January 31, 2012

Press Release: Dinnissen brings Pegasus® Mixer and Pegasus® Vacuum Coater to Asia

Versatile, fast, homogenous and energy-efficient mixing of animal feed, pet food and aquafeed

A single mixer that can produce a wide range of animal feed, pet food and aquafeed quickly, homogenously and energy efficiently and supply them entirely according to the wishes of the individual customer. That calls for a mixer which offers convenience, flexibility and versatility. The Pegasus® Mixer has been specially developed and modernised by the Netherlands-based company Dinnissen Process Technology to meet this need. In recent years, Dinnissen has replaced traditional mixers with the new, much more efficient Pegasus® Mixer all over Europe. This mixer for the animal feed, pet food and aquafeed industry is now also available for the Asian market.
Unique twin shaft Pegasus® Mixer forms heart of the production process
The new Pegasus® Mixer from Dinnissen consists of a unique twin-shaft mixing mechanism which uses the flow of air to swirl around powders, pellets and granules in order to mix them quickly (in 25-30 seconds) and extremely homogenously with low energy use. Thanks to the special dosing unit, exactly the right amount of fluid is sprayed into the mixer during this mixing process so as to create the right ingredients for the feed required by the individual customer. Precisely at the moment that powders, pellets or granules are thrown up by the airflow, up to 18 functional fluids such as proteins, vitamins, minerals, fats and oils in large quantities if required are sprayed onto the ingredient particles and mixed. Each product particle is completely coated.

The quantities involved can range from very small – 0.01-2 percent per batch weight – right the way up to extra high percentages of 30-220 percent per batch weight. Thanks to the versatility and completely optional automatic operation of the Pegasus®, this allows a wide range of recipes to be automatically processed. The Pegasus® Mixer is fast and easy to clean, making switching to a new feed recipe quickly and hygienically a simple matter.

Great precision throughout the pellet thanks to the Pegasus® Vacuum Coater
Dinnissen is now also launching its modernised Pegasus® Mixer with vacuum function onto the Asian market, especially in order to add important functional values to animal feed, pet food and aquafeed. In the Pegasus® Vacuum Coater, each pellet can be sprayed with exactly the right quantity of powder or fluid, which is then absorbed deep into the pellet. This phase in the production process is specially designed to homogeneously add even higher percentages or, at the other end of the scale, extremely small quantities. The Pegasus® Vacuum Coater offers that possibility by quickly and flexibly applying multiple layers in pelleted and extruded products in a vacuum environment. Finally, the Pegasus® Vacuum Coater enables a robust protective coating to be applied around each pellet to prevent breaking, crumbling and loss of valuable ingredients. This also means users save on the costs of cleaning transport systems. Moreover, each pellet retains its original shape and can be finished with an attractive colour or shiny coating.

Switch to a new recipe ultra hygienically and effortlessly
The compact dimensions of the Pegasus® Mixer and the Pegasus® Vacuum Coater deliver a series of important benefits for the Magi-Con® concept. For example, the mixer is quick and easy to clean, making hygienically switching to a new recipe child’s play. This remains true even if the production capacity varies greatly per recipe. For cases in which any risk of contamination with salmonella or harmful micro-organisms must be avoided, Dinnissen offers a range of hygienic custom options for the Pegasus® Vacuum Coater, such as hot air treatment and CIP cleaning.

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Pathogen Control – Getting healthy and fast growing animals is vital for profitability

By Murray Hyden, Director of Biosecurity at Optivite Ltd, United Kingdom

Since the 2006 antibiotic ban many new ideas have come to be considered and many have failed. For a product to succeed it must be consistent in its effect and consistent in use. Many products fail to establish themselves on the market and that is because customers lack confidence.

When antibiotics were first used in feed they worked and everyone had confidence in them. Many years later antibiotics are being blamed for all sorts of things and the discovery of ever increasing numbers of antibiotic, and multiple antibiotic strains of bacterial pathogens required Governmental intervention.
In 2006 the EU introduced a ban on antibiotics for use as growth promoters in an attempt to prevent the occurrence of human problems such as MRSA and antibiotic resistant Clostridium difficile but this change was not properly introduced and many antibiotics switched from prophylactic to therapeutic dose rates in an attempt to prevent disease. Read more ...

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2,400 pigs to be culled in Germany

About 2,400 pigs in Germany are o be culled after it was discovered they had been fed with contaminated feed. The feed contained chloramphenicol a banned antibiotic. The contamination in pigs was discovered last week when chloramphenicol residues were found in  pig urine. Twenty-six pig farms were temporarily closed as a result.

Analysis showed that some of the farms tested negative, in others the chloramphenicol was present in the feed but not in the pigs. The meat of about 2,400 pigs was found to be contaminated and hence this cannot be brought to market. These animals will have to be culled. One of the other farms, with about 1,300 finisher pigs, is still under further investigation. Read more ...

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January 30, 2012

Low oil DDGS becoming more available

Ethanol plants in the United States that also produce distiller's dried grain (DDGS) are continuing to upgrade their equipment to extract non-food grade corn oil during the ethanol production process. “On a production basis, about 40 percent of US DDGS produced today is low-oil, and 58 percent will be low-oil by this summer,” said Randy Ives of Gavilon, and US Grains Council Value-Added Advisory Team Leader. The Council noted research is underway to help quantify the characteristics of low-oil DDGS. Results will become available later in 2012. Read more ...

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Broken lock adds millions to costs of feed miller

Feed manufacturer ForFarmers is encountering damages of up to €50,000 (US$65,647.468) per day due to a broken door in a lock between the IJssel River and the Twente Canal which is the main route for their supply of raw materials. Early January one of the doors in the lock broke from its hinges and since then all ship traffic is on hold.

“Luckily at this time year thing are a bit slow in truck hauling, so the transport vehicles were readily available, but it makes quite a difference if you have to unload a truck of 30 tonnes or a ship of 3,000 tonnes,” he adds. The company works 24/7 to get all the raw materials delivered. Read more ...

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Using vegetable by-products for animal feed

AZTI-Tecnalia in Spain has successfully completed the second of three phases to characterise by-products as set out in the Clean Feed project with the aim to use vegetable by-products that are generated in the distribution sector and in the production and transformation processes of the foodstuffs industry, and incorporate them into animal feed.

"Clean Feed" is funded by the European Union’s Life+ Program and co-funded by the Directorate for Food Innovation and Industry and the Directorate for Environmental Quality of the Government of the Basque Autonomous Community. Read more ...

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January 27, 2012

American Meat Institute to co-locate with IPE/IFE in 2013

US Poultry & Egg Association (USPoultry) and the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) have signed an agreement with the American Meat Institute (AMI) to co-locate the AMI tradeshow with the IPE/IFE in Atlanta, annually in January, starting in 2013.

The three shows will operate under one umbrella creating one of the largest 50 shows in the United States. It is expected that the entire show will include more than 1,000 exhibitors and close to 1,000,000 square feet (almost 93,000 m2) of exhibit space. The meat and poultry exhibits will be combined on one large show floor, and the IFE will be held in the adjacent hall. One badge will allow all attendees into any exhibit. Read more ...

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Thai CP Foods sees improved sales after acquisition

Charoen Pokphand Foods, Thailand's largest agribusiness company, expects sales in 2012 to exceed 300 billion baht (US$9.55 billion) (€7.269 billion), boosted by its purchase of a Hong Kong affiliate, its president said. CP Foods agreed to buy 74.2 percent of Hong Kong-listed CP Pokphand Co Ltd (CPP) for US$2.1 billion (€1.598 billion), in November last year.

The acquisition of the majority stake will help CP Foods expand in China and Vietnam. In particular, it will get access to 28 provinces in China. The deal will also allow for better synergy between its animal feeds and farming businesses. "We are seeing stronger sales growth this year, driven by the acquisition of CP Pokphand," President Adirek Sripratak told reporters, adding the company had completed the purchase on January 18. Read more ...

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Novo Scholarships awards research talent with 43 scholarships

Denmark is looking to the future and how it can sustain itself, the question ask was how do we generate innovation needed for Denmark to retain its leading position in pharmaceuticals and biotechnology? How do we get young people more interested in studying the natural sciences?

“Denmark’s future depends on high academic standards, and we face stiff competition from other countries pushing the natural sciences,” says Morten Østergaard, Danish Minister for Research, Innovation and Higher Education.

“We must learn how to nurture the wealth of research talent to be found in Denmark. The Novo Scholarships are a good example of this and can inspire more young people to become interested in the natural sciences.” read more ...

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January 26, 2012

4B Australia moves to new premises

After only one year in operation, bucket elevator and conveyor component supplier 4B Australia has already outgrown the premises that it started up in, and has relocated to a new modern 450m3 office /warehouse complex located at Acacia Ridge in Brisbane. The new premise enables 4B Australia to now support the supply of all of the 4B products in Australia.


“Our product inventory in Australia now consists of the full range of sizes in elevator buckets, the pressed steel and the industrial Atlas AA Nylon elevator bucket ranges also. We stock elevator belts in a variety of Tensile strengths, as well as many different style/size elevator bolts in both metric and imperial sizes. Read more ...

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The 2012 family business award won by JD Heiskell & Co

Tulare's feed miller JD Heiskell & Co, is the winner of the 2012 California Family Business Award. The Hillman family was on hand to accept the award during a ceremony last night presented by The Business Journal. JD Heiskell & Co celebrated its 125th anniversary last year. President and fourth generation family member Scot Hillman said the award just might be the company's highlight of the year.

JD Heiskell & Co. is the country's fourth-largest animal feed manufacturing company in the US. It has operations in seven other states beside California and employs about 300 people in the Valley alone. Read more ...

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China bans oil meal from India

China has banned imports of oil meal from India saying it has found traces of a hazardous chemical in some rapeseed meal shipments, the Solvent Extractors Association of India said. Chinese authorities have now excluded India from the list of importing countries, and this will likely hurt India's oil meal exports badly, the trade body said in a statement.

China is the fourth-largest oil meal importer from India and it buys large quantities of rapeseed meal and soy meal from the South Asian country. Japan, Vietnam and South Korea are the other major oil meal importers from India. Read more ...

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January 25, 2012

New feed mill opens in the Shandong Province, China

Recently a new feed mill was opened in Rushan, Weihei Shandong Province in China. The mill owned by the OSI Group Poultry Development Co, celebrated the grand opening of a new modern mill, with an annual capacity of 600,000 metric tons, the new facility is one of the largest feed mills in operation in China.
The Grand opening ceremony
The celebration marked an end to the project that started fourteen months earlier. "This is an end, but also a new beginning for OSI and the people of Rushan," said Bill Weimer, EVP and CFO of the OSI Group based in Chicago, IL, USA. "We are building one of China's most modern vertically integrated poultry operations using the latest on-farm and in-plant technologies," Chen said. Read more ...

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Poultry owners in Bhutan want chicken feed mill

With the increasing cost of feed, poultry owners in Bhutan are trying to get help from the government to establish a chicken feed mill in the Dzongkhag district. The poultry farmers said "that feed suppliers increase the cost of feed" at the whim of the feed suppliers, this is due to the monopoly they have.

“It is becoming costlier for us to buy chicken feed with prices increasing every few months,” a poultry farm owner said. He said that "with only around 60 percent birds laying eggs, buying feed from the city of Phuentsholing has become expensive". Read more ...

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Quantam Blue is one giant leap forward for Phytase


A revolutionary new phytase product is set to deliver unprecedented performance benefits for poultry and pig producers. Launched by AB Vista at the International Poultry Expo in Atlanta, January 2012, Quantum Blue promises to unlock more value for the animal feed industry than any other commercially available phytase.

Through its anti-nutrient effects, the presence of phytate in animal diets is costing feed producers the equivalent of up to US$6 (€4.625) per ton in lost performance. Phytase is an effective way to release phosphorus and other nutrients bound to phytate present in feed ingredients and at current usage levels, phytase products save the global poultry industry around US$1 billion (€771 million) a year in feed costs. However, the phytate remaining in feed is still enough to irritate the gut and impair digestion – costing the industry up to US$2 billion (€1.542 billion) a year.


As an enhanced E.coli phytase, Quantum Blue goes beyond the capabilities of its predecessors to deliver greater phosphorus release, more consistently than any other commercially available phytase. Quantum Blue is not coated, enabling quick release of the active enzyme in the animal foregut. Specifically optimised for maximum phytate destruction, Quantum Blue is proven to deliver additional feed efficiency value at higher inclusion levels.

Quantum Blue extends AB Vista’s already established portfolio of feed enzyme products, including Econase® XT, Finase® EC and Quantum® XT.

AB Vista’s Managing Director Richard Cooper said: “Quantum Blue is going to revolutionise the phytase market. AB Vista has already changed the way customers use xylanase with the launch of Econase XT, and we are now doing the same for phytase. We have developed the next generation of phytase products to help the animal feed industry meet the challenges of today’s highly competitive climate.”

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January 24, 2012

Low nutritious feed volume increased by Russian poultry industry

According to the analytical agency Soya news the consumption of low nutritious poultry feed has increased over 2011. At the end of 2011 about 35 percent of poultry industries compounds feed was low nutritious feed, where as in 2010 it only accounted for 23 percent of the total compound feed consumed.

Many experts claim the trend towards low nutritious feed, is the increasing cost of raw materials for laying hens and broiler feed. The usage of such feed will let the producer to decrease the cost of production process by 15-20 percent. Read more ...

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World feed production reaches 873 million tons

A global survey commissioned by Alltech and conducted through Alltech's regional managers, the survey assessed the tonnage of 132 countries and all species. “This new global estimate is quite significant, especially when compared to the 2010 Watt report, which indicated 717.6 million tons,” said Aidan Connolly, vice president of corporate accounts at Alltech.

“Feed production is an increasingly global phenomenon and this survey is the broadest in its reach and, therefore, also complete in terms of its review of the state of play in the world feed industry.” Read more ...

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January 23, 2012

USDA says that cattle on feed up from last year

According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) January Cattle on Feed Report, which indicates that the number of cattle on feed had increased from last year by three percent. Traders were expecting a slightly larger number. University of Missouri-Columbia Agricultural Economist Ron Plain says that the big difference was in marketings.

"USDA said marketings were down only 1.9 percent during December," Plain said. "The trade was expecting a three percent drop in marketing, so those extra marketing pulled down the total number of cattle on feed relative to what traders were expecting." Read more ...

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New Hope and Marubeni join for overseas expansion

China's biggest manufacture of animal feed the New Hope Group has signed an agreement with Japans biggest grain trader Marubeni Corp to expand their business in emerging markets and to tap into the region's rising demand for agricultural products. Both companies signed a letter of intent to expand into Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and South America. Read more ...

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Ban on GM maize continues in France

The French Government, backed by President Sarkozy, first banned MON810 in 2008 as a "serious risk to the environment". The crop is genetically modified to produce toxins that kill insects. The French government is to continue its ban on cultivating GM maize from Monsanto, type MON810 GM.

"In addition to health and environmental concerns, other basic problems remain unresolved, such as how to prevent the contamination of crops and honey through pollen movement or human error, maintaining GM-free agricultural seeds and, critically, who is liable when things go wrong.” Read more ...

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January 20, 2012

Danisco loses bid to delay UK trails.

Danisco has lost a bid to delay a trail in the United Kingdom in its patient battle with Novozymes over a type of enzyme which aids digestion of animal feed. Danisco, based in Denmark and a unit of DuPont Co, sought to pause the case until the European Patent Office ruled on the dispute.The UK Court of Appeal rejected Danisco’s second application to push back the trial, and for permission to use documents from the UK case in the European proceedings. Read more ...

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Seedburo Equipment Company celebrates 100 years of service to the agribusiness industries…

Seedburo was founded in Chicago, IL in 1912 as the Seed Trade Reporting Bureau, a publishing company started by Leroy M. Smith. They produced several publications for the seed trade and provided the industry with information and crop reporting. Among these publications were the Seed
Trade Buyers Guide and Seed World magazine, launched in 1915.
In 1916 the Grain Standards Act was passed and Mr. Smith sold his interests in the publications to continue his flourishing business in equipment sales. Because of his focus on equipment sales, he became less involved with the publications.  The Seed Trade Reporting Bureau was then reorganized, they shortened their original trade name and Bureau became “buro” to form the SEEDBURO EQUIPMENT COMPANY. The focus of Seedburo was to be the ‘go to’ source of equipment for the grain inspection offices, grain elevators, seed research and development companies, and the various food and feed manufacturing industries. Seedburo quickly became the largest distributor of testing and handling equipment in the United States.

After achieving success in the US, Seedburo began exporting equipment world-wide through an extensive network of international sales personnel. In 1983, Seedburo was presented with the prestigious “Presidents E Award” for their excellence in exporting and continues to distribute to over 130 countries worldwide. The company continued to flourish and forge a successful path as the industry leader in equipment sales, making distributor arrangements with many companies who continue to supply Seedburo with quality products even today.

Through several acquisitions, including their main competitor Burrows Equipment Company, Seedburo was strengthening their position as the premiere supplier to the grain, feed and seed industries. The legacy of Seedburo has continued for several decades with an experienced sales force which now includes: Owner/President Tom Runyon, Vice President of Sales Kathy Reading, Marketing & Sales Manager Tim Snader, Sales Associate Iris Sanchez and Sales Associate Veronica Quintana.

A new history has begun for Seedburo including the 2008 move from the friendly ‘Windy City’ of Chicago to the more humble surroundings of Des Plaines, Illinois, which places them nearer to freight forwarders and O’Hare airport. A long future is in store for Seedburo as they continue the success of the company and the reputation they have chiseled out for 100 years!

Tim Snader

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January 19, 2012

Feed use in Indonesia predicted to increase in 2012

Indonesian feed use is set to grow in 2012, economic growth reached 6.7 percent and feed use reached 11.2 million tons, almost one million more than 2010. With a production capacity that can still be improved, good economic growth, high-technology uptake and the level of local consumption of poultry products continuing to increase, feed consumption in 2012 is projected to reach 12.3 million tonnes, according to Indonesian Feed Mill Association. Read more ...

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EFSA gives scientific opinion on the use of feed additives

The European Feed Safety Authority recently gave its scientific opinion on the use of rosemary extract, live yeast, potassium diformate, and a phytase for use in production animals’ feeds. The additive rosemary extract liquid of natural origin is intended to be used as a technological additive (antioxidant) in feed for dogs and cats.

The FEEDAP Panel assessed the data provided by the applicant in the technical dossier, but needed additional information to be able to deliver an opinion on the safety and efficacy. Because the applicant failed to provide this additional information, the FEEDAP Panel was not in a position to deliver an opinion on the safety and efficacy of liquid rosemary extract as a technological additive for dogs and cats. Read more ...

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South Africa turns to wheat as corn prices increase

Livestock feed producers in South Africa are moving away from corn and using wheat as an alternative for the first time in decades, due to the surge in corn prices. Wheat is being used for animal feed in Western Cape Province, which produces about 40 percent of South Africa’s wheat, said an official at Meadow Feeds, who declined to be identified in line with company policy.

“This is happening for the first time in roughly 10 years,” he said. Historically, wheat used to be approximately 900 rand (US$112) (€86.923), more expensive per ton than yellow corn, but the difference has narrowed, Brink van Wyk, a trader at Bosveld Graan, said in an interview in Johannesburg. Read more ...

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January 18, 2012

Argentina sees increased corm acreage

A report from Kurt Shultz, US Grains Council director in Latin America, has said that Argentina's farmers will make a better profit from corn than from soybeans for the first time ever this year. “The estimate is that farmers’ net profit will be US$150 (€116.955) per metric ton more with corn,” Shultz said.

“With this kind of incentive, some analysts predict corn acreage could increase from four million hectares to seven million hectares within the next three to five years.” The situation, he noted, is fluid and depends in part on Argentine government decisions. Based on these figures, the natural assumption is that the government will expand export quotas from 15 to 19 million tons to get rid of surplus production. Read more ...

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Feed firms in Vietnam face pressure

Domestic Vietnamese feed companies face bigger challenges as many foreign-invested companies plan to widen their investments in Vietnam, according to the Vietnam Feed Association (VFA). Chairman of the VFA Le Ba Lich said "that when the widening plan was implemented, market shares of domestic companies would surely be narrowed". "Domestic companies risk suffering from the increased burdens of capital shortage and high interest rates. Additionally, many small companies may face bankruptcy," Lich said. Read more ...

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OIE calls for action against widespread antibiotic abuse

The world body charged with fighting animal disease, The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) has called for action against the widespread abuse of antibiotics in livestock farming, that has lead to drug resistant strains of bacteria. They also warned that a world wide ban on antibiotic use would leave the world short of protein.

"The use of antibiotics is today essential to ensure sufficient animal production to feed the planet. Without antibiotics there would be supply problems of animal protein for the human population," Bernard Vallat, director of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) told a news conference. Read more ...

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January 17, 2012

Geve and Land O'Lake sign an off-take and marketing agreement

Land O'Lake Purina Feed is to be the exclusive marketer of Gevo's isobutanol dried and modified wet distillers grains for the animal feed market. Gevo, Inc., a renewable chemicals and advanced biofuels company, has signed an off-take and marketing agreement with Land O'Lakes Purina Feed for the sale of distillers grains from Gevo's isobutanol production facility (isobutanol distillers grains or, iDGs) at Luverne, Minnesota.

"Corn is interesting as a feedstock because it has both protein and carbohydrates. Producing protein and animal feed from agriculture is extremely important, and selling the protein for feed, and using the excess carbohydrate for chemicals and fuels makes great sense given the fact that almost all of the nutritional value of corn can be captured in the animal feed product," said Patrick Gruber, CEO of Gevo. Read more ...

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Vitamex group changes name for future growth

Nuscience will be the new name of the Vitamex group, which includes Pricor, Vitamex, Preconex, Cehave Korm, Pre-Mervo and Lusai companies. The group has grown significantly in recent years. “With our common technical know-how, our common knowledge of the market, our top products, and customer relations, we have built a strong international position,” says Patrick Keereman, CEO Nuscience Group.

“It is our ambition to continue and accelerate the growth of recent years. But as one voice, one strong brand, one strong logo rather than a lot of different brands and faces. Our core business is innovation which is focused on bringing better technical and economic performance to the market.” Read more ...

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Scotsburn feed mill to close early February

Canada based Scotsburn Co-operative Services feed mill is to cease operations in early February said President and CEO Mel MacConnell. “We will continue to sell feed out of our store here in Scotsburn,” said MacConnell. “Bulk customers, who buy bulk feed, will be serviced from Co-Op Atlantic’s mill.” Scotsburn has entered into an agreement with Co-Operative Atlantic, who will manufacture and distribute feed for its stores and customers. MacConnell said the aging 65-year-old mill and the declining number of beef, dairy and hog farmers in the area contributed to the closure. Read more ...

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January 16, 2012

New calf milk replacers range launched by Provimi

Provimi has developed a new range of calf milk replacers with improved feeding and mixing characteristics. Under the new brand, ProviMilk, this range aims to better calf performance in dairy and beef systems. “The ProviMilk products benefit from improved formulae and  better digestibility,” says Jan Soede, formulation manager. “The very precise amino acid profile that is included in our calf milks and the gut conditioning package NuStart remains unchanged." Read more ...

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Skiold to join forces on international platform

Full focus on synergies and a much closer cooperation between the companies of the group will empower Skiold to become one of the leading suppliers internationally of technical solutions for grain handling, feed production, and pig production.

Skiold, known internationally for machinery and plants for production of feed and for equipment for pig production, will now improve the competitiveness substantially on the international arena. Four independent production companies with the same Danish owners are as per January 1, linked much closer together under Skiold with main office in Sæby. Read more ...

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Cargill reports third consecutive slump

Cargill the US agribusiness giants has reported a third consecutive slump in quarterly earnings, as one of the world's largest commodity traders took a beating from sugar losses and volatility in financial markets. "The second quarter was significantly below expectations, especially in contrast to last year when we posted our strongest quarter ever," Cargill Chief Executive Greg Page said in a statement.

He said the company was working to cut costs and simplify work processes. Family-owned and Minneapolis-based Cargill with a century-long history of dominating global grain markets, reported US$100 million (€78.945  million) in earnings from continuing operations for its second quarter ended November 30, down 88 percent from US$832 million (€656.825 million) a year earlier and the worst quarter since 2001. 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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January 12, 2012

AB Vista South East Asia appoints new business manager

Dr Eric Tan, has become the new business manager for AB Vista in South East Asia. Dr Tan holds a degree in Veterinary Medicine and has extensive professional experience in the field of animal feed and nutrition. After graduating as a vet, Dr Tan worked for Cargill Feed Malaysia, where he applied his skills to feed formulation, nutritional solutions, farm technical consultancy and food safety management. He went on to join NutriAid as country manager for Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines.

At AB Vista, Dr Tan will oversee all aspects of AB Vista commercial dealings in South East Asia region which will include Malaysia, the Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnam. 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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Understanding the challenge of drug resistant

One of the problems with using drugs to treat bacteria, is drug resistance forms of bacteria appearing due to overuse. For years medical professionals and the livestock industry has made efforts not to overuse antibiotics, but drug-resistant microorganisms continue to thrive.

Hua Wang of Ohio State University in the US thinks she knows why "Antibiotic resistance is a complex issue. Just targeting one source is not enough to take care of the problem," said Wang, who works as a researcher with Ohio State University's Agricultural Research and Development Centre and an associate professor of food science and technology. 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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Farbest to break ground on turkey processing plant

Farbest Foods has announced major expansion which is expected to have a major impact on the farm economy in Southern Indiana. Farbest is set to break ground on a new turkey processing plant in Knox County which when complete will provide 300 jobs. The plant should be up and running by 2014 and will put millions into the local agriculture economy in the Wabash Valley. The new facility will cost an estimated US$70 million (€54.928 million). Farbest are still looking for a location for the new US$20 million (€15.694 million) feed mill. 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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January 11, 2012

Indian company has successfully isolated micro-encapsulation process

The research team of Ritus Neutraceuticals in India has after years of intense research successfully isolated a micro-encapsulation process using nanotechnology. “We have effectively been able to, with the aid of nanotechnology, encapsulate every molecule of the inorganic mineral with salt,” explains R Krishnan of Ritus Neutraceuticals.

“As you may be well aware common salt is most inert, most easily solubilises and does not further interact with any other ingredient. We identified that at nanoparticular level salt effectively microencapsulates any desired inorganic mineral protecting it from reacting with bio-inhibitors and eliminating it's precipitation / coagulation / agglomeration in the digestive tract and ensures its best bio-absorption.” Read more ...

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Argentina still suffering with the effects of the hot, dry conditions

Argentina is still suffering and starting to feel the effects of the hot, dry weather. The agricultural sector in Argentina has has suffered the effects of a long drought coupled with the hot weather and the weekend brought no relief as there was little or none of the much needed rainfall. The nation's parched farms, exascerbating fears of not just a complete crop failure there, but also growing affects on the economy.

"Temperatures were very warm across much of Argentina yesterday, with highs well into the 100s across nearly all of the region, with the exception of far southeastern Buenos Aires," Keeney said Tuesday morning. "This put temperatures an average of 10-20 degrees above normal! The very warm temperatures combined with significant dryness is resulting in notable yield reductions and stress on corn and soybeans." Read more ...

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New distributors appointed by Optivite in Middle East

Optivite, one of the UK's largest specialists in animal nutrition, is continuing to expand in the Middle East with three new appointments. The new appointments in Jordon, Saudi Arabia and Egypt are important markets for Optivite and they have appointed Middle East Vet Drug store in Jordan, the Ali Ibrahim Al Nasser Establishment in Saudi Arabia and EgyVet Care in Egypt.

"Customers in the Middle East are increasingly knowledgeable and professional about poultry production and we believe they will value the benefits of our products which include Genex, Optimise and Optomega.” “These countries are important markets with great potential and we are confident these partnerships will help our plans to grow our business." Said Mike Corbett, Managing Director at Optivite. Read more ...

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January 10, 2012

Phytogenics in the war against salmonella

Researchers at the University of Connecticut, college of Agriculture and Natural resources might have found a way to defeat salmonella one molecule at a time. This gram-negative bacterium causes annually over a million cases of salmonellosis in the United States, a potentially fatal disease in the elderly, the very young, and those with suppressed immune systems.

But, professor Kumar Venkitanarayanan and his post-doctoral fellow Anup Kollanoor Johny, have determined that natural food grade molecules found in such familiar sources as cinnamon, cloves, oregano, and coconut oil seem to have the ability to shut down the genes that enable the bacterium to colonise in the caeca of chickens. Read more ...

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Monsanto sees strong North American Demand

Monsanto is seeing strong North American demand as as farmer plan to increase the corn acreage in 2012. "Early orders indicate momentum is strong," CEO Hugh Grant told investors in a conference call following first-quarter earnings. He compared the situation to last year's, when strong early orders proved to be an indicator of growing demand for the entire season.

Grant added that tight supplies of corn seed isn't a problem for the company but could be a bigger issue for smaller companies. Hot, dry weather in 2011 hurt corn seed production and has raised worries among some farmers and dealers about a shortage. "We feel good about our own position, and are ready, willing and able" to supply customers, Grant said. Read more ...

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