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 22, 2017

22/09/2017: FVG Select 2017: A unique event for millers across all sectors

Just shy of 1000 visitors eagerly made their way to the historical German city of Cologne, for the first FVG SELECT being organised by Victam International BV, from June 13-14, 2017.

 This international event welcomed attendees from every continent and from 59 countries in total. Visitors included those from animal feed processing, grain processing, ingredients and additives sector, aquafeed, petfood and biomass pelleting industries.

 This was a unique set-up with little or no equipment on display and with just a select group of 59 companies exhibiting their latest products and services across the two-day event. This afforded plenty of time to meet up with new and current customers and exhibitors in a personal yet productive fashion. Well-informed and welcoming to their booths, company representatives included those from Dinnissen Process Technology, Van Aarsen, Famsun and more.


Read the full article here. 

 

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22/09/2017: Ildex Indonesia 2017

Internationalising the livestock market in one of the fastest growing countries in Asia. 

 Internationalising the livestock market in one of the fastest growing countries in Asia. 
Indonesia is considered as the largest economy in Southeast Asia. The middle class is set to become a prominent force in the country. This is due not only to their huge demographic, but also to their strong income growth prospects. 

 Investors will find in Indonesia the ideal balance between booming demand for livestock products and an abundance of agricultural and natural resources. As Southeast Asia's largest country (and the world's fourth most populous at about 250 million people), Indonesia has witnessed a major boom in demand for livestock products such as red meat, milk, eggs and beef and cattle. Of which the Indonesian Ministry of Agriculture is more focused on strengthening at the moment. 

 The Indonesian Minister of Agriculture commented, "This effort is the government's commitment in pursuing self sufficiency of cattle production, targeted by Indonesian President Joko Widodo, to be reached in 2026. This effort is also to realise an independent country in terms of the fulfilment of livestock products, and at the same time, to improve the welfare of farmers." 

 The Minister of Trade also remarked that Indonesia should be self-sufficient on livestock and be able to export these products. He said, "The welfare of farmers is rising, and the poverty rate is decreasing. That is the governments target." 

Read the full article here. 
 

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'Walk the Italian Way' - Ocrim's tour of Siena, Tuscany, Italy

A week is a long time in the milling industry. This time last week some 200 delegates were arriving in Tuscany from all around the world to attend Ocrim's 7th annual 'Wheat, Flour and ...'. This is a unique one-day conference that looks at the latest innovations from the company and links those developments to the industry either in Italy or to its markets abroad, and has become a must-attend event for customers and others.

Last year the 6th 'Wheat, Flour and ...' was co-located between Cremona and Addis Ababa in Ethiopia during the IAOM's first exhibition into the continent of Africa.

This company is engaging globally with millers and attracting them to 'walk the Italian way' by visiting Italy to understand it's uniqueness not only industrially but also culturally. To promote its global family even more, the company has launched a 'hotel' called HO (for Hotel Ocrim), a company guest house where any customer visiting Italy can stop off for refreshment, carry out administration work and relax in the city of Cremona. This was just one of the innovations announced last weekend in Cortona in Tuscany where this year's event was hosted.

Photo: Gerald Richardson
 
Following the conference, delegates were invited on a walking tour of Siena, one of Italy's most visited medieval cities before having lunch in a quiet back street of the city.


Read more HERE.
 

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Balaguer Rolls Company Profile


 From the Balaguer Rolls website. 

 "At Balaguer Rolls we are proud of being a mainstay in the food processing industry, offering our clients the market’s leading quality in solutions for raw materials milling.
With more than 100 years’ experience, Balaguer Rolls is the world’s leading company in manufacturing centrifugally chilled cast iron rolls for the food processing industry, exporting 99% of its production to more than 130 countries in the world.

 "The use of cutting-edge technology and our staff with more than 200 people enable the obtainment of the highest quality standards as well as give our clients the peace of mind and the quality offered by Balaguer hallmark."

Visit the website here
 

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which is published by Perendale Publishers Limited.


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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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