May 30, 2018

31/05/2018: De Heus underlines growth in Myanmar by opening second production site


On 29 May 2018 De Heus Myanmar proudly celebrated the opening of its second production site in Myanmar

This modern production facility will enable De Heus to strengthen its market position and help professionalise agriculture in the region. Located on 26,000 square metres near Mandalay, the factory has an annual production capacity of 280,000 MT and is regarded as the most sustainable feed production site in Myanmar.

After opening its animal feed mill near Yangon in the Lower Myanmar region on 1 October 2016, De Heus now has a second production site near Mandalay, in the Upper Myanmar region.


Read the full article on the Milling and Grain website, HERE.
 

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31/05/2018: Different global production systems

by Chris Jackson, Export Manager, UK TAG
 
Chris Jackson

As I travel the world and see so many different production systems it never ceases to impress me, the way that farmers adapt their production systems to suit their environment and the restrictions that their land areas impose upon them.

Currently travelling in China, we are seeing massive production bases interspersed with small scale production, using every small parcel of land to grow crops and vegetables. This is a very impressive sight for me coming from the United Kingdom, where land is more and more being given over for recreation and the creation of decorative gardens - whilst our population rely on supermarkets to supply them with instant meals.
 

These traditional small-scale producers have not lost the skills needed to maximise their crop yields by natural means. The latest technology developed by our scientists is now being made available to them to help them maintain and increase production.

Genetics will be the first step forward to increase yields and increase disease resistance to produce healthier crops and livestock. Having achieved this where I am travelling now in Sichuan Province, it is very obvious that for perishable vegetable crops rapid access to markets is essential distance and terrain do not make this an easy task. Although the government have invested heavily in a superb road system building and development is necessarily taking place at an alarming pace which is inevitably putting more pressure on the major limiting factor land space.

Marketing and cooperation between the villages must be a way forward to get products to the markets in a fit condition.

In common with all countries that I visit, the young people do not wish to stay at home to farm, long-term this is not good as inherited skills are lost.

This visit moves on to inspect some very large-scale pig breeding farms. In order to improve food safety, the Government is encouraging large scale production. This is because it can be easier to control the food safety measures needed, getting meat produced hygienically and healthily into the food chain. Anti-microbial Resistance is a well-recognised concern with antibiotic use, much more easily regulated in large units that can employ professional veterinary services.

These units rely on good quality feeds being produced and delivered by mills that can use the latest technologies to produce a range of diets for the animals formulated to fit each stage of production whilst being palatable.


Read the full article, HERE.
 

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31/05/2018: 25th Annual Practical Short Course on Aquaculture Feed Extrusion, Nutrition and Feed Management

A one-week Practical Short Course on Aquaculture Feed Extrusion, Nutrition and Feed Management will be presented on August 26-31, 2018 at Texas A&M University by staff, industry representative and consultants.
 


This program will cover information on designing new feed mills and selecting conveying, drying, grinding, conditioning and feed mixing equipment. Current practices for preparing full-fat soy meal processing; recycling fisheries by-products, raw material, extrusion of floating, sinking, and high fat feeds; spraying and coating fats, digests and preservatives; use of encapsulated ingredients and preparation of premixes, nutritional requirements of warn water fish and shrimp, feed managements and least cost formulation are reviewed.

Practical demonstration of sinking, floating, and high fat aqua feed, are demonstrated on four major types of extruders - (dry, interrupted flights, single and twin screw), using various shaping dies. Other demonstrations include: vacuum coating and lab analysis of the raw material for extrusion.

Reservations are accepted on a first-come basis. For more information, programs and application forms, contact:

Mian N. Riaz, Ph.D, CFS
Director, Process Engineering R& D Center
(Formally, Food Protein R&D Center)

Head - Extrusion Technology Program
Graduate Faculty, Nutrition and Food Science Dept.
2476 TAMU; Texas A&M University College Station, TX 77843-2476

Tel: 979-845-2774; Fax: 979-845-2744

For more information visit the website, HERE.
 

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the interview | Sergio Antolini, Paglierani, CEO

Sergio Antolini is CEO of Paglierani, the Italian company specialized in the design and manufacture of packaging and bagging systems for solid products in powder, granulated and flaked form from cement, sugar, pet food, flour and chemical and petrochemical.
It’s a company globally known for their vast experience, high reputation and latest technological developments and innovations in ‘mechatronics’.
Founded in 1926 by the grandfather of brother’s Sergio and Alberto Antolini, and developed by their father Primo Antolini - born in 1921 – the Paglierani company works alongside that well-respected Italian milling manufacturer Ocrim.
Sergio is dedicated to the commercial activities while his older brother Alberto takes responsibility for the industrial aspects and for R&D.
Milling and Grain carried an interview with Alberto Antolini, the CEO of Ocrim in December 2014. Today we have the pleasure of reporting our interview with Sergio in his head quarters in San Marino.




Two brothers running two very successful Italian companies (Paglierani & Ocrim) must be unique and there must be a fascinating story behind your success. Can you explain how it all began?
My grandfather, on my mother’s side, moved when he was young to the United States during the First World War. He initially worked in the steel industry. However, in the town where he lived there was a big cement factory and he developed a friendship with the owner who gave him an opportunity to make and service whatever equipment was necessary to run his plant.
He took this authorisation upon himself to make a check weighing system and as a result the owner asked him to make a packaging system for his cement. My grandfather designed a value system which he gradually designed for the cement industry.

But how did cement packaging in the USA end up as milling in Italy?
He returned to Italy after the war, and around the years 1935-40 - which also became a terrible period of war – he reported to all these industrial people in Italy who were connected to one another in the cement industry and my grandfather then started the business for packing cement, gypsum, plaster and for all types of materials in Italy. In 1960 he decided to return to the USA to visit his brothers who were still living there. In the 1960's that was not a short trip. He stayed for approximately six months.
My grandfather had two daughters, my aunt and my mother. My father was a primary school teacher for 6 to 11 year olds. When my grandfather went back to the USA he gave the keys to his small work shop to my father, so when he returned he and my father, who left teaching, expanded the business to the fields of wheat milling and animal feedS.
Success was increasing gradually, year after year, where references were built up making Paglierani more and more recognized for reliable packing machines.
For sure Paglierani is the oldest manufacturer in the world with the same family and the same company.

How did you become involved in Paglierani and Ocrim?
My brother Alberto and I entered the family business in 1970 when I was 24 and my brother was 25.
It’s a funny story. We both became connected with Ocrim when I was 16 years old and I recall my father being asked by Ocrim to take up a very big job in Cuba where they had seven mills to build. After one to one and a half years I went to Cuba when I was 17 and travelled with the mill engineers To assist and gain experience and where i would spent two months each year in The following summers, this was the first connection with the company.
Soon after Paglierani started A relationship with Ocrim for different jobs all around the world. The then owners of Ocrim decided to sell to financiers. But this group which now owned the company faced a financial crisis. In 1985 Ocrim shares were given by the banks to a group of Cremona entrepreneurs to revive the company.
At that time our company, Paglierani, had a credit with the Ocrim company and The new owner proposed to Paglierani to converted the credit into shares. The first step was Paglierani with a quarter of the company’s shares which over the years became half of the company’s shares.
The controlling investors were from different fields and at a certain point in time there was a decision to sell the company and the land where Ocrim is today. In short, we gained full control just 10 years ago and started fresh. Alberto moved to Cremona to revitalize the company (very succesfully)

The company came in financial crisis. Why did you want it and how did you manage to overcome such a negative position?
Frankly speaking, when we took control we had two possibilities; one, to close the company or two, to put forward our best efforts and make Ocrim work. We decided to respect the name and respect the company that Ocrim has been. We made the sacrifice to keep the business intact. At that time, to give you an idea, the company had a turnover of €45 million with 70 percent of its manufacturing being out sourced.

But why not opt for the first option?
The point is this, this is our temperament for good or bad. We wanted to respect the market and the company’s clients. Not only that but respecting also the people who worked for Ocrim and its suppliers. It’s always easy to simply say ‘sorry’ to everyone but this shows no recognition to suppliers or the families of the workers. We were not of the opinion to take the first option.

Wasn’t this a risk?
Ocrim had a real interior potential because despite the defeat they maintained a good reputation, respect within the situation and respect of the clients. Alberto and I were close to 50. We had to start again. We have done our best. The market has regard for what we have done.

What advice would you give to others starting out on their own and trying to build a meaningful business?
You have to be prepared to be dedicated, you have to be prepared to suffer, you have to be prepared to spend time to the business and you have to find enjoyment in all the time you are committing.
There is a ‘key’ to open all doors. But success is identifying a good key and a good door. If so, in the end, you are on the way to success. But overall you have to be dedicated. While the financial aspect is important, the key investment is your time, your ideas and your thoughts. You have to invest over a long period of time to get the results you want. 
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Balaguer Rolls company profile



Founded in 1916, Balaguer Rolls is a family business specialising in the casting and machining of centrifugal rolls for milling and a range of other industries, including compound feed, soybeans, coffee, chocolate, paint, salt, biscuits, chemicals and more. 

Throughout the company's history, Balaguer has earned the trust of many of the largest food machinery manufacturers worldwide:  Balaguer rolls have been incorporated into roller mills around the globe. 
Balaguer also supplies rolls to end-users - flourmills, edible oil factories and such like - in no fewer than 120 countries.

Visit the website
 HERE.
 

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May 29, 2018

30/05/2018: Sukup forms partnership with OPI Systems

Sukup Manufacturing Co. is pleased to announce that it has formed a partnership with OPIsystems, an industry leader in grain management and monitoring technology.
 


Sukup now exclusively offers OPI's Advanced Grain Management technology to its dealers, and recently introduced their platform at a dealer event in Sheffield.


Read the full article on the Milling and Grain website, HERE.
 

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30/05/2018: The Sun Flour Mills Bromley by Bow

by Mildred Cookson, The Mills Archive, UK
 
Mildred Cookson

The Sun Flour Mills have been of interest to me since the early days of the Mills Archive when we were given the collection of Guy Cornwell.

This included the calligraphic certificate given to his grandfather, William, on his retirement in 1926, expressing appreciation for his work for the company since its foundation in 1887. The story of company's foundation, written by William, who started as manager in 1887 and ended as Managing Director, can be read in our archive catalogue (search for CORN-08).
  


The full story of the original owners, the Brown family, has been published by the Mills Archive in our Research Publication series. This impressive series of books is financed by our Research and Education Fund, a Fund that we hope will grow in the future so that we can produce so much more on our milling heritage. We are very grateful to Perendale for helping to get the Fund started; there are more details about the Funds activities and potential, HERE.

This article concentrates on the Sun Flour Mills at Bromley by Bow, established after a devastating fire at the recently built Sun Flour Mills on Sun Street, Waltham Abbey. The Bromley by Bow mills were described in detail in The Miller of December 3, 1894 and February 4, 1895. Situated on the River Lea, the mills were directly connected to the River Thames, one of the world’s greatest commercial highways. While the Lea flowed by one side of the walls, the other side was served by another waterway, locally known as the Limehouse New Cut.

The mill was a substantial brick building. Originally a rice mill dating from 1865, by 1895 it was well adapted for the purpose of flour manufacture. In the illustration from the River Lea side the receiving ship elevator occupies the foreground, while in the rear the massive tower supported a 7,640-gallon tank for the Grinnell sprinkler system, which was fitted throughout the mill. The silo house was on the left and the mill on the right with its flour warehouse and wheat-cleaning department. The whole range of buildings was divided into four distinct sections, each separated by fireproof walls and iron doors and galleries.

The tops of the partitioning walls dividing the sections can be clearly seen in the view from the New Cut or land side, where the finished products were loaded into the carts for onwards transport. In this view the mill proper, with the boiler and engine house, lay at the extreme left of the buildings with the second wall on the left dividing the mill from the flour warehouse.


Read the full article, HERE.
 

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Tapco company profile

 

Tapco was conceived in the early 1970s by Paul D Taylor, President and Ted W Beaty, Retired, to fill a void in the elevator bucket industry. At that time, there was only one manufacturer of non-metallic buckets in the USA all the other buckets were made from fabricated steel. With the inherent problems of steel buckets and the limited range of the existing polyethylene brand, the time was right for Tapco.

The company has been in its own 92,500 square foot facility for over 25 years. This has allowed them to utilise injection moulding ‘in house’ for better control and cost effectiveness. Tapco has nine injection moulding machines ranging from a small 150 tonne to a very large 1000 tonne press. Allowing them to make an entire range of buckets in the most expedient and quality controlled manner.

According to their website, “Tapco stocks the largest inventory of elevator buckets and bolts in the world, some 900,000 buckets and 14 million bolts. We also have the largest inventory of abrasion resistant sheeting, drag flights and hanger bearings in North America”.

“We have the products that you need, when you need them, and at a competitive price! Our shipping department is geared to handle the most urgent of emergencies. We welcome your rush orders. We at Tapco feel the future is unlimited. We have plans for new and different products relating to bulk material handling”.

Tapco’s exporting is growing every day. Having now exported to more than fifty different countries around the world. Stocking distributors are located strategically in North America, Central America, South America, Australia, Western Europe and the Pacific Rim. This segment of the market is keyed for further growth.

“Tapco is continuously researching new technologies to better serve our customers”.
Product research has been a priority for many years. Innovations in the company’s state-of-the-art processing enables Tapco to meet the customized needs of its diverse customers. Tapco uses the highest quality material for their buckets; 100 percent prime virgin high-density linear polyethylene, impact modified nylon and thermoplastic urethane.

“Our mission at Tapco is to provide the highest value products and service at the best price”.

The company's focus is on building and maintaining "Solid and Reputable" relationships with its customers. With high quality staff, they are able to serve your needs promptly.

“We appreciate and are proud of you, our customer. We look forward to serving you for many more years, and welcome any suggestions on how we can work more closely in the future”.

Visit the website HERE.
 

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29/05/2018: 180 year old family business invests £2 million into refurbishing current site in Bootle, UK

The Peter Marsh Group, established in 1837, is one of the oldest family run businesses remaining in Liverpool and is one of the leading manufacturers of paper sacks and corrugated boxes in the UK
 

The company has been based at the same site on Canal Street, Bootle, since 1861 and on June 4th will commence with a multi-million pound refurbishment. This will be the largest investment the company has undertaken in its 180 year long history and will help secure the future of the business for generations to come. The Group have over 70 employees mainly residing in the Merseyside area, with many being 3rd and 4th generation, and some even having worked for the company for over 40 years.

Read the full article on the Milling and Grain website, HERE.
 

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May 28, 2018

29/05/2018: GEAPS 2018, One of the biggest annual grain and oilseeds exchange events ever

by Vaughn Entwistle, Features Editor, Milling and Grain

The annual Grain Elevator and Processing Society Exchange (GEAPS. Pronounced “jeeps”) is one of the largest events of its kind in the USA. It is an international conference that draws thousands of attendees and offers hours of education.
 


GEAPS showcases hundreds of exhibitors from all over the world exhibiting the latest handling and processing operations equipment, services and technology. In fact, it’s the largest event dedicated to grain and oilseeds supply-chain operations.

The 2018 event was held in Denver, Colorado at the city’s expansive convention centre where it set a record for the most exhibitors (452) while notching the fourth highest attendance for the conference (2,918). Attendees came from 21 different countries. In addition to the trade show, the event featured nearly 40 hours of education in a variety of formats.

This year, members were literally “drummed” into the event by a trio of percussionists drumming on a variety of drums, including a large plastic rubbish bin! When the drums fell silent, GEAPS International President Barb Kraft used the giant scissors to cut the red ribbon and declare GEAP 2018 officially open.

President Kraft, of the Landus Cooperative, Greater Iowa Chapter, has seen the show grow tremendously over the last couple of years. Ms Kraft said it is great to see so many companies support GEAPS as the knowledge resource of the grain and processing industry.

“The conference was a great success,” Ms Kraft said. “There was a lot of great equipment, and vendors loved the space at the convention centre. The feedback I have heard is the space was great, it wasn’t crowded, there was a lot to see and check out.”

Another record setting year in the expo hall
The Expo at Exchange 2018 set new records for the third consecutive year with 452 exhibitors in 290,000 square feet of exhibit space. GEAPS Associates Board President Cheryl Lansink, Comco, was one of the exhibitors, and noted the amount of equipment companies had on display in booths.

“I think the sheer amount of equipment and quality hands-on displays helps set GEAPS Exchange apart from other shows,” Ms Lansink said. “As an exhibitor, this show was very good for us. The floor plan is huge and we had a lot of quality traffic.”


Read the full show report, HERE.

Visit the GEAPS 2018 website, HERE.
 

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Ocrim company profile



The important investments made by Ocrim are the demonstration of its will to grow. Many are its activities all around the world - in particular, milling plants, feed mills, bio-ethanol plants, silos, cereal conveying lines and electrical installations; but the underlying factor in all this is the industrialisation - in other words the standardisation - of production processes in order to cut primary costs, thus offering competitive prices without jeopardising product quality.

This is an efficient policy on which Ocrim will go on concentrating its efforts in the future, attaining trust, loyalty and consolidating its market share. The challenge is to further improve itself but in a manner consistent with its strategic and commercial plan.

Ocrim’s partnership with Paglierani and long-standing collaborations with sub-suppliers complete the added value that Ocrim is able to offer its Customers, demonstrating the Italian spirit in a determined search for product quality without compromise.
 

Visit the website HERE.
 

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May 27, 2018

28/05/2018: A relaxed professional environment at Livestock Asia 2018

by Roger Gilbert, Publisher, Milling and Grain

Malaysia must consume more dairy products! That’s the stark and clear message from the Malaysian Minister of Agriculture to a conference hall full of his country’s leading agriculture and aquaculture VIPs, when opening last month’s Livestock Asia 2018 event in Kuala Lumpur’s Convention Centre (KLCC) which ran from April 19 to 21, 2018.  


Livestock Asia 2018, is the region's largest expo for livestock, aquaculture and meat industry professionals.

This year is the ninth edition of the exhibition which serves as meeting point for stakeholders and players in the feed, livestock, aquaculture and meat industry throughout the ASEAN region and beyond and was held alongside Asia MEATEC 2018 and the inaugural Aquaculture Asia 2018 Conference, covering the entire livestock, meat and aquaculture value chains.

The Minister of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry, Y.B. Dato' Sri Ahmad Shabery Cheek, officiated the opening ceremony and presented the 9th Malaysian Livestock Industry Awards to 23 individuals and organizations in the livestock industry. The Outstanding Feed Mill Award for 2018 went to PK Agro-Industrial Products Sdn. Bhd.

Relaxed atmosphere

This three-day event was constantly busy with keen discussions occurring on every stand throughout the first two days. Held in the shadow of the twin towers, the atmosphere was one of relaxed professionalism.

Aquaculture was in clear evidence among stand holders as was the importance on feed milling technology. The UBM team provided support to individuals and delegations and even arranged a ‘round-table’ discussion for a delegation attending from Vietnam.

Overall this was an opportunity for visitors to seek out exhibitors from a range of livestock functions while having sufficient from any one sector to provide a viable visit. It was also clear that the Chinese were attending in force as their country’s pavilion was the largest at the show.

The exhibition, which is an ongoing collaboration with the Department of Veterinary Services of Malaysia, the Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry and is supported by the Department of Fisheries Malaysia and industry associations (such as the Federation of Livestock Farmers’ Associations of Malaysia (FLFAM), World‘s Poultry Science Association (WPSA) Malaysian Chapter, The World Veterinary Poultry Association (WVPA) Malaysian Branch, Veterinary Association Malaysia (VAM) and Malaysian Animal Health and Nutrition Industries Association (MAHNIA), event organiser United Business Media (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd), was aiming to achieve transaction values of RM200 million (US$52 million) up 20 from the last edition.


Read the full show report, HERE.
 

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Maxi-Lift company profile



For more than 35 years, Maxi-Lift, Inc. has built superior elevator buckets by exceeding customer expectations. 


The Maxi-Lift name means unmatched service, customised solutions, engineered quality, and fast delivery. 

Their elevator buckets are in operation around the world, moving everything from aggregate to zinc, because they put the customer first.

According to Maxi-Lift, "We have a management team dedicated to serving our customers with quality products and fast delivery."


"From friendly customer service to technical support, our staff is here to serve you. Take a few minutes to meet some of our experienced and friendly staff".

Visit the website HERE
 

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May 25, 2018

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May 24, 2018

25/05/2018: Ferrell-Ross high capacity feed mill on show at IPPE 2018

In the video below Scott Mayo from Ferrel-Ross goes over the specs of their new high capacity feed mill. Noting that the mill has the capacity to grind up to 35 ton per hour of number two corn down to a size of about 700 micron – giving twice the capacity that the older mill did but in the same footprint.
 

Scott Mayo from Ferrel-Ross discusses high capacity feed mill with Milling and Grain’s Roger Gilbert at IPPE 2018 in Atlanta, USA

Known worldwide as the premier systems innovator in Steam Flaking Technologies, Ferrell-Ross Roll Manufacturing, Inc. is one of the most respected names in the Process Equipment Industry serving the Cattle Feeding, Oil Seed, Cereals, Livestock Feed, Grain and Seed as well as Industrial Size Reduction industries.

Watch the video, HERE

Visit the Ferrell-Ross website, HERE.
 

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25/05/2018: Farm and ethanol plant tours highlight biofuel opportunities for Asian buyers and regulators

Following the Ethanol Summit of the Asia-Pacific held this week in Minneapolis, visitors from more than 17 countries in Asia and Oceania are touring the US Midwest to learn how the US ethanol industry developed and helps meet the country’s, and the world’s, biofuels goals.
 


Four teams of producers, traders, government officials and business people are in Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska and Wisconsin, hosted by state corn organisations and local ethanol facilities, sponsored by the US Grains Council (USGC), which works to develop overseas demand for US feed grains and their products, like ethanol.


Read the full article on the Milling and Grain website, HERE.
 

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25/05/2018: Nutriad appoints Liza Fan as country manager for China

Belgium headquartered feed additives specialist Nutriad announced the appointment of Liza Fan as Country Manager China.

Multinational Nutriad has been active in China for many years under the brands FFI and NATS, and recently invested in a new state-of-the-art production facility in Nantong. 

 
Liza Fan
Image credit: Nutriad
The company offers a broad portfolio of additive solutions for livestock and aquaculture to Chinese producers, supported by scientific data and technical management. Liza Fan holds a degree in Biotechnology from East China University of Science and Technology and a degree in Business Administration and Management from China Europe International Business School. 

Read the full article on the Milling and Grain website, HERE.
 

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25/05/2018: IPACK-IMA & MEAT-TECH stand out for their international scope

The forthcoming processing & packaging show in Milan is set to be a truly global event with record numbers of high-quality international buyers in all eight business communities.
 


Alongside innovation, international scope will be one of the most distinctive characteristics of IPACK-IMA & MEAT-TECH 2018, the most important processing & packaging events for the food and non-food sectors to be held in the Fiera Milano exhibition centre from 29 May to 1 June. 


Read the full article on the Milling and Grain website, HERE.
 

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25/05/2018: Innovation at the heart of Victam Asia 2018

The exhibition and series of accompanying conferences were held at the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC) from March 27 – 29, 2018.

The visitors were pleased at the number of exhibitors, the wide range of products on display, especially the newly launched products and also the high quality of the exhibition stands and the professionalism of the show staff. There were 228 exhibitors and co-exhibitors from 33 countries present.
 

Likewise, the exhibitors were very satisfied with the visitors. Exhibitors were able to have serious discussions and negotiations with their clients and new potential clients that they had met at the show. The exhibitors also commented on the very high quality of the visitors and the wide range of countries from which they came. In all there were, over three days, 6,987 visits from 67 countries. A high proportion of the visitors were from outside Thailand, in fact 45 percent. These figures clearly demonstrate that the event is Asia’s international showcase for the feed and grain industries.

The newly introduced business match-making program helped exhibitors and visitors get the most out of the exhibition. The program focused on high quality meetings and consisted of a combination of an online tool, which allowed exhibitors and visitors to plan their appointments very efficiently and a personal approach by our matchmaking consultants.

The conference delegates also confirmed the quality of the papers presented at the numerous conferences. The conferences had extensive programs which were well received.

Conferences
1. Aquafeed Horizons Asia 2018
2. FIAAP Animal Nutrition Conference 2018
3. Petfood Forum Asia 2018
4. Global Milling Conference with GRAPAS Asia 2018
5. GMP+ Feed Safety Assurance
6. World Feed Industry Perspectives Conference 2018

A large variety of happenings
The different conference organisers stated that the delegate attendance was good and that the delegates have appreciated the quality of both the speakers and their papers. Several exhibitors, like DSM, KSE, Buhler, Amandus Kahl and IDAH presented technical seminars during the three show days.

Victam International, the event organisers, also arranged the World Feed Industry Perspectives Conference. Speakers from IFIF (Ms. Alexandra de Athayde), Dr Eckel Animal Nutrition GmbH & Co. KG (Dr Bernhard Eckel), the Thai Feed Mill Association (Mr Boontham Aramsiriwat), the Vietnam Feed Association (Mr La Van Kinh) and Feed Latina (Mr Marcio Ceccantini) and the Department of Livestock (Mr Kitti Koobkaew) addressed the audience of senior international executives from the international animal feed industries.


Read the full article, HERE.
 

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VIGAN company profile



VIGAN manufactures bulk materials handling systems, mainly:
  • Mobile pneumatic conveyors or vacuvators or grain pumps.
  • Pneumatic continuous barge unloaders and mechanical barge loaders.
  • Mechanical and pneumatic continuous ship unloaders for vessels up to post-Panamax.
  • Mechanical loaders for any size of ships.
VIGAN Engineering S.A is a Belgian company with its headquarters in Nivelles industrial area about 30 kilometres south of Brussels at the heart of the European Community.

VIGAN manufactures a complete range of pneumatic and mechanical conveying systems for products in bulk not only thanks to the supply machines but also by managing complete turnkey projects.

Nivelles city is easily accessible due to its proximity to European highways and about one hour drive to the port of Antwerp which allows excellent transport conditions for all its equipment to foreign countries.


All the company activities take place on the same 10,000 m² site which enables easy and very quick exchange of information among all departments including sales, engineering, manufacturing, quality control and after-sales technical assistance. VIGAN engineering department with 450 m² space boasts latest software technologies (such as CAO – CAM types)

According to the Vigan website, “For any free flowing materials like cereals, grains, seeds, animal feed, alumina, petro coke, chemicals, industry raw materials, VIGAN is your engineering partner and your solution provider”.

“VIGAN excellence is also recognized by hundreds of international references.
As an affiliate company from VAN DE WIELE group (which has an annual turnover of about 400 million USD and about 2,000 workers and employees in more than 10 different countries) and with more than 30 years of experience, VIGAN is a most reliable partner from your project ideas to their full completion and for your total satisfaction thanks to its service excellence and equipment performances.”

Visit the website HERE.
 

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Milling and Grain - June 2018


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May 23, 2018

24/05/2018: Colour grader equipment

by Satake Europe

Starting in the 1950s, Henry Simon has been actively involved in the measurement, onward development and maintenance of flour colour standards along with National laboratories in both the UK and overseas.

The introduction of the Simon range of Colour Graders to the Kent Jones scale began a series of instruments selling in their hundreds worldwide.
 
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Following the relaunch of the Henry Simon brand, Satake continues to play a major part in the use of the tristimulus colour standard in the wheat flour industry.

Satake Europe introduced the unique multi-standard NCG colour analyser, which enables flour colour measurement for both dry and legacy wet paste in a single machine, along with their associated calibration values. Working in a long-term partnership with Konica Minolta, Satake developed and refined the NCG Colour Grader.

The NCG range has been sold worldwide for the measurement of flour colour to both wet paste colour grade and tristimulus L*a*b* standard (CieLab) for well over a decade. The success of the NCG range has been due to the simplicity of its operation, the repeatability and accuracy of its optics, and firmware that is specific to the flour industry.

Satake offers customers over 60 years of experience and knowledge of the flour and milling industry and access to a Global service network, guaranteeing the accuracy and traceability of measurements and the long-term health of the asset.

In operation analysis takes less than 30 seconds, including sample preparation. The sample is first loaded into an industry standard petri dish, which is tapped a couple of times to ensure it is presented correctly before analysis. This ensures minimum time requirement yet excellent inter-machine repeatability.

Wet paste sample preparation is also possible, in which case the NCG5a is able to generate colour grade readings direct to the inbuilt screen.


Read the full article, HERE.

Visit the Satake Group website, HERE.
 

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Sukup Manufacturing Co. company profile



Sukup Manufacturing 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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May 22, 2018

23/05/2018: Milling and Grain meet with InstaPro at IPPE 2018 to discuss technology and recent expansion

At IPPE 2018 InstaPro were showcasing their dry extruder which is able to extrude and sterilise many different products, as well as a number of their other innovative technologies.

 

Milling and Grain’s Roger Gilbert discusses InstaPro technology and updates at IPPE 2018 with their Sales Director for Latin America, Adam Sackett.
Today, InstaPro is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of human food and animal feed processing equipment. InstaPro products are used to transform raw ingredients into nutritional feed for livestock, pets and fish as well as vegetable oil, flour, cereals and meat extenders for the food processing industry.

The InstaPro product line of extruders, oil presses, pre-conditioners and coolers have earned the reputation as the preferred choice of food and feed producers in more than 100 countries across the globe.


Watch the interview, HERE.

Visit the InstaPro website, HERE.
 

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23/05/2018: Siwertell unloader will deliver a competitive edge to new agri-bulk terminal in Mexico

Siwertell, part of Bruks Siwertell Group, has secured an order from Mexico’s Gramosa Agroalimentos SA for a high-capacity unloader to serve the company’s new agri-bulk terminal located in the Gulf of Mexico port, Veracruz. The unloader was chosen after out-performing all competitor systems during a four-month selection process.
 
Image credit: Siwertell

The totally-enclosed, rail-mounted, Siwertell ST 640-M unloader offers a rated capacity of 1,200t/h and will handle grain, corn, soya bean meal and dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS).


Read the full article on the Milling and Grain website, HERE.
 

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23/05/2018: Grain elevator industry professionals learn management techniques

As the demand for professionals in the grain industry continues to grow, the need for continued education in the industry is essential.
 

Carlos Campabadal, feed manufacturing and grain quality management curriculum manager, explains to participants different grain consistencies for Grain Elevator Management course participants. Shown left to right are Tom Phillips, Kansas State University; John Kuhlman, CHS United Plains Ag; Scott Endriss, NEW Cooperative Inc.; and Kendall Frahm, Bunge North America.
Image credit: IGP KSU

The IGP Institute at Kansas State University offered an IGP–KSU Grain Elevator Managers course May 14–18, 2018, where 15 participants gained management skills and learned the importance of grain operation systems.


Read the full article on the Milling and Grain website, HERE.
 

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