July 31, 2018

01/08/2018: Emerging markets for grains, ethanol take centre stage at US Grains Council meeting in Denver

In a global trade environment challenged by tariffs and tensions, emerging markets for grains and ethanol provided a bright spot for US farmers, agribusinesses and industry officials at the US Grains Council’s 58th Annual Board of Delegates meeting in Denver.
 
Kurt Shultz, Ramy Taieb and Alvaro Cordero speak about the Middle East's demand for US grains products at a panel in Denver
Image credit: USGC

The Council’s Middle East and Africa Director Ramy Taieb and Manager of Global Trade Alvaro Cordero spoke on a panel moderated by the Council’s Senior Director of Global Strategies Kurt Shultz, highlighting the Middle East and North Africa as a 10 million metric ton (394 million bushel) market for US grains in all forms.

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

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01/08/2018: Michael Bedford receives poultry nutrition research award

The American Feed Industry Association honoured Michael Bedford, Ph.D., with the AFIA-Poultry Science Association (PSA) Nutrition Research Award at the PSA annual meeting last week in San Antonio, Texas.
 

Michael Bedford, left, receives the Poultry Nutrition Research Award from Janet Remus, DuPont. 
Image credit: Poultry Science Association

“Dr Bedford’s dedication to the feed industry through his research to improve animal performance through nutrition, as well as his involvement with the Poultry Science Association, makes him incredibly deserving of this award,” said Paul Davis, Ph.D., AFIA’s director of quality, animal food safety and education.



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01/08/2018: The ability to capture the value chain

by Sven-Olof Malmqvist, M4L Board of Trustees, Owner at Grytåsa
 
Sven-Olof Malmqvist

In my last column I wrote about the cycle of producing feed and ultimately food and its constraints and challenges.

This month I will address the importance to handle the crops postharvest in a professional way in order to avoid growth of mould and fungi which can lead to mycotoxins. The most common is aflatoxins found in peanuts, maize and in many other commodities, the fungal source is the well-known Aspergillus family, and it can cause cancer in humans and other adverse effects in animals especially chickens, other mycotoxins are fumonisin, ochratoxin, zearalenone and they are all bad news!

An international report says that 25 percent of the grain worldwide are contaminated with mycotoxins. It is estimated that 10 percent of the global harvest is lost by fungi and mycotoxins, so it is representing an enormous value and has a great impact on our ability to feed our growing population. The absolutely best way is to prevent this is to dry the crop to the extent that the “water activity” will be kept at a very low level and thereby minimise the growth of fungi and mould.

The major problem is to keep that water activity for a longer period and in particular humid and hot conditions. Another element is the nature of the storage bin and if you will have huge variation between night and day temperatures.

Once you have got occurrence of mycotoxins one must emphasise that there are no universal and reliable methods to erase them completely even though there are commercial toxin binders available in the market.

Therefore, it is better to prevent than cure by using inhibitors parallel with good storage practice. Propionic acid for mould inhibition is the most effective and you can mix it with other organic acids like formic to get a better spectrum, their salt can also be used as it is more user friendly but correctly applied and with safety precautions the liquid is more effective. The presence of mycotoxins in grains and feedstuffs is hazardous for human and animal health so we better fight this battle together in order to at least minimise it as much as possible.

The best way forward is to increase the awareness and introduce best practice.


Read more, 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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July 30, 2018

31/07/2018: Nutriad draws presidential interest at Indo Livestock 2018

Multinational feed additives producer Nutriad participated in the three day 2018 Indo Livestock exposition & forum in Jakarta (Indonesia) earlier this month. Nutriad was visited by no less than the President of Indonesia, His Excellency President Joko Widodo, who showed great interest in the application of specialty feed additives as part of a strategy to reduce, and in time eliminate, the use of Antibiotic Growth Promoters.
 

President Widodo with Dr Chutaemil Marom, Nutriad Country Manager-Indonesia, Dr Glenn Alfred S. Ferriol, Nutriad Area Manager Indonesia, Malaysia and Philippines, and Mr Herman Widjaja, Director – PT. Kalbe
Image credit: Nutriad

Erik Visser, CEO, Nutriad mentioned that, “Whether one believes that agricultural use of antibiotics in livestock production has fostered an environment that spawns antibiotic resistant super bugs or that excessive prescribing of antibiotics in human medicine has dealt us the same fate, our industry must take steps to mitigate the potential of a looming healthcare crisis. Our continuous research on gut health and joint approach with customers and universities around the world, confirms Nutriad’s commitment to the industry.”


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

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31/07/2018: BIOMIN submits EU Dossier for Digestarom® DC as zootechnical feed additive in broilers

The innovative feed additive firm marks another milestone in the global rollout of the new phytogenic feed additive by applying for additional zootechnical status in the EU.
 
www.biomin.net

Following a successful start to a global launch, BIOMIN submitted a dossier for the EU authorisation of Digestarom® DC, a phytogenic feed additive (PFA), for zootechnical status based on its ability to improve the performance parameters of broilers.

Focus on broilers
Efficiently converting feed into broiler meat is crucial. “Phytogenics can play an important role in maintaining feed intake, improving digestibility and ultimately supporting enhanced feed conversion,” explained Michael Noonan, Global Director Phytogenics at BIOMIN. “For poultry producers, improved feed efficiency translates into lower production costs, better margins and reduced ammonia emissions that support profits and sustainability,” added Mr Noonan.

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

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the interview | Joko Widodo ‘Jokowi’, President of Indonesia

In an unprecedented step, President Joko Widodo ‘Jokowi’ the president of Indonesia gave just a 24-hour notification that he intended to visit Indonesia’s leading livestock and animal feed exhibition being held at the Jakarta Convention Centre in the heart of the city, on the afternoon of the closing day.
For those who had stayed to the end, or who were visiting on the last day, it was an extraordinary scene when his entourage entered the main Convention Centre which was dominated by the stand of Indonesia’s leading feed manufacturer, Charoen Polphand Indonesia.
Our interview this month reflects the views of Indonesia’s President, President Joko Widodo ‘Jokowi’ - and not his direct quotations - about the importance he and his government place on the development of the livestock and aquaculture industries and the support provided by the feed manufacturing industry, both locally and internationally.
It is a pleasure to see the importance the leader of this country places on the foundations of food production. He stayed at the exhibition for a full one-and-a-half hours talking to exhibitors from both local and international companies.



How important is farming to Indonesia?
The farms in our country today are growing fast. This I witnessed at Indo Livestock 2018 Expo & Forum in Jakarta, yesterday.
The grand exhibition of livestock, animal health, animal feed, dairy processing and fisheries illustrates the development of farms throughout our country.
I was pleased to see that post-commercial products are starting to be exported. For example, such products as nuggets and sausages have now entered Japanese market and then later into Vietnam and Malaysia.

Are international companies playing an important role in the development of the food industry in Indonesia?
Exhibitors come from home as well as from abroad. Those from within the country have begun to introduce modern equipment. One of them, Micro Bubble Technology for example can increase fish production in ponds by up to 30-40 percent.
I am also impressed with the chicken breeding industry that is able to produce up to 100,000-day-old chicks. In the past, the organic chicken industry was expected to disappear.Now it’s even more productive.
In his opening speech at the Jakarta Food Security Summit 2015 in the same Convention Center, President Joko Widodo ‘Jokowi’ said he is optimistic Indonesia would reach self-sufficiency in food production in the next four years as the country has the resources to do so if farmers can ‘upscale’ to national levels.
The more I learn of the field conditions of our country, the more I’m convinced that in the next four or five years, we’ll be able to achieve the so-called food self-sufficiency, food security and food sovereignty.
Some of the farmers say they used to produce only two [metric] tonnes [of farming products] and then it became four tonnes, six tonnes and now eight tonnes. Some others said their production was only one-and-a-half tonnes, and now it has become three tonnes. We’ve seen and heard about those multifold production increases. These are examples of that.
According to President Joko, his confidence grew after many exchanges with Indonesian farmers and fishermen, who reported to him that their production or catches had been steadily increasing over the years.
We can copy the productive farming practices and apply it nationwide. My feeling tells me that upscaling can be accomplished in just three or four years.



Background
President Joko Widodo ‘Jokowi’ was born on June 21, 1961 and is the seventh and current President of Indonesia - elected in July 2014 as the first Indonesian president to not come from an elite political or military background. He was previously mayor of Surakarta from 2005-12 and the Governor of Jakarta from 2012-14.

Food security is one of President Joko Widodo ‘Jokowi’s chief economic concerns, but his policy has primarily aimed at making Indonesia self-sufficient in rice, the country’s staple diet - and in maize.
His focus on food production and the growing support for greater self-sufficiency by encouraging local production through the introduction of higher duties on imports might have a knock-on effect on local soybean production for instance.

Today, the government is placing more emphasis on food self-sufficiency. The government has recently scrapped subsidies for gasoline but still subsidises diesel and liquid petroleum gas.
Finance Minister Bambang Brodjonegoro has said that for the first time in Indonesian history the amount by which food is subsidised, nearly matches that of fuel. The subsidy related to food accounts for R55.6 trillion (US$4.3 billion).

The president and his vice president, Jusuf Kalla, have met with 102 district heads to discuss Indonesia’s ambition to be self-sufficient in food production. The president says the food sector is one of his administration’s priorities, stressing the importance of land reform, optimising irrigation, increasing productivity and farmers’ welfare.

The country has 31 flour mills with a capacity of 11.5 million tonnes (Bogasari accounting for over half of the country’s flour production) and is complimented with 85,000 tonnes on imported flour products coming from Turkey, Philippines and Canada to provide the population with over 23kg of flour per person per year.

Industry sources attribute the recent jump in wheat imports to the increase in demand for animal feed, particularly poultry, rather than direct human consumption. Franciscus Welirang, the head of the Indonesia Flour Mills Association (Aptindo), said the country had only started using wheat in place of corn as the main ingredient for animal feed. The government’s policy to restrict corn imports to protect local production has forced producers of animal feed to turn to wheat.

However, feed production in Indonesia is at an all-time high of 19.4 million tonnes per year from 70 feedmills. The country has a ‘per capita consumption’ of compounded feed in the order of 72.7kg/head, which is just over half that required to become food secure.

fter four years in office, President Widodo’s approval ratings remain high. With ratings in the high-60s to low-70s, President Joko Widodo ‘Jokowi’ will be seeking re-election in 2019.



31/07/2018: Glad to be here again, the Palletier column

by Christophe Pelletier
 
Christophe Pelletier

Time flies by. It has been a bit more than a year since I took a break from my monthly column. It is with pleasure that I resume writing in Milling and Grain, all the more so as I understand that some of you were enquiring about me, which is quite humbling. There could not be any reason to turn down such a friendly request. Yet, my approach is slightly different than before. I would like this to be more than just a monthly column. I would like to interact with you. Let’s get in contact and get acquainted.
We have a little value chain between you, the readers the magazine and myself. It is an opportunity to go beyond my column. The feedback I received is that many of you find this column valuable and so does the magazine.
 


Tell me about your work, your hopes and desires, your ideas, as well as perhaps your fears or doubts. I like to make myself easily available. It can happen through my website, email or, my favourite, Skype. With 800 words a month, you can guess that I only scratch the surface. By connecting, there is plenty more available if you wish. This is where value is.

This year of reflection has brought me to revisit my original concept that I had started nine years ago on my blog, The Food Futurist. The future of food and farming is quite a broad topic that deals with many dimensions and layers. Most of the focus seems to be on technology and innovation. In my opinion, it is too restrictive.

This is why I will try not to follow the herd, as usual. Understand me well, technology and innovation are essential for the future and I follow them closely, but the future will be successful and prosperous only if we develop scenarios and strategies that take into account the bigger picture.

By this, I mean that the future of food and agriculture is not just about food and agriculture. It is not just about products, techniques and technologies that are being used or will be used in these two sectors only.

To develop a solid vision of the future of food and agriculture, we must first get a solid vision of the world ahead, of how future human societies will be organised, and what their values will be. In the narrative about the future, one hardly ever hears about values, and yet be assured that they will play a critical role, simply because values strongly influence our perception of the world around us and what we care about or not.

Read the full article in Milling and Grain magazine online, HERE.

Christophe Pelletier is a food and agriculture strategist and futurist from Canada. Working internationally, he has published two books on feeding the world’s growing population: Future Harvests Explores the Future of Food and Farming and We Will Reap What We Sow: Reflections on Human Nature, Leadership and Feeding a Growing Population. He has a very successful blog where you can follow his thoughts at “The Food Futurist: Foresight, Innovation, Philosophy, Critical Thinking and Visionary Leadership for a Prosperous Future of Food and Farming”.

Visit Christophe’s blog, The Food Futurist, 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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July 29, 2018

30/07/2018: Tackling of non-tariff barriers key to increased US-EU soy trade

FEFAC, representing the European compound feed & premix manufacturers, welcomes the EU/US joint statement on strengthening the trade relationship by working towards increased trade in soybeans and by launching a close dialogue on standards to ease trade.
 
Soybeans
Image credit: Javier on Flickr
(CC BY-SA 2.0)

This pragmatic approach will benefit EU/US Agro-food trade and in particular imports of US soy and other feed grains which moved to a historic all time low mainly due to EU’s non-tariff barriers. 


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

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30/07/2018: US Grains Council hosts 58th annual board of delegates meeting in Denver

Members, delegates and global staff from the US Grains Council (USGC) have gathered in Denver for the organisation's 58th Annual Board of Delegates Meeting, starting today and running through Wednesday 1st August. 
 
Image credit: Groman123 on Flickr
(CC BY-SA 2.0)

“We gather at this meeting to discuss the dynamic and developing environment for global grains trade as well as demand opportunities for feed grains and their co-products around the world,” said Deb Keller, USGC chairman and farmer from Iowa. “Our goal is always to better understand agriculture’s role in world trade and how to maintain good working relationships with our international trading partners while we explore new export frontiers.”

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

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30/07/2018: Greenhouse gas as a raw material for an important feed additive

Breakthrough in industrial CO2 usage. Professor Arne Skerra of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has succeeded for the first time in using gaseous CO2 as a basic material for the production of a chemical mass product in a biotechnical reaction.
 
Image credit: Eric Schmuttenmaer on Flickr
(CC BY-SA 2.0)

The product is methionine, which is used as an essential amino acid, particularly in animal feed, on a large scale. This newly developed enzymatic process could replace its current petrochemical production. The results have now been published in the journal Nature Catalysis.


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30/07/2018: City of London Flour Mills, a millstone mill

by Mildred Cookson, The Mills Archive, UK

  
Mildred Cookson
As a former "millstone miller" I am always attracted to the detailed descriptions of the large millstone mills frequently featured in the early years of The Miller. The September 2, 1878 issue described Mr Hadley's City of London Flour Mills in loving detail.

By then The Miller was reporting the sharper competition with other countries that was rapidly developing, along with the greater varieties of wheat available. This was necessitating modifications in machinery and systems of manufacture. The formation of a National Association of millers had taken place, and local associations were springing up all over the country proving beneficial to all millers.

Mills were up to this time secretive places not allowing anyone inside to avoid their new installations being shown to competitors. Gradually this changed and some mills started to show how they were fitted out, allowing publication of some excellent engravings of both exterior and interior arrangements. City Flour Mills was one such, which was only too happy to let other millers know of its innovations in the hope that it would encourage others to follow suit.
 


Building of the mill was started in 1849 on an old rubbish site on the Thames, alongside Puddle Dock, near Blackfriars Bridge. This involved the expensive and laborious construction of a coffer dam to enable the foundations to be laid, requiring them to go down to the London clay level, a depth of 15ft. Two large steam engines were used day and night for pumping out the water. The completed mill opened in October 1852.

Then, on the Sunday morning of November 10, 1872, a fire occurred. Despite the Lambeth fire brigade turning out 200 men with 30 engines, five of the upper floors gave way, destroying much machinery and stock. Sadly, one of the firemen was killed when an iron beam fell on him. After the fire the mill was reconstructed, and the rebuilt mills became the largest and most substantially built in the Metropolis.

The external length of the building was 227ft 10in and it was 60ft wide. The external walls in the basement were 4ft 8in in the basement above the footings and a more substantial 6ft 9in on the river front on a bottom course that was 10ft thick.

The mill was seven storeys high and had rolled wrought iron joists 6in deep supported by sockets in cast iron girders which in turn were supported by hollow cast iron girders. There were 61 columns on the ground floor, 56 on the second, 61 on the third, fourth fifth sixth and seventh floors, making a total of 427 in all. The floors were of Rock Hill stone laid on wrought iron joists.

For more informaiton email Ms Cookson at 
mills@millsarchive.org.

Read the full article, 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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July 27, 2018

The Aquafeed Extrusion Short Course @SPACE 2018


Join us in France for cutting edge discussion about extrusion

11th September 2018, taking place as part of SPACE 2018

Milling and Grain magazine are proud to organise several industry conferences. The next event in our series of extrusion short courses will take place in Rennes, France at the SPACE 2018 event.

The conference is free to attend and will feature industry leading experts discussing all aspects of the extrusion process.

Aquaculture is one of the fastest developing sector in the world, now accounting for nearly 50 percent of the world"s fish supply. Currently 100% of floating feed and about 60% of sinking feed is made by extrusion technology. Traditionally, single-screw extruders are widely used for producing the feeds for low protein adult fishes such as tilapia, catfish, grass carp, etc. Now we see twin screw making some special and ultra-fine feed. Basic extrusion technology has been around for a long time. It has been used in one form or another in the food and feed industries. There has been no revolutionary or significant development in extruder design. As the aquaculture sector grows, there is increasing aquafeed demand in the market. Thereby aquafeed making business is also the promising industry in the world.

There are hundreds of species of fish which require a wide range of feeds. Some species need floating feed (catfish, carp), some of them need slow sinking feed (salmon, trout) and some of them need fast sinking feed (shrimp). The quality of the feed has a direct effect on fish reproduction, maturation, growth rate, uniformity of growth, resistance to stress and diseases, mortality and water quality. The feed industry experiences constant change to meet the needs of an evolving market. New processing technologies provide this industry the flexibility and efficiently to process a wide spectrum of foods that are trending toward increased complexity. Due to the rising demands of food production and necessary food per person, the consumption of fish increases dramatically.

In this one day course participants will learn about current status of aqua feed globally, principles and introduction to extrusion technology, selection of raw material and their properties for making aqua feed, grinding of raw material for making good quality pellet, extrusion of aqua feed, twin screw extruders to process aqua feed, optimizing aqua feed quality, and latest technology for the ingredients, vacuum coating of aqua feed and finished product analysis. This course is organized by the International aqua feed magazine and Dr. Mian N. Riaz, world leader in extrusion technology from Texas A&M University.

Industry experts speaking at the conference
Speakers already confiormed for the event include:
  • Dr. Mian Riaz - Texas A&M University, USA
  • Roger Gilbert - Editor International Aqua Feed Magazine, UK
  • Arthur vom Hofe - CPM‐Europe B.V.
  • Nicola Tallarico - Kemin, Belgium
  • Thomas Ellegaard Mohr - ANDRITZ Feed & Biofuel‐ Europe
  • Alain Brisset - Clextral‐ France
  • Peter Raeven - Dinnissen, Netherlands.
  • Per Lidén - Perten Instruments Ab ‐Sweden

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27/07/2018: IGP Institute and RAPCO team up to offer swine nutrition training

With the global consumer demand for pork on the rise, there is a continued need for swine producers to raise efficient pigs that maximise nutritional inputs.

In meeting the goal of increased education for the Latin America swine industry, the US Soybean Export Council joined with the IGP Institute to host the Regional Agriculture Production Course (RAPCO) in Swine Nutrition. This training was held July 17-20, 2018 at Kansas State University.

 
Participants left to right Maria Andre, Santisteban Alvarado,
and Ana Lucia Suarez Osorio further examine the pigs at the
Kansas State Swine Unit.

Image credit: IGP KSU

The course hosted 25 participants from eight different countries including Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama and Peru attended the training. "The IGP Institute has been conducting RAPCO courses since 2011; however, this is the first time that we offered one on swine nutrition. It was a great success as the participants were pleased with the quality of the lectures and tours," says Carlos Campabadal, IGP Institute feed manufacturing and quality management curriculum manager.


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27/07/2018: AFIA opens registration for Equipment Manufacturers Conference

Registration is now open for the American Feed Industry Association's Equipment Manufacturers Conference, being held November 7-9 in San Antonio, Texas.

Hosted by AFIA's Equipment Manufacturers Committee, this annual conference brings together equipment designers, manufacturers and installers and feed production professionals from across the United States.
 


"For more than 20 years, this event has brought together leaders in feed equipment manufacturing, offering a unique opportunity for networking and education on issues and trends relevant to their segment of the industry," said Gary Huddleston, AFIA"s director of feed manufacturing and regulatory affairs. "This year, the focus will be on navigating the future and there are a lot of great speakers discussing emerging issues."


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Milling and Grain - August 2018


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July 26, 2018

27/07/2018: Ipack-Ima forges an alliance to strengthen the supply chain

by Roger Gilbert, Publisher, Milling and Grain

From your arrival by metro, through the efficiency of security at the entrances to the Milan’s Fiera Milano and along the fly-over passage way with moving walkways - shrouded in its dramatic glass ceiling – it’s an easy and smooth entry to the halls of this year’s Ipack-Ima, which took place from 29 May 29- June 1, 2018 at Fiera Milano in Italy.

Particularly as registration and entrance to the whole of the multi-event site happened at the majority of the 17 halls that made up this year’s show.
 


Once back down to ground level and through the turnstiles, access was gained to the whole nine, fully-air conditioned halls that made up Ipack-Ima. From this central walkway underneath the fly-over passage way, visitors could shelter from the sun while taking advantage of open-air restaurants and cafes (see our brief walk-about video at MAG TV on our milling and grain website) that linked between the entrances to the various exhibition halls.

The exhibition layout proved popular amongst exhibitors and visitors alike, with the halls organised mainly according to business communities and not – as is normally the case – just by the technologies on display.

The aim was to make visiting the show easier for professional buyers who are keen to minimise the time they spend at trade fairs.

While this show had everything to do with packaging, over resent years milling has carved out a central part for itself, rivalling in my view other European and international milling events.

With more space and an attractive atmosphere this is certainly an event for millers of the future, with companies having the space to display essential items and offer attractive meeting areas and refreshment.

The number of very large exhibition stands, some of the largest at any show serving the milling and packaging sectors, and the wide corridors made this a most relaxed and engaging venue.

Roller mills were in evidence along with other critical components of the flour milling process including packaging systems. In fact, building up the fully operating equipment on display had taken some companies a full two weeks to complete.

It was clear that this show needed the full four days allocated for the visitor to make the connections, view the exhibits and strike the deals he wanted.


Read the full show report, HERE.

Watch the Ipack-Ima tour, HERE.
 

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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.

Visit the company website, HERE.
 

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July 25, 2018

26/07/2018: PIX AMC 2018

by Peter Parker, Milling and Grain, New Zealand

The sunny weather could not have been better as the Australiasian milling industry came together on the Australia’s Gold Coast for ‘Poultry Information Exchange’ (PIX) and the ‘Australasian Milling Conference’ (AMC) 2018 from June 3-5, 2018 at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre.

AMC is the prime event for the flour and feed industries of the region, for many years it has been held alongside PIX. PIX AMC 2018 has so much packed into just three days, but our report will cover the milling side of the show specifically.
 


The Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre is a world-class venue in the heart of Broadbeach, on the East Coast of Australia. With a stunning beach and a plethora of entertainment options within walking distance, it is understandable why so many attendees say they always enjoy the show as it feels like a vacation as well as an opportunity to meet face-to-face with industry.

AMC is the leading conference for feed and flour millers held biennially in Australia. This was the 15th edition of the conference and drew delegates from Australia, New Zealand and countries in the South Pacific, South East Asia and further afield.

The AMC is a great opportunity for members of our industry to exchange information and network via technical presentations, social events and the trade show. At this show there were over 350 delegates from flour and feed milling companies as well as many service providers. A highlight of the conference was the trade display area which is the industry’s largest and most extensive.

Made up over 200 booths, exhibitors were open to engaging with attendees about their technologies and solutions, many of which had their equipment on display.

AMC 2018 is a major initiative of Australian Technical Millers’ Association (ATMA), Feed Ingredients and Additives Association of Australia (FIAAA) and Stock Feed Manufacturers’ Council of Australia (SFMCA). Each of which is made up of passionate representatives in both paid and voluntary positions who are doing amazing things for their membership and the wider industry.

Information sharing - Vitally important
‘Supply Chain Opportunities – Farmers to Consumers' was the theme of this year’s conference, which was reflected in the presentations given both Monday and Tuesday. The AMC technical program consisted of a feed and a flour stream run concurrently.

Monday’s sessions were dedicated entirely to the supply chain which covered opportunities, components and meeting supply chain demand. Presentations covered the opportunities and challenges of the supply chain on a global scale and more locally, providing attendees with a broad understanding. The International Feed Industry Federation’s Alexandra de Athayde from Germany gave a perspective on the global feed industry.


Read the full show report, HERE.
 

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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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