November 06, 2013

6/11/13: VIV organise North African trade mission; Australia's grain storage study; Biomin celebrates in Vietnam

In light of its upcoming European event, leading global trade show organiser VIV will be embarking on an iconic networking road show that's set to span North Africa.   

"Interacting directly and on a personal level with governments, the top of the business world, decision-makers in the animal production chain and showing them what we can do. And immediately inviting all these people to come to VIV Europe in Utrecht, the Netherlands in May 2014. That is the purpose of our North African mission", says Didier Nech, VIV agent and promoter.

On the Road
VIV's road show will incorporate master classes and a preview of the European event. At the end of November, the road show will be travelling to Morocco, Algeria, Libya, Tunisia and Egypt. 

According to VIV, the aforementioned countries are on the threshold or in the middle of a major turnaround. It is hoped that the road show will allow VIV's exhibitors and knowledge specialists to aid in the development of North Africa's animal protein sector. 

"These are countries with a total of around 175 million consumers, where a lot of investments will be made in the coming years in response to the growth requirement. Especially for the poultry sector, but for the production chains of cattle, goats and sheep there are also enormous opportunities", says Nech.  

Full trade mission news here.

3 Western Australian organisations have announced plans to conduct a collaborative study focusing on the impact of grain storage techniques on wheat seed viability, vigour and germination says Australian Broadcasting Corporation, (ABC Rural). 

The study, which will be conducted by the Mingenew Irwin Group, the Kondinin Group and the University of Western Australia (UWA) is supported by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC). During the 3 year study, a number of samples of grain will be taken in 3 different storage situations: a cleaned sterilised silo, a non-treated silo and an aerated silo.

Christian Nansen, UWA associate professor says as well as looking at storage techniques and the effect on seed, ways to control insects in stored grain by keeping moisture levels down will also be explored.
Read the full story here

Back in September, the Global Miller reported on the news of Biomin's new premix facility scheduled to open in Southeast Asia.

Well, following on from final preparations, Biomin officiated the grand opening of its second premix plant this week, a state-of-the-art facility located in Binh Duong province, Vietnam. The impressive 4.7 hectare, fully-automated plant is capable of producing 60 tonnes of premix per day at full capacity.

"Vietnam is an important market for us, and with the addition of the new facility, we will achieve a five-fold increase in total capacity. This also allows us to export to other countries in the region, including Cambodia and Myanmar," says Phuong Nguyen Quang, chief operating officer of Biomin Vietnam.

Full report available here.

Map of North Africa.
Map of North Africa. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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