different Origins.”  He answered participants’ questions related to soybean meal of different origins, especially digestible amino acids content, the importance of buying soybean meal based on digestible amino acid content, the optimum urease activity and KOH solubility values for soybean meal and Full Fat Soybean Meal (FFSBM) samples.
Attendees visited the O.H. Kruse Feed Technology Center, where the university’s feed mill is located.  At the feed mill, students participated in a feed mill workshop about mixing uniformity, differences in hammer mill and rolled mill, particle size determination, air assistant systems, pelleting and cooling demonstration, and pellet quality analysis.
The closing ceremony was held at Colbert Hills Country Club.  Dennis Hupe, Kansas Soybean Commission, director of field services, attended the event and presented diplomas to the participants.