O&J HØJTRYK A/S visit our headquarters in Cheltenham

(L-R): Roger Gilbert, Tuti Tan, Darren Parris and Leif Wolf

(L-R): Roger Gilbert, Tuti Tan, Darren Parris and Leif Wolf

International Milling Directory member O&J HØJTRYK A/S’ main contact paid a visit to the UK headquarters in Cheltenham today, Wednesday 5th Feburary. Battling through bad weather, unruly transportation and a disappointing meal at Brasserie Blanc in Cheltenham, Leif had a tiresome Tuesday travelling from Amsterdam to Cheltenham ready for today. However, company and familiarity of catching up over a shared passion of milling brightened up the experience.

Leif Wolf met with staff Roger Gilbert, Darren Parris, Tuti Tan and Tom Blacker to discuss our common values and to finalise the latest article which will be published in the January/February issue of Grain & Feed Milling Technology.

Both parties have met may times before at industry events and in many countries: Germany, Thailand and Turkey to name a few but hosting Leif in our main premises was a pleasure we could not refuse. We gained great mutual insights and learnt an impressive amount from Leif, and appreciate each other’s partnership in moving towards the future in feed production industries.

As all good things must come to an end, Darren voluntarily drove Leif back to the airport for him to resume business with his customers and wished him well until the next occasion. We may even drop into him at his office O&J HØJTRYK A/S in Denmark in the near future…

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Introducing: Lotexim Consortium

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The International Milling Directory  (IMD) is pleased to welcome Lotexim Consortium. This Kiev-based group provides services in the fields of worldwide supply and delivery of cereals and similar commodities.

The International Milling Directory has wanted to break into this region’s grain industry and service providers and this is a great starting point for the local industry to feature in the International Milling Directory. See Lotexim Consortium’s online page here: https://www.internationalmilling.com/company_5355.html.

 

The company’s free online IMD synopsis describes Lotexim as:-

 

Emerging Lotexim Agro Consortium consolidates a range of productive, foreign trade, logistics and marketing companies and entrepreneurs from Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Germany, Turkey, India. Lotexim Consortium supplies cereals (wheat, rye, corn, barley, oats, buckwheat), pulses, oilseeds; sugar; as well as their processed products origin Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan. The main product is soft milling wheat, big industrial volumes available. Lotexim: your reliable Russian grain supplier! Welcome collaboration with Mills, whom we furnish in a best way!

 

Registration is also still open for the new edition – register or update your listing in time for July 2014’s publication of the new edition of the International Milling Directory 2014/15 –  click here!

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EuroTier2012: Pancosma

Pancosma participated in EuroTier 2012 exhibition from November 23-26, 2012 in Hannover, Germany.  With a modern booth of 80m2,segmented into 4 different hubs,  the company put in light its leading ranges : the palatants range (incl. SUCRAM® and Tek), the minerals (B-TRAXIM®) and the plant extracts (XTRACT®).  The team also organised daily cocktails which were a real success especially with the venue of 30 Chinese customers and of its Taiwan distributors (ASPI) joined by 20 farmers-integrators of this country.

Mrs Sonia Soares (Marketing Director) and Mrs Jennifer Maurin (Communication Manager) had the opportunity to meet all their media partners. In this context, they met the team of Perendale Publishers represented at their booth by Mrs Tuti Tan and Mr Roger Gilbert. It was the opportunity to discuss the new outlooks especially for Aqua feed market.

To conclude Mrs S. Soares  states “Looking at the number and variety of persons who visited us and at all the interesting discussions that we had during this full week, this EuroTier exhibition has been a real success for our group and has to be renewed”.

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EuroTier 2012: Jules Tournut Probiotics Prize

On November 13th 2012, at EUROTIER tradeshow, The European Probiotic Association (EPA) awarded the Jules Tournut Probiotics Prize 2012 to Peter de Schryver, from Ghent University, for his innovative research project on the use of microbial products and microorganisms in animal nutrition. The Prize was awarded in presence of members of the EPA, FEFANA, representative of the EPA Scientific Committee and journalists. Altogether, the quality and diversity of research projects submitted demonstrate that probiotics benefits go beyond zootechnical performance and pave the way for innovative applications in the field of immunity, but also stress management or even reproduction.

From left to right : J. Brufau (EPA Scientific Committee), E. Auclair (EPA Treasurer), P. de Schryver and L. Dussert (EPA President). 

The aim of the EPA Jules Tournut Prize is to support research and innovation in the field of probiotics for animal nutrition. Professor Joaquim Brufau, from IRTA, who represented EPA Scientific Committee, which formed the judging panel of the award, highlighted the scientific quality and diversity of applications explored by the candidates, who came from all over the world, beyond the boundary of Europe. The studies submitted covered a range of target species and benefits, sign of the broad potential of probiotics for sustainable animal production.

Peter de Schryver’s project aimed at improving performance and welfare in aquaculture thanks to an original approach: the use of poly-β- hydroxybutyrate (PHB), which he describes as a microbial energy storage polymer, an important source of energy for bacteria. PHB thus appears to play a prebiotic role in aquatic species, resulting in improved performance and resistance to pathogens. By combining this compound to a probiotic bacteria (synbiotic approach), the young researcher showed that both agents had a synergistic effect to protect fish against pathogens (use of Artemia franciscana as a well-studied model of aquaculture specie).

Nevertheless, when asked if this new approach could be applied to various species Peter de Schryver reckons that “it could certainly work in land farmed animals that have an even more developed digestive system”. The use of PHB in synbiotic approach for animal nutrition thus appears as a promising field.

Moreover, the young researcher is convinced that, especially in aquaculture, the digestive microbiota is often underestimated. Another interesting aspect of his study is that he looked into the Artemia microbiota richness and diversity and found that PHB had a positive effect on the microbiota diversity and evenness, an asset for microflora stability and protection against pathogens

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No Limitations for New Romer Labs Product

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.

www.romerlabs.com

Introducing: Biochem GmbH

Today I am pleased to welcome a brand new company to the IMD community.

Biochem Zusatzstoffe Handels- und Produktionsgesellschaft mbH are an efficient and environmental sound animal nutrition expert. Better known as Biochem, for more than 25 years the company has developed its product portfolio according to the varying demands of animals, humans and the environment to comply with its motto “Feed Safety for Food Safety®”.

It is an international organization in no small sense with stations in France, Ukraine, Russia, Poland, Serbia, Iran, Egypt, Romania and Turkey and a network of distributors throughout Europe, Africa and Asia covering more than 50 countries.

At the headquarter, based in Lohne, North-Western Germany, more than 90 employees care for development, production, registration, marketing, logistic and sale of products suitable for all animal species.

I would like to thank Biochem for their interest in IMD and of course welcome them in what I hope is the beginning of a long and fruitful relationship.
Until next time!

Alex Rogers

IMD Coordinator

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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Bosch Packaging Data Revolution

Bosch Packaging Technology has introduced its Mobile Measuring System for capturing relevant data for the analysis of overall equipment effectiveness (OEE). The system enables manufacturers to gain a rapid overview of the OEE of their production lines and serves as a basis for equipment optimization, Bosch said.

The Mobile Measuring System provides the required data on output, speed, downtimes and waste across an entire line and identifies potential for improvement to increase equipment effectiveness and productivity, Bosch reports. If potentials are identified, Bosch determines through competent OEE consulting together with the manufacturer the main causes of the deficiencies and defines steps to address them, the company said.

“Increasing overall equipment effectiveness, and therefore production, is of great significance to our customers. Purchasing OEE measuring systems to identify any potential for improvement can, however, be very expensive and time-consuming,” said Roland Pichler, OEE Consultant, Bosch. “That is why our Mobile Measuring System is an ideal solution for our customers. It can be easily applied for a predetermined period of time and shows potentials for improvement quickly, simply and cost-effectively.”

Learn more at boschpackaging.com.

Eurotier 2013: Animal Welfare

Animal welfare and economic food production can be reconciled in successful livestock production, says the president of the DLG Carl-Albrecht Bartmer. The DLG stages the world’s largest exhibition for intensive livestock producers, EuroTier, in Hanover, Germany in November every second year.

He  told international journalists gathering at a welcome reception on the evening before the opening of the fair, that EuroTier 2012 has a special feature on animal welfare which reflects the serious discussion that is continuing in developed countries around this issue.

“In Hall 26 you can learn about the newest development in animal welfare where modern technology and innovative engineers are creating technical progress and answers that realise animal welfare on the one side and a growing world with a growing demand for food, such as meat milk and egg products, on the other.”

As far as this year’s event is concerned he told journalists that his message might sound a ‘little boring’. Again it’s the biggest EuroTier ever, “and that is something I say every year,” says Mr Bartmer.

But the difference this year is in the show’s incredible growth.

“This year we are here with 2445 exhibitors – that’s a growth of 25 percent over last time. The most interesting thing is the growth in international exhibitors. We have seen a 40 percent increase in international exhibitors and they now represent half of all exhibitors.

“We have 50 nations here in Hanover and that’s even a record, making it fantastic starting conditions for 2012.”

But why is it this way? Mr Bartmer mused with his audience.

“Why do international exhibitors come to Germany, this little country in the middle of Europe?

“I think people understand that the technical progress that we represent here in Hanover is a progress you can use everywhere in the world. It means that technical progress is not specific to special regions, this progress can be used everywhere. That’s what makes it very interesting to come together. You find the best market leaders and the best innovation leaders here in Hanover,” he added.

Eurotier 2012 is Just Around the Corner…

This autumn the biannual show descends upon the Exhibition Grounds in Hanover, Germany for a four-day spectacular from November 13-16, 2012. From feed to fish, poultry to pigs and pretty much everything in between: EuroTier is one of the biggest events in the animal husbandry calendar.

Billed as an international information forum for animal production professionals, the programme will address the pig and cattle sectors and also incorporate the World Poultry Show.

So far 2,100 exhibitors from 50 countries have booked stands with organizers busy preparing for the arrival of 140,000 visitors keen to learn about machinery and equipment, genetics and farm inputs for modern animal husbandry. Most European countries are well represented and there is also a notable presence from further afield with sizeable participation from the USA and China.

The 250,000 m2 exhibition area is divided into species specific areas with dedicated floor space for pigs, poultry, cattle and aquaculture.  Visitors can find out about the latest developments in cattle genetics, modern fish farm technology, supplies for horse stables and much more.

GFMT readers will be particularly interested in the ‘Feed Gallery Special’, which makes its debut at EuroTier 2012. The need for the Feed Gallery is obvious: the unpredictable weather we’ve seen across the globe in recent months, has put increased pressure on feed manufacturers to produce quality feed at an affordable price.

At this new section EuroTier visitors will be able to and learn about the variety of raw feed materials necessary for animal care.  The most important of the 600 feed materials listed in EU feed law and the German positive list will be on show with information relating to quality and provenance.

With such a large number of feedstuffs on display, the Feed Gallery Special is a great opportunity for visitors to learn more about new and uncommon feedstuffs, as well as to find answers to questions on the quality and suitability of feeds.

EuroTier is also the place to catch a glimpse of the newest technological developments in machinery, equipment and installations with many companies unveiling new products. Top new products can also be entered for a EuroTier Innovations award.  This year over 300 products were submitted for consideration, of which 19 won silver medal and five won gold.  Gold medal winners this year include Marel Stork’s AeroScalder and GEA DairyProQ: GEA Milking Place Module from FEA Fram technologies.

Perendale Publishers, producers of the IMD, will be in attendance at the show so be sure to come be the first to see IMD21, the new international milling directory for 2012/13. Don’t forget that IMD has over 1,200 listed companies many of whom will be attending also. If you are from one of those companies and would like us to feature you in our Eurotier build-up and subsequent review please do get in touch.

See you at the show!

Alex Rogers

IMD Coordinator

More information:

www.eurotier.com

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