April 30, 2018

01/05/2018: International program of excellence awarded to GEAPS|K-State Program

The distance education program at the IGP Institute strives to provide valuable education through online trainings and courses. This effort is reflected as the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) | Kansas State University partnership received the International Program of Excellence Award through the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) in March 2018.
 


This award identifies educational programs and services, administrative practices, collaborations and partnerships, and research when considering a recipient. The UPCEA encourages its member institutions and organisations, to extend their outreach globally and to facilitate global professional training and online education in creative and innovative methods.

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01/05/2018: Time saving and maximum safety

by Wynveen International BV, Netherlands

To supply a bulk outloading system for an animal feed producer, Wynveen International BV joined forces with Festo in developing automatic loading chutes. The new regulating systemdelivers a combined solution for the automatic positioning and securing of the chutes used to fill bulk trailers.
 
Image credit: Wynveen International BV

Labour intensive
Until recently, loading a trailer was a time-consuming task. The driver climbed onto the roof of the bulk trailer, installed a safety fence and attached himself securely. Then inserted the loading hose from each chute into the filler openings.

The last step was to unhitch the safety line, climbed off the trailer and controlled the loading of each compartment, from a platform. An unacceptable solution from a health and safety point of view, but Wynveen International BV based in Heteren, part of the Triott Group, identified considerable potential for improvements both in terms of ergonomics and time and hence cost savings.

Automatic positioning
Ronald van Leeuwen and Kilian Bijenhof (Wynveen International) looked into the possibility of automatic positioning of the chutes. “That meant we needed to collaborate with a specialist in control systems to help us deliver a topflight embedded engineering solution. Another challenge was to stay within the budget for the factory control system. At the same time, as is often the case in projects of this kind, there were also considerable time restraints.”

Each chute had to be fitted with a hinge section, a position feedback, an in and out function, a control unit and a drive system. A safety device also had to be fitted to prevent the extendable chute descending too far.

Servo-pneumatic solution
When Bas Helderman (Festo) saw the project requisitions (He started to think along), “In the original plan, the intention was to use an air cylinder to operate the chute valve and an electric drive for positioning. He suggested that a servo-pneumatic solution would both be simpler and more functional. He immediately thought of the DFPD actuator with the new CMSX position regulator from Festo; a combination that offers a solution for both functions and with characteristics that would perfectly suit the application. It also required fewer power supply and control cables. For both actuator and position regulator, a single power supply is sufficient and represents a considerable cost saving. All in all, in terms of pricing, this was an attractive alternative.”


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FAWEMA company profile




Know-how and experience since 1920

FAWEMA was founded by Heinrich Kleinjung in 1920 and called FAbrik für WErkzeuge und MAschinen. At first the company manufactured twist drill milling machines, drilling machines, bow saws, grinding machines and other metal working tools. Later on, these products were also exported to the UK.

From the mid-thirties onwards contract work and government orders, above all the processing of spare parts for locomotives for the National Railway, contributed to the company's growth. By the end of the forties there was an increased demand for portioned foodstuffs, and FAWEMA, together with their engineer Julius Schwirten, an expert for packaging machines, concentrated on the development and manufacture of dosing machines.

In 1949 a small dosing machine was built. Then Edeka ordered 250 dosing machines at one stroke to equip all of their shops and also placed an order for the first automatic filling machine. Factory workshops and a multi-storey administration building were erected. Continuously improved and new FAWEMA products resulted in further expansion. The production programme was systematically broadened, first by adding bag filling and closure machines and later by combining them with collating and packing machines into state-of-the-art packaging lines.

Committed to the future
High quality standards and proven technology coupled with innovative solutions have made FAWEMA a household name for packaging machines worldwide.

On the basis of standard components, FAWEMA develop tailor-made packaging solutions in modular construction using the most up-to-date control and drive technology. FAWEMA are synonymous with reliability and punctual delivery thanks to the commitment of their employees at their factory in Engelskirchen as well as their service technicians worldwide. Their product range comprises machines and lines for filling and packaging dry products for almost all areas of application. Depending on the requirements, the packaging materials used may be paper, plastic or composite. These may be pre-made bags or bags produced from reel material during the in-line process.

FAWEMA bring you the entire know-how of packaging technology. They draw up overall design proposals – from product feed to palletizing. Moreover, FAWEMA are always open to new developments – new applications, new industries, new packaging technologies.


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April 29, 2018

30/04/2018: Method of food production is central to both environmental and human health, UK

Patrick Holden has welcomed a far-sighted presentation from the Secretary of State for the Environment, Michael Gove, at a conference on The Future of UK Farming organised by the Sustainable Food Trust.
 

The Environment Secretary was careful not to pre-empt the conclusions of Defra’s consultation on the future of UK agricultural policy, which ends on 8 May, but set out his vision for the UK and became the first Defra Minister to accept the critical link between sustainable food systems and healthy diets.
 

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30/04/2018: Petfood Extrusion and Treats Conference speaker profile - Thomas Ellegaard Mohr

21 June 2018,  Jaarbeurs, Utrecht, The Netherlands (Part of VIV Europe 2018)

Pet food and treats are growing rapidly all over the world due to the sharp rise in pet humanisation and with increasing disposable income.


Focus on health and wellness is a major driver of pet treats using functional and other ingredients promising benefits, clean label movement, limited ingredients, safety concerns, natural pet food, grain free, high meat and novel protein.

Extrusion of pet food is an art and science which require knowledge about raw material, hardware and processing requirements. There are different options available to pet food companies to use either single or twin screw extruder with very special die design like, multi-color and multi-shape die.

In this half day conference speakers will talk about pet food and treat trends, extrusion of pet food and treats with single and twin screw extruder; advanced single screw extrusion for companion animal food, specialty, treats, and supplements; extruded pet food quality management; relations between technology and extruded pet food quality and pet food quality optimisation and palatability. 

Thomas Ellegaard Mohr
Image credit: ANDRITZ
Speaker Profile Thomas Ellegaard Mohr,
Global Application & Sales Manager, ANDRITZ Feed & Biofuel


Thomas holds a degree in marine engineering and technology management. He joined ANDRITZ Feed & Biofuel in 2015, before joining ANDRITZ Thomas has been working within the process industry since 2008, as Installation & Commissioning Engineer, Technical Advisor and Sales Manager, before being hired as Global Application & Sales Manager at ANDRITZ Feed & Biofuel, with focus on Extrusion technology









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30/04/2018: Nutriad presents pig additive solutions in China

Belgium headquartered feed additives producer Nutriad, a leader in species specific solutions for health and nutrition, participated in the China Feed Exhibition held from April 17-20 in Changsha.
 


The event held in the world’s biggest feed market provided an excellent platform to Nutriad for the launch of new products, share scientific data with attendees and present the integrated services the company can offer in China.


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30/04/2018: Using 3D level sensors to address the toughest grain storage challenges

by Jenny Christensen, MBA, Vice President of Marketing, Garner Industries, home and manufacturer of BinMaster Level Controls

For almost a decade, 3DLevelScanners have been providing highly accurate level and volume measurement in challenging materials contained in bins, tanks, and silos. The only sensor to measure and map the material surface, it sends pulses in a 70° beam angle, taking multiple level measurements and accounting for uneven surface topography when calculating volume.


Each sensor comes with 3DVision software that reports the lowest and highest points detected and the average level based upon a weighted average of all measurements in the bin. For the MV and the MVL models, a colorful graphical representation indicates where high and low spots exist in the silo.

3D scanners keep pushing the boundaries – and addressing the concerns of increasingly complex grain storage operations. This article shares a few of the newest innovations.
 
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View multiple silos on a single screen
MultiVision software for inventory visibility across an organisation
Inventory management affects multiple departments across grain storage or processing operation. Plant personnel need accurate volume to manage storage and sales, and finance needs accurate valuation for financial statements. To provide corporate-wide visibility, the optional 3D MultiVision software enables users to view data for multiple bins in a single window. Since it is Windows-based, it can be configured for 24/7 access via an organisation’s Local Area Network (LAN).

MultiVision software can be used with all versions of the non-contact, dust penetrating 3DLevelScanner including the RL, S, M, MV and MVL models. By clicking on a single bin, users can zoom in on detailed information for the bin including minimum, maximum, and average levels.

For the MV and MVL models, they can also see the 3D visualisation of bin contents. The software allows multiple users at multiple locations to view bin level and volume data on a permissions basis.

3D MultiVision software makes it easy to share real-time bin data across the entire organisation (or with vendors using VMI) to improve purchasing, logistics, operational decisions, and financial management. With user-friendly setup and intuitive operation, each user can customise their screen to view all bins or a group of bins and color-code bins by material type. Users can set high and low-level alerts to be notified when bins reach critical levels. Because the software is installed on the LAN, there are no third-party applications or data access fees.


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Yenar company profile



With more than 20 years experience in the sector, Yenar have a state of the art production plant on an area of 40,000 m2, of which 18,000 m2 is covered. 

Domestic and global leaders since 1995, Yenar's equipment range includes rolls manufactured using the most up to date technology by means of the double pour centrifugal casting method. These rolls are in demand in many food sectors. 

Manufacturing 22,000 units annually of various diameters and lengths as of 2014, Yenar is the fastest growing Turkish company in the sector, supplying hundreds of food sector producers in both domestic and foreign markets by means of professional sales teams. 


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April 26, 2018

27/04/2018: Store-way to Hunan: China’s grain storage problem

by Mike Jeapes, Portfolio Director, Global Grain

China is one of the largest stakeholders in ensuring global food security. Informed speculators are taking positions to benefit; they’re putting it all on red.

China’s solution is to control the global grain supply chain. By subsidising recent upgrades on internal loading and transportation facilities, and with its trading firms acquiring interests in origination markets as well transport and logistics firms, China is reducing the risk in ensuring its population’s food needs are met.
 


The well-documented population pressures within China, and increasing taste for meat from its growing middle classes, mean that grain for humans and feed for our animal friends (although they might be slightly less friendly at the point they’re about to be eaten) have placed food security at the top of the government’s list of priorities.

China is now turning its attention to the domestic supply chain. One of the country’s main aims to is ensure that internal farming capabilities are on point, and have been improving these by using the most effective incentive known to man; paying more money. Inflated purchase prices for farmers have massively raised recent production rates in Chinese grains. In 2017, Chinese grain output was quoted as reaching the second highest output in history, at 617.9 million tonnes.

But the grain is going off. Open air grains storage is being blamed as approximately one sixth of domestic grain – let’s face it, it's rice – is stored in this way. As such, the government recently announced that they will be removing 95 percent of open grain storage by 2020 to reduce spoilage.

A recent Reuters report stated that this target should be achievable given recent policy changes, as well as citing Beijing’s stated aim to “optimise the grain storage capacity” and “improve the modern grain logistics system and efficiency”. I would like to go one further and state that it’s even more achievable as all they need to do is “build roofs”. I am available for all your highly paid government policy consulting needs.

Alongside this relatively low-tech – and given it was me who thought of it, it’s probably wrong-tech – suggestion, discussion has centred around the AgTech developments that are shaping the grains and oilseeds sector. An investment boom is being discussed for 2018 across all types of agricultural infrastructure, which should bode well for future storage technologies.


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Superior Grain Equipment company profile



Superior is a family-owned company based right in the heart of farm country – in Kindred, North Dakota. They offer a complete line of robust grain storage, handling and conditioning equipment suitable for commercial facilities and farm operations.


Their state-of-the–art manufacturing locations feature the most advanced manufacturing equipment and quality control procedures. Meanwhile their dedicated workforce understands the importance of crop protection to your livelihood.

Superior are committed to providing superior bins and grain handling equipment that can be relied on for generations. You are invited to call or visit to see for yourself why Superior is more than their name, but also their promise to you of the quality you can expect from every one of their bins and their complete line of grain handling equipment.

Designed to fit your operation’s needs
Small or large, Superior Grain Equipment can help. Whether it’s a single farm bin or a large commercial facility complete with conditioning and handling systems, their experts work with you to determine the most efficient and economical storage solution for your operation while keeping in mind future growth.

- Site Analysis & Selection
- Project Design & Management
- Engineering Support

Construction you can rely on
Strength and stability. Superior take pride in manufacturing using only the highest quality materials and incorporating the latest innovations to build the most durable storage systems available.

- Lifetime Warranties Engineered
- Precision Fit Designs
- Withstand Highest Winds & Loads

Total support, from start to finish

Superior understand that it’s not just grain, but your livelihood that their products protect. From day one, they are committed to using their decades of experience and dealer network to support you and your operation’s growth.

- Top to Bottom
- Construction Service & Warranty
- Worldwide Dealer Network

From farm and commercial binds to grain dryers and accessories, all of the superior products are built with superior materials and attention to detail. Their decades of experience means that they understand exactly what it takes for you to get the most out of your grain storage and handling equipment. We pride themselves on delivering exceptional service and products.

For more information visit the Superior Grain Equipment website, HERE.
 

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April 25, 2018

26/04/2018: Nutreco launches its Sustainability Report

Nutreco’s 2017 Sustainability Report, launched 25th April, shows the company is on track with its 2020 targets. These targets, focused around the four pillars of ingredients, operations, nutritional solutions and commitment, are a key part of the company’s sustainability programme Nuterra.
 


Sustainability is at the core of Nutreco’s mission ‘Feeding the Future’; the company’s ambition to contribute to producing enough nutritious and high-quality food for a growing population in a sustainable way. 


Read more on the Milling and Grain website, HERE.
 

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26/04/2018: BAKERpedia partners with AIB International on new food safety section

BAKERpedia, the world’s largest go-to digital technical resource for commercial bakers and food innovators has partnered with AIB International (AIBI) to develop a new food safety section for bakers, bakeries, and quality assurance managers.
 


The new section on the BAKERpedia website features 30 topics. This recent collaboration is a direct response to the increased demand by bakeries for assistance with interpreting the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Food Safety Modernisation Act (FSMA). Timely knowledge and information sharing is critical as bakeries and bakers work to comply with new regulations.


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26/04/2018: Grinding and packaging: Technology for easy cleaning and minimal fines

by Andrew Huynh, Sales Engineer, MPE (Modern Processing Equipment Corporation), USA

SaltWorks® is a sea and mineral salt company located in Woodinville, Washington producing a range of specialty salts for wholesale customers, private label, and direct to consumers.
 


They produce custom order salts with varieties like Himalayan pink, red Hawaiian, Mediterranean black, Andres Mountain, Balinese, Mexican, French, and others; and offer grind sizes ranging from extra coarse, to medium, extra fine, and powder. What makes SaltWorks unique is their infrastructure that applies advanced process technologies such as light sorting, specialty grinding and packaging to their gourmet salts.

SaltWorks reached out to MPE because their previous grinder was not doing a great job at grinding to the desired grain size. The yields might contain up to 25 percent fines by weight, which would mean more product was used than necessary to fulfill the order.

While excess fines were still valuable for use in other products, they basically had to be processed a second time, which was not ideal in terms of production efficiency. The company wanted to achieve a significantly lower fines rate and give managers repeatable accuracy as they move from one order to the next, something which other competing grinding technologies could not be relied upon.

Switching between salts also requires cleaning the inside of the grinder to ensure batch purity and integrity. However, cleaning the old grinder was a laborious and time-consuming process. They wanted a grinder that could be wet-washed and corrosion resistant by design for quick transitioning between varieties.

“SaltWorks maintains the highest salt purity standards and the ability to sterilise the grinder without having to hand dry between batches was a huge factor for us moving forward with the MPE Graun-U-Lizer,” says Colin Mclane, Engineering Manager, SaltWorks.

MPE engineers set out on delivering an industrial grinder that would solve all of SaltWorks’ needs.

Solution
MPE built a custom IMD 79 Gran-U-Lizer for SaltWorks (model IMD79) with two roller stages, affording an ideal amount of control and particle size reduction precision. The programmable logic controller (PLC) allows operators to electronically adjust the roll gaps for nimble transitioning between orders of varying grain sizes—with repeatable accuracy. Additionally the IMD79’s 4 rolls are stainless steel and can be quickly wet-washed as part of SaltWorks’ CIP system.


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Profile: Norwood and Company




With almost 100 years of collective experience in the family business, Norwood and Company has provided multiple services to our customers that have been used to help launch their projects and keep them under budget and on time.

According to Norwood and Company they know the mechanical workings of the grain, feed, and milling industries like no one else, and their knowledge can make the difference between a successful project and a costly one.


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April 23, 2018

24/04/2018: Bühler LumoVision: Saving lives and improving livelihoods with revolutionary data-driven grain sorting technology

At Hannover Messe, Bühler has revealed a breakthrough in sorting technology that will minimise toxic contamination in maize and improve yield, by identifying and removing cancer-causing, aflatoxin-infected grains.
 
 LumoVision™
Image credit: Bühler

It does this more accurately and at greater speed than any previous solution. Developed in partnership with Microsoft, the launch of LumoVision™ is a significant advance for the maize processing industry in its fight against fungal moulds called mycotoxins, the most poisonous of which is aflatoxin.


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24/04/2018: Code of Conduct on agricultural data sharing sets the scene for digital farming

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A coalition of associations from the EU agri-food chain launched a joint EU Code of Conduct on agricultural data sharing in Brussels on the 23rd April, 2018.
The Code promotes the benefits of sharing data and enables agri-business models, including agri-cooperatives and other agri-businesses, to swiftly move into an era of digitally enhanced farming. The Code sheds greater light on contractual relations and provides guidance on the use of agricultural data, particularly the rights to access and use the data. 

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24/04/2018: Phytogenic feed supplements: Natural breeding is the goal

by Fabián Alberto Jijón Tinoco, Species Manager Aquaculture, Dostofarm, Germany

In shrimp or fish farming, the topic of sustainability is omnipresent. Antibiotics and growth promoters can no longer be an option for optimal health management with regards to animal nutrition. Natural phytogenic feed supplements such as oregano are a viable alternative. We concentrate solely on aroma premixes and feed supplements made of pure natural oregano oil and are known as the market leader in this sector.

Shrimp and fish farming are gaining in importance, since the demand for seafood from aquaculture is rising. Challenges in this sector not only include new production technologies and special animal nutrition, but also optimal health management. The latter is particularly relevant in view of the occurrence of new viral diseases in shrimp farming, such as the white spot syndrome virus (WSSV) or bacterial diseases like acute hepatopancreatic necrosis syndrome (AHPND).
 

Image credit: DOSTOFARM

Phytogenic feed supplements
Phytogenic feed supplements are used with all livestock species and domestic animals to stabilise the gastrointestinal tract and to promote the immune status. Oregano's antibacterial mode of action is also interesting for the aquaculture industry. The phytogenic additive can be mixed in directly at the compound feed factory or added directly to the feed at the farm.

Our goal is to achieve health-stabilising and performance-enhancing effects. Using the example of shrimp breeding, Dosto-oregano can naturally increase the survival rate and growth of the animals, as shown by current trials in Ecuador.

Feed supplements and their use in aquaculture operations is a huge topic worldwide. Through regulation of the use of antibiotics and growth promoters in the animal feed, alternatives must be found for the farms. Natural breeding with high profitability is the goal, both in the organic sector and for conventional breeding.

Strengthening of the animal's immune system is the central factor of testing. Thanks to the improved gastrointestinal health of the animals, they are more resistant to bacterial diseases and are able to overcome them better. We did not observe any side effects. Based on our positive experiences, the same can be expected for other animal species.

Can you use kitchen oregano?
Using kitchen oregano would not deliver the desired results. The same can be assumed for nature-identical oregano. Dostofarm stands for consistent high quality of our products, which we guarantee thanks to exclusive contract farming and a continuously controlled process chain, from seeding to processing. The constituents of the essential oil are standardised, so we can always ensure constant quality. Moreover, we are extensively certified. This is the requirement for success with livestock owners.

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Leiber GmbH company profile

Behind every activity, there is a person.

Over 180 people work for Leiber. Each one is a specialist in their particular field.

An experienced team within a company that has pursued a clear strategy for more than 60 years: working with values.

What makes Leiber different? They concentrate on what they can do best:

brewer's yeast, production at the highest quality, the latest technology, findings from science and research, the performance of a team of specialists.

This is what defines Leiber's strategic direction, and that is what makes them entrepreneurs.


Visit the website HERE.

 


















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April 22, 2018

23/04/2018: Petfood Extrusion and Treats Conference speaker profile - Spencer Lawson

21 June 2018,  Jaarbeurs, Utrecht, The Netherlands (Part of VIV Europe 2018)

Pet food and treats are growing rapidly all over the world due to the sharp rise in pet humanisation and with increasing disposable income.




Focus on health and wellness is a major driver of pet treats using functional and other ingredients promising benefits, clean label movement, limited ingredients, safety concerns, natural pet food, grain free, high meat and novel protein.

Extrusion of pet food is an art and science which require knowledge about raw material, hardware and processing requirements. There are different options available to pet food companies to use either single or twin screw extruder with very special die design like, multi-color and multi-shape die.

In this half day conference speakers will talk about pet food and treat trends, extrusion of pet food and treats with single and twin screw extruder; advanced single screw extrusion for companion animal food, specialty, treats, and supplements; extruded pet food quality management; relations between technology and extruded pet food quality and pet food quality optimisation and palatability. 

Speaker Profile - Spencer Lawson, Wenger 
Spencer Lawson
Image credit: Wenger


Spencer Lawson received a Bachelor of Science degree in 2006 from Kansas state University. After having worked in the feed and pelleting industry for 2 years, he has been employed with Wenger since 2008.

For the past four years he has been exclusively involved with the process technology for extrusion in livestock feed systems. Spencer actively speaks at university short courses and industry seminars as well as traveling globally in the extrusion industry.










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23/04/2018: Australian company leads the world in On Combine Analysis technology

Next Instruments is an Australian manufacturer of instrumentation for the grains and food industries. Over the last five years Next Instruments has been at the forefront of Precision Agriculture technology with the development of the CropScan 3000H On Combine Analyser.
 


With more than 250 systems sold around the world, Next Instruments has become the world leader in this technology. The CropScan 3000H provides grain farmers with real-time field maps for protein, moisture, oil and starch as the grains are harvested in the field. Farmers can now blend grain based on quality parameters including protein, oil and starch to increase crop payments by 10-20 percent. 


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23/04/2018: Nutriad launches Delistart at Ildex Vietnam

At Ildex Vietnam 2018, feed additive specialist Nutriad unveiled a new product from its’ world leading palatability range. Delistart® is a piglet feeding concept that links quick feed to starter feed, training the piglets to the new feed in weaning period, resulting in 6-7 percent extra feed intake in piglets.

 



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23/04/2018: Impact of dietary sodium diformate on performance and litter quality in broiler

by Christian Lückstädt and Stevan Petrovic, ADDCON GmbH, Bitterfeld, Germany

Animal husbandry suffers from losses due to contamination with pathogenic bacteria. Their resultant impacts in animals include lower weight gains and increased mortality. 


 
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On the other hand, evidence of the development of antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria that are pathogenic to humans has mounted over recent decades; and the practice of using sub-therapeutic levels of antibiotics as growth promoters in livestock production has been heavily implicated in this resistance.

Worldwide, this connection has led to the erosion of consumer trust in agricultural practices that rely on this valuable medical resource. Increasingly, legislation is limiting their use.

Banning the use of in-feed antibiotics in livestock, as has happened in the EU – and currently in a number of Asian countries, placed more pressure on animal producers and feed millers. In this context, organic acids have long been used to counteract Gram-negative pathogenic bacteria in animal feed; and the beneficial effects of feeding organic acids to monogastric animals on animal performance and health are well accepted.

One of the first reports of improved broiler performance when diets were supplemented with single acids was for formic acid (Vogt et al., 1981). Later, Izat et al. (1990) found significantly reduced levels of Salmonella spp. in carcass and caecal samples, after including calcium formate in broiler diets.

The use of pure formic acid in breeder diets reduced the contamination of tray liners and hatchery waste with S. enteritidis drastically (Humphrey and Lanning, 1988). Hinton and Linton (1988) examined how salmonella infections could be controlled in broiler chickens, using a mixture of formic and propionic acids. They demonstrated that under experimental conditions, 0.6 percent of this organic acid blend was effective in preventing intestinal colonisation with Salmonella spp. from naturally or artificially contaminated feed.

Improving broiler performance or hygienic conditions with the aid of organic acids has been reported by many sources (Desai et al., 2007), as mentioned above. An important limitation, however, is that organic acids are rapidly metabolised in the fore-gut (crop to gizzard) of birds, which will reduce their impact on growth performance. A more complex molecule (sodium diformate - a double salt of formic acid, traded as Formi NDF, ADDCON) has been proven to be effective against pathogenic bacteria, including salmonella, along the whole gastro-intestinal tract (Lückstädt and Theobald, 2009).


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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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April 19, 2018

20/04/2018: Dustin Mcevoy joins Superior Grain Equipment as Technical Sales Coordinator

Dustin McEvoy has joined Superior Grain Equipment as a Technical Sales Coordinator, bringing more than 10 years of grain storage and handling experience to the company.
 



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20/04/2018: Agribusiness in Africa: The future was yesterday

by Olumide Famakinwa, Agribusiness Development Practitioner/CEO, Firstling, Lagos, Nigeria

More than 60 percent of Africa is arable land and there are more than 35 million small farmers, Africa produces just three percent of the world’s rice and wheat, and 10 percent of the world’s maize.

Agribusiness is simply the business of agricultural production. Agribusiness touches on health, nutrition, safety, science and environment, however due to more efficient operating practices, new technologies, increased level of partnership and collaboration across the supply chain, the future for the industry is very attractive and still emerging.
 


Clichés describing agribusiness are quite valid from the farm to the fork, soil to the skin, seed to feed, ground to grub, from the earth to the edible, all give credence to the detailed and concise process of the value chain and end to end processes.

Key trends shaping agribusiness are the needs for more food, biofuels, raising importance of environmental sustainability, continued food price volatility and globalisation.

The catchphrase ‘The Future was Yesterday’ highlights the pragmatic and cautious need to fast track the process of agribusiness transformation and industrialisation in Africa considering the empirical evidence that the developed countries of the world have attained monumental heights and are just consolidating on the gains of a mature and structured market.

Presently the developed countries have moved the agribusiness industry platform to the heart of digitalisation, digitalisation is not only widening access to markets and improving efficiencies but it also increasing transparency in terms of costs of production, added value, location, tracking and cost of shipments. In simple words the future of agribusiness is going digital all the way and Africa must meander through the murky waters of the past and present to appropriately direct the future.

Technology is playing a huge role in the transformation of agricultural supply chains. The deep roots and contemplation of the main theme of this article is extracted from the historicity of the industrial revolution sandwiched in between the preceding agricultural revolution and post information technology revolution.

The industrial revolution reflects our challenges as a continent in terms of scale and scope of transformation, which would involve all stakeholders of the polity, from the public and private sectors to academia and civil society. How integrated and comprehensive is our response to the process of agribusiness industrialisation? It has been agonisingly slow and the methodology seems regressive in planning, implementation and control based on impact and results.


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