December 20, 2017

Mark Cornwell - 1957-2017

 
We are deeply saddened to report the passing of our friend and business partner, Mark Cornwell of Kansas City, Missouri, USA. Mark passed away at his home on Monday, September 11, 2017.


1957 - 2017


Mark was a long time associate of the grain and milling industries, having spent many years with World Grain helping build a leading industry magazine, and then going on to partner with Perendale Publishers Limited in 2014 to work on the oldest publication in the milling sector Milling and Grain along with his wife and business partner Martha.

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September 21, 2017

21/09/2017: Nutritional feed company achieves uniformity with rotary batch mixer

by Bob Seeley, Micron Bio-Systems

 Micron Bio-Systems is an international biotech company that produces feed preservation additives, mycotoxin remediation treatments and probiotic feed supplements for livestock including beef and dairy cows, calves, lambs, pigs and chickens. Blending of these nutritional supplements is a critical step of the manufacturing process due to the diverse sizes, shapes and bulk densities of ingredient particles, supplement-to-feed ratios as low as one to 400, and the need to achieve 100 percent batch-to-batch uniformity.

 Micron Bio-Systems blended its products successfully for more than 40 years using a 708 litre Rotary Batch Mixer from Munson Machinery, Utica, New York, so when increased demand for its products called for higher throughput, the company specified a new 1415 l version of its original mixer design.

 Updating a proven process
 Shannon Lineberry, Production Manager, Micron Bio-Systems explained, “The original mixer was reliable, and we replaced very few parts on it over the years. The new one also gives us a good homogenous blend with uniform ingredient distribution, even though the materials have varying particle sizes and densities.”

 Whereas the original unit had a screw drive that augured raw ingredients in from a hopper, the new feed system features an overhead hopper into which an operator manually empties bags of ingredients. The company is also upgrading to an automated bulk bag discharger with programmable logic control to feed primary ingredients into the new mixer.

Read the full article here. 
 

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Tapco Inc. Company Profile


The largest manufacturer of elevator buckets in North America. 

 From the company website, "We have the products you need, when you need them, and at a competitive price! No order is too big, nor too small. Our shipping department is geared to handle the most urgent of emergencies - we welcome rush orders."

 Tapco stocks the largest inventory of elevator buckets and bolts in North America, some 900,000 buckets in 64 sizes, and 15 million bolts. We also have the largest inventory of abrasion resistant sheeting, drag flights and hanger bearings in North America. Their shipping department is geared to handle the most urgent of emergencies - we welcome rush orders. 

 They have exported to more than 50 different countries around the world. Stocking distributors are located strategically in North America, Central America, South America, Australia, Western Europe and the Pacific Rim. 

Visit their website here. 
 

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21/09/2017: GEAPS, K-State offer four October courses

Courses cover inspections, quality management systems and safety and quality in flour milling. 

 Registration is now open for four grain handling and processing operations courses from the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) and Kansas State University in October. These online courses run from October 30, 2017 - December 1, 2017. Registration closes October 24, 2017. Courses can be completed any time over the five week schedule, and each offering should take approximately 10 hours to complete. 

 GEAPS 522: FGIS Grain Inspection Orientation
 This course was developed by the USDA's Federal Grain Inspection Service in conjunction with GEAPS and K-State. It introduces the basics of grain inspections, provides a history of inspection and an overview of general techniques. 

 GEAPS 530: Quality Management Systems for Bulk Materials Handling Operations
 Participants learn about quality management systems and how to use them in agricultural storage environments. This course provides strategies for integrating systems into normal business activities and teaches the skills needed to create food safety plans and develop management systems. After completing the course, participants should be able to do a basic quality analysis of facility operations and identify points where physical quality or economics are impacted. 

 GEAPS 540: Entry Level Safety
 Lectures identify the main risks of working in the industry, discuss precautions and emphasise the need to learn and follow company and facility safety and health policies. This course is a great resource for new grain industry workers, but also serves as an excellent safety refresher for more experienced employees. 

 GEAPS: 630 Quality Control, Quality Assurance Practices in Flour Milling
 This course focuses on the quality control and quality assurance principles of milling, including milling process quality, flour analysis, sampling and additives. Participants will learn methods to quantitatively analyse both flour quality and mill performance. The tools and techniques introduced in this course will enable better and more efficient communication between the milling operative and the quality control/quality assurance department. 

 GEAPS 530, 540 and 630 are all required for base credentials from GEAPS and K-State. Learn more about the credential program on the GEAPS website. 

 About GEAPS 
 The Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) is an international professional association that supports its members and the industry by serving as "The Knowledge Resource for the world of grain handling and processing industry operations". GEAPS addresses the industry's critical grain handling, storage and processing operations needs by providing the finest networking, professional development programmes and access to a global marketplace of equipment, services and technology solutions providers. GEAPS' global network of industry professionals includes more than 2,800 individual members from about 1,150 companies. 

Visit the GEAPS website here. 
 

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21/09/2017: Nutriad appoints Business Development Manager

Ms Karen de Ridder - Image courtesy of Nutriad
Multinational feed additives producer Nutriad announced the appointment of Ms. Karen de Ridder as Business Development Manager Preservation & Functional Ingredients. 

 Around the world, the Belgium headquartered company continues to invest in their technical and commercial organisation. The hiring of talent and experience is aimed to support Nutriad’s growth ambitions in health and nutrition solutions for livestock and aquaculture producers.

 Karen de Ridder graduated a Bio-Engineer from the University of Ghent and brings with her several years of experience within the feed additives industry. Stated Ms. De Ridder: “I am excited to join Nutriad as it provides a hands-on environment where people work closely together in an international setting. Nutriad has developed an interesting portfolio over the years and I am looking forward to supporting the further development of the company.”

 Concluded Nutriad CEO Erik Visser: “The choice of raw materials, and especially their chemical and microbiological quality, is essential for the successful production of safe and high quality feed. The Nutriad anti-oxidant and anti-bacterial portfolio helps protect sensitive raw materials and essential nutrients from autoxidation or (re)contamination with pathogenic bacteria. To further support our customers across the world we continue to invest in the development of new concepts and in-market technical support. This appointment follows from that strategy.”

 Nutriad delivers products and services to over 80 countries through a network of sales offices and distributors. These are supported by four application laboratories and five manufacturing facilities on three continents. 

Visit the Nutriad website here. 


Read more HERE.
 

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September 20, 2017

20/09/2017: Millers supported by brothers in arms

Alberto Antolini, the owner of Ocrim together with his brother Sergio Antolini, who in turn owns Paglirani the Italian packaging company, hosted the 7th Ocrim 'Flour, Wheat and ...' days in Cortona, Italy this past weekend - from Friday September 15 to Sunday September 17, 2017.

The conference day looked not only at milling equipment, but also at how flour improvers, enzymes and  additives impact the production of standardised and consistent-quality flour production. Several other speakers focused on machinery developments, such as the new antimicrobial sieve which helps protect flour 'from the inside' and relies on industrial diamonds to support the process.

Over 200 delegates from around the world attend this year's event. Full reports to follow in upcoming editions of Milling and Grain magazine.

Here, Alberto Antolini and Sergio Antolini explain more behind the concept of their companies and the progress they are making for millers everywhere.






Read more HERE and HERE.
 

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20/09/2017: NUTRION International: Fats, fatty acids and sustainability

Dr Alfredo J. Escribano, expert in livestock sustainability, participated as an invited speaker at AGROFUTURO, September 12, 2017. The event is considered by some as the most important academic and business orientated event in Colombia's agricultural sector. 

 Dr Escribano is responsible for Business Development at NUTRION Internacional, the leading manufacturer of bypass fats and fatty acids. The company has focused throughout its history on the development of nutritional solutions based on fats and fatty acids. On this the company says, "Which has allowed us to reach a high level of expertise, both scientifically and at the farm level; the combination needed to bring value to the sector: innovation plus understanding of needs equals useful and tailor-made solutions."

 Dr Escribano provided an applied vision on the concept of sustainability in livestock and it's evaluation, and presented future livestock technologies and designs, paying special attention to the application of ICTs and precision feedings. 

 He commented, "ICT's are already part of the day-to-day, and precision must be in our companies' DNA. In this sense, precision begins with determining the animal's needs not only on a physiological basis, but also taking into account a farm's specific context - i.e. the slop and altitude in some Columbian farms." 

 NUTRION Internacional provided the latest scientific research showing the great potential of fatty acids. In the words of Dr Escribano, "Fatty acids are more than a source of energy, they are elements with specific functions at the metabolic, immune and reproductive levels among other aspects, which ultimately lead to greater sustainability of livestock production, less methane production, less use of resources/food produced and less use of antibiotics."

 As his presentation reads, "a fatty acid, a function", this philosophy is reflected in both NUTRION's nutritional solutions, whose formulation is on fatty acids basis  (Omega-3, Medium Chain Fatty Acids, and others) and its fat origin: palm, flax, rapeseed, maize, soy, fish, etc. 

 NUTRION ended its participation reminding that "sustainability is everybody's duty, a lighthouse, and a goal; and fatty acids are useful tools in the battle" and calling to action "Together, we can do it!"

Visit the NUTRION website here. 

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