Albert Tenuta of OMAFRA looks at vomitoxin levels in grain corn across Ontario.
Albert Tenuta of OMAFRA looks at vomitoxin levels in grain corn across Ontario.
Hello to all of our dedicated readers and valued IMD listed companies. As the winter settles in here at IMD HQ we are already feeling in festive spirit and even have beaten jolly old St. Nicholas in the giving of presents. Can you guess what they could be yet? I’ll give you a clue, it comes in a box and contains the contact & product details of over 1,200 international millers, milling manufacturers and milling service providers… Still need a clue?
OK one more clue, an excess of 8,000 subscribers will receive a copy this year connecting them to the global-milling community for 2012/2013. Have you guessed it? That’s right it’s the 21st printed edition of the International Milling Directory and I am delighted to tell you that the first batch has been distributed and hopefully received by you out there across the world.
With more fresh copies coming in by the day it won’t be long until we have sent out the entire 8,000 so if you haven’t yet ordered your copy visit www.internationalmilling.com now to get your hands on one.
Or if you would like to learn about featuring in next year’s directory get in touch now simply by dialing +44 1242 267700 or emailing me at email@example.com.
Don’t forget that we also have the IMD blog. MillingInternational has been a hub of activity since its launch earlier this year. Updated with daily news from the world of international milling and all things direct from the heart of IMD HQ, MillingInternational is your first point of daily contact with the IMD. Got something to say to the world? Share it with us and it could appear on the blog, check it out now for some examples.
Lastly you may also be aware that I had the pleasure of co-editing the latest edition of Grain & Feed Milling Technology magazine (GFMT). If you haven’t ordered a copy you can find it online at www.gfmt.co.uk with a fantastic column form yours truly as well as some excellent features on pelleting and green packaging.
Next month we have some big news so stay tuned, and stay warm!
Until next time
Back by popular demand, the Poultry Market Intelligence Forum is returning to the 2013 International Production & Processing Expo. Sponsored by U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) and the National Poultry & Food Distributors Association (NFPDA), the program will identify the challenges facing the industry and provide insight into how domestic and international poultry industries are positioned to move forward in 2013. The Poultry Market Intelligence Forum is free to all Expo and NPFDA meeting attendees.
USPOULTRY president John Starkey said, “The Poultry Market Intelligence Forum has been one of the most popular programs on the Expo schedule since its inception, and we are pleased to add it back for 2013.” He added, “Feed costs, global competition, and consumer demand present constant challenges for the poultry and egg industry, so it is important to stay informed about current conditions and projections for the future. This program helps keep industry leaders current on the various factors that could impact their financial performance.”
The program will feature two noted industry economists and a major food service provider. Mike Donohue, Agri Stats, will review Performance Trends for the Poultry and Egg Industry. Dr. Paul Aho, Poultry Perspective, will discuss Domestic and Global Drivers for 2013. Barry Barnett, Vice President of Global Supply and Purchasing for Church’s Chicken, will provide insight into The Customer’s View of the Poultry and Egg Industry.
The 2013 IPPE, one of the world’s largest poultry, feed, and meat industry events, will be held from January 29-31, 2013, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA. The Poultry Market Intelligence Forum is scheduled from 9 – 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 30.
Visit www.ipe13.org for more information.
Horizon Milling LLC has announced it will begin producing whole wheat flour at its facility in Kenosha,Wisconsin later this year. The flour miller currently produces whole wheat flour at three facilities including in Ogden, Utah. However, when the project is complete the flour miller will have doubled its current overall whole wheat flour capacity.
A leading U.S. flour miller, Horizon Milling, LLC is a joint venture between CHS Inc. and Cargill. Dan Dye, the company’s President said of the expansion, “This increase in whole wheat capacity reflects consumers’ growing desire to incorporate more whole grains into their diets.”
Whole grains are beneficial because whole grain products deliver important nutrients, such as iron, magnesium, selenium, B vitamins and dietary fiber. In addition, diets rich in whole grains may help to support heart health and a healthy weight
Dye continued, “We are expanding our ability to help our customers formulate great-tasting, wholesome and nutritious products that today’s consumers are seeking for themselves and their families.”
Horizon Milling also offers other products that can help customers meet the growing demand for products rich with whole grain, including GrainWise® wheat aleurone and WheatSelect® white spring whole wheat flour.
Cargill has announced that Sergio Rial will resign from his post as Chief Financial Officer at the end of November in order to return to his native Brazil. The company’s President and Chief Operating Officer David MacLennan will serve as interim chief financial officer until the Cargill Board of Directors elects a successor.
MacLennan joined Cargill in 1991 and has held management positions within the financial, risk management, energy and animal protein businesses. He previously served as Cargill’s chief financial officer from 2008 to 2011. While in the interim role, MacLennan will continue as the company’s president and chief operating officer.
Rial has been at the heart of Cargill’s growth in Latin America since his appointment in 2004. According to Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Greg Page, he “provided vigorous and thoughtful leadership as a member of the Cargill Leadership Team and Board of Directors and as chief financial officer.”
Rial served as a leader of Cargill’s group of food businesses since 2004 and of Cargill’s financial services businesses since 2009. He became a senior vice president and member of the Cargill Leadership Team in 2009. He also served as the company’s regional director for Latin America and as executive chairman of CarVal Investors, an independently managed Cargill subsidiary. He was elected to the Cargill Board of Directors in 2010 and elected chief financial officer in 2011.
This autumn the biannual show descends upon the Exhibition Grounds in Hanover, Germany for a four-day spectacular from November 13-16, 2012. From feed to fish, poultry to pigs and pretty much everything in between: EuroTier is one of the biggest events in the animal husbandry calendar.
Billed as an international information forum for animal production professionals, the programme will address the pig and cattle sectors and also incorporate the World Poultry Show.
So far 2,100 exhibitors from 50 countries have booked stands with organizers busy preparing for the arrival of 140,000 visitors keen to learn about machinery and equipment, genetics and farm inputs for modern animal husbandry. Most European countries are well represented and there is also a notable presence from further afield with sizeable participation from the USA and China.
The 250,000 m2 exhibition area is divided into species specific areas with dedicated floor space for pigs, poultry, cattle and aquaculture. Visitors can find out about the latest developments in cattle genetics, modern fish farm technology, supplies for horse stables and much more.
GFMT readers will be particularly interested in the ‘Feed Gallery Special’, which makes its debut at EuroTier 2012. The need for the Feed Gallery is obvious: the unpredictable weather we’ve seen across the globe in recent months, has put increased pressure on feed manufacturers to produce quality feed at an affordable price.
At this new section EuroTier visitors will be able to and learn about the variety of raw feed materials necessary for animal care. The most important of the 600 feed materials listed in EU feed law and the German positive list will be on show with information relating to quality and provenance.
With such a large number of feedstuffs on display, the Feed Gallery Special is a great opportunity for visitors to learn more about new and uncommon feedstuffs, as well as to find answers to questions on the quality and suitability of feeds.
EuroTier is also the place to catch a glimpse of the newest technological developments in machinery, equipment and installations with many companies unveiling new products. Top new products can also be entered for a EuroTier Innovations award. This year over 300 products were submitted for consideration, of which 19 won silver medal and five won gold. Gold medal winners this year include Marel Stork’s AeroScalder and GEA DairyProQ: GEA Milking Place Module from FEA Fram technologies.
Perendale Publishers, producers of the IMD, will be in attendance at the show so be sure to come be the first to see IMD21, the new international milling directory for 2012/13. Don’t forget that IMD has over 1,200 listed companies many of whom will be attending also. If you are from one of those companies and would like us to feature you in our Eurotier build-up and subsequent review please do get in touch.
See you at the show!
Perten have announced the release of the DA 7250, a new NIR instrument designed for superior analysis accuracy of many product types in all types of environments. The Swedish firm have said that the DA 7250 removes and reduces many sources of error common to other NIR instruments.
The design incorporates non-moving optical components, internal temperature stabilization, a static hard drive encased in an IP65 rated (dust proof/water resistant) housing. It employs a large spot-size, even larger analysis area, averages many sub-samples, and uses high energy throughput diode array optics to ensure accurate and representative analysis of heterogeneous samples.
Perten have recommended also that many sample types are analyzed using non-contact sampling – requiring little or no sample prep and little or no cleaning – removing cross-contamination and sample cell errors. The instrument workflow is uncomplicated encouraging correct and frequent analysis by operators interested in monitoring and controlling plant processes.
This release marks a substantial development in enhancing accuracy in analyzing with large, transferable calibrations and databases covering many products and parameters enabling rapid implementation. Existing applications include dairy, grain processing, feed, flour, oilseeds, meat, snackfood, petfood, starch, and ethanol production.
Thanks to new and updated software The DA 7250 can also be networked and administered remotely.
Speaking about the product Product Manager Stefan Tordernmalm said, “The DA 7250 provides the accuracy required to improve quality and control processes, the versatility to analyze nearly any product, the robustness to be placed nearly anywhere, the speed to measure anytime, and the advanced features required by researchers while maintaining simplicity of routine operation.”
This week iGrow’s SDSU Extension discusses the issues and solutions associated with mycotoxins during a seminar which is open to the public on November 7, 2012.
The seminar features Lon Witlow, a professor of dairy cattle nutrition in the Animal Science Department at North Carolina State University . Witlow’s seminar will address the problems associated with mycotoxins in feedstuffs and how it effects production and health of dairy cattle. He will also talk about feed additives that are effective in binding mycotoxins and how these additives reduce toxicity and milk residues.
At NCSU, Whitlow conducts research in dairy cattle nutrition and management, including the incidence, effects, control and treatment of mycotoxins. Within his research he has shown that mycotoxins routinely occur in a variety of feedstuffs, including silages.
The seminar is due to commence at 3pm and runs until 5pm on the campus of South Dakota State University in the Alfred Dairy Science Hall, room 100. Witlow, is co-sponsored by SDSU Extension and Prince Agri Products, Inc.
For more information on the event and to learn more about iGrow, readers should visit igrow.org.
From next year, grain growers in southern Australia will have access to a new variety of field pea that’s in high demand overseas reports ABC Rural.
The white pea, which is named Pearl for its colour and clear seed coat has just been released thanks to Pulse Breeding Australia.
Research Agromist Eric Armstong works with the NSW Department of Primary Industries, and he hopes the pea will be eventually exported for food production in the Indian sub-continent. “A good quality white pea like Pearl will be used generally for splitting, to produce the yellow split pea, roasting and frying,” he said.
“They also use them for dahl for cooking.”
Mr Armstrong says pulses are also becoming more important for growers as a rotational crop with wheat.