August 29, 2014

29/08/2014: Registration open for AFIA's 'Fundamentals of Feed Manufacturing'

Registration is now open for AFIA-500: Fundamentals of Feed Manufacturing. The distance education program is sponsored by the American Feed Industry Association and Kansas State University and is ideal for individuals at all levels interested in gaining a better understanding of the feed manufacturing process.

"The course is taught solely through an e-learning platform. It is self-paced and will last five weeks running from October 12 through November 15," said Keith Epperson, AFIA vice president of manufacturing and training. 


"Even though participants don't have to travel to and from the classroom they will still have the benefit of actively engaging in online discussions about the course materials."

AFIA-500 was developed by the feed technology group in KSU's Department of Grain Science and Industry. Topics include the process flow from particle size reduction to batching and mixing, conditioning and pelleting, boilers, post-pellet systems, packaging, load out and maintenance.

The course will be taught by Dr Charles Stark of KSU's Department of Grain Science and Industry. Fifty participants will be accepted into the program.

To register for the course online, go HERE

To register via PDF go HERE.
 

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Brabender - Preview product for JTIC

http://www.brabender.com/english/food.html

Brabender will exhibit this product at JTIC at stand number M31-M34, on 15-16 October in Reims, France.



The GlutoPeak® process by Brabender® offers a quick, but precise technical solution to describe the functionality of flours, bruised grains, baking mixes or vital gluten measuring the aggregation behaviour of the gluten component in a sample. 

The device first separates the gluten, and then aggregates it into a characteristic network before destroying it with the rotation of its mechanical measuring paddle. Time and torque curve of the physics of the gluten is recorded and displayed as a graph. The time to reach the maximum point on the curve, the peak, its height, and the following decline of the curve provide essential information on gluten quality.
 

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29/08/2014: EU Commission decision concerning vital food and feed import urgently needed to secure food and feed supply to the EU

COCERAL, FEDIOL and FEFAC call on the European Commission to urgently, by September 2014, take a Decision on the EU authorization of eight GM products (1) for import, food and feed processing to avoid further threat to the EU supply of soybeans, maize, rapeseed and various protein-rich products derived thereof.

The EU depends for 75% of its needs for protein-rich ingredients for feeding purpose on the global world markets. Europe consumes yearly around 414 million tons of cereal grains, oilseed and derived products, catering for food, feed and industrial needs: 339 million tons of these agricultural products are produced in the EU and 75 million tons are imported from third countries.

In light of the EU dependency on imported agricultural products and vegetable proteins, Paul Della Tolla, COCERAL’s President, warns: Any further delay - if not denial - by the EU Commission would result in an unavoidably suicidal situation for Europe which will lead to important disruptions to trade as well as serious legal uncertainty. Europe needs to adapt to the world which is rapidly globalizing and facing intensified external competition. The EU Commission, therefore, needs to act on this burden of “non-adjustment”. As several of these GM products are currently being grown and harvested in the key exporting countries to the EU, it won't take long before their unavoidable presence starts being detected in traditional commercial channels, regardless of whether GM or non-GM agricultural products are traded.”

Kevin Brassington, President of FEDIOL, comments on the current situation: "Without a guaranteed supply of imported soybeans from traders to oilseeds processors, approximately three million tons of EU-produced vegetable oils and 10 million tons of protein-rich meal, GM and non-GM alike, would no longer reach food and feed manufacturers and their customers. The financial consequences and liabilities of this scenario would jeopardize the economic viability of our industry."

Ruud Tijssens, FEFAC President, highlights: “The urgent need for the EU Commission to provide legal certainty for feed business operators regarding market access to vital raw materials supplies. EU feed manufactures and livestock producers rely on imports of more than 30 million tons of protein-rich feed materials annually, for which there is no viable alternative available on the European feed market. Any further delay in the GM import approval process could erode further the EU livestock sector’s competitiveness.”

The eight GM products have been deemed safe by the European Food Safety Authority (ESFA) and have reached the final stage of the risk management process. The decisions for the related EU import authorizations lay in the hands of the EU Commission: some of them have been awaited since the end of 2013. 
 

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August 28, 2014

28/08/2014: An example of trading in 'RTRS responsible soy' credits

Arla Foods has already got the purchase of more than half of the RTRS Credits planned for this year and in the next months, shall meet its total commitment. 

The transaction of +420K credits has already been included in the records of the RTRS Trading Platform and is available for general public consultation on our website. 

As usual, RTRS keeps this information public, according to its commitment with transparency.


This initiative has become a highly relevant driver for all RTRS Producers. Not only is it an example of meeting sustainable goals, but also of the existing demand of RTRS Responsible Soy and of its benefits, including cost compensation derived from Certification.
 

As a Member since 2010, at the beginning of this year, Arla Foods gave a definitve step towards its commitment with responsible soy: acquiring sufficient RTRS Credits for making up for 100% of soy used by its livestock producers for bovine feed throughout Europe.

 


Read more HERE.
 

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28/08/2014: An invitation to visit Iran's poultry and livestock expo in 2015

The Kish
Iran Poultry & Livestock Expo (K.P.L.E) 
18-20 February 2015 
Organized by: Sunsafa and powered by VIV Europe
Kish Island

Iran (a free economic zone with free visas)

Dear Managing Director


I hereby would like to make the most of this opportunity to remind  our  discuss about VIV -Iran Expo on Utrecht, as you know my  company Sunsafa Co. is as one of the major directors and organizers of poultry – livestock industry shows in  Iran. below I will send you about the second edition of Kish Island poultry Expo.
 

Update in brief & what Kish Expo 2015 offers you:
  1. For the time being 21000 sqm had intended for domestic and International participants plus ( VIV pavilion)in addition some American companies and delegations
  2. this show is the poultry and livestock industry’s most prestigious and productive trade fair together the foremost domestic & overseas suppliers and playing an essential role in developing the production of poultry feed, animal health and equipment
  3. Participation of the Center for trade Development of Islamic Countries besides stake holder of poultry and husbandry industries from all Iranian next door countries
  4. At K.P.L.E 2015 as a regional function you will meet your customers of today and tomorrow
  • VIV Master Class and poultry & Aquaculture seminars.
  • Hotel booking are available in Kish Island for Exhibitors & Visitors.
  • Flight booking from origin to destination & vice versa (direct from Dubai to Kish Island)
For more details about further services,looking forward to hear from you.
http://kple.sunsafa.com/assets/Documents/EXHIBITION_MANUAL.pdf

Kind Regards
H. Rahbarsafa
Managing Director

Powered by VIV & Organized by Sunsafa Co
No.93,Unit No. 5,Forsat Shirazi 

St Tohid Ave.,Tehran-Iran
Post Code:1419794563
Tel:+98-21-66927433 

Fax:+98-21-66927436
Email: renate.wiendels@vnuexhibitions.com
Info@sunsafa.com, sunsafa@rocketmail.com
Website: www.sunsafa.com, www.viv.net  

Tel : +31 628 4649 13
 

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28/08/2014: The facts, not the spin on mycotoxin at the Motor Cycle Museum

Biomin UK Ltd held a seminar on August 21 at the UK's Motor Cycle Museum in Birmingham, which was attended by leading technical personnel from all around the UK/Ireland agriculture and animal feed industries, including representatives from the veterinary profession, who were all keen to hear the latest "state of the art" information on mycotoxins.
 
The venue

The seminar aimed to address the effects of mycotoxins on both animal health and performance.

Professor Chris Elliott (Queens University, Belfast) the UK/Ireland independent expert on food related contaminants, kicked off by presenting Emerging Mycotoxins: Animal feed surveillance data & implications for animal health & performance, which included information on such as storage effects, ergot alkaloids and prevalence in colder/wetter conditions and the conclusion that mycotoxin regulations are currently minimal, but will almost certainly increase significantly in the next few years. Prof Elliott also reported on an interesting project moinitoring DDGS samples and mycotoxin levels.

Verena Starkl DI (Biomin) then made two presentations,  Mycotoxins Occurrence – how are we affected?

This included information on the Global Biomin Survey, methods of analysis, masked mycotoxins and overall effects of mycotoxins and Mycotoxins Risk Management.
 
The presenters

Verena specifically emphasised that DON cannot be removed by using simple binders, instead it has to undergo biotransformation into safe metabolites using such as Mycofix Plus and Mycofix Select. 

After lunch Luis Cardo DVM (Biomin) presented Mycotoxins in Ruminants - Effects & Management and Andrew Robertson presented Mycotoxins & their Effect in Pigs & Poultry, each presentation focusing on specific health and performance issues related to mycotoxins contamination, even when present at relatively low levels - well below the legal limits. 
 

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August 27, 2014

27/08/2014: FAOSTAT infographic on wheat

Today's FAOSTAT from the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) in Rome Italy is quite enlightening for all in the grain industry. 


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Credit: FAO

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