December 23, 2011

Evonik's strengthening its core business

Evonik has invested €500,000 in Singapore to construct a methionine complex with an annual capacity of 150,000 metric tons. The new plant is scheduled to begin operations in the second half of 2014 and will employ several hundred persons. The main engineering and raw material contracts have already been awarded and preliminary work has already commenced.

"Methionine is one of our core businesses, which we're now strengthening considerably in the Asian growth market by making this major investment. This also should bring us closer to our customers in Asia and makes us a solid, reliable, long-term partner," explained Klaus Engel, CEO of Evonik Industries. Evonik is already the market leader for methionine. Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Global Miller, published and supported by the GFMT Magazine and the International Milling Directory from Perendale Publishers. To get your copy of  'PPLAPP' click here.
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Seasonal Greeting and a happy new year from Perendale Publishers Limited

 

Wishing everyone a very merry Christmas and a prosperous 2012 

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Global Miller, published and supported by the GFMT Magazine and the International Milling Directory from Perendale Publishers. To get your copy of  'PPLAPP' click here.

December 22, 2011

NIR used to detect oil fraud

Researchers from Queens University Belfast and from UFR Sciences et Techniques in France are investigating the possibilities of using Near-Infrared (NIR) and Raman Spectroscopy detecting adulteration of oil used in animal feed production. Basic vegetable blends (BVB’s) and soya oils, used in the animal feed industry, are sometimes adulterated with transformer and mineral oil as a means of illegally increasing profit. Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Global Miller, published and supported by the GFMT Magazine and the International Milling Directory from Perendale Publishers. To get your copy of  'PPLAPP' click here.
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European legislation threatens agriculture exports from US

To maintain country-to-country relationships, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is working to meet requests from the European Union (EU) to confirm the safety of US products. A current testing initiative conducted by FDA began with an audit conducted by the EU's Food and Veterinary Office last October. The results of the EU testing showed that the United States was not in compliance with several of the group's antibiotic regulations. "Unfortunately, when the EU came over and audited our drug residue program in the United States, we didn't do as well as we had hoped on it," she remembers. Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Global Miller, published and supported by the GFMT Magazine and the International Milling Directory from Perendale Publishers. To get your copy of  'PPLAPP' click here.

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Fefana launches electronic classification tool

Fefana Europe's organisation for specialty feed ingredients launched its electronic Classification Tool aiming at differentiating feed additives from feed materials. The distinction between feed additives and feed materials has critical implications for the placing of these products in the European market.

Making the wrong choice can have severe legal and practical consequences both for the company placing a product on the market or for those using it. The legal status of any type of feed in the EU is mainly determined by the definitions contained in Regulations (EC) No. 1831/2003 on feed additives and (EC) No. 767/2009 on the marketing of feed. Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Global Miller, published and supported by the GFMT Magazine and the International Milling Directory from Perendale Publishers. To get your copy of  'PPLAPP' click here.

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December 21, 2011

100 percent sustainable soy in four years in Holland

In the soy industry in Holland, companies are pooling their resources and are aiming to become 100 percent sustainable within the next four years. A total of €7 million (US$9.182 million) has been allocated for the transfer to 100 percent sustainable soy. The companies involved announced the initiative at the IDH International Supply Management Congress at the RAI in Amsterdam. “A watershed moment in sustainable trade,” according to Joost Oorthuizen, executive director of IDH, the Sustainable Trade Initiative. Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Global Miller, published and supported by the GFMT Magazine and the International Milling Directory from Perendale Publishers. To get your copy of  'PPLAPP' click here.
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EFSA works to prevent 'Revolving Door' cases

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), have strengthened its procedures after the European Ombudsman’s draft report and recommendations relating to a specific potential “Revolving Door” case dating back to 2008/2009. The EFSA has thoroughly revised and improved its internal rules building on the experiences gained from the past and recognising the need to address aspects relating to the public perception of potential conflicts of interest regarding staff appointments. Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Global Miller, published and supported by the GFMT Magazine and the International Milling Directory from Perendale Publishers. To get your copy of 'PPLAPP' click here.



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AFMVP awards first prize to Dr Yannig le Treut

Dr Yannig le Treut
Dr Yannig le Treut, DVM has been awarded the Patrick Pommier Short Communication First Prize on December 2, 2011 at the Annual Congress of the French Swine Veterinarians Association (AFMVP). This is the second year running that Dr le Treut of Lallemand Animal Nutrition, has won this award, the winning study, entitled “Biogenic Amines: myth or reality?”, scrutinised the presence of biogenic amines in pig liquid feed in 33 commercial pig farms. Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Global Miller, published and supported by the GFMT Magazine and the International Milling Directory from Perendale Publishers. To get your copy of 'PPLAPP' click here.




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December 20, 2011

PRESS RELEASE: Perten grain moisture meter officially approved by NTEP


Stockholm, Sweden December 20, 2011                   
Perten grain moisture meter officially approved by NTEP
   
Perten Instruments announces that the AM 5200 moisture tester is officially approved by NTEP for moisture and test weight of grains and oilseeds.

The AM 5200 is a second generation, 150 MHz, grain moisture meter. In addition to many other improvements, the AM 5200 provides significantly improved accuracy over previous moisture analyzers. The AM 5200 can also be used to analyze wheat, corn, and soybeans from -20°C to 45°C (-4°F to 113°F) under NTEP approval thereby removing the need to thaw frozen samples before analysis (NTEP certificate number: 11-087).

More information can be found at www.perten.com/am5200


For more information please contact:
Stefan Tordenmalm
Product Manager       
Phone: +46 8 880 990           
Fax: +46 8 881 210               
E-mail: stordenmalm@perten.com   
This blog is written by Martin Little, The Global Miller, published and supported by the GFMT Magazine and the International Milling Directory from Perendale Publishers. To get your copy of  'PPLAPP' click here.
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Trail run of China's largest capacity pellet mill

SZLH1068 pellet mill
A new pellet mill developed and manufactured by Zhengchang, has been successfully tested the SZLH1068 pellet mill has a capacity of 35-40 ton per hour, the highest capacity attained domestically. It will be put in use in a 160t/h feed plant run by the Hewei company. The adoption of SZLH1068 pellet mill will greatly save the investment, production and management costs for the feed factory and create more value for Hewei. Read more ...
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Cargill conducts regional recall of selected feed products

Animal nutrition company Cargill has announced today a voluntary recall of selected regional poultry, calf and whole  and cracked corn products due to aflatoxin levels that were detected above the acceptable limit. The affected animal feed products were manufactured at Cargill’s Lecompte, Louisiana, facility between September 6 and December 1, 2011. The Dumor and Producer’s Pride brands were manufactured by Cargill and distributed at Tractor Supply Company in 43 stores in southern Arkansas, Louisiana, southern Mississippi and eastern Texas. It has been removed from the shelves and replaced with a new product. Read more ...
This blog is written by Martin Little, The Global Miller, published and supported by the GFMT Magazine and the International Milling Directory from Perendale Publishers. To get your copy of  'PPLAPP' click here.

Hormones in feed production banned in Armenia

The Minister of Agriculture Sergo Karapetyan, has revealed that Armenia is planning to ban the use of hormonal additives in feed and foods, in a new draft being presented to the Armenian Parliament. In a statement, representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture said: “Our poultry farmers now have the opportunity to use various additives and premixes for animal feed production.” “There are also available a variety of hormones, which in our country were in fact unknown to the feed production industry until a few years ago. As a result, many farmers began to use them vigorously.” Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Global Miller, published and supported by the GFMT Magazine and the International Milling Directory from Perendale Publishers. To get your copy of  'PPLAPP' click here.


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December 19, 2011

French based feed additive company has new office in Jakarta

Olmix a French based feed additive company has established a new representatives office in Jakarta, Indonesia. Guy Jaeckel their new representative officer said that "he and his fast growing team had started a promising business in Indonesia where the potential to expand is tremendous". “Also, in 2012 we will put our efforts to establishing Mistral as a 'farm sanitiser', consolidate MTX+ sales and, last but not least, introduce our natural growth promoter MFeed,” Jaeckel adds. Read more ...

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Balancing amino acids to improve milk protein content

Balancing amino acids levels in the herd's rations, has become best practice among nutritionists and producers especially when using updated ration formulation software which simplifies the process. The most common result is an increase in milk protein, the best known benefit of amino acid balancing, according to Dan Luchini, manager ruminant products technical services at Adisseo. Read more ...

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Vi-COR achieves GMP+B2 certification

Vi-COR a specialised yeast culture manufacturer has recently received GMP+B2 certification for their new manufacturing plant and warehouse that is dedicated to producing Celmanax SCP (Soluble Concentrated Powder). Celmanax is a combination of yeast culture, mannanoligosaccharide (MOS) and betaglucans. This three-way product can be used in place of multiple ingredients in dairy feed as well as beef, poultry and swine rations. Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Global Miller, published and supported by the GFMT Magazine and the International Milling Directory from Perendale Publishers. To get your copy of  'PPLAPP' click here.
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December 16, 2011

It's here - PPLAPP has arrived

PPLAPP - Perendale Publishers Limited Application

PPLAPP goes live today! PPLAPP is a new mobile application from Perendale Publishers Limited (the publishers of the International Milling Directory - IMD) but with a difference.

For milling industry representatives with smart phones and/or tablets, the data within the IMD is now readily available on the move.

“It is so convenient that users will be able to search on a company by its name or the product/service it provides and immediately call or email that company from within the application,” says Roger Gilbert, the managing director of Perendale Publishers Limited.

This is a first for the milling industry - and is suitable for all those working in the field of flour, rice, cereals, oilseeds, animal and fish feeds and other milling operations who might need to know international suppliers of products and services at any time, he adds.

“It’s a industry specific telephone book that you can use on the move and talk to those suppliers who have the products/services you are interested in. We are hopeful that PPLAPP will become an industry standard resource.

“It’s free for companies to list their products/services and it’s free for industry personnel and others to use. Simply download and install it!

“Companies who do not yet appear in the listings can register by visiting the regular website (at www.internationalmilling.com) and requesting registration details while users of the application can download it onto their smartphones or tablets at mobile.internationalmilling.com. If you inadvertently visit the IMD website using your smart phone or tablet you will have the option to install the application when connected,” he adds.

“We are very excited about this new development and look forward to developing PPLAPP’s functionality further in 2012 to provide industry with a really useful resource,” says Mr Gilbert.

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Global Miller, published and supported by the GFMT Magazine and the International Milling Directory from Perendale Publishers. To get your copy of  'PPLAPP' click here.
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Viterra has positive outlook for 2012

With positive harvest conditions in both South Australia and Western Canada this should bode well for Viterra grain handling and marketing operations in 2012. "Viterra performed impressively in 2011 in the face of global economic uncertainty and we expect our solid business fundamentals to continue," said Mayo Schmidt, Viterra's president and chief executive officer.

"In Western Canada, favourable weather led to impressive yields and good crop quality this fall, while in South Australia, harvest is progressing well and we have already received 5.2 million tons into our storage and handling network. Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Global Miller, published and supported by the GFMT Magazine and the International Milling Directory from Perendale Publishers.
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The ESFA failed to follow procedural rules

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), failed to follow procedural rules, due to the fact that they allowed senior members of staff to move to Syngenta, a company that produces genetically modified crops, according to a report by the European ombudsman. The report was in response to a complaint filed by German research group Testbiotech. EFSA and the European Commission have not admitted any wrongdoing. “We are very concerned that both EFSA and the Commission have tried to deny their responsibilities in this case by rejecting our original complaints,” said Christoph Then of Testbiotech. Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Global Miller, published and supported by the GFMT Magazine and the International Milling Directory from Perendale Publishers.


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Meriden appoints new regional technical sales manager

Meriden Animal Health Limited has appointed Dr Wael H A Abdelrahman as a regional technical sales manager. Dr Wael, has just completed a PhD program from the Royal Veterinary College, University of London. “During my PhD studies at the Royal Veterinary College I have started to realise how diseases can decrease animals’ welfare, performance and return on investment” says Wael. Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Global Miller, published and supported by the GFMT Magazine and the International Milling Directory from Perendale Publishers.
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December 15, 2011

One day to go to the LAUNCH of 'PPLAPP'

Our pelleting knowledge and technical engineering expertise

2011 has been a great year for Sizer and we are hoping that 2012 will be even better!
Despite a difficult start to the year with the worldwide economic downturn, we had an excellent response when exhibiting at Victam International, Cologne in May. Contacts made during the show have led to us securing agents/customers in new European markets, which have made a very welcome addition to our existing worldwide network.

In view of this success, we are excited to be exhibiting at Victam Asia 2012 in Bangkok. The last time we exhibited at Victam Asia was in 1991, so our long awaited return is drawing close and preparations are well underway. Our aim for Victam Asia 2012 is to secure new agents/distributors for our comprehensive range of pellet press spare parts in the Asian market areas not already covered.

As well as spares for our own Orbit Pellet Press range, we also offer parts to suit many other manufacturers such as CPM, Buhler & Simon Barron. We even supply parts discontinued by other manufacturers, giving you peace of mind that you’ll have continuity of availability.

Our pelleting knowledge and technical engineering expertise combine together allowing us to offer solutions that not only suit our customers’ needs but help them deal with their challenges and remain at the forefront of their industry.

Our Commercial Manager, Suzanne Birley is leading the team for the Victam Asia 2012 exhibition. Suzanne has been with the Sizer Ltd for eight years and manages the International Development of the company.  She will be available on our stand for the full duration of the show. 

We look forward to a successful show and to seeing you there!

Please come and visit us on stand no. D045-Victam Asia, BITEC Bangkok | 15-17 February 2012.
This blog is written by Martin Little, The Global Miller, published and supported by the GFMT Magazine and the International Milling Directory from Perendale Publishers.
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Japanese company enters compound feed market in Cambodia

Sojitz a Japanese based corporation has entered the feed business in Cambodia by acquiring 10 percent interest in Sichuan New Hope Agribusiness (Cambodia) a feed manufacturer in Cambodia owned by New Hope Group, China’s largest livestock and feed company.

Sojitz is supplying cost-competitive feed in the Mekong district with a focus on Cambodia and Vietnam through these feed companies and by making use of the Cai Mep Agriculture Port. This is ASEAN’s largest special-purpose grain port, which is owned by Interflour Vietnam Limited and in which Sojitz holds a 20 percent interest. Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Global Miller, published and supported by the GFMT Magazine and the International Milling Directory from Perendale Publishers.
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Environmentalists in Bulgaria object to unlabeled GM feed

Animal feed that contains genetically modified contents is being sold from Bulgarian market, according to reports from the Public Environmental Centre for Sustainable Development/PECSD/ in Varna and environmental NGO 'Za Zemiata' (For the Earth). A series of test were carried out in November by a team of experts and a Varna based laboratory has concluded that five types of feed containing soybean meal produced in Bulgaria contains over five percent of GMO. Read more ....

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December 14, 2011

2 Days to go to the Launch of 'PPLAPP'

Solutions in Milling & Sieving


RETSCH is a global company dedicated to providing novel technologies and high quality tools for the sample preparation and characterisation of solids used in R&D and QA applications. Many decades of experience have made RETSCH the world’s leading supplier of crushers, grinders, sieve shakers and test sieves.

The product range includes laboratory mills for coarse, fine and ultra-fine size reduction as well as homogenisation. They produce a perfectly homogeneous, unaltered and uncontaminated sample so that the subsequent analysis is always trustworthy and meaningful. The sieve shakers and test sieves are used for optimum quality control of solid materials. RETSCH is the only company to produce test sieves fully automatically; the manufacturing process, which is unique in the world, ensures highest product quality.

Product Range
Milling

  • Jaw Crushers
  • Rotor Mills
  • Cyclone Mills
  • Cutting Mills
  • Knife Mills 
  • Mortar Grinders
  • Disc Mills
  • Mixer Mills
  • Planetary Ball Mills
Sieving
  • Vibratory Sieve Shakers
  • Horizontal Sieve Shakers
  • Tap Sieve Shakers 
  • Air Jet Sieving Machines 
  • Evaluation Software
  • Test Sieves
Assisting
  • Sample Dividers
  • Feeders
  • Dryers
  • Cleaners
  • Pellet Presses
If you require professional solutions that combine high performance, ease of use, a maximum of operational safety and a long lifetime, then RETSCH’s equipment is your only choice!   

 www.retsch.com

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Feed producers in Oman await decision on subsidy

Animal feed producers in Oman are eagerly waiting on the decision of their government about subsidies due to the high pricing. Many of the animal feed producers, including major companies like Oman Flour Mills have presented their case to the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, seeking financial assistance, similar to those available for cement and wheat flour makers. “The feed mill is incurring losses and this in turn has reduced the overall profitability of the company and the group,” said Manal Mohammad Al Abdwani, chairperson of the majority-state owned Oman Flour Mills. Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Global Miller, published and supported by the GFMT Magazine and the International Milling Directory from Perendale Publishers.

Revised conservation standards on nutrients by the USDA

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has revised its national conservation practice standards for nutrient management. The revision is designed to help producers better manage the application of nutrients on agriculture land "Protecting America's supply of clean and abundant water is an important objective for USDA," Vilsack said. "This precious resource is the foundation for healthy ecosystems and sustainable agricultural production. USDA provides voluntary technical and financial assistance to help producers manage their nutrients to ensure a clean and abundant water supply while maintaining viable farm and ranch operations." Read more ...

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December 12, 2011

We provide solutions and quality


Project Organisation Alexander Torlach GmbH is based in Freilassing, Germany. We have a well-established reputation for providing professional, high quality solutions to our clients on an international level, serving the flour and bulk solids industry.

Our company exports new and used machines, equipment and parts for flour and feed mills and bulk handling industry. We are experienced in plant erection and maintenance services since more than 20 years in many countries all over the world.

Our services are also covering the sales of complete and used milling plants, including disassembling, relocation and start up. We are acting as an EPC contractor, and in addition, we provide our clients with single services, which include engineering, handling and shipment as field installations. We also provide project logistics such as export and shipment.

Our core business is high-grade equipment, especially from German and Swiss manufacturers. New, rebuilt or second hand, in our warehouse in Bavaria, Southern Germany. Our equipment ready for shipping covers more than 1.200 square meters. In the unlikely event that we do not have what you are looking for in stock, we will deliver this to you as quickly as possible and for the best price available.

Your provider for the bulk solids and milling industry – True German quality!

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Global Miller, published and supported by the GFMT Magazine and the International Milling Directory from Perendale Publishers.
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Feed stuffs may still contain ergot

Researchers from Ghent University Belgium, carried out a study on ergot alkaloids in cereals intended for human consumption and animal feeding. Ergot alkaloids are mycotoxins produced by fungi of the Claviceps Genus, mainly by Claviceps purpurea. Infections are mostly prevalent in cereals and wild grasses. Although nowadays effective cleaning procedures at mills allow removing up to 82 percent of ergots from grain, ergot alkaloids can still be found in feed and food commodities, sometimes at relatively high levels. Read more ...

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China feed industry auditing ensured by Fami-QS

China welcomes Fami-QS codes specific requirements for auditors, as special emphasis was given to the auditing process like “assured sources, purchase of raw material, auditing techniques for HACCP, cross-contamination and response to a crisis”. In the last few years, the interest about Fami-QS certification has considerably increased in non-EU countries. The feed additives and premix industry in China has especially welcomed the Fami-QS system. Read more ...

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5 Days to go to the Launch of PPLAPP

December 09, 2011

7 Days to to to the Launch of 'PPLAPP'

Focus on solutions means to center all efforts on our customers


From the local iron foundry founded in 1860 to the global corporation. Bühler delivers leading technology and solutions for processing grain into safe and healthy finished products. Bühler stands for straight forward and cutting-edge solutions. State-of-the-art process technology, innovative plant engineering and a deep knowledge of the related processes maximise both quality and product yields. But there is even more to it, Bühler know-how also enables customers to create the most cost and energy-efficient process solutions from stand-alone machines to complete plants.

Innovation. One of the key terms in this connection is innovation based on the art of engineering. Without an additional healthy dose of enthusiasm and persistence, the spirit of discovery so typical of Bühler would never have thrived. Time and again, this spirit has enabled the organisation to roll out firsts in the global marketplace, for example in the field of roller mill development.

Quality leadership. This attribute is manifested in quantifiable and transparent quality targets which are defined in an open dialog with our customers so that promised performance is achieved and the edge in confidence can be further increased.

Focus on solutions. Focus on solutions means to center all efforts on our customers’ profitability. This requires an understanding of and a capability to improve their complete value chains and thus to offer our customers an edge in performance over pure equipment manufacturers.

Global reach. Bühler has been a global player for many decades, with a multicultural team and a local presence extending across all the major markets of the world. This edge in availability, whose significance will further increase in the future, pays off in the results it allows to be achieved.

www.buhlergroup.com
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