August 31, 2012

Richard Reynertson joins Cultura Technologies as Managing Director

Richard (Rich) Reynertson is named Managing Director for the grains and oilseeds division of Cultura Technologies. Reynertson will lead the grain trading, agronomy, and milling lines of business of Cultura.

Reynertson joins Cultura Technologies with an extensive background in the agriculture vertical software industry. For the past twelve years, he was the President of Feed Management Systems (FMS) and most recently served as Managing Director, Cargill Animal Nutrition. Prior to this he served as President of a software engineering and services firm in the U.S. Midwest. Reynertson is a physics graduate and spent the early parts of his career as a software engineer. 
Richard Reynertson

“I am excited to join the Cultura team which has such a strong history of technology contributions to the agriculture industry,” says Reynertson. “The technology sector has a huge opportunity to make a significant impact on the world in helping to meet growing food demands,” notes Reynertson. “I look forward to being part of a company that will play a pivotal role during the momentous times ahead.” 

“As we look to grow and develop our business globally, Rich will play an integral role leading the grains and oilseeds division through this growth,” says Jim Baker, President of Cultura Technologies. “His strong leadership and technical background will be a great asset to our company as we look to accelerate innovation, identify new product opportunities, and execute on existing product initiatives,” adds Baker. 

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Video: GRAPAS Part IV: Buhler

Welcome again to another instalment of GRAPAS 2012, which took place in Thailand earlier this year. GRAPAS is a key event on any calender hanging on the wall of all milling manufacturers, service providers, experts and indeed millers in general.
The event for 2012 played host to many expert speakers and was attended by representatives from Perendale Publishers who are happy to bring you this footage. Today’s episode features Lukas Armatys from Buhler, a leading producer of milling equipment and expert research internationally. 

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31/08/12: Issac provides drought relief; Alternatives to Antibodies symposium and more...

  • Tropical Storm Issac could bring drought relief for some parts of the USA.  Read more...
  • Neovia to partner Alternatives to Antibodies symposium.  The event, from September 26-28, 2012, in Paris, France, will focus on the latest scientific breakthroughs and technologies that provide new options and alternative strategies for preventing and treating diseases of animals.  More information...
  • China needs more soybeans for feed use says the Dow Jones.  Read more...
Deutsch: Paris: Eiffelturm und Marsfeld
Deutsch: Paris: Eiffelturm und Marsfeld (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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August 30, 2012

Event: Forthcoming events round up: IPE, VIV, Soy and Grain Trade Summit

The Global Miller's events calendar is packed this autumn.  With so much going on, we thought we'd dedicate a post purely to shows and events.  

First up VIV China.  
As well as the show, on Saturday September 22, 2012 VIV is holding the International China Summit. The Summit is a top-level meeting, consisting of an Opening Lunch, followed by a series of Walk-in seminars and concluding with a Plenary Closing Conference. An attendance of some 300 professionals is anticipated throughout the program. A complementary lunch will be provided for all delegates. The International China Summit is free of charge for all attendees. Pre-registration is a requirement. More information...

Next is the 7th Annual Soy & Grain Trade Summit, September 17-19, 2012.  
With less than three weeks to go, there's still time to register for this year's education, networking events and industry tours.  More information...

Last but by no means least, we have the International Poultry Expo.  
This year it is celebrating 65 years of trade show service to the poultry and egg industry. The entire trade show is expected to include more than 1,000 exhibitors and 400,000 net square feet of exhibit space. The IPPE is expected to bring over 25,000 industry leaders from over 100 countries.
Soy beans, Zhujiajiao
Soy beans, Zhujiajiao (Photo credit: GlobalCitizen01)

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New! GFMT Article: Commodities

John Buckley reports on commodities in GFMT July/August 2012.  Read the full article here.

30/08/12: FDA; calls for Australian wheat reform

Today we've been talking about...
  • Industry associations commend FDA and AFFCO on mutual recognition of the AAFCO ingredient approval process:
Five major U.S. grain, animal feed, feed ingredient and pet food organisations commended the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) for extending the current Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two parties entitled, “Memorandum of Understanding Between the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Association of American Feed Control Officials.”
This 12 month extension is vital to the continued success of the AAFCO ingredient review process. The U.S. animal feed and pet food industries need workable paths for getting new feed ingredients approved and into the marketplace. The extension of the current MOU will ensure there is no gap in available review mechanisms for the industry in short order.  The associations strongly supported the cooperation between FDA and AAFCO in the ingredient review process as well as this extension.

“The ingredient review process has worked for many decades and we look forward to another very successful year and hopefully many more to come,” according to the five associations.

English: Logo of the U.S. Food and Drug Admini...
English: Logo of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (2006) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
  • Report calls for continuing wheat reform:
A study commissioned by grower co-operative, the CBH Group, Australia has endorsed the Federal Government’s plans to further wind back regulation of the wheat export market to bring it into line with other agricultural exports.
The report, Continuing the Reforms of the Australian Wheat Export Market,  says the reforms to date, and the expectation further deregulation would occur in 2014, had attracted a range of new services to the market from existing and new participants.

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Video: GRAPAS Part III

This installment of GRAPAS 2012 features Mr Luo speaking on behalf of ZCME. Mr Luo is General Manager of Feed Technology at the Chinese milling giant.  He is accompanied by Roger Gilbert who is Director and Chief Editor at Perendale Publishers Limited.

August 29, 2012

New! GFMT Article: Understanding enzyme recovery in pelleted feed

In this article from GFMT July/August 2012, Jerome Lamoine, Adisseo, explains enzyme recovery in pelleted feed.  Read the full article here.

29/08/12: US prepares for Tropical Storm Issac; ruminants and mycotoxins and more...

  • The US prepares for Tropical Storm Issac:
Grain elevators on the Gulf coast have been shut and barges carrying grain on the lower Mississippi River were halted.  Archer Daniels Midland closed four elevators in New Orleans, while Cargill said elevators in Westwego and Reserve, Louisiana, will be closed, reports Reuters.  Read more...
  • AB Vista to sponsor annual American Dairy Science Association conference:
AB Vista has announced its sponsorship of the 24th American Dairy Science Association (ADSA) Discover Conference on Food Animal Agriculture, which takes place from 10 to 13 September at the Northern Illinois University Conference Center, Naperville, Illinois.

This year’s ADSA Discover event will focus on the potential of new developments in rumen microbiology to improve animal performance, and promises to attract research managers from leading cattle feed companies, plus vets, scientists and academics working in the field of rumen nutrition. As a ‘bronze’ sponsor, AB Vista will see its logo take pride of place across the conference’s website, programme announcements and other materials, as well as at the event itself.
  • Feed thieves caught:
Seven people, including three employees has been booked for stealing animal feed and other items worth $150,000 from a farm-owned co-op in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana.  Read more...
  • This article on the performance of dairy cows facing suspected mycotoxin problems is an interesting read:
Until recently ruminants were considered 'protected' against the mycotoxin problem through the detoxification action of rumen flora. However, various scientific publications have highlighted the depressor effects of other types of mycotoxins on ruminant performance. Read full text.

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Video: GRAPAS 2012, Part II

Who's ready for the second installment of our GRAPAS videos?  This episode features Dr Laddawan Kunnoot, Assistant Director General of Rice Department and Director of Bureau of Rice Products Development.

August 28, 2012

New! GFMT Article: A fresh perspective on UK milling wheat

With the UK harvest well underway, this article from GFMT July/August 2012 is a timely read.  David Neale, Agrii explores the need for a fresh approach to UK milling wheat in the wake of escalating production costs and uncertain premiums.

Read the full text here.
A bag of wheat, often used as an adjunct
A bag of wheat, often used as an adjunct (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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28/08/12: UK wheat's fusarium risk; Norel's new distributor; human capital and agriculture

Welcome back!  We've had a Bank Holiday weekend here in the UK but are now back at Global Miller HQ and ready to go.  Here's the news:

  • Alltech teams up with IFAMA to find solutions to addressing the development of human capital in agriculture:
Recognising a need to provide a global discussion on the topic of human capital in agriculture, the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA) announced the release of a special issue of the journal, International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, devoted to human capital in food and agribusiness. “Global Networks, Global Perspectives and Global Talent” contains 23 essays from top industry executives and leading academics who discuss different approaches to the challenges and solutions in filling the current global talent gap.
Featured authors include Hugh Grant, President and CEO of Monsanto; Hans Jöhr, Corporate Head of Agriculture for Nestlé; Pearse Lyons, President and Founder of Alltech; Vikram Puri, CEO of Mahindra ShubhLabh Services, and many more. The special issue is designed to raise awareness of the importance of human capital to a wide audience, share innovative ideas and identify areas for further study. It is available for free on the IFAMA website,
  • NOREL appoints new distributor in South Africa:
Bupo Animal Health (Pty) Ltd, based in Pretoria, South Africa has started distributing Norel Animal Nutrition products for the poultry, dairy, and cattle markets. Mr Oscar Humberto Bupo, CEO of Bupo Animal Health has stated that the company is a very dynamic and growing company with innovative products and solutions for the African markets, with established branches in Mozambique, Kenya, Egypt, and Morocco.  Bupo Animal Health has established itself as a reliable company in the animal health industry for the last 25 years. During a technical training event presented by Mr Mathieu Cortyl at Bupo Animal Health’s Head Office in Pretoria last May, Mr Oscar Bupo said: “The Company will venture into the field of nutritional products for most commercial animal species and will explore new markets in the African continent and beyond its borders. The Company has the size, strength, and diversity to ensure the continued top quality of our products and services, the cornerstone of our international branding”.  More information...
Analysis by CropMonitor found that 97% of UK winter wheat showed symptoms of fusarium head blight.  Read more...
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August 24, 2012

Event: International Poultry Expo

International Poultry Expo offers Spanish website
Poultry (Photo credit: wattpublishing)
The International Poultry Expo has created a Spanish version of its website. The website highlights relevant attendee and exhibitor information and features a video on the new International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE), the integration of the IPE, IFE, and AMI’s IME tradeshows in 2013.

There is also information on the 2013 IPPE education programs, which includes the annual line-up of the International Poultry Scientific Forum, Pet Food Conference, Animal Agricultural Sustainability Summit, and AFIA International Feed Education Program. In addition, new educational programs for 2013 include Improving Food Safety, Sanitation and Maintenance; Animal Handling: Focus on Poultry Processing; Antibiotic Conference – Current Issues for the Poultry & Egg Industry; USPOULTRY/United Egg Producers Conference on the Future of the U.S. Egg Industry; Meat & Poultry Research Conference; Processed Meats Workshop; Consumer Trends – Best New Meat and Poultry Products; Operations: Risk Management & Lifestyle Analysis; and International Regulatory Topics for Meat. Back by popular demand is the National Renderers Association’s International Rendering Symposium and the Poultry Market Intelligence Forum.

The International Poultry Expo, as part of the International Production & Processing Expo, is scheduled Tuesday through Thursday, January 29 - 31, 2013 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. The IPPE will highlight the latest technology, equipment, and services used in the production and processing of poultry, feed, and meat products.  IPPE will be one of the 50 largest tradeshows in the United States, and the entire tradeshow is expected to include more than 1,000 exhibitors and 20 acres of exhibition space.

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Video: GRAPAS Part I: Food safety

The Global Miller's parent company, Perendale Publishers Ltd is often invited to international events to provide media support.
Earlier in 2012, Perendale helped organise GRAPAS 2012 in Thailand.  The event was great success but our involvement doesn't stop there.  In keeping with our continuing innovation and interaction we filmed the speakers and are now pleased to introduce the first talk by Niphond Wongtra-ngang, Adviser to the Immediate-past Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand, who is discussing the importance of food safety.

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New! GFMT Article: Powder Containment

Following on from the health and safety article we blogged yesterday, here's news of a Powder Containment course at the Wolfson Centre in Greenwich, UK.  Read the full article here.
English: Sulfur powder
English: Sulfur powder (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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August 23, 2012

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23/08/12: Aunir moves house; Cargill Annual report; UK harvest photo

  • Aunir has announced its company expansion plans, which includes moving to bigger premises and recruiting Dr Trevor Theobald as its Commercial Director.
After 25 years of experience with a number of other Associated British Food companies – including, most recently, AB Agri – Trevor will join Aunir on September 1, 2012. Dr Trevor Theobald said: “I am delighted to be joining Aunir at such an exciting time in its history. It is a company that facilitates a great diversity of work, as NIR can be applied to so many different markets. As Commercial Director I hope to build on Aunir’s excellent reputation for delivering support and additional value to customers worldwide.”
Also in September, the leading developer and supplier of software for near infrared reflectance (NIR) spectroscopy will swap its current office for a 50% larger building in the same Pury Hill business park, near Alderton, Northamptonshire. With a dedicated technical area, Aunir’s new premises will allow the company to deal more effectively with the ever-increasing number of samples that it receives for NIR analysis. More space will also help Aunir increase the level of customer service it can offer.  More information...
  • Cargill releases its 2012 Annual and Corporate Responsibility reports.  
The Annual report identifies five trends and ways the company is addressing them.  The five key factors are: shifting centres of economic activity; dynamic and interdependent markets; new tests to supply chains; consumers expect more from the food they eat; food security. More information...
  • UK exports get off to flying start as Gleadell loads wheat barley, pulses and oilseed rape out six ports in the first half of August.
“We have got off to a flying start with our export campaign this season,” says Jonathan Lane, Gleadell’s Trading Manager. “We have already shipped wheat, barley, pulses and oilseed rape out of our Immingham and Great Yarmouth facilities as well as from Kings Lynn, Rye, Southampton and Avonmouth - and that is just in the first half of August.
“Our quick-off-the-mark oilseed rape exports have been particularly good news for farmer customers as they give an alternative to UK crushers as a harvest-time outlet. For example, in the last week alone, we have shipped rapeseed out of Immingham, Avonmouth and Great Yarmouth.

Gleadell's Great Yarmouth facility where Mv Furioso is loading 5,000 tonnes of oilseed rape from East Anglia farmers bound for Europe

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Event: Myanmar Private Sector Investment Summit

Myanmar Private Sector Investment Summit (MPSIS) on 1-2 November in Yangon will zoom into the private sector led industries and reveal their prospects and offer insights on how foreign investors can take part in these booming industries:

- Opportunities for Plantation / Agriculture in Myanmar
- Potential of Fishery in Myanmar
- Myanmar’s Tourism Growth
- Development of Manufacturing Sector in Myanmar
- Myanmar’s Real Estate Market
- Prospects of Cement Production in Myanmar

-Outlook of Forestry & Timber industry in Myanmar
burma rangoon shwedagon 03
burma rangoon shwedagon 03 (Photo credit: FriskoDude)

Programme Highlights:
- Latest update on the new foreign investment laws in Myanmar
- Myanmar currency and banking reforms
- Tax structure and compliance issues in Myanmar
- Land rights and development law in Myanmar
- Myanmar’s economic outlook
- Risk assessments and management
- How to incorporate a company in Myanmar, including: Import and Export laws,
Employment law, etc.
- Insights from business leaders with years of experience trading and investing in
-Industries in focus: Agriculture, Plantation, Fishery, Tourism, Manufacturing,

Real Estate, Cement.
Conference fees is at USD1590.

Who should attend:

Chairman, CEO, MD, VP, Director, Manager and other senior executives from the
following industries:
-Tourism & Hospitality Services
-Real Estate
-Consumer Products
-Banking & Financial Services
-Private Equity & Venture Capital
-Professional Services: Audit, Legal, Risk and Business Consulting

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New! GFMT Article: Health and safety at work

We all know that mills can be dangerous places to work. But how can accidents be prevented and what steps can you take to ensure that staff are safe at work?  Luckily Roger Bibbings of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents is on hand to talk us through it.   Read the full article here.

August 22, 2012

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22/08/12: Kiotechagil visits; CBH award, dispersing unit


  • Kiotechagil hosts Japanese and Spanish visits at Manton Wood
A group of customers and distributors from Japan visited Kiotechagil’s Manton Wood production plant and attended a seminar hosted by Anpario Group chief executive David Bullen and director of biosecurity Murray Hyden.  Murray focussed on the complexities of manufacturing acid products such as Bact-A-Cid and Salkil and the complex and effective quality assurance processes which are in place. The visitors were from Rokku Chemicals, Kiotechagil’s main sub –distributor in Japan and their key Japanese customers . The trip was organised in conjunction with Spencer Feeds, Kiotechagil’s primary distributor for Japan.
In a separate visit, Kiotechagil’s Spanish distributor Fatroiberica visited the  Manton Wood production facility for an update on current and planned new products including Neutox, the company’s new broad spectrum toxin binder. Ian Cockshott, Kiotechagil’s sales manager for Europe and South America, said, “This proved to be a perfect opportunity to strengthen our cooperation. The difficult circumstances facing the region means that, more than ever, producers are focused on cost.  We fully recognise the challenges our customers face and offer a range of technical solutions to maximise efficiency and  genetic potential.”
A year after the CBH Group rolled out Quality Optimisation to wheat growers in Western Australia the innovative tool has been recognised by the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) as WA Project of the Year.
Quality Optimisation provides growers with more flexibility and control over their wheat quality. It allows growers to individually optimise by blending loads of wheat online through LoadNet® after delivery.
Quality Optimisation now goes forward into the national awards to be announced at the national AIPM conference in Melbourne later this year.  Read more...

  • Dispersing unit reduces energy demand in the process of production
At the Achema trade fair 2012 in Frankfurt, the Business Unit Grinding & Dispersing of NETZSCH Group for a first time presented their new dispersing organ to a broad public. The sophisticated design and the convincing performance parameters drew considerable interest.
In several sectors of the industry successful dispersing, which is the targeted separation of agglomerated particles, is still representing a challenge. NETZSCH is meeting this challenge with the new OMEGA® dispersing unit, which is suitable for the processing of both standard and high-tech products. Moreover, the OMEGA® achieves extraordinary energy efficiency through clever utilization of turbulence, cavitation and shear forces, thus providing real saving potential. In comparison to technologies currently in operation, the OMEGA® dispersing unit is one of the most cost effective on the market.
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Event: Oilseeds & Oils 2012

Press Release:
The range of participants of the conference "Oilseeds & Oils - 2012" to be renewed by 40%

APK-Inform Agency continues preparation works for holding of the international conference "Oilseeds & Oils – 2012", to be held on October 1-3, 2012 (Istanbul, Turkey, Hilton Istanbul 5 *).

In the current year the distinctive feature of the event is not only the geographical expansion of the list of participants, but also a significant upgrade of their structure. To date, over 100 delegates from 18 countries already conformed their participation in the international conference "Oilseeds & Oils - 2012", including Turkey, Ukraine, Russia, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, Moldova, the USA, Egypt, Malaysia, India, the EU, etc. We would like to mention the fact that 40% of the registered companies will participate in the conference "Oilseeds & Oils" for the first time.

The following companies will join to the ranks of "new" participants: PJSC with foreign investments "Protein-Production", "NEO FORTE" Ltd., Trade House "Region" Ltd., Agromean Ltd., Mangelbert Agro AS, FATEXPRO AG, JSC "Atameken-Agro", KAAM AGRO, Soon Soon Oilmills Sdn Bhd, R KOTECHA COMMODITIES, the delegation from Iran, etc.

The list of regular participants of the event will include the leaders of the Ukrainian, Russian and world markets of oilseeds and vegetable oils: "OREKSIM UKRAINA" Ltd., Industrial Group "ViOil", PJSC "Creativ", PJSC "Pology oil extraction plant", the company Bunge CIS, Yug Rusi oil extraction plant, Trade House Sodruzhestvo Ltd., "EFCO-Trade" Ltd., Lipidos Santiga S.A., Adriacom SA, etc.

Dynamically developing Turkish company Aves Ic ve Dis Ticaret A.S. is the General sponsor of the conference. The Estonian company AS Eesti Viljasalv is the Exclusive sponsor of the conference. Besides, the Turkish shipping company Green & Black Marine Logistics is the sponsor of coffee-break.

The branch associations from five countries provide support to the event: Ukraine ("Ukroliyaprom"), Russia (Union of vegetable oils producers of Russia, Fat-and-Oil Union of Russia), Turkey (Vegetable Oils and Fats Industrialists Association of Turkey - BYSD, Margarine Association - MUMSAD, Turkish Chamber of Shipping), India (Solvent Extractors' Association of India) and Iran (Iranian cooperative of oilseeds and vegetable oils processors - Farda Co.). Besides, the International Sunflower Association - ISA, the Turkish producer of technical equipment HUM and the consulting company INTL/FCStone also support our conference.

Please note that under the conditions of participation, after August 24, 2012, the registration fee will increase by 13%.

If you wish to register for participation in the conference “Oilseeds & Oils - 2012", you can do it at the web-site of APK-Inform Agency.

The list of participants of the 2011 conference , and the program of "Oilseeds & Oils - 2012" are available at our website.

Please note that under the conditions of participation, after August 24, 2012, the registration fee will increase by 13%.

More detailed information concerning participation, sponsorship, advertising and being a speaker of the conference is provided by the organisational committee of the conference at APK-Inform Agency: +380 562 320795, +380 56 7265272 (Ext. 160),
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New! GFMT Article: Generating added value by extrusion

Take a look at this article on generating added value by extrusion by Christopher Rubin, Buhler.
You can also view the rest of GFMT July/August 2012 online here.

August 21, 2012

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21/08/12: Nutriad; Kemin; feed prices inflate

  • Nutriad has a new laboratory in Kallo, Belgium. “Not only for testing the quality of raw materials and end products, but also for customers dealing with quality issues during their production process”, says Ann Stuyven, Quality Engineer at Nutriad.  The lab is equipped with the latest analysis methods and technologies. Samples in the lab are tested for quality, conforming to physical and chemical specifications, including both raw materials and end products. Most of the samples come from the production site Kallo itself; tests are performed for other locations as well.  More information...
  • New employees at Kemin's animal health division. 
Kallo (Photo credit: vincentvds2)
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Event: GLOBALG.A.P early bird registration

GLOBALG.A.P takes place November 6-8, 2012, Madrid, Spain
Summit 2012 updates:
Newly confirmed speakers include representatives from Ahold, ASDA, Capespan, Chiquita, Edeka, El Corte Ingles, FDA, the FAO, the EU Commission, Fepex, Fyffes, Globus, Heiploeg, IPL, Metro Group, McDonalds, PepsiCo, Rewe Group, The World Bank, Tesco, United Fresh Produce Association, US Foods, as well as many others. For a full list check out the SUMMIT 2012 Program.
Members’ Dinner – Real Café Bernabeu overlooking Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, home of Real Madrid Football Club
Conference Dinner – La Quinta de Jarama, recent winner of the National Hospitality Award - for a truly authentic Spanish Flamenco evening
For the very first time, we are pleased to present Good Agricultural Practice Awards to deserving producers at SUMMIT 2012! Apply here!

Early Bird registration goes until August 31, 2012, so register as soon as possible to save 20%.
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Madrid (Photo credit: starlights_)

August 20, 2012

20/08/12: high aflatoxin test kit; FDA; dry steam cleaning

  • UDSA/GIPSA approves test kit for high aflatoxin contamination.  This month USDA/GIPSA extended the official quantification range for Romer Labs'  FluoroQuant® Afla to 5-1000 ppb, according to a USDA memorandum released in early August 2012.  “We have seen very high aflatoxin levels in corn due to this year’s weather conditions. One sample we received from a Midwest corn-producer showed 3000 pbb aflatoxins, and this was no exception!” says Michael Prinster, CEO of Romer Labs North America.  More information...
  • AFIA, NGFA, NOPA commend FDA for FSMA enforcement policy. The three U.S. grain, animal feed and feed ingredient processing organisations praised the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for clarifying its enforcement policy for implementing several key sections of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), which was signed into law in January 2011.  Among other things, FSMA specifies a July 3 effective date for requirements that grain, feed, feed ingredient, grain processing, milling and other sectors of the commercial food and feed industry conduct hazard analyses and implement preventive controls.  The law also establishes a Jan. 3, 2013 effective date for facilities to establish foreign supplier verification procedures.  However, FDA as yet has not proposed or obtained public comment on regulations spelling out the compliance requirements for these provisions that will apply to various industry sectors.  The agency has said it is planning to issue two distinct sets of proposed rules concerning the hazard analysis and preventive control requirements, one for human food and another for animal feed and pet food.  Read more...
  • OspreyDeepclean’s dry steam technology saves food production plants millions of litres in water.  Hygiene systems specialist, OspreyDeepclean is launching innovative dry steam technology systems to help the food manufacturing sector clean efficiently and cost effectively using unique water saving science.  The technology, which is the first of its kind in the UK, uses a continuous flow heating coil system to produce vapour with a strong sanitising power to safely remove micro-organisms and bacteria. Efficient cleaning capacity is produced from the steam pressure made on the surface to be cleaned and the solvent power of micro drops at a high temperature, with minimal moisture present. Read more...
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New! GFMT Article: Nutritional Impact of Pellet Binders

The latest issue of GFMT magazine is at the printers and all the content is online.  Over the next few days we'll be posting individual articles on the  blog but you can read the full magazine here
First up is the Nutritional Impact of Pellet Binders by Thomas S Winowiski, LingoTech, USA.  Enjoy.
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August 17, 2012

17/08/12: New Muyang base; Cargill profits; Japanese ports

  • Muyang is to build a new feed machinery manufacturing base in Yangzhou, China with a capacity of 33.3 ha.  Read more...
  • US Grains Council urges Japanese government to launch port expansion project.  Read more...
  • Cargill reports 56% drop in fiscal earnings.  In the 2012 fiscal year (which ended May 31, 2012), the company made $1.17 billion from continuing operations, down from  $2.69 billion in the previous year.  Read more...
DIEDERSDORF, GERMANY - JULY 16:  Rye grows on ...
 (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)
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Friday Video: Diamond V

John Miller, Regional Sales Manager of Diamond V, speaks about his visit to Argentina, about TMR and silage management. He also describes the Penn State Shaker box, a very interesting tool for measuring particle size.

August 16, 2012

July/August issue of GFMT online now

The latest issue of GFMT magazine is online now.  In the July/August 2012 issue we explore the nutritional impact of pellet binders, how to generate value through extrusion and guest editor Raj Kapoor, ASSOCOM, India has an exciting announcement.

16/08/12: US farmers seek corn alternative; AB Vista to supply betaine; green UK feed mill

US farmers seek alternative feed stocks as corn runs out, says ABC Rural.  Read more...
AB Vista is set to become one of only two suppliers of natural crystalline betaine in the world. Thanks to an important new agreement with the US beet sugar business, The Amalgamated Sugar Company, AB Vista will from 1st October 2012 be selling natural betaine to customers globally – under the brand name Vistabet.  More information...
Dorchester Feed Mill is to become the UK mill to use 100% green energy.  A new £3.3m biogas plant goes live at the Dorset mill next month, generating 498kWh of power.  Read more...
English: Sugar beet cossettes. Deutsch: Zucker...
English: Sugar beet cossettes. Deutsch: Zuckerrübenschnitzel. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Russia: October grain exports predicted to rise to 3.7 m tonnes, Igor Pavensky, CJSC

The volumes of grain exports from Russia in the near future will continue increasing, and in October 2012 may reach 3.7 m tonnes, predicted Igor Pavensky, the head of the analysis sector of department of strategic marketing of CJSC 'Rusagrotrans', which will become one of the key speakers of the international conference 'Grain of Russia - 2012'.

The expert also informed that in August 2012 the export supplies of Russian grains are expected to total nearly 3 m tonnes, in September - nearly 3.2-3.5 m tonnes.

I. Pavensky also updated the forecast of the general grain harvest in the Russian Federation in 2012, reducing it to the level of 75.2 m tonnes, against 77.4 m tonnes of the previous forecast. The wheat production will total 42.5 m tonnes (56.5% of the general harvest), against 56.2 m tonnes (59.7%) in 2011. In the current year the harvest of barley will decrease by 2.3 m tonnes - to 14.6 m tonnes.

Maize will be the only grain crop, which production volumes in the current year will exceed the last year index - 7.2-7.6 m tonnes, against 7 m tonnes in 2011, said I. Pavensky.

You can learn more about the prospects of the Russian grain market in 2012/13 MG, and get acquainted with the leading Russian companies, while taking part in the international conference 'Grain of Russia - 2012' which to be held on September 24-25, Rostov-on-Don, the hotel Don Plaza.

You can fill in the application for participation in the conference here  
English: Harvesting near Worlaby. "The UK...
English: Harvesting near Worlaby. "The UK is likely to harvest about 15m tonnes of wheat this summer, producing an exportable surplus of around 3m tonnes." See Farmers Weekly. Photo taken from Middlegate. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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