April 30, 2012

Earthing bridge details revealed

JACOB Pipework Systems has unveiled information about its new Universal Earthing Bridge before the product goes on show at the ACHEMA exhibition in June. 

The new bridge updates the original JACOB Earthing Bridge with a wider field of application and a different earthing cable for the electrostatic potential equalisation of pipe systems. Like its predecessor, the bridge is fixed to the JACOB pull-ring using simple screw-fixings, no welding work is required even for retrofitting existing systems.
 
Modular pipework systems made by JACOB
Practical solutions for applications conveying bulk goods or dust extraction and exhaust air.

The ACHEMA exhibition in Frankfurt, Germany which will run from June 18-22, 2012.
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Global Miller blog passes the 50,000 mark

The Global Miller blog has reached a remarkable 50,000 page views in just 18 months.

Written by staff at Grain and Feed Milling Technology magazine, the blog is committed to keeping readers in touch with the latest news from the global milling world.

Since its first post October 2010, the blog has published over 1500 stories with the most popular articles topping 500 views.

In addition to the print magazine and blog, readers can download new web applications for their smart phones and tablets to stay up-to-date on the move.


The team would like to thank all the readers for their on-going support and welcome feedback via the blog or Twitter @GFMT_blog


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April 27, 2012

Preservatives in foodstuffs

Preservatives are a recurring topic in public discussions, and whenever it crops up, many consumers associate them with harmful, modern chemicals in foodstuffs. But, as a brief look back into the past will show, preservation of food was practiced several ... Read more ...

By the European Food Information Council (EUFIC)
 
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Energy saving in flour milling

We all know that milling is an energy-intensive sector. Energy is the largest operating expense item after raw material costs. When lifetime costs are examined, we face amounts exceeding investment expenses. For example, if we assume the investment cost of ... Read more ...

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Digital Microwave Moisture Measurement

Feed and grain producers will be familiar with the benefits of being able to control moisture during the various stages of the production process. Monitoring the moisture in the raw materials, controlling the water addition during the mixing/blending process ...  Read more ...

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Anpario increases its profits

Formerly Kiotech International, Anpario Plc has increasedits profits for 2011. This is the international supplier of natural high-performance feed additives that enhance growth, health and sustainability in agriculture and aquaculture.

Underlying profit, before tax, increased to UK£2.1 million from UK£1.9 million in 2010 from revenues of UK£19.2 million (2010: UK£21.6 million).

“This has been another successful and encouraging year for the group. The performance is driven by two key factors: firstly the success of our strategy to reposition the UK business to focus on higher margin products; and secondly achieving the synergy benefits from the Optivite acquisition,” says Anpario's chief executive David Bullen.


Its broad geographic spread enabled the company to offset local issues in Middle Eastern and Southern European markets with strong performances in other territories.

Operations – UK Agriculture
Strategic alliances have been formed with some significant UK agribusinesses providing the group with the opportunity to accelerate market penetration of its specialty feed additive range.

Vitrition, the company's organic feed brand, delivered growth in profits. 

"This performance is particularly commendable as the challenges of the economic climate increased during the year as consumers switched to purchasing lower priced meat and traditional meat protein products," says Mr Bullen.
 
Operations – International Agriculture
The division continues to trade through its two complementary brands, Kiotechagil and Optivite, covering in excess of 60 countries. This linked approach helps smooth out some of the trading peaks and troughs which are inevitable in a global business. 2011 was particularly volatile and our reaction to these challenges has been to take a cautious view when offering credit and we have worked closely with our distributors, to ensure neither party is exposed to vulnerable companies along the supply chain.

Whilst we are cautious in relation to Europe and the Middle East owing to the continuing turmoil, the division is confident and focused on capturing opportunities in the higher growth regions, especially China and Brazil where the agricultural markets are vast.  We are also endeavouring to launch a number of new products to our distributors, which we believe have strong differentiation compared to the competition. By pooling the resources of Optivite and Kiotechagil we have strengthened and centralised the technical team which has accelerated our R&D efforts.

Significant progress was achieved in China with our wholly owned subsidiary beginning to generate profit within eighteen months of being established, enabling future growth initiatives to be self-financing.  The subsidiary continued to successfully gain national registration approvals for key products such as Neutox, a high performance, broad spectrum toxin binder for animal feed and Prefect, a gut conditioner and microbial optimiser for young pigs, particularly in high stress environments.  These have received a positive reception in the market and will be key drivers of future growth for the subsidiary.

Acquisition
On 29 March 2012 the Company acquired 100% of the share capital of Meriden Animal Health Limited for a total consideration of up to UK£4.1 million before costs. Meriden's sales for the 12 months to December 2011 were UK£5.3 million and adjusted profit before interest and tax was UK£0.7 million.

Meriden’s Orego-Stim range of products, using essential oils, is the leading brand in its field and is marketed across 60 countries worldwide, with the majority of sales being outside the United Kingdom.

Meriden has a close and important partnership in China with sales accounting for 26% of Meriden’s total sales during 2011. Anpario intends to give further support to this relationship to capitalise on the vast potential of China’s agriculture market. 


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April 25, 2012

New routes to market in the UK

UK£12 million is being invested to open new routes to market with the construction of Northamptonshire’s latest grain store and processing facility in The UK. It will create a direct link between farmers and end-users in the Midlands,  moving farmers from the position of supplier to that of valued partner in the food supply chain.

The 'Northants' Advanced Processing Centre (APC), in Kettering, will put the region’s growers at the heart of a new approach to supply chain management. Within a 25-mile radius of the APC are nine of the country’s leading producers of combinable crop-based products from bread and biscuits to breakfast cereals. Together they use more than 1.25 million tonnes of grain annually and each demands a high quality product, supplied to a known specification each and every delivery. Read more ...


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FIAAP VICTAM GRAPAS Asia 2012 outcome

FIAAP, VICTAM and GRAPAS Asia 2012 provided the meeting place for South & South East Asia’s feed and grain industries as 1000s of senior industry executives from this important and influential region visited the largest feed and grain event ever held in Asia.

The event attracted more visitors than in 2010, in all 6198 - an increase of over 10%. 

"The GRAPAS show, the event for grain processing, rice and flour milling, (and organised by the publishers of The Global Miller, IMD and GFMT magazine), brought in new visitors and almost 48% of all the visitors were interested in the GRAPAS exhibitors," say the show organisers.

This was also seen in the number of delegates attending the numerous technical conferences and seminars that were held during the show days, 15, 16 & 17 February.

Once again 'quality' was the word used to describe the event; The visitors described the exhibits as high quality, the exhibitors said the same for the visitors and delegates also confirmed the quality of the conferences.

Over one third of ALL visitors to the exhibitions were of director level, again demonstrating the high level of the quality and status of the visitors. Many had travelled from all over South & South East Asia. In fact there were visitors from 73 countries.

The exhibitions co-located with the VICTAM show also proved popular.

The exhibitions, which were 40% larger in area and had more exhibitors than the last shows in 2010, provided the perfect platform to launch new products and services to the market. Almost 30 new products were on show. Some of these were awarded the highly coveted “Innovations Awards”. The winners are as follows: 
  • The FIAAP Animal Nutrition Award – Dr. Eckel GMBH
  • The Aquafeed Innovation Award – Wenger Manufacturing Inc.
  • The 2012 GRAPAS Award for Milling – FOSS
Further information on these and the runners up can be found here.

Visitors and exhibitors all agreed that the new home of the event, BITEC was excellent. 95% of the exhibitors stated that they will exhibit again in 2014. Of the visitors also 95% said that they would come again in 2014. The show organizers, Victam International BV, have therefore announced that their next event will be held again at BITEC. 

Unfortunately the exhibition halls were not available in February and March 2014 so for just that year they will be held in April. This will enable the event to avoid Chinese New Year and local public holidays. In 2016 the event will return in February/early March.

Exhibitor quotes:
  • FOSS: “In all a good exhibition which we will be happy to attend again in 2014.” Silos Cordoba: “In general everything was good. The organisation, the companies who attend Victam, everything.”

  • Aqua Culture Asia Pacific: “The show was well attended. It was neither too massive nor small which allowed us to interact well with our clients and make new contacts. The location of our booth was good too. Thank you for a well organised event.”

  • Wenger: “Great show. We really will be able to tell in the months to come. Keep up the good work.”
Some quotes from visitors:
  • “I hope FIAAP/VICTAM/GRAPAS will happen again, I would like it every year.”
  • “It was well organised. Thanks to you all.”
  • “I enjoyed visiting the exhibition. It was well organised and managed. I believe the next one will be even better.”

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Indonesia wheat imports climb as incomes rise

Indonesia's wheat and flour imports by Indonesia may rise by at least six percent this year as better incomes boost food demand in the world’s fourth most populous country.

Indonesia is Asia's biggest buyer, and it may purchase 6.6 million tonnes this year, up from 6.2 million tonnes last year, said Franciscus Welirang, chairman of the Association of Flour Producers in Indonesia.

“Every year, the milling capacity increases by 400,000 tonnes. That’s how fast demand is rising,” says Mr Welirang, also a director at PT Indofood Sukses Makmur, and owner of the world’s largest flourmill. 

Companies producing wheat-flour increased to 18 last year from just four in 1998. Read more ...


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New fungicidal seed treatment product for oilseed rape


The first regulatory approval worldwide for Bayer CropScience's new fungicidal seed treatment solution EverGol™ (active ingredient: penflufen) in Canada has been granted.  

Canola seed from en:Wikipedia
Canola seed from en:Wikipedia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The product sets a new standard in the control of Rhizoctonia solani, the most important disease in the Canadian canola, a summer oilseed rape crop. Canola seed treated with EverGol™ produces a healthy, vital canola crop and accordingly provides ideal conditions for increasing the marketable yield. It is planned to launch EverGol™ in Canada before the end of 2012. Read more ... 

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April 24, 2012

Algeria's 2012 grain production forecast up

Algeria's 2012 grain production is still likely to be a good crop for this year, forecasting 5.5 million tonnes up 31 percent from last year’s ouput, says the Agriculture Ministry.

Algeria’s grain planting season completed under favourable climatic conditions throughout the country. Government estimates indicate that 3.3 million ha of grain were planted. Durum continues to account for the biggest portion of the planted area followed by barley and bread wheat. Indications are that farmers are becoming more favorable to certified seeds and fertilisers. Algeria remained one of the world’s largest importers of wheat in 2011. Cereal products accounted for about 37 percent of total food imports bill in 2011.

Wheat imports were up by close to 42 percent to just over seven million tonnes. Durum imports were up by 48 percent and bread wheat by 39 percent.

In May 2011, the Ministry of Agriculture suspended the tax on private durum imports for an indefinite period because of the high world market prices.

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Mycotoxin Survey Report 2011

Leaders in mycotoxin risk management Biomin of Austria, has announced the latest mycotoxin analyses for the period January and December 2011.
 
This data will enables users to assess the risk level incurred by the use of commodities from certain regions. In this 12-month period, a total of 4327 samples were analyzed and 13,854 analyzes were carried out for the most important mycotoxins in terms of agriculture and animal production – aflatoxins (Afla), zearalenone (ZON), deoxynivalenol (DON), fumonisins (FUM) and ochratoxin A (OTA).
The regions samples were taken from include: America (North and South), Asia (South-East, South and North), Oceania and Europe (Northern, Central, Southern and Eastern) and Middle East and Africa. They ranged from corn, wheat, barley and rice to processing by-products, namely soybean meal, corn gluten meal, dried distillers grains with soluble (DDGS) and other fodder such as straw, silage and finished feed. Read more ...

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China to host another modern international agricultural exhibition

The 3rd China International Modern Agricultural Exhibition (CIMAE 2012) will be held in Beijing International Exhibition Center from the June 28-29, 2012. 

The planned exhibition area is 15,000 square meters where will gather more than 500 domestic and internantional agriculture-related exhibitors to exhibit their new products of modern agriculture and new technology industry. Read more ...

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Protein concentrate intellectual property bought by Bunge

Intellectual property related to the conversion of canola and rapeseed meals into nutritionally-dense protein concentrates that can replace both fishmeal and vegetable protein concentrates in animal diets, including aquaculture, have been bought by Bunge Limited. Global agribusiness and food company Bunge Limited, announced that it has purchased all of the assets, including the patent portfolio, of MCN BioProducts Inc, a privately-held Canadian technology company. Read more on Bunge at ...

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Better corn varieties encourage more crops

The area planted to corn in Australia in on the increase says a USA researcher. Dr Kendell Hellewell says it's due to the improved eating quality in hybrid varieties which has seen an increase in market demand. In turn this has encouraged more farmers to plant.
"We have a couple of hybrids that are performing well. The main hybrid that we sell here is Passion. It's a yellow sweet corn that has shown good performance with really good eating quality. I think the acres are growing as people start eating more sweet corn," he says. Read more ...
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April 23, 2012

US soybeans gain on China demand

US soybean futures rose on Monday as strong demand from top buyer China and a forecast for smaller crops in South America buoyed prices. According to the Chicago Board of Trade, July soybean futures climbed 0.5 percent in early Asian trading, after May soybean futures touched a 7-1/2 month high on Friday. CBOT July corn rose 0.3 percent, while July wheat futures fell slightly.

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Rapeseed crop slide

Oil World reports that the EU's rapeseed crop could slide 3.3 percent to a five-year low after freesing weather. The EU is expected to harvest 18.5 metric tonnes of the oilseed this year, falling from 19.1 million tonnes a year earlier on a smaller harvested area; which is typically about a third of the world’s rapeseed crop of about 60 million tonnes. Read more ... 

Story reporter: Rudy Ruitenberg in Paris

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IAOM annual meeting and changeover

IAOM Incoming President Aaron Black of Wilkins-Rogers Inc in the USA, will share his vision for the future of IAOM during his remarks that will open the dinner on Thursday, May 10, 2012 when the official change over of ocffice holders will take place.

The traditional gavel-passing will be followed with a 'heads & tails' game to win a Samsung Camcorder and a live auction.

The IAOM conference on May 9-10, 2012 will feature a keynote address by Randy Suess, US Wheat Associates Chairman. He will address: 'Pacific Northwest Wheat - From field to dinner table' and will focus on his annual cropping area as well as the themes of transportation, marketing and exporting.

Other topics to be addressed during the two-days of educational sessions include ensuring pathogens don't get the run of the mill and a NAMA update on methyl bromide.

A discussion on the recent Star of the West Milling Company expansion and safety-related issues in the mill.

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Aflatoxin contamination of commodities in detail

Agricultural commodities are prone to infection from a range of different fungal species. This is of increasing concern as mycotoxins may be produced as a by-product of infections.

Biomin, of Austria, says these toxic metabolites can cause acute and chronic intoxication when ingested by higher animals, resulting in a negative economic impact for the livestock industry. Biomin says of special interest are the Fusarium mycotoxins, which infect plants in the field but can continue to grow and contaminate products during storage. temperature and water activity (available water content to mould in a substrate), are the most important factors to influence fungal colonization and mycotoxin production.
Fusarium ear rot on maize
Fusarium ear rot on maize (Photo credit: CIMMYT)

The trichothecenes (type A: T-2 toxin and type B: deoxynivalenol) are the largest group of mycotoxins which contaminate commodities such as corn, wheat, barley and oats. Trichothecenes, the most abundant source of contamination in cereal grains today, is due to Fusarium head blight which is primarily caused by type-B trichothecene producers (Foroud and Eudes 2009).

A survey in Africa and the Middle East about the occurrence of mycotoxins in commodities such as feeds and feed ingredients has been carried out. See the results ... 

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April 19, 2012

U.S. Wheat Industry Welcomes U.S-Colombia FTA Implementation Date




“We are extremely pleased to see this FTA set for implementation,” said Alvaro de la Fuente, U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) regional vice president for South America. The U.S. wheat industry welcomes the announcement by U.S. President Barack Obama and Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos that the countries will implement the U.S.-Colombia free trade agreement (FTA) on May 15. The U.S.-Colombia FTA is vital to the wheat industry’s efforts to rebuild market share in one of the largest markets for U.S. wheat in South America.  “Our extensive efforts over the nearly six years since the agreement was first signed have finally become a reality and U.S. wheat exports will now compete on an equal basis with other major exporters.”
Read more

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Making grains stronger




The team at The Australian Center for Plant Functional Genomics have been doing vital biotechnological research into improving the drought tolerance of wheat and barely crops. They are also developing new ways to counteract the problems of nutrient depletion and heat stress that Australian farmers face during the production process. Read more...

April 12, 2012

4B The company you can rely on for the equipment you need

Founded in the UK in 1971, 4B Elevator Components, Ltd has been an industry leader in developing high quality, innovative, and dependable material handling components for the agricultural and industrial sectors. We serve a large range of industries from Grain Handling & Processing to Coal, Cement & Aggregates. A subsidiary of The Braime Group, one of the largest suppliers of material handling components in the world, 4B looks back on more than 100 years experience.

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Vietnamese pork contains banned lean-meat additives

A random nation wide sample of pork in Vietnam has detected that over four percent of the nations pork is contaminated with banned lean meat additives which could lead to cardiovascular complications in humans, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development's Animal Husbandry Department revealed. Nine laboratories conducted an analysis after inspectors found the harmful substances being used in southern Dong Nai Province. Eight among 179 pork samples were found to be positive for the chemical.

Animal feed was also found to be contaminated after test were carried out on animal feed and urine. Of the 268 samples of animal feed collected, 13 were positive for the additives while seven of the 108 urine samples were contaminated. "The use of banned beta agonist substances in livestock farming has decreased and is very close to the regulated level. However, there is still potential for the risks to rise again, especially since their use has resulted in profit for a number of businesses," said vice head of the department Nguyen Xuan Duong. Read more ...

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Nutritionists worry over reduced oil DDGS

Ethanol producers now also extract oil from corn before making DDGS, which lowers the energy value of the ethanol co-product, but how much? University of Minnesota extension service teamed up with USDA-ARS to develop a tool for energy prediction in DDGS.

As more of the industry extracts more oil before making DDGS, reduced-oil DDGS has created a lot of anxiety in the feed, livestock, and poultry industries because some of the energy value of DDGS has been taken away. The question is: "How much?" Up until recently, no one knew the answer to this question. Read more ...

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Feed shortages in Kyrgyzstan has caused 40,000 livestock deaths

In Kyrgyzstan, 40,000 head of livestock died of starvation due to the lack of feed available. Another 14,000 animals were slaughtered by their farmers to avoid the animals starving to death. Experts estimate that over the past two weeks the problem has worsened mostly due to the reckless use of feed reserves from the Chui valley, in the central part of country which caused the shortage of feed spreading far beyond the country's southern areas. To the additional purchase of barley in Chui Oblast the Kyrgyzstan Ministry of Finance has allocated 12 million soms (US$ 240,000). Read more ...

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The farm bill debate is causing deep rifts among policy makers

According to James Novak, an Alabama Cooperative Extension System agricultural economist and Auburn University professor of agricultural economics, the farm bill is a long way off a final version of the legislation.
A Great Mid-Atlantic American Farm
The deep ideological difference that has intensified among policy makers in the last two decades is reflected in the current debates. Professor Novak said in late 2011 the House and Senate Agricultural Committees’ leadership put together a “2011 farm bill” that reportedly would have resulted in modest cuts to farm programs. However, Novak says this bill “died on the vine and the contents were never made public.” Read more ...

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April 11, 2012

Muyang: Innovations since 1967

Muyang founded in 1967 and has grown into a world leader and specialist in design, development, fabrication and installation of the machinery & engineering of the following industries such as feed manufacturing, grain milling, environment protection, food processing, bulk solids handling and storage, steel structure building as well as industrial automation. Muyang has a rich history within the industry and recently in 2011 they entered into cooperation with the Wisconsin-based WEM Automation International, LLC.

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Borregaard LignoTech appoints Business Manager Asia-Pacific

Borregaard LignoTech, a global leader in additives and ingredients for the animal feed industry, is expanding its staff to support the company's growth plan for the Asia-Pacific market.
Ramesh Subramonian
Effective April 1, Ramesh Subramonian joins Borregaard LignoTech's feed additive team as Business Manager Asia-Pacific. Ramesh is based at Borregaard SEA Pte Ltd's office in Singapore and will report to Tom Stylo, Business Manager Feed Europe/Asia.

Ramesh is a graduate in agriculture, with a master in business administration and brings with him 15 years of working experience from the animal feed and nutrition sector. This includes several sales and marketing positions at Kemin and most recently nine years as Business General Manager for Alltech in India.

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Wayne Farms purchasing feed mill for continued growth

Wayne Farms
Wayne Farms, a poultry processing company in Danville, Arkansas are planning to purchase Pilgrim’s Pride Feed Mill in Atkins, Arkansas, which will allow them to continue to ship grains by rail. Due to a Economic Infrastructure Grant from Arkansas Economic Development Commission of US$600,000 (€457,219.8).

Purchasing the Pilgrim’s Pride Feed Mill in Atkins will allow Wayne Farms to continue to ship grain by rail. Wayne Farms cited the high cost of shipping grain by truck in the decision. The business currently receives about 2,500 rail cars of corn and soy per year. Read more ...

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DELACON appoints Product Manager Antje Holthausen

Markus Dedl, CEO of Delacon Biotechnik, is pleased to announce the appointment of Antje Holthausen as Product Manager, Sales and Marketing Division. Antje leads the strategic positioning of Delacon products, strengthening the connection between marketing, research, development and the demands of the international market. Antje has a broad background in agriculture science, especially animal nutrition and is a graduate of the University of Bonn. Antje has more than 10 year experience in product management in the feed additive industry.
Antje Holthausen
Delacon is the pioneer and largest researcher, producer and distributor of phytogenic feed additives in the world. Delacon delivers phytogenic solutions that improve animal health and nutritional efficiency, and reduce synthetic additives in the human food chain. Since 2010 the company has invested heavily in R&D, production capacity and new talent, to sustain its world-wide growth and innovative capital.

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Poland imposes ban on Monsanto GM maize

Monsanto's MON810 GMO maize has now been officially banned in Poland, recent protests from beekeepers and anti-GMO protestors has resulted in a successful conclusion for the two groups.

Recently reported by Digital Journal about a major protest in late March by the Beekeepers and GMO activists in Warsaw demanding that the minister of agriculture Marek Sawicki ban MON810 in the country.

A report released last week shows that worldwide opposition to the biotechnology giant Monsanto and "the agro-industrial model that it represents" is growing. Read more ...

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April 10, 2012

CPM Europe your partner in productivity

CPM's history dates back to 1883 in California's Napa Valley when the California Pellet Mill Company (CPM) manufactured presses, crushers and stemmers for winemakers. In 1931, the company revolutionised the feed processing industry with the introduction of the first commercially successful pellet mill. Since then CPM has become a world leader CPM is a specialised equipment manufacturer and our objective is to provide the industry with the best "value for money".

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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Two Nutrena horse feeds introduced by Cargill


Cargill has introduced two new SafeChoice Special Care veterinarian recommended horse feed products that have been formulated to help improve horse nutrition. SafeChoice Special Care is an innovative low, controlled-starch formula, ideal for horses with metabolic concerns, easy keepers, miniatures and ponies. The entire SafeChoice product line features the exclusive SmartGrain Formulation, which uses the ideal blend of nutrients to help reduce metabolic disturbances. 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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Feed Safety Guide now in 23 European Community languages

The European Feed Ingredient Safety Certification Association (EFISC) has translated the European Guide to good practice for the industrial manufacture of safe feed materials in the 23 EU languages. The Guide and the specific sector documents are available in Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Irish, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish and Swedish.

The translation of the Guide has been ordered by the European Commission DG Health and Consumer Protection and is the result of an efficient cooperation between the EFISC association, translators and the operators’ feed safety experts. The translations are available on the website of EFISC as well as on the website of the European Commission DG Sanco. 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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Antibiotics that were banned in the US are still in use there

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health and Arizona State University has found evidence, that some antibiotics that were previously banned by the US government for poultry production are still in use. The evidence found suggest that fluoroquinolones, that was banned  has been detected in eight out of 12 samples of feather meal in the multi-state study.

In a companion study, researchers found inorganic arsenic in feather meal used in retail fertilisers. “The discovery of certain antibiotics in feather meal strongly suggests the continued use of these drugs despite the ban put in place in 2005 by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA),” said David Love, lead author of the report and an assistant scientist at the Centre for a Liveable Future. “The public health community has long been frustrated with the unwillingness of FDA to effectively address what antibiotics are fed to food animals.” 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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Wenger feeds buys poultry mill from Pennfield Corp

Pennfield Corporation is to sell its poultry feed mill to Wenger Feed Mill Inc in West Hempfield Township in Philadelphia state. Pennfield has said that it will concentrate on its dairy and companion animal segments of the animal feed industry. "This sale will provide the local poultry industry with continued excellent resources and, at the same time, allows us to focus on new areas of growth in its core business." chief executive officer Arnie Sumner of Pennfield said. Read more ...

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