AFMA, in association with Nef Feed Milling Consulting, presents a Feed Miller Short Course on a biannual basis. AFMA makes use of the services of Mr Ernst Nef, retired director and specialist teacher from the Swiss Institute of Feed Technology (SFT), who continues to present feed technology courses as a freelancer.

Some of the topics that are covered during the two-week course are:

  • Aspiration systems
  • Batch mixing plant
  • Size reduction
  • Mixing
  • Liquid addition
  • Hygienising and compacting
  • Conditioning with steam
  • Expansion
  • Drying and cooling

The 2016 course attracted the largest number of delegates (40) to date, including delegates from across the SADC region. They responded very positively and some of the feedback included expressions such as “Impressive”; “Informative”; “Excellent”', and “Learned something that can be implemented in practice”.

The next course is planned for 2018.