July 16, 2019

Sukup Manufacturing Co. company profile



Sukup Manufacturing Co. is a family-owned manufacturer of grain bins, grain dryers, material handling equipment and pre-engineered metal buildings.

According to their website, “The world's fastest growing bin company and largest family-owned, full-line grain drying and storage equipment manufacturer, Sukup Manufacturing Co. is located in the heart of rich, Midwestern farmland.”

Since the introduction of their first stirring machine in 1963, they have been manufacturing products to make grain production more efficient for farmers.

If you are ever near Sheffield, Iowa, stop by. The team at Sukup would love for you to get in contact to arrange a tour of their facilities.

View the website HERE.

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Evonik to present 14 abstracts at Poultry Science Association Conference 2019

Evonik will present 14 scientific abstracts at the Poultry Science Association (PSA) conference as it looks to share its scientific expertise and develop sustainable solutions to the challenge of feeding the growing global population. The conference takes place in Quebec, Canada, from the 15th to 18th July.

This is a record number of accepted submissions for Evonik's Animal Nutrition Business Line, something the company puts down to its 'Sciencing the Global Food Challenge' approach and to the expertise of its colleagues.
 
Image credit: Jena Fuller on Flickr

Through close collaboration with the industry – including sharing the results of its studies – Evonik hopes there can be mutually beneficial learning and the opportunity to develop sustainable food solutions.

Evonik is also hosting a symposium on 'Amino Acids: New Paradigms in Poultry Nutrition and Health'. It will feature presentations from the University of Georgia, Perdue Farms, Wageningen University and Baiada Poultry, along with Evonik's own contribution, 'Beyond growth – The role of functional amino acids for immune functions'.

The 14 abstracts being presented are:
  • Bacillus amyloliquefaciens CECT 5940 helped overcoming negative effect of heat stress in broiler chickens
  • Bacillus amyloliquefaciens CECT 5940 improved intestinal morphology and performance in broiler submitted to coccidial vaccine challenge
  • Beyond growth – The role of functional amino acids for immune functions
  • CpG injection on day 15 post-hatch leads to metabolic changes on day 16 post-hatch in modern broilers and adaptive immune responses in a heritage breed
  • Dietary bio efficacy differences of methionine sources with acidifier in diets fed to broiler chickens reared in floor system
  • Effect of the origin of the bean on the chemical composition, protein quality, and nutritive value of the soybean meal
  • Effects of feeding reduced crude protein diets to broilers while maintaining amino acid concentrations on growth performance, ammonia production, and meat yield
  • Effects of high methionine supplementation on growth performance, meat quality, and bone strength of broiler chicks under heat stress
  • Effects of high methionine supplementation on tissue redox, inflammation, and health status of broiler chicks under heat stress
  • Reduce crude protein in starter phase diets of broiler chickens alters immune response in both starter and grower phase without affecting growth performance
  • Responses of varying levels of DL-methionine and TSAA on [13C]Met and [13C]Cys oxidation in broilers
  • The bio efficacy of methionine sources with acidifier in diets fed to broiler chickens reared in a cage system
  • The effect of guanidino acetic acid supplementation on the chemical composition of breast meat in broilers
  • The effects of threonine, glycine and serine on growth performance, fat deposition, nutrient utilisation and starch-protein digestive dynamics in male broiler chickens offered reduced-crude protein diets.
Visit the Evonik website, HERE.
Visit the PSA website, HERE.
 

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July 15, 2019

Chief Industries company profile



Chief Agri/Industrial Division markets grain bins, grain conditioning, bulk-handling, feedmill equipment and accessories through a worldwide network of highly qualified dealers. And since 1954, Chief Industries has been providing customers with quality manufactured products and unmatched personal service. 
 
"The demanding industry we serve requires flexibility and our diverse line of products provides customers the confidence that Chief can meet their needs. This diversity combined with unmatched personal service and the strength of more than 50 years, are key examples of how the Chief commitment to our customers is unmatched," says the company.

For more than 50 years, Chief has focused on "Engineering Relationships" with its customers, a relationship that begins long before the order and lasts well after the shipment.

Chief products utilise state-of-the-art designs that simplify construction and save time and money. The company extends an invitation to tour its site to find out how Chief can meet your grain management needs.

Visit the company website, HERE.
 

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Leiber Animal Nutrition - New partnership in India, Nepal and Sri Lanka

Brewers’ yeast specialist Leiber has further expanded its distribution network in the animal feed sector. Raj Nakra Associates has been identified as a professional partner based in India. Together with Raj Nakra Associates, Leiber GmbH now wants to offer its animal-specific beer yeast speciality products in the feed markets of India, Nepal and Sri Lanka.
Image credit: Leiber

Raj Nakra Associates already has long-standing relationships with Leiber’s Health business unit.  Following the expansion as an animal feed distributor, Raj Nakra Associates now also offers feed industry customers the ability to advise on the production of compound feed and to assist with regulatory and technical matters. The first joint trade fair appearance at the Asian Pacific Aquaculture 2019 in India met great interest among potential customers.

Nikolaus Jungbluth, Business Unit Director of Leiber animal nutrition, says: "We also look forward to now working together with our partner Raj Nakra Associates in the animal feed sector, on the distribution of our product range and on making use of the potential that these markets offer."

For more than 60 years, Leiber GmbH has been one of the leading manufacturers of yeast speciality products "Made in Germany". Leiber has more than 200 dedicated employees in Germany and other production sites in Poland and Russia, where it produces beer yeast products and yeast extracts of the highest quality.

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July 14, 2019

Satake Reach company profile


High yield × High operation rate
Designed from Beginning to End by Satake
By examination of any bottlenecks in production, REACH engineering enables highly  efficient  and continuous operation without hindrance. High yields are realised by means of a waste-free and efficient plant system.

Drive your investment to maximise return
Now realise ROI, visually examine output efficiency predictions and cost savings
By thoroughly reviewing the cost at every phase, we make it possible to reduce installation time and labour costs, not only plant cost. By installing weighers, we can visualise real-time yield and production output daily. It also enables us to check real-time machine operation.

Shorten delivery
Reduced installation time to 25 percent
Utilising the basic REACH  design, rapid progress is possible right from the first meeting. Furthermore, it is possible to respond quickly to your business plan through innovative shipment of semi-assembled plant and other attractive options.

Visit the Satake Reach website, HERE.
 

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July 12, 2019

Ringneck ethanol plant a ‘showcase’ of Sukup equipment

Ringneck Energy’s shiny new 80 to 100 million gallon/year ethanol plant was hailed at its grand opening June 25 as the most efficient in the United States and as a showcase of Sukup Manufacturing Co. material handling and grain storage equipment.

It is the largest single-site deployment of Sukup equipment both in number of pieces and in dollar value, said Steve Sukup, vice president and chief financial officer of Sukup Manufacturing and a member of the Ringneck Energy board of directors.

Sukup chain loop conveyer
Image credit: Sukup
“As a company we’ve been expanding our commercial-scale material handling equipment offerings for the past several years,” he said. “This project really pulls it all together in a way that shows we can equip big commercial projects with the grain storage and handling equipment they need.”

Sukup equipment at Ringneck includes two 105’ diameter, 25-ring grain storage bins and a 21’ dia., 17-ring hopper bin; several bucket elevators and conveyors; several catwalks and support towers, including an 18’ x 18’ x 160’ tower; two zero-entry bin sweeps, each with a 12” dia. auger; two buildings, including a 125’ x 250’ x 40’ warehouse for dried distillers grains and a 65’ x 100’ x 40’ unloading and loading building.

“We wanted to be a Sukup showplace, and hopefully we’ve accomplished that,” said Walt Wendland, chief executive officer of Ringneck Energy.

Construction of the $130 million Ringneck project began in 2017 and ended near the end of 2018. Production began in April. The plant was designed to produce 80 million to 100 million gallons a year of ethanol. It can load a 96-car train of tanker cars in about one week.

“This plant is awesome. It can do really great things,” Danci Baker, chief financial officer, told Ringneck shareholders at their first annual meeting prior to the grand opening of the plant.

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem and Lt. Gov. Larry Rhoden both attended the event and praised the project. “We’ve been following this for quite some time,” Noem said, adding that she personally is an investor in the facility and is pushing to expand the use of ethanol blends in state vehicles.

She and Rhoden said they would like to see South Dakota be a leader in the ethanol industry, and encouraged the roughly 100 people attending the grand opening to encourage their friends and relatives to use ethanol products. As well, they should discourage federal officials from granting waivers to companies that do not want to blend their fuels with ethanol. Waivers have cost the ethanol industry billions of gallons, Noem said.

Ron Fagen, chairman of Fagen Inc., general contractor for the Ringneck plant, has had a hand in construction of more than 100 of the roughly 250 ethanol plants in the United States. He said the Sukup equipment, company leaders and service personnel are wonderful to work with.

“We’ve never been disappointed with the Sukup products,” he said, adding that the bins go together remarkably well. He said his first was nearly 20 years ago in Denison, Iowa, and last year built two 156’ dia. Sukup bins at Elite Octane near Atlantic, Iowa. “Sukup is high-class,” he said, adding that he recently purchased a Sukup Steel Building for his headquarters in Granite Falls, Minn.

Sukup Manufacturing Co. has provided equipment for about 40 ethanol plants since 2004, with the vast majority since 2010, according to Matt Koch, senior electrical engineer at Sukup Manufacturing. “In the past 10 years we’ve been the name of the game in ethanol plant grain storage.”

Sukup’s 156’ diameter clear-span bins are the largest in the industry. Its commercial bin sweeps, mixed-flow grain dryer and advanced control systems are among 14 products that have won ag engineering innovation awards since 2012 from the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.

Sukup began offering commercial bucket elevators in 2013 and now has the capability to lift 60,000 bushels per hour, said Randy Marcks, director of material handling equipment sales. The company’s commercial drag conveyors debuted in 2015. While the largest to date conveys 40,000 BPH, there is capacity for 60,000 BPH, Marcks said.

Expanding into commercial grain handling and storage markets was a natural progression for Sukup Manufacturing. Since its founding by Eugene Sukup in 1963 with his invention of a grain stirring machine, the company’s focus for nearly three decades was on making farm-level grain handling and storage more safe, profitable and efficient. The company developed a reputation for having top-notch stirring machines, fans, unload systems and other equipment. Its launch of automatic continuous-flow grain dryers in 1998 and a line of grain bins in 2000 helped position the company for larger markets.

Sales of commercial equipment have grown steadily, said company President Charles Sukup.

“Some people look at grain bins as tin cans – all the same. But that’s not the case when you look closely at Sukup bins,” he said.

He cited two innovations in grain bin design that have set Sukup bins apart from those of other manufacturers – sidewall splice plates and double-ended stud bolts. The splice plates allow laminated sidewall sheets to be connected end-to-end instead of overlapped. The plates simplify construction and provide for a more watertight bin than using the traditional method of overlapping sheets.

The double-ended stud bolts provide a tight seal between bin stiffeners and sidewall sheets, solving the issue of moisture leaking into the bin through gaps between stiffeners and laps of laminated sidewall sheets.

“Our people are always looking at issues and developing solutions,” Charles Sukup said, for both on-farm and commercial equipment. “We’re definitely a continuous-improvement company.”

Providing equipment that allows ethanol producers to build bigger and more efficient plants is gratifying work, he said. Ethanol has “been a tremendous benefit to the country, especially in the Midwest.”

Helping to build an industry that produces clean-burning fuel from a renewable source, that improves energy security and helps support grain markets for farmers … It’s an honor to be a part of it all, he said, and it drives the entire company to work on solutions for any challenges that arise.
 

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July 10, 2019

Century Zheng Chang exhibits at VICTAM International 2019

From 12 to 14 June, VICTAM International 2019 was held in Cologne, Germany. VICTAM International is by far the world's largest dedicated event for the animal feed, pet food and aquatic feed processing industries, highly concerned by feed industry all over the world.

As the manufacturer of the first and largest pellet mill in China, Zheng Chang was in attendance displaying its pellet mill, hammer mill and aquatic feed extruder.


Zheng Chang Exhibition Stand at VICTAM 2019
Image credit: Zheng Chang
65 percent of Chinese animal feed manufacturers and 6,800 global feed companies are using Zheng Chang equipment now. On the basis of the acquisition of the granulating factory in China invested by CPM, Zheng Chang equipment has made greater breakthroughs not only in appearance but also in functional quality, material quality, heat treatment and service life of wearing parts, and the maturation is more reliable.

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

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