Take advantage of the 66th JTIC International meeting to present your innovations!

Take advantage of the 66th JTIC International meeting to present your innovations!

JTIC 2015

This year, the AEMIC organizes the 22nd Posters Session and the 7th Workshops edition in the JTIC International Milling and the Cereal Industries Meeting, on November 4-5th, 2015 in PARIS.




Laboratories, research institutes and industrials.


Cereal industry suppliers (seeds, phytosanitary products, equipment & machinery, packaging, handling, I.T., labs, etc…)


“Bridging the all-too-common gap between
research and practice” (Henri Nuret) by presenting your scientific and technical researches in the form of a poster.


A real forum of innovation, the Workshops are a venue for presenting the latest products and services developed specifically for cereal producers, processors and users.


  • Display of a poster 80×120 cm during the JTIC meeting (authors are in charge of their poster printing and setting up).
  • Possibility to have your poster published in Industries des Céréales magazine, in the form of a poster or an article.
  • 1 free admission* to the JTIC conferences and exhibition (excluding meals)
  • Possibility to be awarded for the quality of your work.
* Subject to conditions, see the call for abstracts.


  • 30-mins session with PowerPoint presentation during JTIC meeting.
  • Presentation in the Show press pack.
  • Visibility on the www.jtic.eu website.
  • Possibility of publishing a press release or article in the magazine Industries des Céréales.


The submission of a poster is subjected to the approbation of the editorial staff of Industries des Céréales magazine.


The submission of a workshops is subjected to the approbation of the jury for their innovative character and their applications in the cereal sector.
The cost of submissions for a workshop session is:
  • 850 € for an “Innovation” package (1 emailing + 1 workshop)
  • 1500 € for a “New Idea” package (1 emailing + 1 workshop + 1 ad spot)


To submit your poster and get more information, download the poster call for abstract 2015

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To submit your workshop and get more information, download the workshop call for abstract 2015

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Christy Turner

Christy Turner debuts E R & F Turner’s new Flaking Mill at VICTAM

Christy Turner Ltd is re-launching its new high capacity E R & F Turner 600 Flaking Mill, re-engineered specifically for the animal feed market, at VICTAM, on stand no. G057.

As one of the most established manufacturers of flaking mills, E R & F Turner’s new 600 mill; designed to handle steam flaked, micronized and extruded grains, maize, wheat, barley, beans, peas and soya, takes the proven chassis and roll design of its 600 mill, already used extensively across the breakfast cereal industry, and simplifying it to meet the needs of the animal feed market. The new mill also offers a more hygienic flaking process and a newly restructured pricing tariff, enabling the purchase of a premium brand at various price breaks, dependent on the ancillary elements specified by the purchaser. Chris Jones, managing director of Christy Turner Ltd (which brings together E R & F Turner, Miracle Mills and Christy & Norris), comments: “The redevelopment of our 600 flaking mill provides real benefits to animal feed producers by offering a premier mill at a competitive market price and reinforces our position at the forefront of the industry.”

Benefits of the new 600 flaking mill include:

  •  High precision, rigid bearing arrangement, enabling the production of very fine flakes, if required
  •  Heavy duty construction
  • Chilled iron rolls – manufactured from high quality spun cast chilled iron, allowing for a long life and considerable number of regrinds
  • Pneumatically operated scrapers as standard
  • Common chassis supporting mill and motors is isolated from the surrounding structure on anti-vibration mounts
  •  Fully guarded rolls at all times, including when the covers are open
  •  Facility to insert sampling tray during flake production

The following upgrade options are also available:

  • Fine adjustment mechanism to enable in process roll gap adjustment, or fully automated plc control of roll gap via servo valves fitted to the hydraulic pressure assembly
  •  Integrated variable speed feed roll unit or standalone vibratory feeder
  •  Water cooled rolls

Chris Jones concludes: “We are proud to count many of the world’s leading animal feed producers as clients, and our new 600 flaking mill further reinforces the reliability and quality craftsmanship for which E R & F Turner is renowned.”


About Christy Turner Ltd:

Christy Turner Ltd combines more than a century and a half of experience and innovation, the latest design tools, and sound engineering. Formed from five separate companies, each with its own individual expertise, Christy Turner’s worldwide reputation is based on the design, manufacture and supply of British engineered high quality flaking and hammer mills, pulverisers, grinders and associated plant.

Christy Turner machinery is used by international clients across many different industries and applications, including: the food industry, the animal feed industry, chemical and pharmaceutical industries, biomass processing, waste recycling, and mineral reduction.


Mixolab 2 – Chopin Technologies

International Milling Directory member, Chopin Technologies have launched the Mixolab 2 measures the characteristics of dough during mixing, as well as the quality of starch and protein.

The Mixolab analyzes the characteristics of dough during mixing, as well as the quality of starch and protein.

Applications :

For Breeders
Facilitates wheat seed variety selection from generations F4-F5
For Millers
Wheat testing at point of delivery
Detection of pest-infestation in wheat
Wheat and our blends optimization
Adaptation of flours for final uses through precise dosing of additives
Analysis of different flour mill streams
Assessing the impact of damaged starch
For Bakers
Verifying the conformity of delivered ours
Studying the rheological behavior of fiber-rich flours
Facilitates the elaboration of gluten-free products
Studying whole-wheat formulas
For All
Optimization of customer specifications and quality control.

For more applications, you can read or download the Mixolab Application HandBook here.

News: IAOM MEA – Dubai 2015

Mr Essa al Ghurair from al Ghurair Resources, Local Host and Farewell Cocktail Dinner Sponsor of the 26th Annual IAOM MEA Conference & Expo has written a letter to the milling industries with key news and details about the events later this year in Dubai:–


Dear Colleagues,
I would like to personally invite you to the 26th Annual IAOM MEA District Conference & Expo happening on 31st October to 3rd November 2015 at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), UAE.
This year, we’ll transform DWTC Sheikh Maktoum Hall‘s 3,800 sqm floor area into a ConFex venue combining conference, expo, lunch and coffee break areas. This will certainly increase interaction among delegates, exhibitors, and visitors.I’m also delighted to inform you that the Expois sold out with almost 130 stands booked by over 100 companies including machinery manufacturers, food processing, and packing companies.

IAOM MEA Leadership Council and Education Committee members worked closely with speakers to develop a highly educational conference program featuring technical, what’s new, feed milling, and trading topics:

  • New Industrial Process for Whole Wheat Flour/ Old Stone Mills/ Chakki Mills
  • Alternative Pest Management for Grain, Food & Feed Processing Facilities
  • Replacement of Azodicarbonamide (ADA) in Flour Treatment & Baking Improvers
  • Mid Chain Fatty Acids (MCFA) Applications and Benefits in Agribusiness
  • Reduced Feed Cost & Improved Performance with Altered Feed Particle Size
  • Binder Technologies for Food and Feed
  • Global Grain Trade Trends–The Importance of the Supply Chain
  • Managing Strategies & Price Risks for Flour Milling Firms
  • US, Black Sea, Canadian, Baltic Sea, Australian, French Markets Outlook
Reputable industry speakers, market leaders, and distinguished professors from North Carolina State University, and North Dakota State University will deliver high-calibre presentations, and engage with you during the panel Q&A sessions.Marketing keynote speaker will be Mr. Keith Chambers, Marketing Expert to the Fortune 500. Mr Chambers has lead marketing strategy and executional tactics for more than 160 goods and service providers, including some of America’s biggest household names like Arm & Hammer, Hormel, Coppertone, Claritin, 3M, McCormick, Clorox, General Mills, Dole, Frito Lay, and many, many more.  In his keynote, he will share this extraordinary process as well as many of the new marketing insights he has produced.

We are also pleased to announce the participation of Ms. Dorie Clark, an adjunct professor of business administration at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, and guest lecturer at Harvard Business School, and the Harvard Kennedy School. A frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, TIME, Entrepreneur, and the World Economic Forum blog, Ms. Clark will demonstrate how leaders cultivate a powerful professional reputation.

Dr. William Wilson, a University Distinguished Professor at North Dakota State University, will moderate the trading session and deliver the keynote presentation, “Managing Strategies and Price Risks for Flour Milling Firms.” He was recognized as one of the top 10 Agricultural Economists in 1995 and more recently as one of the top 1% of agricultural economists by RePEc (Research Papers in Economics).

IAOM MEA will also be launching the Arabic edition of the Future of Flour book. The first 2,000 copies of the Arabic book are going to be sold during the conference.

I look forward to see you in Dubai!

Best personal regards

Essa Al Ghurair 

IAOM MEA 2015 Conference Chairman

Chairman, Al Ghurair Resources, LLC

Mathews Company Awarded CSA Certification for New Standards

Mathews Company

Mathews Company

Mathews Company (M-C), a global manufacturer of grain dryers, has been awarded the certification, “CSA Standard for Gas-Fired Equipment for Drying Farm Crops (CSA 3.8-2014)” meeting the new standards for its dryers to operate in Canada. The certification was issued by Intertek, a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL), which is an independent laboratory recognized by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), to test product safety standards. In October, 2014, the Standards Council of Canada announced a change in certification standards that impacted M-C grain dryers sold in Canada. The purpose of the standards, according to the Standards Council of Canada, is to “…establish accepted practices, technical requirements and terminologies for products, services and systems…Standards help to ensure better, safer and more efficient methods and products, and are an essential element of technology, innovation and trade.” The council announced that all grain dryers must meet the new CSA Standard for Gas-Fired Equipment for Drying Farm Crops (CSA 3.8- 2014) in order to operate in Canada.

Mathews Company’s engineering team worked diligently with Intertek to obtain this certification so that M-C grain dryers could be sold and installed for the 2015 harvest season. “It was a tight timeline as the certification was a process of schematic reviews and on-site equipment inspections,” says Michael Wilke, Mathews Company’s Director of Engineering and Support Services. According to Wilke, the certification covers four of M-C’s dryer series including the Legacy, Infinity, Trilogy, and its 10’ diameter Modular
Tower Series. Approved dryers will carry the official certification mark, as required by the council, to denote that it is a grain dryer that meets Canadian standards.

Intertek confirmed that Mathews Company is one of the first companies to have met the certification standards. According to Wilke, “What this means for our customers is that they can now accept any one of M-C’s approved grain dryers and put them into operation this fall with the confidence that they are designed and built to meet the required CSA standard and they won’t incur the additional costs of having the dryer field inspected and approved to see if they meet the CSA standard.”

Headquartered in Crystal Lake, IL (U.S.A), Mathews Company has been a leading global manufacturer of
high quality innovative agriculture equipment, since 1954, specializing in grain drying. M-C is committed
to “Building for the Future,” striving to provide superior products and unmatched service through
innovation, expertise and quality. M-C dryers are available through authorised dealers worldwide. The
company’s web site is www.mathewscompany.com.

IDMA 2015 – Bühler demonstrates processing expertise

The Bühler Group is prominently on display at the IDMA technology trade show in Istanbul, Turkey from April 23 until 26, 2015. The Business Area Grain Milling will be showcasing the entire breadth of its processing expertise at its approximately 600 m2 booth (B-17) in Hall 2. Under the motto, “One step ahead in processing grains to food”, Bühler is presenting various new or improved machinery and plants to the technical public. Besides the two roller mills, Dolomit and Antares, Bühler will be demonstrating the innovative plansifter Seginus. With a seamless synchronous processing set-up that is unique worldwide, this plansifter uses a minimum amount of space while maintaining top sanitation and enables flexible sifting and sorting of flour and semolina at a throughput capacity of up to 20% more.



Bühler also showcases its sorting skills with the colour sorter from the Sortex A series that has sophisticated and multifaceted sorting functions. In addition, Bühler is also displaying the newly developed destoner, Combistoner, the latest generation of the moisture control unit MYFE and the water proportioning unit MOZH as well as the flexibly usable, automatic Bühler bagging line for free flowing and non-free flowing products. To round up, the new impact machine Matador for reliably destroying insect eggs in flour and semolina as well as three measuring systems for continuous particle size measurement (Online PSM MYTA), the NIR Multi-Online Analyzer for determining moisture, protein, ash and starch damage (MYRG) and the sensor MYHB for colour and speck analysis will all be on display at the Bühler trade show booth at the IDMA 2015.


IDMA – advert from Milling and Grain



Milling Wheat Challenge 2015

The sixth Milling Wheat Challenge competition was launched on the 12th January with a closing date of 1st May. The Challenge is open to all UK farmers growing bread-making (Group 1 & 2) wheat.

The aim of the competition is to find the UK’s outstanding growers of quality milling wheat and to identify those who have a good understanding of their end market, their business costs and an ability to reflect both in their marketing of milling wheat.



The competition has become established as a way for Britain’s flour millers to formally recognise the value of the country’s best growers to the processing trade.  Millers are committed to working with UK wheat growers and the Challenge aims to identify farmers who combine attention to detail with end-customer awareness and business acumen to create a win: win for the whole wheat chain.

Entry forms are available via the nabim and HGCA websites. The three finalists will be announced at the Cereals Event on 10th June. On-farm judging of the finalists will take place in late June.

The competition judges are Martin Savage from nabim, Richard Laverick from HGCA and Lincolnshire Farmer Mark Ireland.

IDMA 2015 – preview video!

IDMA is the biggest meeting platform and 6th in its history for international flour, semolina, rice, corn, bulghur and feed milling machinery and also incorporating pulse, pasta, biscuit technologies in one exhibition from April 23-26, 2015, 10am to 7pm each day.
It will take place at the Istanbul Expo Center (CNR Expo), Halls 1-2-3 Yesilkoy, Istanbul

See more here: www.idma.com.tr

Mini mill, maximum benefits for Cargill and food security in Zambia

New small maize milling plant supports food security in Zambia
By: Lori Fligge (Originally published at Cargill)

Mini Mill, Zambia

Mini Mill, Zambia

Maize is a staple food in many parts of sub-Saharan Africa, including Zambia, which produced about 3.4 million tonnes of the crop in 2014. It is widely used to make mealie-meal – finely ground maize made into flour – that consumers depend on for an array of traditional dishes.
For a variety of production-related reasons – including the cost of milling and transportation – mealie-meal prices are volatile, making it unaffordable for consumers in much of the country. To address this, the Zambian government is encouraging smaller, more localized mills to improve food security by reducing the cost of food.
Cargill has responded to this need with the launch of the first commercial maize mini mill in the Eastern Province of Zambia.
Located in the capital city of Chipata, this accessible mill will provide local rural and urban farmers with a reliable, consistent market for their maize, as well as produce competitively priced mealie-meal for consumers.
“This new maize mini mill underscores our commitment to the economic growth and prosperity of Zambia,” said Lezanne van Zyl, Cargill’s general manager in the country. “It aligns strongly with the Zambian government’s clearly stated desire to develop a thriving agricultural sector.”
According to van Zyl, the mill will produce high quality white and roller maize meal for the domestic market, including Cargill’s in-house brand that will be available in 5kg, 10kg and 25kg bags.
The U.S. $2 million high technology mini mill has a milling capacity of 2mt/hour, and offers a distinct advantage in the maize meal market in Chipata and the surrounding areas.
“As the mill will source local maize and produce mealie-meal right in in Chipata, transport and fuel costs will be reduced and Cargill will be able to offer a competitively priced product,” said van Zyl.
Over the next few years, Cargill plans to build additional mini mills in other rural locations in Eastern and Muchinga provinces.
“By bringing these mills into rural areas where maize is produced, we hope to target high food costs and food insecurity,” said van Zyl. “In addition, the mills will provide the local community with opportunities for employment and access to skills training. It’s a fine example of how a small facility can yield some pretty big results.”

Mehdi Eker – Speaking and touring the 11th TUSAF Congress

Mr Mehdi Eker – Government Minister, Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock, took to the podium earlier this morning and reiterated the importance of Wheat and Health, emphasising to all the extreme importance of this topic.

Mr Mehdi Eker - Government Minister, Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock

Mr Mehdi Eker – Government Minister, Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock

Raising once again the topic of not eating any white foods, Mr Eker went on to explain that we have been consuming bread as a product for over 1,000 years, and surely this should have been enough time to have identified if this product should be consumed by humans. Quite the contrary, it has been a stable food of our ancestors and they have all been very healthy.

Mr Eker also continued that Anatolia or Asia Minor as it was known is one of, if not, the richest places on the earth. having over 4,200 plants and species under protection. For 1000s of years humans have farmed this land for wheat for human consumption.

He continued with it therefore being logical to assume that in this case the wheat and various plant variants will have been cultivated and will have entered our genes, and our genes must have over 1000s of years become accustomed to them.

We must remember that Anatolia is the birthplace of wheat and over many years has spread all over the world and in regions like the Americas and Europe it is a basic staple food for millions. There are of course other basic staple foods in other regions which have a different typography or weather system such as rice and maize, however it is well know that if these three; wheat has a much, much higher nutritional value.

Globally, people not only eat the basic food stuffs, they also eat food prepared by others and processed foods. Any new foods produced today are taken to the global market very quickly with advertising and good logistics, this is why we have seen an increase in refined foods being consumed.

What is critical, is we need to synthesise the knowledge at hand with wisdom – if not we will have knowledge pollution, and what we eat will become a burden.

Mr Eker continued, campaigns against specific food stuffs is not wise. In reality we each need different food categories to a certain amount for a balanced diet.

Important of course is the amount of each food stuff you consume.


Mr Zeki from Bastak talking with Mr Eker


Behn + Bates meet with Mr Eker


Wheat and health is the theme of TUSAF this year – which means what we should eat and what we should not eat. Over the years we have seen historical activities against specific food stuffs for example:

  • When margarine came to the market, we were warned off butter, when vegetable and sunflower oil entered the market we were warned against olive oil the same happened with eggs which much mud slinging.
  • We must be careful of the negative campaigns, there is nothing wrong with white bread, butter and olive oil, everything in moderation is good.
  • If you are ill, go to the doctor for a prescription – do not just stop eating a specific food type.

Mr Eker went on to talk about the wheat and flour industry, pointing out that Turkey is now either number 1 or 2 in the world for wheat exports, and in 2002 they were significantly lower. He was keen to point out that this needs and deserves attention.

From 2003 to 2013 Turkey saw huge growth, not only did they grow more, more was processed and significantly more exported being the surplus. In addition to this Turkey imported over 40 million tons of grain worth over $16.5 million, after it was then processed and exported.

In 2005, Turkey was the 11th largest global exporter of wheat/flour with $353,000 tons worth around 48,000. In 2014 this was 2.2 million tons worth $993 million dollars (almost $1 billion).

Mr Ekin announced, we must target 1 billion and exceed this milestone. We are the leaders around the world, I am proud to announce this at such an international conference.

On top of this, our pasta exports have gone up 30 fold, in 2002 we were the 7th largest and in 2013th we were the 2nd largest exporter of pasta, 2014 figures are not in yet but I suspect we will either hold our position at second or jump to number one.

Mr Ekin walks about the 11th TUSAF 2015 trade show

Mr Ekin walks about the 11th TUSAF 2015 trade show

Mr Eker explained a few statistics, 54% of all registered farmers in Turkey are producing wheat with more than 1 million people employed. He was proud to point out the Turkish governments involvement in certifying seeds, some of which are developed by government agencies and some in the private sector. Mr Eker also reminded everyone that the Turkish Government is meeting 22% of all the wheat production cost, through such areas and soil analysis for farmers.

Explains that they are behind 464 projects where they have spent over 100,000,000 Turkish lira of which 213 of these projects are directly related to Wheat processing.

And for the future they are protecting seeds and genes in Ankara, where they have the worlds 3rd largest gene bank. Alongside which they have opened anew biological centre where they can study new seeds and where it used to take 10 to 12 years to bring a new seed to market, they will now be able to do it in 7 years.

Mr Mehdi Eker then went on a longer walk around the exhibition, photos below:–



TUSAF meets Mr Eker


Mr Erkin meets with Parantez

Mr Erkin meets with the Parantez Group, organisers of next month’s IDMA Exhibition

Mr Erker meets with Kett

Mr Vural Kural from TUSAF (centre) today at the 11th TUSAF 2015

Mr Vural Kural (centre) and colleagues from TUSAF today at the 11th TUSAF 2015