Seminar Petfood & Aquatic Feed Production

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An Interactive Seminar on Petfood & Aquatic feed production Challenges & Solutions

On the 27th and 28th of February, Wenger Manufacturing and Ottevanger Milling Engineers organize a special seminar about the latest challenges and solutions in Petfood and Aquatic Feed production. We share our latest advancements and how they fill a need or relieve a pain in your process of products. This course will lead us through the key processing centers, discussing the latest advancements in process technology, energy efficiency, product definition and feed safety concerns. All with the goal of giving you insights or techniques to improve your company’s approach.

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About us

Wenger Manufacturing, Inc.

Wenger has served the global pet food and aquatic market for over 50 years andintends to continue to supply our clients with the best in class technology for you to maximize your investments.

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Ottevanger Milling Engineers

Ottevanger Milling Engineers (founded in 1909) is a leading global supplier of production equipment and processing lines for the grain processing and compound feed industry.

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Our Speakers

Mauricio Bernardi

Director of Sales
Wenger Manufacturing, Inc.

Jesse Mitchell

Aquatic Feed Sales
Wenger Manufacturing, Inc.

Brian Streit

Director of Petfood & Aquatic Technology
Wenger Manufacturing, Inc.

Daniel Tramp

Sales – Companion Animal Division
Wenger Manufacturing, Inc.

Paul Eijmberts

Area Sales Manager
Pacific & Asia
Ottevanger Milling Engineers

Hennie Pieterse

Sales Representative Australia
Ottevanger Milling Engineers

Spencer Lawson

UP/C Technology Manager & Aquatic Process Support
Wenger Manufacturing, Inc.


DAY 1 – FEBRUARY 27th (Tuesday)

Introduction to Extruded Petfood / Aquatic Feed

Mauricio Bernardi (Wenger Manufacturing, Inc.)

09:00 – 09:45

Ingredient decisions: Petfood / Aquatic Feed / Novelty Ingredients

Brian Streit (Wenger Manufacturing, Inc.)

09:45 – 10:30

Conventional vs Containerized Plant Design

Paul Eijmberts (Ottevanger Milling Engineers)

11:00 – 11:45

Raw Material Intake / Storage / Cleaning (Transitional Equipment options incl)

Hennie Pieterse (Ottevanger Milling Engineers)

11:45 -12:30

Accurate Ingredient Dosing & Mixing

Paul Eijmberts (Ottevanger Milling Engineers)

13:30 – 14:15

Size Reduction & Particle Size Control

Hennie Pieterse (Ottevanger Milling Engineers)

14:15 – 15:00

Extrusion & Nutrition: Palatability / Oxidation / Nutrient Losses / Micro Control

Brian Streit (Wenger Manufacturing, Inc.)

15:00 – 15:45


Daniel Tramp (Wenger Manufacturing, Inc.)

16:15 – 17:00

Extrusion of Petfood & Aquatic Feeds

Spencer Lawson (Wenger Manufacturing, Inc.)

17:00 – 17:45

”The choice of equipment, technologies, processes, and equipment is, therefore, the key to success. “

DAY 2 – FEBRUARY 28th (Wednesday)

Drying & Cooling

Jesse Mitchell (Wenger Manufacturing, Inc.)

09:00 – 09:45

Enrobing & Post-Enrobing Cooling

Spencer Lawson (Wenger Manufacturing, Inc.)

09:45 – 10:30

Quality Control: Online & Lab Analysis

Jesse Mitchell (Wenger Manufacturing, Inc.)

11:00 – 11:45

Process Control & Automation

Brian Streit (Wenger Manufacturing, Inc.)

11:45 – 12:30

Development Pathway for Petfood / Fish Feed Plant Development

Hennie Pieterse (Ottevanger Milling Engineers)

13:30 – 14:15

Final Product Handing / Storage / Bagging / Packing (Transitional Equipment options incl)

Paul Eijmberts (Ottevanger Milling Engineers)

14:15 – 15:00

Controlling Dust / Odour / Noise / Cross-Contamination & Aesthetics

Hennie Pieterse (Ottevanger Milling Engineers)

15:00 – 16:00

Latest Trends in Extrusion: High Meat & Fish Inclusion; Ultra Premium Petfoods; Pet Treats

Mauricio Bernardi (Wenger Manufacturing, Inc.)

16:00 – 16:45

Registration information

  • The cost for this seminar is free, however space is limited.
  • Attendees are responsible for hotel and transportation costs to and from the seminar.
  • When making hotel reservations reference Wenger Manufacturing Seminar to receive the seminar room rate.
  • Wenger and Ottevanger will provide a luncheon both days of the seminar.

*Due to limited space, we must place a restriction of a maximum of 4 members from each company.*

Seminar location

Novotel Sydney Central Hotels & Resorts
169-179 Thomas Street
Sydney, NSW, 2000 Australia
Tel: (02) 9281 6888

Join us!

Ottevanger Milling Engineers and Wenger Manufacturing are pleased to invite you cordially to participate in the seminar.

Be quick to ensure that you can attend the seminar. We have a select number of available places.
* Random entry is not possible unless in consultation with a member of the wenger ottevanger team.


A confirmation email will be sent to you once you are registered.

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Ottevanger Milling Engineers is a leading global supplier of production equipment and processing lines for the grain processing and compound feed industry.