March 29, 2017

Sukup Manufacturing Co. company profile



SukupManufacturing Co. is a family-owned manufacturer of grain bins, grain dryers, material handling equipment and pre-engineered metal buildings.

According to their website, “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 their first stirring machine in 1963, they have been manufacturing products to make grain production more efficient for farmers.

If you are ever near Sheffield, Iowa, stop by. The team at Sukup would love for you to get in contact to arrange a tour of their facilities.

View the website HERE.

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30/03/2017: A constant challenge to produce more from less

by Chris Jackson, Export Manager, UK TAG

As I write these notes this month from winter conditions here in the UK, it is a constant reminder that in the farming world, we are all reliant on climate for all of our production
 
Chris Jackson

Worldwide, farmers have adapted production technique to suit both the land and climatic conditions.

Farming in itself is a complex enough subject and my best guess is that it is still the world’s biggest user of labour, even without all of its allied industries needed to get raw materials from point of production to end consumer.

With some very notable international large scale integrated companies operating, most production is still in the hands of family businesses that are limited in expansion by lack of capital and resources- as well as their own traditions.
 


Challenges we face
As our productive land is increasingly taken over by urban development, those left in the industry have a constant challenge to produce more from less.

Here in the UK we are helped by having some of the world’s leading research and development facilities, a fact often overlooked by our potential customers from around the globe- working not only in livestock field, but for crops including; tropical varieties, horticulture, machinery and technology.

My own university for example, is working on robotic field machinery, not only because of skilled labour shortage here, but perhaps more importantly because of soil structure damage caused by the ever increasing size of farm machinery.

The effects include soil erosion and dust blowing in the vast arable lands of countries such as America or Australia.


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30/03/2017: NGFA membership reelects Officers and elects Board and Executive Committee members

The NGFA's 121st Annual Convention attracted 700 NGFA members to New Orleans last week, where they discussed and debated industry priorities on trade, infrastructure and farm policy, and reelected NGFA's industry officers and elected several NGFA industry leaders to serve on the Board of Directors

During the Association's annual business meeting, the membership re-elected the NGFA's industry officers to a second, one-year term.

 
Image: Roman Plessl
Re-elected as NGFA chairman was John Heck, senior vice president, Scoular, Omaha, Neb.

Re-elected as NGFA first vice chairman was Eric Wilkey, president, Arizona Grain Inc., Casa Grande, Ariz., while David Baudler, managing director, grain, Cargill Agricultural Supply Chain North America, Cargill Inc., Minneapolis, Minn., was re-elected as second vice chairman.

Heck is the 66th industry leader to serve at the helm of the NGFA. A native of Council Bluffs, Iowa, and an economics graduate of the University of Iowa, he has been with Scoular since 1981, when he joined the company as a grain merchandiser.

In 1984, he became operations manager of the company's Nebraska Region, and a year later was named vice president responsible for management and operation of its Eastern Region.

He was promoted to his current position in 1992. He is a past chairman of the Agriculture Council of the Omaha Chamber of Commerce, served as board chairman for Habitat for Humanity Omaha and is a past trustee of the Nebraska 4-H Foundation.

Wilkey joined Arizona Grain in 1991 after beginning his career six years earlier with the Continental Grain Co.

From 1996-2006, he served as the company's vice president and director of merchandising and risk management prior to becoming the firm's top officer in 2006.

In addition, he has been a member of the Arizona Grain Research and Promotion Council since 2004, and is a past chair of that organization.

An Illinois native, he received his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois. Baudler is responsible for Cargill's domestic and export grain across the United States, Canada and Mexico.

He previously served from 2011-16 as business unit leader and president of Cargill AgHorizons US, which was responsible for the company's farmer-facing grain and crop-input business. He served in numerous positions in the US grain business with Cargill earlier in his career, including the company's World Trading Unit in Geneva,Switzerland; the Dressings, Sauces and Oils Refining Group within the Food Ingredients Platform; and general manager of the Softseeds and Biodiesel Segment of the company's Grain and Oilseeds North America Division.

He grew up on a southwest Iowa farm, and received his undergraduate degree in agricultural business from Iowa State University.

Board of Directors Elected: NGFA members elected the following members to serve three-year terms on the organisation's Board of Directors: 


• Matt Ashton, senior vice president, grain, Central Valley Ag Cooperative, York, Neb.

• Augusto Basanini, president and chief executive officer, United Grain Corp., Vancouver, Wash.

• Chris Boerm, president, grain transportation, Archer Daniels Midland Inc., Decatur, Ill.*

• Jim Byrum, president and secretary/treasurer, Michigan Agri-Business Association

• Matt Gibson, vice president and general manager, Grain Division, Bunge North America Inc., St. Louis, Mo.

• Phil Greene, vice president, Foster Commodities and Foster Farms, Fresno, Calif.

• Brian Gordon, general manager, Ritzville Warehouse Co., Ritzville, Wash.

• Jeff Hainline, Board chairman and risk management adviser, Advance Trading Co., Bloomington, Ill.

• Jarvis Haugeberg, executive vice president, Form A Feed, Stewart, Minn.

• Rex Holstein, vice president, commodity purchasing, Tyson Foods, Springdale, Ark.

• Jerald Kemmerer, chief executive officer and general manager, Pride Ag Resources, Dodge City, Kan.

• Diana Klemme, vice president, Grain Service Corp., Atlanta, Ga.

• Alan Koenig, chief supply chain officer, Grain Craft, Chattanooga, Tenn.

• Lynn Krueger, senior manager, commodity purchasing, Ingredion Inc., Westchester, Ill.

• Bob Knief, president, Bartlett Grain Co. L.P., Kansas City, Mo.

• Steve Nail, president and chief executive officer, Farmers Grain Terminal Inc., Greenville, Miss.

• Chris Shafer, vice president, agricultural products, Ag Processing Inc., Omaha, Neb.

• Bruce Sutherland, president, Michigan Agricultural Commodities, Lansing, Mich.

• Jeff VanPavenage, president and chief executive officer, Columbia Grain Inc., Portland, Ore.

• Robert Zelenka, executive director, Minnesota Grain and Feed Association

Executive Committee Elected: Subsequently, the NGFA Board of Directors elected the following of its members to serve on the NGFA Executive Committee:

• Jim Banachowski, vice president and general manager, The Andersons, Maumee, Ohio.

• Chris Boerm, president, Global Transportation, Archer Daniels Midland, Decatur, Ill.

• Steve Campbell, executive vice president and head of North American Grains, Louis Dreyfus Company, Kansas City, Mo.

• Tom Coyle, general manager, COFCO International, Chicago, Ill.

• John Fletcher, general manager, Central Missouri AGRIService LLC, Marshall, Mo.

• Roger Fray, chief commodity marketing officer, Landus Cooperative, Ralston, Iowa

• Matt Gibson, vice president and general manager, Grain Division, Bunge North America, St. Louis, Mo.

• David Hoogmoed, executive vice president, Land O'Lakes Inc., Arden Hills, Minn.

• Diana Klemme, vice president, Grain Service Corp., Atlanta, Ga.

• Alan Koenig, chief supply chain officer, Grain Craft, Chattanooga, Tenn.

• Todd Lafferty, vice president and general counsel, Wheeler Brothers Grain Co., Watonga, Okla.

• Dan Mack, vice president, transportation, CHS Inc., St. Paul, Minn.

• Ryan Pellett, president and chief executive officer, J.D. Heiskell & Co., Elkhorn, Neb.

Also serving as members of the Executive Committee by virtue of their office are:

• NGFA Chairman: John Heck, senior vice president, Scoular, Omaha, Neb.

• NGFA First Vice Chairman: Eric Wilkey, president, Arizona Grain Inc., Casa Grande, Ariz.

• NGFA Second Vice Chairman: David Baudler, managing director, grain; Cargill Agricultural Supply Chain North America, Cargill Inc., Minneapolis, Minn.

• Immediate Past Chairman: Gary Beachner, president and CEO, Beachner Grain Co., Parsons, Kan., who was elected by the Executive Committee to serve as its chairman.

• NGFA President: Randy Gordon


Read more HERE.
 

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30/03/2017: Nutriad opens new plant in China

Traditional Chinese dragon dances were on display when Nutriad, together with local partners, opened its new palatability factory in Nantong, China

The ribbon cutting ceremony was attended by government officials, industry leaders and local staff.

 
www.nutriad.com
A pioneer in flavour and sweetener solutions for livestock applications in China, Nutriad invested in a new state of the art production facility allowing the introduction of the most recent product development from their laboratories in Europe.

The new factory, with a 10,000 Mt capacity/year, will operate under the FFI (Feed Flavour International) brand. Building on strong experience in swine nutrition, the new plant will also service ruminant and aquaculture applications.

Erik Visser, CEO Nutriad stated, “As the Chinese industry has developed, both government regulations as well as customer demands have changed over the years. This new factory is in full compliance with the latest environmental and safety regulations and brings together our years of experience from producing and servicing customers across the world.”

The new 4,150 M2 facility, will see production capacity increased and incorporates lab facilities that were built following European quality standards.

Introduction of new bags will enhance the product quality and introduction of ERP software will support supply chain improvements.

The opening ceremony was follow by a seminar that hosted speakers from Chinese universities and international industry expert and concluded with a dinner attended by industry leaders from all over China.

Nutriad CEO Mr Visser concluded, “China is a dynamic and growing country. We are proud to be investing in this market and in our relation with local producers. We are confident that we will continue to be successful as we have shown to be able to convert global knowledge into practical local solutions helping producers to overcome feed intake challenges.”


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Chief Industries company profile




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

For more than 50 years, Chief has focused on "Engineering Relationships" with its 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 time and money. The company extends an invitation to tour its site to find out how Chief can meet your grain management needs.

Read more HERE.
 

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March 28, 2017

29/03/2017: Feeding the future: with focus on health and environment

by Christophe Palletier

In my opinion, the food and agriculture sector does not receive enough praise for its performance

 
Christophe Palletier

Over the past four decades, the world population has increased by 80 per cent, meaning that farmers have been able to supply food for an additional 3.3 billion people during that same time period.

Unfortunately, the number of hungry people has remained about stable, around a billion people.

Every person who is hungry is a hungry person too many.

There cannot be any discussion about that, and there still is a lot of work to be done. This is no small feat. Clearly there is plenty of room for improvement, especially when you consider that about a third of the food produced is wasted. Although this does mean that potential to supply future food demand is there.
 


Production VS Consumption

The discussions about meeting future food demand always tend to focus on production volumes. Of course that is the minimum requirement, but to meet all the other challenges it is necessary to broaden the scope beyond volumes.

Production is only half the equation. The other is consumption. There is lot of work to help consumption patterns contribute to a balanced future between supply and demand.

The on-going increase of obesity and diabetes are at least as worrying as hunger because of the negative health, environmental and economic consequences.

One of the most important roles in the future for the food and agriculture sector will be to help people feed themselves properly. There is a need for this and it goes far beyond a marketing exercise.


Read the full article HERE.
 

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29/03/2017: Silos Córdoba Group unveils new corporate image

Silos Córdoba Group presents its new corporate image that will be deployed across all the organisation’s activities in the coming months: from the new website to branding on all silos and industrial facilities

The Silos Córdoba Group, a world reference in grain storage and conditioning solutions, unveils the new corporate image that started to take shape last year, carrying out a strategic and visual revitalisation of its corporate brand, adapting to the company's increasing size and strength.

 
www.siloscordoba.com
This new image aims to convey the new reality of the company, which has experienced a steady international expansion over the past 20 years.

Through an intense international activity, the company now exports its products to more than 45 countries in four continents; with offices in Argentina, Turkey, Kazakhstan, Mozambique, Romania, Uruguay, India and Nigeria; and a network of distributors in 37 countries.

This gradual change of image also includes the development and fostering of greater cooperation between all companies and the creation of an “ideas transfer” group, through the collaboration of the different companies of the Group.

Moreover, global operations capabilities have been merged into a single entity and there has been a move to centralised Human Resources, Finance and Marketing services.

The redesign of the Silos Córdoba Group logos, by Juan Clemente Design, aims to update the old image, capturing the new phase of the group, its communication strategy, and positioning as a first class international entity in a solid, recognised and coherent way.

The new branding respects as much as possible the current image of an established, prestigious company, with years of experience in the industry.

The redesign process was focused on establishing both a chromatic and typographic driver element, and from there, to develop a new line that while retaining previous features, still responds to the needs of modern times and new technologies.


Read more HERE.
 

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March 27, 2017

Satake company profile



In 1896, the founder of the Satake Corporation, Riichi Satake, invented and began the production of Japan's first power driven rice milling machine.

In the subsequent one hundred years, a succession of successful developments and a wealth of accumulated research and knowledge have made Satake the world leader in grain processing systems. Satake produces a comprehensive range of individual machines, integrated systems and totally engineered solutions for the processing of rice, wheat and other grains.

The Company is proud of its tradition of innovation which ensures that Satake machines and systems are always at the forefront of technology.

Satake has achieved its position as the oldest, largest and most advanced company in its fields through its commitment to offering customers superb equipment, specially developed to meet their needs. This driving principle has led directly to the prosperity of the Company.

According to their website: "We are most grateful to all our customers for their patronage which has allowed us to become known and respected in Japan and over 140 countries throughout the world."

"Satake is a 'customer company' as well as a 'technically oriented company' putting the principle of customer satisfaction into practice. The support and assistance of our customers are greatly appreciated."

Visit the website HERE.
 

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28/03/2017: Nutriad showcases additive solutions for responsible antibiotics use at VIV Asia

The pressure on the use of AGP’s in Asia has gained momentum since the Korean ban in 2011

At the recent VIV Asia in Bangkok (Thailand), multinational feed additives producer Nutriad, presented solutions for reduction of antibiotics usage in livestock production.
 
 This year’s VIV that saw a record attendance, served as an excellent platform for sharing insights on how feed additives can help the reduction of non-therapeutic use of antibiotics.

Nutriad attended industry experts from across the world at its booth and participated in several conferences and seminars during the week.

At the technical conference ‘Immunosuppression 2017’ which took place before the opening day of VIV Asia, Dr Radka Borutova, Business Development Manager at Nutriad, presented on Mycotoxins: A gateway to infectious diseases.

Consumption of some mycotoxins, at levels that do not cause overt clinical mycotoxicosis, suppresses immune functions and may decrease resistance to infectious disease.
 
 “As Asia Pacific countries are still importing most of their raw feed ingredients, and since the mycotoxin situation in Europe and USA seem to be quite serious, APAC poultry, swine, ruminants and aquaculture producers are exposed to an increased mycotoxin risk in 2017”, said Dr Radka Borutova.

On the final day of VIV Asia, Dr Tim Goossens, Business Development Manager at Nutriad, presented a talk on the challenges that producers of gut health promoting additives are facing.

“By now, it is clear that many active ingredients can be linked to gut health. But to develop a product that is just as robust as AGPs, their potential needs to be maximised”, said Dr Goossens.
 
 He talked about butyrate as an example.

“Butyrate has the potential to trigger several physiological responses that are beneficial for gut health and performance. That potential will only be met, if you invest in a coating that is able to deliver butyrate throughout the entire digestive tract, like Nutriad does with ADIMIX®Precision.”

Erik Visser, CEO Nutriad, concluded, “Pressure from government regulation and consumers will shape the demands on livestock and aquaculture producers in Asia as far as antibiotics usage is concerned, just as we are seeing and have seen in other parts of the world. With a proven track record of additive solutions across the world, NUTRIAD is well positioned to work alongside producers to define answers for today’s and tomorrow’s challenges. Feedback from industry at the recent VIV once more showed how our collaborative approach to the market is appreciated and valued.”


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28/03/2017: Satake and Alapala announce the rebirth of Henry Simon

The legendary flour milling brand “Henry Simon” returns
 

Satake Corporation and Alapala announced today the rebirth of the Henry Simon range of flour milling equipment.

 
Henry Simon Roller Mill
From its inception in 1878, Henry Simon of Manchester, England has always been known as an innovator and a driving force that helped create the milling industry that we know today.

The new range of equipment captures the original pioneering spirit combined with the groundbreaking design and aesthetics resulting from the combined research and development from Japanese and European design hubs.

The equipment will be built in the newly completed Alapala manufacturing complex that features the very latest robotic cutting, welding and assembly technology.

To celebrate the launch, the equipment will be released to the industry at the 121st Annual Conference and Expo of the International Association of Operative Millers (IAOM) at the Conference & Expo New Orleans Marriott and the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center April 10-14.

  
Henry Simon Purifier
On display for the first time will be the Roller mill and Purifier.

Both machines are the result of painstaking design partnership between Satake, Alapala and a world renowned industrial design and styling studio. The results are a stunning combination of technology, functionality and ergonomics.

This latest collaboration between Satake and Alapala follows the announcement in July 2015 when the strategic partnership was unveiled to provide the milling industry with a truly global technology partner.

The partnership incorporates the sharing technology, sales capabilities and human resources for milling clients around the world.


Read more HERE.

Visit the Satake Corporation website, HERE.

Visit the Alapala website, HERE.
 

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28/03/2017: Roundtable on Responsible Soy reveals full conference line-up, early bird passes available

The Roundtable on Responsible Soy Association, the internationally recognised organisation promoting responsible production, processing and trading of soy, announces its final line-up of speakers for the RT12 / Zero Deforestation: Transparency and Scale conference taking place in Lille, France, 31st May – 1st June 2017

 
www.responsiblesoy.org
Speakers include representatives from Nestle, World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Proterra, European Commission, Imperial College London and many other key industry partners and academics.

This year’s event, which will attract 250 stakeholders from the global supply chain, will explore practical solutions to achieving continuous improvement in sustainable soy through dialogue with thought leaders within the sector.

The two-day event will focus on deforestation (monitoring strategies and tools; risk analysis; solutions for bridging the gap between legal compliance and zero deforestation), supply chain transparency (challenges and solutions for sustainable physical supply chains; transparency tools; stories from the field) and issues around the scaling up of production (jurisdictional approaches; finance and government; synergies between soy standards). Early bird tickets still are available at a discounted price.

The full line-up of speakers has been confirmed as:

- Sandra de Bruin - GMP+ International (Project Coordinator) – The Netherlands

- Olaf Brugman - Rabobank Markets (Head of Sustainability) – The Netherlands

- Stephen Donofrio - Change|Forest Trends (Senior Advisor at Supply) - USA

- Madeleine Eilert - Nestlé – (Responsible Sourcing Manager| Cereals, Sugar and Soya) - Switzerland

- Rachael Garrett - Department of Earth and Environment at Boston University (Assistant Professor) - USA

- Gisela Introvini – Fapcem (Superintendent) - Brazil

- Emma Keller - WWF UK (Agricultural Commodities Manager) - UK

- Juliana de Lavor Lopes - AMAGGI (Sustainability Director) - Brazil

- Lisa Rausch - University of Wisconsin (Research Associate in the Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment) - USA

- Inke van der Sluijs - Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil – The Netherlands

- Kristell Guizouarn - Avril Group (Sustainability Chief Officer) - France

- Alejandro Brown – Proyungas (Presidente Fundación ProYungas) - Argentina

- Augusto Freire – ProTerra (President) - Brazil

- Ryan Sarsfield - WRI: Global Forest Watch (Latin America Commodities Manager) - USA

- Daniel Nepstad- Earth Innovation Institute (Executive Director) – USA

- Stefan Heinke –Bayer (Global Sustainability Manager) - Germany

- Erin Logan – Proforest (Deputy Director Responsible Sourcing) - UK

RTRS’s latest enhancement of its Soy Production Standard (version 3.0) has created the world’s first Zero Deforestation multi-stakeholder certification standard.

It is the only multi-stakeholder certification scheme that guarantees zero deforestation in responsible soy production.

To find out more information or to register, click HERE.  


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Golfetto Sangati company profile




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

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


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

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27/03/2017: A perspective on nutritional privilege

by Clifford Spencer, Goodwill Ambassador, NEPAD, and Chairman, Milling4Life

The chilly UK weather in February ensures that my Scottish ancestry demands porridge made from nutritious oats for my daily breakfast
 
Clifford Spencer

This feat of nature in the production of the crop of oats and its conversion into porridge provides nutritious and long lasting daily sustenance, as well as gut health that I have come to take for granted from early childhood.

My now regular visits to developing countries are a constant reminder that mine is a privileged existence and diet.

One that vast areas of the planet and its peoples can only dream of, with way too often not only adults but vulnerable young children going without as they set out on their daily journey to survive and hopefully prosper.

Indeed, without food for their children many developing country schools attract very few attendees and education suffers, along with the development of whole countries and their vital economies.
 

That situation comes as a stark reminder to the importance of the milling industry, and that production and making available on a daily basis a suite of nutritious milling products is not only a matter of satisfying taste but in many parts of the world the basis of life itself as well as that of national development.

The driving force of Milling4Life
This is the fundamental driver and basis of ‘Milling4Life’, for this reason we will be looking closely at areas such as developing milling skills, equipment and in-country facilities for a wider range of crops than that which are currently covered.

In particular those that form the basis of agricultural production in many developing countries but currently struggle to function compared to those with developed nutritious and efficient food chains.

In a few days’ time I will set off on a journey to the United States, and during my stay I will witness the very latest and best of milling technology in the state of Kansas, who produce the most economic wheat as a farm crop in the world.

How do I know that? Well I spent most of my farming career attempting to match the production costs of Kansas’s wheat regularly achieved by its expert farmers, and frustratingly found it more than difficult to achieve!

In fact - being brutally honest, failing to achieve that target in often inclement and unsuitable UK weather and soils for this purpose really became the norm.

However in the early 70’s my UK family farm did produce the Supreme Championship winning sample of milling wheat at the World Fair in Toronto, Canada. Being a typical farmer, I talked about this constantly with anyone who’d care to listen (and still do now over 40 years later) whilst conveniently forgetting virtually all of the other wheat production that never reached those heights. This is same situation as our national football team, but that is another story!

The good news for Milling4Life is that the climate and soils in many developing countries are more than up to the task and better still well adapted. Indigenous cereal crops exist in these countries that are also suitable for milling and are already widely grown.

The challenge comes in putting these countries, crop and their milling industries through the earnest development that so readily produces items such as my top class breakfast cereal, which I enjoy on a daily quality and supply always guaranteed basis.


Read the full article HERE.
 

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27/03/2017: Nutriad hosting US technical poultry symposium

Multinational feed additives producer organised a symposium during the 2017 Midwest Poultry in Minneapolis (USA) facilitating a discussion amongst industry leaders on addressing current poultry production challenges, including the best way to tackle the new Veterinary Feed Directive and raising poultry without antibiotics

 
Dr Haitham Yakout
The meeting was attended by representatives from the top poultry producers and feed producers in the country.

Staff from the top two turkey producers, with a combined volume of over 2.5 billion pounds of turkey meat a year, participated, the top three broiler producers, responsible for over 35 million birds processed a week, were present as well as was the largest brand on the egg industry in US.

Senior management from participating companies highly valued the input on the topics discussed and the opportunity to interact with industry colleagues. Safety studies (GRAS) on feed additives used in the industry, such as Nutriad’s precision delivery coated Sodium Butyrate (ULTRAMIX®) were largely discussed and considered to be the best path for feed additives suppliers.

The meeting covered the nutritional directions, presented by Jim Plyler, a discussion on the veterinarian view on the VFD, presented by Dr Eric Gonder and the market approach of feed additives suppliers, covered by Dr Haitham Yakout.

During a panel discussion, led by Dr Simon Shane, the attendees were given the opportunity for further interaction which generated some interesting ideas based on information shared by technical industry leaders.

Both attendees and Nutriad indicated to be looking forward to repeat the symposium during Midwest Poultry in 2018 and make it a returning event to support the poultry industry in reaching even higher goals and meeting the consumer’s requirements in a better way.


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27/03/2017: Vortex announces management changes

Vortex announces the appointment of Laurence Millington as Managing Director of the company’s operations in Darlington, United Kingdom 

Mr Millington will take over the role from Travis Young, who has overseen Vortex’s international operations since 2008.  

After nine years of managing the company’s business development in the EMEA and Asian markets, Mr Young has accepted the position of Executive Vice President of Marketing and Global Strategy at Vortex’s corporate headquarters in Kansas, USA.

“The appointment of Laurence was a straightforward decision. He understands how our business works, the markets we serve, and the core values Vortex upholds”, commented Mr Young.

“Under his leadership Vortex will continue to create winning relationships with our clients and distribution channels for many years to come.”

Mr Millington has been employed with the company since 2009 and was promoted to his most recent role of Sales Director, EMEA and Asia, in 2015.
 
 Mr Young has been with the company since 2004.

Founded in 1977, Vortex designs and manufactures valves and dustless loading equipment for handling dry bulk material in the food, chemical, and mineral industries.


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March 23, 2017

Bastak company profile


Bastak was established in 1999 by the current Director, Mr Zeki Demirtasoglu as  Bastak Gida Makine Medikal Paz.Ith.Ihr.San.Tic.Ltd.Sti..
  
The company produces flour additives and quality control apparatus. Their aim is to be the market leader in the sector and to keep up with the latest innovations. The fundamental principle of the company is client satisfaction. For this purpose, no expense is spared in the quest for new technologies.


Bastak takes part in domestic and foreign fairs as both exhibitor and visitor in order to follow the most recent global developments and to introduce its own innovations.


The company expanded its horizons in 2003 by establishing its Foreign Trade Department and began to export. Bastak is aware that the only way to be able to exist in a dynamic global market is to produce consistently high quality products. For this reason, the company gives great importance to work studies and research.



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24/03/2017: Milling milestones - Asia 2016

by Raghavan “Ragha” Sampathkumar

To say 2016 was an eventful year would really be an understatement not just for the Americans but also for the world
 
Raghavan Sampathkumar

Among several key developments, as a food and agribusiness professional, I list the following as my favorites.

Firstly, the humble grain got glorified as the IR8 rice variety celebrated its 50th anniversary. Hailed "the miracle rice", IR8 helped prevent famine-induced deaths in the 1960s and brought millions of Asians out of acute hunger.

Still rice contributes close to four fifths of all calories consumed by over 4 billion Asians.

However, as diets are transforming faster, per capita rice consumption has been declining over the last few decades and consumption of livestock products, fish, fruits and vegetables has grown rapidly.

Then, pulses had their fair share of recognition as the United Nations announced 2016 as the International Year of Pulses (IYP).
 


Their rich nutritional value as “natural superfoods” and their contribution to environmental sustainability aspects are getting due attention globally, more so in the traditionally animal-protein consuming regions.

The third one is a tale of two cities - New Delhi and Beijing.

The two Asian giants were fighting for the notorious top spot of “the most polluted” in the world.

Unlike the latter, New Delhi’s dangerous air pollution was caused by burning of wheat stubbles after harvest in the neighbouring states of Punjab and Haryana.

Strong voices were raised to press the Government to review India’s overemphasis on cereal-based agricultural and food subsidization policies that made these states "the wheat bowl of India".

Further, FAO in Asia Pacific stressed the need for more action on the Anti-Microbial Resistance issue and called for concerted action by all stakeholders in the food chain.

Meantime in South Korea, two strains of H5 virus (bird flu) struck in December when global meat demand will probably be at its peak.

At 15kg per capita, South Korea is one of the top consumers of chicken meat in Asia.

These will have significant biosecurity & food safety ramifications on domestic production and trade of meat, feed and grains globally.


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24/03/2017: 2016 USGC annual report now available online and in poster format

The US Grains Council's (USGC's) 2016 annual report is now available online and via mail to members, highlighting the organisation's work in developing market share, finding new grain demand and serving long-term buyers of US corn, barley, sorghum, distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and ethanol

The 2015/2016 marketing year experienced large exports as commodity prices remained low, with 100 MMT of US feed grains exported across the world.

 
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This boom continued into the 2016/2017 marketing year, which started September 1, 2016, with almost 28 MMT of feed grains in some form exported in the first quarter alone.

Working together with members, the Council’s global team continues to hone strategy and find new opportunities to work in a changing market and policy environment in order to benefit US agriculture.

The report reviews these sales with a focus on Council activities in more than 50 grain markets. Highlights from 2016 included the biennial Export Exchange, co-sponsored by the Renewable Fuels Association, which brought together more than 200 international buyers of coarse grains from 35 countries, resulting in sales of 2.6 million metric tons (102.4 million bushels) of coarse grains and co-products valued at $460 million.

The Council also conducted activities essential to building and maintaining trust in the United States as the long-term supplier of high-quality grain for buyers in loyal markets like Taiwan, Japan and South Korea while working to recapture share in markets like Algeria and Malaysia and laying the foundation for sales farther into the future in markets like Cuba and Tanzania.

The printed version of the 2016 annual report is a poster, which members can display in their offices or homes.

To view a larger version of the annual report, click HERE.

The online report, supplemented with videos, infographics and photos produced throughout the year, is available HERE.


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HERE.
 

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24/03/2017: Horti China: Exceeding all expectations high-tech solutions for the whole horticulture supply chain

The horticulture industry is one of the fast growing sectors in China mainly as a result of the growing middle class and the income

There is a need for more knowledge to increase the production and quality and to improve the food safety and grow pollution-free vegetables.

 
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VNU Richland intends to introduce the exhibition Horti China in 2017 in Shanghai.

The business scope of the Horti China initiative is to build and maintain platform(s) for face-to-face meetings and knowledge sharing, with digital support, in the industry chain of horticulture in China.

These platforms are mainly exhibitions and conferences which cover:

- The supply chain from the breeders to the b-to-b end-users (retail and institutions).
- All horti related products but mainly fruit, vegetables, flowers and plants.

Horti China will cooperate with iFresh on Horti Fresh sub brand.

Together with these partners they have the opportunity to create the backbone of the Horti China concept.

They will have a unique platform to build a powerful exhibition with conferences and multimedia exposure year-round.

MACFRUT and IFEMA is Horti China international partner.

MACFRUT and IFEMA are the leading exhibition on global horticulture area, their joint venture overseas exhibition brand is Mac Fruit Attraction.

The brand Mac Fruit Attraction China will be the space that gathers the whole international participation in Horti China, meanwhile add to the brand concept "The worldwide fresh produce industry" together with Horti China brand concept “High-tech solutions for the whole horticulture supply chain”.

Horti China will take place at the National Convention and Exhibition Centre from November 22 to 24, 2017. More information can be found at www.hortichina.net


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23/03/2017: BioMar Group to establish feed factory in Australia

During the last years BioMar Group has delivered an increasing volume of feed to the Australian market from factories in Chile and Scotland

Now the company is ready to establish a green field feed factory in Australia with a yearly capacity of 110.000 tons.

The market is evaluated to have a high potential for growth within a broad range of species.
 
 Underlining the expansion strategy of the company, BioMar Group announces yet another growth initiative: The construction of a feed factory in Australia.

BioMar Group is already cooperating with local state government building the required foundation for approval.

The aim is to be able to serve the customers, being locally agile with a solid foundation of global product development and technical experience within species such as salmon, trout and yellow tail king fish.

“In 2016 we opened a factory in Turkey and this year we will be ready with our second factory in China as well as with expanded capacity in Norway. In 2019 we aim to open a feed factory in Australia supported by our established factories, technical experts and global R&D department. We are as a group dedicated to fulfil the growth ambitions in our strategy being an independent premium feed supplier with a high degree of global cooperation”, explains Carlos Diaz CEO, BioMar Group.

Through the presence in the market BioMar Group has obtained a hands-on understanding of the local farming conditions and challenges.

It is the expectation that being locally present with commercial staff, technical expertise and production facilities will lead to an even more competitive advantage in the market.

The ambition is to support the customers by developing high performance products tailored to local farming conditions with a strong profile in regards to sustainability, feed safety and food quality.

“I am confident that our approach of balancing local agility and global excellence will give us a solid position in Australasia. We have already established very successful cooperation with key customers and we are looking forward to working with a broader base of customers developing the aquaculture industry in Australia and New Zealand. The world around us is changing and there is an increasing need for combining sustainability and efficiency. We clearly see that end-consumers are changing buying patterns towards high quality products with a responsible profile. We firmly believe that working closely together with the value chain can prepare the industry to take a lead in the global food sustainability agenda”, states Carlos Diaz.


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