December 20, 2017

Mark Cornwell - 1957 - 2017

 
We are deeply saddened to report the passing of our friend and business partner, Mark Cornwell of Kansas City, Missouri, USA. Mark passed away at his home on Monday, September 11, 2017.


1957 - 2017


Mark was a long time associate of the grain and milling industries, having spent many years with World Grain helping build a leading industry magazine, and then going on to partner with Perendale Publishers Limited in 2014 to work on the oldest publication in the milling sector Milling and Grain along with his wife and business partner Martha.

And somewhat more significant than Mark’s reputation in the grain handling and milling sectors was his reputation in the publishing world, where to-a-tee he was held in high regard by all his peers across all industry publications, from his previous employers at World Grain through to his would-be competitors at Feed and Grain, Milling Journal and The Miller Magazine. To Mark, they were all friends and he would do anything to help any of them, a rare quality he has passed on.

Mark leaves us all in our industry with heavy hearts, but in the knowledge that he is no longer suffering the excruciating back pain he had endured for the last two years.

Be assured Milling and Grain magazine will honour Mark, and Martha, with our continued support of our US and North American operations through our partnerships formed with them.

Mark was a graduate of The University of Missouri, Columbia and an avid fan of MIZZOU football, as well as the Kansas City Chiefs football team and his beloved St Louis Cardinal baseball team.

The 'Cornman' as he was affectionally known, Mark was a man with a sense of humour that would make even the grumpy old men in a room laugh, and the character to always do the best job possible for those he served as well as being someone always willing to help those who might be struggling either personally or professionally. Mark and Martha have always been kind, caring, considerate and charitable when it comes to helping the less fortunate.

Mark loved his two dogs, Abbie and Marley and they too will miss having Mark to play with them.

We all extend to Martha and their daughter Maggie our deepest condolences. There will be a celebration of Mark's life to be announced at a later date.



September 20, 2017

20/09/2017: Ocrim's Gala Dinner at Bonifiche Ferraresi, Cortona, Italy

Milling and Grain had the pleasure of being invited to the 7th Ocrim 'Wheat, Flour and ...' days in Cortona, Italy this past weekend.


The event attracted over 200 invited guests who participated in a one-day conference which focused on how machinery developments can impact the nutritional value and the quality of final flour and shared some exquisite and typical Italian dinning and entertainment. Guests came from all over the world - from Argentina to Mexico and the USA and Canada; from Indonesia, the Thailand to India and China and Taiwan; From South Africa to Kenya and Egypt and not to overlook the European guests from the UK to the Ukraine. A truly international gathering of flour millers!




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20/09/2017: Fatty acids for ruminants: A revolution in knowledge and approaches

by Alfredo J. Escribano, DVM, PhD, NUTRION Internacional, www.nutrion.es/en, aescribano@nutrion.es

 Functionality: Behind fatty acids, specific functions remain
 In the recent years we have observed a great torrent of new knowledge regarding fatty acids functions and role in improving products’ quality. Therefore, nutritionists are already formulating taking into account both quantities and proportions of different fatty acids.

Productivity & Profitability: C16:0 (Trending topic in academy and field)
 C16:0 has been one of the first fatty acids to be individually considered in formulation, in order to increase milk fat percent. Palmitic acid (C16:0) has become recurrent in nutritionist conversations, as it has been proposed (and showed to be) as an effective tool to increase milk fat percent, and much of research has been carried out on this during the last years (see some examples in table 1).

Products’ healthiness for human consumption: PUFAs (Omega)
 Furthermore, essential fatty acids are being considered in fatty acids formulation due to their specific roles in cows' reproduction outcomes, immunity, inflammation regulation and also in product quality. From consumers’ behavior point of view, there is a growing demand toward healthier foods, such as PUFAs-enriched meat and dairy products. Among them, Omega-3 enriched products are star products on supermarkets’ shelves and television ads, as they have been claimed to have positive effects on both cardiovascular and neurological health, as well as on immunity and inflammation regulation.

 Consequently, the presence of these fatty acids in meat and dairy products is gaining interest day by day also for farms and the industry and allows manufacturing premium products of higher profitability. From the nutritionists’ point of view, PUFAs topic is more complex, as these fatty acids must be rumen-protected (unlike direct effect on rumen –i.e. CH4 abatement). Thus, when technical people hear ‘PUFAs’, we think almost automatically about their externalities and the following dynamic interactions (figure 1).

Read the full article here. 

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September 19, 2017

19/09/2017: The preservation of grains through cooling systems

 by Noemi Reyes, Cosergra, S.L. 

 Products such as grains, seeds, oilseeds, nuts, and others that are similar are still alive when stored after being harvested. Their vital activity consumes their own mass and oxygen, generating carbon dioxide, water and heat. These create a multitude of well-known troubles such as stored product weight loss and quality decrease.

 Insect infestation is a particular problem in poorly stored grains. Insects eat and infect the stored product, which is also reheated due to their vital activity. Insects start their presence from 13°C and up, although the real insect infestation occurs from 18°C and up with a peak between 30°C and 40°C for most insect species.

 Mould presence and subsequently dangerous toxins, some of them carcinogenic, may enter into the food chain. When using chilled storage most of the micro-flora growth stays under control, since most micro-flora species develop at temperatures between 20°C and 40°C. In addition, water condensation appears inside silos and warehouses making grains stick to the internal silo/warehouse wall and rot.

 In the case of grains with a high oil or fat content, their quality decreases quickly due to the fat oxidation. Heat speeds up this unwanted process. Some products like rice, change flavour and colour under inadequate storage conditions. For example, rice changes its color from white to yellowish, and later to orange. Color change is a clear indication of product damage during storage, and its market price drops a lot.

Read the full article on Issuu here. 
 

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Maxi-Lift Company Profile

 For more than 35 years, Maxi-Lift, Inc. has built superior elevator buckets by exceeding customer expectations. The Maxi-Lift name means unmatched service, customised solutions, engineered quality, and fast delivery.

 Their elevator buckets are in operation around the world, moving everything from aggregate to zinc, because we put the customer first. Maxi-Lift, Inc. manufacturers elevator buckets and related conveying components for agricultural and industrial applications.

Visit the website here. 
 

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19/09/2017: New milling facilities in Kazakhstan


Image courtesy of GMach
 A manufacturer of milling technologies, GMach announced it has started construction of two new milling facilities with capacities of 600 tonnes/day and 700 tonnes/day in Kazakhstan.

 The company announced that it has started construction of two new turnkey, steel construction milling facilities in Kostanay, Kazakhstan. The new facilities will be equipped with the latest technologies in milling and steel construction.

 GMach has also become the solution partner of two important companies, which produce flour in the city. The facilities, which are still in installation phase, have been designed with the latest technologies and superior engineering, using minimum manpower.

Image courtesy of GMach
 The facilities, which are equipped with various technologies, including full-automatic PLC control, remote management, management information system and automatic packaging system, will offer remarkable competitive advantage to companies.


 Officials said the machines they produce are used at facilities in various regions around the world, and with the new facilities they have added new reference projects in Asia, thus consolidating their position in the regional market.

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19/09/2017: Nutriad sponsor South Asia layer feed quality conference

(L-R) Mr Anand Srivastava (Nutriad Area Manager - South Asia), Dr Thiyagarajan Rajaram (Nutriad Area Manager - South Asia), Mr BK Chew (Nutriad, APAC Director), Dr Glenn Alfred Ferriol (Nutriad Area Manager PH, IN and MY)
Image courtesy of Nutriad
 Multinational feed additives producer Nutriad continues to support trade shows, conferences and seminars across Asia. Most recently the Belgium based company sponsored the 2017 South Asia Layer Feed Quality in Bangkok (Thailand).

 The event, that took place in September, addressed the specific challenges egg producers in India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan & Sri Lanka face centered around the theme of ‘Science, trials & application”. Leading regional and international speakers addressed a variety of topics that were well received by the attendees.

 Dr Glenn Alfred Ferriol, Nutriad Area Manager, presented a paper on “Butyrate: linking precision delivery with gut health, laying performance and egg shell quality” sharing the most recent updates on the application of ADIMIX PRECISION® in layers and how it addresses food safety (Salmonella and Campylobacter control).

 Nutriad Regional Director BK Chew said: “The Layer Feed Quality Conference proved to be a good venue for Nutriad to once more show its commitment to the South Asian market. This year we added more manpower in the Indian sub-continent allowing us increase our engagement with customers in this extremely important region. From interaction with attendees, it became clear to me that this first ever layer feed quality conference tailored for South Asia benefited all the nutritionist, veterinarians and layer farm owners."

 Anand Srivastava and Rajaram Thiyagarajan, South Asia Area Managers, emphasized “India is the third largest producer of table eggs in numbers, behind China and US. Production efficiency and quality of eggs always depend on three major factors: Breed, Nutrition and Management. Nutriad can play an important role in addressing challenges producers face. At this conference we had the opportunity to discuss extensively with producers and enjoy great speakers. We noticed a growing interest in Nutriad’s gut health product range and alternatives it provides to AGPs (ADIMIX PRECISION®; ADIMIX EASY®; APEX® 5) and the complete practical approach to mycotoxin risk control (TOXY-NIL®; TOXY-NIL®PLUS & UNIKE®)”.

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