USSEC recently provided technical services for full fat soybean meal in Egypt and Jordan.
Dr. Mian Riaz, director of the Food Protein Research & Development Center and head of the Extrusion Technology Program for the nutrition and food science department at Texas A&M University, visited Cairo, Egypt and Amman, Jordan from August 13 – 15.
In Jordan, Dr. Riaz visited Atrab International Trading Co. and Al Jazeera Poultry Company to discuss full fat soy and its quality. Al Jazeera is in the process of building a new feed mill and wanted to know about soybean processing and whether it should be made separate or part of the feed mill.
In Egypt, Dr. Riaz visited Wadi Holding Co. and inspected their original feed mill. Currently, the company has three extruders making full fat soybean meal and is planning to install a new extruder at its extraction plant facility at a different location. Dr. Riaz gave a presentation on the mechanical processing of soybeans, as the company is interested in building a new plant in Ethiopia for soybean processing. He showed a video about full fat soybean processing and quality and discussed in detail their drawing and new site for full fast soybean production. Dr. Riaz also discussed the opportunity to make texturized soy protein for meat application. Wadi is planning to start businesses devoted to pet food, aquafeed and shrimp feed.
Next, Dr. Riaz visited Pyramid Poultry in Sadat City. This feed mill is in the process of installing 36 new extruders with presses to produce mechanically expelled soybean meal for poultry. Currently, they are building their factory, and then they will start making full fat and express meal. Pyramid has already bought all the extruders and presses needed for their operation. They are currently making full fat soybean meal with one Turkish extruder for their poultry feed. Dr. Riaz provided their staff with information about the quality of soybean meal, processing, and extrusion parameters. He also showed video on the production of full fat and express meal. The company is interested in refining soybean oil from their mechanically expelled operation and has already purchased the refining equipment, which they will install after the completion of their facility.
Dr. Riaz visited the Egyptian Poultry Association and gave an extrusion seminar for making feed, which was very well attended by representatives from the poultry industry.
Finally, Dr. Riaz visited Cairo Poultry feed operation. At this time, the company is using Chinese extruders to make full fat soy and they recently installed an expander for full fat soybean production. Dr. Riaz gave a presentation on full fat soybean processing and its quality parameters and explained the principles of operation of dry and wet extruders as well as expanders. More than 15 staff from the Cairo feed mill attended Dr. Riaz’s seminar.