February 21, 2019

SFR announces 9th edition of the feeds & nutrition course

This year Schothorst Feed Research will organise the Feeds & Nutrition course for the 9th time. The Feeds & Nutrition course is a yearly recurring course that is specially designed for animal nutrition specialists. The 9th edition will be held 3-7 June 2019 at the Inntel Hotels in Zaandam, near Amsterdam.
 


From science to practice
The goal of the Feeds & Nutrition course is to share scientific knowledge in such a way that the participant can implement this knowledge in daily work. To achieve this, 16 different modules are offered from which the participants can compose their own program. Besides the species specific modules (basic principles, nutrient evaluation, applied nutrition and feed formulation for poultry, swine and ruminants) also species transcending topics are offered (feedstuffs, feed quality, feed processing, mycotoxins).

All modules are given by researchers and consultants from SFR, together with experts from the field. More than 120 participants from all over the world working in the feed industry are expected. The setting of the course stimulates participants to share experiences in combination with theoretical background. For each animal category, an excursion is organised to relevant Dutch companies to provide a glimpse into Dutch livestock farming.

For whom?
The course is designed for nutritionists, purchasing managers, product managers and quality assurance managers of feed and feed additive producers or others involved in the feed and allied industry.

Practical information
The modules will be held over the course of one week and will be given in English. Registration is required before May 10, 2019.

More detailed information can be found at the company's website, HERE.
 

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The GRAPAS Innovations Awards 2019

The GRAPAS Innovations Awards are now generating a lot of attention, and Netherlands-based processing technology company, Dinnissen is the latest company to apply for the awards!

Dinnissen’s innovative new product for the flour, rice and pasta industry is the Pegasus Wingdoor Mixer, what boasts an optimal mixing design and more hygienic process, due to its enforced structure and extractable shafts. The wingdoor in Dinnissen’s new model also has larger wing doors for easy access, which means it is easier to use than ever before.
 


International companies, from all over the globe, will be exhibiting their products to thousands of Victam International attendees, and your company could be there beside them, or even crowned as the GRAPAS Innovations Awards winner!

The GRAPAS Innovations Awards are made to the most innovative food machinery technology, created in the past two years. The winners of the awards will receive the coveted GRAPAS trophy and each applicant will get a chance to present their innovation at the GRAPAS Conference, on June 13th, 2019 in Cologne, Germany.

Companies who apply for the award will receive a multitude of benefits, including free entry to Victam International and the GRAPAS Conference, a free booth at Victam International, to showcase your innovative product, alongside extensive coverage before and during the GRAPAS event.

Your company, and product, will be featured extensively in Milling & Grain magazine’s ‘Special Focus’ and ‘Product Focus’ sections, alongside our extensive press coverages of the event. Entries will also be featured on our Global Miller and IMD blogs, alongside our weekly newsletters.

This brilliant opportunity serves as a great chance for companies to get their latest food machinery innovations seen by an international audience, so apply now!

How to apply
Applications for the GRAPAS Innovations Awards are simple: simply contact myself, or Tuti Tan, and we can forward you the necessary form to complete. All we need is a description of your innovative product, and what it brings to the food/milling industry.

Companies will also need to register to attend Victam International, (registration is open now).

GRAPAS Conference
Registration for the GRAPAS Conference is also open now! Early-bird prices are still available for the conference until March 1st- at €49. From March 2nd onwards, ticket prices will return to standard pricing at €99.

Victam exhibitors get 50 percent off. Confirmed speakers for the conference include George Marriage, President of NABIM and CropTrust, the international organisation dedicated to crop preservation.

For more information, please contact us:
Rebecca Sherratt – rebeccas@perendale.co.uk
Tuti Tan – tutit@perendale.co.uk
Tel: +44 1242 267700
 

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Ottevanger Milling Engineers company profile



Ottevanger Milling Engineers is a leading European company in the design and manufacture of equipment and complete installations for the grain-processing and mixed-feed industries.

Food producers throughout the world use these installations to produce food for people and animals. In modern, well-equipped plants in Aalten and Moerkapelle (The Netherlands) Ottevanger's specialists use the latest technologies to design and manufacture a comprehensive range of products.

Computer-controlled plants – anywhere in the world – are provided with on-line technical support from these plants. In its design of any installation Ottevanger takes into account the strictest environmental regulations and safety requirements.

There are, for example, always adequate facilities for air purification as well as sound and heat insulation. A lot of attention is also devoted to hygiene through the use of stainless steel and special coatings.

Thanks to its expert knowledge and expertise, amassed throughout its over one hundred years' experience, Ottevanger is the ideal partner for the implementation of your project.

Read more on the Milling and Grain website, HERE.


Visit the Ottevanger website, HERE.
 

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Marie Haga of the Crop Trust, confirmed to speak at the GRAPAS Conference

Marie Haga, Executive Director of the Crop Trust, is confirmed to be speaking at the GRAPAS Conference at Victam International 2019.

Maria Haga
Image credit: Crop Trust


Marie is a former diplomat and Norwegian politician. She joined the Crop Trust in 2013, setting a US $ 850 million target for the organization's endowment fund. This would be enough to support conservation of the world's most important crops for food and agriculture in genebanks, forever.
The Crop Trust is an international organisation, dedicated to the preservation of our crops for future generations to come. Their Svalbard Global Seed Vault preserves the largest collection of crops, safe from any natural or man-made disasters.

Marie's talk title is 'With so much rice and wheat in the world, why do we need to conserve them?'


Her talk abstract is as follows:
There are 160,000 kinds of rice, and 150,000 of wheat, but global production depends on just a few. That leaves us all vulnerable to the effects of extreme weather, and emerging pests and diseases.
Conserving all rice, wheat, and other crops in genebanks ensures scientists can develop improved varieties that can respond to the challenges of the present and future. The Svalbard Global Seed Vault provides a backup service for these genebanks, helping ensure our most important crops continue to support people, businesses and the planet.

The GRAPAS Conference, being held on June 13th in Cologne, Germany, is a one-day conference that specialises in flour, pasta and rice technology. The conference will also feature a variety of international speakers, including George Marriage, President of nabim.

Read the full article HERE.
 

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February 20, 2019

AFIA opens registration for AFIA-KSU 500: Fundamentals of Feed Manufacturing

The American Feed Industry Association has opened registration for its spring online feed manufacturing course, conducted in partnership with Kansas State University, April 15 – June 3.

'This course is an excellent resource for anyone needing a broad base of knowledge about feed manufacturing,' said Gary Huddleston, AFIA's director of feed manufacturing and regulatory affairs. 'Over 500 people from around the world have taken advantage of this affordable and convenient course.'
 


The five-week, "AFIA 500: Fundamentals of Feed Manufacturing" distance education program provides an in-depth understanding of the feed manufacturing process, while allowing participants to work at their own pace and engage in online discussions with other students and university instructors.

The feed technology group in KSU's Department of Grain Science and Industry developed AFIA 500 in 2010. The course covers a variety of topics, including: the process flow from particle size reduction, to batching and mixing, conditioning and pelleting, boilers, post-pellet systems, packaging and loadout, and maintenance.

KSU is the only US University to offer a Bachelor of Science degree in feed manufacturing and is home to the IGP Institute. For more than 35 years, the IGP Institute has established a worldwide reputation as a centre of excellence for international programs related to flour milling and grain processing, feed manufacturing and grain quality management, and grain marketing and risk management focused on corn, grain sorghum, soybeans and wheat. The courses are taught by a diverse blend of individuals from KSU and within the feed and allied industries and provide in-depth training on all aspects related to feed manufacturing.

Program fees are $499 for members and $685 for nonmembers. The deadline to register is Friday, March 29.

For more information and to register visit the course website, HERE.
 

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Alltech European Technical Summit to focus on wealth of positive opportunities for agriculture industry

The Alltech European Technical Summit will be held in Dublin, Ireland, on March 14–15, 2019. The summit will feature scientific and research-based learning, problem-solving and unique networking opportunities for more than 300 leading animal nutrition professionals from across Europe.

'Recent media attention has focused heavily on issues such as climate change, hunger and obesity, and antimicrobial and pesticide use,' said Cathal McCormack, country manager of Alltech Ireland. 'There has never been a greater need for our industry to deliver a strong message about the wealth of positive opportunities in agriculture, especially in terms of sustainability and human health.'
 


Industry experts will tackle the bigger issues on the plenary stage on Friday, March 15, while species-specific sessions on Thursday, March 14, will give attendees an opportunity to explore topics within their particular fields of interest, including ruminant, pig, poultry, crop science and ag-tech.

Alltech President and CEO Dr Mark Lyons will be joined at Friday's plenary session by Mairead McGuinness, vice president of the European Parliament, and Patrick Wall, professor of public health at University College Dublin (UCD).

Having spent most of his childhood travelling with his father, the late Alltech founder Dr Pearse Lyons, Dr Mark Lyons can offer attendees unique insights into global agriculture and share educated advice about tackling shifting trends in the industry. McGuinness, who has a background in agricultural economics, works to influence the future shape of agriculture and rural development policies, global development policy, the environment, public health, and food safety and security. Professor Wall's research interests include food safety, nutrition and managing lifestyle-related disease through behavioural change.

The Thursday species sessions will focus on scientific and research-based learning. During the ruminant session, attendees will hear discussions about solving the environmental puzzle surrounding beef and dairy production from such speakers as Dr Carolyn Opio of the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organisation; Adam Henson, farmer and TV presenter with BBC's Countryfile; and Chris Kerston of the Savory Institute in the United States.

Getting a gut feeling for antimicrobial-free pig farming is the theme of the pig session, which will include presentations from Mark Cigan from Genus R&D in the U.S.; Leigh Marques of Quantum Genetix, Canada; and UCD's Dr Seamus Fanning.

Key industry speakers for the poultry session, which will explore the exploitation of birds' genetic potential through immunity, include Ben Huntington of Avara Foods in the UK; Eilir Jones, international poultry consultant; and Richard Turner of St. David's Poultry Team in the UK.

Growing toward a pesticide-free future is the overarching theme of the crop science session, featuring talks by Pedro Palazo from Ideagro, Spain; Cody Eubanks of JR Simplot in the US, and Professor Adrian Newton from the James Hutton Institute in Dundee.

Species session topics include*:

Ruminant
• Ruminant agriculture and a healthy climate
• Re-engaging the consumer with a positive message about agriculture
• Can ruminant animals save our planet?

Pig
• Reducing antimicrobial use: Implications for human health
• Measuring and managing AMR on your pig farm
• Gut health: the importance of the microbiome

Poultry
• Production is vanity, feed conversion is sanity — worldwide 'best-in-class' experiences
• Intestinal health and the microbiome — rehabilitation through nutrition
• Global burden of animal diseases: problem, solution, legacy

Crop
• Feeding tomorrow's world — the way nature intended
• Innovative platforms for sustainable crop production
• Early disease detection — the role of genomics in modern crop farming

Ag-tech
• Ag-tech: where we are now
• Dreaming of an ag-tech unicorn: the new world of startups
• Keeping InTouch with your customers

Topics are subject to change as the schedule evolves.

For more information on the event and other topics visit the Euro Tech Summit website, HERE.

Registration is free, contact your local Alltech office for details.
 

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British engineering firms: The works of ER & F Turner, including the carter roller system in the course of manufacture at St Peter’s & Grey Friars Works, Ipswich - Part one

by Mildred Cookson, The Mills Archive, UK

A series of articles in The Miller and Milling, in the 1880s and 1890s, on the British engineering firm ER & F Turner have attracted my attention. Over a couple of decades, reporters made various visits to their works and to mills where they were installing machinery. They had established a productive relationship with J Harrison Carter of 82 Mark Lane, London and manufactured roller mills and other machines used in his system of flour milling.
 


After a works visit, one reporter enthused (The Miller, June 1885, pp 321 - 326) that he had seen proof "that the great industry of grain flouring machinery was evident in the factory and that Mr Carter should be congratulated on having found co-workers to supply his customers with machinery of the best British make and material".

As Turners were among the oldest millwrights in England, it was not surprising that their works were producing a wealth of flour milling machinery. The works had doubled in size since Carter’s connection with the firm, and, in the mid 1880s, the increased output activity was entirely due to the great success of the Carter system. The June 1885 article describes the two Ipswich sites, Grey Friars and St Peter's, in detail.

The firm of Messrs ER & F Turner of Ipswich dated back to 1837, when it was founded under the name “Bond, Turner & Hurwood.” The capital came from the two senior partners, Bond & Turner, whereas the conduct of the business rested largely in the hands of Mr Hurwood, who was himself a practical millwright and engineer.

Both Bond and Turner died towards the end of 1846, and the following year one of Turner’s sons, Mr ER Turner, joined Hurwood and the business ran as Hurwood & Turner until 1851, when the name was altered to ER Turner & Co. Eventually, Mr F Turner joined the firm and it became known as ER & F Turner.

In 1846, Bond, Turner and Hurwood agreed a contract to fit up a steam mill for Joseph Fison of Ipswich. The plans for the mill were drawn up under the direction of Mr Hurwood. The plant, which comprised a pair of 20 horse power compound engines, hursts and gearing for eight pair of stones, with corn cleaning and flour dressing machinery, was entirely built in Turner's St. Peter’s Works.


Read more HERE.
 

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