International Milling Directory @ IPPE

The Perendale Publishers International Milling Directory team are in Atlanta, USA this week for the IPPE show. On Sunday the team set up the stand as the site was already a hive of activity with people keen to see the latest food and feed developments.

Day 1 got off to a good start and the stand is looking marvellous. One of the first visitors was Carlos Cesar Pavesa, director and CEO, Engormix (pictured below with Perendale’s Roger Gilbert).

If you’re at the show come and visit us on booth 1700 in Hall A2. More information about the International Milling Directory is available at www.internationalmilling.com

We were visited early on the opening day of IPPE (our stand 1700) by Carlos Carlos Cesar Pavesa, director and CEO of Engormix, the Latin American online news service for the feed industry.

Roger (Perendale Publishers, Stand 1700 in Hall A2) is visited early on the opening day of IPPE  by Carlos Carlos Cesar Pavesa, director and CEO of Engormix – the Latin American online news service for the feed industry.

Covering IPPE for the International Milling Directory

It is in fair Atlanta where we lay our scene today…Day 1 of the International Poultry and Processing Exhibition (IPPE) is here!

Day 1 is here– visit the International Milling Directory (IMD) at stand 1700 in Hall A2!

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IPPE, Atlanta, GA, USA

IPPE 2013

Do visit Perendale Publishers for the up-to-date information and contact details for 2013/14 IMD media kits today:- stand 1700 in Hall A2.

Here in the UK office, we are enjoying the recent photos shared from AgWired:

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Canada Grain Act

haccp-engTo modernise agricultural policy and regulation, the Government of Canada conducted several industry consultations in recent years, particularly in areas of the Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) mandate and governance, user fees, producer security, service comportment and standards. On October 18, 2012, the federal government introduced the amendments to the Canada Grain Act (CGA), which was part of Bill C-45, Jobs and Growth Act, 2012. Bill C-45 received the royal assent and became law on December 14, 2012. The last major review of the CGA was done in the 1990s.
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The agricultural industry generally sees the recent amendments to the CGA are necessary, mainly due to fundamental industry changes experienced during the last 10 to 20 years. For example, the number of primary elevators in Canada decreased to 344 in 2012 from 976 in 1999. Industry consolidation has resulted in a few major grain companies accounting for large shares of grain handling activities at both primary elevator and port terminal levels. Due to the integration of grain handling industry, grain received at port terminals often comes from the primary elevators owned by the same company. In the current system, the CGC will conduct a grading/weighing inspection, although the grain movement is simply within the same company. The CGC inspection services in the case seem redundant to many industry stakeholders. The consolidation of grain handling industry, coupled with the recent removal of the Canadian Wheat Board single desk, has led to the need for changes in agricultural policy and regulation.

A major change is the elimination of mandatory requirements for inward inspection and weighing of grains by the CGC at port terminals and transfer elevators

The amendments to the CGA intend to streamline the CGC operation and eliminate redundant or unnecessary services. A major change is the elimination of mandatory requirements for inward inspection and weighing of grains by the CGC at port terminals and transfer elevators. Inward inspection is a practice of inspecting grain at port terminals or transfer elevators when the grain comes from a domestic grain handling facility, in most cases, primary elevator. Due to the integration of grain handling industry, primary elevators often ship grain to a port terminal or transfer elevator owned by the same company, reducing the need for inspection. If this is not the case and an inspection is necessary, the proposed new system would allow shippers and elevator operators to request weighing and grading by a private service provider authorized by the CGC. Based on the estimate from the federal government, the elimination of redundant services is expected to save about $20 million annually. Many industry stakeholders believe that agricultural producers bear all these costs in the end.

For the producer payment protection program, the CGC would introduce a new insurance-based system to replace the current single option of bonding. The federal government believes the new approach will improve producer protection coverage and reduce licensing costs.

The amendments to the CGA will also eliminate the grain-appeal tribunals. If grade/weight disputes occur, the proposed new system would allow producers and other industry stakeholders to request a binding determination of grade/weight by the CGC. The CGC would provide oversight and the office of the CGC Chief Grain Inspector would be the final decision-making authority for inspection services provided by the private sector. The CGC will continue to establish and maintain standards of Canadian grain quality, and particularly, safeguard the quality of grain for exports. As well, the CGC function in producer rail car administration will remain unchanged.

The CGC has just completed another round of industry consultation on user fees. Many producer organizations and industry stakeholders provided their input to the process. A summary of the consultation findings is available at the CGC website.

In the Budget 2012, the federal government has allocated $44 million over two years to allow the CGC to transition to the new model. The CGC will continue its current statutory functions until August 1, 2013 when the proposed changes and new user fees will take effect.

For more information on the amendments to the CGA, visit the CGC website.

This link on the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada website provides information on the amendments to the CGA.

2013 IPPE – Hiring graduates into agriculture

New International Student Career Program at IPE 2013, January 29 – 31, 2013

IPPE, Atlanta, GA, USA

IPPE 2013, Atlanta, GA, USA

The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association and the USAPEEC International Poultry Development Program (UIPDP) are jointly sponsoring a new International Student Career Program at the 2013 IPE, part of the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE). Held in conjunction with the long-standing USPOULTRY College Student Career Program, the new program has been created to provide companies with an opportunity to interview top students from various countries for industry jobs and internships in the poultry industry in one location.

“UIPDP is pleased to honour Henry Holler, one of the pioneers of our industry, by establishing the Henry L. Holler International Management Studies Fund to support this international student career program,” said UIPDP Chairman Eric Joiner of AJC International. “Henry was one the founders of the USA Poultry & Egg Export Council and served as the first chairman of UIPDP.”

“Several of our interviewing companies have locations outside of the United States and are looking for students to fill positions in various countries. We are excited to offer our interviewing companies an opportunity to meet and talk with these international students,” said John Starkey, President of USPOULTRY.

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 International Student Career Program will be held in conjunction with the College Student Career Program and is scheduled for Tuesday, January 29, through Thursday, January 31. Please do visit Perendale staff at IPPE 2013 – click here for how to find us at stand 1770!

Featured Company: Adifo

Adifo launches BESTMIX® Formulation as a Service
platform

Adifo

Adifo

Nutrition software supplier Adifo has launched a cloud-based
collaborative platform as an extension to BESTMIX®, their profit-driven
feed formulation and recipe management system. The extension platform is
bound to revolutionize the information interchange between nutrition
experts and the outside world to the benefit of all parties involved, including
feed advisors, external partners and customers.
The Formulation as a Service solution – securely implemented in the cloud
– gives users online access to part of a nutrition company’s BESTMIX®
database. Users can retrieve minute-precise market data, rely on up-to-date
equations and use state-of-the-art formulation functionality at any time.
They can also record project or customer-specific data such as purchase
costs and specifications.

Adifo has pioneered a new way of working which will dramatically
improve the collaborative interaction between all parties in the nutrition
company’s value chain.

Account managers and independent consultants will simulate
adaptations to recipes to meet specific customer demands and
evaluate immediately the cost impact of their adaptations.
Internal departments such as marketing, sales and quality
assurance will produce their own data and reports without compromising core data.

External interested parties will be able to sign knowledge
contracts with the nutrition company and take advantage of
nutritional know-how.
Research centres will want to use the system to unlock their
nutritional knowledge to interested parties all over the world.
The formulation department can learn about evolving customer
preferences by analyzing adaptations made by the client.
The Formulation as a Service platform has the additional advantage of
being easy to set up and use. There are no worries for the customer; the
solution even eliminates the need for setting up and maintaining dedicated
laptops for account managers or consultants. What’s more, Adifo backs up
the data and updates the software continuously, leaving the customer care-
free.

This Formulation As A Service platform will be launched and
demonstrated for the first time at the IPPE show: Hall A, booth 3118.

About BESTMIX®

BESTMIX® is Adifo’s profit-driven feed formulation and recipe
management system. It allows nutrition companies to least-cost their
products, taking into account all the quality requirements, factory

specifications, health and safety requirements, availability of ingredients,
purchasing positions and material costs, and environmental and legal
aspects of the business.

About Adifo

Adifo has been a major player in feed-related software solutions for more
than thirty years now. Adifo’s solutions give the customer maximum control
over core processes while guaranteeing the protection of critical business
knowledge. All of Adifo’s solutions are developed and supported by highly
skilled teams with a sound expertise in the nutrition business. The company
invests continually in R&D to develop solutions and services that meet
emerging regulatory requirements, market trends and competitive
challenges. www.adifo.com

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IPPE 2013 Update

Happy new year for 2013 to all members, readers and contributors of the International Milling Directory.

There has been a new press release detailing some finer points of this month’s IPPE convention in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. We are excited and proud to be a media partner and exhibitor at this event from 29-31 January 2013. Do look for us at stand 1700!

International Production & Processing Expo

Exciting times are coming to Atlanta, Georgia, the week of January 28 – February 1, 2013, with the integration of three internationally recognized trade shows joining forces to bring suppliers and buyers together for education, technology exchange and networking encompassing the entire spectrum of farm to table.

The combination of the International Poultry Expo (IPE), International Feed Expo (IFE) and American Meat Institute’s International Meat Expo (IME) will bring in over 25,000 attendees from over 100 countries and over 1,000 exhibitors. The week will feature educational opportunities every day. In addition, the trade show, being held January 29 – 31, is anticipated to feature over 400,000 net square feet of exhibits, placing the show in the top 50 of all trade shows in the United States.

The addition of the American Meat Institute’s (AMI) International Meat Expo will expand the number of processing, further processing and packaging suppliers to the show. Additionally, AMI will be adding several educational programs that week to complement the sessions being offered by the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association and the American Feed Industry Association.

The show provides an excellent opportunity to see the latest developments and technology, get training and updates through the educational programs, and to network and meet people from all over the world to exchange experiences and ideas. This year will feature two networking receptions. On the opening day of the show (Tuesday, January 29), there will be a reception from 4 – 6 p.m. on the floor of the show. On Wednesday, back by popular demand, there be a reception at the Georgia Aquarium, the world’s largest enclosed aquarium.

To see the IPPE 2013 Educational Programs, click here

To see IPPE Schedule At‐A‐Glance, click here 

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Contributer’s Column

We’re signing off for Christmas here at the International Milling Directory (IMD). Since this blog was launched in Spring of this year, 2012, we have seen it develop and become an important part of the IMD.

Traffic has increased to a total of over 2000 hits. Press releases have been published. New members have been introduced. Events have been live blogged.

We can only hope for progress and success in the new year for the IMD as we look ahead to the production cycle and publication of the 2013/14 edition.

Merry Christmas and a happy new year to all.

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Introducing: FineTek

FineTek

Another new member has joined The International Milling Directory.

The Taiwan-based manufacturer is a company dedicated to ‘complete instrumentation solutions’. FineTek’s product line includes a varied and wide quantity of digital controllers and meters, pneumatic products, safety instruments,  level switch transmitters for solid and liquid applications. However all impressive this range of categories are, we are interested most in the manufacture of  the level sensor for silo bulk storage. This product is the key selling point for a justifiable place in the International Milling Directory. This alone is all the more impressive considering their research and development arm is an integral part of the company, which sets a strong “backbone” of the company.

Do see the new listing here at the International Milling Directory online: https://www.internationalmilling.com/company_3940.html

OLAM and GAFTA to speak at the high-profile Soft Commodities Summit: February 2013, Geneva, Switzerland.

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International Milling Directory staff and some members are entering a second day of ISRMAX in Delhi, India. Marking events is something we at Milling International like to do for our readers and International Milling Directory members but we always look ahead to future industry events. One event we are excited about is the Soft Commodities Summit taking place in the scenic city of Geneva, Switzerland in February next year.

The volatile and changing market presents new demands, and the need has arisen to get fresh insights into dealing with priorities in the most effective way. With this in mind, the International Research Network (IRN) brings you an even more focused event with fresh content and sessions on 26-27th February 2013 where you can pick up unrivalled advice and insights on how to develop excellence in every part of your organisation; from building efficient strategies to reducing costs and risks across the supply chain and of course engaging your corporate responsibility towards the crucial new challenges of the industry.

Senior level practitioners across the soft commodities industry will be addressing exclusive presentations over the two days. Olam, Cargill, Armajaro, Ameropa, Louis Dreyfus and HSBC are among the numerous companies involved in the forum this year again. Through interactive presentations, case studies and workshops, their senior-level representatives will be looking at the best practices in terms of reducing costs and driving efficiency within the operations. They will demonstrate in real concrete cases the strategies that can be put in place to help the industry embrace effective approaches to challenges such as sustainability, integration of developing countries, keeping up with the logistical and legal aspects, risk management across the supply chain as well as human and resource asset development.

‘Jagdish Parihar, Managing Director, Natural Fibers Division, Olam International Ltd’ will be discussing the long-term future of agricultural commodities and the key challenges.

‘Pamela Kirby Johnson OBE, Director General, GAFTA’ will be discussing Warehousing – Assessing effective measures and practices in quality control, standards and certification challenges.

Financial institutions and commodity finance specialists will also have a look at the implications of the Euro zone crisis on the industry. The summit is a must-attend event for professionals involved in the soft commodities trading industry, whether they deal with rice, cocoa, cotton, sugar, coffee or grains.

It is a critical point to bring the key players in the industry together once again. SCT 2013 has been designed to allow discussions, benchmarking and networking.

Registration for the summit is open at http://www.softssummit.com/.

Soft Summit 2013