Watch on demand now to learn how to perform a baseline assessment of efficiency in a feed mill.
Learn how to properly assess feed mill efficiency to improve productivity and your bottom line. Our experts will walk through the steps used to form an assessment of the efficiency in a feed mill and analyze flows. Animal feed pelleting process and a range of related items such as steam conditioning will also be discussed. This webinar also includes a sneak peek of the new Iowa State University Kent Feed Mill including the various features and benefits of this new service. The presentation will be given by Dr. Dirk Maier, Director, and Anthony Ewing, Manager and Associate Director of the Iowa State University Kent Feed Mill and Grain Science Complex.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:
- How to perform a baseline assessment of efficiency in a feed mill.
- How different factors can impact the pelleting process.
- Things you can discover about your feed and milling process by running it through a university feed mill.
This webinar is sponsored by Kemin and presented by Feed Strategy.
Dr. Dirk Maier, Director of the Iowa State University Kent Feed Mill and Grain Science Complex
Dirk E. Maier, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASABE established the ISU Feed Technology Program and serves as the director of the ISU Feed Mill and Grain Science Complex, a $25 million state-of-the-art grain handling, drying, storage, and feed processing facility. He also serves as the director of the Consortium for Innovation in Post-Harvest Loss and Food Waste Reduction, which brings together experts and thought leaders to advance a common research agenda for gaining efficiencies within the global food system. Dr. Maier was a professor and head of Kansas State University’s Department of Grain Science and Industry (2008-2015), where he was responsible for leading the department’s teaching, research, and outreach programs. He was the co-founder of the Purdue Grain Quality Team, key initiator and director of the Purdue Post-Harvest Education and Research Center, and director of the Purdue Grain Quality Laboratory.
Anthony Ewing, Manager and Associate Director of the Iowa State University Kent Feed Mill and Grain Science Complex
Anthony Ewing has an impressive and diverse background in the feed milling industry. He started his career as a feed mill manager in 2000. Next, he moved on to Smithfield Foods as the Director of International Feed Manufacturing and Director of Operations in Romania. Following his time at Smithfield, he served as the Vice President of Manufacturing for a feed mill in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. His next two experiences include Managing Director – Premier Feed Mills in Nigeria and Vice President of Pimico in the Philippines.