September 18, 2019

Build my FeedMill taking place on September 20th at VIV Qingdao!

The latest rendition of the Build my FeedMill Conference, created by Milling and Grain magazine and VIV, will be taking place on Friday September 20th at VIV Qingdao. Speakers include members of Andritz, PLP Liquid Systems, Buhler, Zheng Chang and many more companies.

The conference will be taking place at VIV Qingdao in Room 208, 09:30-12:00 and the participating companies will be delivering ten-minute presentations about their own solutions and how they assist users in making the most out of their feed mills.
The Build my FeedMill concept originated in 2017, and the two-hour conference systematically takes audience members through each step of the feed mill process through presentations, from intake and conveying, storage, extruders, expanders, automation and much more.
The programme for the VIV Qingdao rendition of Build my Feed Mill is as follows:


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Japan trade agreement would be boon for US Animal Feed Industry



Following President Donald Trump's recent action of sending to Congress his intent for the US to ratify a free trade agreement with Japan in the coming weeks, the American Feed Industry Association's (AFIA) President and CEO Joel G Newman made the following statement:
'AFIA is pleased the administration has reached an initial trade agreement on tariff barriers with Japan and intends to enter into the agreement in the coming weeks. We are hopeful this agreement will show progress in bringing the US animal food industry closer to the level of tariff treatment Japan affords our competitors in the recently implemented Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership. We are eager to review the final text and for further developments in the subsequent bilateral negotiations with Japan.'

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September 17, 2019

Reduce Ambrosia contamination to zero with customised grain cleaning solutions

by Dr Heike Knörzer, Head of Petkus Academy / D-99848 Wutha-Farnroda

“Ambrosia free” is not only a quality label for bird food. It is an insurance policy against a weed that is in most countries an alien invasive species threatening both health and crop production. When experts talk about an integrated systems approach to limit and prevent the spread of Ambrosia artemisiifolia, also known as common ragweed, they tend to disregard a major pillar.
 

Apart from quarantine arrangements, plant protection measures and crop cultivation practices, proper - and sometimes sophisticated – seed and grain cleaning processes are also immensely important.

In most cases indeed, the species was accidentally introduced into other countries with contaminated seed. Every single Ambrosia seed can produce a plant that produces 3,000-to-32,000 seeds in return. The achenes are globose to pyriform with a length of two-to-three millimetres and can survive in a dormant state for 40 years.

It demonstrates the importance of post-harvest seed and grain hygienisation measures such as mechanical and optical cleaning.

“Yes, the aim is to reduce the Ambrosia contamination to zero, which is possible with aggressive and rigorous machine adjustment. But you have to keep the balance for the processor as well. Therefore, the grain loss or the good seed recovery as economical aspect has also to be taken into account”, says Jan R Hartmann, Petkus Head of Sales.

Excellence in grain cleaning is characterised by a grain cleaning line that consists of different technologies where each individual machine is precise and highly efficient in its sorting task, allows for high throughput and minimises good grain loss. Machines that can operate from Far East Russia to South Ural to Egypt and South Africa as well as in Europe, Asia and Australia, where Ambrosia is already present.


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Alapala company profile


Establishing plants at any desired capacity, Alapala Machine is a company that exports 95 percent of its current production today and has hundreds of references in over 75 countries in 4 continents including developed industrial countries such as Belgium, France, Italy, Canada and USA. Alapala continually develops and expands thanks to its superior technology infrastructure, perfectionist staff and management, and its quality and customer-oriented approach.

It renders the best before-sales and after-sales services with its staff specialized in their industry, overseas representatives, strong service networks and spare-part stocks.

Alapala can manufacture quality and high performance machinery where the best efficiency ad products can be obtained in the production facilities that have the most developed and state-of-the art technology.


Alapala’s lines of business:

•    Wheat flour mills,
•    Semolina mills,
•    Corn flour mills,
•    Rice processing plants,
•    Feed mills,
•    Cereal storage systems,
•    Weighing, conveying, packing equipment
•    Harbour facilities under the licence of Tramco Inc-USA

 

Visit the company website HERE.


 

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September 16, 2019

Quick viscosity measurements for production: Universal compact solution for quality control

by Brabender, Germany

End consumers have certain quality expectations for products which producers need to live up to. Viscosity measurements for raw materials and end products are analyses which need to be performed rapidly and reliably in the production process.

For this purpose, the laboratory equipment manufacturer Brabender from Duisburg has developed the new ViscoQuick. Jessica Wiertz and Ulrike Ito from the Application Lab Food introduced the device in an interview.
 

Viscosity measurements are of key importance in many sectors, such as the food industry in the case of starch and starch-containing products. Why are they so important?
Ulrike Ito (UI): Measuring viscosity is necessary in order to control the quality of raw materials, to optimise and monitor the production process, and of course also for the final inspection of the finished product.

This ensures that only the best raw materials are used and that complaints are minimised. Malfunctions and the resulting losses in production also need to be avoided. In addition, they are also used to develop products and production processes.

Which factors influence viscosity and, hence, the processing chain?
UI: Natural products such as starch are subject to natural fluctuations, which depend on their type and variety, as well as their cultivation and weather conditions. Depending on their individual properties, they have a differing level of suitability for certain uses.

Further on in the processing chain, temperature, quantity, heating and cooling rates, as well as shear forces acting on them, play a big role. By determining product-specific viscosity curves, the properties can be controlled and processes optimised.

Jessica Wiertz (JW): In order to determine the best possible use of a raw material and analyse its quality, the gelatinisation properties of starches and starch-containing materials are examined. When processing flours, the effect of raw material-specific enzyme activity on the gelatinisation process is also analysed. It is also decisive for the processing properties of the flour and has a huge impact on the result after baking.


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Pingle company profile



PINGLE has proudly served customers for more than 20 years. They are a Chinese manufacturer that is committed to the development, production, distribution, installation, and testing of flour milling machines.

Their main products include the roller mill, square plansifter, purifier, multi-storey flour milling plant, and the steel structure flour milling plant. Additionally, they can provide stand-alone machines in the 9 to 1,000t range, which include popular selections such as the grain pre-cleaner, grain cleaning equipment, flour milling machine, flour processing equipment, maize processing equipment, and conveying equipment.

Also available are turnkey projects for flour milling plants with capacity ranging from 100 to 1000t.

Their technical solutions and high performance machinery are implemented worldwide for the fine processing of wheat, maize, and other types of cereal grains.

Pingle have a staff of 800 employees, of whom there are more than 50 technical personnel. These technicians are expert in fields such as mechanical structure, processing technology, automated control, and production flow. Their dedication and ingenuity allow the introduction of new products whilst providing upgrades for existing lineups.

Product diversity and sincere services have distinguished Pingle as a leading domestic supplier. Their sales revenue has exceeded 150 million RMB for three consecutive years.

Pingle’s flour processing machinery is available in more than 60 distinctive models. According to the Pingle website, “we are recognised as the first Chinese manufacturer to adopt the ERP system. As a pioneer in the industry, we have introduced the steel structure flour milling plant and the multi-storey steel structure flour milling plant to the Chinese market. In 2000, our company successfully obtained self-managed import and export rights for private enterprises.”

Pingle have passed the ISO9001:2000 Quality Management System certification and established a complete quality assurance system.

In 2009, PINGLE products were distributed worldwide across 32 countries and regions including Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Brazil, Australia, etc. As a mature and responsible enterprise, Pingle strive to provide customers everywhere with satisfying products and attentive services.


For more information visit the Pingle website, HERE.
 

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September 15, 2019

A museum that embraces the future of feed

by Roger Gilbert, Publisher of MAG

“As we remember the past we must take up the challenge of the future - to a feed industry based on innovation and international cooperation that will assist the country’s development and serve the needs of its people.” That’s the stated mission of China’s Feed Museum; to speed up the continuing technological transformation of its feed industry.

Milling and Grain was fortunate enough earlier this year to be invited to tour the three-year-old Feed Museum by Dr Yongxi Ma the supervisor and Executive Curator of the museum at located at China’s Agricultural University’s West Campus off Malianwa North Road in Beijing.
 

The museum is a converted pilot feedmill that had belonged to the Ministry of Agriculture’s ‘Feed Industry Centre’ and covers some 3280 square metres. It has become a dedicated symbol of the role feed manufacturing is now playing in feeding a country with a population which exceeds of 1.3 billion.

From its Grand Hall visitors can learn about the history and the present of the Chinese feed industry - from animal feeding, to industry developments and the operation and social status of the industry itself. The Grand Hall functions as a public access facility for academic meetings and special exhibitions.

While the museum destined to become an international meeting point, currently most of the displays are in Chinese. Regular audiences are industry visitors, students and technicians learning about every aspect of feed manufacturer and the important role it plays in terms of providing protein foodstuffs to consumers.

In 1906 the Ministry of Agriculture, Industry and Commerce was located at the Sanbezi Park where the first trial work was carried on animal rearing and feeding. Liu Chunin was its first director. Seven years later the Ministry of Agriculture and Commerce started the first animal testing in Zhangiakou. By 1941 a livestock group had been established called ‘The Central Animal Husbandry Experimental’  group under the directorship of Cai Wuji from the Nutritional Laboratory and Feed Crop Research Laboratory. This is considered the formation of what has now become modern-day compound feed manufacturing in China.

However, while chicken and dairy feeds took hold from 1949, real progress was not made until the mid- to late-1970s, some 10 years after more developed countries.


Read more HERE.
 

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