Brief introduction to Godrej Plant, India

Godrej project

Godrej Project was located in Hanuman Junction, 60 miles east of Vijayawada, India. The value of contract is worth 4.9 million dollars. The project includes two extruded fish feed production lines, and two shrimp feed production lines. They are all made of steel, with electric control equipments. Fish feed production lines and shrimp feed production lines are separated into two main workshops. Godrej Project used Famsun’s full-set shrimp feed production equipments, the extruder, dryer, grinder, and supporting facility are bought from other companies.

This project’s construction began on 1st August 2013. On 1st May 2014, the extruded fish feed production lines had been accepted and delivered. Soon after, on 6th June 2014, the shrimp feed production lines constructed by Famsun had been accepted and delivered successfully.

Now, Famsun is undertaking the project of Acigodrej in Bangladesh, which is a joint venture from the local company ACI and Indian Godrej. This facility will also be a feed manufacture branch.

 

Optivite Introduces Its New Corporate Brand Representing A Renewed Customer Focus And Global Reach

Optivite is one of the UK’s largest animal nutrition businesses announces the introduction of their new corporate branding which includes, a new logo, corporate website, packaging and informational literature.
New Brand Logo Blue
This refreshed new image is the first for the company since 1996 when Optivite began to implement its ambitious international expansion plans.  Since then Optivite has experienced rapid growth and today operates in over 57 countries across six continents.  This new branding effectively communicates the company’s global reach, whilst reinforcing those values and qualities which have made Optivite the success that it is today.

David Bullen, CEO Anpario Plc the parent company of Optivite said “We are really proud of this new branding which builds on our investment in the Optivite brand.  Optivite was founded by a group of animal nutritionists and the company has a long history of producing science led products that deliver industry leading results, backed up by best in-class customer support.  We wanted to develop a brand that encompasses this and we think we have delivered just that.  This re-brand was undertaken on the back of in depth customer research.  We asked our customers how we could better support their businesses and their feedback was integral to what we are announcing today”.

The rebrand covers an updated logo which represents the global nature of the business as well as what the business represents, “The perfect mix of science & support”.  A clear colour palette which defines core ranges has also been introduced which runs across packaging and informational literature, allowing for easy navigation of Optivite’s product offering.  A range of brochures have been developed which are clear and concise and the website has also been optimised to enable an improved customer experience.

Optivite Ultrabond Bag
Optivite continues to expand its operations across new and existing markets, delivering leading edge nutritional products and expertise to feed and food producers globally.  Should you wish to know more about Optivite and our range of products visit www.optivite.com or call our customer service team on +44 (0)1909 537380.

VIV China 2014: new opportunities for the global feed to meat industry

From September 23-25 VIV China 2014 kicks off in Beijing. In its role as platform for animal production and meat processing, VIV China showcases the industry’s latest developments. At VIV China, ‘feed to meat’ brings together supply and demand within the complete animal protein chain.

VIV China 2014 is an international feed to meat trade show for buyers, producers and end users active in livestock production (poultry, pork, fish and cattle) and the meat processing industry. Attending VIV China 2014 brings you the opportunity to meet with not only China’s global business partners, but with representatives from China’s seven most important production regions, key buyers and influencers as well.

Visitors will be able to connect with international companies from the feed to meat industry including producers of industrial feed processing equipment, industrial feed supplies and raw materials, producers of feed, feed ingredients and additives, animal health and breeding experts, producers of farm and slaughter equipment and many more.

 

Special theme: International China Summit

Following the success of 2012, the International China Summit returns to Beijing on September 20-22 as a special theme in the Kuntai Hotel, preceding VIV China. A three-day programme packed with a wide range of conferences on trends & developments. This summit will start with an international poultry forum on Saturday, followed by the Aquatic China Conference on Sunday, the China pork outlook to 2015 and all-specie walk-in sessions on Monday, before eventually being closed with the Plenary Conference on Monday afternoon. With the International China Summit, VIV China has yet again a promising run up to the main event.

 

Positive energy

VIV China 2014 is set to be a quality event with high level visitors, a lot of international delegations, people from upcoming economies and a Chinese business audience that is focused on innovation. A trade show drenched with nothing less than positive energy and enthusiasm for the animal protein industry in China. With congresses, seminars and receptions before, during and after the event this has become a networking platform that matters and an exhibition that the top of the industry will attend.

 

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VIV China 2014 will be held at the NCIEC in Beijing, China on September 23-25, 2014. For more information about VIV China and other VIV trade shows, please visit www.viv.net.

 

Cereals 2014 and the Milling Wheat Challenge 2014

nabim

nabim – Group 1 Breadmaking Wheat Varieties

CEREALS 2014

 

Cereals UK was ye again a great event, and some of the best-known UK companies joined together to exhibit at a new location near Cambridge, UK.

An expected total of 26,000 visitors to over 500 stands made this annual outdoors exhibition a great time for all. In the “Post-Harvest Technologies” sections there were some great displays of machinery, products and services. The International Milling Directory was distributed to many visitors and exhibitors there. Some of the stands we visited were: HGCA, nabim, Bayer CropScience, Chief Industries UK, DanCorn, Guttridge, Cropmech, Bentall Rowlands and Satake.

The new animal feed section at HGCA’ s stand was of great interest to us at the International Milling Directory. There were some great pieces of information at the animal feed section, one advertised fact that 57% of UK wheat goes to animal feed seemed to be a very high number, that was assured to be true!

nabim also were hosted again in the HGCA stand, they were handing out 500 gram bags of flour at their stand. The UK grown and milled strong white bread flour was produced using nabim Group 1 breadmaking wheat varieties and was a great freebie.

 

 

MILLING WHEAT CHALLENGE 2014

nabim, supported by HGCA, announced the three farmer finalists for the 2014 Milling Wheat Challenge at the Cereals Event on Wednesday 11th June. Now in its fifth year, the aim of the Challenge is to find the country’s best milling wheat grower.

The 2014 finalists are:

  • Robert Chapman, South Lodge Farm, Barnwell, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
  • Rick Davies, Newton Lodge, Clifton Reynes, Buckinghamshire
  • Joseph Edwards, Boddington Estates, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
(Photo l-r: Finalist Rick Davies, his father Mike, finalist Robert Chapman, his father Bob and finalist Joseph Edwards)

(Photo l-r: Finalist Rick Davies, his father Mike, finalist Robert Chapman, his father Bob and finalist Joseph Edwards)

As in previous years, the standard of the entries has remained very high and the judges had a tough job selecting the finalists.

Each of the finalists farm significant areas with wheat as their main crop. All three are forward-thinking, very technically competent and consistently grow quality crops of bread-making wheats.

The Challenge has become established as a formal recognition by Britain’s flour millers of how the country’s best growers combine attention to detail with end-customer awareness and business acumen to create a win: win for the whole wheat chain.

Judging of the three finalists will take place in June and July when visits will be made to their farms. Detailed discussions will take place with the growers themselves, their crops will be walked and inspections made of any storage facilities.

The judges for 2014 are Martin Savage from nabim, HGCA Head of Regional Development Richard Laverick and Mark Ireland, a Lincolnshire farmer and “Farmers Weekly Arable Farmer of the Year 2009”.

The finalists, together with leaders from the UK wheat supply chain, will be invited to a celebration dinner hosted by nabim at the Ritz Hotel in London where the winning grower will be announced.

2nd Global Milling Conference – Live Update

The International Milling Directory has been excited to hear from our colleagues in Bangalore, India at the close of the second and final day of the 2nd Global Milling Conference.
This conference was held with delegates able to also visit VIV India, which was also in Bangalore in the same week.
A report is below giving a great insight into how this conference went and a look ahead to the next one in 2015.

Roger Gilbert from the International Milling Directory speaks at the 2nd Global Milling Conference, Bangalore, India on April 24th 2014

Roger Gilbert from the International Milling Directory speaks at the 2nd Global Milling Conference, Bangalore, India on April 24th 2014

There was great excitement on the closing day of the 2nd Global Milling Conference today when scientist Dr Sourav Kumar of the International School of Milling Technology at the Central Food Technological Research Institute in Mysore, India, announced the introduction of a new ‘milk’ product made exclusively from wheat germ and which can sell at one-third the current retail price for milk – and which has twice the nutritional content.
Dr Kumar believes that this new product – which a team of 12 scientists developed over an 11-month period – offers India’s malnourished an affordable nutritional drink that will aid growth and development in children and help overcome health issues afflicting adults, such as staving off the development of cancerous cells.
While there is a certain amount of skepticism associated with stories of this nature, on this occasion Dr Kumar samples of his milk product on display – along with a soup broth made from the same processed wheat germ and served to delegates at lunch – tasted like fresh drinking yoghurt. From our personal opinion, the muffin made from the same wheat germ product was rather dry but otherwise very acceptable!
While feeding the world’s hungry might not be upper most in the mind of flour millers (but which this writer believes should be), there is an added advantage for millers who produce flour from this wheat germ product – the resulting flour has an extended shelf life when processed into bread and bakery products. Patents have been applied for the process involved as it is believed by the institute that this wheat germ product could have widespread appeal in many countries including those struggling to provide drinking milk for their populations and where flour milling is carried out. Grain & Feed Milling Technology (GFMT) website will carry a full report on this exciting development in the May-June 2014 edition.
Meanwhile, some 95 people attended the first day of the 2nd Global Milling Conference and some 55 on the second day. Number were not as high as expected due to the Glance2014 (Global Animal Nutrition) Conference held on animal nutrition and involving feed manufacturing in Bangalore over the preceding three days.
However, those who did attend heard from 20 highly quality speakers on topics ranging from millers and feeding a growing world population through to methods and techniques to avoid waste in the chain of production from harvest through to final product.
Many of the presentations have been recorded on video and will be made available on the Grain & Feed Milling Technology (GFMT) website in due course. Other papers will be carried in up-coming editions of the Grain & Feed Milling Technology magazine.
Perendale Publishers and Assocom-India co-hosted this event and plan to host the next 3rd Global Milling Conference in India in September 2015.
The organisers would like to express their thanks to all the speakers and sponsors, including our main sponsor VIV India, for their support in making this a successful event!

Inspire Forum

The International Milling Directory is pleased to announce a great update from an event chaired by one of its member companies. AB Vista‘s Research Director Mike Bedford provided a great platform for the industry of feed nutrition to expose some great research for knowledge and understanding. A report direct from the forum is below in this post.

 

INSPIRE FORUM HIGHLIGHTS COMPLEX NATURE OF PLANT NSPs AND THE FACTORS THAT INFLUENCE THEIR NUTRITIONAL IMPACT

The inaugural Inspire: Non-starch Polysaccharide (NSP) Forum got underway yesterday with 80 delegates from 23 countries hearing presentations aimed at generating a deeper understanding of the complex structures of plant NSPs and the factors that influence their nutritional impact. It was the first of three sessions across the three days of the Forum looking, respectively at aspects of the NSP substrate, the impact of fibre on animal nutrition and feed enzyme solutions to improve efficacy and sustainability.

Chairing this first session, AB Vista Research Director Mike Bedford highlighted the importance of understanding how NSPs were synthesised and structured when the target was to achieve effective and targeted breakdown using exogenous enzymes.

The process by which cellulose is synthesised was outlined by Dr Staffan Persson of the Max Planck Institute. This was followed by a review of the arabinoxylan structure of cereal grains using a fluorescently-labelled inactivated xylanase by Joran Verspeet of KU Leuven, a technique which also highlighted clear evidence of specificity between different xylanases and different arabionoxylan structures.

Stan Cauvain of Baketran then discussed the experience of the breadmaking industry in using xylanases to overcome the water retaining ability of grain NSPs to maintain bread quality. It was problem that had grown considerably as demand for high fibre wholemeal bread increased during the past 30 years.

Mr Cauvain stated: “The problem is that we have very little idea of why xylanase works in breadmaking. We know how to control the results, but we don’t know exactly what is happening in terms of the interaction between the enzyme and grain quality.”

Mr Cauvain also highlighted the enormous challenge faced by his industry due to the variability in fibre content between flour batches, between flour types and between growing seasons. The inability to reliably predict response to xylanase addition – or the effect of the xylanase inhibitors known to be present in some grains – meant a heavy reliance on extensive and regular trial and error screening, a situation with considerable parallels in the feed industry.

The session closed with a presentation by Dr Per Aman of the Swedish University of Agricultural Science, who discussed the challenges faced when trying to analyse plant fibre.

“None of the methodologies currently used produce exactly the same substrate conditions as found in the animal gut,” he stated. “In terms of the characteristics important to animal nutrition, the molecular structure of the fibre component can be hugely important, as can agronomic conditions.

“For example, the branching on the xylose backbone of arabinoxylan molecules dictates the extent of viscosity effects, as well as how and where xylanases can act to break down those long-chain molecules. Differences between growing sites can also exceed varietal differences, and a detailed knowledge of these factors is essential when looking to understand xylanase activity.”

Those interested in receiving the latest information before and during the forum can follow @inspireforum or the #nspforum hashtag on Twitter. A full list of speakers can be found at inspireforum.com.

Introducing: Degpa Foreign Trading Co.

Today thDegpaInternational Milling Directory welcomes Degpa Foreign Trading Co.

Degpa Co. imports and exports all kind of flour, salt, animal feed, boiled and pounded wheat, agricultural machines and the spare parts of these machines. In addition, Degpa distributes and transports building materials, electric materials and different kind of products inside and outside the country.

Degpa’s company synopsis reads as follows:

Turnkey design, manufacture and installation of flour, semolina mills;Compact flour mills, Building floor type flour mills, Semolina mills, Wheat & Maize flour mills, Silos for grain storage, Grain cleaning equipment: Elevators, Separator, Destoner, Horizontal scourer, Milling equipment, Rollermill, Plansifter / Sifters-Purifier, Bran finishers, Screw conveyors, etc, Airlocks European quality at affordable prices!

Their entry on the International Milling Directory Online has just been approved – check it out HERE!

Don’t forget – register or update your listing in time for the July publication of the new edition of the International Milling Directory 2013/14 –  click here!