April 30, 2014

30/04/14: Nine reasons to visit Adifo at VIV Europe

'Adifo Celebrates 40th Anniversary with Strong Innovations'

Being successful in ICT for 40 years is not easy.
What is the secret?
Specialising in success-supporting software tools for the feed industry, continuously investing in well-trained staff and focussing on innovation. 

Discover the advantages of cloud computing:
real-time formulation - optimal collaboration with colleagues and customers - working mobile.

Visit our booth 08-D049 and learn all about our recent innovations in feed formulation, quality management and logistic follow-up:  Real-time formulating in the cloud, smart phone apps, risk management, etc. Come and share a glass with us during our happy hour, each afternoon from 15h30 till 16h30.  Here are a few good reasons to  visit us:
  1. You want to make more profit
  2. You want enthusiastic employees and happy customers
  3. You want to give the best ration advice
  4. You want to serve your customers with real-time information
  5. You want to work with up-to-date information at all times
  6. You want to deliver the best quality at the right price
  7. You want one integrated solution for all of the above mentioned goals
  8. You want an experienced partner
  9. You want to learn in a festive atmosphere

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30/04/14: Next Generation Grain Dryers - 12' Diameter Tower Series

Mathews Company (M-C) who has led the grain dryer industry in 10’ tower sales for nearly 25 years, announces plans for the “Next Generation” of their 12’ tower grain dryer series. The new series will meet the demand of on-farm and commercial producers for a highly efficient grain dryer that utilizes the latest technologies available.
This new design is based on operational experience that encompasses nearly 25 years in vacuum-cooled tower drying and follows in the success realized by the popular “Next Generation” 10’ Tower redesign. According to company president, Joseph Shulfer, “As in the 10’ tower re-design, the parameters of the dryer, including heat and cool holding bushels, airflow, and burner characteristics, have been revamped to provide the most efficient drying process for current grain varieties being harvested. These tried and true changes have seen tremendous success from end-users over the past two years"
Meeting the market demand for greater production capacities with high drying efficiency, the new models will replace the current series and will include three (3) sizes with capacities ranging from 2,000 bushels per hour up to 2,800 bushels per hour, based on 5-point moisture removal.  Several prototype units will be in operation throughout the entire Midwest during the 2014 harvest season for field testing before full availability is expected in 2015.
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Overall improvements include a completely re-designed airflow and burner system that will yield more efficient operation. In addition, a newly developed proprietary process burner with a cast aluminum manifold and stainless steel mixing plates has been implemented into the design. M-C’s engineering team has modified several key components to simplify field assembly time and increase the overall structural strength of the machine. These modifications allow for quicker modular in-field assembly, bringing installation time down to a couple days versus the previous design which required a week or more.
Headquartered in Crystal Lake, IL (U.S.A), Mathews Company has been a leading global manufacturer of high quality innovative agriculture equipment, specializing in grain drying since 1954 and celebrates 60 years of business in 2014. M-C is committed to “Building for the Future,” striving to provide superior products and unmatched service through innovation, expertise and quality.  M-C dryers are available through authorized dealers worldwide.  The company’s web site is www.mathewscompany.com.
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30/04/14: First International Conference ‘Insects to Feed the World’

The first ever conference ‘Insects to feed the world’ in the Netherlands from 14-17 May will present the state of the art in research, entrepreneurship, gastronomy and policy discussion, about insects as a future food and animal feed source. More than 400 participants from over 40 countries will show the huge potential and exciting new possibilities, that insects for feed and food offer for entrepreneurs and how they can contribute to a more sustainable food sector. The conference is organised by Wageningen University in collaboration with the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

The conference participants represent research institutes, universities, national governments, international organizations, and private food and feed enterprises. These will discuss about food and feed safety, poverty alleviation, environmental impacts and business opportunities and challenges.
Attendance of the conference is open for journalists after accreditation. During the conference there will be daily updates for the press in the late afternoon (see below).
The conference programme starts with a keynote presentation of the Director of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington. The opening session (afternoon of May 14th, 17:00 hours) includes speeches from the Netherlands Government, the Wageningen University and Research Centre, the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations and from the Kenia based International Centre for Insect Physiology and Ecology.

The conference will be held in Conference Centre Hotel De Reehorst in Ede, (near Wageningen) in The Netherlands.
Please note that also for journalists accreditation is compulsory, please contact: Insectstofeedtheworld@wur.nl. Attending the conference is free of charge for journalists. However, please note that the organisation is forced to charge 40 euro/day for catering services per person for accreditation more than one day. Please indicate which days you would like to attend and the number of staff joining.
Press briefings
The local press briefings are scheduled:
Wednesday May 14th, 18:30-19:00 h (after official opening starting 17:15 h)
Thursday, May 15th, 17:30-18:15 h
Friday, May 16th, 17:00-17:45 h (closure including conclusions and recommendations)
Saturday 17th, Excursions
During the conference a twitter team will send updates from @Insects2014 and with hashtag #Insects2014.
Further information
Further details are available on the website, see conference and latest information. Conference outcomes are available on FAO Edible insect.
More information on the conference can be provided via Insectstofeedtheworld@wur.nl or by prof. Arnold van Huis, Wageningen University, tel. + 31 317 484653 or arnold.vanhuis@wur.nl. Photo and video material is available on website FAO Edible insect. (Click on ‘Resources’ in left column on http://www.fao.org/forestry/edibleinsects/en/ )
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English: (Green) the Netherlands. (Light-green) The European Union (EU). (Grey) Europe. (Light-grey) The surrounding region. See also: Category:SVG locator maps of countries of Europe (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
NOTE: Wageningen University is part of Wageningen UR (University & Research centre). The mission is ‘To explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life’. Within Wageningen UR, nine research institutes both specialised and applied have joined forces with Wageningen University to help answer the most important questions in the domain of healthy food and living environment. With approximately 30 locations (in the Netherlands, Brazil, Chile, Ethiopia and China), 6,000 members of staff and 9,000 students, Wageningen UR is one of the leading organisations in its domain worldwide. The integral approach to problems and the cooperation between the exact sciences and the technological and social disciplines are at the heart of the Wageningen Approach.

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30/04/14: 16th Annual Practical Short Course on “Food Extrusion: Cereals, Protein & Other Ingredients”

16th Annual Practical Short Course on
“Food Extrusion: Cereals, Protein & Other Ingredients” 
(Formally Texturized Vegetable Protein and Other Soy Products)

When: August 17th-22nd, 2014
Where: Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas USA

A one-week Practical Short Course on “Food Extrusion: Cereals, Protein & Other Ingredients” (Formally Texturized Vegetable Protein and Other Soy Products) will be presented on August 17 - 22, 2014 at Texas A&M University by staff, industry representative and consultants. The schedule of the course is Food Ingredients (Monday), Textured Protein Applications (Tuesday), Extrusion Processing (Wednesday), Cereal-Grain Applications & Downstream Handling (Thursday), and Flavoring and Product Development (Friday).

This program will cover detailed information on cereal grains, legumes, soy protein, dry extrusion; full fat soybean processing; extrusion-expelling of soybeans for making natural/organic soy flour; raw material selection, preparation and characteristics of soy flour, concentrates and isolates; extrusion hardware, single and twin screw extruders for cereals and TVP production; extrusion dies;  extruder trouble shooting effect of preconditioning; wheat gluten and its application; thermal and mechanical processing of cereal grains, high protein, whole grain products, coating of cereals and snacks, application of TVP in meat, meat products, vegetarian application; quality control and testing of finished products; high moisture meat analogs, soy flavor,  drying, toasting of food products, dry milling of cereals.

Demonstrations include producing natural/organic soy flour using extruder and expeller, TVP production by single and twin-screw extruders, fibrous soy protein, high moisture meat analog, bean based direct expanded snacks, sorghum based whole grain cereals, coating cereals and flavoring TVP products, and several others. 

Reservations are accepted on a first-come basis. For more information, programs and application forms, contact:

Dr Mian N. Riaz
Food Protein R&D Center; Texas A&M University
Tel: +1 979-845-2774

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