July 20, 2017

21/07/2017: China International Food & Feed Processing Industry Exhibition (CICFO)

The China International Food & Feed Processing Industry Exhibition (CICFO) takes an international perspective of food and feed processing, aiming to provide comprehensive solutions
 
Since its establishment in 2013, the scale of the show, and the scope of its display has grown rapidly alongside a myriad of professional visitors. This year it will present a wide range of food and feed manufacturing equipment, and facilitate technical exchanges and trade development.

CICFO 2017 will be held at the Beijing International Exhibition Centre from September 11th to 13th, 2017.

The exhibition area will exceed 30,000 square meters, of which 27,000 square meters will be displayed in the exhibition area. This enormous area will be populated by more than 450 exhibitors, of which the almost one third are of international background, and more than 28,000 attendees.

THE ‘BUILD MY’ CONFERENCES 

At CICFO 2017, Build My Flour mill 2017 will be presented for the first time alongside the second iteration of its sister event, Build My Feed Mill. Each conference will use a programme that arranges speakers into a coherent order following the flowchart progress of a flour or feed mill. In this way, these unique conferences allow for a comprehensive and in-depth analysis of food and feed milling machinery, as well as the industries themselves.

BUILD MY FLOUR MILL 
With a packed speaker list for the first ever Build My Flour Mill conference, corporate partners have flocked to this one day conference with enthusiasm. Our partners include high profile companies each producing more than 3,000 tonnes of flour per day.
They include:

• Wudeli Group;
• COFCO;
• Yihaikerry Group;
• Lamsoon Group;
• Hengfeng Group;
• Bei Da Huang Group;
• Luwang Group;
• Fengzheng; and,
• Zhongyu.

Here are also some highlights of the high profile speakers featured at our event:

- Innovations in Grain Preparation for Milling
Roger Cook, Senior Technical Specialist
PETKUS Technology GmbH

- Use of Advanced Enzyme Technology in Optimisation of Flour Milling Extraction
Marco Choi, Factory Director
Lam Soon Group

- Grain Dust Explosion and Dust Explosion Suppression
Prof Zhou Nairu
Henan University of Technology

- Thinking about the transformation of flour milling technology in the new situation
Professor Wen Jiping
Henan University of Technology 河南工业大学 

- Trends in the Development of China 's Flour Industry and How to Encourage New Strategies
Dan Zhimin, Chairman of the Board
Wudeli Group

BUILD MY FEED MILL 
After great success of the first Build My Feed Mill conference this year in Bangkok, it has been extended to include a full day of speakers. Join us for an event sponsored by a myriad of companies, including:
• Cargill – 33 feed mills in China; Puruina - 17 feed mills in China; Tongwei - 130 feed mills in Asia; Puai Group - 6 feed mills in China; DBN - 53 feed mills in Asia.
• Contifeed - 40 feed mills in China; CP Group; ADM; Haid Group - 60 feed mills in China; Twins Group - 60 feed mills in China; New hope agri - 50 feed mills in China.
• Evergreen Conglomerate; Well hope Group - 19 feed mills in China; Trs Group - 40 feed mills in China; Zhengbang Group - 20 feed mills in China; TQLS Group - 51 feed mills in China.

Here are also some highlights of the high profile speakers featured at our event: 


Analysis of Maize Deep Processing Industry
Wei Xuming, Secretary General
China Starch Industry Association

The role of silver in the precise management of feed production
Sunny Shang, FSQR Lead
Cargill


Visit the event website, HERE.
 

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21/07/2017: AFIA thanks its outgoing committee members

The American Feed Industry Association depends heavily on the dedication and involvement of hundreds of members who volunteer annually to serve on committees that further the success of the association's mission, objectives and programs
 


AFIA thanks these volunteer members and the companies they represent for their service, as many long-term projects have been tackled because of their extra efforts.

Committee terms run from May 1-April 30 each year, and volunteers serve a term of three years. Each of AFIA's 19 committees represent the interests of specific disciplines and segments throughout the feed industry and work together on supporting activities and programs critical to AFIA's legislative and regulatory efforts and various member services.

"It takes more than just AFIA staff to provide the leadership driving this association," said AFIA President and CEO Joel G. Newman.

"With their expertise and unique perspective, committee members come together to help achieve our goal of representing members by providing one solidified voice for the feed industry."

AFIA thanks the following 2017 outgoing committee members.

Aquaculture Committee
• Matthew Zeigler, Zeigler Bros, Inc.
• Curtis Harms, Diamond V
• Iva Gaglione, Star Milling Company
• Neil Sims, The Ocean Stewards Institute

Equine Committee

• Moss Boone, The F. L. Emmert Company
• Steve Elliot, Alltech, Inc.
• Danny Migliorisi, Trouw Nutrition USA LLC
• James Rhea, Dehy Alfalfa Mills, Inc.

Equipment Manufacturers Committee
• Andrew Ellsworth, EBM Manufacturing

Ingredient Approval and Definition Committee
• Adam Ancelet, Phibro Animal Health Corp.
• Gavin Bowman, Novus International, Inc.
• Betty McPhee, Anchor Ingredients Company LLC
• Kevin Ragland, Mars Petcare U.S.
• Daniela Solomon, Lallemand Animal Nutrition

International Trade Committee
• Judith Bruce, AFB International

Liquid Feed Committee
• Timothy Evans, Novus International, Inc.
• Michael Hudspith, Ridley USA, Inc.
• Randy Lessman, Midwest Ag Supplements LLC
• Greg McLean, PerforMix Nutrition Systems LLC
• Ivan Pedigo, Gold River Feed Products
• Mac Weber, Provitas     

Marketing Committee

• Elizabeth Barber, The F. L. Emmert Company
• Robert Jensen, Tronox
• Angel May, Mars Petcare U.S.

Nutrition Committee
• Richard Bonander, Nutriad, Inc.
• Phillip Smith, Tyson Foods, Inc.
• Craig Wyatt, AB Vista, Inc.

Pet Food Committee
• John Dickerson, Cargill Animal Nutrition
• Ryan Frank, Mars Petcare U.S. 
• Lars Reimann, Eurofins Scientific, Inc.
• Rand Schaefer, Lortscher Animal Nutrition

Production Compliance Committee

• Mark Daniel, Evonik Corp.
• Robert Petruzzi, LignoTech
• James Moore, Southern States Cooperative, Inc.
• Ralph Staiert, Huvepharma, Inc.
• Andy Wagner, Kreamer Feed, Inc.

Purchasing & Ingredient Suppliers Committee
• Rosanne Crockett, Sustainable Sourcing LLC
• Rebecca Cruse, Texas Farm LLC
• Stacey Homen Henthorn, AB Vista, Inc.
• Justin Stadden, The Scoular Company
• Steve Wilson, Zinpro Corp 

Quality and Animal Food Safety Committee

• Gaofeng He, Hi-Pro Feeds
• Jiri Kratochvil, Westway Feed Products LLC
• Mary Williams, Purina Animal Nutrition LLC


Visit the AFIA website, HERE.
 

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21/07/2017: US and China sign historic agreement to provide market access for US rice exports

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that the US Department of Agriculture has reached agreement with Chinese officials on final details of a protocol to allow the United States to begin exporting rice to China for the first time ever

 
Rice
Image credit: Ruocaled on Flickr
“This is another great day for US agriculture and, in particular, for our rice growers and millers, who can now look forward to gaining access to the Chinese market. This market represents an exceptional opportunity today, with enormous potential for growth in the future,” said Mr Perdue.

“The agreement with China has been in the works for more than a decade and I’m pleased to see it finally come to fruition, especially knowing how greatly it will benefit our growers and industry."

China is the world’s largest producer and consumer of rice. Since 2013, it has also been the largest importer, with imports reaching nearly 5 million tons last year.

When the new rice protocol is fully implemented, the US rice industry will have access to this critical market, significantly expanding export opportunities.

US rice exports can begin following the completion of an audit of US rice facilities by China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine.


Visit the USDA website, HERE.
 

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21/07/2017: Electromagnetic Frequency Technology: The future of feed?

An interview with Tim Khametov, Ceresco Nutrition, Canada

Ceresco Nutrition is the company behind the groundbreaking product SILICA+ that is used in animal feed. Their aim is to rethink the concept of feed by offering a unique and technologically advanced procedure of ‘’informing’’ which increases animal performance, improves their welfare and reduces the environmental impact. Milling and Grain caught up with visionary entrepreneur Luigi Pomponi, the president of Ceresco for over 15 years, to find out more about the company, the product and their future plans.

Can you give our readers an overview of what your product is?
Well perhaps the best way to start is to say if feed additives were petrol automobiles, Silica+ would be the electric automobile. Both will get you from point A to point B, but not with the same environmental impact and not with the same final cost.

We use a high purity grade natural silica from the quartz family, capacitated with a specific quantum of electromagnetic energy that is capable of synchronising vibrations of matter (nutrients, water, minerals, acidifiers, antibiotics, enzymes, probiotics, etc.) in feed and also cell organelles thus improving all kinds of biochemical exchanges.
 

www.ceresconutrition.com

So what prompted the development of your groundbreaking SILICA+ solution?
Like most revolutionary inventions, it all started with a problem. Producers in France at the time were having various problems getting their swine to grow properly due to disease and other issues like excessive ammonia emission in the air and contamination of ground water by excess nitrate rejection.

One of our company founders Jean-Paul was looking for a sustainable solution for the suffering industry. After several years of research and collaboration with experts in quantum physics a first version of the product was available for testing.

Can you give me an overview of the development process with regard to the time taken and the testing criteria?
Farmers in France used the first version of the product locally about 10 years ago. Initial results, while promising, required the product to be mixed into a water container and sprayed into each pen once or twice a week. It was effective, however, the process was too time consuming and just not practical.

Fast-forward to three years later, the same technology was used to create a more stable version of the product that could be mixed directly into the animal’s feed. This new version was improved in order to additionally increase its positive effect on animal growth performance. Electro-magnetic frequency (EMF) technology as you can imagine is quite a new concept for nutritionists. Convincing them that this was not just another way of adding cost but that it would be a lasting part of the industry’s future was not going to be easy.

Thankfully, today more and more feed companies in swine, poultry, layers and aquaculture are taking note because in addition to its environmental benefits, the effectiveness of the product can be measured on weight gain, feed efficiency and mortality.


Read the full article, HERE.
 

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NEUERO Industrietechnik company profile




NEUERO follows the ‘made in Germany’ tradition with 100 years of activity in supplying reliable and high quality equipment for crucial projects in industrial plants around the world.

Neuero is a specialist in pneumatic and mechanical bulk material handling and is manufacturing Continuous Ship Unloaders (CSU), the most environmentally accepted solution in ship discharging activity and Ship loaders Global client oriented, flexible and cost effective.

Neuero utilises the state of the art technology and reliability to assure the success of all realised projects. NEUERO has its own 6.550 m2 manufacturing facility plus a new logistical area which was added beginning of 2013 in Melle, Germany.

Equipped with their own machining shop, painting shop and Lab they are in the position to provide continuous engineering solutions to our customers. Worldwide presence is assured with the operation of Neuero Corporation in Chicago/USA and our partnership with Brazilian companies for grain and mineral handling (www.maquinascondor.com.br and www.isomonte.com.br).

Using expert know how for upgrades, retrofits or complete new installations, their goal is always the same – solving the tasks effectively on budget and on time. The result is quality solution engineering that respects and protects the environmental, health and safety (HSE) requirements of your company and your communities.

Neuero is an ISO 9001 certified company and received the OHSAS 18001 certification in 2013. Neuero is working together with well-known German sub-suppliers like SEW, Atlas Copco, Danfoss, Rothe Erde and others.

Visit the company website, HERE.
 

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20/07/2017: Perten grain analysers connect to MCi auto kicker

By connecting the IM9500 NTEP approved, Whole Grain NIR and AM 5200-A Moisture to the MCi Autokicker, many inbound and outbound sampling points can be automated

The system frees employees for other work by automating most sampling methods, including dockage, broken, shrunken, protein, oil content, starch content, fibre content, moisture, test weight, and temperature.
 
IM 9500 Whole Grain NIR and USDA Certified UGMA AM5200-A Moisture Meter can be integrated into the MCi Auto-kicker from Mid Continent Industries
Image credit: Perten

The system can process a sample every 45 to 150 seconds. This allows users to check every load coming in or monitor all outbound grain with faster, more accurate information.

“The IM 9500 and AM 5200-A have gained great acceptance in the grain industry the last few years” said Gavin O'Reilly, Vice President, Food for PerkinElmer.

“We are excited to add this capability for our users and to work with Mid Continent on this project.”

“We are pleased with adding the Perten connectivity to the Auto Kicker” adds Darren Wells from Mid Continent.

“The Auto Kicker has already proven its value in the market and using the Perten instruments has decreased sample process time by as much as 30 seconds, which is crucial in most applications.”

For product inquiries, contact Jory Harris, Grain Account Manager for Perten at jharris@perten.com or (217) 971 – 6045

Visit the Perten website, HERE.
 

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20/07/2017: AFIA welcomes new director of communications

The American Feed Industry Association is excited to welcome Victoria Broehm as its new director of communications

She will lead the association's media relations and strategic communications efforts and serve as editor of the AFIA Journal and other member and media communications. 


 
Victoria Broehm
Image credit: AFIA
Ms Broehm has more than 10 years of communications experience working in associations and federal agencies throughout the D.C. region. She joins AFIA from CropLife International, where she managed communications on plant biotechnology issues on behalf of the global plant science industry.

Prior to that, she managed federal communications for the American Veterinary Medical Association and web communications for the Nuclear Energy Institute. She also served as a political appointee to the George W. Bush administration at the US Department of Energy.

"Victoria brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in agriculture to our communications team," said Sarah Novak, AFIA vice president of membership and public relations.

"We are thrilled to have her on board, and I look forward to seeing how her leadership can amplify our communications efforts on Capitol Hill and with regulatory agencies, so we can better serve our members."

Ms Broehm holds a master's degree in strategic public relations from The George Washington University and a bachelor's degree in communications and political science from the University of Washington.

She joined AFIA on July 17 and can be reached at (703) 558-3579 or vbroehm@afia.org.


Visit the AFIA website, HERE.
 

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