This meeting presents the unique opportunity for feed manufacturers to come together and learn about new advancements in pellet binding technologies, the economics associated with using pellets on farm, as well as opportunities to increase profitability and productivity through the pellet mill.
Pelleting is a scientific art form that can present many different challenges in Ontario mills, and this is an opportunity for mill operators & managers, nutritionists and purchasers to come together, explore the science and improve their craft.
Let us feed you; a hearty breakfast and some of the latest pelleting expertise, so that you can manufacture a better pellet more efficiently and economically.
Please join us to learn about The Dollars & Sense of Manufacturing Quality Pellets.
Date: January 7th, 2016
Location: Stratford Country Club
Address: 53 Romeo St N, Stratford, ON
8:30am – Buffet Breakfast
9:00am – Guest Speaker – Joe Mortiz
The Impact of Pellet Quality on Animal Performance and Economics
10:15am – Intermission
10:30am – Guest Speaker – Tom Winowiski
Factors That Affect Pellet Quality
11:30am – Q & A
Professor & State Extension Specialist
West Virginia University
Joe Moritz was trained in nutrition and feed manufacture at Ohio State and Kansas State Universities. He joined the faculty at West Virginia University in 2002, and currently holds the rank of full professor. Moritz maintains a 45% research, 30% teaching, and 25% extension appointment. His primary research focus is on nutritional consequences of feed manufacture. Moritz’s laboratory has published 42 peer-reviewed journal articles and presented 71 abstracts at national meetings. He has been the major advisor to 19 students that have earned their MS degree and three students that have earned their PhD degree. Moritz continues to lead an active, student centered research program and currently is the major advisor to seven graduate students.
Senior Research Associate
Tom Winowiski is a Senior Research Associate for LignoTech USA and the Practitioner of their Safe Feed/Safe Food Program. During his career with LignoTech Tom has patented four products that are currently in use by the feed industry. Tom assisted in plant design and initial production of these inventions in the U.S., Brazil, and Europe. Tom developed LignoTech’s technical capabilities for in-plant pelleting evaluations and has performed this service in Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Tom has a Masters Degree in Organic Chemistry from Michigan Technogical University but credits most of his achievements to lessons learned growing up on the farm.