October 30, 2015

30/10/2015: Milling and Grain is at IAOM MEA 2015

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30/10/2015: IPPE to host Poultry Handling and Transportation 'Train the Trainer' Workshop

US Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) will host a Poultry Handling and Transportation 'Train the Trainer' Workshop for poultry transporters and catch crews. The program is scheduled for Wednesday, January 27, 2016, and is US$250 for all registered International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) attendees. The workshop is limited to 30 participants.

The Poultry Handling and Transportation (PHT) program provides certification training for poultry transporters and catch crews. It was developed by a team of poultry scientists and veterinarians from Pennsylvania State University, the US Department of Agriculture and transportation industry professionals and is currently managed by USPOULTRY.

PHT training gives companies and contract crews and their employees an understanding of poultry welfare, good management practices, biosecurity and emergency planning. Attendees will also develop tools to train non-English-speaking (primarily Spanish) employees.
        
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In conjunction with IPPE, PHT is pleased to offer a combined certification and 'Train the Trainer' workshop specifically for those individuals wishing to become PHT certified trainers. In addition to attending the workshop and passing the certification exam, there are additional prerequisites for becoming a PHT certified trainer listed on the PHT website at www.uspoultryhandling.org.

IPPE is expected to attract more than 28,000 attendees and is a collaboration of three trade shows—International Feed Expo, International Poultry Expo and International Meat Expo—representing the entire chain of protein production and processing. The event is sponsored by the US Poultry & Egg Association, American Feed Industry Association and North American Meat Institute. More information about IPPE, including registration details, lodging and education offerings, is available HERE


Poultry Handling and Transportation 'Train the Trainer' Workshop
International Production & Processing Expo
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Room B-312, 8 am – 2 pm

 

Visit the IPPE site HERE.
 

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Leiber company profile

http://www.leibergmbh.de/index.php?sid=948
Leiber has more than 140 employees. Each is a specialist in his or her domain. A well-proven team in a company following a clear strategy for more than 50 years: Working with values.



What makes us unique? We focus on what we know best. Yeast. Production on the highest level of quality. Latest technology. New findings from science and research. The performance of a team of specialists. This is what defines Leiber´s strategic orientation. This is what makes us truly entrepreneurial.



The markets´ requirements are changing - we are able to follow. This is how we became one of the leading manufacturers of specialised yeast products.

Visit the website HERE.
 












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30/10/2015: Dennys Silo and Engineering: new owners, new opportunities

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First published in Milling and Grain, July 2015

Providing new opportunities and growth to a multigeneration Darling Downs based family business, Satake Australia Pty Ltd (100 percent subsidiary of Satake Corporation, Hiroshima, Japan) has purchased 100 percent of renowned silo and bulk handling supplier Dennys Silo and Engineering (Allora, QLD) with the deal finalised at a signing ceremony in Bangkok, Thailand on Monday 15th June, 2015.

Bob Denny and his wife, Marion, visited Satake’s International Business office in Thailand accompanied by Satake Australia’s President, Mr Yoshimasa Tomoyasu and Director, Mr Craig Doorey for the ceremony.

The acquisition of Dennys provides a multi-faceted benefit to both organisations - it gives Dennys access to a new global and expanded domestic sales network with particular focus on South East Asia and the Pacific Region providing the perfect growth platform for Dennys to take advantage of opportunities in the much touted “Asian Century”. The deal provides Satake access to world-class bulk handling and storage equipment, further enhancing their capabilities as the leading Asian supplier of rice and grain handling solutions in the world.

Dennys will continue to operate normally with a strong focus from both sides that the nature of the existing business is to be preserved, retaining the elements that made Dennys a successful business over several generations. All staff were retained in the change of ownership process with Bob continuing in the business as Head of Sales and Special Advisor to Satake. Satake Australia will enhance their sales portfolio through their existing network of sales staff and agents, with existing presence in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and New Zealand. International sales will be coordinated through Thailand and Japan.

www.satake-group.com      
 

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30/10/2015: Dr Les Copeland to become new editor-in-chief of Cereal Chemistry

AACC International’s Board of Directors announced that Dr Les Copeland, Professor and former Dean of Agriculture at the University of Sydney, will soon take over as editor-in-chief of Cereal Chemistry, the world’s leading scientific journal on cereal science research.

Dr Copeland was selected from six strong candidates during a six-month search by a search committee appointed by the AACCI Board.

“Both the search committee and the Board of Directors look forward to Professor Copeland’s strategic insight and leadership as our next Editor-in-Chief, a critical responsibility for the enduring success of the association’s flagship journal,” said Dr Jan Delcour, Chair of AACCI’s Board of Directors.

“He has an excellent track record in the scientific domain covered by the journal.”

Dr Copeland’s three-year tenure as editor-in-chief will officially begin on January 1, 2016. He will be the successor to current editor-in-chief Craig Morris, who saw article submissions increase by more than 25 percent, as well as nearly 100,000 article downloads during his three-year term.

Upon accepting his appointment, Dr Copeland said, “It is a great honour to have been selected as the next editor-in-chief of Cereal Chemistry. I look forward to the exciting challenges of the role and to providing leadership to the journal in this era of great changes in scientific publishing. I will be doing all I can to meet the expectations of AACC International and the broader cereal science community in promoting and enhancing the reputation of this fine journal.”

Before his current position at the University of Sydney, Dr Copeland held postdoctoral appointments at Yale University and the University of Buffalo. He was also a Fulbright Fellow at the University of California, Davis. His BSc and PhD degrees in biochemistry were received from the University of Sydney, and he is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Dr Copeland has been the primary supervisor of 34 PhD students and was the recipient of the AACC International 2014 Excellence in Teaching Award. He has published extensively on the biochemistry of nitrogen-fixing symbioses of legumes.

His research interests are on the chemistry of food grains and food plants, structure-function relationships of food starches, genotype and environmental effects on cereal grain quality, and the origins of the human diet.
         

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About Cereal Chemistry
Cereal Chemistry is an international flagship journal and leading scientific publication of AACC International, the recognised leader in grain science and technology. It publishes high-quality scientific papers reporting significant, recent research in the areas of genetics, composition, processing, and utilisation of grains, pulse crops, oilseeds, and specialty crops. Cereal Chemistry is known worldwide for communicating cutting-edge research in the area of grain science, covering advances the fields of instrumentation, analysis, methodology, and the utilisation of grains as they relate to human and animal health or nutrition.

About AACC International   
AACCI is a global, nonprofit association of nearly 2500 scientists and food industry professionals working to advance the understanding and knowledge of cereal grain science and its product development applications through research, leadership, education, superior technical service, and advocacy.

 

Visit the AACC International site HERE.
 

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30/10/2015: Bühler opens customer service centre in Thailand

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Ribbon cutting in the opening ceremony: Mark Ledson, Managing Director of Bühler (Thailand) Ltd. (Left), Ivo Sieber, Swiss Ambassador (Middle) and Urs Baumann, Management of Bühler (Thailand) Ltd (Right)
In October, Bühler opened its newest customer service and roll refurbishment centre in Thailand. Bühler’s 1800 square metre facility offers a range of local services for its customers.

“Being close to our clientele is essential to offer tailor-made customer and engineering services, along the whole lifecycle management of our plants and equipment”, says Mark Ledson, Managing Director, Bühler (Thailand) Ltd.
       
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Customer Service Centre, Thailand
The new centre is located in the Hemaraj Saraburi Industrial Land, in the province Saraburi and employs over 30 service technicians and customer service managers. Services range from roll refluting for roller mills, production of new fluted rolls and an applications area, where customer trials can take place on optical sorters. Furthermore, there are ejector repair facilities and a comprehensive stock of spare parts in order to support customers more efficiently.


On October 1st, the centre was opened in the presence of Swiss Ambassador Ivo Sieber, who congratulated Bühler on the successful opening ceremony: “Bühler has established, over the years, very strong partnerships with its customers. I am impressed by their professionalism and wish Bühler continued success with their operations here in Thailand.”
   
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Demonstration of Sortex optical sorter
More than 40 customers, representing a cross section of industries – Rice, Flour, Snacks, Feed, Die Casting, Inks and Paint production – came to the opening ceremony to see the newest services and latest technologies. This included optical sorting demonstrations, automated packing machines, ejector repair, simulation of full automation control, demonstrations of Bühler’s RollDetect service and the grinding and fluting of rolls. 


“Customers showed a lot of interest in our demonstrations, especially our RollDetect service, which now allows mills to be run at maximum efficiency and roll changes to be managed in line with plant maintenance scheduling,” says Mark Ledson. 
      
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Bühler specialist explains RollDetect service
“By providing local services and specialist knowledge, we can support our customers to further reduce maintenance costs as well as downtime while boosting efficiency. A well maintained mill, for instance, achieves up to two percent higher yield with significantly less energy consumption“, explains Mr Ledson. 


The customer service centre in Thailand further expands Bühler’s unique global service network. Now with 82 service stations, Bühler takes another step towards its goal of 100 service stations worldwide, ensuring proximity to its customers.
  
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Customers attending the opening ceremony
 
 
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October 29, 2015

29/10/2015: US Wheat Associates: 2015 Crop Quality Seminars

Each fall after harvest, US Wheat Associates (USW) presents wheat crop quality information to buyers, millers and other industry professionals around the world in its annual crop quality seminars. Sharing quality data with complete transparency is critical for end-use customers and USW’s record of reporting is decades old. US wheat is the world’s most reliable supply because it provides information that customers need to get the best value possible.

USW’s crop quality seminars provide wheat buyers with the information needed to buy the type and quality of US wheat that best meets their individual requirements. Seminar topics include milling and baking characteristics of the new US crop along with the world wheat supply and demand situation. The seminar will take about two to three hours and will be followed by an informal luncheon / reception function.

Below please find a table including the schedule of the 2015 Crop Quality Seminars indicating starting time and venue.
    

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Mr Jim Peterson, Marketing Director of the North Dakota Wheat Commission will discuss the wheat grade and quality characteristics of this year’s Hard Red Spring and Durum wheat crop.

Mr Goris van Lit, Regional Director Europe, and Mr Rutger Koekoek, Marketing Specialist of US Wheat Associates, Rotterdam will also present. Their presentations will include, amongst others, an overview of the US and world wheat supply and demand situation.

You can sign up free of charge by sending an e-mail to InfoRotterdam@uswheat.org. Please include the following details in your e-mail: (1) the seminar city of your choice, (2) company name, and (3) participant name(s). Or call the US Wheat Associates office in Rotterdam on +31 10 413 9155
 

Visit the USW site HERE.
 

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29/10/2015: Poultry Information Exchange and the Australasian Milling Conference 2016

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PIXAMC, the Poultry Information Exchange and the Australasian Milling Conference 2016 will be held at the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre from Sunday 29 May – Tuesday 31 May 2016.

Being the leading conference within the poultry and milling industry, it will attract over 1400 decision-making buyers at the one time and in the one place. This makes it an ideal opportunity to engage with your target market directly through an exhibition booth or increase your brand awareness via one of the many sponsorship options.

The theme of the conference is 'Sustainability – Key concepts for our future' and we are looking forward to exploring this theme in many different ways.

The conference boasts a strong and broad program covering a wide range of topics, which will attract an excellent cross section of delegates. It includes several international keynote speakers, concurrent sessions running each day, a large exhibition and several social and networking functions.

Fantastic sponsorship and exhibition opportunities exist at all levels. The packages have been designed to provide excellent marketing exposure for you to gain access to valuable target markets, prior, during and long after the Poultry Information Exchange and the Australasian Milling Conference 2016.

You can view the Sponsorship and Exhibition Overview HERE. There are a number of packages available to suit many budgets and targeted experiences, you can view these packages HERE.
 

Visit the PIXAMC site HERE.
 

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29/10/2015: Dust explosion: Is suppression the solution in grain hammer mills?

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by Kevin Spiess, EMEA Sales Manager for Explosion Protection, BS&B Safety Systems, UK

First published in Milling and Grain, July 2015


There have been newsworthy examples of grain mill fires around Europe in recent years: 2010 Verdelot in France saw the destruction of Moulins Bourgeois mill; in 2014 a major fire broke out in Chancelot Mill in Edinburgh. Recently in 2015 a fire consumed Allied Mills at Tilbury Docks, London.

The originating causes of grain mill fires may be varied; a spark, a carelessly discarded match, electrical fault, or grinding and milling friction. However, the fuelling and propagation of a possibly fatal explosion is almost always caused by grain dust.

Why are hammer mills an explosion risk?
Among the locations commonly identified for primary dust explosions, hammer mills sit as a leading contender for explosion initiation. Hammer mills are sources of explosion ignition because they pulverize raw materials against a surface at high impact. When surfaces contact in this way, the impact and friction causes sparks and hot spots, which are ideal ignition sources for dust accumulations or dust clouds.

According to the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) guidance on Prevention of Dust Explosions in Food Industry (Milling and Grinding): “Hammer mills are often engineered to be strong enough to contain a dust explosion, but sparks or smouldering particles may spread from the mill to other more vulnerable equipment.”

However, what are the consequences when a hammer mill fails to contain such an explosion?

The very nature of the materials being processed and handled turn a hammer mill into a potential tinder box. Explosions are caused by the trinity of ignition, fuel and oxygen. When these three elements come together in an enclosed area, with rising pressure and rapid increases in temperature, a deflagration can occur. This primary explosion can cause a pressure wave carrying with it a flame that disturbs accumulated grain dust. Nearby personnel and property are now at great risk of harm.   

Read the full article in Milling and Grain HERE.  

     
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Golfetto Sangatti company profile

http://www.golfettosangati.com/

Over the last century, the Group’s history has followed the interweaving stories of its three consituent companies. These disparate paths have led to the current Golfetto Sangati, a company that represents the culmination of a long journey that started in the Twenties.

Golfetto, originally founded in Padua, specialized in the engineering of cereal manufacturing plants. Its foundation is the starting point from which all future events took place. It was followed by Sangati’s foundation, in 1929, a company that in just a few years became a renowned name in the milling industry.


In 1952, Berga S.p.A. was set up. At first the company specialized in milling machines and silos. It then widened its business to animal feed production. During the seventies it became a recognized leader in the engineering and building of mills, animal feed plants, cereal storage and handling for harbour terminals. The company expanded even further with the opening of new branches in Europe and Northern Africa.
 

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29/10/2015: Yara acquires Pilbara ammonia and nitrate assets from Apache Corporation

Yara International has acquired 100 percent of the shares in Apache Fertilisers Pty Ltd, which holds Apache's 49 percent ownership position in Yara Pilbara Holdings Pty Ltd (YPHL), for USD 391 million.
    

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YPHL owns 100 percent of the Yara Pilbara Fertilisers Pty Ltd (YPF). YPF in turn owns the Yara Pilbara ammonia plant, which has a production capacity of approximately 850,000 tonnes per annum. In 2014 the Yara Pilbara ammonia plant delivered an EBITDA of USD 218 million. The natural gas contract for the ammonia plant contains a price step-up effective mid-2016. 
 
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YPHL also owns 20.4 percent of Yara Pilbara Nitrates Pty Ltd (YPN). YPN is constructing a technical ammonium nitrate (TAN) plant with a production capacity of 330,000 tonnes per annum, with completion scheduled for early 2016.

"We are pleased to secure full ownership of the Pilbara ammonia plant, which is the largest and most modern ammonia plant in Yara's portfolio," said Svein Tore Holsether, President and CEO of Yara.

"The Pilbara assets are already operated by Yara, and therefore require limited efforts to fully integrate. The investment will also yield synergies within governance and tax structure," said Holsether.

The transaction has been signed and closed, and required approvals by relevant authorities have been obtained. 

Visit the Yara site HERE.
 

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October 28, 2015

28/10/2015: Dust explosion: What you don’t know can hurt you

by Brad Carr, President of IES, USA 

First published in Milling and Grain, July 2015 

With combustible dust issues, ignorance is not bliss. The reverse is true: ignorance is deadly.

Mills are especially vulnerable, as recent history suggests. The aim of this article is to fill the knowledge gap at the foundational levels to managers and owners who can determine what is missing from their plan to mitigate the dangers of combustible dust. 

What don’t you know that can hurt you? 
To fulfill the purpose of this article, the full scope of specific things that should be on your ‘to do’ list for combustible dust are listed. Seven steps are outlined as below to help you see what categories of activities need to take place.
      
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Step 1: first things first 
Safety starts by acknowledging that you have combustible dust. But not every company has to test their dust to determine the combustible characteristics of their dust if it is obvious, like flour dust, for example. It doesn’t matter what the Kst, Pmax, MEC, MIE, MIT, etc. is; whatever the industry, you know you have to keep the dust from accumulating.

I have found that most people test the composition of their dust after having being fined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). But they would not have had to do it if they had prevented the dust from accumulating in the first place. So whatever the composition of the dust, it must be eliminated because all fugitive dust can accumulate into a combustible cloud. The diagram shows the factors that can precipitate an explosion. This model identifies the five elements required for such an explosion:

  1. Fuel - or the combustible dust itself
  2. Oxygen - in the air
  3. Ignition Source - heat from electrical equipment, smoking, bearings, static electricity, etc.
  4. Dispersion - accumulated dust falling from overhead areas due to an initial explosion (deflagration)
  5. Confinement - for example, the building itself.
This diagram is helpful in that it clarifies the possible cause, or combination of causes. The logic is that eliminating one or more of these elements would lower the risk of an explosion. So, let’s look at the real world and think about what you can really control or eliminate.
               
http://issuu.com/gfmt/docs/mag1507_w1/62You can’t eliminate oxygen - you and your employees have to breathe. You can’t eliminate confinement - that’s where the work happens, and without that there is no product or business. And you can only eliminate dispersion as a variable by eliminating the combustible dust itself.

So that means that the only factors you can control are the fuel - the combustible dust, and the Ignition Source - the generation of extra heat from equipment that eventually degrades or breaks down without anyone maintaining it properly.

Let’s face it: equipment breaks down, and maintenance mistakes happen. It’s the inevitable factor of human behavior, which, by its very definition, is always flawed. We don’t live in a perfect world.

This process of elimination demonstrates that the most logical factor to wrestle with - and to manage effectively - is to control the accumulation of the combustible dust. This is exactly why the regulations spend so much time dealing with housekeeping issues; you simply must find a way to eliminate the accumulated fugitive dust or you risk your employees’ safety. But what regulations matter most to grain and feed industries? 

Read the full article in Milling and Grain HERE.            
 

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Mühlenchemie company profile

http://muehlenchemie.de/english/index.html

Established way back in 1923 and a member of the Stern-Wywiol Gruppe since 1990, Mühlenchemie is one of the world’s best-known enterprises in the field of flour improvement.

Mühlenchemie’s core field of competence is developing solutions for standardising and optimising flours – from classic flour treatment to concentrates for ready-mixed flours.

Mühlenchemie puts great effort into maintaining and strengthening its leading position in the market. We are constantly widening our know-how to ensure that we are always among the leaders in technical development.
 

Visit the company site HERE.
 

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28/10/2015: International Rendering Symposium returning to 2016 IPPE

The US rendering industry collects and safely processes well over 50 billion pounds of animal by-products each year, converting these materials into fats and proteins used in animal feed, pet food and fuels. The rendering industry provides services for the safe collection of these materials and uses heat to dehydrate and separate the fat and solid materials. Rendering is a green, sustainable and vital part of the agricultural chain. 

The two-day International Rendering Symposium, sponsored by the National Renderers Association and held in conjunction with the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE), will focus on the opportunities and challenges to the industry today.  

The symposium will begin with a virtual tour of a rendering plant followed by discussions of the usefulness and importance of rendered products in animal feed, pet food and aquaculture.
     
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The implications for rendering of the Food Safety Modernisation Act, called the 'Most significant change in FDA regulation of feed since 1958,' will be discussed along with how rendering influences sustainability, quality, and safety of animal and pet food. Challenges and opportunities with the media will also be addressed, and a networking reception will be held from 5-7 pm, on Thursday evening, January 28, 2016, following the first day’s program. 

The fee for the symposium is US$200 for registered IPPE attendees. For the full agenda, click here. 

IPPE is expected to attract more than 28,000 attendees and is a collaboration of three trade shows—International Feed Expo, International Meat Expo and International Poultry Expo —representing the entire chain of protein production and processing. The event is sponsored by the American Feed Industry Association, North American Meat Institute and US Poultry & Egg Association. More information about IPPE, including registration details, lodging and education offerings, is available HERE. 

International Rendering Symposium 
Room B-312

Thursday, January 28, 2016: 12 pm – 5 pm

Friday, January 29, 2016: 9 am – 12 pm 

Read more HERE.
 

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28/10/2015: More soyatech news

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China to lift ten-year ban on construction of corn ethanol plants
After a decade-long ban, China will resume the production of corn ethanol to help use its massive corn reserves and cut pollution.


Soybean developer, Bioceres, to be first Argentine IPO in 15 months
Bioceres SA is poised to sell US$80.5M in shares and be the first IPO on the New York Stock Exchange out of Argentina in 15 months.
  
Syngenta signs 20-year, US$200 million licensing agreement
Syngenta announced it has signed a 20-year, US$200 million agreement to expand its licensing agreements with KWS and Limagrain along with their joint ventures, AgReliant and Genective.

Asian mills to turn to Ukraine as rains delay Brazilian grain shipments
As heavy rains delay grain shipments from Brazil, Asian buyers may turn to Ukraine and the US for supplies.

     
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We have heard:

  • Purdue Extension economist Chris Hurt stated that corn and soybean losses in Indiana from flooding that he once estimated at US$500 million will actually be close to US$200 million. The latest US Department of Agriculture (USDA) estimates shows statewide soybean yields at 51 bushels per acre –above the 50 bushels per acre expected in normal weather conditions and the state’s corn yields are expected to average 156 bushels per acre – approximately 20 bushels per acre lower than normal.
  • In its latest crop progress report issued on October 9, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) estimated that South Dakota will see a record soybean crop this season, harvesting 235 million bushels – up 2 percent over last year. The report also estimates that the state will harvest 797 million bushels of corn – up 1 percent over last year. South Dakota’s sorghum production is estimated at 16.4 million bushels, up 73 percent over last year.
  • Following large overseas purchases, India, the world's second-biggest wheat producer, imposed an import duty of 10 percent on wheat from August 2015 until March 31, 2016, but government sources told Reuters that the country is considering raising the import tax from 10 percent to 25 percent to reduce cheaper imports from France and Australia.
  • Brazil is expected to produce 100 million tons of soybeans for the first time in recorded history in 2015/16, according to the latest US Department of Agriculture (USDA) crop progress report. Planted area in the country is forecast to increase by 3.7 percent to a record 33.3 million hectares – 1.2 million hectares over last year’s acreage.

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28/10/2015: Soyatech news

Decrease in US corn and soybean net farm profits expected in 2016
Falling commodity prices, climbing input costs, and stubborn rental rates are foretelling an unprofitable 2016 for US corn and soybean cash-rent farmers, according to a University of Minnesota Extension educator.
     
Mitsui buys 50 percent stake in Non-GMO grain handler, Bluegrass Farms of Ohio Inc
Japan’s Mitsui has bought a 50 percent stake in non-GMO grain breeder and handler Bluegrass Farms in a deal worth US$15M.
      
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Asia wheat demand taking a hit as regional currencies weaken
Wheat demand in Asia is taking a hit and imports are expected to decline this year as local currencies are weakening against the dollar, according to Agrocorp.
       
India raises wheat import tax from 10 percent to 25 percent
The Indian government announced it has increased its import tax on wheat to 25 percent until March 2016 in an effort to protect the country’s domestic market.
 

ADM raises stake in Wilmar as demand for palm oil climbs
ADM has raised its stake in Wilmar International this week buying 22 percent of its shares being traded on Tuesday, October 20.

Global vegetable oil export growth to slow in 2016 – Oil World
The growth in vegetable oil exports is expected to decline moving into the 2015/16 season as supplies tighten.

Western Australia’s GM-free canola market at risk
Western Australia’s GM-Free Farmers Group warns that the region’s non-GM canola market is at risk after volunteer GM canola plants were found at five separate sites.
        
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Ukraine’s poultry to oilseeds group, MHP, says dryness hurting autumn-harvested crops
Ukraine’s oilseed and poultry group, MHP, announced that yields for fall-harvested crops in the country are down this year as a result of the negative impact of dry weather in July and August. 


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October 27, 2015

27/10/2015: The Italian Tour: Ipack-Ima 2015 ignites a food revolution

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by Olivia Holden, Milling and Grain

First published in Milling and Grain, July 2015

For how long can the world’s agroalimentary system be sustained? It is estimated that our global population is set to reach nine billion by 2050. Demand for food products will double by then, with an increased need for more animal proteins and processed foods. As a direct result, the food-processing sector is now gearing up to address how we are going to feed a population that is growing at a rate never experienced before by mankind.

The critical question as to how we should move forward in an increasingly resource-constrained era was the subject of this year’s IPACK-IMA International Conference, Designing a Resilient Future: Food, Technology, and Sustainable Development, held on May 20, 2015 at the Fieramilano, Milan. As one of the largest food plant and technology exhibitions in the world, IPACK-IMA has become an international instrument for the dissemination and integration of food technologies. Five years in the making, this year ’s IPACKIMA was described as the most important ever, to highlight a synergy and shared message with EXPO 2015 about ‘Feeding the Planet’.

The cultural conference about the future of the food supply chain, driven by the initiative of Professor Claudio Peri (Scientific Advisor of IPACK-IMA, Professor Emeritus, University of Milan) brought together four distinguished figures, representing prestigious institutions in their capacity as food experts and opinion makers: Michiel Bakker, Director of Google Foodservice International, Paolo Barilla, of the Barilla Centre for Food and Nutrition (BCFN), Philippe Scholtès of the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) and Greg Drescher, Vice President of the Culinary Institute of America (CIA).   

Read the full article in Milling and Grain HERE.
 

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Dinnissen company profile


Dinnissen was founded in 1948 as a machine specialist for the compound feed industry. The rapid regional growth and development of this sector continually challenged us to apply all our innovative talent and expertise. Dinnissen became a specialist in handling bulk solids and powders, and it was not long before various players from the chemical, pharmaceutical and foodstuff sectors came knocking at our door in search of our specialized know-how and expertise. 

Over time, we have been able to broaden the scope of our activities while expanding globally into increasingly high-quality applications. As a result, Dinnissen is now a leading player famous for its expertise, products and tailor-made solutions in the world of powders, particles and granules – developed, tested and produced in-house. 

Visit the Dinnissen site HERE. 
 

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27/10/2015: Soyatech news

Heartland Cooperative has officially begun shipping from its newly constructed US$27 million grain facility in Fairfield, Iowa.

OSU releases drought resistant wheat variety
Oklahoma State University has released the highest yielding, drought-resistant wheat variety in existence.

Cargill seeks expansion into Philippines poultry sector
Cargill is studying an investment to expand in the poultry sector in the Philippines within the next year as a complementary investment to its animal nutrition activities in the country, according to Cargill’s Chairman for Asia Pacific, Alan Willits.
        
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China to subsidise processors to use domestic grain
China is set to cut its corn purchases for its state stockpile by 50 percent this coming season, and will be subsidising its processors who use domestic supplies.
 
 
New strain of wheat leaf rust found in WA for first time
A new wheat rust pathogen has been detected in Western Australia for the first time after being discovered in South Australia last year.


Acreage of high oleic soybeans expanding
In their fifth growing season, US acreage of high oleic soybeans increased to 250,000 acres across nine states. 
      
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Australian canola to meet domestic demand, little else
This season’s canola production in New South Wales and Victoria will likely be able to meet domestic demand, but little will be available for export. 

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