Seminar: drive your business at full speed. How feed industry-specific IT solutions support your business.

International Milling Directory member Adifo are holding a conference at the Lotus F1 team centre near Oxford in the UK.

When: 17 November 2015
Where: Lotus F1 team centre, Enstone, Oxfordshire, UK

Feed Seminar

You are active in the feed manufacturing or trading industry and you want to be updated on which tools can boost your business? Stay ahead of the pack and join this free seminar at the Lotus F1 team centre.

Invitation

Get introduced to specialized tools for the feed, premix, petfood and trading industry. Have a fun day at the Lotus F1 team centre, network with fellow feed manufacturers over a Belgian beer and be inspired on getting the most out of your business.

For whom?

For general managers, financial controllers, nutritionists, IT managers, purchase managers, R&D managers, QA managers and traders.

Why attend?

Draw inspiration from the testimonials of fellow entrepreneurs. Learn how software supports their business processes: from profit-driven feed formulation to customer-oriented services, from well-considered purchase and risk management and thorough quality control to sound management decisions. Learn what the cloud can mean for the feed industry.

Agenda 17/11

09.00 – 09.45 Coffee and cake

09.45 – 11.15 Session 1

  • 09.45 – 10.30  Feeding 9 billion people in a sustainable way. How to cope with volatility and the need for transparancy – by Jan Nickolai, expert agri commodities sourcing
  • 10.40 – 11.15  Case study: Mole Valley Farmers – Implementation highlights,  by Alan Parsons, CRM manager at Mole Valley Farmers Ltd.

11.15 – 11.30 Coffee break
11.30 – 13.00 Session 2

  • 11.30 – 12.15 MILAS-AX: Added value for feed and milling – by Valerina De Lille, Operations manager ERP at Adifo
  • 12.20 – 13.00 Using cloud and big data. Discovering opportunities in the Supply Chain – by Reinhart De Lille, R&D manager at Adifo

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch + time to try your luck on the F1 Simulator or the Batak machine
14.00 – 15.10 Session 3

  • 14.00 – 14.30 Business case:  Pågen AB – assuring availability and quality of Sweden’s favorite bread products – by Jacob Malmros, Business Solutions IT manager at Pågen AB
  • 14.40 – 15.10  BESTMIX LIMS – How to capitalize on smart quality management – by Paul Smolders, BESTMIX LIMS product manager at Adifo

15.10 – 15.30 Coffee break

15.30 – 16.00 Final session

  • 15.30 – 16.00  Formulation as a Service. How to use cloud-based technology in the formulation industry – by Karel Vervaet, BESTMIX development manager at Adifo

16.00 – 17.00 Pit stop challenge (prize for the winner)
17.00 – 18.00 Beer tasting + networking

Register

Fidel Castro’s daughter to offer unique perspective on Cuba’s history and future at Oilseed & Grain Trade Summit

 

BOSTON, August 11, 2015 – After half a century, discussions are progressing to restore full diplomatic relations with Cuba, including lifting the trade embargo. How will this affect the estimated $1.2 billion worth of trade opportunities with the U.S, particularly in the ag sector?

Alina Fernandez, daughter of Fidel Castro, Cuba’s leader for nearly 50 years, will begin to answer this question during her keynote address at the 10th annual Oilseed & Grain Trade Summit, which will be held next month in Minneapolis, Minn. In her presentation “Unique Perspective on Cuba by Fidel Castro’s Daughter” on Wednesday, September 30 at 5:30 p.m., Fernandez will share insight on her very unique relationship with Cuba, the changes the nation has undergone in the past few decades, and the economic opportunities that lie ahead.

Alina Fernandez

Alina Fernandez

A strong advocate of her uncle Raúl Castro’s regime, Fernandez will highlight the positive economic, political and agricultural changes in Cuba since his reign of power began in 2008. This includes presenting the details of the current agricultural relationship between the U.S. and Cuba, and what post-embargo Cuba might look like for U.S. agriculture.

During subsequent sessions on Thursday, October 1, a group of agricultural experts on Cuba will elaborate on the potential impacts of a lifting of the trade embargo, outlining the specific opportunities and challenges that improved relations will present for the oilseed and grains sectors.

This panel discussion, “Capturing the Market Opportunity in Cuba and the Caribbean Basin” will bring to the forefront the plausible implications of this historic shift in diplomatic relations by experts in the field, including:

 

  • Ron Gray, past chairman (2015), U.S. Grains Council
  • Bill Messina, agricultural economist, University of Florida
  • Thomas Marten, manager, Stark County Farm Bureau of Illinois

 

The Oilseed & Grain Trade Summit is the premier annual event providing actionable content and networking opportunities for key decision makers in the global oilseed (soybeans, canola/rapeseed, sunflower seed and oil palm) and feed grain (corn, wheat, sorghum and barley) value chains.

 

Hosted by HighQuest Group, the 2015 Summit will be held at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, September 30-October 2. Learn more and register with a 10% discount using code: PR#3-OGTS15 at www.oilseedandgrain.com. Or join the conversation on Twitter @oilseedandgrain, Facebook and Linkedin.

 

 

 

News: IAOM MEA – Dubai 2015

Mr Essa al Ghurair from al Ghurair Resources, Local Host and Farewell Cocktail Dinner Sponsor of the 26th Annual IAOM MEA Conference & Expo has written a letter to the milling industries with key news and details about the events later this year in Dubai:–
IAOM MEA 2015

IAOM MEA 2015

Dear Colleagues,
I would like to personally invite you to the 26th Annual IAOM MEA District Conference & Expo happening on 31st October to 3rd November 2015 at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), UAE.
This year, we’ll transform DWTC Sheikh Maktoum Hall‘s 3,800 sqm floor area into a ConFex venue combining conference, expo, lunch and coffee break areas. This will certainly increase interaction among delegates, exhibitors, and visitors.I’m also delighted to inform you that the Expois sold out with almost 130 stands booked by over 100 companies including machinery manufacturers, food processing, and packing companies.

IAOM MEA Leadership Council and Education Committee members worked closely with speakers to develop a highly educational conference program featuring technical, what’s new, feed milling, and trading topics:

  • New Industrial Process for Whole Wheat Flour/ Old Stone Mills/ Chakki Mills
  • Alternative Pest Management for Grain, Food & Feed Processing Facilities
  • Replacement of Azodicarbonamide (ADA) in Flour Treatment & Baking Improvers
  • Mid Chain Fatty Acids (MCFA) Applications and Benefits in Agribusiness
  • Reduced Feed Cost & Improved Performance with Altered Feed Particle Size
  • Binder Technologies for Food and Feed
  • Global Grain Trade Trends–The Importance of the Supply Chain
  • Managing Strategies & Price Risks for Flour Milling Firms
  • US, Black Sea, Canadian, Baltic Sea, Australian, French Markets Outlook
Reputable industry speakers, market leaders, and distinguished professors from North Carolina State University, and North Dakota State University will deliver high-calibre presentations, and engage with you during the panel Q&A sessions.Marketing keynote speaker will be Mr. Keith Chambers, Marketing Expert to the Fortune 500. Mr Chambers has lead marketing strategy and executional tactics for more than 160 goods and service providers, including some of America’s biggest household names like Arm & Hammer, Hormel, Coppertone, Claritin, 3M, McCormick, Clorox, General Mills, Dole, Frito Lay, and many, many more.  In his keynote, he will share this extraordinary process as well as many of the new marketing insights he has produced.

We are also pleased to announce the participation of Ms. Dorie Clark, an adjunct professor of business administration at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, and guest lecturer at Harvard Business School, and the Harvard Kennedy School. A frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, TIME, Entrepreneur, and the World Economic Forum blog, Ms. Clark will demonstrate how leaders cultivate a powerful professional reputation.

Dr. William Wilson, a University Distinguished Professor at North Dakota State University, will moderate the trading session and deliver the keynote presentation, “Managing Strategies and Price Risks for Flour Milling Firms.” He was recognized as one of the top 10 Agricultural Economists in 1995 and more recently as one of the top 1% of agricultural economists by RePEc (Research Papers in Economics).

IAOM MEA will also be launching the Arabic edition of the Future of Flour book. The first 2,000 copies of the Arabic book are going to be sold during the conference.

I look forward to see you in Dubai!

Best personal regards

Essa Al Ghurair 

IAOM MEA 2015 Conference Chairman

Chairman, Al Ghurair Resources, LLC

Anatolia Flour Industrialists’ Association annual meeting 2014

Conference hall

Conference hall

The 2014-2015 harvest year evaluation meeting” was held in the Perissia Hotel in Ürgüp, Cappadocia from Friday 12th to Sunday 14th September. The Anatolia Flour Industrialists’ Association (AFIA) hosted the meeting. In the meeting, the aim was to bring together the flour and cereals sectors, the future of wheat, the strategic importance of wheat in the world and the Turkish harvest results were evaluated together with the Turkish Grain Board (TMO) and the sector’s leading representatives. Foreign language interpreting was provided for bilateral meetings with international suppliers for imported wheat. Exhibitions, debates, trips and social programs went ahead with the participation of the companies as well as a panel entitled “The Future of Wheat in Turkey and in the World”. Furthermore, it was organised for the first time during the meeting for the participation of the AFIA representatives working under the larger Turkish Flour Industrialists’ Association (TFIA).

 

Exhibition hall

Exhibition hall

 

Program

Program

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!

‘It’s about meeting the growing demand for better food’

VIV Europe 2014 has a strong feed flavour

Feed forms a focal point of VIV Europe 2014. Global developments in the composition and manufacturing of feeds will feature strongly at this international trade show. “We always cover the agribusiness spectrum from feed to meat in every VIV event. But Utrecht in May will underline the feed aspect in several ways,” confirms exhibition manager Ruwan Berculo. “For example, when our visitors arrive at the show they will find that a hall near to the main entrance contains displays by all the leading suppliers of feed manufacturing technology as well as for companies marketing ingredients and additives. A second hall only about a minute away on foot will have more nutritional products on show.”

GITP20100421VIV1070

Extend automation further into the process

Preliminary calculations tell us that there will be more than 40 exhibitors with machinery or equipment for feed mills. In addition about 15 companies supplying feed manufacturing systems will be represented on the stands forming a special pavilion. In addition global suppliers will shine their light on the profitability and competitiveness of feed manufacturing, by offering a view of how automation can be extended further into the processes of the mill. Ruwan continues: “Everyone in the feed business can gain from the knowledge shared during the various sessions as well as from seeing the innovations at display.“

It is something that has been emphasised repeatedly in the series of VIV Europe Roadshows which travelled around the world to promote the main event this spring. The directors and managers of feed manufacturing companies that attended these Roadshows have already made plans to attend the show in May, because of its strong feed flavour.

Intensification has to be sustainable

“We primarily aim to be a platform for all of the leading technology and know-how in the field of animal protein production in growth countries that currently have the greatest need for this. In addition, we of course also focus our range of solutions on major European countries and the United States in order to achieve even more innovative and higher quality livestock, meat and egg production systems in those countries – all of course with clear preconditions for sustainability because the world has now discovered that intensification has to be sustainable. This is something we are already seeing in the far afield countries, where there is more interest in animal welfare and food safety than you may imagine. Meeting the growing need for animal protein products is not just simply a case of even bigger and more intensive.GITP20100421VIV0515

With the theme of ‘sustainability’ Berculo is alluding to the misconception that this only relates to organic production. “It’s about answering the question about how we can meet the growing demand for better food and how we can develop that in a sustainable manner, throughout the world. What is required for that and meets the latest requirements will be here at the show. We have what has never been on show before, like we’ve promised.”

Attending VIV Europe is free upon registration. Please click here for your free ticket.

VIV Europe 2014

VIV Europe 2014

 

International Milling Directory at the imminent IPPE!

IPPE, Atlanta, GA, USA

IPPE 2013

The International Milling Directory, as part of Perendale Publishers, is attending IPPE this week. News back from our three colleagues is that they have arrived safely in Atlanta and will be setting up the stand and preparing for the show’s opening day tomorrow. Many of the International Milling Directory‘s members are also exhibiting which will be an exciting opportunity for meetings and networking.

Stop by at stand 1700 in Hall A2 from tomorrow (Tuesday 29 January) through to Thursday (31 January) to see the International Milling Directory, Grain & Feed Milling Technology magazine and the International Aquafeed magazine, plus our other publications. Do come and see why our publications connect the feed industries with the right audience, and of course, to find out all about the new 2013/14 International Milling Directory!

 

 

 

IPPE – Two-day programme

2013 International Rendering Symposium to Focus on Using Rendered Product to Combat High Feed Costs

The International Rendering Symposium is returning to the 2013 International Production & Processing Expo.  This symposium will be sponsored by the National Renderers Association and U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, the symposium will focus on using rendered product to combat high feed costs. The two-day programme is $150 to all registered Expo attendees.

This year’s International Rendering Symposium will include a presentation by Bill Dieterichs, The Jacobsen Report, on The Economics of Rendered Product. Dr. Charles Starkey, American Proteins, will discuss Controlling Salmonella in Feed. A presentation on The Role of Rendered Products in Aquaculture Feeds will be presented by Dr. Sergio Nates; while Dr. Brian Kerr, USDA, will focus on Rendered Products for Feeding Swine, and Dr. Greg Aldrich, Kansas State University, will present on Rendered Products for Pet Food.

Programs topics will include an Overview of the North American Rendering Industry; Production Profile of Rendered Protein Meals in Latin America and Its Market Needs for the Pet Food Market; Innovation in the Rendering Industry; Rendering: A Green Industry; and other issue-specific subjects.

The 2013 IPPE, one of the world’s largest annual 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 Rendering Symposium is scheduled for Thursday and Friday, January 31 – February 1. For more information on the programme, click here. Register for the event at www.ipe13.org.

 

Attendance details:-

International Rendering Symposium
Room B-405                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Thursday, January 31: 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Friday, February 1: 8:00 a.m. – Noon

IPPE

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

Continue reading