March 23, 2017

23/03/2017: BioMar Group to establish feed factory in Australia

During the last years BioMar Group has delivered an increasing volume of feed to the Australian market from factories in Chile and Scotland

Now the company is ready to establish a green field feed factory in Australia with a yearly capacity of 110.000 tons.

The market is evaluated to have a high potential for growth within a broad range of species.
 Underlining the expansion strategy of the company, BioMar Group announces yet another growth initiative: The construction of a feed factory in Australia.

BioMar Group is already cooperating with local state government building the required foundation for approval.

The aim is to be able to serve the customers, being locally agile with a solid foundation of global product development and technical experience within species such as salmon, trout and yellow tail king fish.

“In 2016 we opened a factory in Turkey and this year we will be ready with our second factory in China as well as with expanded capacity in Norway. In 2019 we aim to open a feed factory in Australia supported by our established factories, technical experts and global R&D department. We are as a group dedicated to fulfil the growth ambitions in our strategy being an independent premium feed supplier with a high degree of global cooperation”, explains Carlos Diaz CEO, BioMar Group.

Through the presence in the market BioMar Group has obtained a hands-on understanding of the local farming conditions and challenges.

It is the expectation that being locally present with commercial staff, technical expertise and production facilities will lead to an even more competitive advantage in the market.

The ambition is to support the customers by developing high performance products tailored to local farming conditions with a strong profile in regards to sustainability, feed safety and food quality.

“I am confident that our approach of balancing local agility and global excellence will give us a solid position in Australasia. We have already established very successful cooperation with key customers and we are looking forward to working with a broader base of customers developing the aquaculture industry in Australia and New Zealand. The world around us is changing and there is an increasing need for combining sustainability and efficiency. We clearly see that end-consumers are changing buying patterns towards high quality products with a responsible profile. We firmly believe that working closely together with the value chain can prepare the industry to take a lead in the global food sustainability agenda”, states Carlos Diaz.

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March 22, 2017

Bentall Rowlands company profile


Bentall Rowlands is a leading UK manufacturer of galvanised steel silos. Their range includes flat bottom silos, hopper bottom silos, square bins and grain conditioning equipment, providing complete storage and processing equipment solutions for both the agricultural and industrial markets in the UK and Worldwide.

Bentall Rowlands was established in the early 19th century. The company can trace its origins back to the industrial and agricultural revolutions that sent waves of influence around the world. From then to the present day Bentall Rowlands has evolved throughout the years to become an innovative and successful company in the manufacture of turnkey storage installations, bulk storage handling and processing equipment for agricultural and industrial markets.

With over 200 years of experience their reputation for providing world class products and service is widely recognised. They are continuously developing their knowledge and product ranges to meet the increasing market demand.

Bentall Rowlands Storage Systems Limited manufactures the right quality of product to produce the efficiency savings required to justify the investment.

Their engineering and technical expertise combined with continued focus on customer satisfaction places them in a strong position to capitalise on the expanding market.

They have the capabilities to design, manufacture, supply and install storage systems from their extensive range of products. These capabilities provide a comprehensive end to end solution which can be designed to your specific requirements.

Due to the increasing demand for water storage, Bentall Rowlands also manufactures a wide range of galvanised steel water tanks for a wide range of agricultural and industrial purposes.

According to their website: “Our intention to remain at the forefront of this business sector has already been established, with key preferred supplier status being achieved with major companies throughout the world.”

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23/03/2017: The British engineering works of Mr Charles Hopkinson at Retford in Nottinghamshire

By Mildred Cookson, The Mills Archive, UK

The August 3rd 1885 issue of the Miller reports a visit to the Bee Hive Works of Mr Charles Hopkinson, millwright and engineer
Mildred Cookson

The workshops covered nearly four acres with a spacious courtyard in the middle.

They were entirely self-sufficient and within their walls their roller mill plants were made and finished, "providing all that was needed for every part of a modern flour mill".

Passing through the main entrance and the cluster of offices one would walk into the courtyard which featured a railway line allowing the pig iron and other raw materials to enter the works, leaving later as highly finished machinery.

This workshop railway siding linked directly with both the Great Northern and Midland, Sheffield and Lincoln lines, allowing railway trucks to be run right into the works.
View of the beehive works at Retford

As they passed in and out, all trucks were weighed with their loads on a weigh-bridge, which stood at the very end of the works shown in the engraving.

The pig iron delivered from the trucks was first broken for smelting; the fragments were then hoisted up to a landing at the mouth of a cupola to start their treatment. Beside the cupola stood a receiver, into which the molten metal was drained whilst hot.

Adjacent to the cupola, the foundry was entered by a small side door, giving access to a building of imposing proportions.

Here the manufacturing process for every kind of metal casting that would be required in a modern flourmill could be observed.

In this shop were cast pulleys of every description, the metallic parts of centrifugals, scalpers, bran dusters and rollers of every size. At one end of the foundry was the drying furnace, in which the sand moulds were dried for use after they had been shaped.

To ensure accurate work Mr Hopkinson employed, as far as possible, only cast iron patterns, for both small as well as large castings.

Separate from the foundry was the engine room where a steam engine served the double purpose of supplying power to the blower, which stood by its side and as well as to a sand mill, located on the other side of the wall in the yard.

Next to the engine room, the castings were trimmed, cleaned and stocked the in the fettling shop in preparation for the finishing work in the fitting shop.

The various stores separated smaller castings, such as elevator and other pulleys, the smaller parts of centrifugals and similar machines from other stores containing wrought iron and a shed containing all sizes of shafting neatly packed away.

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23/03/2017: Five Zhengchang projects in North Africa underway

Though the North Africa region has not been so stable in recent years, Zhengchang's projects are still blooming

There have been five Zhengchang projects under installation between January to March 2017.

These five projects include two large poultry and livestock projects with 60tph, two small poultry and livestock projects with 10tph, and a 3-5tph premix feed project.
Site of Egypt 60tph project 

Site of Algeria 60tph project

Site of Egypt 10tph project

3-5tph premix plant in Egypt 

The living conditions in North Africa are hard, the efficiency of local workers is low, Zhenghang engineers are using all means to conquer all the difficulties to fully match the customer's demand and speed up the installation process, saving cost for the customer.

No Matter the size of the project, no matter how far away, Zhengchang always do their best to build a harvest production line for the customer.
The Zhengchang team is always ready to serve you 

Charming China, beautiful Zhengchang 

World grain storage, Zhengchang Grain Tech

World factory, Zhengchang Brazil

Zhengchang is beside you since 1918.

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Novus company profile

Novus' scientific roots and history originate in the 1950s when St Louis, Missouri-based Monsanto Company began conducting livestock and poultry feed metabolism studies.

In 1959, one of its products received FDA approval as an animal feed additive, which helped launch the Monsanto division that would become Novus.

In an effort to focus on its core businesses - seed, herbicide and biotechnology - Monsanto sold its Feed Ingredients division to Mitsui & Co Ltd and Nippon Soda Co, Ltd. in 1991, setting Novus on its path of Health through Nutrition based on science.

With two products for the poultry industry and the vision of helping to feed the world affordable, wholesome food, Novus International was born.

At the time, this vision statement was considered a bold goal and some questioned how Novus could realistically make a contribution. Although Novus was a small, business-to-business company, we understood that our core knowledge of health and nutrition related to poultry could be beneficial to other species.

Since 1991, Novus has brought numerous products to the market, including more than 100 over the past decade, and developed product families including Methionine solutions, Trace Mineral solutions, Enzyme solutions, Eubiotics solutions and Feed Quality solutions.

Novus’s comprehensive portfolio provides a holistic approach to solutions, service and sustainability for poultry, swine, aquaculture and cattle.


Finding ways to improve feed efficiency is critical to profitability.

When this requires reformulating rations due to high feed costs, producers don’t want to sacrifice animal performance.

With the CIBENZA® feed additive family of enzymes, this isn’t an issue.

Using CIBENZA products in feed formulation produces more dietary energy, improves protein digestibility and increases the availability of nutrients such as starch, amino acids, and fat.

Enzymes are scientifically proven to help improve digestion of protein and energy as well as improving phosphorous metabolism, allowing producers to decrease the use of expensive ingredients when necessary.

Enzymes also allow for the incorporation of a wider variety of more cost-effective ingredients without affecting performance.

CIBENZA products optimise feed formulations to:

- Promote more efficient meat production

- Deliver feed cost savings

- Support a healthy digestive system

- Protect the environment by reducing animal waste, phosphorous and nitrogen releases into the environment

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22/03/2017: Antares Plus – the plus in yield and flour quality

The Antares Plus roller mill optimises yield and flour quality thanks to innovative sensor technology

The Antares roller mill stands for high-quality grinding, the highest standard of sanitation and consistently reliable operation.

The further development of the Antares Plus brings together all these benefits while also increasing yield, maximising flour quality and reducing energy consumption, all thanks to new sensor technology.

Bühler AG in Uzwil, Switzerland has been manufacturing rolls since 1860.

From that beginning, company founder, Adolf Bühler, took the then revolutionary principle of the roller mill and began industrial production.

155 years later the roller mill still forms the core element of any flour mill. In the roller mill, cleaned cereal grains – including wheat, durum, corn, rye, barley or malt – are processed into the finest flours.

Antares success story

The Antares roller mill is the flagship of the extensive Bühler roller mill portfolio.

It combines 155 years of Bühler experience with the latest knowledge in terms of grinding and hygiene, serving as the worldwide reference for modern roller mills in the milling industry. Since the launch in 2008, more than 3,000 Antares top line roller mills have been sold.

The market success of Antares is due to its robustness, feed and grinding and highest standards of sanitation thanks to the use of stainless steel and sophisticated insulation. A “plus” thanks to sensor technology with the “Plus” version, Bühler opens a new chapter in the success story of Antares.

The new Antares Plus roller mill ensures ideally coordinated grinding with minimal pneumatic conveying.

Energy consumption and flour quality are in the optimal range. Standard on the Antares Plus are automatic grinding gap adjustment and the online MYTA particle size measuring sensor. Temperature monitoring of the rollers and bearings also ensure maximum operating safety and high production uptime.

The Online MYTA sensor continuously measures the particle size distribution in the ground product and compares the measured actual value with the target value. The Antares Plus control system records the deviations and automatically adjusts the milling gap to the target value.

The result is a consistent product quality with minimised energy consumption. The sensor-controlled milling gap adjustment automates this former manual procedure and enables millers to invest more time in their core tasks.

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22/03/2017: IGC Conference 2017, new speakers announced

Trading in an evolving market: What prospects for the future?

Attracting a unique mix of traders and policymakers from across the globe, the IGC Grains Conference is firmly established as the must-attend event in the industry.

Now in its 26th year, the 2017 conference returns to the prestigious QEII Centre in the heart of London’s Westminster.

Not only a forum for the sharing of invaluable agri-commodity market insight, the event provides an ideal platform for like-minded professionals to forge new connections and deepen business relationships.

In a series of interactive sessions, panels of expert speakers will review the supply and demand outlook, with a particular focus on recent changes to the global trading environment.

Amid broad-based shifts in the political and economic backdrop, panellists will also assess the main opportunities and threats faced by the world’s grain and milling industry.

Topics to be discussed include:

How will global trading patterns develop in the medium term?

Bumper harvests have boosted grains and oilseeds supplies to record highs, but what are the risks moving forward?

Amid sustained food security challenges, what plans do the world’s key buyers have to meet future needs?

How are producers, exporters and importers responding to the evolving trading environment?

Speakers include:

- Mr Chi Jingtao
Executive Vice President of COFCO Corporation, CEO of COFCO International, COFCO Agri and Nidera, China

- Dr Seth Meyer
Chairman, World Agricultural Outlook Board, US Department of Agriculture

- Mr Rotimi Fadipe
Supply Chain Director, Honeywell Flour Mills Plc, Nigeria

- Mr Vince Peterson
Vice President of Overseas Operations and President-elect (July 1, 2017), US Wheat Associates

- Mr Grant Lewis
Managing Director, Head of Research and Business Management, Daiwa Capital Markets Europe Ltd

- Mr Bernard Valluis
President, European Flour Millers’ Association

- Mr  Alexander Waugh
Director General, NABIM (National Association of British and Irish Flour Mills), UK

 - Mr Haitham Nouh
CEO, Roots Commodities, Egypt Dr. Andrey Sizov Sr. President, SovEcon, Russia

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