May 23, 2019

USSEC and USGC joint conference facilities information sharing in Chile

Sixty procurement and managerial staff members from the feed, poultry and livestock industries in 14 Latin American countries recently attended the Americas Agricultural Cooperators Conference in Chile, a regional buyers conference conducted jointly by the US Grains Council (USGC) and the US Soybean Export Council (USSEC). The program provided attendees an opportunity to hear from international experts, gain additional insights into US agribusinesses and increase technical knowledge among buyers.
 
Some of the most important buyers in the Latin America learned about the supply of US grains, oilseeds and co-products; global trends in agricultural markets; world trade policy; weather outlooks; and relevant nutrition issues during the joint USGC/USSEC buyers conference in Chile.
Image credit: USGC

The Latin American region - including the Caribbean, Central and South America and Mexico - accounts for some of the most important US grain export markets. US coarse grains and related products have a natural market advantage in the region, given its geographic proximity, and 11 separate free trade agreements with the United States, including the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Council programs since the early 1980s have helped accelerate the growth of meat, milk and egg production and have built partnerships with industry and livestock associations in the region.

During the two-day conference in Puerto Varas, some of the most important buyers in the region learned about the supply of US grains, oilseeds and co-products; global trends in agricultural markets; world trade policy; weather outlooks and relevant nutrition issues. The joint conference follows a similar event first organised in 2017.


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

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GEAPS Exchange 2019

by Vaughn Entwistle, Managing editor, Milling & Grain

This year’s GEAPS Exchange was held in the “Big Easy”, New Orleans Louisiana, at the voluminous Ernest N Morial Convention Centre. The show ran from March 9-12th, 2019.

GEAPS (Grain Elevator and Processing Supply) is an international professional association that supports its members and the industry by serving as The Knowledge Resource for the world of grain handling and processing industry operations.
 


GEAPS addresses the industry's critical grain handling, storage and processing operations needs by providing the finest networking, professional development programs, and access to a global marketplace of equipment, services and technology solutions providers. GEAPS' global network of industry professionals includes more than 2,500 individual members from about 1,050 companies.

GEAPS Exchange 2019 drew 2,836 attendees from 19 countries to New Orleans to see and learn about the latest products and innovations in the grain handling and processing operations industry. The technical conference and exposition included a tradeshow with 407 exhibitors in 290,000 square feet of exhibit space, and over 30 hours of education in a variety of formats.

This year, in true New Orleans style, show attendees were played into the hall by a jazz band. The show was huge by any measure with almost too much to see, but here are some special highlights:

Grain entrapment
A highlight of the show was a live grain entrapment and rescue demonstration. These demonstrations were scheduled to occur several times a day and were always well attended.

OSHA/Oklahoma State University Fire Service brought along their custom grain engulfment and confined space rescue simulator. With CCTV cameras watching, a team of rescuers demonstrated the techniques and specialised equipment used to free a volunteer trapped up to the waist in grain (fortunately, they used a dummy).

But, even working in ideal conditions, the rescue team members needed to be regularly relieved after working a ten-minute shift, which is a dramatic demonstration of just how strenuous it is working up to the knees in grain. The live demos were a big hit at the show.


Read more HERE.
 

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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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May 22, 2019

Recent study suggests Olmix’s MSP®IMMUNITY could be used to activate broiler’s innate immune response

A recent pair reviewed study published in 'Frontiers in Immunology' demonstrates the capacity of marine algae extracts to modulate immune responses in broilers.

As part of a partnership between Olmix Group and Brest University and Brest Medical School, an in vitro and in vivo study was carried out in order to determine whether a sulphated polysaccharide-rich green algae extract (MSP®IMMUNITY) was able to activate avian neutrophils (heterophils) and monocytes; to identify the pattern recognition receptors (PRR) involved in the initiation of this activation and the molecular pathways in both cellular types; and finally to determine whether a similar effect could be observed in vivo when given per os (orally).
 
Olmix Group researcher
Image credit: Olmix Group
This study showed for the first time that MSP®IMMUNITY activates heterophils (improved glucuronidase release and oxidative burst) and monocytes (higher NO release) through activation of receptors TLR2 and TLR4. The signaling pathways of these receptors displays differences in their ability to induce heterophils degranulation and oxidative burst in vitro. In addition, the activation of heterophils and monocytes leads to an upregulation of the transcription of several immune mediators genes in both cellular types, partly in a cell specific manner. These immune mediators are produced during innate immune responses and play an important role as activators of the adaptive immune response.

Oral administration of MSP®IMMUNITY results in activation of avian neutrophils and monocytes in vivo. Moreover, in vivo activation of heterophils and monocytes led to a transient increase of immune mediators transcription, including interleukin 1-β, interferon-α and interferon-γ suggesting a Th1 orientation of the immune response.

All this suggest that MSP®IMMUNITY could be used to activate animal's innate immune response and promote adaptive one to support their natural defenses and the reduction of the use of antibiotics in farms. MSP®IMMUNITY is one of the algae-based solutions produced by Olmix Group. Created in 1995, the company specialises in harvesting and transforming red, green and brown Breton algae into innovative natural products for the human, animal and plant nutrition and health sectors.

Read the pair reviewed article, HERE.
Visit the Olmix Group website, HERE.

 
 

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Visiting Nuh’Un Ankara Makarnasi

by Darren Parris, Group president, Milling & Grain

Pasta, now an indispensable food staple, was not always as popular in Turkey as it currently is. In fact, it was only in 1922 that pasta first began to regularly appear on the plates of the Turkish people, and this was still a relatively uncommon occurrence. 1950 was when pasta truly began to be seen as a more popular food source in Turkey and, since then, it has become one of the most common food sources in the country.

One cannot speak of pasta in Turkey without mentioning Nuh’un Ankara Makarnasi Sanayi ve Ticaret AS, founded by the Eskiyapan brothers, Ahmet Eskiyapan and Kemal Yurtabilir. With their first factory established in 1950 on Ulus Rüzgarli street their popularity soon led to an increased demand and a more specialised and expansive production space was needed.
 


Decades passed and Nuh’Un Ankara Makarnasi only continued to soar to new heights. Their new plant was built in 1956, followed by their production increasing to 30 tonnes-per-day in 1965. Their product range also expanded around this time as the Turkish people expressed their desire to experience more varieties and forms of pasta.

In late 2018 it was recorded that Nuh’Un Ankara Makarnasi’s latest and most modernised factory is producing an astounding 16,000 tonnes of durum macaroni and 15,600 tonnes of pasta. Their own unique brands of pasta are exported worldwide, and they are renowned worldwide for their impressive and innovative products.

Their multiple brands and ranges of pasta, such as Kepekli, Veronelli, Elif Makarna and Classical, all help ensure that the growing population gain sufficient access to only the best and most nutritious foods on the market.

And how do they manage this? A big part of this is their dedicated use of Bühler machinery.

The Bühler solution
Nuh’Un Ankara Makarnasi’s manufacturing facility, which is currently the third largest-capacity manufacturing facility in the world, proudly uses exclusively Bühler machinery for their pasta production and cites this as a primary source for their success.

Bühler’s Pasta and Grain Milling business units have worked extensively with Nuh’Un Ankara to ensure that their production facilities are equipped with only the best in processing technology, and they have continued this union for decades.

“We have been working together with Bühler since we started our own production,” says Feridun Haboglu, member of the Directorate-General at Nuh’un Ankara. “We have chosen Bühler because of their performance and the quality of their solutions. We have never regretted this decision and therefore still count on Bühler today as our technology partner.”

In order to ensure premium-quality pasta is produced, their producers use the highest-quality durum wheat from the South-East, as well as from Central Anatolia, which they shape through high-pressure and cure in ovens in temperatures of no more than 80°C. As little manual intervention by workers is carried out, to ensure that the final product is as free of contaminants and pure as possible, an aim that Bühler’s innovative milling solutions carry out with ease.

As technology has continued to evolve, Nuh’Un Ankara have ensured to always update and use the latest in Bühler innovation. In 2008, Nuh’Un Ankara approached Bühler expressing a desire to further expand their production capabilities, in order to try to increase their share of the market to a solid 40 percent in Turkey.

Bühler quickly set themselves to the task and after much analyses and discussion, the plan was set into motion and the facility began expansion.


Read more HERE.

Visit the 
Bühler Group website, HERE.
 

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P.L.P Liquid Systems company profile




P.L.P. was founded in 1980. The full time activity carried out has permitted the achievement of a wealth of experience in planning and manufacturing products of high quality with a guarantee of competence and professionalism.


P.L.P Liquid Systems a business reality in the market place for dosing and weighing equipment for liquids in feed, pet food, food and chemical businesses, complete systems for liquid dose control, continuous coating on finished products, emulsifiers, motorised sprayers, flow meters, pumps, filters.


For more information visit the company website, HERE.
 

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Bühler opens its CUBIC innovation campus

After a construction period of 20 months and an investment of about CHF 50 million, Bühler Group is today officially opening its CUBIC innovation campus with eight Application Centres.

'We are with this driving forward our strategy of innovation, training, and development,' says Stefan Scheiber, CEO of Bühler Group. 'Together with our customers, partners from industry and science, academia, and start-ups, we are using the CUBIC to conduct research into new and sustainable solutions that we can apply to successful business ventures. And, we are taking a step forward here in providing modern training and development.'
 
CUBIC innovation campus
Image credit: Bühler Group

The global challenges associated with nutrition and mobility are becoming increasingly urgent. How can we sustainably feed and provide mobility for a population of nearly 10 billion in 2050? Addressing these issues and responding to them with sustainable, commercially attractive solutions is the goal of the innovation campus.

'This is our contribution to transforming the urgent global challenges of our time into solid business solutions together with customers, partners, academia, and start-ups,' says Stefan Scheiber, CEO of Bühler Group. 'In this campus, we are also promoting new professional skills and competencies, modern learning and working methods, and collaborating with our partners.'

Every year, the company invests a sum in the three-digit millions in research and development (R&D). In 2018, this amounted to CHF 145 million or 4.4 percent of turnover. The three-story CUBIC is designed to accommodate up to 300 people, and is, in itself, a model of sustainability and innovation. The building uses 15 percent less energy than comparable structures of its size. Its smart electrochromic glass facade was coated on equipment from Bühler Leybold Optics. This enables Bühler to slash energy consumption for heating and air-conditioning by as much as 50 percent. Building sensors measure carbon dioxide levels, air humidity, temperature, and flow of people to continuously fine-tune the functionality and energy consumption of the CUBIC.


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

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