October 18, 2017

19/10/2017: Garner Industries named Nebraska Manufacturer of 2017

BinMaster parent is top mid-sized NE company Garner Industries of Lincoln has been named Nebraska’s mid-sized manufacturer of the year by the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce & Industry

The company was honoured Thursday, October 12th, at the State Chamber’s Manufacturing and Distribution Executive Summit held at the CenturyLink Centre in Omaha.

The Nebraska Manufacturer of the Year award has been presented annually since 2008 to Nebraska manufacturers that successfully implement innovative ways of conducting business using new products, processes, technologies and strategies.
 

Image credit: Binmaster

Garner Industries is a diverse manufacturing company with a 64-year history. The company was established in 1953 as a small tool and die company in the Havelock area.

In the mid-1960s, the company embarked on development of an automated grain bin level monitoring system, which gave birth to the BinMaster line of level control technologies.

The company employs more than 130 individuals in its plastic injection molding, mold manufacturing, CNC machining and BinMaster level sensor manufacturing operations.

Its products are sold in diverse industries, including agriculture, construction, cement, mining, biofuels and food processing. In September of 2017, Garner Industries completed the expansion of its campus at 98th street and Cornhusker Highway.

It now occupies a 115,000-square foot facility located on 32 acres.

About BinMaster
BinMaster is an ISO 9001:2015 certified US manufacturer of point and continuous level indicators and inventory management systems used for monitoring the level of bulk solids or liquids in bins, tanks, silos and hoppers. Material management solutions include all-digital grain monitoring systems, flow detection sensors, and complete solutions using wireless devices & web applications to send data to a control room, console, smartphone, tablet, or PC. Robust, custom systems can be developed for a single site or networked for every bin, tank, and silo across a multi-national operation.

For more information about BinMaster, visit their website, HERE.
 

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19/10/2017: ILDEX Indonesia 2017 underway

ILDEX Indonesia 2017 stimulates the Indonesian livestock market’s growing demand and more investment through an International Exhibition – Tremendous growth has been achieved over 3 successful editions

ILDEX Indonesia 2017, the third edition of the International Livestock and Dairy Meat Processing, and Aquaculture Exposition, starts with strong attendance and plentiful business opportunities.

Livestock experts and exhibitors have confirmed that this is the best marketplace and international business platform for Indonesian markets.

The exhibition starts today and runs through 20 October 2017 at JI Expo, Jakarta, Indonesia, delivering the highest quality and variety of new technology, business opportunities and both quality and quantity of local and overseas trade buyers.
 

www.ildex-indonesia.com

This year’s edition of ILDEX Indonesia is larger than last year. The exhibition space grows by up to 60 percent. It occupies over 9,360 sq.m., or 2 halls of JI Expo, and is showcasing 230 exhibitors from 34 countries, 2 international pavilions from China (24 companies) and South Korea (6 companies and a new special Pavilion from the Korea Agency of Education, Promotion and Information Service in Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (KPIS).

The exhibition expects 8,000 trade participants from 30 countries and it has received tremendous feedback from exhibitors about the quality and quantity of both the local and overseas trade buyers.

Visitors have also expressed their pleasure about the huge increase, variety and quality of technology and solutions available at the show. The number of overseas buyers has also increased significantly, more than 200 potential buyers from 13 countries including Thailand, Myanmar, Indonesia, Bangladesh, The Philippines, Malaysia, India, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Turkey and more, are invited to attend the exhibition.

The special highlight for this edition is the honourable awards “Indonesia Poultry Veterinary Award (INPOVA),” in a series of ILDEX 2017 will present awards in three categories.

The first awards is the “Veterinary Business Management Award”, an award for a veterinarian who serves as a CEO, COO, of a top management company engaged in the livestock, animal health, and related enterprises. The winner is Dr. Irawati Fari, President Director of PT Novindo.

The second award is the “Veterinary Poultry Health Scientist Award,” an award given to a veterinary researcher and academic who devotes themselves to the development of poultry health science.

The second winner is Prof. Dr. Drh. Wayan Teguh Wibawan, MS. from Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Bogor Agricultural University. The third award is the “Veterinary Poultry Technical & Consultancy Award”, an award given to a veterinarian who serves in Poultry Health Services, Poultry Health System Consultancy, and who assists in developing poultry farms.

The last winner is Drh. Eko Prasetyo from Tri Group Bogor. ILDEX Indonesia and Federasi Masyarakat Perunggasan Indonesia (FMPI) are very pleased for all of these winners who received three remarkable Veterinary Poultry Health Scientist Awards this year. Mr. Nino Gruettke, Managing Director, VNU Exhibitions Asia Pacific Co., Ltd. said that, “ILDEX Indoensia has seen tremendous growth this year, both in terms of size and visitors. The exhibitors have increased by 48 percent from the previous edition and now 100 percent of the exhibition space is sold out with several companies increasing their exhibition area by 50 percent, as well as many new companies. There will be 230 top companies to interact with 200 potential buyers that we hosted from many focus countries. We are targeting 8,000 visitors who will be present at this exhibition. We are also introducing our the first edition of ABC Challenge Asia 2017 which is a conference highlight for anyone involved in ensuring that the Asian consumer is receiving the safest poultry meat and of the highest quality that complies with the latest rules and regulations. It began yesterday with full seats. We also have more than 40 technical seminar topics and 30 international speakers in the conference session.”

ILDEX Indonesia 2017 is showcasing three industry zones which include: Feed and Animal Health; Feed Milling and Farm Equipment; and Genetic, Breeding and Processing.

It’s driving innovation and enabling buyers and sellers to meet easily and develop great business together. Many different industry events are taking place at the exhibition and it’s also providing successful meetings, business matching, knowledge exchange, networking and business opportunities for participants from the poultry, cattle, all livestock and aquaculture industries.

H. Don P. Utojo, President of FMPI said that, “ILDEX Indonesia 2017 will be the third ‘Unique-comprehensive Expo’ ever held in the country focusing on livestock and fishery, including the genetic, feeds additive and premixes, animal drugs and medicines, on-farms, processing and many more. The exhibition, seminars and meetings are participated by hundreds of international and national country’s pavilions, companies, associations, organisations, and other. FMPI (Federasi Masyarakat Perunggasan Indonesia / the Federation of Indonesia Poultry Society) supported by the Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of trade and DKI Jakarta Government, and hand in hand with VNU Exhibitions Asia Pacific – an International Exhibition Organiser – proudly took an initiative to hold ILDEX Indonesia 2017 on 18th-20th of October 2017. We hope this exhibition will be a place for new information, technology and knowledge to improve the efficiency and productivity of Indonesia livestock so as to strengthen the competitiveness of Indonesian livestock products in Asia and other region.”

In two years, ILDEX Indonesia 2019 will continue to expand and return on October 2019 at Jakarta, Indonesia. Demand for space is increasing and stronger-than-ever from returning and new exhibitor’s wanting to expand their businesses in Asia.

Please do not miss your chance to join ILDEX Indonesia 2019, the fourth edition of the International Livestock and Dairy Meat Processing, and Aquaculture Exposition. The exhibition continues to move forward and keeps promoting the event with the objective of "Livestock Industry Growth, Customised Service."

ILDEX Indonesia 2017 opens today and runs through 20 October 2017 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information contact 
Mrs Saengtip Techapatiphandee at saengtip.won@vnuexhibitionsap.com or visit the event website, HERE.

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19/10/2017: European quality standards in the heart of Africa

by Mark Wild, Sales Manager, Fawema

Picture this: Night has fallen in the port city of Mombasa, Kenya


The crickets are chirping in the acacia trees, the heady perfume of exotic foods being cooked over open fires fills the hot, humid, East African air, the chaotic daytime traffic has finally subsided and peace gradually descends on the dusty city.
 


Suddenly the silence is broken by the shrill sound of a car horn. A taxi has pulled up at an anonymous gate on an equally nondescript plot of land close to the harbour, and a suspicious night watchman tentatively opens the gate to enquire who on earth is asking permission to enter at this late hour.

Access is granted and the taxi slowly drives in. The plot is shrouded in almost total darkness, the long grass wildly overgrown and the sounds of nocturnal animals and grass snakes scattering in panic to avoid the approaching vehicle can be heard all around.

A dim light powered by a small, spluttering generator shines out from a portacabin office which is nestled in the furthest corner of the overgrown field and inside, busily working at a laptop computer, sits a man who is about to enlighten me with a truly fantastic vision.

The person in question is Munir Thabit, 54 years of age and a native son of Mombasa. As I take my seat at the desk, Munir looks me straight in the eye and confidently announces that what is about to commence the very next day on that desolate and weed-ridden parcel of land, would eventually result in a flour mill, here in the heart of Africa, that would have exactly the same high standards of efficiency, safety, hygiene, food-quality and equipment automation, as any mill in Europe or beyond.

I let Munir´s words sink in for a few moments while I gaze out from the office window into the darkness of the Mombasa night. Something suddenly clicks in my head: the sheer determination and conviction in Munir´s voice tells me that he´s the real deal.

I turn towards him and say, …… “tell me more”.

That first memorable, and almost surreal meeting, provided the foundation for what has developed into a solid and successful working relationship and today, in August 2017, Grain Industries Limited is up and running and producing top quality wheat flour, much of which is then packed into retail paper bag sizes of 500 grammes, one kilogramme and two kilogrammes, on state-of-the-art Fawema servo-drive packing machines.

The new mill dominates the skyline and is both imposing and majestic. Munir´s vision has come to life.


Read the full article, HERE.

Visit the Fawema website, HERE.
 

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Omas Industries company profile





Milling and plant design
Omas milling and plant design is "turnkey". Each customer is followed from A to Z, from design to final implementation. Because they like to provide a complete service, tailored to each specific need. From the supply of the single machine to the realisation of turn-key systems in every part of the world.

Omas invests in the future
Their every thought, every action is targeted to grow, develop, evolve.

Belief in the value of people

Omas is a company made up of people who apply themselves. Their engineers, technicians, and highly skilled staff are a close-knit team that express the soul of the company, its life force.

Value in Italian excellence
The "Made in Italy" is their strength and pride. All of their realisations are the result of know-how, technologies and exclusively Italian materials. Because they have always believed in the long tradition of excellence, recognised throughout the world, that characterises Italy.

Excellence made of craft and technological intelligence, attention to quality, passion for work superior detail.


Visit the website HERE.
 

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18/10/2017: Registration open for GLOBALG.A.P. webinar on the responsible use of antibiotics on livestock and aquaculture

Responsible use of antibiotics in livestock and aquaculture production – GLOBALG.A.P. webinar on the reduction of antibiotic use via the implementation of the criteria of the GLOBALG.A.P. Integrated Farm Assurance standard (IFA)
 

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The growing demand by processors, retailers and consumers to control and reduce the use of antibiotics in their production systems is a cause of concern to livestock and aquaculture producers.

Members of the supply chain are beginning to require antibiotic-free production systems and have started to sell meat and aquaculture products for consumption with the claim “Raised without Antibiotics”.

Public regulators such as the WHO are advocating global action to mitigate antibiotic resistances.

This is due to the growing prevalence of bacteria with antibiotic resistances, such as MRSA and ESBL, and their impact on human health.

This ongoing discussion has triggered multiple activities to lower antibiotic use and the resistances as caused by applications in human and in veterinary medicine.

The GLOBALG.A.P. IFA Standards for livestock and aquaculture require multiple actions and approaches by producers to comply with the control points regarding the responsible use of antibiotics.

GLOBALG.A.P. invites you to attend a free one-hour webinar.

The focus will be on the responsible use of antibiotics and the antibiotic reduction policies as implemented on GLOBALG.A.P. IFA farms certified for livestock and aquaculture.

Customised solutions as provided by GLOBALG.A.P., such as the “Sustainable Meat Initiative” by Dutch retailers, will also be discussed.

The webinar includes a Q&A session with the participants.

The focus group for the first webinar on this topic is:
• Producers
• Auditors and inspectors of certification bodies
• Farm Assurers

 The speakers:
• For livestock: Dr. Roland Aumüller, Standards Manager Livestock
• For aquaculture: Mrs. Valeska Weymann, Aquaculture Expert

The key learning objectives:
Participants will gain insights into:
• The criteria for producers of livestock and aquaculture regarding the responsible use of antibiotics with specific focus on training of staff and record-keeping.
• The role of the contracted veterinary surgeon when initiating an antibiotic treatment.
• The veterinary health plan and its integrated reduction policy for antibiotics.
• Preventative measures to lower the use of antibiotics to achieve a more sustainable production.
• The approach by Dutch retailers with a GLOBALG.A.P. add-on module for additional criteria on responsible use of antibiotics and their reduction.

Date and time:
The first webinars will be on Wednesday, 25 October 2017

a) 10:00 to 11:00 am CET
b) 5:00 to 6:00 pm CET
Language: English

To register click, HERE.

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October 17, 2017

18/10/2017: Nutriad presents digestive performance range in Brazil

Multinational producer of feed additives for livestock and aquaculture Nutriad, highlighted the importance of digestive health for swine at the recent Simpósio Brasil Sul de Suinocultura (BRSS), in Chapecó (SC-Brazil) in August
 


The event, that consisted of a trade show and symposium, attracted a record crowd of over 1,500 professionals from the industry over the course of three days. 


 
Marcelo Nunes
Image credit: Nutriad
Regional Director South America, Marcelo Nunes, highlighted the importance of the event, which allows Nutriad to reach the swine production target audience of nutritionist, veterinarians and other professionals.

Mr Nunes said, "Nutriad's digestive performance solutions have shown their efficacy across the world and delivers clear results to producers. The alternatives our portfolio offers for the use of growth promoters has been well received by the attendees."

Active in the market for more than 50 years, Nutriad continues to invest in novel technologies to maximise animal production in a safe and sustainable way. The Digestive Performance consists of butyrate, botanicals, essential oils and acidifiers. 


Visit the Nutriad website, HERE.
 

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18/10/2017: Dust controls and the implications of NFPA standards

by J.Tom Wright, Director of Process and Installation, Kice Industries

What is dust?
A dust particle is a fine particle that is released and/or transported into the air either through entrainment with a product, displacement of air because of a product, in conveying air and/or in other processing equipment.

It can create issues such as:
• Product degradation or loss
• Health issue for workers
• Safety issue for assets and facilities
• Sanitation and infestation control
• Maintenance
• Equipment life expectancy
• Retention of valuable product
 

The nature of dust
Microscopic airborne particles are released into the air at various stages of the milling process, especially where raw grain enters the initial grinding area, but the sifting and packaging areas can also generate a lot of particulate matter.

Every area along the line where product is handled generates dust that needs to be contained. Combustible dust explosions are a risk in many areas of a facility. Facilities create dust particles that can become airborne and dispersed throughout the plant. It’s when these particles are in a combustible environment that they represent a significant risk for an industrial accident.

The serious hazards associated with handling fine dusts and powdered materials may be overlooked by many plant personnel because they are not fully understood. The presence of dust in a factory is now at the top of the list of items to inspect during an audit.

Facilities must now implement a strategic plan for managing combustible dust at their locations and be proactive in mitigating these dust issues. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) sets standards and codes to protect buildings against fire and explosion risks, and the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) is enforcing these standards with increasing vigilance.

Regulatory standards (NFPA) and what it means for dust control NFPA 652
Standard on the Fundamentals of Combustible Dust, 2016 Edition was issued by the NFPA in 2015. The scope of the standard is to provide the basic principles of and requirements for identifying and managing the fire and explosion hazards of combustible dusts and particulate solids.

The intent is to provide overarching minimum requirements for combustible dust and to reference the appropriate specific NFPA standards for a given industry or material that is being handled, but it does not supersede those existing standards.

Read the full article, HERE.

Visit the Kice Industries website, HERE.
 

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SonicAire company profile



SonicAire® fans are the world’s only solution that proactively eliminates overhead combustible fibre and dust.

SonicAire engineers developed this line of clean fans with one simple goal: Eliminate all the problems and risks that stem from overhead buildup of fibre and dust.

They’re thankful that they have been able to do just that across a wide range of industries throughout the world.

According to their website: “We want to keep plants safe from lint fires and dust explosions and we want to keep plants from suffering stiff fines for government noncompliance. So please consider us your resource for any question you have on controlling the risks of fugitive dust. We work hard to stay current with government regulations to help our clients avoid stiff fines for noncompliance.”

For Sonicaire, the bottom line is safety.

They want to help keep you and your employees free from the dangers of combustible dust.
 
Visit the website HERE.
 

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17/10/2017: IMAS provides milling solutions, USA

IMAS North America brought Milleral Milling Systems, specialising in flour milling systems and equipment, to North America in 2011
 

Headquarters for the Western Hemisphere has been located in New York State since the inception.

Early in 2017, IMAS North America introduced Viteral Milling Systems to supply the animal feed milling industry with additional offices and service based Texas. 


 
IMAS North America warehouse
Image credit: IMAS
IMAS has equipment in hundreds of mills in nearly 90 countries. With over 28 years of experience designing, manufacturing, and supporting the milling industry, IMAS is the right choice for flour and feed milling systems with CE, TSEK and ISO 9001:2008 quality certificates.

The parent company of the IMAS group is Ittifak Holding, which has controlling interests in retail, food, construction, machinery, agriculture and livestock

Ittifak Holding has adopted “sustainability”, “productivity”, and “stability” as the main concepts directing their operations and business development strategies.

A new 60,000 square meters (645,500 square feet) production facility was inaugurated in 2016 in Konya, Turkey.


Visit the IMAS website, HERE.
 

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October 16, 2017

17/10/2017: Nutriad present at first Poultry Africa Expo in Rwanda

Specialty feed additives manufacturer Nutriad participated in the first ever Poultry Africa Expo Leadership Conference and Technical Seminars organised for Sub-Saharan Africa’s poultry industry, which took place in Kigali (Rwanda), in October 2017
 


Focusing on best practice examples, the event welcomed visitors from Eastern and Western Africa.

The year-on-year growth in the global poultry markets is set to continue. A demand growth of more than 60 percent is expected over the next 20 years.

This leads to significant global investment streams in an industry that is evolving, from a national and regional basis to a more global platform. Although most recent investments have focused on Europe, the Americas and Asia, the African poultry industry is modernising.

A rising middle class and rapid urbanisation is accelerating the pace of development in Africa.

Nutriad CEO, Erik Visser, stated, “Poultry Africa 2017 marks the start of Nutriad’s expansion in the Sub-Saharan region. The event allowed us to engage directly with industry experts from the region and enabled us to strengthen ties with various local producers, better understand their current challenges and define the appropriate portfolio.”

A broad portfolio of science based product applications is available for the poultry industry. At the Expo focused on its Digestive Performance and Mycotoxin Management platforms.

Nutriad, MEA Manager, Gilles De Feyter, added, “I enjoyed the energy level at this inspiring event. We are excited to be part of a developing livestock industry in general and poultry in particular in East and Western Africa. I feel confident that our solutions can help improve production efficiency and will start to spend more time in the various local markets.”


Visit the Nutriad website, HERE.
 

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17/10/2017: ADM opens new feed premix plant in Zhangzhou, China

On Thursday 12th October, Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) officially opened its new feed premix plant in Zhangzhou, South China with a ribbon cutting ceremony in the plant

 
Image credit: Image credit: Philip Jagenstedt on Flickr
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“The Zhangzhou plant adds perfectly to our animal nutrition network in China,” said Hong Yang, ADM’s Asia Pacific Director for Animal Nutrition.

“With operations in Zhangzhou, we are better equipped to serve our customers in the southern part of the country.”

“With the growing middle class and changing diet pattern, China’s consumer demand for animal protein will continue to grow,” said Donald Chen, ADM’s President of Asia Pacific, in his remarks at the ceremony.

“We are therefore confident that demand for our quality animal nutrition products will remain strong in the next decade and this is why we continue to invest in animal nutrition business at strategical locations across China, including Zhangzhou.”

For more information visit the ADM website, HERE.
 

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17/10/2017: Unique elevation with rubber block chain bucket conveyors

by Nerak Wiese Ltd.

Bucket elevators are the proven solution for rapid and secure handling of bulk materials

The UK manufacturer and vertical elevation specialist, Nerak Wiese Ltd., supplies both continuous bucket elevators and pendulum bucket elevators to meet a range of handling needs for the milling & grain sector.
 


Horizontal, vertical or inclined
Both types of elevator ensure gentle handling of bulk goods in high-throughput applications from one or more feed points; the difference between them is essentially that the continuous bucket conveyor is suitable for single-discharge applications while the pendulum bucket conveyor is designed for applications with multiple discharge points. For both solutions, the conveying paths can be horizontal, vertical or inclining without any additional transfers.

Unique rubber chain

Many of the advantages of Nerak’s bucket conveyors stem from the company’s unique rubber block chain. Simon Musgrave, Sales Director for Nerak Wiese Ltd., explains, “The rubber chain achieves its high tensile strength from embedded vulcanised steel cables. With a link-free design, it ensures quiet operation and does not suffer from chain stretch.”

He continues, “In terms of maintenance, the design is wear-resistant, avoids the need for lubrication and provides corrosion-free operation – so the drive system has very low maintenance needs. Another advantage is energy efficiency – and hence a very low carbon footprint – due to the absence of friction.”

Robust buckets
The bucket elevators consist of two endless and parallel rubber-block chains with plastic or steel buckets running between the two. For the continuous bucket elevator, the buckets are connected by flexible strips to create a gap-free conveying system.

In the pendulum solution, the buckets are suspended in ball bearings, with the bucket opening always facing upwards; at the end of the conveyor, the buckets are emptied by tilting mechanisms that are either pneumatically or electromagnetically controlled.


Read the full article, HERE.

Visit the Nerak Wiese Ltd website, HERE.
 

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Almex company profile



Almex specialises in single screw extrusion equipment, from the extrusion unit to complete installations. They are a family owned, independent company

Almex extruders and Contivar Expanders are in use worldwide at fishfeed, oil extraction, petfood, animal feed plants, the food industry and the processing and chemical industries.

Almex started early 1970’s with repair and installation of extruders. For use in Europe these units needed much modifications, so they decided to design and built in the Netherlands a complete range of extruders for 500 to 15.000 kg/hour capacity.

These extruders did find their way to clients worldwide. Today the largest extruder has a diameter of 400 mm, a barrel length of 4800 mm and a drive of 500 kW.

The same quality extruder parts are used to manufacture Contivar™ Expanders for the feed industry, as a popular machine to improve feed quality. The robust, basically simple design of the Almex equipment guarantees years of trouble free service.

Almex was the first company using DC drives on single screw extruders in order to select the extrusion shaft speed to match the product and selected die specifications.

Using DC drives the extruder becomes a tool that can be precisely tuned in order to assure quality of the product.

ALMEX Extruders and Contivar™ Expanders are used for:


• Extrusion-cooking
• Pre-extraction processes
• Densifying
• Conditioning prior to other processes
• Expanded feed production
• Forming
• Cooking-forming
• Semi-moist
• H.T-S.T. processes
• Co-extrusions

Visit the Almex website, HERE.
 

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October 15, 2017

16/10/2017: Nutriad opens new office in Poland

Nutriad employees and customers celebrated the official opening of Nutriad’s new office in Warsaw, Poland, the company’s latest move in an ongoing drive to grow its business across Europe

 
left to right: Nutriad employees Daniel Ramirez,
Simon Martyn, Simon Eskinazi, Hassan Taweel,
Krzysztof Serwa and Przeor Przemyslaw
Image credit: Nutriad
Polish feed production has grown with a CAGR of 4.8 percent since 2007 and the country has taken an European leadership role in poultry feed.

Simon Martyn, EMEA Regional Director, explained Nutriad’s commitment to the Polish market, “Nutriad has been active in Poland for many years. To underscore our ambitions for further growth we have been investing in people, marketing and technical support in the last year. Our new office is a logical next step, aimed at providing our current and future customers the best possible support.”

Przemyslaw Przeor added, “Counting with a strong local presence in Poland we are able to convert Nutriad’s world class solutions for different species to local solutions, supported by a strong scientific file and hands on technical support in the field.”


Read more HERE.
 

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16/10/2017: IFIF and FAO strengthen collaboration at 16th annual meeting

At their 16th annual Meeting, IFIF and FAO further strengthened their long-standing collaboration to ensure safe, nutritious and sustainable feed and food
 


The International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) and the Food and AgricultureOrganisation of the United Nations (FAO) held their 16th annual meeting at FAO Headquarters on 5th-6th October 2017 to further strengthen their collaboration on critical issues to ensure safe, nutritious and sustainable feed and food.

The meeting was officially opened by Dr Berhe Tekola, Director of the FAO Animal Production & Health Division and Joel G. Newman, IFIF Chairman, who welcomed delegates and reiterated their commitment to this longstanding partnership and agreed to continue to strengthen their work together to tackle the challenges facing the feed and food chain.

Mr Newman, IFIF Chairman, highlighted that, “the FAO focus on five strategic objectives, emphasis on working in a goal-oriented manner, and the FAO strong efforts reaching out to the private sector have made a tangible and positive difference in our already longstanding collaboration.”

Mr Newman added that, “together with the dedicated colleagues at the FAO we have achieved very important milestones, including the International Feed Regulators Meetings (IFRM), the Livestock Environmental Assessment and Performance (LEAP) partnership, as well as the Global Feed & Food Congress (GFFC) series and our relationship continues to strengthen year to year.”

Dr Daniel Bercovici, IFIF Chairman-elect for 2018/19 said, “our joint meeting with the FAO once again underlined our strong partnership and IFIF is committed to continue to support the FAO initiatives on capacity development for feed safety, the Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock and LEAP, as well joint efforts on feed and food safety at the Codex Alimentarius. IFIF looks forward to our upcoming IFIF FAO 11th International Feed Regulators Meeting (IFRM) in Atlanta, USA, in January 2018, which is another great example of IFIF FAO collaboration positively impacting the feed and food chain.”

Daniela Battaglia, Animal Development Officer at the Animal Production and Health Division of the FAO, said, “FAO and IFIF have a long standing partnership and this meeting addressed a number of critical issues of common interest, such as the need for capacity development to ensure feed safety and the importance of collaborating to tackle the containment of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). FAO is committed to work with the private sector and feed operators and believes that they can valuably contribute to make the livestock and food sectors more responsible and sustainable to achieve important goals such as public health, and animal health and welfare.”


Visit the IFIF website, HERE.

Visit the FAO website, HERE.
 

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16/10/2017: Detecting and preventing bucket elevator failure

by Maxi-Tronic, Loveland, Ohio, USA

In 2016 a commercial grain elevator in central Ohio USA was unintentionally shut down due to an equipment failure during the grain harvest

The cause of failure could have been easily prevented. The results of the failure were a calamity. The cause of the failure was a belt burned in two in a 20,000 BPH [508 MTPH] main receiving elevator.
 


Apparently, the belt started slipping on the elevator head pulley. Friction burned the belt in two, dropping half of the belt and buckets down each side of the elevator casing. The buckets on the up side were all full of grain.

The elevator was inside of a jump-formed concrete storage facility. Fortunately, the friction of the pulley burning through the belt did not initiate a fire or dust explosion, which would have been catastrophic.

The elevator is located adjacent to the railroad tracks on the edge of the central business district of a medium sized town. An explosion in that location would have had a high probability of fatalities, serious injuries, and major property damage to the elevator and surrounding businesses.

At 20,000 BPH/508 MTPH the elevator utilised a very wide belt and multiple rows of elevator cups. To repair the elevator the head cap was removed and man was lowered by crane into the elevator casing to retrieve the burned tail end of the elevator belt – a hazardous operation at best.

Belt for a repair splice was not immediately available, leading to delayed repairs. The elevator was out of operation for more than two days while their customers transported their harvest to competitors.

The cost of service trucks, labour, crane, equipment, and materials ran more than US$20,000 [over €17,500] not counting the loss of business. The real tragedy is that for far less money the situation could have been fully prevented.

The slippage of a belt in a bucket elevator is not uncommon. It can be caused by a belt under inadequate tension, worn head pulley lagging, a plugged elevator, condensation, a frozen belt, or a combination of conditions.

Detection and prevention of a failure condition is very easily achieved with a simple monitoring device, which alerts immediately when the elevator boot pulley begins to travel 10 percent slower than the elevator head pulley.

At 10 percent slow down the motion control system can sound a warning alarm and turn off any conveyors feeding the bucket elevator. At 20 percent slow down the monitor will turn off the power to the bucket elevator preventing the scenario described above.

In the United States, installation of motion control system is required by federal regulations in any facility, which has a storage capacity of 1,000,000 bushels [25,400 MT] or greater. Failure to install and maintain such a system is a violation subject to penalty.


Read the full article, HERE.

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Viteral company profile


Viteral is the brand of IMAS that carries its experience of 28 years into feed machines sector by providing the production and installation of machines and complete facilities used for bovine, ovine and poultry feed production

The experiences acquired and successes gained via Milleral in the milling sector enabled the creation of Viteral and ensured its service with a similar engineering approach in the feed sector.

Viteral, with its innovative engineering approach and the importance it gives to research and development works, is able to offer products and facilities that can fully meet the needs of the sector and it continues its works with the aim of 100 percent customer satisfaction.

Operating worldwide from Middle East to Asia, South America to Australia, IMAS is approaching the feed sector with Viteral with the same attention and care and reaps the benefits of its efforts by providing products with high technologies that are suitable to the needs of the sector.

One of the strong features of Viteral, which differentiates it from its competitors, is manufacturing high technology products and always maintaining this with R&D studies.

IMAS exports to more than 75 countries by manufacturing developable technological systems with CE, TSEK and ISO 9001:2000 quality certificates.

In order to provide improved service to their customers, they have the pro support team for continuous and rapid technical service.

Pro support provides continuous and rapid technical service, consultancy and spare parts to the whole feed milling sector, not only to Viteral plant / product users.

Visit the Viteral website, HERE.
 

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October 13, 2017

13/10/2017: Superior Grain Handling - Plant operations in Tennessee



"One of the unique aspects about this project is that it allowed us to integrate many facets of a green facility. We've coupled with a hammer and roller mill operation."

This is just some of the interesting information given in this superbly executed video featuring the Tennessee Plant for Superior Grain Handling created by Forum Content Studios. 

Superior biography

 SUPERIOR PRODUCTS. SUPERIOR SERVICE. SUPERIOR EMPLOYEES.

 Superior is a family-owned and -operated company based right in the heart of farm country – in Kindred, North Dakota. We manufacture a complete line of robust grain storage, handling and conditioning equipment.

 Our products are suitable for commercial farmers, smaller farm operations and ranches. After 30 years as a grain bin dealer, founder Claire Rauser saw a need for a dependable grain storage solution. So Superior grain bins were launched in 2008. Since then, the company has been committed to providing superior bins and grain handling equipment that can be relied on for generations.

 Today we have a worldwide dealer network and the industry’s best warranties. Our two state-of-the–art manufacturing locations, Kindred North Dakota and Beresford South Dakota, feature the most advanced manufacturing equipment and quality control procedures. Meanwhile our dedicated workforce that understand the importance of crop protection to your livelihood.

 We invite you to call or visit us to see for yourself why Superior Grain Equipment is more than our name, but also our promise to you of the quality you can expect from every one of our bins and our complete line of grain handling equipment.

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October 12, 2017

13/10/2017: Sustainability and transparency: catalysts for success in burgeoning organic & non-GMO sector

In his keynote address, Mark Cotter, CEO of The Food Group, will illustrate to attendees at the Organic & Non-GMO Forum, November 6-7, how breakthrough thinking, trendspotting and data-driven insight can help navigate the challenges of the $47 billion US organic marketplace, where food sales grew 8.4 percent last year, according to a recent Organic Trade Association survey
 

The growing market for organic, non-GMO and healthier food products is being driven by macro trends related to health and wellness, along with major shifts in retail food marketing.

These trends also are supported by both the current and the next wave of food shoppers, such as Millennials and Gen Z’ers, who are demanding healthier and more sustainable food choices, as well as the details on how, where and when their food was grown.

The Food Group, with clients such as Mondelēz, Kraft Heinz, and Delmonte, has helped build some of the world’s most iconic brands and directed them through this new food transition.

Putting years of experience to use, Mr Cotter will speak on Agriculture at the Crossroads: Emerging Opportunities for Producers and Processors at this third annual Organic & Non-GMO Forum.

This dynamic presentation will cite quantifiable research and data on food purchasing habits that illustrate why agricultural and food production practices are at the crossroads, with transparency, quality and sustainability as the new measurements of success.

This sea change is expected to provide ample opportunities for farmers, midstream processors and food marketers for the foreseeable future. Furthering this discussion will be a presentation on Sustainability, Climate Change and Other Concerns for the Future.

Lead by Ryan Sirolli, agriculture director at DanoneWave – the new organisation of the renowned Dannon brand – and Elizabeth Reaves, program director at the Sustainable Food Lab, this session promises to delve deeper into how companies address the challenges of climate change, how and where water rights and access can make or break an opportunity, and how investments in technology and infrastructure can reap benefits.

At this gathering for buyers, processors and handlers that covers both the practical and business end of the organic, non-gmo and conventional supply chain, the conversation would not be complete without an update on labeling initiatives in the sector.

This will be addressed during a breakout session with Kristina Bierschwale of Where Food Comes From, Inc., Marni Karlin of Karlin Strategic Consulting, and Mark Zovodnyik of HighQuest Group.

Learn more at the event website, HERE.

Or join us using this $100 off discount code: ONGF-EB.
 

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13/10/2017: Eliminating the risks associated with heights

by Kayley Sugars, Spinaclean, UK

Spinaclean’s ATEX certified SkyVac high level cleaning system continues to go from strength to strength as its use gathers momentum within the milling, food manufacturing, and other sectors that are exposed to Class M combustible dusts

The system, ATEX Zone 22 certified, is now utilised within some of the world’s largest food manufacturers and reaches 12m (40ft) from the safety of the ground with one operative. The range of tools and accessories, all ATEX certified, have now been extended to cater for a variety of environments in which traditional and costly high level access equipment, such as scissor lifts and towers, cannot reach. 


 
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A choice of vacuum is available from the compact SkyVac A37 through to the more industrial A37G: both of which provide a solution to the ever-increasing problem of high-level dust cleaning. A recent investor in the SkyVac system is Kudos Blends.

As with any large food manufacturing site, the cleaning of high level dust settled on inaccessible areas of the production site is a challenge. One option to manufacturers is to subcontract out this activity to third party suppliers but, as Kudos Blends discovered, the ease of use of the system together with the fact that no working at height safety competence is required, means that they now have greater flexibility through their own in-house Hygiene Team to conduct the cleans.

Sophie Martin, Quality and procurement Co-ordinator at Kudos says, “The SkyVac has been a fabulous piece of kit, reaching all those normally inaccessible places, meaning we can keep on top of the cleaning standards and not have to outsource”.

This also means that high level cleaning can now be incorporated into the routine cleaning regime as opposed to a periodic cleaning activity. The control and removal of combustible dusts however is only one of the key benefits of the system. The Health and Safety Executive’s statistics reveal that 37 work related fatalities in 2015/16 were as a result of falls from height.

SkyVac eliminates all the risks associated from working at height and reduces the costs of the mandatory training and competence certification required in using high level access equipment. In addition, in March 2017, the HSE published their Business Plan for 2017/18.

Whist not capturing all that the HSE will delivery during this period, the Plan does outline specific priorities within an overall framework.

Included within these priorities is “reducing the likelihood of low-frequency, high impact catastrophic incidents and the potential for extreme harm to workers and the public”.


Read the full article, HERE.
 

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Entil company profile




Entil was founded in 1964 in Eskisehir, Turkey. When Entil started, there were only a few small companies in the milling industry and the support that Entil gave to the industry was very large indeed.

In 2008, Entil moved out of the town centre into large purpose built premises in one of the industrial park zones. The move was done gradually over one year to allow for stock to move first and then the workshops for finishing the rolls and lastly the refluting servicing. Even the name of the company is reflective of their unique heritage.

The word ‘Entil’ originates from an ancient Hitit civilisation and means ‘casting’. Trained and qualified machinery and metallurgical engineers constitute Entil’s management. They provide technical knowledge to achieve a high quality production level consistently.

The capacity of Entil is to produce 16,000 rolls per year, and the firm is currently averaging just 12,000 at the moment. There are plans to grow to increase capacity to 20,000 rolls in time.

All production and servicing is carried out in the one site in Eskisehir, in addition to the Quality Control and Research and Development department. Quality, innovation, high-skilled and loyal staff, high productivity, new product lines and sectors are all a part of the Entil brand.

The one brand is all that is produced ensuring continuity in all standards. Quality marks and high industry standards are certified in their production and customer service. The steel Entil purchase is only ever sourced from reputable markets.

Entil aims to solve problems according to each customer’s needs, providing the solution that is right for them. Innovation in production and in service is something Entil strives to do at the very highest levels: for example the High-Tech Controlled fluting process monitors and can also alert staff for any imperfections.

Entil are always working on new projects for the industry, the rolls serve diverse sectors, for example: flour, feed, oil, chocolate, coffee, paint, rubber, steel and iron industries. Many other specialist parts are produced for the automobile industries, high-speed trains and wind turbines amongst many other sectors.

Mr Mehmet Gürkaynak, Chief of Sales and Marketing says, “the growth of Entil markets are in the regions of South and North America. Entil has a big range of production types such as rolls for flour and feed mills, as well as for oil, chocolate, coffee, plastic, steel and iron industries. In total, Entil exported to 72 countries last year. This covered large markets such as the European Union countries, African countries, Far East Asia and Russia. Overall flour milling is their core business but the diversification and range of applications that rolls can be used for is an interesting area for development.”

Entil works with partners for roller milling machinery and actively works with them to service many customer needs.


Visit the company website,  HERE.
 

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