Feeds and Pet Food Extrusion

Feeds and Pet Food Extrusion, started in 1992

This comprehensive 4-5 days short course takes participants on an in-depth exploration of the extensive look into the principles and characteristics of feed processing, as well as support systems for effective processing. Driven by leading instructors from various corners of the world, attendees delve into the intricacies of effective feed processing and the vital support systems that underpin it. Whether you are a seasoned professional or a newcomer to the field, this course equips you with the knowledge and skills to excel in the art of feed and pet food extrusion.

Key Topics Covered:

  • Introduction to Extrusion Technology
  • Pet Nutrition and Feed Formulation
  • Extrusion Equipment and Process Parameters
  • Quality Assurance and Troubleshooting
  • Innovation and Trends in Pet Food Extrusion


  • Train production personnel in principles and characteristics of extruders and support systems for effective selection and operation.
  • Review current practices for preparation of full fat soy meal, processing raw animal products, preparation of pet foods, aquaculture, poultry and swine feeds.
  • Demonstrate equipment in operation, and familiarize attendees with practical aspects of feeds extrusion technology. Review of full fat soy production.

Short Course Conduct

All the short courses are conducted at the esteemed Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center. Dr. Mian N. Riaz’s commitment to excellence is further exemplified by the versatility of course delivery, with both in-person and live, online sessions available via Zoom.

Registration Overview

The program will cover information on material handling, preconditioning, extrusion of pet foods, extruded and non-extruded treats, raw material, extrusion hardware, automation, product analysis, meat handling in pet food, drying, cooling, and enrobing, food safety, pet food and treat shelf life, and trouble shooting. Participants completing the course will be awarded a Certificate and are eligible for 30 Professional Development Hours (PDHs). For questions related to the registration process and course, please contact Dr. Mian Riaz.

Join Us

Join us for any of these exceptional short courses, and unlock the potential to elevate your career and contributions in the ever-evolving world of extrusion technology. For more information, registration details, and upcoming course schedules, please visit TEES EDGE or contact our Professional & Continuing Education program directly. We look forward to welcoming you to our esteemed courses at Texas A&M University.

Custom Company Course

The Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station’s (TEES) Extrusion Program, under the direction of Dr. Mian Riaz, offers custom Extrusion Programs for companies. Please contact us to discuss a custom program and how to align it with your budget and goals.