January 29, 2016

29/01/2016: Global feed LCA Institute provides PEF with free database

http://www.fefac.eu/
Together with its sister organisations in the United States (AFIA) and Canada (ANAC) as well as the International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF), FEFAC has launched the Global Feed LCA Institute (GFLI). The GFLI aims to provide a freely accessible, transparent LCA (life cycle assessment) database of feed ingredients. 
 
This will allow for globally harmonised assessments and benchmarking of environmental footprint calculations of feed manufacturing. The GFLI has established a formal partnership with the FAO and LEAP (Livestock Environmental Assessment Performance), ensuring it is compliant as regards methodological requirements.

In addition, the technical concept of the GFLI is designed to also be compliant with the PEF, the Product Environmental Footprint project, coordinated by the European Commission. FEFAC Chairman of the PEF Pilot Project on Feed Nick Major: “As feed supply chains have international dimensions, it’s great to see synergies take place between global and regional activities. The PEF Pilot Project on feed we are working on in Europe can take advantage of the work on this global LCA database that is already being developed”.

To accurately measure the environmental impact of animal products such as meat, milk and eggs, developing an objective, harmonised LCA calculation method for the footprint of feed production is a pre-requisite.

FEFAC President Ruud Tijssens says, “Given the significant share of feed production in the environmental footprint of animal products, feed is also the key area where emission mitigation strategies can be developed. With the animal nutrition solutions we provide in combination with resource efficient feed technology, the compound feed industry looks at drive towards measuring environmental performance with great confidence.”

The Europe-based project part of the GFLI is set to be ready by summer 2016, which is well in time for the PEF Pilot Project on Feed scheduled to be completed by the end of this year.

Visit the FEFAC site HERE.

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29/01/2016: Cornell wheat genetics and pathogen specialist to speak at AAAS Annual Meeting

Jessica Rutkoski, adjunct wheat breeder and quantitative geneticist at the International Maize and Improvement Centre (CIMMYT) and assistant professor at Cornell University, will speak at a 'Pathogens Without Borders' session at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC, USA on Sunday, February 14, 2016 from 8:00am - 9:30am.

She will lead a discussion titled 'Using big data and global partnerships to accelerate rates of genetic gain in wheat building plant pathogen surveillance networks in Sub-Saharan Africa.'
       

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At Cornell, Prof Rutkoski teaches a course titled 'Selection Theory and Methods,' in which students learn how to maximise gain from selection in breeding programs. She is also an adjunct wheat breeder and quantitative geneticist at CIMMYT, where she evaluates new genomic-assisted breeding methods in the context of an effective large-scale wheat breeding program. Her research focuses on the implementation of genomic selection to accelerate genetic gain in wheat especially for the improvement of yield, abiotic stress tolerance and quantitative disease resistance to enhance durability.

The 'Pathogens Without Borders' session is part of the American Association of the Advancement of Science (AAAS) 2016 Annual Meeting.  
 
The session explores the challenges that arise from the flow of pathogens across borders, as well as potential solutions.
Prof Rutkoski’s presentation will examine how to harness DNA marker data, data on disease resistance, grain yield and aerially collected phenotypes from cooperators at various sites to develop prediction models that can identify the highest yielding and most resistant wheat lines in a range of environments. When applied in breeding, these prediction models can accelerate the rate of genetic improvement.Prof Rutkoski will also delve into the challenges to full implementation of new data-driven approaches in crop improvement, including data management, data sharing and cultural changes in relation to research and crop breeding.

The presentation will examine new methods of data collection, quantitative rust resistance, conventional breeding and genomic selection.
Prof Rutkoski will also show results from genomic selection validation studies.

The session will take place in Marshall Ballroom East, Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008.

Visit the CIMMYT website HERE.  
 

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29/01/2016: FAO food price index dropped in December

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Abundant supplies and slow economic growth drive food prices down for the fourth consecutive year

Prices of major food commodities declined for the fourth year in a row in 2015, averaging 19.1 percent below their previous-year's levels, as the dwindling global economy also triggered sharp price falls from metals to energy markets, the FAO reports.

FAO's Food Price Index averaged 164.1 points over 2015 and ended the year even lower, at 154.1 points during the month of December.

In December, the index declined a further 1.0 percent from its revised November value, as falling prices for meat, dairy and cereals more than offset gains by sugar and vegetable oils.

"Abundant supplies in the face of a timid world demand and an appreciating dollar are the main reason for the general weakness that dominated food prices in 2015," said FAO senior economist Abdolreza Abbassian.

The FAO Food Price Index is a trade-weighted index tracking international market prices for five key food commodity groups: major cereals, vegetable oils, dairy, meat and sugar.

Read the full article HERE.
 

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29/01/2016: Three IPE exhibitors recognised for long-term exhibiting tenure at 2016 IPPE

US Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) recognised three companies that have been exhibiting for 55 or more years at the International Poultry Expo (IPE), part of the 2016 International Production & Processing Expo

Paul Hill, West Liberty Foods, Ellsworth, Iowa, and newly elected USPOULTRY chairman, presented plaques to each company in acknowledgement of their long-term exhibiting tenure.

Baader Linco and Cobb-Vantress were recognised for 60 years of exhibiting at IPE. Hubbard LLC was recognised for 55 years of exhibiting at IPE.

“Your support of the International Poultry Expo has allowed the poultry industry to grow and advance, as we continue to invest show revenues back into the industry. We sincerely appreciate and thank you for your continued support,” commented Mr Hill. 

 
Baader Linco Receives Plaque for 60 Years of Exhibiting at IPE
Mrs Petra Baader (centre), owner and Honorary Consul, and Andy Miller (right), CEO, Baader Linco, accept the long-time exhibitor plaque from Paul Hill, West Liberty Foods, Ellsworth, Iowa, and newly elected chairman of USPOULTRY
Cobb-Vantress Receives Plaque for 60 Years of Exhibiting at IPE
Roger Vessell (right), director of global world marketing for Cobb-Vantress, accepts the long-time exhibitor plaque from Paul Hill, West Liberty Foods, Ellsworth, Iowa, and newly elected chairman of USPOULTRY
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Hubbard LLC Receives Plaque for 55 Years of Exhibiting at IPE
Jay Daniels (right), director of operations for Hubbard LLC, accepts the long-time exhibitor plaque from Paul Hill, West Liberty Foods, Ellsworth, Iowa, and newly elected chairman of USPOULTRY

Visit the USPOULTRY site HERE and the IPPE site HERE
 
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January 28, 2016

28/01/2016: The End of Plenty - A Review by Roger Gilbert, Publisher, Milling and Grain magazine

http://issuu.com/gfmt/docs/mag1511_w1/26
First published in Milling and Grain, November 2015  

In 1989 I was researching reasons why our compound feed industry needed a strong global voice. I was secretary general of the International Feed Industry Federation and I had heard whispers that the world’s food demand might treble in the 21st Century to keep pace with population growth, but little additional information was available.

I spent time checking through the US Bureau of Statistics website and came across population projections that showed global population would peak at 9.5 billion by 2050 before plateauing to end the century at slightly more than 10 billion.

It was obvious to me then that this was a vital piece of information, that a 50 percent increase in our population would occur in little more than 50 years. It may still become a ticking time bomb in terms of global food security for the industry responsible for producing much of the protein consumers want.

That moment of clarity, and I have done much in the intervening period to promote what has now become a well-known cliché of ‘ feeding 9.5 billion people by 2050’ was largely on my mind when I received a review copy of ‘The End of Plenty’ from US publishers W.W. Norton and Company.

Read the full review in Milling and Grain HERE.  
 

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Zhengchang company profile

Zhengchang, established in 1918, has made constant innovations in feed machinery industry and accumulated a wealth of experience in tackling the various challenges facing feed companies and, more importantly, is able to offer a range of comprehensive solutions. ZCME has now evolved into China’s largest manufacture of feed machinery and has 16 branches in China with over 1300 staff and more than thirty offices all over the world.

Zhengchang to date has successfully constructed more than 2000 turnkey projects world around the world, covering fields of poultry and livestock feed, aquatic feed, pet feed, premix feed, sawdust pellet, fertilizer, silo storage, pasture, electrical control and garbage treatment, etc. ZCME projects are designed to deliver to the client higher feed quality, higher overall capacity and more profits.
      
http://www.zhengchang.com/eng/

Zhengchang have conquered challenges one after another for the customers and accumulated rich experience over the past 90 years. We are now making great endeavors to apply our latest achievements to feed, pasture, environment protection, fertilizer, sawdust shaping industries.

Zhengchang is more than a professional partner who can provide advanced machinery, technology and management ideas. It is also a true problem solver who knows you well during your development. Zhengchang is with you every step of the way.

Compared with its traditional pellet mill, the SZLH528 optimizes its paddle structure and distribution, which can make materials fully mixed while providing a sufficiently long conditioning time, with better cooking and mixing effects. It adopts a gear-type drive system and achieves a production output 15 percent more efficient than belt conveyors.


http://www.zhengchang.com/eng/

The innovative design of the gear box and driving system make the transmission more stable and reliable. The chute structure and automatic discharging system have also been improved. An outer oil lubrication mechanism, anti-blockage die holes and pneumatic outer discharge of material ensure the equipment works safely and tightly with high levels of hygiene and free of leaks. The main shaft temperature alarm system improves the stability of the main drive. The gears use top quality steel, giving a life of more than 30,000 hours.
 
SPHS218F is a machine for producing a variety of high-grade extruded aquaculture feeds, petfoods and sinking fish feed. It is widely used in the following areas: extruding of bullfrog feed, weever feed, shrimp feed and crab feed. It uses a high-precision inverter, feeds more evenly than regular feeders, has high capacity, better stability and easy access.

It has a user-friendly design for steam and water injection and can monitor flow on-line and add liquid proportionally. The special design of mixing shaft and blade effectively improves maturity level and mixing evenness. It can add up to 30 percent water and steam which can be evenly mixed. It also boasts extremely hard, wear-resistant alloy screws and bushing which greatly improve the service life of quick-wear parts. Constant clearance between cutters ensures the appearance of the machine.

"As a professional supplier of pellet mills and a machine manufacturer, we try to supply our customers with the most up-to-date machines and most effective and careful after-sale services," a company representative says.


Visit the website HERE.
 

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28/01/2016: US Wheat Associates realigns regional management as long-time EU Director retires

US Wheat Associates (USW) announces the retirement of Goris van Lit, Regional Director for Europe, the Former Soviet Union and Israel, and promotes Ian Flagg, Regional Director, who will add Mr van Lit’s responsibilities and continue to direct activities in the Middle East and North Africa region effective February 1, 2016. 
 
Based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Mr van Lit has worked for USW for 30 years. Mr Flagg, who joined USW in 2005, is also based in Rotterdam and will now have responsibility for that office as well as offices in Moscow, Cairo and Casablanca. USW is the export market development organisation for the US wheat industry.
    
http://www.uswheat.org/
Goris van Lit
“As a part of our efforts to better align our resources, activities and staff with the realities of current market opportunities in the Middle East and North Africa, USW recently shifted responsibilities for some East African countries to our Sub-Saharan African regional office in Cape Town, South Africa, and transferred Ian to Rotterdam,” said USW Vice President of Overseas Operations Vince Peterson.

“With Goris’ retirement, USW is taking the next step in this strategic realignment to more closely coordinate and concentrate our activities on high-quality market segments across the broader region."

“We cannot thank Goris enough for his many years of dedicated service representing US wheat farmers,” Mr Peterson said.

“I served with Goris in the region and saw firsthand the value of his market knowledge, stable management skills and unwavering advocacy for US wheat. We will all miss working with him very much, but we wish Goris and his wife Lilian a long and enjoyable retirement.

“Looking forward, Ian has proven his ability to analyse changing market conditions and identify the best opportunities for US wheat exports first in Cairo, then Casablanca,” Mr Peterson noted.

“I am very confident that he will be equally effective with his expanded responsibilities.”
      
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Ian Flagg
Goris van Lit was born and raised near Rotterdam and became fascinated early in life by the international commerce at its growing port and the seagoing vessels being built virtually next door. Studying analytical chemistry, his career started in laboratory analysis and product development for home goods before he joined Meneba Flour Mills. He also worked in cereal food research with the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research before joining USW as a marketing specialist in 1986. Outside of work, Mr van Lit has nurtured a life-long passion for cars and rally racing.

Minnesota native Ian Flagg served USW as Assistant Director, West Coast Office, Portland, Oregon, and as Market Analyst in the Headquarters office in Arlington, Virginia, before accepting a position in 2009 as Assistant Director for the Middle East, East and North Africa region in Cairo. He was promoted to Regional Director in 2014 and moved to Casablanca. Mr Flagg has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Minnesota State University, Moorhead, and a master’s degree in Agribusiness and Applied Economics from North Dakota State University.

Visit the USW site HERE.
 

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28/01/2016: DLG International establishes subsidiary in Russia

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Establishing the new Russian office (left to right) Tobias Schmid (Founding agency swilar GmbH), Stefan Kresse (IFWexpo Heidelberg GmbH), Dr Olga Hunger (Head of CIS Relations, DLG) and Bernd Koch (Managing Director, DLG International)
DLG International, organiser of international trade exhibitions in the agricultural and food sector, today announced it has established an independent subsidiary in Moscow, Russia, incorporated as DLG RUS OOO.

DLG International, together with its subsidiary IFWexpo Heidelberg, one of the leading trade fair organisers worldwide in the field of agribusiness, has already proved a specialist in organising exhibitions in the CIS region. By opening the new office, the companies will further strengthen their activities in Russia through this independent subsidiary.

"In order to support the further development of our existing and established exhibitions, such as AgroFarm, and the future expansion of activities in Russia, it is necessary to be physically present in Russia through a subsidiary on the spot," said DLG International Managing Director Bernd Koch.

Dr Olga Hunger, Head of CIS cooperation at the DLG - German Agricultural Society, added: "With the local presence in Moscow, we are now even closer to the action and are able to support both our members and exhibiting companies better in developing their business in Russia."

The opening of the new office in Russia means that DLG International now has eight international subsidiaries: DLG RUS OOO in Russia; DLG Italia; DLG BENELUX in the Netherlands; DLG AgroFood in Poland; DLG Inter Marketing in Romania; DLG Fuarcilik in Turkey; and DLG AgroTechService in China, as well as IFWexpo in Heidelberg, Germany.

IFWexpo has more than 20 years’ experience with activities in Russia. These include the International Field Days in Kazan and the AgroExpoSiberia exhibition. Moreover, IFWexpo organises pavilions at several other fairs in Russia. With this new office in Russia, IFWexpo aims to expand cooperation with its Russian customers and partners.

Visit the DLG site HERE.
 

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28/01/2016: New Speciality Breads silo from Barton

http://www.bartonfabs.co.uk/
Barton silo being installed at
Speciality Breads’ new Margate site
Barton Fabrications has installed a 40 tonne flour silo at Speciality Breads’ new UK£3 million bakery in Margate, UK.
 
The 12 metre high, 3.5 metre diameter ATEX compliant silo has been installed on the 3 000 square metre site, situated close to the bakery’s existing production facility.

Speciality Breads, which is a Red Tractor-certified company, will use the new facility to produce around 20 handmade lines, while providing essential additional cold storage, work space and ovens for the team’s artisan bakers.

Commenting on why Barton Fabrications was chosen for the installation, Peter Millen, Managing Director at Speciality Breads said:

“Barton Fabrications have a fantastic reputation not just in the UK but around the world for their expertise and service so it wasn’t too difficult a decision.  Their professionalism was top notch and there was no problem or issue which they couldn’t counter or have a strategy to solve.

“In any build, whether it’s for a new site or a site being redeveloped, there are always issues, delays and problems on a day to day basis.  For this reason, it is essential that you have a team who can be pro-active, re-active, adaptable and flexible.   The Barton team ticked all these boxes.”

The new bakery was opened in 2015 by MP Sir Roger Gale who cut a giant ciabatta at the inaugural event.

Visit the Barton Fabrications site HERE.
 

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January 27, 2016

27/01/2016: Milling journals of the past at The Mills Archive: Rice milling around the World: The early uses of waterpower

http://issuu.com/gfmt/docs/mag1511_w1/12

by Mildred Cookson, The Mills Archive, UK

First published in Milling and Grain, November 2015

   
In the previous issue of Milling and Grain, I mentioned that the Mills Archive library holds a number of books, catalogues and images on rice production from all corners of the world. This article moves on from the early primitive methods that I illustrated last time, to examine the introduction of waterpower in rice milling. Next month I will look at what our holdings show of the early stages of industrialisation of rice milling.

Rice is the seed of the grass species Oryza sativa (Asian rice) or Oryza glaberrima (African rice). As a cereal grain, it is the most widely consumed staple food for a large part of the world’s human population, especially in Asia. It is the agricultural commodity with the third-highest worldwide production, after sugarcane and maize.

A good friend in Japan gave me samples which show rice in its various states from fresh grains of rice with their husk on to the finished, polished rice. I have tried, with the help of our Archivist, to translate the writing on the packets. They are shown here to make the point that, as an educational institution, the Mills Archive tries to set its holdings into context. If anyone can help with a more detailed account, we would be happy to add it to our website (https:// millsarchive.org/explore/features-and-articles).

There are dozens of articles on rice milling in early editions of The Miller (for example Volume 8, 1882, pages: 70, 352, 431, 526, 604 and 927). Most emphasise the large gulf between primitive Asian technology and modern European milling methods, without acknowledging the rapid development of the uses of waterpower well before their adoption in the West. Needham (Science and Civilisation in China, 1965) points out that some modern western historians of technology erroneously inform us that “the water-wheel certainly travelled east”. This would have been a surprise to the Chinese at least by 20 CE when Huan Tan wrote “Afterwards the power of animals - donkeys, mules, oxen and horses - was applied by means of machinery, and water-power too used for pounding, so that the benefit was increased a hundred-fold."

Read the full article in Milling and Grain HERE.
 

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Novus company profile

http://www.novusint.com/

Novus' scientific roots and history originate in the 1950s when St Louis, Missouri-based Monsanto Company began conducting livestock and poultry feed metabolism studies. In 1959, one of its products received FDA approval as an animal feed additive, which helped launch the Monsanto division that would become Novus. In an effort to focus on its core businesses - seed, herbicide and biotechnology - Monsanto sold its Feed Ingredients division to Mitsui & Co Ltd and Nippon Soda Co, Ltd. in 1991, setting Novus on its path of Health through Nutrition based on science.

With two products for the poultry industry and the vision of helping to feed the world affordable, wholesome food, Novus International was born. At the time, this vision statement was considered a bold goal and some questioned how Novus could realistically make a contribution. Although Novus was a small, business-to-business company, we understood that our core knowledge of health and nutrition related to poultry could be beneficial to other species.

Since 1991, Novus has brought numerous products to the market, including more than 100 over the past decade, and developed product families including Methionine solutions, Trace Mineral solutions, Enzyme solutions, Eubiotics solutions and Feed Quality solutions. Novus’s comprehensive portfolio provides a holistic approach to solutions, service and sustainability for poultry, swine, aquaculture and cattle.

Visit the website HERE.
 

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27/01/2016: Modest growth in EU compound feed production in 2015 vs 2014 (+0.2 percent)

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Downward trend expected in 2016 in depressed EU livestock market

Compound feed production estimates for 2015

The compound feed production in the EU-28* in 2015 reached an estimated level of 156.1 mio. t, i.e. 0.2 percent more than in 2014, according to data provided by FEFAC members.

Feed costs remained low and even decreased compared to 2014, due to a good 2015 cereals harvest in the EU, both in terms of quantity and sanitary status, and a largely sufficient supply of oilseed meals globally, especially soybean meal. This compensated the still decreasing pigmeat quotations to a certain extent, at a time when pigmeat production continued to increase by close to 1 percent** in 2015. 

At the end of the day, in spite of the economic incentive to pig farmers to use their own cereals, industrial pig feed production remained stable in 2015.
  
As regards cattle feed, the picture is as usual very contrasted across Europe, depending on weather conditions for forages production. The effect of the quota regime, with a +1 percent** milk delivery expected in 2015/16 vs 2014/15, was hardly visible for the compound feed industry EU-wide, with an overall 1 percent decrease in industrial cattle feed.

Finally, poultry feed production continued to increase by almost 2 percent in 2015, boosted by an increasing per capita consumption of meat (+2 percent**), which benefited primarily to poultry meat (+2.5 percent). As a consequence, poultry feed consolidated its position of leading segment of EU compound feed production, now well ahead of pig feed.
     


Like in 2014, Poland has been among the largest producing countries the best performing, with annual growth of +4 percent, boosted by the demand for poultry feed which has turned Poland into the largest poultry producing country in the EU. In parallel, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, UK and The Netherlands saw their total compound feed production change between -0.5 and + 1 percent. Germany strengthened its position as leading EU country in terms of total compound feed production, before Spain and France.

The final estimate and detailed breakdown of the 2015 figures will be issued in June 2016.

Market Outlook for 2016
FEFAC market experts are relatively pessimistic concerning industrial compound feed production in 2016. Although they foresee the upward trend on poultry feed demand to persist, although at a lower pace than in 2015 (+1 percent), a significant reduction in pig feed demand (-2/-3 percent) can be expected, in line with expert forecasts on pigmeat production in the EU.

So far, the weather conditions have been very favourable to forages in Northern Europe with relatively warm temperatures, which should weigh on the demand on cattle feed (-1 percent expected again in 2016). Overall, this would lead to a 0.5 percent decrease in compound feed production in 2016 vs 2015.
      
A number of parameters may affect this picture, of course. For example, the impact of El Niño in the Southern hemisphere, that may impact on the evolution of the global dairy market, the risk of rain deficit in South Europe, the disease outbreak threats (Avian influenza, Bluetongue, African Swine fever). The ongoing negotiations with Russia on sanitary aspects, if concluded positively, could reactivate exports of certain pig products to Russia and alleviate the pressure on the pigmeat market.

Feed quotations have been on the downward trend since 2013 and the good global 2015 grain and oilseed harvest is expected to maintain this trend in the beginning of 2016. However, prudence is required, with uncertain impact of the drought in Northeastern Brazil on 2016 soya harvest.

(*Greece, Malta and Luxembourg excluded)
(**Source: DG AGRI)

 
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27/01/2016: RDS to present Weighlog α10 on-board weighing system at Farmers Weekly Farm Handling Experience 2016

The Farmers Weekly Farm Handling Experience 2016 (on 20-21 April 2016, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire) will see RDS Technology exhibiting the Weighlog α10, which has been specifically designed for loaders and telehandlers.
 

The Weighlog α10 incorporates a 4.3” colour, hi brightness resistive touchscreen display and additional physical keys providing a user-friendly on-board weighing system that can be used for trailer & hopper loading, batch blending or check weighing.

Suitable for use with up to 10 different attachments - eg buckets or forks - the system can be retrofitted onto compact wheeled loaders, telescopic handlers, forklifts, skidsteer type loaders and tractor loaders.

In addition to this, RDS Technology will be showing the Loadmaster α100, an on-board weighing system specifically designed for wheeled loaders operating in the toughest environments.

Visit the RDS site HERE.
 

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27/01/2016: Oilseed and Grain News

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US farmers cut wheat sowing to lowest since 2010
US farmers are sowing significantly less winter wheat than analysts expected, with acreage falling by 7 percent year on year.

Richardson Flour Mill acquired, to be renamed Panhandle Milling
John Mason and John Cure have completed the acquisition of the Richardson Four Mill located in Dawn, Texas, with plans of converting it to a family-run business to be called Panhandle Milling.

BroadGrain building $25M inland port grain terminal
BroadGrain Commodities is investing $25M to construct a grain and bean handling and processing terminal at the inland port of CentrePort Rail Park in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

AgSpring announces management-led recapitalisation
AgSpring announced it has completed a management-led recapitalization of an undisclosed scale.
      
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Lubbock, Texas (Image: Sean J.)
Monsanto investing US$140M to build cottonseed processing hub in Texas
Monsanto is investing US$140 million to build a state-of-the-art cottonseed processing hub in Lubbock, Texas. 

Cargill launches animal feed tech centre in Turkey
Cargill has strengthened its services to customers in the Middle East, Turkey, and Africa with the opening of a new animal feed technology centre in Izmir, Turkey.



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January 26, 2016

26/01/2016: What is phytase superdosing? AB Vista’s Dr Mike Bedford explains the science

In a recently released technical video, Mike Bedford, Research Director at AB Vista, highlights new research that more precisely identifies how phytases work in the animal. This helps explain where the performance benefits of phytase superdosing are really coming from and why important differences can be seen between commercial phytases.

Many end-users have now adopted the practice of superdosing, using higher phytase doses in feed to reduce the anti-nutritional effects of phytate (IP6) in pigs and poultry. This has proven to give additional animal performance benefits beyond standard phytases doses.
        

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Recent publications have shown that it is not just phytate that has antinutritive effects; the breakdown products of phytate - IP5, IP4 and IP3 – can also have an anti-nutritive effect in the animal. These lower phytate esters have been shown to correlate with poor digestion of protein, energy and minerals, indicating that they have an anti-nutritive effect in the animal. The key point is that, with standard phytase dosing, we may be degrading one anti-nutrient and simply replacing with another.

Despite this, confusion still exists in the market as to what superdosing is and how this should be defined. Ongoing research and customer experience has helped AB Vista go a step further in defining superdosing as ‘feeding enough of an effective phytase to prevent the build-up of lower phytate esters such as IP3 and IP4 in the gut of the animal’.

“When we think about phytases, we should think about them as enzymes to effectively breakdown IP5, IP4, and IP3 as well as IP6. We want phytases not only to release the P we need, but to eliminate all inhibitors of digestion, and enable the animal to grow more efficiently. Superdosing phytase does exactly that.”

This also sheds light on why we see differences between commercial phytases, which differ significantly in their ability to break down phytate and the lower esters IP5, IP4, IP3, even when fed at high levels. For animal producers to see a greater return from their phytase programme, they need to select an effective phytase, such as Quantum Blue which, when applied at superdosed levels, can break down IP6 and continue to destroy the antinutritive lower phytate esters, even at low concentrations of phytate, Dr Bedford says.

“Choosing a phytase simply by determining how much phosphorus it releases does not give the full picture. Scientific data now allows us to better understand exactly what effect phytases have in the gut, and thus maximise the performance benefits that can be made through effective superdosing.”

The new video featuring Dr Mike Bedford (‘Superdosing – where are the benefits coming from? Part one: complete phytate destruction’) can be viewed on the AB Vista website. It is the first in a new technical video series from AB Vista, titled “Extraordinary Science Brought to Life”.  


Visit the AB Vista site HERE.


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26/01/2016: Tom Blacker elected to the committee of the London and South East Milling Society

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First published in Milling and Grain, November 2015

Milling and Grain magazine is pleased to announce that Tom Blacker, Marketing Manager and Directories Co-ordinator, Perendale Publishers, was elected to the committee of the London and South East Milling Society (LSEMS) at the Annual General Meeting that took place on October 13, 2015.

Tom joined Perendale Publishers, (Publishers of Milling and Grain Magazine, International Aquafeed Magazine and The International Milling Directory) in 2012.

Since joining, Tom has overseen the The International Milling Directory (IMD) and is a key point of contact for many of the clients listed worldwide. He has been integral to changes made to the printed format of the directory and its subsequent growth.

LSEMS is one of the country’s largest networking groups for millers and the milling industry.

Commenting upon his recent appointment, he says: “I am delighted to have been recognised by members of the society. I am very excited about what I will be able to contribute and what I will gain from being part of the committee.”

Tom recently visited Jordans Mill with LSEMS, where he learnt about the historic mill and British milling heritage. He is a regular contributor to both magazines, and writes a monthly column, ‘The International Milling Directory’ in this magazine. We would like to offer Tom our sincere congratulations and wish him the very best in his future appointment with the society.

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Yemtar company profile


YEMTAR was established in Bandırma in 1980. Since its inception, YEMTAR has planned, produced and installed lots of modern feed mills.

As a matter of principle, YEMTAR employs experienced and informed permanent staff, closely following international technological developments and transferring the benefits to customers. 

YEMTAR initially targeted Turkey's domestic market; after that it rapidly expanded its target market to Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the Balkans. YEMTAR's feed mills, galvanised silos, grinding systems, pelleting units, coolers, feeders and lots of modern equipment projects offer value-added services and production on location.

Read more HERE.
 

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26/01/2016: Caspian and Black Sea Agrarian Congress, Baku, Azerbaijan on April 12-13, 2016

China's plans to realise one of the most ambitious and expensive infrastructure projects - dubbed 'The Silk Road Economic Belt' and 'The 21st-century Maritime Silk Road' - providing investment inflows to seaports as well as overland transport communication, will contribute to further strengthening of economic relations between the countries of Europe and Asia. At the same time, China holds firm to a strategy focusing on creation of a network of alternative routes.
       

http://www.apk-inform.com/en/conferences/congr_caspian/about

The reported logistics structure will draw in all countries geographically located in the territory between China and Europe, including the countries of the Black Sea and Caspian Sea regions. In turn, the project will contribute not only to further cutting time of goods delivery, but also to the economic development of the countries in the region, which to be integrated into the reporting transport system. Firstly, such steps will allow increased investment in the infrastructure of the region, and an increase in the trade turnover between them. This particularly concerns agricultural products, because the largest participants in the grain and oilseed markets are located in the Caspian and Black Sea regions: countries such as Ukraine, Russia, Iran, Turkey and Kazakhstan. Further, countries like Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan and Georgia have to partially cover domestic demand for agricultural commodities through imports, due to their specific natural and climatic characteristics.

The all-Ukrainian public organisation Ukrainian Grain Association and the information-analytical agency APK-Inform are the organisers of the Caspian and Black Sea Agrarian Congress, which will take place in Baku, Azerbaijan on April 12-13, 2016.  
The organisers aim to turn the Congress into one of the most significant agricultural forums, linking the interests of Ukraine, the EU and many neighbouring countries along the so-called 'New Silk Road,' which affects trade routes of China, India, Iran, Turkey, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Russia, Turkmenistan, etc. The Congress is an excellent platform for discussion at the highest expert level on the production and trade of grains, oilseeds and their by-products, fruit and vegetables in the region, and other important issues related to infrastructural projects for agricultural products.

Major topics of the Congress:

  • Global and regional production and trading with grains and oilseeds commodities
  • Global market for fruit and vegetables. Position of Azerbaijan on the global market for fruit and vegetables
  • Development of infrastructural projects in the region (ports, grain and container terminals, rail transport, etc.)
  • Tariff and non-tariff barriers in trading with agricultural products in countries of the region
  • Access to financial and technological resources
  • Development of the market of agricultural machinery and agricultural chemistry
  • Business dialogue between the Congress participants
Also at the Congress, there will be an exhibition of investment projects, services and technical equipment for the agricultural sector. 
Download the brochure HERE
Register HERE.
Visit the Conference site HERE
 

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26/01/2016: Egypt and Russia to form alliance for silos and grain storage

http://www.dailynewsegypt.com/2016/01/25/egypt-and-russia-to-form-alliance-for-silos-and-grain-storage/
Willing to invest? Then toot and come in! More and more foreign companies are moving into the Land of the Pharaohs (Image: David Evers)
Egyptian Minister of Supply and Internal Supply Khaled Hanafy met with head of the Russian trade union to discuss the possibility of forming an alliance to build silos and grain storage units in the Damietta logistics centre, the Daily News Egypt reports.

In October 2014, Mr Hanafy announced three logistics centres that will be constructed in Damietta, East Port Said, and Safaga, with investments of EG£13bn. The project, which seeks to handle and store grain and food commodities, is expected to be completed in two years.

Read the full article HERE.
 

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26/01/2016: Ukraine's new 'Silk Road': container rail link to China bypasses Russia

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Image: Roy Luck
On Friday, January 15, Ukraine launched a pilot container train to China bypassing Russia, which will significantly increase the volume of cargos to Asia.

The trial train departed from the port of Illichivsk, running across Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan to China. The route includes ferry crossings of the Black Sea (Illichivsk - Batumi) and the Caspian Sea (Alat - Aktau). The container train consists of 20 wagons and will deliver cargo from Ilichivsk to Dostyk (China) within 11-12 days.

The new route is an alternative allowing the redirection of cargo travelling in an eastern direction, bypassing the territory of the Russian Federation, which has completely stopped transit of any goods originating from Ukraine through its territory, regardless of the country of final destination.

The day before, on January 14, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Georgia and Ukraine signed a protocol on the establishment of feed-in tariffs for cargos via the Trans-Caspian international transport route. The document provides for comprehensive measures to facilitate the movement of trains on the route and increase cargo turnover.

The volume of goods transported between Ukraine and the People's Republic of China in 2015 made up 25.48 million tons, which is 2.25 million tons, or 11 percent, more than in 2014. This is a record figure for the last 10 years. Today, China ranks first as destination for export traffic from Ukraine. Having held first place for the last 5 years, Russia has now dropped to second, with 15.9 million tons.

Visit the Ukraine Government News Portal HERE.
 

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January 25, 2016

25/01/2016: The 11th edition of Indonesia's no1 livestock, feed, dairy & fisheries industry event

http://www.indolivestock.com/
Jakarta, Indonesia will once again host the 11th edition of Indonesia's no1 livestock, feed, dairy, and fisheries industry show in Indonesia.

Indo Livestock 2016 Expo & Forum will incorporate Indo Feed 2016, Indo Dairy 2016 and Indo Fisheries 2016.


It will be held on 27 - 29 July 2016 at the Jakarta Convention Centre.

Hosted by the Directorate General of Livestock and Animal Health, Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Indonesia, Indo Livestock Expo & Forum is today a 'must attend' event for decision makers and buyers across Asia. More than 15,000 trade visitors and delegates are expected to attend the Expo, Seminar and Technical Presentation in 2016.

More importantly, Over 500 exhibitors from 33 countries are expected to once again participate in Indo Livestock Expo & Forum. Indo Livestock 2016 is proven to be the preferred venue for buyers to source for new technology and equipment and where industry professionals get update on the latest technological advances and industry trends.

Visit the Indo Livestock site HERE.
 

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