USSEC hosted a poultry feed milling team from the Middle East/North Africa (MENA) region at Kansas State University from May 23 – 27. The International Grains Program (IGP) at Kansas State conducted a short course in Poultry Feed Manufacturing, from May 22 - 27.
During that week, twelve visitors from Egypt, three from Tunisia, and one from Morocco had the opportunity to see the latest technologies applied to poultry feed manufacturing, including problem prevention and problem management in commercial feed mills. The correct processing of feed and detailed pelleting manufacturing was a main topic discussed by IGP-KSU professors during the first two days of the course. USSEC consultant Carlos Campabadal was the course coordinator.
The supply and demand of U.S. Soy and U.S. soybean meal and the differences in nutritional quality of soybeans from different origins were also covered. USSEC consultant Miguel Escobar discussed these two topics at length with the participants, who demonstrated great interest with positive comments and questions derived from the presentations. At the end of the week, the group had the opportunity to visit KSU’s feed mill, a commercial feed mill, and a soybean farm.