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Hands-on and focused

Hands-on and focused – that’s more than just a slogan; it’s a real opportunity for the future! Before the Swiss Institute of Feed Technology (SFT) was founded in 1979, there was no opportunity to train as a manager of a compound feed plant and to learn how to handle and maintain it. But now it is no longer necessary for managers in this industry to laboriously gather their knowledge while also having avoidable negative experiences.

My knowledge for the feed mill core processes went from 10% to 80% and I would feel confident to discuss with a customer certain processes of a feed mill.

Yves Senn

Switzerland

The Diploma Course was a very challenging and rewarding experience. Understanding the theory behind the processes and machinery working principles and being able to apply this knowledge in my company allowed me to develop professionally. One year after I graduated, I was given the opportunity to start the development of a Technology Department within the company.

Fábio Ferreira

Mozambique

An all-round successful course with deep insights into the future challenges of the feed industry. The field trip to a nearby feed mill, the hands-on training on the equipment at the GTC and the lecture on increasing efficiency in the feed mill were the highlights. Networking opportunities were added as a valuable bonus.

Ilya Paukolas

Belarus

I really liked the practical focus of the course. Due to the small number of participants, individual needs were adressed very well.

Hansjörg Gruber

Germany

1979

foundation

21

lecturers

36

Diploma courses

577

Diploma graduates

143

short courses

1536

short course graduates

Update: Diploma Course 2021

The intensive course (part 1) will be postponed to autumn.

Reinhard Aurich looks back on an exciting course at the SFT

What are the benefits of the course and to whom would he recommend it. Have a look!

ONLINE WEBINAR SERIES

We’ve decided to set up a series of online modules focusing on the core processes in feed milling. Have a look!

Join the Multi NIR Inline System webinar!

How sensing allows to improve processes and profitability. Our partner Bühler Group will give you some interesting insights.

course portfolio

Hands-on: Our diverse course portfolio, which is based on a proven concept, enables our course participants to put what they have just learned directly into practice.

personalized seminars

Focused: Our personalized seminars are tailored to you and your needs – we focus with you on a desired topic in order to meet the requirements of the constantly developing feed industry with its ever changing market trends.

on-site consulting and in-house seminars

Also on your premises: Our extensive pool of trained and experienced instructors allows us the flexibility to conduct on-site consulting and in-house seminars.

Our courses at a glance

Course dates
2020 & 2021

Diploma course on feed manufacturing technology

Diploma course (EN)
January – October 2021

CORRESPONDENCE COURSE
February – March 2021  | May – July 2021
INTENSIVE COURSE
30.08. – 22.10.2021

Diploma course (DE)
January – October 2022

CORRESPONDENCE COURSE
Januar – März 2022  | Juni – September 2022
INTENSIVE COURSE
07.03. – 01.04.2022 | 12.09. – 07.10.2022

The Swiss Institute of Feed Technology offers high-level specialized training while minimizing the trainee‘s absence from his workplace. In a two times four-week intensive course, professional employees from the feed manufacturing industry and related industries receive the necessary training and continuing education. This practically oriented specialized training enables students to understand, to apply and to operate state-of-the-art production plants and processes. Experiments with or without material processing establish a direct link between theory and practice.

Participants
12 – 20 persons

Language
German / English

Diploma course on feed manufacturing technology
[SMS goes SFT]

Diploma course for SMS graduates
March – June 2021

CORRESPONDENCE COURSE
March – May 2021
INTENSIVE COURSE
31.05. – 26.05.2021

Aim of this advanced training is to provide graduates of the Swiss School of Milling SMS, in addition to their existing knowledge and experience, theoretical and practical expertise in feed technology and thus to expand their professional competence.

Due to the constant change and increased consolidation of feed mills, it is of particular importance to meet the increasingly higher demands regarding end product quality and variety as well as the ever more demanding market competition. The resulting changes in the production facilities require highly trained, flexible and broadly based professionals and managers in the field of process engineering.

As a result, graduates are in a position to take over management functions in various production areas due to their additionally acquired technological expertise in the field of feed milling. Furthermore, they benefit from scientific knowledge tailored to the activity in compound feed production.

Participants
12 – 20 persons

Language
German / English

Introduction into Feed Milling Core Processes

25.01. – 29.01.2021 (DE)

03.05. – 07.05.2021 (EN)

07.06. – 11.06.2021 (ES)

Passing-on basic knowledge for the industrial manufacture of animal feeds, with emphasis on the core processes like Size reduction, Mixing, and Compacting. Understanding the various process sections and the working principles of the corresponding equipment.

Participants
12 – 20 persons

Language
German / English / Spanish

Maschines and Process Technology
for the Feed milling Industry

08.02. – 19.02.2021 (EN)

16.08. – 27.08.2021 (DE)

08.11. – 19.11.2021 (EN)

Concentrating on the practical aspects of machines and process technology, with regard to productivity, plant accuracy, hygiene, quality and energy consumption. Understanding of the various process sections in a compound feed production plant.

Participants
8 – 12 persons

Language
German / English

Pelleting in the Feed Milling Industry

26.10. – 29.10.2020 (DE)

25.10. – 28.10.2021 (EN)

Concentrating on the practical aspects of machine and process technology in order to improve the pellet quality and the specific power consumption.

Understanding the various Influences with regards to the behaviour in pelletability.

Participants
8 – 12 persons

Language
German / English

Feed Milling Executive Course
News, Trends and Concepts

30.11. – 02.12.2020 (DE)

29.11. – 01.12.2021 (EN)

Passing on of specialized knowledge related to state of the art process technology and developments in the Feed Milling Industry. Understand possibilities how to improve plant accuracy and profitability.

Participants
8 – 12 persons

Language
English

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