January 30, 2015

30/01/2015: Get ready for GEAPS

Are you ready? That's the question the organisers of this year's GEAPS 'Exchange 2015' are asking potential visitors.

With just a few weeks to go they have almost completed preparations to host what is considered the biggest show in the grain industry calendar. This year's event will be held in St Louis, United States, from February 21-24, 2015. The expo itself will see over 350 exhibits while the educational programmes will account for more than 35 hours of concurrent sessions
in total .
 

http://www.geaps.com/exchange/15/index.html?utm_source=memdbs&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=exch15_15_01_30

This will be one of the best networking opportunities occurring this year for our industry globally.There's even support for those travelling from overseas with information and letters of invitation for visa purposes.

To speed you on your way, this year's GEAPS is offering an online registration service whereby you can print your own registration confirmation and have it ready on your mobile device when you arrive at the registration centre.

There's a last minute hotline for hotel reservations and an online regiatraion service.


Read more HERE.
 

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30/01/2015: FEFAC publishes its 2013 'Feed & Food' Statistical Yearbook

The European Feed Manufacturers Federation has just released its 'Feed & Food' Statistical Yearbook for 2013.

Data collected for 2013 puts the value of livestock production - amounting to €169.5 billion - at 41 percent of the overall EU-28 agricultural output amounting to €415.5 billion in 2013.


http://www.fefac.eu/publications.aspx?CategoryID=2061&EntryID=629

Animal feedingstuffs, including feed materials and compound feeds, are the main input into livestock production. Within the EU-28, about 477 million tonnes of feedingstuffs are consumed by livestock each year. Out of this quantity, 233
million tonnes mostly are roughages grown and used on the farm of origin. The balance, i.e. 244 million tonnes of feed, includes cereals grown and used on the farm of origin (51 million tonnes ) and feed purchased by livestock producers to supplement their own feed resources (either feed materials or compound feed).

In 2013, 154
million tonnes of compound feed were produced by EU compounders, accounting for 80 percent of all purchased feedingstuffs.

The value of all feedingstuffs used by EU livestock producers including forages produced on the farm is estimated at €94.5 billion in 2013. This accounts for 38 percent of all inputs and 56
percent of the turnover in livestock production.

Purchases of compound feed amounted, in 2012, to €55 billion.


The Yearbook can be downloaded HERE.
 

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O&J HØJTRYK A/S company profile

http://www.oj-hojtryk.dk/

O&J HØJTRYK A/S endeavours to be a powerful, vigorous and energetic company. With our customers needs and the immediate environment as our point of departure, we want to be a trendsetter in our core area of business - Mechanical Engineering - Re-working of Dies and Rollers for the manufacture of Feedstuffs and Biopellets, as well as the sale and delivery of wearing parts in connection with Roller Re-working - as well as to remain open to new initiatives and business opportunities.

Visit the website HERE.
 

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30/01/2015: Second edition of ‘Mycotoxins in Focus’ comes to VIV Asia 2015

The ‘Mycotoxins in Focus: Trends, Facts, and Effects’ conference is set to provide an insight into the latest mycotoxin trends and occurences to delegates at VIV Asia 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand.

BIOMIN will host the second edition of the ‘Mycotoxins in Focus: Trends, Facts, and Effects’ conference on 12 March 2015 in the afternoon of second day of VIV Asia 2015 at BITEC, in Bangkok, Thailand, in partnership with AllAboutFeed, Pig Progress, and VIV.
 

http://www.biomin.net/en/mycotoxins-in-focus/

With its annual BIOMIN Mycotoxin Survey running for over a decade, BIOMIN has become the leading authority on mycotoxins. The second edition of the ‘Mycotoxins in Focus’ conference builds upon the success of the inaugural edition held at VIV Europe 2014 in Utrecht, The Netherlands.

The educational presentations from BIOMIN experts and renowned academics from Asia will provide new insights into mycotoxin risk management, an overview of developments on mycotoxin occurrences in Asia over the last decade, and their effects on animal production.

The conference begins at 2 pm with opening remarks from Dr Jan Vanbrabant, Managing Director of BIOMIN Asia Pacific. Dr Shu Guan of BIOMIN Singapore will present key points from the latest mycotoxin survey, including trends in mycotoxin occurrence and the proliferation of mycotoxins in feed and feed raw materials in Asia.

Next, renowned industry experts from Asia will deliver species-specific presentations. Dr Pariwat Poolperm, from Kasetsart Univeristy, Thailand, will discuss the economic impact of mycotoxins in swine farms. Prof Dr Charles Rangga Tabbu from Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia, will present on the common pathological lesions of mycotoxicosis in poultry.

The presentations will be followed by an open Q&A session. The afternoon conference will conclude with an Austrian wine tasting.

All VIV Asia 2015 delegates are welcome to attend the conference, and to visit the BIOMIN booth J002 located in hall 102.

For more information and to register for the event click HERE.


 

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30/01/2015: A gallery could really milk this - Creating art with feed, cows and a helicopter drone


Clearly, farming isn't all hard graft! Watch Kansas farmer Derek Klingenberg create a huge smiley face with feed, cows and a helicopter drone!

See other impressive works of action art by farmers HERE.
 

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30/01/2015: "Sustainability is good for business" - IPPE

With significant increases in food production needed over the next few decades to support the growing population, agricultural industries must learn to communicate more specifically and unambiguously with stakeholders, customers, and others about their sustainability programs, observed Dr Marty Matlock, executive director, University of Arkansas Office for Sustainability, at the Animal Agriculture Sustainability Summit held during the 2015 International Production & Processing Expo.
 
“When we talk in big, glib, hand waving ways, it does not help us to communicate to our constituents what we are doing. When people ask what sustainability is, I want you to say that sustainability is good for business. It increases efficiency, and it drives down negative things. The second thing you need to say is that sustainability is about continuous improvement,” Dr Matlock said. He emphasized that continuous improvement means defining and identifying key performance indicators, measuring and benchmarking them, and implementing goals and strategies to achieve them.


Elaborating on the benchmarking aspect of sustainability initiatives, Dr Greg Thoma, Ralph E Martin professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Arkansas, discussed case studies remarking that sustainability initiatives often rely heavily on life cycle assessment (LCA). A LCA is a technique to assess the environmental aspects and potential impacts associated with a product, process or service and are used to quantify inputs and outputs in terms of a standardized unit of measure. Important characteristics of a LCA include that it be grounded in scientific methodologies, the data should be transparent, validated, widely available and inexpensive, and the same data and models should be used by producers, retailers, policymakers, nongovernmental organizations and consumers.

“The process of developing and working with a LCA should be largely by consensus, and the guidelines should be pragmatic,” Dr Thoma said.

Results of a 50-year review of the U.S. egg industry indicate production advanced dramatically between 1960 and 2010 while the environmental footprint declined, according to Dr Hongwei Xin, director of the Egg Industry Center at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa. Dr Xin is also a distinguished professor and chair for research in the Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Department.

The work was published in the February 2014 issue of Poultry Science. The objectives were to quantify what in production has changed over 50 years, characterize the supply chain footprint and identify hot spots for further improvement. The data obtained from sources, such as books and publications from 50 years ago and an elaborate survey system for 2010 data, yielded data on 57.1 million pullets and 92.5 million laying hens, representing about one-third of the total national inventory in each industry. The research found that comparing production performance levels to 1960 birds, 2010 hens have 26 percent lower feed intake, 26 percent lower feed intake, 27 percent higher egg production rate, 42 percent better feed conversion, 57 percent lower mortality and 32 percent lower water use.
 

http://ippexpo.com/

A poultry industry sustainability program is in its early stages following two meetings last fall and formation of a workgroup of representatives from the broiler and turkey industries tasked with defining the mission and goals of the program and subsequently developing it. Workgroup members Lankford Ruffin, corporate environmental manager for Butterball LLC; Paul Helgeson, sustainability manager at GNP Company; Cameron Bruett, head of corporate affairs and sustainability at JBS USA; and Jamie Burr, environmental health and safety manager at Tyson Foods, discussed their progress and their plans during the Animal Agriculture Sustainability Summit as part of a panel.

Responding to questions from the audience, the panel concurred that interest in establishing sustainability programs at individual facilities extends throughout the supply chain, including the farm level. “The interest goes to where the risk is, to where the vulnerability is,” Bruett said. “Today it is on farms; it is on animal welfare. That does not mean that is necessarily where it is going to reside 10 years from now. Sustainability is basically an analysis of what the hotspots are in the entire value chain, including the ultimate consumption and disposition of the product.”


Read more HERE.
 

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30/01/2015: Three weeks to go until GEAPS 2015

Here are some important exhibitor notes regarding the upcoming Exchange. The following contains a lot of important and useful information for you as you prepare to exhibit at Exchange 2015. You are receiving this information because you are our exhibitor contact for Exchange 2015. However, please forward this email to anyone in your company who would benefit from having this information.
 
REGISTER your booth workers if you haven‘t already.

To register, you need to complete a form or register online. You are not automatically registered when you contract to exhibit. There are two ways to register:

Fill out a registration form and email or fax it back to the GEAPS office.

Or, follow this link to register online.
Register as an Exhibitor
Find your Company-Booth Number in the pull-down menu.
If you are a GEAPS member you will register as a member and will need to type in your email address.
If you are not a GEAPS member, check the “non-member” box. There is not a cost difference for registering as a non-member.
About Exhibitor Registrations
Each Company receives two complimentary Exhibitor Registrations per 10'x10' booth. Additional registrations can be purchased at the special rate of $ $335/person until the end of pre-registration. (Cost goes up to $365 on-site.)
The Exhibitor Registration option will get you into the Expo and any educational sessions for all three days.
The Get-Acquainted Party and President’s Banquet are NOT included but can be purchased à la carte.
Exhibitor Kit!

Order by Feb. 2 to get the best rates!
Go to this Hargrove link to order furnishings for you booth. Please view the facility specifications for the Main hall and Annex below.

Show Name: GEAPS
Show Code: 5031738
Facility Specifications

America’s Center
701 Convention Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63101

Expo Halls: Halls 1-3 – Main Hall, 100 Complex – Annex
Ceiling Height
Main Hall: 35’ to the air wall tracks and 40’ to the steel truss. If you’d like to know if your booth space is below the air wall tracks, please contact conferences@geaps.com.
Annex: 13’ 11”

Floor Limits
Main Hall: 350#/sq. ft.
Annex: 200#/sq. ft.
The Annex is carpeted, but a floor cover will be required under large pieces of equipment. Motorized forklifts are not allowed in the Annex, but hand carts are acceptable. If it will take more than a hand cart to transport your materials to your booth in the Annex, please contact Hargrove at (301) 306-4627 or exhibitorservices@hargroveinc.com and they will help arrange an acceptable method of transport.


http://www.geaps.com/

Expo 2015 Hours - click HERE

Who gets in the Expo Halls?

An Exchange 2015 attendee badge is necessary for entering the exhibit halls during the Exchange. During set-up/tear-down times, either a badge or a sticker will get you past security. Set-up/Tear-down stickers can be obtained from the Exchange Registration Center. For safety and security we ask that only Exchange exhibitors and their full-time employees enter the exhibit halls during set-up and tear-down. Only exhibit staff can enter the halls during non-Expo hours and must have a name badge to enter. Minor children under the age of 17 will not be charged for a registration. However, they still must have a name badge to enter the halls or any other Exchange event.
Make Sure Your Booth Complies with the Exhibit Design Rules

There are rules showing you acceptable parameters for showcases, products for display, and ceiling-suspended signs. Check your display plans against the Exhibit Design Rules found here.  If you have questions regarding the rules, please feel free to contact Adrianne at adrianne@geaps.com. Also, if you are not sure if your display plans conform to the rules, please send a diagram via email, and we can let you know ahead of time if adjustments will need to be made.

Non-conforming exhibits/exhibit displays that have not been reconfigured into conformance or removed at least 2 hours prior to the exposition opening to delegates will be at that time by the Exchange general services contractor at the contractor’s discretion in consultation with the Exchange Exhibitor Services On-Site Committee, and at the exhibitor’s expense. Additionally, the exhibitor will also forfeit their “priority list” position [lose all accumulated priority credit to date].

Design Rule Specific to End-Cap Booths
If your booths are situated “horizontally” on the floor plan — perpendicular to the numbered, vertical aisles, you need to take special care not to block the view of other exhibits that share an “island” of the floor plan with you.  Your 8’ tall showcase or back drape must be no wider than 10’, and must be centered on the 20’ back boundary of your exhibit space to allow a view past your display on both the left and right.

Exhibit display design policy is a supplement to the “Rules of the Exhibitor Contract” and will be strictly enforced by GEAPS [show management] and the Exchange general services contractor [Hargrove]. Exhibit displays that do not conform to this policy will not be permitted. Exhibits/exhibit displays determined to be out of conformance with this policy must be reconfigured into compliance or dismantled and removed.

Drop your side rails — if you choose. Corner booths or end caps are not required to keep the 3’ side rail drape up for the duration of the show. Simply unhook it and leave it in the aisle on Saturday afternoon or Sunday morning. The Hargrove crew will pick them up.
Union Labor Rules

Be sure to review your St. Louis Union Labor rules located in the online exhibitor kit. If you have questions regarding what you can and cannot do, please contact our General Services Contractor, Hargrove Inc. They will walk you through the process. Contact: Hargrove Customer Service at (301) 306-4627 or exhibitorservices@hargroveinc.com.
Lead Retrieval Scanner Pick Up

If you order a scanner from CTE you can pick it up at the CTE counter. CTE will be located in the Hargrove service area inside the main Expo hall.
Show Ready at 10:45 a.m. on Sunday

Your display must be completely set and ready for attendees by 10:45 a.m. on Sunday morning. If, at 10:45, you have not arrived to set up, your booth space will be dressed as a lounge and you will not be allowed to set up until after show hours. If, at 10:45, you are not in your booth space but your freight is, Show Management will allow Hargrove labor to set your display at your expense.
Booth Numbers

Companies that have multiple contiguous 10’x10’ booths will be listed on the Exhibitor Directory and floor stickers with the numerically lowest booth number.
Booth Sales for Exchange 2016
Booth sales begin on Saturday, Feb. 21 at noon. Information including the Priority List, booth sales appointment schedule, exhibit space contract, floor plan and material handling rates will be emailed to you in early February.  These documents will also be available onsite at the Booth Sales desk.

Events You Don’t Want To Miss

The Get Acquainted Party will take place on Saturday night in the Renaissance Grand Hotel in the Majestic Ballroom. This event is not part of the Exhibitor Registration packet and you need to purchase a ticket to attend. The theme is centered on St. Louis blues and jazz. A full dinner buffet will be provided with drink tickets and a ton of GEAPerS.

Lunch On Us! On Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, a buffet lunch will be provided in the Expo. Are you a Lunch Sponsor? These companies are: 4B Components Ltd; Applied Power Products; Airlanco (AGI); AllState Tower Inc; B&E Construction Inc; BarnesCo Inc; Behlen Mfg Co; Brock Grain Systems; Buresh Building Systems Inc; Calbrandt; Cargill Inc; Chief Agri-Industrial Div; Cleveland Vibrator Co; Comco Mfg.; Control Stuff Inc; Degesch America Inc; Excelsior Construction Inc; Hoffmann Inc; Kice Industries Inc; Larson Engineering Inc; Leland Industries Inc; Louis Dreyfus Commodities; Magik Kleener Sales Inc; MFS/York/Stormor/Brownie Systems; Pepper Maintenance; PMI LLC; RNC Co Inc; Safe-Grain/Maxi-Tronic Inc; Schlagel Inc; Seedburo Equipment Co; Schumacher Elevator Co; Sidney Mfg Co; Specialty Industries Inc; Structural Restoration Inc; Sudenga Industries Inc; Sukup Mfg Co; Tapco Inc; TE Ibberson Company; The Essmueller Co; Trackmobile Inc; Tramco (AGI); Union Iron (AGI); VAA LLC; Viterra Inc; West Side Salvage; Westeel; Younglove Construction LLC.

*Want to join them? Contact Brittany at brittany@geaps.com or (952) 928-4640.

Welcome Reception will be held in the Expo on Sunday night from 4:30-6 p.m. All registered delegates are invited to participate. Delicious snacks and beverages will be available.

Again this year after the President’s Banquet, a ticketed event that can be purchased à la carte, is a dessert party that is open to ALL GEAPS Exchange registrants. Club GEAPS will be held in Renaissance Grand Majestic Ballroom. Stop by Club GEAPS and enjoy a cocktail at the cash bar and some complimentary desserts. Best of all, this club will be full of GEAPerS with whom you can mix, mingle and network. Club GEAPS is open 8:30-11:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 24.

Associates Annual Meeting, Monday Feb. 23, 7-9:30 a.m., convention center room 242. Associate members and non-member exhibitors are welcome to attend this business meeting of industry product and service suppliers.

Education Sessions — Sunday, Monday and Tuesday
Access to the sessions is included in your registration and the Expo is not open to attendees during this time, so it’s a perfect opportunity to enhance your industry knowledge.
Complimentary Exchange 2015 Pre or Post Show Registration List

As an Exchange 2015 exhibitor, you are entitled to a complimentary pre or post show registration list. Simply complete the form in the online exhibitor kit and fax or email it to CTE, GEAPS' registration company. They will email you an Excel File of registrants.
Expo Coupons for your Customers

This year, an email was sent to you in December containing a coupon code that can be given out to customers for one day Expo-only discount registrations.  Please contact conferences@geaps.com if you would like your coupon code resent to you.  This is a great way to invite your customers to come see you at the Exchange!
The GEAPS Expo Team

We're happy to help you prepare for Exchange 2015.

Contact Brittany Flight or Caitlin Carlson with questions about your 2015 exhibit space reservation, payment, complimentary Expo coupons for your customers, etc. They will also be assisting you with your appointment time for making 2016 exhibit space reservations. Contact Brittany or Caitlin at (952) 928-4640 or conferences@geaps.com.

Contact Adrianne Fjerstad-Miller with questions about expo services and activities, contractors or policies.  Adrianne manages the exposition, and will guide you to any special assistance you need to coordinate your exhibit. Contact Adrianne at (952) 928-4640 or adrianne@geaps.com.
  

Read more HERE.
 

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30/01/2015: USPOULTRY Foundation College Student Career Program breaks record at 2015 IPPE


The USPOULTRY Foundation College Student Career Program, held in conjunction with the 2015 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE), attracted nearly 600 students from 38 universities throughout the United States, while the International Student Career Program brought in 18 students from nine universities. The graduating students interviewed for jobs and internships with 119 human resource representatives from 33 industry and allied firms. They were also able to visit the exhibit floor to see the most current technology used in today's industry.
 
http://www.uspoultry.org/studentoutreach/index.cfm#cscr

“I heard about this great opportunity through my business fraternity, Delta Sigma Pi. I am a finance major, and I have been offered a great internship opportunity with one of the interviewing companies. This program and industry is new to Radford, but I'm so glad I came. Thank you for this great opportunity,” said Marie Ackah, student at Radford University in Virginia.

“The College Student Career Program had some of the best and brightest students this year. The industry as a whole should be very pleased with the caliber of students the universities are putting out,” remarked, David Jones, director of human resources for Perdue Farms in Salisbury, Md.

Commented Rashad Delph, director of candidate branding, pipeline strategy and global mobility for Tyson Foods, Inc, “The College Student Career Program allows us the opportunity to interview students and hire perspective team members to join the Tyson Foods organization. Each year the Program has grown to exceed our expectations, and the students are well prepared. The College Student Career Program is one of the few events we can collectively interview very knowledgeable domestic and international students from great agricultural universities from the U.S and aboard.”

“The 2015 USPOULTRY Foundation College Student Career Program interview session was a wonderful experience. There were many highly qualified students from across the country looking for internships and job opportunities. As usual, the interview event was very well organized, and I felt like I was able to get some good leads on some great prospects,” said Pat Allen, area human resource director for Pilgrim’s.

The USPOULTRY Foundation College Student Career Program, along with the International Student Program, gives companies an opportunity to interview top students for industry-related jobs and internships in one location, during a three-day period. The Program involves students from national and international universities and has been an important part of the hiring process for many companies for more than 40 years.

Read more HERE.
 

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January 29, 2015

29/01/2015: IPPE breaks record with an estimated 30,000 registrants and 1288 exhibitors

The 2015 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) is the largest show on record with an estimated 30,000 poultry, meat and feed industry leader attendees from all over the world. In addition, the show had 1288 exhibitors with more than 490,000 net square feet of exhibit space. Final numbers will be released after the registration database has been audited for duplications. Sponsored by the US Poultry & Egg Association, American Feed Industry Association and North American Meat Institute, IPPE is the world's largest annual poultry, meat and feed industry event of its kind.
 

http://ippexpo.com/

“This year’s record-breaking size and attendance numbers are a testament to IPPE’s unparalleled education sessions, numerous networking opportunities and unique exhibits. The decision to consolidate three trade shows has produced an annual event that is greater than the sum of its parts,” the three organizations said.

“The enthusiasm and energy displayed by this year’s attendees and exhibitors will only ensure the success and growth of future Expos.”     

The central attraction was the large exhibit floor. Exhibitors demonstrated the latest innovations in equipment, supplies and services utilized by industry firms in the production and processing of meat, poultry, eggs and feed products. Numerous companies use the annual event to highlight their new products. All phases of the poultry, feed and meat industry were represented, from live production and processing to further processing and packaging.

The “largest-ever” education slate complemented the exhibits by keeping industry management informed on the latest issues and events. This year’s educational line-up featured 25 programs, ranging from a conference on antibiotic use in the meat and poultry industry, to a program on how to export feed and feed ingredients to the United States, to a technical seminar on maximizing the efficiency of the poultry industry conducted entirely in Spanish.

Other featured events included the International Poultry Scientific Forum, Pet Food Conference, Pork 101 Workshop, Tech XChange program, Meat Me in @LANTA activities and publisher-sponsored programs, all of which made the 2015 IPPE the foremost annual protein and feed event of the western hemisphere.


Visit the website HERE.

(MAG1502)

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29/01/2015: AusScan Online - a revolution in NIR calibration delivery – is now LIVE!

A new online platform, known as AusScan Online, is set to revolutionise feed ingredient near infrared reflectance spectroscopy (NIRS) calibrations, thanks to a licensing agreement between the Cooperative Research Centre for High Integrity Australian Pork (Pork CRC) and Aunir.
 

http://www.aunir.co.uk/products/ausscan-online

According to Pork CRC CEO, Dr Roger Campbell and Aunir Technical Director Chris Piotrowski, AusScan Online users no longer need to load the calibrations onto their NIR machine and are now able to upload spectra files to the new website, and run the calibrations over the internet.

“But the most exciting aspect, is AusScan’s ability to offer access to its wide range of in vivo energy calibrations for broilers, pigs and ruminants,” they said.

“Results will be delivered to the user via the website, where they can review previous results and trend their data. And the good news is they will only pay for what they need.”

Aunir will also maintain and update the calibrations to ensure users enjoy access to the very best information to suit their businesses and operational needs.
The expected usual proximate analyses will be offered, plus a range of non-starch polysaccharide and amino acid analyses, including total, reactive and standardised ileal digestible lysine. Users of AusScan Online can analyse their wheat, barley, sorghum, triticale, soya and canola samples via the website.

A full list of available calibrations can be found on the Aunir website HERE.  

To create an account and start using AusScan Online visit the Aunir website HERE.
 

(MAG1502)
 

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29/01/2015: CP Indonesia gets loans worth US$400m to boost growth

First published in Milling and Grain, January 2015
 
PT Charoen Pokphand Indonesia Tbk, Indonesia’s largest producer of poultry feed, day old chicks and processed chickens, signed a syndicated loans agreement, worth the equivalent of US$400 million, with 15 international and local financial institutions in Jakarta recently. The company said it will use the loans to secure funding needed for the company’s business expansion over the next few years as well as to support its working capital needs.


http://issuu.com/gfmt/docs/mag1501/12

Director Ong Mei Sian said the company expects 10 percent growth in sales to US$2.3 billion at the end of this year, while total revenue reached US$1.8 billion during the first nine months of the year. The company’s net profits stood at US$140.5 million as of September this year, she added. The company is in the process of building a feed factory in Central Java, as well as day-old chick production and food processing facilities in Indonesia.

Read the magazine HERE.
 

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Global Industries Inc company profile

http://globalindinc.com/

 
The Global International sales team is committed to providing cost-effective solutions for clients around the world, using our broad portfolio of grain storage, conditioning and handling products, as well as buildings for the housing of poultry and livestock and wastewater treatment systems. With offices in Bangkok, Thailand; Buenos Aires, Argentina; and Rostov-on-Don, Russia, we are positioned to serve.

Visit the website HERE.
 

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29/01/2015: IPPE - Day 2 photos from Milling and Grain magazine

(L-R): Brian Sloan, Director of Ruminant Business from Addisseo; Roger Gilbert, Publisher at Perendale

(L-R): Roger Gilbert, Publisher at Perendale; Thomas Multin, Sven Olof-Malmqvist and Janeth from Yara


(L-R):Olivia Holden, Editorial Executive; Carl Swisher, Sales Manager Material Handling Products at 4B

(L-R): Aiden Connolly, Chief Innovation Officer at Alltech; Roger Gilbert, Publisher at Perendale

Irish dancing at the Alltech stand
Visitors at the VICAM stand
Bulent Kukurtcu, Scientific Managing Director, Catalysis


(L-R): Sabrina, Marketing Executive from Zheng Chang and Roger Gilbert, Publisher at Perendale

(L-R):Roger Gilbert, Publisher at Perendale; Robbert Venendaal, MD at Almex



(L-R): Roger Gilbert, Publisher, Perendale; Alvaro Ortiz and Minerva Pujol 
(L-R): Roger Gilbert, Publisher; Olivia Holden, Editorial Executive; Darren Parris, International Marketing Manager and Mark Cornwell, Vice President all from Perendale
 

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29/01/2015: UK lifts hopes for grain use by ethanol plants

Improved fortunes at the UK's bioethanol plants prompted UK farm officials to trim their estimate for the UK's exportable surplus of wheat this season –although it remains at a six-year high, Agrimoney.com reports.

Defra, the UK farm ministry, pegged lifted its estimate for domestic consumption of wheat for food and industrial uses in 2014-15 by 182,000 tonnes to a record 7.99m tonnes.
 

http://www.agrimoney.com/news/uk-lifts-hopes-for-grain-use-by-ethanol-plants--7916.html

The upgrade, to a level 570,000 tonnes higher year on year, reflected increased expectations for use of the grain by the UK's two major bioethanol plants – the CropEnergies site, formerly known as Ensus, in north east England, and the nearby Vivergo site, backed by investors including Associated British Foods, BP and DuPont.

The sites, between them, have capacity to process some 2m tonnes of wheat a year, although have historically operated well below that level.

"Demand from the UK's bioethanol plants has so far exceeded previous levels, and more than offsets lower usage by millers," said the HGCA crop bureau, which is consulted by Defra in drawing up the data.

The comment chimes with a statement by CropEnergies, announcing a 20 percent jump to 299,000 cubic metres in ethanol production in the September-to-November quarter, that the growth was "mainly due to better utilisation of the plant in Wilton, after it initially started operating with reduced capacity utilisation" in autumn 2013.

However, the HGCA cautioned that the drop in oil prices had raised a question mark over the ability of the plants to keep up output for the rest of 2014-15, which ends in June.

"The recent fall of energy prices makes the forecasting of usage uncertain," the bureau said.

CropEnergies said two weeks ago that, EU-wide, ethanol use is expected to rise by 0.9 percent this year, after a drop of 2.5 percent to 5.3m cubic metres in 2014.

In fact, CropEnergies has at Wilton been using a high proportion of corn in its feedstock mix, sources have told Agrimoney.com, putting the figure at 50:50 with wheat.

Defra also raised by 231,000 tonnes to 1.36m tones its estimate for UK corn imports this season.

"The discount of corn prices is not as big as it was. But compared with the likes of lower protein wheat, corn is still better value in terms of starch yield," said Richard Whitlock, HGCA board member, and grains and ethanol consultant.

Wilton is believed to be about to see a scheduled shutdown.

"It looks as if the Teesside ethanol plant [Wilton] will be closing down for some lengthy maintenance at the end of the month with no indication when it will reopen," traders at a major European commodities house said.

Defra trimmed by 21,000 tonnes to 3.46m tonnes its estimate of the UK's exportable surplus of wheat in 2014-15 – a reflection of a bumper harvest and a strong pace of imports early in the season.

The extent of the surplus, the highest since the 3.52m-tonne excess in 2008-09, has raised concerns of the UK being left with a large amount of unshipped grain at the end of the season, in theory at negative for prices.

Exports have so far lagged well behind the pace needed to avoid hefty carry-out inventories.

"There are some feed wheat sales being made out of the deep water ports but still not enough," said the commodities house traders.

"The small coaster ports have been disadvantaged by the weak euro, but we still need to see more wheat leaving from these facilities to reach the export target for the season.

"The deep water ports do not have the capacity to do it all."

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29/01/2015: The IMC Group launches ‘Contor’

The IMC Group launches ‘Contor’ – new ‘state-of-the-art condition monitoring to avoid costly breakdowns

Condition-based monitoring (CBM) is playing an increasingly important role in supporting preventative maintenance programmes. And it’s easy to see why, when the modest investment required to implement a CBM solution is compared against the potentially huge costs associated with repairing or replacing machinery that has been damaged. 


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Designed and manufactured in the UK, the IMC Group has revolutionised condition based monitoring with the new wireless Contor system. With no need for external consultants Contor can be used for in-house predictive maintenance analysis to enhance internal preventative maintenance (PM) objectives.

First customers report that Contor units are very intuitive and simple to use, and capable of accurately measuring and displaying shock impact and vibration data for critical equipment condition monitoring whilst in operation.

One recent application is where Contor has introduced vibration and shock monitoring technology to a series of CNC milling machines used to produce aluminium parts for the aerospace industry. The unexpected failure of the machines had left the owners of the facility facing significant costs and loss of customer confidence. Central to the effective running of a machine are its spindles and bearings, which are subjected to massive forces during operation. Yet heavy demands on manufacturing and engineering teams, manual checking procedures are not always a high priority and when they are missed hidden problems can arise. Additionally, not all potential problems are even detectable by a worker, whereas monitoring technology can pick up the smallest inconsistencies.

Contor uses tri-axial Piezo accelerometer technology to record precise spindle vibration, assisting the operator to manage preventative maintenance. The real-time condition based monitoring information provided by the IMC Contor unit prevents damaging outcomes with instant alarm notifications of excessive impact to the spindle, providing customers with vital data that reduces maintenance costs and production downtime.

IMC Contor uses sophisticated communication via ZigBee RF to a central Contor interface where data is stored within an SOL database. Data from the central IMC Contor interface can then be interrogated via the comprehensive software, overcoming a traditional problem of CBM systems where huge volumes of data are produced, which take significant time and expertise to analyse. The system developed by The IMC Group incorporates user-friendly software that automatically identifies potentially dangerous data trends and delivers an alert.

Contor technology can output to MODBUS to work alongside customers’ existing systems, such as SEIKI, adding an additional layer of performance optimisation.

Customers benefit from significantly reduced machine downtime and loss of production.  Excessive vibration can be a symptom of problems and predictive maintenance for the bearings is enabled by monitoring the RMS vibration of the system. Spindle damage is significantly reduced thus increasing spindle life. Milling machine performance is optimised, unnecessary maintenance is eliminated and costs are reduced. There’s even accurate data available for any warranty claims! 

Key Benefits

  • Easy-to-use data collection and display 
  • Accurately implement predictive maintenance regimes e.g. bearings by monitoring the RMS vibration 
  • Significantly reduce machine downtime and loss of production 
  • Increase machine life 
  • Provide accurate data for warranty claims 
  • Significantly reduce maintenance costs by reducing the number of unnecessary scheduled preventive maintenance operations 
  • Optimise machine performance e.g. milling machines 
  • Eliminate cost of consultancy Strengthen customer confidence
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29/01/2015: Atlanta chefs spice up 2015 IPPE

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Denaro, Hard Rock Cafe Atlanta, Named Best Overall Chili Winner at 2015 IPPE
Andrew Denaro, kitchen manager for Hard Rock Cafe Atlanta, was named Best Overall Chili Winner at the 2015 Meat Me in @LANTA competition, held at the International Production & Processing Expo. The award was presented by Miss Georgia, Maggie Bridges.
Andrew Denaro, kitchen manager for Hard Rock Cafe Atlanta, was named Best Overall Chili winner at the 2015 Meat Me in @LANTA competition, held at the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) on Tuesday, Jan. 27. The event was sponsored by the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, North American Meat Institute, American Feed Industry Association, Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau and Georgia World Congress Center. Second place went to Hilton Worldwide, and third place went to The Oceanaire Seafood Room. The awards were presented by Miss Georgia, Maggie Bridges.
  
Eight of Atlanta’s top professional chefs competed for the honor of being named Best Overall Chili winner at the 2015 IPPE. Each chef submitted their best chili using beef, bison, boar, turkey, pork or chicken. The chili was voted on by the attendees of IPPE.
 


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January 28, 2015

28/01/2015: EAAP gives 'Best Poster Award' to INRA and Adisseo’s researchers

The scientific committee on animal physiology at the European Association for Animal Production (EAAP) decided to give the 'best poster award' to Rosa Castellano, for its Research achieved in INRA Rennes under the supervision of Florence Gondret, in a collaborative project between INRA (Marie-Hélène Perruchot, Sophie Tesseraud) and Adisseo (Yves Mercier). The authors received the award during the 65th annual meeting of EAAP in Copenhaguen in 2014.

 

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Their work aimed to understand the effects of methionine supply on adipogenesis and lipid metabolism of pigs. The rewarded poster (1) was focused on the effect methionine levels on adipocytes differentiation and adipose gene expression in vitro. This program allowed a better understanding on how dietary methionine supply can modulate lipid deposition by changing nutrient energy usage towards lipid synthesis and hence explain excessive fat deposition when pigs are fed methionine deficient diets.

"This price rewards the result of an effective collaboration between Adisseo and INRA centres," emphasizes Yves Mercier. 



This work was done in the continuity of a larger program initiated four years ago including Alberto Conde-Aguilera and Jaap Van Milgen on the effect of methionine levels on tissues amino acid composition and the effects on protein synthesis. Detailed information about the consequences on oxidative stress and redox status of pigs will be given at the 47th JRP (Paris, France, 3-4 February 2015).

More information in the Flash eNews n°113 of the « European Federation for Animal Science ».

(1) Effect of sulfur amino acids on porcine preadipocyte differentiation in culture. R. castellano, M.H. Perruchot, F. Mayeur, Y. Mercier, S. Tesseraud, F. Gondret. E.A.A.P Copenhagen, Denmark, 25-29 August 2014.


About Adisseo
Adisseo is one of the world's leading experts in feed additives. The group relies on its six research centers and its production sites based in Europe and China to design, produce and market nutritional solutions for sustainable animal feed. With 1700 employees, it serves more than 2500 customers in over 100 different countries through its global distribution network. In 2013, Adisseo achieved a turnover of over 1 billion euros. Adisseo is one of the main subsidiaries of China National BlueStar, leader in the Chinese chemical industry with nearly 30,000 employees and a turnover of 50.2 billion RMB (6.1 billion euros).
Adisseo Corporate website: www.adisseo.com

About Adisseo products and services
Adisseo offers its customers four forms of an essential amino acid, methionine for poultry and swine (Rhodimet® AT88 and Rhodimet® NP99) and protected methionine for ruminants (Smartamine® and MetaSmart®), a complete range of vitamins (Microvit®), multi-activities enzymes (Rovabio®) and the specialty Selisseo®. Adisseo supports the development of its customers by providing valuable and innovative services such as PNE – Precise Nutrition Evaluation.


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28/01/2015: Mühlenchemie responds to the durum shortage

Mühlenchemie has enlarged its Technology Centre to include a pilot plant for pasta; this is currently being used to seek economical solutions in response to the shortage of quality wheat for pasta production

According to forecasts, the international wheat market will move in two opposite directions in 2015. Whereas an excellent harvest is expected for bread wheat / soft wheat, the durum market faces massive losses. The industry analyst Jim Peterson from the North Dakota Wheat Commission predicts the smallest harvest of Triticum durum in 13 years. The crop will be unsatisfactory in respect of both quantity and quality.
 

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This negative trend is to be seen in all the important producing countries. Italy, Greece, Spain and even Canada, the biggest exporter of durum, are expecting for serious losses. Bruce Burnett, the harvest expert of the Canadian Wheat Board, estimates that less than a quarter of the Western Canadian durum will achieve the top two quality categories.
Another severely affected area is North Dakota, where about half of all the US durum wheat is grown. Unusually high rainfalls in the spring and autumn have done serious damage to the harvest. This state is expecting a fall in quantity of over four percent. The estimated loss to the US market as a whole is eight percent.

In view of such bad news, insiders predict that financial pressure on the processing industry will increase massively in 2015. Many pasta manufacturers will have to make do with weaker durum qualities or resort to mixtures of pasta and bread flour. But such compromises generally result in loss of quality. Bite, colour, cooking properties – all these factors depend to a large extent on the quality of the flour.

Mühlenchemie, one of the world’s best-known enterprises in the field of flour treatment, is familiar with these complex interactions; for years it has developed customized enzyme systems that ensure efficient performance in spite of inferior flour quality. “To complement our years of expertise in raw materials, we have now invested in a pasta laboratory of our own which will enable us to meet our customers’ requirements even more specifically”, says Managing Director Lennart Kutschinski of Mühlenchemie’s latest service offer to pasta manufacturers.

“On our Pavan pilot plant we can simulate practically any industrial process. For example, at the customer’s request we can test the effects of different enzyme systems and adjust the recipes accordingly. Is a compound from our Pastazym series the most suitable for treating this particular flour, or one from the EMCEdur series? How do they affect the taste, mouth feel and stability after cooking? On our pilot plant we find answers to all these questions on our customers’ behalf”, Kutschinski explains.

Mühlenchemie’s Managing Director is convinced that the new all-round service meets a very real demand. “Our applications technology enables us to find practical solutions for the pasta industry that reconcile quality and economy even in difficult times. In recent projects, for example, we have replaced 75 percent of the durum with bread wheat and achieved the same quality and colour by using Pastazym. Support of this kind will become more and more significant in future.”


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