Good morning and welcome again to another installment of GRAPAS 2012, which took place in Thailand earlier this year. GRAPAS is a key event on any calender hanging on the wall of all milling manufacturers, service providers, experts and indeed millers in general.
The event for 2012 played host to many expert speakers and was attended by representatives from Perendale Publishers who are happy to bring you this footage. Today’s episode features Lukas Armatys from Buhler who are an industry leading producer of milling equipment and expert research internationally. Buhler have consistently participated in the various publications with Perendale and can be found in the International Milling Directory.
Just in case you missed our blog about about its launch here is a brief yet insightful video demonstration introducing the new Global-Milling News-feed, the most comprehensive news-portal entirely devoted to the milling industry.
The new website takes its design directly from our PPLAP feature which is available to download for smartphone and its easy navigation and user friendly display makes it an essential tool for industries experts across the globe. Visitors to the website can now easily access its main publications and directories and even commit to yearly subscriptions. There is also relevant links to Perendale’s book review service which provides customers with a sound and unbiased view on industry related literature, and even links you directly to Amazon where you can purchase them… based on a good review of course!
Building upon the success of ISRMAX in India, Pixie Consulting Solutions Ltd. has joined hands with IMPACT Exhibition Management Co. Ltd. to create one of the largest platforms to address the Global Rice, Sugar and Agriculture Industry. ISRMAX Asia 2012 – Asia’s premier agriculture exhibition & conference dedicated to Rice, Sugar and Maize Industry – will take place in Bangkok, Thailand from 29th to 31st August 2012 at IMPACT Exhibition and Convention Centre, Hall 8.
The event will bring together people from all walks connected with the Rice, Sugar and Agriculture Industry namely: milling technologies, infrastructure, traders, institutes, associations, government bodies, and industry experts. With Asia producing over 90% of world rice, it occupies the most prominent position in the world Rice Industry which places this year’s event in its prime location.
Visitors will have the chance to meet over 195 international and local exhibitors showcasing the latest products, services, technology and live demonstrations from the entire value chain from pre-harvest to post-harvest. Notable exhibitors already registered include TN Metal Works, Dunar Food Ltd., T.G. Control Co., Ltd. and Chery Heavy Industry Co. Ltd. who are all industry leaders in their respective fields.
Visitors will be able to increase their industry networks at various conferences such as ”Rice Research: The Way Forward” organized by the Thai Rice Department, Ministry of Agriculture & Cooperative, Thailand Cane Farmer and Sugar Millers. Many other platforms for discussion have also been arranged by ISRMAX, details of which you can find on their website at www.isrmaxasia.net where you can also pre-register your attendance to be one of the 10,000+ expected visitors.
As is becoming my nature at this busy time I am cracking the whip (I’m a nice guy really!) and pleading to any IMD listed company that has shown interest in submitting an equipment guide for IMD 2012/13. The design process has now begun for the directory and with the publishing process due to begin soon it is vital that we receive your completed templates as a matter of urgency.
If you have misplaced or not yet received the product template that you require please contact me and I will send you a new one.
Let’s not forget that this service is provided free-of-charge and your equipment guide won’t just be seen by our 8,072 print subscribers. It will reach the 41,000 (approx.) online readers visiting hosting websites such as Slideshare and Issuu where the IMD is also available and even further still every new company profile page that we create is posted right here on millinginternational. And then there is of course the circa 300,000+ visitors expected on our www.internationalmilling.com expected throughout the year where you profile will be displayed.
I have templates for the following product & service categories, remember to save a completed form as an excel spreadsheet and send it back to me with any altered or additional information that you might have for your specific product.
The Midwestern region of the United States has experienced uncharacteristically hot weather in the last few weeks, which are a crucial time for crop farms. The region otherwise known as the Corn Belt has seen record temperatures reach over 105 Fahrenheit in recent weeks as reported by Reuters.
Drought conditions in the past week across the central United States have intensified, causing damage to crops in Missouri, Indiana and Southern Illinois. Some farmers are being forced into cutting stunted corn for silage, a low grade feed for cattle. The percentage of corn rated Good to Excellent dropped by 8% this week to just 40% and with the forecast of rain expected to miss the areas where it is most needed crop conditions look set stay at dangerously low levels.
The question now for corn crop is ‘just how low will stocks be?’, a stark contrast to initial expectations of a record harvest for 2012.
Corn prices closed at $6.72 per bushel and increased by 21.0% in June due to a substantial deterioration in crop conditions reports AGWeb.com. Fears of tight supplies have also left soybean prices higher, in June prices rose by around 13% just close at $15.13 per bushel.
Wheat stocks as of June 1, 2012 were estimated at 743 million bushels, a 14% decrease from a year prior leading to a 14.2% increase in price for this month at around $7.39 per bushel.
Perendale Publishers has this week launched The Global Milling News, a brand new news-portal devoted entirely to milling. Now agriculturalists, millers, manufacturers and enthusiasts alike can all keep up to date with the latest milling and commodities news from around the world and even search for stories specific to their chosen field.
Thanks to its unique filter and categorization system The Global Milling News will gather over 4,000 stories a day from no less than 2,000 online feeds, which promises to make it the worlds most comprehensive and trusted news-site for the milling industry worldwide.
This continues the much heralded tradition of it’s associate publications such as GFMT, to the extent that even the logo on The Global Milling News page dates back to 1891 when the publication was first established.
Readers will also be able to subscribe to the Global Milling News RSS bringing the world of milling directly to your Google-Reader account or any similar platform they may use. Better still, as a dedicated follower of millinginternational you will be able to read and access all of the news from Global Milling News straight from here by simply scrolling down the right hand column.
We at IMD are very pleased to be associated with this thrilling new venture and consider this to be a great catalyst in discovering new and pioneering ways of connecting the international milling community.
For potential advertising opportunities please contact Darren Parris at Perendale Publishers Ltd.
Now in their 29th year CMT has been hosting the industry elite from all across the world and continues to grow out of its bases in Singapore and Kuala Lumpar. This year some In fast changing business environments where knowledge obsolescence is a feature, CMT events offer the most effective opportunity to narrow the knowledge gaps.
Companies wishing to exhibit or sponsor at the event can do so by following this link. Or indeed if you simply wish to gather more information on the project you can do simply by visiting www.cmtevents.com.
We at IMD have already begun work on improving this already strong relationship with CMT and we look forward to seeing you at their events in the future.
A new service identifying the most relevant events for the milling industry (covering grain, flour, rice, feed and aquafeeds) worldwide. We identify companies in our International Milling Directory who are exhibiting and the products they have to offer so you can plan your attendance in advance.
If you are an event organiser and would like your event listed, click here to apply.
I hope everybody has had productive week and as the summer solstice rolled over so has our deadline for IMD admissions for the 2012/13 printed addition… well almost.
We have already seen such great enthusiasm in your participation for 2012/13 and even as I write this blog there are still so many of you registering with us so for those still thinking about it, stop thinking and start doing, remember it is free to join!
Once again there has been a tremendous amount of you who have contacted me regarding our equipment guides section which is filling up nicely. Thanks to the sheer scale of information we will be processing over the coming weeks, there will be some extra time available for those wishing to take part to submit art-work, etc.
The same applies to anybody wishing to benefit from a Company Profile page. Yesterday I posted some information on them and about the ways in which they could serve to expose your organisation, if you require more information on this I will be happy to receive your call or email.
We are now also taking applications for companies wishing to place adverts in IMD 2012/13, offering an extensive range of options to suit you. From quarter-page to full-page you can decide what size and and in what section you wish to place your advert, which will appear in print and online where it will stay for at least 5 years. Each new advert you place will be posted here on millinginternational and also in your profile page on the IMD website.
Anybody interested in advertising with IMD should contact me to discuss the most suitable option for you.
In the mean time let me take this opportunity to thank you for your participation so far in making IMD the most effective tool for connecting the world’s milling community. Publishing begins on Monday so be sure to take one last look at your print options for IMD 2012/13 over the next 48hours and enjoy your weekends!