Introducing: Elit

The International Milling Directory is pleased to welcome Elit as a new member. Elit started out as an enzyme, flour improver and technical bakery ingredients Istanbul, Turkey. They have amassed great resources, staff and knowledge and are currently also writing a specially-commissioned article for Grain & Feed Milling Technology magazine, to be published soon.

Today we are pleased to register Elit for the 2014-15 edition. Please see their membership page now online at: https://www.internationalmilling.com/company_5443.html

Their corporate synopsis is also here:-

As being a new organization, Elit Gida that has been taking place in the sector since 2004, is the conclusion of knowledge, experience and activities accumulated by the 15 years experiences. It displays activity in this sector regarding the subjects, starting from wheat to the conversion of wheat to flour, and coming to our tables as being various bakery products, and making up the technique and technological deficiencies and problems during these progresses.

Solving of the problems regarding the wheat quality in the agricultural conditions of our country and providing of the flour standardization, are possible with a proper laboratory service and the developers, which were prepared according to the wheat variations. Our main working logic is to conflate the dynamics, which are necessary for proper production of the wheat in accordance with its purpose and to create synergy.

We have been providing consultancy services to wheat manufacturers in our country and abroad as well as presenting wheat developers and additives as product to flour plants.

For this purpose, in order to present the truest solutions to our customers in the shortest time, we will continue to be your reliable partner for solution of any kind of problems, regarding R&D Studies, presentation and selling with quality responsibility, within the borders those were generally accepted by the official authorities of the world and within the frame of the laws, with our personality opens to development and innovations and our expertise staff as well.

Their website homepage, www.elit.com.tr is an interesting place and point of contact if you wish to find out more.

If you wish to register your company online with the International Milling Directory, then please go to our International Milling Directory website for registration. Please also remember to update your membership here too!

 

 

The Alltech Poultry Seminar

With high feed costs, increased government regulations and consumer demands intensifying, the future of the poultry industry is difficult to predict. This was the focus of Alltech’s 10th Poultry Solutions Seminar, held in Hannover, Germany on the 12th of November, where a number of distinguished poultry industry experts gave presentations on their cutting edge research and on the issues that they believe will be of most importance.

Antibiotic resistance is getting more and more publicity and governments are starting  to take notice. Dr. Marcel Boereboom, of the Royal Dutch Society for Veterinary Medicine, discussed the impact this is having on the Dutch industry, following a study by the Dutch Health Council. He described how the government of the Netherlands have, to date, banned certain antibiotics and implemented a targeted reduction of 50% (of 2009 levels) of the total amount of antibiotics used in food producing animals by 2013. This has had a huge impact on how poultry is produced.

Focussing on how to deal with this issue was Professor Stephen Collett from the University of Georgia. He recommended a shift in emphasis in gut health management, from working against pathogens, to working with the intestinal microbial community. This involves improving performance by accelerating the evolution and maintaining the stability of favourable intestinal microbiota. The three most important areas of an effective intestinal health management programme include: “seeding” the gut with favourable organisms, “feeding” the favourable organisms and “weeding” out the unfavourable organisms.

Professor Roselina Angel, of the University of Maryland, described to attendees at the Poultry Solutions Seminar research on how neonatal conditioning, resulting in epigenetic changes shows great promise in terms of improving phosphorus (P) utilisation. “By applying a moderate P deficiency in young chicks, the bird is conditioned to utilise P more efficiently throughout its life. The timing of the conditioning is critical and requires a clear understanding of skeletal growth, the main driver of calcium (Ca) and P requirements,” she explained.

Controlling campylobacter, a bacteria that poses no danger to poultry, but is the leading cause of human bacterial gastroenteritis, was the topic of Professor Frank Pasmans’ presentation, researched at Ghent University. When a single bird is infected, the infection spreads quickly through the flock, resulting in the majority of birds being colonised within only a few days after Campylobacter entry. He explained how, overall, the outlook is bleak if the flock has been infected but results of recent studies, using oral administration of bovine or chicken immunoglobulins of hyper-immunised animals and the use of bacteriocins to limit caecal colonisation, look promising. “We are still quite a way from commercialised products but the future does seem to be positive,” he explained.

To deal with unpredictable feed costs and an inconsistent supply, Professor David Roland of Auburn University,  recommends his “econometric approach to the feeding of layers. “Feeding correctly is challenging because nutrient requirements and dietary levels needed for optimal returns are continually changing” said Prof. Roland as he opened his talk.

He presented his calculation tool called Econometrics to attendees, demonstrating how optimal econometric feeding can improve performance, returns and help regulate feed and egg prices at the same time.

For a more detailed account of the talks at the Solutions Seminars visit www.alltech.com/blog

Record Breaking Year for Eurotier 2012

It was a bumper week in Hannover last week (13-16th) as nearly 200,000 animal husbandry farmers & experts and international visitors attended Eurotier 2012.

The worlds largest exhibition of its kind, Eurotier brought together 2,445 direct exhibitors including Perendale Publishers who were media-supporters for the event. Dr. Reinhard Grandke, Chief Executive Officer for Deutsche Landwirtschafts-Gesellschaft (DLG) who organized it announced that, “EuroTier 2012 has reached new record levels,” when speaking to the press in HaNnover at the close of EuroTier on 16 November 2012.

Perhaps more compelling proof of Eurotier’s stature of success this year has to be that half of the 2,445 that exhibited had come from outside of Germany, representing a 40% increase on 2010.  The number of visitors was also up by 10% this year on the previous forum, 160,000 of them went for the latest information and future technology which is crucial to farming in the 21st century.

A stand-alone feature of the new look Eurotier was the unique program addressing feed and animal health which is an essential

Akzo Nobel, were one of the industry leading companies that Darren had the pleasure of meeting.

sector of the industry with around 22% of the IMD being made up of companies who specialize in animal-feed based activities. Perendale Publishers very own International Sales and Marketing Manager, Darren Parris, managed to catch up with some who attended including AB Vista, Norel and Sonac. He said, “I’ve loved meeting up with so many of them with this being my first Eurotier, you get so much more out of meeting people in person and to have everybody under one roof has been fantastic.”

BioEnergy remains a very important subject as we continue to try and source safer and more economical ways of fueling the planet. BioEnergy Decentral reported a constant number of around 42,000 visitors. Despite the current market situation in Germany, the share of international visitors increased by 12% compared with 2010, which is attributable above all to the technology leadership in this industry.

We’ll have more from our Eurotier round-up over the coming days, and work has already begun on planing for the next EuroTier which will be held in Hannover from 11 to 14 November 2014. In the meantime why don’t you tell us your favourite story from the show by commenting on this article, you can also comment on our twitter page @IMD12.

We at Perendale wish to thank everybody that we spoke to throughout the event and look forward to seeing you again soon!

Until next time

Alex Rogers

IMD Coordinator

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Chopin Book Their Place at IBA Trade Show 2012. Have You?

The CHOPIN Technologies team are one of the first to announce their attendance to IBA 2012. The trade show will be held at the new Trade Fair Center in Munich on September 16-21, 2012 and Chopin are inviting you to come find out about their products and services for the cereal industry at their booth B.5.440.

Those of you familiar with Chopin will most likely be aware of their diverse range of state of the art technologies, however for those who aren’t Chopin will promoting the following products at the show:

Infraneo Junior, a near infra-red analyzer specifically designed for the milling and baking industry, for instantaneous quality control of wheat and flours;

Mixolab, to study dough during mixing and baking, with what is currently the most innovative instrument for rheological analysis;

SDmatic, to control and monitor starch damage;
CT center, the new CHOPIN Technologies training center.

To find out more information about IBA Trade Show 2012 and to purchase tickets you should visit www.iba.de. If you are exhibiting at the event be sure to let us know here at IMD.

Alex Rogers

IMD Coordinator