May 23, 2017

In line NIR monitoring of grain in the flourmill

This feature first appeared in the April 2017 edition of Milling and Grain magazine

Flour milling requires control of the protein and moisture content of wheat. Traditionally, samples of wheat are collected from each truckload and decisions are made to segregate the wheat into low, medium and high protein silos. These grab samples do not necessarily reflect the protein variation within the truck or railcar loads. As such, a Manildra Flour Mill, Narrandera, NSW installed a CropScan 3000S In Line Whole Grain Analyser (fig 1 and 2) to measure protein and moisture in wheat at the in-take elevator of the mill.

A calibration was developed by collecting spectral data from daily intake loads over several weeks. Having a good range of samples with low to high protein and moisture values and different varieties helped to develop a robust calibration that predicts accurately in the future. To validate the CropScan 3000S, calibration for wheat samples from many weeks were compared to the flourmill’s laboratory NIR analyser. This study compares the protein and moisture in wheat as analysed by the CropScan 3000S In Line Whole Grain Analyser with the flourmills’ bench top NIR analyser.


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23/05/2017: Improvements of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault

The Svalbard Global Seed Vault is the world’s backup for crop collections. It currently safeguards more than 930,000 different varieties. It has been reported that the Seed Vault has seen water intrusion due to melting permofrost.

The Royal Ministry of Agriculture and Food in Norway, the Crop Trust, and NordGen would like to assure seed depositors and the public that the seeds are completely safe and no damage has been done to the facility. The Royal Ministry of Agriculture and Food and Statsbygg, Norway, is taking appropriate measures to ensure the protection of the Seed Vault and improve the construction to prevent future incidents. Globally, the Seed Vault is, and will continue to be, the safest backup of crop diversity.

After 9 years of operation, Svalbard Global Seed Vault is facing technical improvements in connection with water intrusion in the outer part of the access tunnel because the permafrost has not established itself as projected.

Operation of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault is a collaboration between several players. The seed vault is owned by the Norwegian government and administered by the Ministry of Agriculture and Food (LMD). Statsbygg is responsible for the administration of the physical installation and the technical operation of the vault.

LMD has entered into a 10-year operating agreement with the Nordic Genetic Resource Center (NordGen), which is responsible for the operations of the seed vault and the International foundation Global Crop Diversity Trust (GCDT), which is contributing financially.
  • The seeds in the seed vault have never been threatened and will remain safe during implementation of these measures. 
  • The measures are being carried out to provide additional security to the seed vault, based on a precautionary ("better safe than sorry" approach).
  • The measures will provide the most optimal maintenance and surveillance of the installation.

Description of the measures:
  1. Removal of heat sources in the access tunnel will protect against water intrusion resulting from potential climate change. 
  2. Drainage ditches will be constructed on the mountainside to prevent melt water from platâfjellet accumulating around the access tunnel and to protect against water intrusion resulting from any climate change. 
  3. The construction of waterproof walls inside the tunnel will provide additional protection for the actual vault. 
  4. Alternatives for a new access tunnel to the seed vault will be explored with the aim to improve safety in a long term perspective. 
  5. Statsbygg is carrying out a research and development project that will monitor the permafrost on Svalbard. 
  6. Statsbygg has moved the transformer station out of the tunnel. This provides safer operation, easier maintenance and has removed a heat source. 
The seeds will remain safe during implementation of the measures.

The seed vault has been considered a success. It has widespread support and a well functioning operation. Stasbygg is now implementing measures that will continue to protect the seed vault in the future.

Some improvement measures are being implemented to prevent the season-dependent intrusion of water into the seed vault’s access tunnel. When water intrudes into the outer part of the seed vault, the water is immediately pumped out again by pumps that work around the clock.

Any melting of the permafrost has a very long-term perspective, cf. expert statements during the planning phase. In order to be “better safe than sorry,” Statsbygg is carrying out a research and development project that will follow the development of the permafrost on Svalbard.

The seed vault on Svalbard is a very safe installation for the preservation of copies of the world’s seeds. The seeds are stored deep inside the mountain, which is kept frozen by both permafrost and artificial freezing. Statsbygg provides 24-hour surveillance of the technical installation to ensure the seeds are safe. When water intrudes into the outer part of the seed vault, the water is immediately pumped out again by pumps that work around the clock. The effect of the measures will be continuously assessed in the coming years. If they are not sufficient, further and more extensive measures will be implemented.

The measures will be implemented from now to 2018.

For further questions on the improvements to the Svalbard Global Seed Vault please contact:
Statsbygg: Hege Naja Aschim, Communications Director, henr@statsbugg.no, tel: +4791370172


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23/05/2017: African Extrusion Seminar 2017


‘Aquaculture without Frontiers CIO UK’ is supporting a one-day extrusion seminar hosted by Wenger Manufacturing of Sabetha, Kansas in the USA and International Aquafeed magazine and which will be held during the up-coming World Aquaculture 2017 Conference in Cape Town, South Africa.

The venue is the Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town, South Africa from 12:00-18:00 on Monday June 26, 2017. The seminar is free of charge and places are limited to 150

If you’re interested in attending, please register HERE

“The Wenger company and IAF are making their contributions in organising and running this event free-of charge to attendees, however a donation towards AwF CIO’s work in Africa, which is aimed at assisting small fish farmers adopt more modern practices that support fish heath and productivity while reducing environmental impact would be much appreciated,” says Roger Gilbert, publisher of International Aquafeed magazine.
 

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23/05/2017: Milleral company profile


 Milleral is a giant successful brand that has been manufacturing and installing machinery and turnkey plants for milling grains like wheat, corn, rye, oat to get flour and semolina for 27 years.

 The company offers products, plants and services that can appeal the necessities in all parts of the world; from Middle East to South East Asia, from South America to Africa and always continues to work with team spirit by developing innovative technologies needed by the global economy and manufactures its products perfectly according to customer demands.

 One of the strong features of Milleral, which differentiates it from its competitors, is manufacturing high technology products and always maintaining this with R&D studies. Milleral exports to more than 70 countries by manufacturing developable technological systems with CE, TSEK and ISO 9001:2000 quality certificates. In order to provide improved service to their customers, they have a Pro Support team for continuous and rapid technical service. 

 Pro Support provides continuous and rapid technical service, consultancy and spare parts to the whole grain milling sector, not only to Milleral plant / product users.


Visit their website here. 
 

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May 22, 2017

22/05/2017: Livestock and Aquaculture Philippines 2017







OPENS IN TWO DAYS!
Two days to go and our doors will finally open! What are you waiting for? Pre-register NOW!
Well-known speakers from livestock and aquaculture industries will tackle knowledgeable and interesting topics on the technical seminars. These speakers include Ms. Maria Rovilla Luhan, Dr. Emilia Quinitio, Dr. Theerawit Poeikhampha, Dr. Wilfredo Resoso and many more!


SEAWEED KAPPAPHYCUS: CLONAL PROPAGATION AND CULTURE

Ms. Maria Rovilla J. Luhan


HOW TO GROW MUD CRABS IN POND: HARD OR SOFT  
Dr. Emilia T. Quinitio


SWINE NUTRITION FOR BETTER ANIMAL PERFORMANCE IN HOT CLIMATE
Dr. Theerawit Poeikhampha 


USE OF FULL FAT SBM AND CASSAVA IN ANIMAL DIETS: THE THAILAND EXPERIENCE
Dr. Wilfredo Resoso


SKOV DA 1700 BLUE FAN NON-CORROSIVE AND LOW POWER CONSUMPTION
Mr. Tommy H. Krogh


ROLE OF PROBIOTICS IN IMPROVING GUT HEALTH AND PRODUCTIVITY
Dr. Sumit Saxena
Dr. Saurabh Agarwal 


ANTIBIOTICS REPLACEMENT IN ANIMAL FEED
Mr. Robert Walbeek, BSc


 FULLTIDE: NEW ALTERNATIVE TO ANTIBIOTICS 
Dr. Erwin Awitan 






Visit the site HERE for more information.


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22/05/2017: GRAPAS & Global Milling Conference Update

FVG Select 2017, a two-day networking event held around six individual conference takes place in Cologne, Germany on June 13-14, 2017. It is organised by Victam International BV and offers a variety of ways for visitors to engage in high-quality meetings, conferences and networking opportunities to build future or re-establish working relationships.

This is the first time for the milling sectors to come together in one location for an informal yet meaningful range of meetings and socialising opportunities. 

Milling & Grain is happy to announce that the conference is now free and available to all to attend. Please see the updated details as follows:




Tuesday 13th June - 09:00 - 17:00 GRAPAS & Global Milling Conference - Processing technology and raw materials used within flour milling and grain processing industries (Conference entrance fee: FREE!)

This event is organised by Milling and Grain magazine and will feature informative and innovative presentations from the milling industry’s best and brightest! We are proud to announce Thomas Ziolko, Martin Whitworth, Thomas Landert, Alexander Waugh, Cliff Spencer, Nicholas Trounce and Dr Wen-bin Wu. They will be speaking on a variety of topics including food safety, training, grain futures and quality.

The match-making event is a perfect way to make the best use of GRAPAS to meet with heads of the industry to learn more and to find out how they can benefit your business.

For more details and registration click HERE.
 

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May 21, 2017

Wenger Manufacturing company profile



With a little ingenuity and a lot of hard work, brothers Joe and Louis Wenger founded Wenger Mixing Company in a small Kansas (USA) town in 1935. 

They went on to design a machine that blended molasses with dry feedstuffs and produced pellets in 1948. Theirs was the first extrusion cooking system and the basic technology for all commercial extruders used today.


The Wenger brothers' novel idea created a worldwide industry. And, seventy-five years later, Wenger Manufacturing, Inc. is still a family-owned business committed to groundbreaking innovation in the extrusion market.


Today, Wenger offers a range of premium single-screw extruders, twin-screw extruders, dryers/coolers, flavor coating and enrobing systems, and control systems.

A new generation of proud employees works toward customer satisfaction daily in their multiple plants, in their world-class research and development centre, and in sales and service offices around the globe. 
Wenger equipment is unmatched in quality. 


Perhaps even more importantly, they've built a reputation for having lasting partnerships with customers. Lasting because of their dedication, ingenuity, and responsiveness – and  promise to carry out that commitment for generations to come.
 


Visit the website HERE.
 

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22/05/2017: Executive milling course coming this summer

The IGP Institute teams up with Buhler, Inc. to offer milling course in Spanish

The milling industry is constantly improving and integrating modern technologies with people who are passionate for developing the best products domestically and globally.

Kansas State University’s IGP Institute, in conjunction with Buhler, Inc., will host its Buhler–KSU Spanish Executive Milling course August 28 – September 1, 2017 at the IGP Institute Conference Centre in Manhattan, Kansas. 


 
Participants engage in hands-on learning at Kansas State University’s
Hal Ross Flour Mill.
The course is designed as an introduction to flour milling and flour quality, grain cleaning and functionality. Jason Watt, Buhler instructor of milling, explains that the course is an asset for those wanting to broaden their knowledge of the flour milling industry.

“It is a great course for new managers, sales personnel or customer service representatives as well as anyone wanting to learn the basics of milling. This course will give them an understanding of the flour milling process and allow them to be more successful in the industry,” says Mr Watt.

Course topics for this training include raw materials, cleaning systems, milling systems, finished product handling and storage, performance evaluation in a flour mill and factors that influence an investment decision and basics in aspiration.

This course will also include hands-on exercises demonstrating the influences of wheat characteristics on yield and mill performance, special systems for mycotoxin reduction and top quality flour production, machine and flow sheet technology, system design and various tempering philosophies, among other topics.

Participants do not need any past milling experience to take the course. The course is designed for mill owners, directors and managers. Former course participant, Eugenio de la Mora, enjoyed the many aspects of the course.

“As a planning director, people report to me for financing, plant design and food technology. The theory used in this course was complete and helpful. The IGP Institute has left a tremendous impression with the knowledgeable people and outstanding facilities,” Mr Mora says.

This is just one example of the trainings offered through IGP Institute. In addition to grain processing and flour milling, IGP offers courses in the areas of grain marketing and risk management, and feed manufacturing and grain quality management.


To register and read more, click HERE.
 

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May 19, 2017

19/05/2017: Improving nutrition and the antioxidant status of birds

Chicks under heat lamp: Photo credit to Lallemand Animal Nutrition

Recent research has been released from Lallemand Animal Nutrition, it was presented during the European Symposium on Poultry Nutrition (ESPN).



 The reports say that commercial poultry production can cause oxidative stress, which decreases performance and reproductive efficiency in broilers, breeders and commercial layers.

 Lallemand Animal Nutrition has focused their R&D efforts on offering complementary natural antioxidant solutions for broilers and layers.

 The company showcased their three new antioxidant studies at the 21st European Symposium on Poultry Nutrition (ESPN 2017), which took place in Salou, Vila-Seca, Spain, May 8-11, 2017.

 These included:
·    Model development for selenium enrichment in broilers following Se-yeast supplementation.
·    Comparision of selenium bioavailability in laying hens fed different organic selenium sources.
·    Stimulation of antioxidant defences and protection of the immune system in broilers supplemented with pelleted SOD-rich melon pulp concentrate.

 In a context of increased pressure to reduce antibiotic use in animal feeding, reinforcement of natural defences through support of immunity has become a key target for producers.

 Selenium yeast bioavailability in broilers
 One student presented was conducted in broilers to measure the bioavailability of organic selenium (Alkosel, selenium enriched yeast) as compared to inorganic selenium (sodium selenite) In various organs (serum, feathers, muscle, bursa of Fabricius) in order to develop a practical method to evaluate selenium (Se) bioavalibility.

 While it was shown that Se bioavailability and kinetics can differ according to the analysed organ, it was concluded that:
 Alkosel showed better efficiency than sodium selenite to enrich Se level in the four analysed compartments: serum, feathers, muscle, and bursa of Fabricius, even as early as 14 days of age (first time point of the analysis).

 Feathers represent a valuable and practical compartment to assess Se assimilation. Besides laying hens, growing animals such as broilers could therefore represent an interesting model to discriminate the assimilation of Se from different sources. Until now, in broilers, Se assimilation was usually assessed at the end of the production cycle, which did not give any information on the rate of Se metabolism and enrichment in the growing animals.

 All selenium sources are not equal: laying hens study
 In this study, laying hens were used as a model to evaluate the bioavailability and transfer rate of different Se forms, through Se measurement in eggs and muscles. Se yeast (Alkosel) was compared to a mineral source (sodium selenite; SS) and two different sources of synthetic selenomethionine (SeMet); SM1 and SM2. The results obtained indicate the superior bioavailability of ALKOSEL as compared to those three sources of Se.

 Indeed, Se transfer ratios from feed to the egg yolk and albumen were significantly higher for Se yeast than for inorganic Se or synthetic SeMet sources.

 This can be explained by the fact that besides SeMet, ALKOSEL contains other active forms of organic Se, in particular Selenocysteine (SeCys), yielding a total organic selenium content above 98 percent and Se metabolic pathways in the body involve not only SeMet but also other amino acids, in particular SeCys.

 Therefore, the combined presence of SeMet and SeCys in Alkosel could offer optimal balance for Se uptake and utilization by the animal. Moreover, in this trial, eggs from Alkosel fed birds also showed the lowest water loss, a significant sign of egg quality.

 Melon SOD supports broilers immune system  
 Melon superoxide dismutase (SOD) is a source of primary antioxidants used in poultry feeding (MELOFEED).

 It was previously shown to increase the endogenous expression of antioxidant enzymes in the reproductive tract of laying hens. A new study was conducted to evaluate melon SOD efficacy to reinforce antioxidant defenses in broilers and support their immune system when added in pelleted feed.

 The study confirmed the mode of action of this antioxidant source with the increased expression of endogenous SOD in the birds’ bursa of Fabricius and in the intestine.  

 It also showed the efficacy of this SOD-rich feed ingredient to reinforce the birds’ antioxidant defenses, to support its immune system functioning as shown by analysis of the bursa of Fabricius, the most important organ of birds’ immune system. Furthermore it helps maintain muscle cells integrity and growth.

 Finally, the study indicated that melon SOD was compatible with feed pelleting conditions used in this trial (Melon SOD inclusion in broiler feed, pelleting at 65°C for 10s and coating with 1% soya oil).


Read more HERE.
 

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19/05/2017: Millers to meet at unique event

FVG Select 2017, a two-day networking event held around six individual conference takes place in Cologne, Germany on June 13-14, 2017. It is organised by Victam International BV and offers a variety of ways for visitors to engage in high-quality meetings, conferences and networking opportunities to build future or re-establish working relationships.

The match-making event allows visitors to:
- Find companies to buy or sell services and products to
- Locate investment opportunities in your fields of interest
- Form lucrative partnerships and collaborations for business
- Broaden your personal network to advance your career

This is the first time for the milling sectors to come together in one location for an informal yet meaningful range of meetings and socialising opportunities. 

The match-making will be done through an easy-to-use digital technology platform called JUBILA and comes with a personal service to maximise the opportunities of individuals to get together for discussions. Everything from reviewing potential clients, to the scheduling of meetings is covered. It is quick to sign up, requiring just your email address and lets you make the correct choice for your business. JUBLIA can also schedule a meeting at an exhibitor’s booth or in some of the dedicated meeting rooms for more private discussion.

In addition to the must attend match-making event, FVG Select also offers an ‘Expo’ with key players from the milling and supply industries from small discreet pop-up stands with minimal equipment. Exhibitors include such companies as Buhler, Wenger, Dinnissen and Van Aarsen to name a few. A total of 55 companies will be present.

On Tuesday June 13, 2017, from 17:00 to 19:00 there will be a network reception which is the perfect way to unwind and socialise with other visitors, exhibitors and conference delegates.

Entrance & Opening Hours

The entrance fee is €114 per person (inclusive of VAT) and includes, lunches, the network reception, coffee breaks and access to the match-making service for both days. Those wishing to attend are advised to book now via the website http://fvgselect.com/ as on the day registration will cost €135 plus VAT.

The two-day event also hosts six mini one-day conferences with each being organised independently and will attract a fee in addition to the entrance fee. Three conference on each day will allow delegates to attend more than one or to mix up their match-making, conference attendance and general socialising to meet their needs.

The six conferences timetable is as follows:

Tuesday June 13th 2017
08:00 Registration and badge pick up
09:00 - 17:00 Conferences
10:00 - 17:00 Exhibition and matchmaking
17:00 - 19:00 Network reception

Wednesday June 14th 2017
08:00 Registration and badge pick up
09:00 - 17:00 Conferences
10:00 - 17:00 Exhibition and matchmaking

Conferences

Tuesday June 13th 2017:
09:00 - 17:00 Petfood Forum Europe 2017 - Production technology and specialist ingredients for dry petfoods organised by WATT Global Media. (Conference entrance fee: €390)

09:00 - 17:00 GRAPAS & Global Milling Conference - Processing technology and raw materials used within flour milling and grain processing industries (Conference entrance fee: €200)

This event is organised by Milling and Grain magazine and will feature informative and innovative presentations from the milling industry’s best and brightest! We are proud to announce Thomas Ziolko, Martin Whitworth, Thomas Landert, Alexander Waugh, Cliff Spencer, Nicholas Trounce and Dr Wen-bin Wu. They will be speaking on a variety of topics including food safety, training, grain futures and quality.

The match-making event is a perfect way to make the best use of GRAPAS to meet with heads of the industry to learn more and to find out how they can benefit your business.

09:00 - 17:00 Victam Feed Processing Conference - Animal feed processing technology organised by Wageningen University, IFF and Victam International BV. (Conference entrance fee: €250)

Wednesday June 14th 2017:
09:00 - 17:00 FIAAP Animal Nutrition Conference - The use of specialist additives and ingredients used within production of animal feeds organsed by WATT Global Media. (Conference entrance fee: €360)

09:00 - 17:00 Aquafeed Horizons - Production technology and specialist ingredients for aquaculture feeds organized by Aquafeed.com. Cost (Conference entrance fee: €310)

09:00 - 17:00 International Pellet Conference - Production technology for the pelleting of bio-degradable materials for biomass pellets organised by AEBIOM. (Conference entrance fee: €180)

For more details and registration click HERE.
 

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19/05/2017: Space 2017

Space event advert 2017

 Space 2017 will take place from Tuesday to Friday the 12-15 September, at the exhibition centre of Rennes, France.
 

 It will be the only event of its kind in the world in 2017 for all animal production (Bovine [milk and meat], poultry, pig, sheep, goat and rabbit sectors).

 Space is firmly placed in a dynamic to serve ‘Livestock’. It will be the source of many innovations, exchanges and debates between professionals of the sector about the challenges to face in the future.


 For those planning to invest, wishing to meet new partners, discover the latest livestock innovations or to simply meet other professionals of your sector, Space is a must-go event.  

What will be included?
 This 31st edition is expected to have 1,450 exhibitors including 500 internationals coming from 30 countries.

 To celebrate their 30th anniversary, Space will release a book relating to its whoe history, where it will be edited and become available in September.

 The show estimates that around 100,000 professional visitors will come, including 15,000 international visitors from 120 countries. Whilst at the show these attendees will have a choice of 50 conferences and symposiums.

 There will be four days of a high quality genetic presentation, including one European competition (Simmental), two National competitions (Charolais and lle de France) and thirdly 11 interregional competitions.

 The Research and Development village will become the ‘Espace for the future’ and will focus on: ‘Robotic to serve breeders’.

 To ask for your free pass online, click here. 

Read more HERE.
 

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