GRAPAS 2012, Thailand.

Hello again and welcome to this second installment from GRAPAS 2012 which took place in Thailand earlier this year. Today’s episode features Dr Laddawan Kunnoot, Assistant Director General of Rice Department and Director of Bureau of Rice Products Development.

 

 

Don’t forget if you would like to submit any videos from GRAPAS or any other international milling events please get in touch.
Alex Rogers

GRAPAS 2012, Thailand.

Hello and welcome back to our dedicated subscribers and listed companies. Here at Perendale we pride ourselves on making our presence known at as many international events as we can throughout the year. After all if you’re going to produce the most comprehensive events register for the milling industry, why not use it?

This is why we are often invited to events not just to represent you, our valued clients but to also provide media support for these occasions where the worlds leading experts can all be found under one roof.

So in keeping with our continuing innovation and interaction I would like to introduce the first of our videos in a short series of speakers from GRAPAS 2012, which took place earlier this year in Thailand.

The first speaker is Niphond Wongtra-ngang, Adviser to the Immediate-past Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand, who is discussing the importance of food safety.


Were you at the event? Did you miss any speakers? Would you like to submit a video to us?

Contact me now, I’d love to hear from you!

Alex Rogers.

Perendale’s Birthday Slice

Darren Parris (seated centre) is flanked from left by Iain Gaynor, Alice Neal, Alex Rogers, James Taylor, Lee Bastin, Sophia Pangd and Roger Gilbert. Tuti Tan is taking the photo)

Production halted at Perendale today as Darren Parris, celebrated his birthday by enjoying a slice of cake in the boardroom with his colleagues from the Grain and Feed Milling Technology magazine, International Aquafeed magazine and the International Milling Directory.

Darren is our International Sales and Marketing Manager whom most of you will have spoken to at some point, but he didn’t have time to stick around today as he has made his own special birthday plans, he said, “To celebrate my birthday, I’ll be going to the games myself this weekend!”

He continued, “We’re enjoying following the performances of our customers sports men and women at the Olympics. It’s amazing how many are watching what is occurring in London and have indicated to us how fabulous these games are.”

Everybody at Perendale Publishers Limited wishes Darren a pleasant birthday and a wonderful weekend in London.

O&J HØJTRYK Raise the Bar with New Line

O&J HØJTRYK have recently released a new line of machines that offer clients full control of a range of parameters thanks to the latest digital technology.  The new models are already running and being sold to the USA Markets, Greater Asian Markets as well as the European Market.

CSV14-3 – Countersinking Machine for Ringdies, Fully digital working PLC

The CSV14-3 Countersinking Machine for ring dies with fully digital working PLC is a fully new designed unit for hardened and non-hardened ring dies.

It features an easy loading in/out by crane with  an operators panel that allows full control of parameters in both manual and auto mode. Users can also save the different kinds of die data to be used on identical ring dies.

Constructed for ring dies with a max. Width of
700mm., and a outside diameter from 450mm to 1400mm the CSV13-3 also includes a weblink for remote faultfinding, programming etc. based on clients choice.

CS32-XW Multipurpose Drilling Machine CS32XW

The CS32-XW Machine is a fully new designed unit for hardened and non-hardened ring dies. Easy loading, in/out by crane also with full control of a range of parameters in both manual and auto mode.

The machine is constructed for ring dies with a maximum width of 800 mm., and an outside diameter from 406mm to 1750mm. Weight limit is 2000 kg and includes weblink programming options.

The DG1700 Machine developed by O&J HØJTRYK, is a fully new designed unit for hardened and non-hardened ring dies and rollers
Easy loading, in/out by crane.
The machine is constructed for ring dies with a max. Width of 800 mm., and an outside diameter from Ø450 to Ø1750 mm.
Weight limit is 2000 kg.

The Danish company has for decades been a leading global supplyer within design and manufacturing of machines to the Pelleting Milling Industry.

Their equipment is used by both die manufacturers and service providers of dies and rolls.

For more information on these or any of the products that O&J HØJTRYK provides please visit www.oj-hojtryk.dk.

If you are an IMD listed company interested in promoting your new products get in touch, and discover the many ways that Perendale Publishers Limited can enhance your exposure to the international milling community.  alexr@perendale.co.uk.

European Harvest: August 3rd, 2012.

FarmingUK reports that EU grains finished mixed with Nov 12 London wheat down £0.50/tonne to £188.50/tonne and Nov 12 Paris wheat up €0.75/tonne to €256.00/tonne.
InterFax have also said that Russia’s total 2012/13 grain exports are now estimated at 12 MMT versus the previous estimate of 16 MMT.
The USDA attaché in Russia estimates Russia’s 2012 grain crop significantly higher at 81.0 MMT, including 47 MMT of wheat, 15 MMT of barley and 7.5 MMT of corn. Grain exports are pegged at 15.0 MMT, including 11 MMT of wheat, 2 MMT of barley, and 1.5 MMT of corn.
UK harvesting of winter barley and oilseed rape started about 7-10 days later than normally expected with about 40% of the winter barley and almost 20% of the winter oilseed rape area harvested by 31 July, mostly in the south according to the HGCA with wheat harvesting expected to commence in just over a week.

They said, “Early indications are that UK winter barley yields are close to average at around 6.3 MT/ha with improved yields from normal on light land. Quality is variable,”

“Early indications are that UK rapeseed yields are close to the five year average at around 3.5 MT/ha, lower than the record yield of 3.9 MT/ha in 2011,” they conclude.

Meanwhile the German Farmers Union (DBV) say that the winter barley harvest there is nearly complete, with yields averaging 6.3 MT/ha. The rapeseed harvest is around 70% done with yields averaging 3.3 MT.ha, they add.

FEFANA and EPA Join Forces in Probiotics Pursuit

FEFANA and EPA have established a cooperation agreement to collaborate for the promotion of probiotics for animal nutrition. The two associations have recently joined their forces with the aim to generate, develop and share their expertise and information on probiotics with feed chain stakeholders.

FEFANA is the EU Association of Specialty Feed Ingredients and their Mixtures while EPA has been created to specifically support the generic promotion of probiotics in feed. Through several initiatives they inform and update the scientific communities, nutritionists and the relevant industries about the benefits of probiotics in animal nutrition.

While FEFANA’s activites are mainly focused on regulatory aspects impacting the specialty feed ingredients industry; this joining of forces will strengthen promotion of probiotics toward the feed chain partners which is a major incentive. The main ambition of this joint group is to better position the probiotics in the national, European and International arena as a pivotal source of information and thanks to combining their activities, this position is strengthened.

The joint group will work on a series of communication activities along the year on topics already identified and related to subjects perceived as important and/or innovative for probiotics information on which you will be able to find on their newly designed website once it has been built. in the near future.

The traditional Jules Tournut Probiotic Prize, created by EPA in 1999, will also be granted in November 2012 during the Eurotier in Hannover, Germany, to reward researchers for their innovative works in the field of probiotics in animal nutrition.

The joint group will operate within the FEFANA structure and make sure that their activities fit to the Specialty Feed Ingredients Industry overall objectives. Gérard Bertin, EPA Secretary General, will take care of the management of this joint group, with support and involvement of the FEFANA staff.

Will you be attending Eurotier 2012? Visit for www.eurotier.com information.

www.fefana.org

asso-epa.com

 

Delacon’s Small Step for Giant Leap in Market Growth

Feed-additive specialist DELACON  has recently established new regional sales administrations across the world. Meeting the need of their strong long-term market growth has driven the Austrian nutritional experts to branch out to the Asia and Pacific area (ASPAC), across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

In 2012 Asia became one of the largest sales regions for DELACON which is no surprise considering the rapid growth of the agricultural market in China and surrounding areas such as Cambodia. The local sales team has expanded the distribution network by appointing additional partners Sze Eng Kian who is Regional Manager North-East Asia, Gina Medina the Regional Manager South-East Asia, and Kevin Wang who becomes General Manager for China.

DELACON has also reorganized and expanded the EMEA sales region managed by Alban Llorca (EMEA regional manager). Bernard Paumelle has been appointed Business Development Manager, responsible for new market entries in the Middle East and Africa, another area where the industry is flourishing thanks to technological advances and education. Annelies Diericx, Area Manager for North-West Europe and Michael Binder, Area Manager for Central Europe are responsible for sales and distributor liaison in their respective areas.

As the largest researcher, producer and distributor of phytogenic feed additives in the world DELACON delivers solutions that improve animal welfare and nutritional efficiency, while reducing environmental impacts of animal production operations. Since 2010 the company has invested heavily in its research and development with a strong ethos in nurturing new talent to sustain its world-wide growth and innovative capital.

www.delacon.com

AgriTalk Unveils Big Plans for 2012

AgriTalk India-2012, India’s first biggest expo on agriculture will take place this year as part of a collaboration between Junagadh Agriculture University, Aatma Project and Infocom World both of whom are based in Rajkot, Gujarat. The expo is scheduled to be held for 23, 24, 25 & 26th December 2012 at Shashtri Maidan, Gujarat with the aim of the exhibition promoting agriculture entrepreneurship among farmers.

The organizers behind the event hope that AgriTalk India-2012 will serve as a platform for farmers, companies, producers, and service-providers to gather under a single roof to share knowledge, technology and innovations. Visitors and exhibitors will be given the chance to showcase their innovations and technology to potential buyers and establish new business contacts across the country at single venue, bringing the potential future of agriculture all under one roof.

You could also be exposed to new markets, agents and distributors some of whom will be making presentations and demonstrations, which you can do too.

Farmers are going to be honoured in different categories for their innovative and extraordinary work and contribution in their farming activity through various awards as part of the heralded Khedoot Awards.

This exhibition will attract visitors from Gujarat as well as from adjoining states like Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, and other parts of India which ranks second worldwide in farming output. With the country’s market growing at a rapid pace it could be time to  join AgriTalk India-2012 to make your agri-products and services known, build new partnerships and generate new business opportunities.

Our Activities:
•    Inauguration Ceremony
•    Khedoot Awards
•    Exhibition
•     Technical Sessions and seminars
•    FoodTech Fair

There is still time for exhibitors and visitors to register their attendance to be part of AgriTalk India-2012 simply by visiting www.agritalkindia.com, where you can also find information on accommodation, food and travel.

 

Top Ten Tips to Dry Produce this Harvest

With most of the worlds grains & cereals harvest already under or just about to begin, the prospect of damp corn coming off of the combine will not appeal to farmers. Some farms use big continuous flow-driers for their produce but more often than not the smaller mobile units are used.

Sturdy as they may be they all need pre-harvest maintenance which is why product manager Angus Steven from Opico teamed up with Farmers Weekly to bring you some helpful-hints in basic maintenance for your machine. However it is always recommended that you have your equipment checked by professionals at least once a year.

The following tips are based on gas-powered GT models:

1.) Burner – The liquified petroleum gas (LPG) used in these models heats up in the dryer and then exits through a series of small holes in a burner ring, which can get blocked. Using a gas nozzle cleaner, a pipe cleaner or even a 5/64in drill-bit you can clean most of the built up residue away. The long-terminal spark plug gap should be 3/32in, if it isn’t and the terminals aren’t encrusted with lots of carbon try giving it a good clean. The silicon-core HT lead can also deteriorate after a few years and sometimes gets gnawed by rodents so check it for damage and replace if necessary.

2) Flame Detector – The flame detector cuts off the fuel supply if the flame goes out. The most likely problem to occur here is the capillary tube involved can sometimes break off, so it’s worth checking for signs of damage. Similarly, there’s an air pressure switch with a pipe attached to it that shouldn’t be blocked.

3) Fan Driveline – This is simply a case of checking the bearings and for any signs of wear and tear on the belt the tension for which should deflect by 1-2in.

4) Agitator – The gearbox oil level should be checked once a year and, if necessary, topped up with EP90 gear oil. The four guide rollers sometimes have a tendency to move over time so just check their allignment within the race turning an eccentric nut which moves them in and out.

5) Bearings – Try to keep the dryer undercover, clean out the bin-well and leave the door open once the drying season is over to protect the bearing at the bottom of the vertical auger which should sit 8-10mm above the bottom of the bin-well.

If you have to replace the bearing, the two rubber seals will need changing at the same time. According to Mr Steven it might seem a pointless exercise, but it is a false economy not to do so. It can mean the difference between the bearing lasting six to seven years rather than just one or two years. A couple (literally) of pumps of grease around the bearing every 100 hours will also prolong its life.

In the same area, the large washer at the bottom should be loose enough to turn if it isn’t you will probably need to check the pressure on your bearings.

6) Discharge Head – If you need to take the discharge head on and off, make sure you grease the stub shaft well and that the flights make up a continuous, undamaged spiral. There should be just a 6mm (0.25in) gap between the ends of the two auger flights.

7) Loading Hopper – Check for grain in the agitator chain drive if there is any it’s coming in too fast. Adjust the volume regulator so that it takes about 15 minutes to load 12t.

8) Augir Drive – Check the tension importantly that there isn’t too much of it, otherwise it can flip over or jump off the pulleys. Again Mr Stevens recommends only using Opico branded belts when replacing.

9) Grain Guard Sensor – Check that the gap on the motion/speed sensors is right, otherwise the electronics will stop the dryer. Beware bridging the contacts as a quick fix.

10)… Farmers Weekly did provide a tenth tip in their original report so for the sake of my own superstitions tip-ten courtesy of IMD is to consult a professional engineer if you haven’t done any of this before!
Happy Harvesting!

www.fwi.co.uk

www.opico.com

 

Mycotoxin Risk High in Cereal Supply

High humidity and wet weather in the UK could set a high risk of mycotoxins in cereals this year according to a warning from HGCA reports NFU.

Weather conditions for many regions last season were relatively dry and, in general, mycotoxin levels remained below the legal limits. However, farmers and producers are being encouraged to air on the side of caution of the European legislative limits for the most common mycotoxins in grain intended for human consumption and also for feed.

Extra vigilance will be required by everyone in the grain supply chain according to Senior Research Manager  Dr Simon Oxley. He said. “Record-breaking wet conditions during flowering could mean that the risk of mycotoxins is much higher than the past two years.”

He added, “Although using the risk assessment can help growers manage mycotoxin risk, significant risk factors, such as rainfall, cannot be controlled. This season, as mycotoxin risk is potentially high, it is particularly important for growers to ask what their end market requires.”

The total UK rainfall was 145.3mm – twice the average amount and the wettest since records began in 1910, and its sheer volume has been a concern. Talking about its effect Professor Simon Edwards of Harper Adams University College said, “This led to a ‘double whammy’ in terms of potential mycotoxin risk: the rain caused difficulty for some when applying T3 protectant ear sprays and wet humid conditions over the critical flowering period proved ideal for fusarium infection.”

Unfortunately July has also been wet but this recent spell of heat has provided some small hope for farmers across the country. However August is going to be as equally unpredictable according to the Met office with the south likely to see the most of whatever dry and bright weather there is.

www.global-milling.com

www.nfuonlie.com

www.hgca.com

www.metoffice.gov.uk