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NC State Extension

Feed Manufacturing Short Course

June 1 – 2, 2018
Raleigh, North Carolina


This course provides updated scientific and technical information and hands-on experience designed to improve commercial poultry production.


Attendees are housed in the Stateview Hotel on NC State University’s Centennial Campus.


Day 1
8:00 a.m. Quality Assurance Program
Receiving, Processing, Finished Feed, Sanitation and Pest Managment, Delivery, Feed Recalls
10:00 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. Laboratory — Sampling, Inbound QA Tests, Mycotoxin Testing
Noon Lunch
1:00 p.m. Lecture — Pest Management (Stored Grain and Rodent Control)
2:00 p.m. Lecture — Particle Size Reduction — Equipment Overview
2:30 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m. Lecture — Particle Size Reduction — Animal Performance
4:00 p.m. Laboratory — Particle Size Reduction
5:00 p.m. Lecture — Batching and Mixing
6:00 p.m. Laboratory — Mixer Uniformity
Day 2
8:00 a.m. Lecture — Conditioning and Pelleting — Equipment Overview
9:30 a.m. Break
10:00 a.m. Laboratory — Pelleting — PDI Testing
Noon Lunch
1:00 p.m. Lecture — Feed Mill Operations and Key Performance Indicators Principles
2:00 p.m. Lecture — Current Good Manufacturing Practices and Standard Operating Procedures
3:00 p.m. Break
3:30 p.m. Lecture — Preventive Maintenance Programs
4:00 p.m. Lecture/Lab — Feed Mill Inspections and Audits

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For more information contact

Dr. Adam Fahrenholz
NC State University
Cooperative Extension Service
Prestage Department of Poultry Science
234 Scott Hall
Raleigh, NC 27695-7608

Phone: +1 919.515.5408