The International Milling Directory is pleased to welcome GO EST S.r.l. as a new member.
GO EST S.r.l. is a consulting business intermediation agency whose activities are dedicated to foreign companies aiming to boost their international operations and investments, increase profits dealing and trading with Russia, CIS and former USSR countries.
Their synopsis states:
GO EST S.r.l. is an international business intermediation agency granting: assistance in trading with Russia, ex USSR countries and worldwide, agricultural commodities’ brokerage and import export activity. GO EST S.r.l. provides regular supplies of genuine cereals (wheat, rye, corn, barley, buckwheat etc.), flour, peas, chick-peas, oilseeds (rape, sunflower, flax seeds, rapeseed & sunflower oils, potato starch, sugar; chicken meat, beef; origin Russia, Kazakhstan (Custom Union) and Ukraine, under the supervision of the Russian Grain Union. GO EST promotes Russian agricultural products, ambitious in further international development, enlarging markets up to Latin America, Asia, Africa, etc. It strives to offer its partners competitive prices and time of delivery that emphasizes its advantage over other suppliers.
Registration is also still open for the new edition – register or update your listing in time for July’s publication of the new edition of the International Milling Directory 2013/14 – click here!
Leading global food-safety diagnostic experts Romer Labs have announced the launch of a new product for an effective clean-up prior to multi-mycotoxin analysis. The MycoSpinTM 400 Multitoxin column enhances the performance of LC-MS/MS methods and promises straightforward sample preparation with no limitations by molecular mass of the analyte
The machines cleanup columns, in conjunction with BiopureTM 13C labeled internal standards, achieve new performance levels in LC-MS/MS analysis and furthermore, BiopureTM 13C isotope-labeled internal standards overcome the ionization effect by stabilizing the system to the effects of signal suppression and signal enhancement.
Thanks to 30years of experience, Romer Labs has developed a series of method applications using this new approach of a MycoSpinTM cleanup with BiopureTM internal standards. These methods are validated for the simultaneous detection of multiple mycotoxins in cereal grains, mixed feeds, and corn, including corn by-products.
Romer Labs is the leading company in LC-MS/MS applications for multi-mycotoxin analysis. Its broad range of innovative products include the largest portfolio of reference materials worldwide, as well as a series of cleanup-columns for extract purification ranging from the well-known MycoSep® columns to specific antibody-based immunoaffinity StarLineTM columns.
Romer Labs, founded in Washington, in 1982 is a leading developing manufacturer of test kits for food allergens, food pathogens, mycotoxins, veterinary drug residues and other food contaminants. The company also operates four accredited, full-service laboratories on three continents. Romer Labs has facilities in Austria, Brazil, China, Malaysia, Singapore, UK and the USA. For more than 30 years, Romer Labs has been a trusted partner for the food and feed industry worldwide.
Good morning/evening (dependent on where you are reading joining us from) to our valued readers. Today I would like to draw your attention to our exciting online news-portal that is gathering rapid momentum as well as international milling news.
The Global Milling News sources updates on events, products, company activities and just about any news related to the international milling industry using advanced techniques in news gathering from across the internet. You can even find links to our previous blogs there as well as articles by our associated publications such as Grain & Feed Milling Technology magazine or indeed the Global Miller.
Using the simple drop down menu on the left hand side you can also search for articles related to your specific area of interest using key words such as, Agriculture or Mills and even narrow your search down to key topics such as Soybean Harvest.
The Global-Milling News portal continuously hunts for news and is therefore always updating and it even organizes articles by their relevance and rating to save you the time and the trouble of wading through news that is irrelevant to you. This can be even more tailored to your needs simply by subscribing to the RSS feed where the news can be sent directly to you.
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Pssst… Just to let you know, you can even submit news to us here at Perendale where we will distribute and expose it across the cyber world. So why not give it a try and send us a press release at email@example.com.
The global price of wheat has increased by an astounding 30% over the past 12 months – which according to the UK based National Farmers Union (NFU), has put massive pressure on farmers who buy grain to feed their livestock.
NFU President Peter Kendal was discussing the worst wheat growth in the UK since the 1980’s when he said, “The challenge for the pig and poultry market is trying to make sure that retailers pay a fair price, because in pigs 50% of the cost is grain, poultry it’s 60% – and these farmers at the moment, because the prices haven’t responded yet, they’re actually saying I’m not going to fill my sheds with poultry or pigs any more.”
The problems faced by farmers in the UK and the global increase in wheat prices are both adding to fears over rises in food prices reports the BBC News wesbsite. But The extreme weather has taken its toll on the amount of food produced and the quality of food and grain.
Martyn Jones, from the Morrisons supermarket chain, said that, for example, carrots were not quite as sweet as previous years, and the available volumes of some food was down – about 25% across most potatoes and root crops.
The worst hit areas in the UK this summer were in the South-West where a huge proportion of UK crops are produced. Ian Johnson, south-west England spokesman for the NFU, said this year’s weather had led to a “mixed picture” for arable farmers.
He said while wheat crops had suffered, winter barley yields were up 1.6%; spring barley yields were down 7.4% and oilseed rape yields were up 5.9%.
But still for some such as Paul Harris, an arable farmer in Dorset, the difficulties look set to continue. He said, “I’ve been farming now for 40 years and it’s the worst harvest I have ever known.”
More about NFU…
POOR specific weights stand out in provisional results from the HGCA Cereal Quality Survey for 2012 reports Farmers Guardian (FG). Wheat average specific weight figures are down considerably on those seen in recent seasons.
According to the report the average specific weight for harvest to date is considerably lower than in recent seasons, at 71.9kg/hl against 78.7kg/hl in 2011 and a three-year average of 77.5kg/hl.
Average specific weights in the South East are 72.1kg/hl, were down 6.8 per cent on the three-year average and in the East 72.2kg/hl, that deficit is 7.4 per cent – some of the lowest on record since 1977.
The average Hagberg Falling Number (HFN) for harvest to date is 267 seconds, compared with 269 in 2011, which has been lower than average so far. But,”has been within acceptable levels” according to HGCA market specialist Charlotte Garbutt.
However FG has suggested that early results show protein levels are slightly higher, although there is a bias towards quality wheats (59 per cent of the wheat samples included in the provisional results came from NABIM groups 1 and 2).
Average protein content for harvest to date is 12.7 per cent, compared with 12 per cent for final 2011 results and the three- year average of 11.8 per cent.
The results indicate that 26 per cent of the 4,032 NABIM group 1 and 2 samples received met a medium quality bread wheat specification (74kg/hl specific weight, 180 HFN, 12.5 per cent protein) but only 4 per cent of group 1 samples met full bread milling specifications.
Mrs Garbutt said, “The overriding reason for such a low achievement of full specification is the specific weight quality criteria.
“Only 17 per cent of all NABIM group 1 samples collected for 2012 to date have achieved 76kg/hl, compared to 92 per cent last year.”
According to FG the provisional 2012 estimates for barley show a lower specific weight and poorer screenings compared to a year ago but nitrogen content levels are better.
Hello again to our valued subscribers and listed companies.
It has been a very busy few months here at IMD HQ and we are just about to reach the top of that mountain as the countdown has now begun for companies to submit EVERYTHING to appear in IMD 2012/2013 the 21st printed edition of the worlds most comprehensive guide for the milling industry across the world.
If you want to be part of it, here’s what you need to do by 17:30 GMT on Friday August 24th, 2012.
– Visit www.internationalmilling.com and register your company (if you haven’t already).
– Check your contact details, category listings and make changes where you need to.
– Make sure that you have got everything you need in terms of company logos, synopsis, adverts and equipment guides (please do get in touch asap if any of these are of concern to you!).
– Equipment Guides must be submitted (if somehow you have missed any of my numerous reminders and info packs please check our archive for information on them)
– Submit ALL relevant artwork for your adverts, equipment guides and company profile pages.
– ORDER your copy of IMD 2012/2013.
Once you have ticked all of these boxes… relax. We’ll do the rest.
All the best