GRAPAS 2014 Programme

GRAPAS took place last week with over 100 registered attendees in Bangkok, Thailand. Roger Gilbert, owner and publisher of the International Milling Directory again chaired the bi-annual conference. This took place alongside Victam Asia and was also the forum for the GRAPAS award. Rice, wheat and flour milling were all discussed with real enthusiasm and purpose and all reports and feedback has been very positive indeed.0673

 

The programme of the recent conference is below.

 
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Details on Muyang

Muyang’s activities cover design, development, fabrication and installation of the machinery & engineering of the following industries such as feed manufacturing, grain milling, environment protection, food processing, bulk solids handling and storage, steel structure building as well as industrial automation.

Dried Pet Food Manufacturing Plant online auction

Dried pet food plant

Dried pet food plant

An interesting auction we are highlighting for International Milling Directory members is taking place online now for a dried pet food manufacturing plant. The plant is located in Peterborough, East Midlands region of England in the UK. The interesting thing is that it is relevant for all our international members as it is taking place online with electronic bidding and payment. The deadline is a few weeks away at 1pm UK time on Thursday 1st August. More information is below.

On behalf of a major pet food manufacturer due to the closure of their UK manufacturing site in Peterborough. The sale will close on 1st August at 1pm UK time, with inspections available by appointment.

The sale will include a great variety of assets, many having been installed only within the last few years. The prime process area includes Tietjen hammer mills and Guttridge hoppers and conveyors. There is a tank farm with 18 stainless steel tanks with capacities up to 30 tonnes. Flomat Bagfilla Taybag flavouring hoppers feed the soak screw platform. There are three Wenger extruders, as well as Aeroglide and Mitchells dryers. In the product distribution and pack to order section are two Storeveyors as well as numerous stainless steel storage bins. The four finished product packing lines include Ishida weigh feeders, as well as cartoners, bagging machines, labellers and palletisers. The site services are modern, and of high standard befitting a site of this scale.

Further details of the auction can be seen at www.go-dove.com or by contacting Robert Pendal, Project manager email Robert.pendal@go-dove.com

Introducing:- Kay International Ltd.

Kay International Ltd.

Kay International Ltd.

 

Kay International Ltd. have registered for the International Milling Directory. The 23rd edition is set to be a memorable edition with new companies such as Kay International Ltd joining up. I’m sure we’ll all be interested to find out more from this company. The International Milling Directory synopsis online states their raison d’etre to be manufacturing and exporting positive displacement rotary lobe blowers from India.

 

Their website is interesting and features a good quotation for all of us in the milling industry to remember, such as,

‘In an industry full of competition, the ultimate winner will be the one who maintains the quality and not the price.’

– Kapil Arora, Director, Kay International.

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 23rd edition of the International Milling Directory 2013/14 –  click here!

GEAPS Exchange Preview

GEAPS Exchange 2013

GEAPS Exchange 2013

This week, colleagues from Perendale Publishers will be taking the International Milling Directory to Louisville, Kentucky, USA for 3 full days of the GEAPS Exchange. We are an official media partner of this show and will be intending to repeat the success of this show we have enjoyed in previous years.

There will be over 600 booths for over 300 exhibitors and 2,800 visitors for the grain and feed milling industries. Tom Blacker, the International Milling Directory Co-Ordinator will be attending with Roger Gilbert, Proprietor of Perendale Publishers to show the latest editions and issues of the International Milling Directory and Grain & Feed Milling Technology magazine.

We are very excited about participating at this event. Louisville International Convention Center will be the host venue for this important industry show. The dates of the expo are Sunday 24 – Tuesday 26 February 2013.

If you cannot attend, do keep a close watch on this blog for the next 2 weeks. Also you can of course update or register your company today at www.internationalmilling.com and appear in the 2013/14 print edition.

IPPE 2013 Conclusions

IPPE, Atlanta, GA, USA

IPPE 2013

We were visited early on the opening day of IPPE (our stand 1700) by Carlos Carlos Cesar Pavesa, director and CEO of Engormix, the Latin American online news service for the feed industry.

We were visited early on the opening day of IPPE  by Carlos Carlos Cesar Pavesa, director and CEO of Engormix, the Latin American online news service for the feed industry.

The 2013 International Production & Processing Expo is over for another year. Officialy the last post of the event was yesterday but we wanted to surprise you with another one summing up this important event and also on how the many copies of The International Milling Directory that were taken to the show to be distributed to leading companies and organisation, and about the banner on the Perendale stand extolling the benefits of the IMD in its main digital form. This form is in IMD 24/7 on the PPLAPP (access the IMD web app by clicking on the first icon in the top-left hand corner called

‘Directory’). The app is completely free, just use your touchscreen device and save it as an app to your  device’s menu.

Overall, official press releases from IPPE today describe that it exceeded its expectations with more than 25,000 poultry, meat and feed industry leader attendees from all over the world. In addition, the show had 1,189 exhibitors with more than 430,000 net square feet of exhibit space. Final numbers will be released after the registration database has been audited for duplications. Sponsored by U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, American Feed Industry Association, and the American Meat Institute, IPPE is the world’s largest annual poultry, meat, and feed industry event of its kind.

“We are extremely pleased with the number of exhibitors and attendees on the exhibit floor for IPPE. We have had a great turn-out this year, and the energy and excitement on the floor has been apparent all week,” remarked the three trade associations.

The central attraction was the large exhibit floor. Exhibitors presented the latest innovations in equipment, supplies, and services utilised by industry firms in the production and processing of poultry, eggs, feed products, and meat. Many companies use the annual event to highlight their new products. All phases of the poultry, feed, and meat industry were represented, from live production and process events at IPPE.

Dr Mian Riaz of Texas A&M University, a contributor to both International Aquafeed and GFMT, visited our stand on day two to meet with Roger Gilbert

Dr Mian Riaz of Texas A&M University, a contributor to both International Aquafeed and Grain &Feed Milling Technology, visited our stand on day two to meet with Roger Gilberting to further processing and packaging.

An expanded education program complemented the exhibits by keeping industry management informed on the latest issues. This year’s educational line-up featured 15 associated conferences at the event, ranging from an antibiotic conference on current issues for the poultry and egg industry to an international feed education program to international regulatory topics for meat.

The College Student Career Program attracted more than 400 students from 26 universities throughout the United States, while the new International Student Career Program brought in 13 students from four countries. The graduating students interviewed for jobs and internships with 93 human resource representatives from 28 industry and allied firms. They were also able to visit the exhibit floor to see the most current technology used in today’s poultry industry.

Other featured events included a Tech XChange programme, the International Poultry Scientific Forum, Meat Me in @LANTA activities, publisher-sponsored conference programmes, and the Pet Food Conference, all of which made the 2013 IPPE the premiere annual feed and protein event of the western hemisphere.

The International Milling Directory now looks ahead to the next relevant event, GEAPS Exchange 2013 which coincidentally is also in the US. It will take place from Sunday 24th to Tuesday 26th February.

 

International Milling Directory @ IPPE

The Perendale Publishers International Milling Directory team are in Atlanta, USA this week for the IPPE show. On Sunday the team set up the stand as the site was already a hive of activity with people keen to see the latest food and feed developments.

Day 1 got off to a good start and the stand is looking marvellous. One of the first visitors was Carlos Cesar Pavesa, director and CEO, Engormix (pictured below with Perendale’s Roger Gilbert).

If you’re at the show come and visit us on booth 1700 in Hall A2. More information about the International Milling Directory is available at www.internationalmilling.com

We were visited early on the opening day of IPPE (our stand 1700) by Carlos Carlos Cesar Pavesa, director and CEO of Engormix, the Latin American online news service for the feed industry.

Roger (Perendale Publishers, Stand 1700 in Hall A2) is visited early on the opening day of IPPE  by Carlos Carlos Cesar Pavesa, director and CEO of Engormix – the Latin American online news service for the feed industry.

Covering IPPE for the International Milling Directory

It is in fair Atlanta where we lay our scene today…Day 1 of the International Poultry and Processing Exhibition (IPPE) is here!

Day 1 is here– visit the International Milling Directory (IMD) at stand 1700 in Hall A2!

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IPPE, Atlanta, GA, USA

IPPE 2013

Do visit Perendale Publishers for the up-to-date information and contact details for 2013/14 IMD media kits today:- stand 1700 in Hall A2.

Here in the UK office, we are enjoying the recent photos shared from AgWired:

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Introducing FrontalRain Technologies

FrontalRain Technologies

FrontalRain Technologies

The field of software and ICT in agriculture is a growing field. From afar it seems an inevitability that agriculture is like any other business that relies upon everyday.It probably seems that it does take a long time for its implementation in all worldwide agriculture, logistics and supply chain markets.

FrontalRain Technologies joins the International Milling Directory today and we are proud to add new listed companies in the ‘Consultants – Computer Systems’ listings.

Mr. Sreeram. P is the registered and contactable person for FrontalRain systems at the listing on The International Milling Directory.

As the website says: “Frontal rain provides RainPlus an enterprise ERP Software solution which is cloud based for the AgriBusiness and Supply Chain Management […] FrontalRain are passionate about agribusiness and we aspire to take technology to remote corners of India.”

 

 

Canada Grain Act

haccp-engTo modernise agricultural policy and regulation, the Government of Canada conducted several industry consultations in recent years, particularly in areas of the Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) mandate and governance, user fees, producer security, service comportment and standards. On October 18, 2012, the federal government introduced the amendments to the Canada Grain Act (CGA), which was part of Bill C-45, Jobs and Growth Act, 2012. Bill C-45 received the royal assent and became law on December 14, 2012. The last major review of the CGA was done in the 1990s.
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The agricultural industry generally sees the recent amendments to the CGA are necessary, mainly due to fundamental industry changes experienced during the last 10 to 20 years. For example, the number of primary elevators in Canada decreased to 344 in 2012 from 976 in 1999. Industry consolidation has resulted in a few major grain companies accounting for large shares of grain handling activities at both primary elevator and port terminal levels. Due to the integration of grain handling industry, grain received at port terminals often comes from the primary elevators owned by the same company. In the current system, the CGC will conduct a grading/weighing inspection, although the grain movement is simply within the same company. The CGC inspection services in the case seem redundant to many industry stakeholders. The consolidation of grain handling industry, coupled with the recent removal of the Canadian Wheat Board single desk, has led to the need for changes in agricultural policy and regulation.

A major change is the elimination of mandatory requirements for inward inspection and weighing of grains by the CGC at port terminals and transfer elevators

The amendments to the CGA intend to streamline the CGC operation and eliminate redundant or unnecessary services. A major change is the elimination of mandatory requirements for inward inspection and weighing of grains by the CGC at port terminals and transfer elevators. Inward inspection is a practice of inspecting grain at port terminals or transfer elevators when the grain comes from a domestic grain handling facility, in most cases, primary elevator. Due to the integration of grain handling industry, primary elevators often ship grain to a port terminal or transfer elevator owned by the same company, reducing the need for inspection. If this is not the case and an inspection is necessary, the proposed new system would allow shippers and elevator operators to request weighing and grading by a private service provider authorized by the CGC. Based on the estimate from the federal government, the elimination of redundant services is expected to save about $20 million annually. Many industry stakeholders believe that agricultural producers bear all these costs in the end.

For the producer payment protection program, the CGC would introduce a new insurance-based system to replace the current single option of bonding. The federal government believes the new approach will improve producer protection coverage and reduce licensing costs.

The amendments to the CGA will also eliminate the grain-appeal tribunals. If grade/weight disputes occur, the proposed new system would allow producers and other industry stakeholders to request a binding determination of grade/weight by the CGC. The CGC would provide oversight and the office of the CGC Chief Grain Inspector would be the final decision-making authority for inspection services provided by the private sector. The CGC will continue to establish and maintain standards of Canadian grain quality, and particularly, safeguard the quality of grain for exports. As well, the CGC function in producer rail car administration will remain unchanged.

The CGC has just completed another round of industry consultation on user fees. Many producer organizations and industry stakeholders provided their input to the process. A summary of the consultation findings is available at the CGC website.

In the Budget 2012, the federal government has allocated $44 million over two years to allow the CGC to transition to the new model. The CGC will continue its current statutory functions until August 1, 2013 when the proposed changes and new user fees will take effect.

For more information on the amendments to the CGA, visit the CGC website.

This link on the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada website provides information on the amendments to the CGA.