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.

GEAPS Exchange – Cross-posting from GFMT

Today there is a new effort at Perendale to create synergy and integration between the different publications. We are trying this by including the International Milling Directory (IMD) in Grain & Feed Milling Technology‘s (GFMT) blog and plan to increase this into a column in the magazine issues. There has been a gap in some IMD and GFMT’s members and readers being aware of the other publication and we are aiming to feature the work and good features of both as they do have such similarities; they also have different purposes and benefits to participating.

I invite you to go to the GFMT blog and read my new column focusing on my participation at GEAPS on behalf of Perendale, a media partner and exhibitor at this industry event:

Today we have a guest blog post from Tom Blacker from Perendale Publishers. Tom has taken on the challenge of coordinating the International Milling Directory (IMD) for 2013/14. Although he’s fairly new to the company, Tom has fully immersed himself in all thing IMD and the next edition is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever.

So, over to Tom…

IMD

Grain & Feed Milling Technology and the International Milling Directory (IMD) are normally separated by the different purposes and also by the building’s walls here at the Perendale offices. As it will be myself coordinating the new 2013/14 directory for publication and print later this year, it is good to welcome you in to 2013 with a renewed focus for the IMD too.  Foremost on the horizon is my first conferencing for the International Milling Directory at GEAPS Exchange in Louisville, Kentucky, USA in just over four weeks. IMD will be at the Perendale exhibition stand and will be distributing copies of the current edition to attendees and participants.The GEAPS show is for the grain handling, elevator and processing industries and is a very long running conference. I am going to be a new face but aim to be able to attract the same levels of productivity as the old hands who have been before. Many of the IMD’s member companies and organisations will be present, especially from the US market. Large and smaller companies are exhibiting and the single hall plan means all will be easy to reach.

I am personally excited about the opportunity to interact and promote the IMD as well as Grain & Feed Milling Technology to this conference. Falling in February, after IPPE, will hopefully give a refreshingly compact approach to a US conference. Around 500 stands have been booked in total for GEAPS Exchange so far. Do come and check out the IMD and myself at the Perendale Publishers’ stand next to the main hall’s entrance doors. Ivan Marquetti, Perendale Publishers’ Latin America manager, is due to join me for GEAPS Exchange so I also look forward to working together with him at this event. Don’t forget, you can access the IMD online here.

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The Alltech Poultry Seminar

With high feed costs, increased government regulations and consumer demands intensifying, the future of the poultry industry is difficult to predict. This was the focus of Alltech’s 10th Poultry Solutions Seminar, held in Hannover, Germany on the 12th of November, where a number of distinguished poultry industry experts gave presentations on their cutting edge research and on the issues that they believe will be of most importance.

Antibiotic resistance is getting more and more publicity and governments are starting  to take notice. Dr. Marcel Boereboom, of the Royal Dutch Society for Veterinary Medicine, discussed the impact this is having on the Dutch industry, following a study by the Dutch Health Council. He described how the government of the Netherlands have, to date, banned certain antibiotics and implemented a targeted reduction of 50% (of 2009 levels) of the total amount of antibiotics used in food producing animals by 2013. This has had a huge impact on how poultry is produced.

Focussing on how to deal with this issue was Professor Stephen Collett from the University of Georgia. He recommended a shift in emphasis in gut health management, from working against pathogens, to working with the intestinal microbial community. This involves improving performance by accelerating the evolution and maintaining the stability of favourable intestinal microbiota. The three most important areas of an effective intestinal health management programme include: “seeding” the gut with favourable organisms, “feeding” the favourable organisms and “weeding” out the unfavourable organisms.

Professor Roselina Angel, of the University of Maryland, described to attendees at the Poultry Solutions Seminar research on how neonatal conditioning, resulting in epigenetic changes shows great promise in terms of improving phosphorus (P) utilisation. “By applying a moderate P deficiency in young chicks, the bird is conditioned to utilise P more efficiently throughout its life. The timing of the conditioning is critical and requires a clear understanding of skeletal growth, the main driver of calcium (Ca) and P requirements,” she explained.

Controlling campylobacter, a bacteria that poses no danger to poultry, but is the leading cause of human bacterial gastroenteritis, was the topic of Professor Frank Pasmans’ presentation, researched at Ghent University. When a single bird is infected, the infection spreads quickly through the flock, resulting in the majority of birds being colonised within only a few days after Campylobacter entry. He explained how, overall, the outlook is bleak if the flock has been infected but results of recent studies, using oral administration of bovine or chicken immunoglobulins of hyper-immunised animals and the use of bacteriocins to limit caecal colonisation, look promising. “We are still quite a way from commercialised products but the future does seem to be positive,” he explained.

To deal with unpredictable feed costs and an inconsistent supply, Professor David Roland of Auburn University,  recommends his “econometric approach to the feeding of layers. “Feeding correctly is challenging because nutrient requirements and dietary levels needed for optimal returns are continually changing” said Prof. Roland as he opened his talk.

He presented his calculation tool called Econometrics to attendees, demonstrating how optimal econometric feeding can improve performance, returns and help regulate feed and egg prices at the same time.

For a more detailed account of the talks at the Solutions Seminars visit www.alltech.com/blog

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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MillingInternational takes over GFMT for Current Issue

A while back you may remember my mentioning that we at IMD HQ were given the pleasant duty of acting as guest editor for Grain & Feed Milling Technology magazine (GFMT), the longest serving magazine committed to the global milling industry.

The role involved me working closely with the production team at Perendale Publishers Limited, producers of GFMT and of course the International Milling Directory. I have to say that I have been delighted to have taken part in the process, which gave me a wonderful experience to take back into working hard already for IMD22.

I am pleased to say that the September/October issue of GFMT is at the printer and I am looking forward to seeing the end product. As usual, there’s an exciting mix of features spanning the food and feed milling industries. Two perennial problems, packaging and pest control, are given a through interrogation in two cracking features. Packaging manufacturer bpi.visqueen tells us about bagging options for eco-conscious and price savvy millers.  While Hikmet Boyacioglu tells us about pesky pest problems.

Plus there are all the regular news, events and features.

If you can’t wait to get your hands on a print copy, you can read the whole magazine online here for free on click on the image below.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Alice Neal (Editorial Manager) and James Taylor (Production Manager) for their continued hard work on International Aquafeed, Grain & Feed Milling Technology and of course the International Milling Directory all of which are Perendale Publishers Limited productions.

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Welcome to Perendale: Tom Blacker

I am delighted to announce that we have added Tom Blacker to our team here at Perendale Publishers Limted.

Tom joins us today from an events and conference organization based in London and also has a university degree in English Literature as part of his blossoming background in Publishing.

He will spend the next few weeks getting to know the team here and learning about the many exciting projects that we are involved with before rolling his sleeves up and immersing himself in contributing to the important work that we do.

Tom’s arsenal of skills and experiences have already created a buzz here at IMD HQ and we look forward to his contribution in establishing our position as the most comprehensive tool in connecting the international milling community. He will also be helping with our associated publications; Grain & Feed Milling Technology Magazine, International Aquafeed and of course our many digital portals including The Global-Milling News.

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome Tom and I look forward to working with him towards our future success here at the International Milling Directory.

Don’t forget to tune in again tomorrow for more about VIV China 2012 and the latest news for all things IMD.

Until next time!

Alex Rogers

Victam News Magazine Gets a Facelift

The Autumn/Fall edition of “Showtime”, the re-branded Victam News magazine will now be published mid-October. This is because of an important announcement regarding the next Asian event which will be held once again at BITEC in Bangkok, Thailand. The dates of the shows will be 8 – 10 April, 2014.

While we wait with baited breath for the ‘important announcement’ prospective advertisers and visitors are being given the opportunity to advertise with the newly named event magazine.

Don’t forget that you can still advertise with the Grain and Feed Milling Technology 2013 wallplanner, which will be distributed to 20,000 subscribers worldwide. For details on this or for any of our products please get in touch.

Alex Rogers

IMD Coordinator

Today we will mostly be…

Visiting London with the London and South East Milling Society! I am pleased to have been invited by Tony Evers who is Secretary for the association that brings together millers and milling service providers from the region affectionately as ‘England’s Garden’.

We will be visiting the Bank of England Museum in London’s financial district before attending a dinner in local brasserie. This is a fantastic opportunity to meet some of our valued listed clients with IMD and I am personally relishing the chance to meet some of you for the first time… Not to mention a much needed break after a hectic month at IMD HQ!

I will be accompanied by Darren Parris (International Sales & Marketing Manager), Tuti Tan (Distribution Manager) and Alice Neal who is our Associate Editor for GFMT, IAF and of course The IMD.

If you are attending today we look forward to meeting you!

Alex Rogers

IMD Coordinator

 

The Global Milling News-Feed

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.

Alex Rogers

IMD Coordinator

 

 

It’s Deadline Day!

Hello,

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!

Alex Rogers

IMD Coordinator