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…

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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.

[Source http://gfmt.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/guest-blog-tom-blacker-from.html].

IMD at the GEAPS Exchange

GEAPS

GEAPS

In just over 5 weeks the GEAPS Exchange is being held in Louisville, Kentucky. The International Milling Directory will be exhibiting and attending this important show. The GEAPS show is for the grain handling, elevator and processing industries. Many of our member companies and organisations will be present, especially from the US market.

 

 

 

Information from the GEAPS Exchange Expo is interesting for all, especially exhibitors and participants:–

‘Exhibitors were so enthusiastic about Exchange 2012 that they signed up in record numbers to exhibit at Exchange 2013, February 23-26, in Louisville. In fact, every one of the record 508 booths on the 2013 floor plan sold out during on-site booth sales—far and away the most booths ever sold during an Exchange. These booths have been reserved by 294 companies, also a new Exchange record!

Expo 2013 Hours

Saturday,
Feb. 23

Exhibitor Setup
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sunday,
Feb. 24

Exhibitor Setup
7:30 – 10:45 a.m.

Expo Grand Opening
at 12:15 p.m.

Expo: 12:15 – 6 p.m.
Lunch at 12:30 p.m.

Welcome Reception
4:30 – 6 p.m.

Monday,
Feb. 25

Expo: 9:45 a.m. – 3 p.m.
(1 hour longer than 2012!)
Lunch at noon

Tuesday,
Feb. 26

Expo: 9:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Lunch at 11:30 a.m.
Exhibitor Teardown
1:45 – 7 p.m.

GEAPS Exchange is the grain handling industry’s largest and best venue for operations professionals and suppliers to connect. We have another sell-out year with record number of booths and exhibitors eager to display their products and services. Over the course of three days you will have plenty of opportunities to go Expo shopping.

GEAPS has been building on the success of the Exchange Expo for years, with sell-outs since 2006 and record breaking numbers of exhibitors and booths. From corner to corner, you’ll find the Expo Hall filled with exhibitors eager to show you their latest, and greatest, products and services. Our exhibitors know that when it comes to connecting face-to-face with the most dedicated grain operations professionals out there, the GEAPS Exchange is the place to be.

Companies interested in exhibiting can get on the waiting list to be contacted about available space due to last minute cancellations.  To get on the list, complete the Exhibit Space contract and send it to Adrianne at the GEAPS office.  Full details are also available by contacting GEAPS at (+1) (952) 928-4640 or email sales@geaps.com.’
[Source: 18.01.13, <http://www.geaps.com/exchange/expo.cfm>].

Lallemand aquires Microbial Developments Ltd.

International Milling Directory‘s member Lallemand aquires Microbial Developments Ltd in new developments for their transatlantic prospects. Microbial Developments Ltd are in Malven, Worcestershire; coincidentally nearby in an adjoining county to the IMD’s publisher’s head office – Perendale Publishers. Lallemand’s product range already goes beyond the scope of the IMD so we will be keeping a close interest in the impact this has in the feed industry.

LALLEMAND

LALLEMAND

Lallemand Animal Nutrition has announced that it has acquired Microbial Developments Ltd, the UK-based manufacturer of Aviguard, effective 31st December 2012.

Aviguard is a well established avian competitive exclusion product that aids the rapid establishment of normal gut flora in day old chicks thereby minimizing colonisation by transient pathogenic bacteria such as Salmonella, E. Coli and Clostridium perfringens. Aviguard is sold in over 36 countries and is widely used in broiler and layer breeders, parent and grandparent stock.

Lallemand has acquired Microbial Developments Ltd from Tim Nelson, who originally purchased the business from Bayer Plc in 1995 by way of a management buyout, and who will continue to act as its managing director. Sue Reynolds, sales and marketing director, will continue to manage Aviguard global distributor relationships and business development.

As part of the transaction Lallemand has also acquired Microbial Developments Ltd’s Aviguard and lactic acid bacteria fermentation plants, packing and R&D facilities located inMalvern,UK.  Under Lallemand’s ownership the business will continue to produce lactic acid bacteria for third party customers from the Malvern facility as well as producing bacteria for Lallemand’s own needs.

Commenting on the announcement, Yannig Le Treut, general manager of Lallemand Animal Nutrition said: “Aviguard is a well established and cost effective competitive exclusion solution used by many of the world’s leading poultry breeders and integrators to help prevent the colonization of the gut by salmonella and other pathogenic bacteria. With ever increasing consumer and regulatory pressures on the poultry industry to minimise the routine use of antibiotics, we believe Aviguard is well positioned for the future and will complement our existing portfolio of poultry products,  which includes Bactocell, Alkosel, Agrimos and Levucell SB”.

Tim Nelson, managing director of Microbial Developments Limited, said: “Lallemand’s investment in Microbial Developments is good news for our employees and customers. Lallemand’s distribution network will complement our existing distribution arrangements for Aviguard, opening new market opportunities. Our lactic acid bacteria and fermentation product customers will benefit from Lallemand’s fermentation expertise, R&D capabilities and depth of production capacity with the Malvern facility joining Lallemand’s existing plants in Milwaukee (USA), St Simon (France) and Montreal (Canada)”.

About Lallemand Animal Nutrition:

Lallemand Inc. is a privately owned Canadian company specializing in the research, development, production, marketing and distribution of yeast and bacteria for use in the  animal nutrition, baking, beverages and pharmaceutical industries. Lallemand has approximately 2,500 employees located in more than 36 countries on all continents. www.lallemand.com

Lallemand Animal Nutrition is dedicated to the development, production, and marketing of profitable, natural and differentiated solutions for animal nutrition and health. Core products are live bacteria for probiotics and silage inoculants, specific yeast for probiotics, and high value yeast derivatives. Lallemand is a major supplier of probiotics and silage inoculants technologies across all continents. More news from Lallemand Animal Nutrition can be seen on www.lallemandanimalnutrition.com

[Source: Engormix. 14.01.13 <http://en.engormix.com/MA-poultry-industry/nutrition/news/lallemand-animal-nutrition-acquires-t18162/141-p0.htm>].

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.

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

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IPPE 2013 Update

Happy new year for 2013 to all members, readers and contributors of the International Milling Directory.

There has been a new press release detailing some finer points of this month’s IPPE convention in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. We are excited and proud to be a media partner and exhibitor at this event from 29-31 January 2013. Do look for us at stand 1700!

International Production & Processing Expo

Exciting times are coming to Atlanta, Georgia, the week of January 28 – February 1, 2013, with the integration of three internationally recognized trade shows joining forces to bring suppliers and buyers together for education, technology exchange and networking encompassing the entire spectrum of farm to table.

The combination of the International Poultry Expo (IPE), International Feed Expo (IFE) and American Meat Institute’s International Meat Expo (IME) will bring in over 25,000 attendees from over 100 countries and over 1,000 exhibitors. The week will feature educational opportunities every day. In addition, the trade show, being held January 29 – 31, is anticipated to feature over 400,000 net square feet of exhibits, placing the show in the top 50 of all trade shows in the United States.

The addition of the American Meat Institute’s (AMI) International Meat Expo will expand the number of processing, further processing and packaging suppliers to the show. Additionally, AMI will be adding several educational programs that week to complement the sessions being offered by the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association and the American Feed Industry Association.

The show provides an excellent opportunity to see the latest developments and technology, get training and updates through the educational programs, and to network and meet people from all over the world to exchange experiences and ideas. This year will feature two networking receptions. On the opening day of the show (Tuesday, January 29), there will be a reception from 4 – 6 p.m. on the floor of the show. On Wednesday, back by popular demand, there be a reception at the Georgia Aquarium, the world’s largest enclosed aquarium.

To see the IPPE 2013 Educational Programs, click here

To see IPPE Schedule At‐A‐Glance, click here 

[Story via Engormix].

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OLAM and GAFTA to speak at the high-profile Soft Commodities Summit: February 2013, Geneva, Switzerland.

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International Milling Directory staff and some members are entering a second day of ISRMAX in Delhi, India. Marking events is something we at Milling International like to do for our readers and International Milling Directory members but we always look ahead to future industry events. One event we are excited about is the Soft Commodities Summit taking place in the scenic city of Geneva, Switzerland in February next year.

The volatile and changing market presents new demands, and the need has arisen to get fresh insights into dealing with priorities in the most effective way. With this in mind, the International Research Network (IRN) brings you an even more focused event with fresh content and sessions on 26-27th February 2013 where you can pick up unrivalled advice and insights on how to develop excellence in every part of your organisation; from building efficient strategies to reducing costs and risks across the supply chain and of course engaging your corporate responsibility towards the crucial new challenges of the industry.

Senior level practitioners across the soft commodities industry will be addressing exclusive presentations over the two days. Olam, Cargill, Armajaro, Ameropa, Louis Dreyfus and HSBC are among the numerous companies involved in the forum this year again. Through interactive presentations, case studies and workshops, their senior-level representatives will be looking at the best practices in terms of reducing costs and driving efficiency within the operations. They will demonstrate in real concrete cases the strategies that can be put in place to help the industry embrace effective approaches to challenges such as sustainability, integration of developing countries, keeping up with the logistical and legal aspects, risk management across the supply chain as well as human and resource asset development.

‘Jagdish Parihar, Managing Director, Natural Fibers Division, Olam International Ltd’ will be discussing the long-term future of agricultural commodities and the key challenges.

‘Pamela Kirby Johnson OBE, Director General, GAFTA’ will be discussing Warehousing – Assessing effective measures and practices in quality control, standards and certification challenges.

Financial institutions and commodity finance specialists will also have a look at the implications of the Euro zone crisis on the industry. The summit is a must-attend event for professionals involved in the soft commodities trading industry, whether they deal with rice, cocoa, cotton, sugar, coffee or grains.

It is a critical point to bring the key players in the industry together once again. SCT 2013 has been designed to allow discussions, benchmarking and networking.

Registration for the summit is open at http://www.softssummit.com/.

Soft Summit 2013

IPPE – Records broken already!

International Production & Processing Expo Sets Record with Over 1,150 Exhibitors and 430,000 Net Square Feet
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The 2013 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) has set a record with over 1,150 exhibitors, covering more than 430,000 net square feet (over 21 acres) of exhibition space. Comprised of the three integrated trade shows — International Poultry Expo, International Feed Expo, and AMI’s International Meat Expo – IPPE is still expanding in numbers with eight weeks left until the start of the Expo.
‘We very much appreciate the participation of so many of our industry’s suppliers. Their support of the IPPE helps each of our trade associations accomplish our respective mission for our industries,’ said John Starkey, president of USPOULTRY.
‘With the continued response we have been receiving, we are excited to see what the next few weeks will bring us going into the Expo,’ said Joel G. Newman, AFIA President & CEO.
“We continue to be amazed by the positive show of support from our supplier community and expect IPPE to have significant benefits to our industry,” commented AMI President, J. Patrick Boyle.
The global poultry, feed and meat industry trade show will be held Tuesday through Thursday, January 29-31, 2013, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA. The Expo will highlight the latest technology, equipment, and services used in the production and processing of poultry, meat and feed products.
The Expo will also feature dynamic education programs that will be held from January 28 through February 1, 2013 and will include the annual line-up of the International Poultry Scientific Forum, Pet Food Conference, Animal Agricultural Sustainability Summit, andInternational Feed Education Program.
In addition, the 2013 IPPE will feature eleven new educational programs: Recalls and Public Health Investigations; Improving Food Safety, Sanitation and Maintenance; Animal Care and Handling: Focus on Poultry Processing; Meat and Poultry Processing: A Global Perspective; Consumer Trends; Plant Operations and Management; Antibiotics Conference – Current Issues for the Poultry & Egg Industry; The Future of the U.S. Egg Industry; Meat & Poultry Research Conference; Media Training for the Meat & Poultry Industry; and Poultry Handling and Transportation Quality “Train the Trainer” Workshop. Also returning for this year is the Poultry Market Intelligence Forum and the International Rendering Symposium.
2013 IPPE SHOW HOURS:
Tuesday, January 29, 2013: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday, January 31, 2013: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Perendale, publishers of The International Milling Directory will see you there. We will be located at stand 1700 so do come and see us.

Conveyors – MPE’s new product for Peanuts & Tree Nuts

MPE Chain-Vey for Nuts

MPE Chain-Vey for Nuts

 

The MPE Chain-Vey® for Peanuts & Tree Nuts

 

International Milling Directory member,Modern Process Equipment Corporation of Chicago, IL, USA, features its new product for peanuts and tree nuts.

Chain-Vey tubular drag conveyor with optimal design features for the transport of peanut and tree nut products. The MPE Chain-Vey offers the most gentle and efficient form of transportation, offering maximum yields and zero degradation. Its flexible design and compact footprint are sure to fit virtually any configuration. Additionally, with a dust-tight enclosed design, you can be confident your almonds, peanuts and other related products are protected from the surrounding environment. The MPE Chain-Vey also features Clean-In-Place [CIP] capabilities with automated wash cycles for sanitary conveying needs. This new machine allows you to obtain better conveying results with a better conveying solution.

For more information about MPE’s complete line of equipment, contact Modern Process Equipment Corporation at 3125 South Kolin Avenue, Chicago, IL 60623, call (+1) 773-254-3929 or visit www.mpechicago.com.

It’s Official, EuroTier 2012 was Popular, Productive and Successful

Around 160,000 animal husbandry farmers and experts – 38,000 international visitors – Leading position as the world’s largest exhibition consolidated – BioEnergy Decentral becomes increasingly more international

EuroTier, Hannover

Many of the International Milling Directory‘s members met with Darren, Tuti and Roger from the publication (and to discuss the sister publications International Aquafeed and Grain & Feed Milling Technology). One comment from the event organiser, “With 2,445 exhibitors and around 160,000 visitors, including 38,000 international visitors, EuroTier 2012 has reached new record levels”, announced Dr. Reinhard Grandke, Chief Executive Officer of DLG (Deutsche Landwirtschafts-Gesellschaft – German Agricultural Society), speaking to the press in Hanover at the close of EuroTier on 16 November 2012. With this result EuroTier has impressively demonstrated its great pulling power for animal husbandry farmers and experts from all over the world and further consolidated its leading position as the world’s top event for professional animal husbandry. BioEnergy Decentral at EuroTier has become firmly established as the world forum for decentralized energy supply.

EuroTier

The following preliminary conclusions can be drawn:

  1. The number of exhibitors has increased by 25 percent compared with 2010. Altogether 2,445 direct exhibitors and 41 additionally represented firms from a total of 51 countries presented their goods and services and their innovations. Around half of the exhibitors (1,151) came from outside Germany, representing a 40 percent increase over 2010. This underpins EuroTier’s unique position as the world’s largest exhibition in this field.
  2. EuroTier is the platform for launching new machines, installations and farm inputs on the international markets. The innovations in the areas of animal housing construction, machinery and installations for feeding and husbandry, electronics, instrumentation and control engineering, as well as data management shown here generate new impulses for effectiveness, efficiency, precision and animal welfare.
  3. With around 160,000 visitors from over 100 countries, EuroTier has achieved a new record level. These figures represent an increase of around ten percent by comparison with 2010. EuroTier is the globally most important information forum for professional animal husbandry. The farmers, dealers and investors are making their farms and businesses fit for the future with modern technology and signposting strategies. This underscores the importance of agriculture as a key sector of the 21st century.
  4. EuroTier is more international than ever before. 38,000 farmers, investors and expert visitors came to the Exhibition Grounds in Hanover to gather information. This corresponds to an increase of over 50 percent by comparison with the previous maximum level. The largest contingents of international visitors came from the Netherlands, Austria, Denmark, France, Poland, Spain and the United Kingdom. Nearly 3,000 investors and persons in charge of large-scale farms from Eastern Europe came to Hanover to see what is available on the market. The high numbers of visitors from the Middle and Far East Asia as well as from Central and South America also deserve mention: over 7,000 visitors from these regions were registered. The total visitor numbers from Germany remained constant at around 122,000.
  5. The cattle sector at EuroTier is unique worldwide with its presentations of genetic resources and innovative installations and equipment. These form the basis for the strategies that beef and dairy farmers are adopting to prepare for the phasing out of the milk quota in 2015.
  6. The solutions presented in the pig sector reflected the demands made of future keeping conditions. The motors driving them are the pressures to reduce costs and increase productivity, as well as alignment with increasing legal requirements and demands made by society.
  7. The “World Poultry Show” at EuroTier completely satisfied its goal of being the global forum for the poultry sector. Breeders, producers and processors from all over the world used the comprehensive and highly specialised programme to develop the good prospects in the markets.
  8. A further stand-alone feature of EuroTier is the unique programme addressing feed and animal health. It is only at EuroTier that the supply side in these segments meets the demand side made up of the farmers of all the key productive animal species.
  9. The changing requirements made by society have a substantial influence on the development strategies of the livestock farmers. The Animal Welfare Info Centre at EuroTier offered a platform for discussing the different standpoints of various groups in society regarding modern livestock farming. Visitors to EuroTier made excellent use of this information forum.
  10. The Technical Programme at EuroTier 2012 was very well attended by the visitors. The international events for the dairy and pig farmers and the International Poultry Day immediately preceding EuroTier have become established highlights for practical farmers and related specialists from all over Europe. They attracted around 1,300 international experts. The conferences and forum events and the congress of the Federal Association of Practising Veterinarians (Bundesverband Praktizierender Tierärzte) held overlapping with EuroTier also provided excellent opportunities for exchanging opinions and experience.
  11. The “Young Farmers Day” on Thursday was a great success. Over 5,000 young farmers and students from Germany and abroad attended the various events offered at EuroTier. One highlight of EuroTier 2012 was once again the Young Farmers party with around 2,500 young guests.
  12. 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 twelve percent compared with 2010, which is attributable above all to the technology leadership in this industry. Accordingly it was possible to expand BioEnergy Decentral as the global forum for decentralized energy supply.
  13. The partnership with VDMA Power Systems and the Association of Local Utilities (VKU) has proved fruitful and contributed substantially to the success of BioEnergy Decentral. 650 exhibitors presented solutions for the entire value chain of decentralized energy supply.
  14. The programme of BioEnergy Decentral was complemented by a comprehensive technical programme that was designed and implemented by DLG in partnership with Bauförderung Landwirtschaft – BFL (an organization devoted to promoting agricultural building construction and optimizing livestock management conditions), the publisher Energie & Management and further partners.

This story was from Engormix .

The next EuroTier including BioEnergy Decentral will be held in Hannover, Germany from 11th to 14th November 2014. We look forward to going again and I hope it is reciprocated by you.