The milling industry has lost another value

September 5th, 2020 – Mr. Mehmet Karakuş, who worked as the General Manager and Board Member of İttifak Holding – Selva Gıda Turkey for more than 20 years, passed away after the coronavirus struggle he continued.

We wish God’s mercy on Mr. Mehmet Karakuş, who passed away at a young age, and patience, especially to his family, his colleagues and all his loved ones.

Turkish Grain Board started selling wheat and barley

Symaga Group take another step in their commitment to sustainability

Depart at its new location

IPPE 2021 announces cancellation

Sukup Manufacturing Co. breaks record

Why Cotton Cleaner still popular?

WPZ-5/S: Water Polisher

Pellet mills: Scaling-up to boost operational efficiency

DSM completes acquisition of Erber Group

VIV Asia 2021 postponed

Lallemand Animal Nutrition opens Vietnam office

Enrol now for the 2021 GEAPS Safety Awards Program

Henry Simon’s HSRM roller mill receives German Design Award for design

GEAPS Exchange postponed

Mühlenchemie appointed new Global Head of Business Unit

Hamlet Protein presents at USSEC virtual event

Changings at Leiber GmbH Animal Nutrition’s Management

Myande Scholarship Foundation provides opportunities for over 500 children

Myande Scholarship Foundation provides opportunities for over 500 children

IAOM MEA Virtual Milling Forum 2020 just one month away

IAOM MEA Virtual Milling Forum 2020 just one month away

IDMA and VICTAM EMEA postponed to May 27-29, 2021

IDMA and VICTAM EMEA postponed to May 27-29, 2021


Insect-based animal feed could help UK reach net zero

September, 5th 2020 – According to a recent article from the University of Exeter, Insect-based feeds for farmed animals could help the UK reach its net zero carbon emissions target.

Emissions from agriculture are among the issues that must be tackled if the UK is to reach its 2050 target, and insect-based feeds offer a promising method to feed animals in a sustainable, low-carbon way.

A project led by Entec Nutrition, set up by two University of Exeter scientists, has won a £250,000 ($334,000 USD) grant from the Innovate UK’s “transforming food production” scheme to explore the science behind insect-based feeds.

The team, which includes food research organisation Campden BRI, will work on efficient insect production for the poultry and aquaculture (fish farming) industries.

‘We are thrilled to have won this Innovate UK grant with our research partners,’ said Dr Olivia Champion, who co-founded Entec Nutrition with University of Exeter colleague Professor Richard Titball. ‘It’s really exciting for Entec Nutrition to form part of the UK’s clean innovation solutions to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050. The funding will allow us to explore methods for low-energy production of insects to lower the cost of production and the environmental impact of the feed industry.’

As population levels rise, it is expected that fish and poultry consumption will increase, generating a greater demand for animal feedstocks, and therefore animal-feed ingredients.

The global feed industry is energy-intensive, reliant on international imports, at risk of commodity price hikes, and associated with deforestation.

The UK therefore needs to increase feed production resilience to move fish and poultry production towards a sustainable and productive future.

For more information visit the Entec Nutrition website, HERE.

Marijn Laurensse appointed Managing Director of Inteqnion

September 4th, 2020 – Inteqnion b.v., part of the TRIOTT Group and one of Europe’s leading companies in process control and optimisation for the feed milling industry have announced that Marijn Laurensse is join the company as Managing Director of Inteqnion.

From 1st October 2020 he will take over all daily tasks from René Ottevanger and will become responsible for general management and sales at Inteqnion. Wim Perebolte will remain Technical Director Inteqnion.

During the coming months René Ottevanger will continue to be involved with Inteqnion in order to arrange a smooth hand-over and to guide Marijn through the current projects. After that, Mr Ottevanger’s focus will be on technique and innovation on Triott level with still a significant link to Inteqnion.

Mr Ottevanger commented, ‘I’m very pleased with this positive progress and convinced that the knowledge, experience and business drive of Marijn will lead to stronger growth and professionalisation of Inteqnion. We look forward to our future cooperation with great optimism.’

Mr Laurensse has 25 years of experience in the high-tech industry a.o. at Phoenix Contact, Keithly Instruments, and Batenburg. His last position was at Unica where he was Business Unit Manager Industry Solutions from 2008 until 2019. Unica is a big technical solution provider with nine divisions and 2700 employees.

Visit the Inteqnion website, HERE.

IPPE launches ninth annual Young Leaders Under 30 program

September 2nd, 2020 – The International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) is launching the ninth annual IPPE Young Leaders Under 30 Program targeting young professionals who normally would not have the opportunity to attend IPPE.

The goal of the program is to engage and invest in the next generation of young professionals, between the ages of 21 and 29, who work for companies directly involved in the production and processing of poultry and meat or in the production of animal food.

Interested applicants must apply to the program by 16th October and meet select requirements, including being a member of at least one of the following IPPE sponsor organisations: the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA), North American Meat Institute (NAMI) or US Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY).

No more than two applicants from a single member organisation may be nominated. A panel of industry professionals will review the applications, and award recipients will be notified of the panel’s decision by 30th October.

The application and details about the program can be found, HERE.

The program is designed to recognise professional leadership qualities and provide exposure to the world’s largest annual trade show involving the production and processing of meat and poultry products and the manufacture of animal food and pet food products. The program provides education to further training in each person’s respective industry and will expose the recipients to the latest technology used in the industry.

In addition to receiving free access to the Expo, selected recipients will receive IPPE-assigned complimentary hotel accommodations for two nights and admittance to all complimentary education programs. They will also be recognised at a special breakfast held on their behalf and gain leadership insights from a keynote speaker.

Attendee registration and general housing for the 2021 IPPE will open 26th October.

For more information visit the IPPE website, HERE.

VIV Qingdao 2020 just two weeks away

August 31st, 2020 – From the 17-19th September 2020 in Qingdao, VIV will be celebrating 20 years in China. During the three day trade exhibition, the Qingdao Cosmopolitan Exposition venue will host the Feed to Food animal husbandry supply chain with Chinese and international brands bringing their best to the industry.

The conference program is set to deliver professional session covering a wide range of the industry, from smart farming to animal disease, sustainability to waste management, and much more.

If you are unable to travel to China you will still be able to attend most of the conference programs online. In addition, the exhibitors will be available to connect with you only via remote, make appointments with selected suppliers from exhibiting companies!

To get free access to the Match-making program, complete your show registration first, then follow the link on the confirmation page. Once registered, use the registration link to login again and return to your Match-making profile from the confirmation page.

On 3rd September VIV Qingdao is excited to host the Global Dairy Farmers All-round Dairy Webinar. This is the 6th of a series of successful webinars heading to the show. Registration is free, HERE

For more information and to register for VIV Qingdao visit the event website, HERE.

New manufacturing facility from DuPont Nutrition

August 27th, 2020 – DuPont Nutrition and Biosciences announced the opening of a new Animal Nutrition manufacturing capability in Wuxi, China. The new plant operation will provide the local animal production industry with customised solutions according to DuPont’s global quality standards and advanced technology.

‘This facility will improve the flexibility of our offerings to the Chinese animal nutrition market,’ said Aart Mateboer, Business Unit Director, Animal Nutrition. ‘We look forward to providing our key accounts a more customized offering, as well as a larger range of packaging sizes to better meet our customers’ needs.  It provides us enhanced capabilities to launch many new products out of our global R&D pipeline to support the evolving needs of our customers in China’.

‘We are pleased to add our Animal Nutrition products to the portfolio we support at our Wuxi facility, and offer world-class quality with very local customization to our China customers,’ said Katariina Rasinmaki, Global Manufacturing & Supply Chain Leader.

‘We continue to enhance our capability to deliver solutions from our best in class product portfolio to our Asia Pacific customers,’ said Vik Prabhu, Regional Director, Health & Biosciences, Asia Pacific.  ‘We recently expanded our capability at our Shanghai Animal Nutrition Applications & Technical Service Laboratory, which is an excellent complement to this new operation. Due to African Swine Fever and Covid-19, our customers have adapted quickly to changing conditions and this facility is designed to provide flexible local response to our most valued customers’.

DuPont Animal Nutrition is a market leader in nutritional health solutions with a comprehensive portfolio of feed enzymes, betaine, phytogenics and probiotics. Through the lens of nutribiosis, DuPont invests in science and innovation to help producers improve performance, increase liveability and support welfare in the face of increasing pressure to reduce or remove antibiotics from production systems. DuPont Animal Nutrition capabilities are underpinned by the quality and quantity of our trials, including over 80,000 guts sampled from over 500 farms, investments in omics technologies and microbiome research, and collaboration with leading commercial, governmental and academic partners.

For more information visit the DuPont Animal Nutrition website, HERE.

Minutes left to the 7th session of the Online Milling School

August 26th, 2020 – This week’s subject of the Online Milling School, which is organized in collaboration with Milling and Grain – Progressus Agrischools and will be held today for the 7th time, is “Raw Material Receiving and Storage”.

The training series, organized with the participation of experts from different continents and different countries of the world, has been met with great interest since the day it started. This organization, which enables people to come together during the pandemic period, enables the questions in mind to be answered instantly thanks to the question and answer section as well as following the seminars of the experts.

Ryan Alan S. Celis, in the session on “Raw Material Receiving and Storage” will focus on the problems and solutions encountered in the acquisition and storage of raw materials and will explain how silo management should be.

The Online Milling School does not only inform about new technologies, but also allows you to see the mistakes you may have done till today and will help you to find the answers to many questions in your mind.

The Online Milling School also offers an opportunity for companies that want to promote their products and services to the industry. You can reach the stakeholders of the sector with different sponsorship opportunities.

This week’s Platinum sponsor is Yemtar company from Turkey.

Please click to register at Online Milling School

Coughenour Robert passed away

August 25th, 2020 – G.R.” Bob” Coughenour Robert (Bob) Coughenour passed away August 11, 2020. Bob’s career was in the wheat flour milling industry for 47 years, having been hired in 1942 during WWII, in the KBR Milling Company of McPherson, Kansas. Upon consolidation into Rodney Milling and later into Seaboard Allied Milling, Bob and his wife Harriette moved to Kansas City to begin a new life and their family.

In 1967, he was elected to be Vice President of the company. Upon retiring from Seaboard, Bob joined The International Association of Operative Millers as their Executive Vice President.

Due to the current virus situation, no memorial service will be held. Suggested memorials may be made to the Southminster Presbyterian Church or to the Lakeview Village Foundation.

Evaluation of the Turkish flourmilling industry

August 24th, 2020 – DESMÜD Chairman Zeki Demirtaşoğlu made statements about the agenda. Demirtaşoğlu, who started his explanation by saying that Covid-19, which is a global problem, continues its effect in our country; ‘While we were moving towards our goals we set at the beginning of the year, we struggled with a serious disease that was unexpected. While some countries suffered greatly during this process, our country manages this troubled process very well with the savings it has made. However, closing the trips abroad, exporting business people like us is quite effective. But in this process, we didn’t sit down with our hands tied. We continued to produce and add value to our country ‘he said.

Incentives made us comfortable

Continuing his statement, Chairman Zeki Demirtaşoğlu; ‘After the pandemic process started, our government officials announced a series of measures packages. The most important of these was the Short Work Allowance. As people who create employment, we welcomed this savings of our state very positively. Because, our business had come to a standstill for a while during this period, but the Short Work Allowance support gave us serious breathing. While we create employment, we do not consider any of our employees as short-term employees. Our aim is to contribute to the national economy and help our state with unemployment.

Turkey in world top five

Zeki Demirtaşoğlu, Chairman of DESMÜD, who also made statements about industrial production; “Turkey Statistical Institute (TSI), the seasonal adjusted industrial production increased by 17.6 percent, according to data influenced month in June. Turkey, according to the Index of Industrial Production figures June, it took place the first order in Europe. Spain was second after Turkey, Hungary third. According to statistics described Turkey, it was one of the most rapid recovery in the global top five countries. Even these figures show how solid and healthy our country’s economy is, “he said.

Ocrim’s Webinar series begins tomorrow

August 24th, 2020 – The free Ocrim webinars on the milling world and beyond are about to begin. The Ocrim webinars are intended for all operators in the sector who wish to refresh and compare their knowledge.

The first session, entitled ‘New Trends & Technologies: Modular Mill Concept’ is scheduled for the following days:
Tuesday, August 25th, 2020 at 10:00am (GMT +2:00) in English, register, HERE.
Wednesday, August 26th, 2020 at 02:00pm (GMT +2:00) in English, register, HERE.
Thursday, August 27th, 2020 at 11:00am (GMT +2:00) in Italian, register, HERE.
Thursday, August 27th, 2020 at 05:00pm (GMT +2:00) in Italian, register, HERE.

During the session Marco Galli, Ocrim Chief Technologist, will explain concretely what it is and the benefits that derive from this new technology. An exceptional guest accompanied him: Anna Buffa, the Food Entertainer and author of the Fornelli a Spillo blog that will introduce and moderate each webinar.

For more information and to register visit the Ocrim website, HERE.