January 23, 2020

The art of feed hygiene

by Christophe Michaut, Business Development Manager, Perstorp Animal Nutrition, France

Healthy and safe feed is essential for healthy and safe food – so it is important to have an efficient feed hygiene system in place to minimise the risk of pathogenic bacterial contamination of feed. For businesses, a product recall is costly as well as damaging to their reputation. For feed producers, it could also mean stopping production at a site, followed by decontamination, disposal of feed and materials.

Where there is concern regarding contamination with pathogenic bacteria, measures should be taken to minimise possible hazards. Using effective methods to prevent contamination and recontamination of feed is important for both animal performance and the feed industry.
 


In the past, formaldehyde offered a very effective solution against salmonella in feed. However, being registered as a carcinogen, it was banned in Europe in 2018. The world is now looking forward to new solutions. Organic acids-based feed hygiene solutions and heat treatment are currently considered the most efficient alternatives.

Swedish additives producer Perstorp has been researching the effectiveness of other molecules and combinations of molecules against pathogens in feed for decades. They have come to know that optimal results are achieved by combining moderate heat treatment with optimised additives that prevent recontamination after the heat treatment. A finding supported by research.

Bacterial contamination of feed
REGULATION (EC) No 183/2005 mentions all the rules in the feed chain. What is commonly accepted is that both feed and raw materials must not contain salmonella within a 25g sample. Each year in the EU, 1.8-1.9 percent of samples tested are salmonella positive.

Although salmonella is in focus, millers need to think about enterobacterial contamination as a whole. If only one specific bacterium is focused on, others, that are also having a negative effect on health and performance, may be missed.


Read more HERE.
 

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Rotaflex company profile




Rotaflex takes only 30 seconds to clean a 8m long mill spout. Rotaflex removes all fouling from all Mill types. Choked spouts are easily removed using Rotaflex without damage, ductwork can also be cleaned with the same system, just with different attachments.


Energy savings can be increased dramatically as Rotaflex cleans heat exchanger and boiler tubes with bespoke accessories. Rotaflex is designed and manufactured by one of the world’s most innovative industrial cleaning specialists, TubeTech International Ltd, and is used by mills in over 60 countries worldwide. Rotaflex is simple, quick and cost effective which your customers will love to see as it means the product you supply is guaranteed to be of good quality and infestation free.

One person can operate Rotaflex, occasionally assisted by a colleague on the lower floor, who confirms when the cleaning head brush appears at the bottom of the spout or hand hole. Flexi-drives are pulled up and down your dirty mill spout with a brush or de-scaler, rotating at the chosen speed, cleaning back to original spout cleanliness.

Rotaflex features electronic controller, variable-speed and balanced wheels for easy handling. The flexible drive has an improved blue, food-grade coating – so robust, even a truck can drive over it without damage!! You can order an 8 or 12-metre-long flexi-drive, plus a set of matching cleaning heads depending on your various mill applications.


VIsit the Rotaflex website, HERE.
 

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January 22, 2020

Meeting consumer demands through nutrition-based solutions

by Dr Elliot Block, Global Director of R&D and Tech Services, Arm & Hammer Animal and Food Production, USA

The continual growth of emerging economies around the globe means exploding demand for high-value protein from meat, eggs, milk and other dairy products. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), by 2030 annual meat production is projected to reach 376 million tonnes globally, up from 218 million tonnes in 1997-1999.

The increasing demand creates new livestock feed market opportunities, but also creates new challenges. Aligning consumer preferences and evolving rules and regulations with the need to provide healthy and safe products will require new solutions for producers and their suppliers throughout the food supply chain.
 


To address the convergence of consumer demands and safety regulations, researchers are developing new feed additives to help keep livestock and poultry healthy and thriving, either without antibiotics or with limited antibiotic use. Nutrition-based solutions give feed suppliers unique advantages in helping producers be successful in meeting and exceeding consumer demands.

Focusing on the relationship between a healthy gut and the overall resiliency of the animal, research has found the addition of certain dietary ingredients can help maintain natural microbial populations and immune response in the digestive system. With a bolstered immune system, animals respond more favourably to environmental challenges as well as develop more resiliency throughout their productive lives.

For example, multiple research studies demonstrate that feeding the Refined Functional Carbohydrates™ (RFCs™) and yeast culture found in Celmanax™ can help provide a healthy base for animal growth and development, leading to improved animal productivity. Each of the RFCs in Celmanax have biological functions but generally work together to support intestinal immune function and integrity and prevent attachment of pathogens to the intestinal wall. The yeast culture portion of Celmanax supports optimal rumen fermentation and digestion and reduce the effects of toxins, such as mycotoxins, in feed.  


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SCE company profile




An important task

The demand for food is becoming bigger and bigger with an increasing global population, which is why companies will have to produce more efficiently and effectively. SCE wishes to help companies with this. By designing silos that take up little space and are quick to assemble in any production unit. That is why food and feed producers around the world also count on their know-how. Their engineers have given their fullest attention to all cooperation and have done so for over 25 years. This has allowed them, since 1988, to collect sufficient experience to successfully complete each and every project.

Just what you are counting on
A perfect operational production machine also requires a perfect operational silo. That is why every effort from their team focuses on durable quality. From the drawing table to production, delivery and assembly, etc., they work according the strictest quality and hygiene standards every step of the way. Even better: even though it is required to meet the strict 'EN 1090-2' standards from June 2014, they have been delivering products with this quality label since 2012.

Results by a personal approach
In the past 25 years, SCE has grown from a family company into an international player. Nevertheless, they have always remained independent. Moreover, they made a conscious decision to limit the size of their teams so they can always work with their clients in a direct manner. By freeing time for sufficient discussions and meetings, end clients and machine manufacturers can seamlessly integrate their silos into their production unit upon completion.

Thinking ahead
If you integrate a silo building into a machine, then you expect it to last just as long as the company itself. That is why SCE delivers silo components from the best materials and all with a focus on durability. Furthermore, their silos are very easy to maintain which limits the costs of use, to last for the entire shelf-life of the project and not be a cause for down-time at any point of its operation.

Construction is assembly

Steel construction components are prefabricated in construction workshops. At the construction site, the activities are limited to joining the turnkey components. This saves time, money, construction waste and inconvenience for the surroundings. Steel construction components are light-weight and compact, which limits the number of transports to the construction sites as well as the number of investments in transport means and infrastructure facilities. The relatively low weight of the construction also saves on the costs for foundations.

Safety at every level
By cooperating with the biggest producers, they encounter the strictest safety standards. This means they keep raising the bar for themselves, which you can profit from. They safeguard the safety of their and your employees both during the production process and assembly of your silo building. But even afterwards, safety prevails for SCE. Their team provides modular silos that guarantee the quality of your product at any time during storage. Would you like complete insight into their work method? They will draw up a safety manual for you at the start of the project on request.

Safety first - Their values:

1. Working safely
2. Knowledge and experience
3. Respect for people and their culture
4. Passion for perfection and teamwork
5. Looking for solutions inquisitively
6. Their word is their bond

Delivering around the world
Their clients call on them from the whole of Europe, Africa, Asia, North, Central and South America. Nevertheless, they always have short delivery times thanks to extensive project management. Thanks to the design of their silos, they can transport all assembly components in ordinary lorries or shipping containers. Everything is stacked in a logical order so the assembly team can set to work quickly on-site and with a minimum of welding! This means your silo building will be installed quickly by their people or your own under the supervision of an SCE assembly leader.

Efficient in transport

Their silos can be transported very easily by lorry or shipping container. Due to the fact that all components are stacked for transport, all space is used.

Always on time

Their word is their bond, which is why it is very rare that their projects exceed the pre-set deadline. Thanks to extensive project planning and good interaction with their clients, they always succeed in avoiding delays.


Visit the SCE website, HERE.
 

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PLP Liquid Systems, Famsun and DSAND enter The Animal Feed and Nutrition Awards



Our latest application into The Animal Feed and Nutrition Awards is from Italian company PLP Liquid Systems: their CARDESA solution for the accurate and precise dosing of feed. These awards are given to the most impressive innovations in the realm of feed procesing, nutrition and machinery.

The CARDESA
The Cardesa is an automatic system for the manual dosing for micro-powder components. The system is used for the semi-automatic compilation of recipes. In feed mills, very often a large number of powder ingredients are used, which are added in small quantities and for this, sometimes, it's not convenient to use automatic dosing systems.
The Cardesa systems allow the products to be stored all in a single space, which is customised according to customer needs. The operator, through a control panel placed on the machine, will be able to automatically call the product requested by the formula.

PLP's Cardesa joins a variety applications from Famsun and DSAND Animal Nutrition, competing for The Animal feed and Nutrition Awards trophy.
  

Read more HERE.
 

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The final GRAPAS Innovations Awards line-up



Applications into the GRAPAS Innovations Awards are now all in, and Milling and Grain magazine are very happy to announce that we have eight brilliant solutions this year from companies based in Germany, China, Turkey and the US, to name but a few.

Our eight confirmed applicants will be delivering presentations regaring their products at the GRAPAS Innovations Conference at VICTAM Animal Health and Nutrition Asia on March 24th, 2020. Following this, the winner(s) of the awards will be decided!

CONFIRMED 2020 APPLICATIONS!
We are thrilled to have recieved eight brilliant applications this year:
  • Henry Simon's HSPU-Purifier
  • Brabender's Production Process System for Lentil and Wheat-Based Snack Products
  • FrigorTec's GRANIFRIGOR Control-Logic
  • Yenar's rollCare Profile Measurement Device
  • Eye-Grain's iGrain Temperature and Moisture Reader
  • Wingmen Group's Termico Silo THT
  • Dinnissen's latest Hamex Hammer Mill
  • Henan Jingu Industry Development's QINPAC Bagging System

We will also be featuring three brilliant keynote speakers:
  • Mr Norman Loop of The FlourWorld Museum, who will discuss their latest initiative, World Flour Day
  • Professor Li Dongsen of Zhengzhou Golden Grain Equipment Engineering Co
  • Mr Bobby Ariyanto, Senior Vice-President of Manufacturing for Bogasari Flour Mills

Read more HERE.
 

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January 21, 2020

Zheng Chang’s Tianmu Lake Forum for the feed industry

From December 16-18th, 2019, the 8th Tianmu Lake Forum and the Establishment of Jiangsu Zheng Chang Pellet Mill Sci&Tech Co., Ltd was successfully held by the beautiful Tianmu Lake. The Pellet Mill was jointly organised by Zheng Chang Group, China Feed Industry Association and Jiangsu Feed Industry Association.

With the theme of "Stability and Reliability Enables Long-lasting Development - New Technology, New Process and New Development", this forum invited a number of well-known experts and scholars in the industry, as well as more than 100 domestic and foreign elites of famous feed groups to discuss and share the problems and development points of the feed industry.
 
Image credit: Zheng Chang

At the same time, Zheng Chang Mould Company has been upgraded to Zheng Chang Pellet Mill Sci&Tech Co., Ltd. The experts and enterprise leaders at the forum have witnessed the development and technical progress of Zheng Chang Pellet Mill for 50 years.

From the early development of China's first pellet mill to the largest pellet mill Type 1208(75t/h) in China, from the all-stock acquisition of the granulating factory in China invested by CPM US in 1998 to the comprehensive innovation and improvement in the core technology of CPM Pellet Mill, Zheng Chang have achieved a complete, stable and reliable pellet mill series for the industry!

The establishment of Zheng Chang Pellet Mill Sci&Tech Company aims to focus on the core business of pellet mill R&D, manufacturing and related accessories services, and provide customers with more comprehensive and professional pellet mill solutions.


Read the full article on the Milling and Grain website, HERE.
 

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