January 20, 2017

Global Industries’ Ezee Dry Bin System Wins Innovative Product Engineering Award


Global Industries, Inc. has announced that the Ezee Dry Bin System designed and manufactured by its MFS/York/Stormor division has been named a recipient of a 2017 AE50 award for innovative designs in engineering products or systems for the food and agricultural industries. The AE50 awards are presented annually by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE).
With its’ newly designed easy-to-erect roof plenum structure, highly efficient and effective drying system, and state-of the art automation with sophisticated control system; the Ezee Dry system brings to market an in-bin drying system that provides safe, easy, and sustainable drying and long term storage for farmers.
Global Industries’ products have won this prestigious award several times in previous years, and, according the Global Industries’ Vice President of Engineering Dr. Volkan Kebeli, is a testament to the skill and creativity of the Engineering Departments at MFS and Global’s other companies.
MFS President Dan Faltin agreed. “The engineering teams at MFS and all Global Industry divisions are singularly focused on making our product as productive and efficient as possible,” he said, “and in developing new and creative ways to make our customers lives better and allow them to maximize the profits from their hard-earned efforts.”


The Ezee Dry system will be featured in the January/February 2017 edition of ASABE’s magazine Resource: Engineering & Technology for a Sustainable World.
Companies from around the world submit entries to the annual AE50 competition and up to 50 winning entries are chosen by a panel of international engineering experts. The award emphasizes the role of new products and systems in bringing advanced technology to the marketplace to assist farmers, food processors and equipment manufacturers increase efficiency, enhance quality, improve safety and increase profits.
ASABE is an international scientific and educational organization dedicated to the advancement of engineering applicable to agricultural, food and biological systems.
Global Industries, Inc, headquartered in Grand Island, NE, operates four divisions that specialize in the design, manufacture and distribution of grain storage, handling and conditioning products, as well as other agricultural-related equipment and services worldwide. Those divisions include MFS/York/Stormor in Grand Island; Nebraska Engineering Company (NECO) in Omaha, NE; Hutchinson/Mayrath in Clay Center, KS and Sentinel Building Systems in Albion, NE

 

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January 19, 2017

Zhengchang company profile



Zhengchang, established in 1918, has made constant innovations in feed machinery industry and accumulated a wealth of experience in tackling the various challenges facing feed companies and, more importantly, is able to offer a range of comprehensive solutions.

 ZCME has now evolved into China’s largest manufacture of feed machinery and has 16 branches in China with over 1300 staff and more than thirty offices all over the world. 


Zhengchang to date has successfully constructed more than 2000 turnkey projects world around the world, covering fields of poultry and livestock feed, aquatic feed, pet feed, premix feed, sawdust pellet, fertilizer, silo storage, pasture, electrical control and garbage treatment, etc.

ZCME projects are designed to deliver to the client higher feed quality, higher overall capacity and more profits.
Zhengchang have conquered challenges one after another for the customers and accumulated rich experience over the past 90 years.

They are now making great endeavors to apply their latest achievements to feed, pasture, environment protection, fertilizer, sawdust shaping industries.


Zhengchang is more than a professional partner who can provide advanced machinery, technology and management ideas.

It is also a true problem solver who knows you well during your development. Zhengchang is with you every step of the way.


Visit the website HERE.

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Interview - Nath Morris


Nath Morris, a Georgia Native, has 31 years of experience in the Poultry Industry.
Currently Vice President of Expo for the US Poultry & Egg Association, Nath manages the annual International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) held annually in Atlanta, Georgia. Nath previously served as Sales Director for Heritage Breeders, a Division of Perdue Farms; Yield Specialist and Territory Manager for Aviagen/Arbor Acres and held various processing positions with Seaboard Farms of Athens. Nath is a 1986 graduate of The University of Georgia with BS in Poultry Science. He has also served 16 years on the Hall County Board of Education and is a past president of the Georgia School Board Association. Nath and his wife, Joy, live in Gainesville, Georgia, USA.




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 Why did you choose the pig/poultry industry to work in when you started out your career?

As a third generation in the business, I guess I was destined to be part of the poultry industry. My grandfather, Dank Morris, was a professor in the poultry science department at UGA and one of the first veterinarians in the Georgia Poultry Lab Network. My father, Dale, held executive positions at Mar-Jac Poultry and a market-leading equipment distributor in the 1970s and 1980s. His first job after also graduating from UGA was with the Southeastern Poultry & Egg Association, which later became US Poultry & Egg Association, under Executive Secretary Bob Martin, and he managed what was then called the Southeastern Poultry Conference. Dad is still involved in the industry serving on the board of Poss Ltd and continues to work the exhibit for Poss at IPPE. I spent summers and school breaks as a teenager in and around the poultry business packing eggs, loading feed trucks, washing incubators, selecting breeder males and working in the deboning department at Mar-Jac. I remember my dad telling me before making my decision to go into poultry: “Nath, everybody has to eat and people are eating more chicken now than ever before.”

How important is the feed industry to the successes the US pig and poultry industries have achieved in supplying high quality and safe food to a national population?
It is amazing the improved efficiencies that both the pig and poultry industry have seen over the past quarter century. Efficient feed ingredients and formulations, improved genetics through natural selection, disease resistance and better overall animal husbandry has enabled the industries to supply safe, healthy protein sources not only to the US population, but to the world. Improved crop yields and sustainability must keep pace with the food supply needs of the increasing world population. The farmer, whether it’s crops, poultry, swine or cattle, is still the backbone of the protein supply business and we must work hand in hand to continue to meet those needs.

Do you have a philosophy on the ‘protein production’ sectors in terms of meeting the nutritional qualities of consumers? If so, how has that been reflected in production terms and what is the likely future direction the industry will take?
Estimations show the world population growing by a third, or 2.3 billion people, by 2050. As per capita income also increases, especially in developing countries, the demand for higher protein food products will also rise. We must continue to ask the question, “Why are we turning a food and feed source into fuel?” and adapt new technology for meeting bioenergy demands while we also consider more sustainable methods for providing food to the world.

How important are expos, such as IPPE in the USA in terms of encouraging the industries they serve to achieve more?
IPPE plays an important role in the industries we serve. Revenue from the IPPE goes back into our industries in the form of research, education and workforce recruitment and development through the support of agriculture related youth programs and universities. The growth of the IPPE generates even more opportunities for groundbreaking research to take place to help provide a safe food product. As far as the industry achieving more, IPPE offers many educational opportunities where industry leaders, producers, suppliers and academia come together to share new ideas, new technology and new products to improve efficiencies in labor and yields, improvements in food safety and sustainability. Education and collaboration takes place in exhibitor’s booths, in the more than 80 hours of educational sessions, in our TECHTalks sessions and even in networking activities during the IPPE. Discussions about issues facing all industries are a key focus on our educational sessions. Of particular interest will be a session on regulatory updates for the feed industry that includes DOL, DOT, EPA, FDA and OSHA.

What other sectors now and in the future are IPPE covering and how international will it become?
2017 is the eleventh year of USPOULTRY’s partnership with the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) and the fifth with the North American Meat Institute (NAMI) to integrate its shows into one IPPE. The partnership makes more sense than ever with the consolidation of companies into multi-species protein/food producers and processors. Many of these companies now have multi-national divisions. Of our 30,000 attendees, 25 percent are now international with over one-third of the international visitors coming from Latin America, South America and Mexico. I expect to see this trend continue as we make that region more of a focus in dedicated educational sessions like the managing for efficiency seminar presented in Spanish only in 2017. We have also seen a tremendous increase in the number of South American exhibitors, especially from Brazil where many of these companies will exhibit together in a ‘Brazilian Pavilion’.

What are your plans to develop the IPPE over the coming years particularly for feed millers?
IPPE has seen tremendous growth over the last several years, even being in a sold out position in 2017 as we had to turn away booth requests. IPPE will have over 530,000 square feet of exhibit space with over 1250 exhibitors. We have a strong team with years of industry and expo experience. We are always looking for ways to improve the show experience for exhibitors and attendees. We work with exhibitors and industry to help attract a broad range of customers to attend the event. We host many industry sponsored committee and association meetings during the week of IPPE and welcome all segments to plan to hold their meeting while in Atlanta. We think the feed industry would be pleased with the growth in the number exhibitors and feed related products and services they add to IPPE.aws
 

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20/01/2017: Nutreco expands footprint in Canada and creates new base in US with purchase of Hi-Pro Feeds

Nutreco and Hi-Pro Feeds are pleased to announce an agreement whereby Nutreco will acquire Hi-Pro Feeds, an animal nutrition supplier with operations in Western Canada and Southwest USA

The acquisition is subject to regulatory approval both in Canada and the USA and is expected to close in the second half of 2017 at the latest.

 
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Hi-Pro Feeds is a full-service animal nutrition supplier, supplying complete and specialty feeds, premixes, concentrates and commodity ingredients mainly in Western Canada and Southwest USA. It operates fifteen mills and is headquartered in Okotoks, Alberta.

Birch Hill Equity Partners is the current majority owner. They own Hi-Pro Feeds together with the company’s employees, over 80 percent of whom have invested in the company.

Knut Nesse, CEO of Nutreco: “We consider Hi-Pro Feeds as a very exciting company with a good reputation and solid management. In Canada this acquisition will make us a truly nation-wide animal nutrition company with a good presence in all regions and livestock segments. In the US this deal creates a new base for Nutreco, particularly in the dairy and beef industry in the Southwest.”

Jacques Leclerc, Managing Director of Nutreco Canada: “Hi-Pro Feeds is renowned for its lean, agile and customer-centric operational model. Combined with Nutreco’s innovation strength and nutritional solutions consisting of a wide range of models, proucts and services, I am confident that we will create extra value for our combined customer base in the whole of Canada.”

Daren Kennett, founder of Hi-Pro Feeds: “In Nutreco we have found a good steward for our business and we are excited about the opportunities that this brings to our customers and employees. As a global company, Nutreco has the resources and network available to create additional value for our customers through an expanded offering of proprietary models, products and services.”

The current leadership team consisting of Daren Kennett, Mark Knief and Jeff Dykstra will continue to manage the Hi-Pro Feeds business in both Canada and the US.

The strength of the combined Nutreco and Hi-Pro Feeds’ leadership team will allow current Hi-Pro Feeds CEO, Dean Prevost, to transition his responsibilities over time.

Lazard Middle Market and CIBC Capital Markets acted as advisors to Hi-Pro Feeds.


Read more HERE.
 

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20/01/2017: AFIA President and CEO comments on Secretary of Agriculture, USA

The following is a recently released statement by Joel G. Newman President and CEO, American Feed Industry Association, Regarding Sonny Perdue as Secretary of Agriculture
 
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"The American Feed Industry Association is pleased with President-elect Donald Trump's latest, and final, cabinet selection--former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue as secretary of agriculture. AFIA works with USDA on a broad slate of issues such as trade and implementation of the farm bill. We believe Gov. Perdue's political and agriculture-related background make him a sound fit for the role.”

"Gov. Perdue holds a doctorate in veterinary medicine, and following his service as a captain in the US Air Force, he became a successful small business owner, concentrating in agribusiness and transportation.”

"We look forward to working closely with the new agriculture secretary, assisting him and his staff on animal food-related topics, and how our industry relates to other agriculture sectors and to consumers. This will be particularly important as Congress, the administration and industry come together to draft and enact the new farm bill."


Read more HERE.
 

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January 18, 2017

Symaga company profile

  


SYMAGA was created by a group of professional experts in 1985 as a company devoted to the manufacture of silos and livestock equipment. 


The company possesses modern, fully automated machinery, which enables Symaga to manufacture high quality products at a reasonable price.

The company possesses 30,000 m2 of buildings and is located on a 300,000 m2 plot belonging to the company.  




Their professionals will advise you on the design and engineering of any project, providing you with suitable information for fast, safe installation. 

Visit the website HERE.


 

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19/01/2017: NGFA emphasises importance of engaging with trading partners, USA

In response to the recent release of proposals regarding the US government's pre-market regulatory oversight of genetically engineered plants, the National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) emphasised the importance of working to achieve consistent regulatory policies globally for products of the latest plant breeding methods to avoid costly disruptions in international trade

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the US Food and Drug Administration(FDA) published several documents related to the pre-market regulatory oversight of genetically engineered plants and plants and animals derived from certain newer precision breeding techniques, commonly known as genome editing.

 
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The NGFA is still reviewing in detail the USDA's pre-published proposed rule on the "Importation, Interstate Movement, and Release into the Environment of Certain Genetically Engineered Organisms," as well as a companion proposal and guidance document issued by FDA.

The NGFA said given the global nature of agriculture and the importance of trade to the economic well-being of farmers, ranchers and the nation as a whole, consistent regulatory policies among governments for products of the latest plant breeding methods, such as gene editing, are needed so that trade in US commodities, research collaborations and global seed movement are not hindered or disrupted.

"It is critical that the US government actively engage with our trading partners around the world, and secure alignment in regulatory approaches with US trading partners before these regulations are finalised and take effect," the NGFA noted.

USDA's proposal recognises that some applications of gene editing result in plant varieties that are essentially equivalent to varieties developed through more traditional breeding methods, and proposes to exclude such traits from pre-market regulatory review.

The NGFA also noted that consumer education about the safety of these products should be a top priority.

"It will be imperative that the US government and the seed industry, technology providers and the value chain explain the scientific basis and rationale for this regulatory approach to consumers to facilitate understanding and acceptance of these technologies and their commercial application in the marketplace," the NGFA stated.

Read more HERE.
 

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