June 30, 2016

VIGAN company profile

http://www.vigan.com/en/vigan.php

VIGAN manufactures bulk materials handling systems, mainly:
  • Mobile pneumatic conveyors or vacuvators or grain pumps.
  • Pneumatic continuous barge unloaders and mechanical barge loaders.
  • Mechanical and pneumatic continuous ship unloaders for vessels up to post-Panamax.
  • Mechanical loaders for any size of ships.
VIGAN capabilities include also complete turnkey projects for port terminal including ship unloading & loading, storage facilities and bagging operations.

 

Visit the website HERE.
 

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30/06/2016: From our latest magazine: A maths formula offers global impact for millers by improving flour yield from wheat

https://issuu.com/gfmt/docs/mag1607_w1/20
The latest edition of Milling and Grain is online now.

This month, you can read about ground-breaking research by a scientist at a UK university which could very well be a game changer for the way wheat is milled:
   
Research by a University of Huddersfield scientist could aid the development of new strains of wheat that yield high quantities of extra-nutritious flour.
 
Professor Grant Campbell is a leading expert in cereal process engineering and is based in the University's School of Applied Sciences at the University of Huddersfield in the UK.
  
The milling of wheat and the complexities of its kernel are central to his work.
Now his latest co-authored article analyses the different breakage characteristics of hard and soft wheats.
  
It has been discovered that in certain strains, an intermediate layer may crumble more readily, so that it becomes easier to separate the hard outer shell of bran from the endosperm - the flour - which can also remain united with an inner layer named 'aleurone'.

     
Read the full article in the latest edition of Milling and Grain HERE.
 

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30/06/2016: Full support to IDMA Fair from 21 associations and unions

http://www.idma.com.tr/en/
IDMA, the only international technology exhibition in the grain and pulses processing industry, will be held at the Istanbul Expo Centre in Yeşilköy on 4-7 May 2017.
        
Growing stronger with its visitors in 2017, IDMA has received full support of 21 associations and unions representing grain and pulses processing industry in 16 countries.
        
Getting ready to gather the grain and pulses processing industry with the vision of specialised areas in 2017, IDMA is also assertive about its visitors. Parantez Fair Organisation continues to contact with the leading associations, unions and other non-governmental organisations as part of its promotional activities around the world for the 7th IDMA Exhibition, which will be held between 04 and 07 May 2017. In regard to the interviews, 21 associations and unions in 16 countries provided written approval to support IDMA 2017.
        
Moroccan association at IDMA with FNM booth
National Milling Federation of Morocco (FNM) which is one of the associations supporting IDMA Exhibition is taking part with their own booth at IDMA 2017 for the first time.
       
Abdullatif Izem, President of FNM, comments on their preparations for IDMA Exhibition as follows: “We had visited IDMA Exhibition through our members or we participated indirectly in previous years. However, as National Milling Federation of Morocco, we are planning to exhibit in 7th IDMA Exhibition which will be held in 2017. IDMA gives us the opportunity to follow the latest technology equipment and services in milling industry.
   
"So far as a Federation, we have made collaborative works with our members in grain and milling industry to promote IDMA Exhibition. Also, we have provided online support via our website. We believe that we will be able to meet the leading companies and visitors in the industry as in the previous exhibition."
      
http://www.idma.com.tr/en/
Istanbul (Image: Pedro Szekely)
PFNM, regular follower of IDMA: “The biggest fair”
Pakistan Flour Mills Association (PFNM) has been a regular follower of IDMA Exhibition for years.
    
Stating they will visit IDMA Exhibition once again in 2017, Asim Raza Ahmad, President of PFNM says, “IDMA is the biggest fair organisation in the world, where flour, rice and feed mills as well as pasta and biscuit machinery and technologies are exhibited; which brings all the companies in this industry together.
    
“As PFMA, we think that IDMA has made significant contributions to milling industry since 2005 and for this reason we have visited all IDMA Exhibitions. We will be at IDMA again in 2017.”
          
Portuguese association IACA getting ready for IDMA
Portugal Compound Feed Association (IACA) is also one of the associations working to promote IDMA. Jaime Piçarra, General Secretary of IACA, states that they have never visited IDMA so far but they are working for 2017 exhibition.
      
“We will support IDMA with our members both for promoting our organisation and for increasing recognition of IDMA in Portugal”, Mr Piçarra says.
   
"We continue to promote and support IDMA via our organisation’s magazine 'Alimentação Animal'."
         
Senegal association at IDMA with its booth
One of the associations planning to take part with their booth at IDMA 2017 Exhibition is National Federation of Bakers of Senegal (FNBS).
  
Mamadou Gaye, President of FNBS, stated they visited IDMA Exhibition for the first time in 2015 to follow the latest technologies closely and they were very pleased.
   
“I would like to state that I was welcomed by Parantez Group as well as this”, Mr Gaye adds.
   
“Our biggest expectation about IDMA is to provide the latest technologies at the exhibition and to contribute to the development of our country’s businessmen working in this industry and our members throughout Senegal market.”
      
Palestine committee at IDMA for the first time
Palestine Food Industry Union is another non-governmental organisation supporting IDMA 2017.
   
Nasr Atyani, General Manager of the Union states that they haven’t visited IDMA before; however they made a serious decision about visiting IDMA after they contacted Parantez Fair representatives.
   
“We have decided to bring industry professionals with us”, Mr Atyani continues.
   
“We want industry professionals to benefit from this exhibition, to see the latest technologies especially the machines for grain and milling industry. All in all, Turkey is a developed country in production of these technologies.”
       
Learn more about IDMA HERE.



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30/06/2016: Official opening of a new facility dedicated to Actisaf® production in Voronezh

http://www.lesaffre.com/
Voronezh (Image: Nikolay Petrov)
Lesaffre is continuing to diversify in the field of animal nutrition, health and well-being and is investing in a new facility dedicated to the production of Actisaf live yeast at Voronezh Drojjie production plant in Russia.
     
On Thursday 23 June 2016 in Voronezh, Mr Viktor Logvinov, the Vice-Governor of Voronezh oblast, Frédéric Modoloni, Minister Counselor of the French Embassy in Moscow, Antoine Baule, CEO of Lesaffre and Frédérique Clusel, Phileo General Manager officially opened the second Actisaf production plant in the world.
   
Lesaffre Voronezh Drojjie - the most important yeast manufacturing plant in Russia
Constructed in 1952, the Voronezh Drojjie plant was acquired by Lesaffre during the summer of 2011. Voronezh Drojjie has been able to adapt and increase its global production capacity in line with the Russian market‘s increasing demand. More than 1 billion rubles have been invested in the modernisation and development of the plant.
  
This new facility, which commenced production at the start of this year and was officially opened today, is mainly dedicated to the production of live yeast for animal nutrition and health.
      
This new development extends the range of yeast that is already produced at the site. The extension allows Voronezh Drojjie to achieve annual production exceeding 20,000 tons of dry yeast, becoming the largest yeast manufacturer in Russia and one of the most important in Central and Western Europe.
   
A new manufacturing site dedicated to Actisaf® production
To better support its customers and to facilitate the development of high-quality animal feed in Russia, Phileo-
Lesaffre, for the first time ever, is transferring its unique technology knowledge to produce Actisaf in Russia.
   
Previously, Actisaf was only manufactured at Lesaffre Marcq-en-Baroeul’s production plant in France. 400 million rubles have been invested in this new industrial equipment.
   
Frédérique Clusel, General Manager of Phileo, explains “We know that this huge country – Russia - has the potential and the desire to significantly increase its livestock production. Previously Actisaf® was imported but now, with our complete range of feed additive solutions and local production, we are well-placed to become the key reliable partner for progressive Russian farmers. We decided to invest in Voronezh – an area of Russia with strong dairy and meat production – and to support this investment, we will recruit local experts in each species to better serve farmers. Our team is here to help farmers with high-value technical support to help them drive their business performance forward.”
    
Actisaf®, a concentrate of generosity
Following advanced research within the extensive Lesaffre collection of live yeast strains, Actisaf® is produced with a unique patented process which delivers an excellent ability to withstand manufacturing processes, especially its record granulation thermostability at temperatures up to 92°C. Backed up by rigorous science, this unique probiotic can be relied upon to enhance the health and performance of ruminant and pig breeding and is now the standard solution for modern farming.
   
Actisaf® offers far-reaching benefits for farmers and industry experts. Both food quality and safety are assured – factors that are fundamental to the future of sustainable production.
   
In dairy cows, Actisaf® preserves the balance of the cow's rumen ecosystem by acting in a complementary manner on the rumen biotope and microbiota. Actisaf® strengthens the reductive conditions in the rumen. It therefore encourages stabilisation of the rumen pH, preventing the risk of acidosis. This global action at the level of the rumen ecosystem helps to increase the digestibility of the feed. By encouraging good rumen function on the farm, Actisaf® maximises milk production and milk quality. It is regarded as the reference product in modern livestock farming.
    
In pigs, Actisaf® acts, on one hand, on the balance of the gut microflora and, on the other hand, helps to limit local and systemic inflammation caused by pathogenic bacteria present in the environment. In gestation and lactating sows, Actisaf® improves immune transfer to piglets, while significantly improving litter size and body weight gain of piglets pre-weaning. When used in the post-weaning period, it reduces the risk of diarrhoea. Actisaf® also acts on feed efficiency, for better animal productivity particularly in the fattening period.
   
Visit the Phileo-Lesaffre site HERE.
 

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30/06/2016: AGCO extends its grain storage and seed handling business with acquisition of Cimbria

http://www.agcocorp.com/
AGCO, a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment, announced today that it has agreed to acquire Cimbria Holdings Ltd. for approximately US$340 million from Silverfleet Capital.
       
Cimbria, based in Thisted, Denmark, is a leading manufacturer of products and solutions for the processing, handling and storage of seed and grain. The transaction is subject to regulatory approval and is expected to close in the third quarter of 2016.
     
http://www.agcocorp.com/
Image: 드림포유
Cimbria’s extensive products and services support the cleaning, drying, storage and conveyance of grain and seed through the development, manufacture and installation of individual machines, customised systems and complete turnkey plants, as well as project management and process control consulting. Cimbria sales, which are expected to reach approximately US$240 million in fiscal 2016, are concentrated in Western Europe with growing exposure to Eastern Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
       

http://www.cimbria.com/
“The acquisition of Cimbria significantly enhances our market position in the European grain handling and storage industry,” said Martin Richenhagen, AGCO’s Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer.
      
“Cimbria’s products are complementary to our GSI’s offerings and are recognised by its customers for their design, quality and innovation. This combination also provides significant marketing and cost saving synergies and will provide us with a global leadership position in the seed handling industry as well as further strengthen our capabilities to serve large global customers. With margins similar to GSI, the acquisition of Cimbria provides us an attractive opportunity to grow our business and expand our margins.”
     
Rabobank is acting as financial advisor and Herbert Smith Freehills is serving as legal advisor to AGCO.
      
Visit the AGCO site HERE and the Cimbria Site HERE
       

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June 29, 2016

29/06/2016: Stifterverband (Donor’s Association) awards its label, 'Innovative through Research' to Dr Eckel GmbH

http://www.dr-eckel.de/en/us/
Dr Eckel is one of the first companies in the animal nutrition sector awarded the label 'Innovative through Research' by the Stifterverband (Donor’s Association). 
     
The Stifterverband recognises Dr Eckel’s activities to promote the efficacy of their products, and ongoing comprehensive evaluation of the physiological processes in animals.

The Dr Eckel team regularly publishes trial results in numerous scientific publications and specialised media. Every year, Dr Eckel conducts feeding trials either in the company’s in-house aquarium trial unit or in close cooperation with scientific research stations and renowned universities in Germany and worldwide.
  
“Research and Development are given a very high priority”, stresses Dr Bernhard Eckel, responsible for the R&D team of Dr Eckel.

"Since the company was established, we have always been known for innovative solutions, our pioneering spirit, responsible handling of natural resources as well as the excellent quality of our products. To meet these requirements, we focus particularly on research and development.”
  
The Stifterverband is a joint initiative of companies and associations that holistically advises, integrates and supports education, science and innovation.

Visit the Dr Eckel Site HERE.
 

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29/06/2016: Latest Oilseed & Grain news

http://oilseedandgrain.us10.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=4952c76442c10cb798d21bfc5&id=2c7287438e&e=11e1e9f3a1
Panama Canal (Image: dsasso)
Opening of expanded Panama Canal also opens new era for US commodities
Now completed, the project includes new locks that are 70 feet wider and 18 feet deeper on both the Pacific and Atlantic oceans and a second lane along the canal effectively doubling seaway capacity.
   
Senate reaches agreement on national GMO labelling bill
Only days before Vermont’s law calling for the mandatory labelling of GMOs is scheduled to become effective, the US Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee has reached a bipartisan agreement on a national GMO labelling bill.
    
Russia and China partner on 30 grain hubs
A Russian-Chinese intergovernmental commission agreed on a memorandum for a US$1.1 billion investment to fund one grain terminal and 29 elevators across Russia to support exports of grain to China.
     
French Oilseed Group invests US$79M in rapeseed joint venture
The farmer-owned group will engage in the production of a rapeseed resin ingredient that can replace traditional chemicals such as formaldehyde used by the wood panelling and furniture industries.
      
Leading sorghum tech company acquires North American seed supplier
Chromatin, a leading sorghum genetics company, has acquired Vega, Texas-based sorghum seed supplier Kirkland Seed.
     
CME adds four new palm contracts to risk management products
Just before markets opened on Monday, CME group announced the launch of four new palm contracts to begin trading on July 11, 2016, pending all regulatory review periods.
     
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29/06/2016: Relief as glyphosate stays on the shelf

http://ec.europa.eu/index_en.htm
Image: Chafer Machinery
A last-minute move by the EU Commission to ensure farmers can continue using the widely-employed weedkiller glyphosate has been welcomed.
   
Conservative MEPs Anthea McIntyre (West Midlands) and Julie Girling (South West and Gibraltar) said the move to prevent the herbicide being removed from shelves from one day to the next was "sensible and responsible".
    
They were commenting after the Commission granted glyphosate a licence for a further 18 months - just hours before its EU approval expired. Attempts to grant glyphosate a longer approval of several years from June 30 hit deadlock after the French Government lodged objections and other nations abstained.
    
Despite advice from the EU's own scientific experts that the weedkiller did not present any significant risk, some EU politicians mounted an organised opposition to renewed approval on the basis of an historic World Health Organisation report suggesting a possible link to cancer. 
      
The Commission’s proposed extension will allow for further complementary studies to be carried out by the EU’s other scientific body - the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) - to determine whether glyphosate requires reclassification from a safety perspective.
  
Miss McIntyre and Mrs Girling today issued a joint statement saying:  "Farmers will be hugely relieved that this important tool for protecting their crops is still available to them.
  
"We maintain that the EU should listen to the science and not be swayed by scaremongering. We hope that these further studies confirm that glyphosate is safe for use, so we can put this discussion to rest and farmers can get on with their work.
   
"A ban on glyphosate could have a huge impact on farming in the UK and across Europe, so any such decision should only be taken if there is compelling scientific evidence that such drastic action is absolutely necessary.
 
"While everyone's attention was on the referendum result, the clock was still ticking on glyphosate - so this stay of execution is sensible and responsible. It will allow us time to examine and further test the scientific evidence to come up with a sound decision further down the line."
    
Visit the EU Commission site HERE


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June 28, 2016

28/06/2016: Compound feed production in 2015 up 0.6 percent on previous year; downward trend expected in 2016

http://www.fefac.eu/
Compound feed production in 2015
According to data provided by FEFAC members, compound feed production in the EU-28 in 2015 reached 157.3 million tonnes, which is 0.6 percent more than in 2014. While cattle feed production dropped by 0.7 percent, pig feed and poultry feed grew by respectively 0.6 percent and 1.2 percent. Poultry feed thereby further enforced its leading position in EU feed production.
 
Feed costs remained low and even decreased compared to 2014. This was 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, while pigmeat production continued to increase by close to 4 percent 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 lifting of the quota regime, with a +2 percent milk delivery in 2015 vs 2014, was hardly visible for the compound feed industry EU‑wide, with the exception of Ireland and the Netherlands.
  
Finally, poultry feed production continued to grow, boosted by an increase per capita in meat consumption (+2.7%), which primarily benefited to poultry meat (+4%). As a consequence, poultry feed consolidated its position of leading segment of EU compound feed production, now well ahead of pig feed.
 
Poland and Spain have been the only well performing Member States among the largest EU producing countries, with annual growth close to 4 percent. Germany recorded a significant decrease (-2.9%) after 5 consecutive years of growth, whereas the UK was set back by more than 4 percent, especially because of bad results in poultry feed. All other major producers – France, Italy and the Netherlands – saw limited changes in their production records.
  
Germany and Spain are shoulder to shoulder in their position as leading EU countries in terms of total compound feed production, well ahead France.
  
Forecast for 2016
FEFAC market experts are relatively pessimistic concerning industrial compound feed production in 2016. They do foresee the upward trend on poultry feed demand to persist, though at a slower pace than in 2015 (+0.5%), but also a significant reduction in pig feed demand (-1.5%), in line with expert forecasts on pigmeat production in the EU. Overall, this would lead to a 0.7 percent decrease in compound feed production in 2016 vs 2015.
   
On the feed materials side, concerns regarding the quality of the EU cereals harvest 2016 due to the humid and cold weather conditions in several EU Member States may result in higher supply of feed wheat. However, prudence will be required as regards the sanitary quality. Concerning proteins, after the lower than expected South American soya harvest 2016 combined with a higher global demand for soybean meal, the attention is put on the US soya harvest forecast, which is relatively good for the time being.

Visit the FEFAC site HERE.  
 

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28/06/2016: The need for farmers to adapt to suit the commercial climate of the day

https://issuu.com/gfmt/docs/mag1605_w1/34
      
by Chris Jackson, Export Manager UK TAG
      
First published in Milling and Grain, May 2016

    
Last month I wrote my column as I travelled through India and then on to the Philippines. Since then, my travels have continued through Australia, Vietnam and Thailand where I witnessed agriculture go from one extreme of subsistence farming to another of agriculture on an industrial scale.
      
In Australia, you are also reminded that farming is totally weather dependent. For instance, the rains have so far missed parts of the Northern Territory and Queensland where livestock are starving and reliant on food deliveries of hay and straw from New South Wales just to keep alive vital breeding stock; with all other animals having either been slaughtered early or died from starvation.
       
For stock farmers, losing livestock is one of the worst blows that you can suffer when they are nurtured like family. For arable farmers and our urban cousins, this is a fact not understood and can be devastating. It matters not the breed of the cattle, sheep, goat or pigs, their breeding is always a lifetime’s commitment.
      
Recently, we saw the efforts of the New South Wales farmers who were attempting to alleviate the pressure on their colleagues by sending the biggest ever peace time convoy of trucks laden with forage to the area.
       
In southern Queensland, the harvest of sorgum is now getting started I think earlier than usual so we hope that the yields are not depressed. In central New South Wales there is a different story where rice yields are proportionate to the amount of rains that they have experienced. However, where we see the price of water exceed the price of land, without water crops or animals cannot survive as we saw earlier in this article.
       
Read the full article in Milling and Grain HERE.               
 

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Sukup Manufacturing Co. company profile

http://www.sukup.com/
Sukup Manufacturing Co. is a family-owned manufacturer of grain bins, grain dryers, material handling equipment and pre-engineered metal buildings. The world's fastest growing bin company and largest family-owned, full-line grain drying and storage equipment manufacturer, Sukup Manufacturing Co. is located in the heart of rich, Midwestern farmland. Since the introduction of our first stirring machine in 1963, we have been manufacturing products to make grain production more efficient for farmers.


If you are ever near Sheffield, Iowa, stop by. We would love to give you a tour of our facilities.


Visit the website HERE.
 

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28/06/2016: The 11th Edition of Indonesia's No.1 Livestock, Feed, Dairy & Fisheries Industry Event

http://www.indolivestock.com/
Jakarta (Image: Muhammad Rasyid Prabowo)
Jakarta will once again host the 11th edition of Indonesia's No.1 Livestock, Feed, Dairy, and Fisheries Industry Show in Indonesia: Indo Livestock 2016 Expo & Forum, incorporating Indo Feed 2016 and Indo Fisheries 2016, will take place on 27 - 29 July 2016 at the Jakarta Convention Centre, Jakarta, Indonesia.

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, seminars and technical presentations in 2016.

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

Learn more and pre-register HERE.
 

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28/06/2016: Fritsch variable speed rotor mill Pulverisette 14 premium line wins two awards

http://www.fritsch-international.com/sample-preparation/milling/rotor-beater-mills/details/product/pulverisette-14-premium-line/
Winning 'Best product' at Eurolab
Wins Industriepreis 2016 - Best of 2016 - and Best Products award of the EuroLab 2016

The centrifugal mill convinced the jury

For the eleventh time the Huber publishing house for Neue Medien GmbH (New Media) selected outstanding companies from the industry for the Industriepreis (industry award) within the time period of the Hannover Messe. And the winners for progressive products and solutions were chosen: the Fritsch variable speed rotor mill Pulverisette 14 premium line belongs to the best solutions of the Industriepreis 2016 in the 'Research and Development' category.

Since 2006 the Huber publishing house for Neue Medien GmbH has annually awarded the Industriepreis to the best and most progressive companies from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Any sized companies can apply for the popular award, which due to its large and high-calibre jury enjoys an excellent reputation. The jury evaluates the submissions in regards to their technological, economical, ecological or usefulness for society.
         

http://www.fritsch-international.com/sample-preparation/milling/rotor-beater-mills/details/product/pulverisette-14-premium-line/

The new mill also won the 'Best product' competition at Eurolab in Warsaw.
At the traditional exhibitor evening, Fritsch sales representative for Eastern Europe, Mr Marcel Hopfe, was presented with the award certificate. The independent, high calibre jury, consisting of engineers from the State Institutes of Geology and Research, judged the numerous exhibited laboratory instruments during the trade fair and the Fritsch Pulverisette 14 premium line for efficient pre- and fine grinding of soft to medium-hard, brittle, fibrous and temperature-sensitive samples, scored in the laboratory technology category.

The new standard for variable speed rotor mills

The Fritsch variable speed rotor mill Pulverisette 14 premium line offers impact, shearing and cutting comminution in one instrument – with a higher performance, better cooling and significantly quieter than comparable instruments. Its powerful motor is ideal for the particularly fast comminution of soft to medium-hard, brittle as well as fibrous materials and temperature-sensitive samples with an extremely fast sample throughput of up to 15 litres and more per hour, depending on the material and parameter settings.

See a video on the variable speed rotor mill Pulverisette 14 premium line HERE.
       
Visit the company site HERE.


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28/06/2016: Anpario builds global presence and commercial infrastructure

Building on recent successes, such as the Queen’s Award for Enterprise – International Trade, Anpario is strengthening and reinforcing their commercial infrastructure and global presence with the appointment of several Regional Commercial Directors and plans to open more regional offices.
   
Recent new appointments:
         
http://www.anpario.com/
Hayley Agnew
European Regional Sales Manager - Hayley Agnew
Hayley Agnew joined Anpario in mid-2015 in the role of European Regional Sales Manager. Hayley is responsible for managing sales, the sales team and distributors across Anpario within Europe – including the UK and Ireland.
  
Hayley previously worked for Alltech as Technical Sales Manager, as well as Promar, where she was involved in a number of face to face farmer and business customer roles, having been an on farm consultant and development advisor. 
  
Hayley’s extensive experience has allowed her to hit the ground running, building and driving her own team across Europe to support Anpario’s long-term strategy.
      

http://www.anpario.com/
Dr Richard Chong
Asian Commercial Director – Dr Richard Chong
Dr Richard Chong joined the Anpario team in March 2016. Richard is heading up our Asian sales office based in Kuala Lumpur and is leading our sales effort in the region. The engagement of Richard by Anpario is part of our plan to provide improved local service to our regional partners and customers, spearheading our sales effort and promotion of best in class gut health products. 
   
Richard has significant sales, technical and commercial experience having previously worked for Alltech, Gold Coin and more recently Anitox, where he was Commercial Director for Asia. He has a successful track record of leading teams and developing markets such as China and Thailand. Richard’s multilingual skills mean that we can work much more closely with our distributors and end users across the region.
      

http://www.anpario.com/
David Dinhani
Latin America Commercial Director – David Dinhani
David has joined Anpario in the role of Regional Commercial Director for the Latin America Region.  David is multilingual and has significant sales, technical and commercial experience having successfully established Lohmann Animal Health’s vitamin and nutritional additives division for South America.  David has previously worked for Ajinomoto, Kemin, BASF and our distributor M. Cassab, a number of years ago. 
    
David has a Master’s Degree in Animal Nutrition from the Universidade Federal de Lavras, Minas Gerias as well as an MBA in Agribusiness from FEA USP, Sao Paulo.  From our Sao Paulo office he will be responsible for all our trading and product brands and distributors which make up the Latin American region.  His commercial experience in the key markets in the region will bring invaluable leadership and vision in implementing our ambitions to significantly grow our sales in Latin America.
         

http://www.anpario.com/
Zouhair Chadlaoui
MEA Commercial Manager and MEA office to open in Dubai - Zouhair Chadlaoui
Zouhair Chadlaoui MBA, joined us most recently on the 15th May 2016. Zouhair is heading up our Middle East and Africa sales effort.
   
Anpario has opened a regional sales office in Dubai as a central point for our sales effort in the Middle East and Africa. 
   
Zouhair is a business executive with cross-functional managerial experience including sales, business development and marketing. He has 9 years’ experience in the feed industry, including positions in Provimi MENA (The Netherlands), Nutriforce LTD (Belgium) and Timab based in Dubai.
    
Zouhair’s multilingual skills, expertise and experience, teamed with his bi-cultural background, make Zouhair an invaluable addition to the global Anpario team.
   
Visit the company site HERE.

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June 27, 2016

27/06/2016: The best of both worlds

https://issuu.com/gfmt/docs/mag1605_w1/26
    
by Christophe Pelletier

First published in Milling and Grain, May 2016


Several years ago, one of the first presentations I made had the title “Back to the Future or Forward to the Past?” To this day, I still wonder which direction we are heading.

The past is everywhere it seems. On the consumers’ side, there is a growing desire for food and farming like they believe it was made in the past. Call it authentic, natural, and old-fashioned or any other name that appeals to consumers, many people certainly have the past in mind when they make their food choices.

This nostalgia of things that never really were, as I call it, is not a new phenomenon. It comes in cycles and it is more a reflection and a reaction of a general malaise about how the present world is perceived. Of course, at the same time, consumers expect a level of food safety that today’s technology offers.

They would not want to buy the same old food borne diseases. They want the best of both worlds; it is a fair expectation. We long for what we fear is about to be lost Sometimes we want to part with the past and embrace novelty and progress, sometimes we long for what we fear is about to be lost.

The further away from the equilibrium the pendulum goes, the harder it swings back in the other direction, and often it swings back too far. The polarisation of the debate on food and farming is just another expression of the magnitude of the pendulum swings. The back and forth between future and past is not just in consumers markets, though.

There is hardly any week without some research paper on farming by some university “rediscovering” what our forefathers knew from experience about sustainability and preserving resources, although back then the science was not advanced enough to explain what they knew.

Read the full article in Milling and Grain HERE.     
 

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Chief Industries company profile

http://www.agri.chiefind.com/default.asp

Since 1954, Chief Industries has been providing our customers with quality manufactured products and unmatched personal service.  Chief Agri/Industrial Division markets grain bins, grain conditioning, bulk-handling, feedmill equipment and accessories through a worldwide network of highly qualified dealers.

The demanding industry we serve requires flexibility and our diverse line of products provides customers the confidence that Chief can meet their needs.  This diversity combined with unmatched personal service and the strength of more than 50 years, are key examples of how the Chief commitment to our customers is unmatched.

For more than 50 years, Chief has focused on "Engineering Relationships" with our customers, a relationship that begins long before the order and lasts well after the shipment.  Chief products utilise state-of-the-art designs that simplify construction and save you time and money.  We invite you to tour our site or contact us and find out for yourself that Chief can meet your grain management needs.


Visit the website HERE.
 

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27/06/2016: Practical short course: Enzyme technology in oilseeds, oils & fats processing and transformation

Also great networking opportunities  
  
This course will take place at the Novotel Gent Centrum, Ghent, Belgium on Wednesday 21 & Thursday 22 September, 2016.
 
Full registration includes access to all presentations, short course manuals, lunch and coffee breaks and free access to the oils + fats trade show.
  
Early bird registration (on or before August 21): 95.00 EUR
Academic registration: 495.00 EUR
Group registration rates: 10 percent off for three or more; 20 percent off for five or more


Program
Day 1: Wednesday, September 21, 2016

8:50 Opening remarks
9:00 Fundamentals of enzyme technology, enzyme stability and quality control, Dr Uwe Bornscheuer, University of Greifswald, Germany

Session 1: Soft Extraction Technology
9:30 Enzymatic cell opening using (hemi)cellulases and proteases for higher palm oil yield, Mr C L Rathi, Advanced Enzyme Technologies Ltd., India

Session 2: Enzymatic degumming
10:00 Optimising oil yield using phospholipases A, A1, A2 and B, Mr Hans Christian Holm, Novozymes, Denmark
10:30 Coffee/tea break
11:00 Oil degumming using phospholipases A and C, Mr Wouter Smits, DSM Food Specialities, the Netherlands 11:30 Enzymatic Degumming under Acid Conditions Improves Yield and Reduces Fouling, Mrs Nina Schroegel-Truxius, AB Enzymes, Germany
12:00 Enzymatic degumming in practice, Ir Jan De Kock, DeSmet Ballestra Group, Belgium
12:30 Lunch break & networking

Session 3: Enzymatic interesterification technology

13:30 Novel lipases for enzymatic interesterification, Mr Hans Christian Holm, Novozymes, Denmark
14:00 Specialty fats CBE and HMF substitute - SOS/OPO, Mr Krish Bhaggan, IOI Loders Croklaan, the Netherlands
14:30 Enzyme assisted biodiesel production from waste oils, Mr Per Munk Nielsen, Novozymes, Denmark

BioBase Europe pilot plant visit

15:00 Travel by bus to BioBase Europe in Ghent Port area
16:00 Introduction and guided tour of BioBase Europe pilot facilities
18:00 Travel back to hotel / End of Day 1
     
http://www.smartshortcourses.com/lipidenzymes1/index.html
Ghent (Image: Luca Casartelli)
Day 2: Thursday, September 22, 2016


Session 3: Enzymatic interesterification technology (cont'd)
9:00 Free fatty acid reduction in edible oils, Mr Rohit Bangera, Advanced Enzyme Technologies Ltd., India
9:30 Enzymatic modification of cocoa butter and cocoa butter substitutes, Dr Koen Dewettinck, Ghent University, Belgium
10:00 Microbiological Synthesis of Glycolipid Surfactants, Dr Inge Van Bogaert, INBIO, Ghent University, Belgium
10:30 Coffee/Tea Break

Session 4: Industrial application of enzymatic interesterification

11:00 Analytical tools for optimising enzymatic lipid modifications, Mr Chris Dayton, Bunge Global Innovation, USA
11:30 Enzymatic biodiesel: from lab to industrial application, Dr Gijs Calliauw or Mr Dario Altera, DeSmet Ballestra Group, Belgium
12:00 Practicalities and success stories in applying industrial interesterification, Mr Peter Laurits Luke, AAK AarhusKarlshamn, Sweden
12:30 Lunch break & networking
13:30 Working with enzymes in lipid industry, TBC, USA
 
Session 5: Application of (phospho)lipases in food technology
14:00 Enzymatic lecithin de-oiling as alternative for enzymatic oil degumming, Dr Wim De Greyt, DeSmet Ballestra Group, Belgium
14:30 Enzymatic production of lysolecithin from lecithin with PLA2, Mr Wouter Smits, DSM Food Specialities, the Netherlands
15:00 Using structured lipids in food applications, Mr Kaustuv Bhattacharya, DuPont Nutrition BioSciences, Denmark
 
15:30 End of program
  
Learn more and register HERE.
 

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27/06/2016: BinMaster's heavy duty capacitance probe stands up to heavy materials and high temperatures

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This heavy duty HD capacitance probe is solid and 1' in diameter, so it's resistant to bending and extremely durable. 
    
It can be used for low or high level detection in heavy materials such as coal, aggregates, grains, or other materials with a high bulk density. It's suitable for use in temperatures up to 500°F (260°C), making it appropriate for challenging applications such as fly ash or clinker.
  
The new stainless steel BinMaster HD probe is attached to either the standard ProCap I or hazloc ProCap II capacitance probes. It comes in a standard 8' length and features a PRO-Shield to guard against false readings from material buildup on the probe. The wide diameter of the probe increases the surface area for maximum sensitivity and performance.
       
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Like all BinMaster capacitance probes, the HD probe offers fail-safe operation and 'Quick-Set' calibration. Plus, they provide interference-free operation - working far below the RF level of 9 KHz at just 6 KHz - and will not interfere with two-way radios or other equipment operating in the radio spectrum.
 
The ProCap I and ProCap II capacitance probes feature a triple-thread, screw-off cover that allows easy access to internal components and an FDA-recognised powder coat finish.
  
The housing also has dual conduit entries to simplify wiring and installation. A dual time delay feature allows the user to set flexible time delays up to 30 seconds for covered and uncovered conditions.
   
Visit the BinMaster site HERE.
 

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27/06/2016: Bühler discusses key trends that transform the grain-processing industry with CEOs and opinion leaders at the upcoming Bühler Networking Days

From August 22 to 24, Bühler has invited several hundred CEOs and opinion leaders in the grain-processing industry to gather in Uzwil, Switzerland to the Bühler Networking Days
      
During the event, the company will present and discuss the technology and market trends, challenges and solutions that will transform the industry. Leading speakers from science and industry will provide inspiration with keynote speeches. Bühler will showcase its latest solutions portfolio in an exhibition covering 1800 square meters, featuring more than 30 innovations.
   
“As the leader of the industry, we are bringing together the key players in the grain value chain at the Bühler Networking Days. We want to discuss how the future will look like and how our businesses will evolve going forward”, says Johannes Wick, CEO Grains & Food.
   
The event will focus on four key drivers that are transforming the grain-processing industry and changing the way it does business: nutrition, food and feed safety, sustainability and the Internet of Things. 
      
The inspirational key note speakers include Prof Chris Elliott, Director of the Institute for Global Food Security and Professor at the Queen’s University Belfast; Prof Dr Lino Guzzella, President of the ETH in Zurich; Dr Matthias Kaiserswerth, Managing Director of the Hasler Foundation; Prof Dr-Ing Werner Bauer, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Nestlé Deutschland; and Dirk Slama, Director of Business Development at Bosch Software Innovations.
      
https://event.buhlergroup.com/program.html
Image: DJ Spiess
   
These top speakers will provide insights into their fields of expertise and engage in a dialogue with renowned Bühler experts and the participants, consisting of invited CEOs and opinion leaders across the grain-value chain. These strategic input sessions are complemented with presentations of available solutions from Bühler to address these trends and challenges. Break-out session, expert tours, and a major exhibition hall will create an exciting environment, in which the industry leaders can exchange and develop ideas, network and discuss future trends.
   
“We are looking forward to world-class speakers, innovative solutions and great networking opportunities. And we want to show how our state-of-the-art solutions create sustainable advantages for our customers”, says Johannes Wick.
  
Bühler will feature more than 30 innovations in the specifically built exhibition area in Uzwil, Switzerland, covering 1800 square meters.
   
Bühler has identified four core topics that will transform the grain-processing industry and change the way it does business:

  • Nutrition: How can we secure healthy human and animal nutrition for the population of today and tomorrow? Be it gluten-free pasta, alternative protein sources, or the rise in pulses consumption, nutrition trends are important drivers of the food industry and society at large.
  • Food and feed safety: How can we make food and feed safer in todays integrated supply chains? Safety and security of food and feed is becoming increasingly important. We hear of new product recalls every day. State-of-the-art cleaning, sorting and measuring processes coupled with thorough hygienic designs enable the industry to make substantial progress in that field.
  • Sustainability: How can we reduce energy consumption, eliminate waste or source raw materials more sustainably? The top issues are reducing energy and water use, eliminating waste and ensuring sustainable sourcing of key macro nutrients such as proteins for both human and animal consumption.
  • Internet of Things: What does digitalisation mean for our industry? Digitalisation is creating a level of transparency and process control never known before. It has the power to bring consumer and producers together by disrupting existing models, and opens up new ways for boosting performance, efficiency, and quality.
As an industry leader, Bühler assumes its responsibility to anticipate trends and challenges in these four areas, and find sustainable solutions.
   
“Nutrition, food safety, sustainability and the Internet of Things are drivers that need to be taken into our strategies as we build our industry’s future”, says Ian Roberts, Chief Technology Officer at Bühler.
  
“It’s going to be exciting to discuss with our industry partners how these drivers will change the way we do business.”
   
By bringing together the leading players in the grain-processing industry with world-class speakers and innovative solutions, Bühler is one step ahead in processing grains to food and feed.
  
Learn more about the event on the company site HERE
     
Top speaker profiles HERE
       
Event program HERE



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