Advances in feed processing continue to take place as nutrition scientists and feed engineers adapt to the challenges imposed by emerging pathogens, environmental concerns, shelf life, quality and safety, as well as the dietary needs and demands of monogastric and ruminant livestock, fish or pets.
The Handbook “Animal Feed Technology” is a definitive master reference, providing a complete guide for the creation of animal feed with an emphasis on best practices. The book is divided into 14 sections, focusing on principles of feed processing technologies and applications, such as dosing, crushing and mixing of the components and addition of different additives, hydrothermal and hydrothermal-mechanical treatment processes in the expander and extruder and pelleting.
As a hands-on guide to the essential processing principles and their applications, covering the theoretical and applied aspects of feed processing in one accessible volume, this book is a valuable tool for feed mill owners, managers, costing managers, nutritionists, feed formulators, plant supervisors, QC personnel, merchandisers, feed plant maintenance personnel, managers of livestock operations and all technical persons involved in feed production, marketing and administration, looking for up-to-date insight into the field. Additionally, the covered range provides students, educators and researchers, engineers and scientists with a valuable resource for their work.
With editors and contributors from eight countries in Europe this textbook provides international expertise and a truly European perspective on feed manufacturing.