Contributer’s Column

We’re signing off for Christmas here at the International Milling Directory (IMD). Since this blog was launched in Spring of this year, 2012, we have seen it develop and become an important part of the IMD.

Traffic has increased to a total of over 2000 hits. Press releases have been published. New members have been introduced. Events have been live blogged.

We can only hope for progress and success in the new year for the IMD as we look ahead to the production cycle and publication of the 2013/14 edition.

Merry Christmas and a happy new year to all.

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Introducing: FineTek

FineTek

Another new member has joined The International Milling Directory.

The Taiwan-based manufacturer is a company dedicated to ‘complete instrumentation solutions’. FineTek’s product line includes a varied and wide quantity of digital controllers and meters, pneumatic products, safety instruments,  level switch transmitters for solid and liquid applications. However all impressive this range of categories are, we are interested most in the manufacture of  the level sensor for silo bulk storage. This product is the key selling point for a justifiable place in the International Milling Directory. This alone is all the more impressive considering their research and development arm is an integral part of the company, which sets a strong “backbone” of the company.

Do see the new listing here at the International Milling Directory online: https://www.internationalmilling.com/company_3940.html

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
 IPPE
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.

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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.

4B boosts Load and Value in New Products

4B has invested in tooling to increase the capacities of their popular STARCO steel elevator buckets; as a result, all 4B’s StarcoSteel copy-1 ow have the same or greater capacities than comparable buckets of their competitors.

The Starco bucket was originally invented by 4B Braime’s French subsidiary, SETEM, in the 1980s and was the first low profile elevator bucket to use centrifugal discharge on a parabolic elevator head to achieve much higher capacities on a given elevator leg. As such, the STARCO bucket has revolutionised the elevator buckets market. The Starco elevator bucket has been engineered to provide perfect fill & discharge for a wide range of products. It operates at wide speed range, up to 4.55m/s.

It is not surprising that the STARCO bucket has become a very popular bucket, and has been copied by a number of companies, with varying results. In a range of tests that 4B has carried out to compare their own 4B STARCO buckets with their competitors’ buckets, it has become clear that a lots of buckets actually have a lower capacity than what is claimed on paper; also the quality of the bucket itself can be very different depending on the production process and the quality of the steel used.

Great care should be taken when selecting a STARCO bucket (or a similar model). On request, 4B can provide test results and field evidence to show the differences between different models.

 

Go 4B is a listed member in 11 categories of the International Milling Directory. Find their entry here.

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Natural and Organic Products Focus of Meat and Poultry Research Conference Scheduled for 2013 IPPE

International Milling Directory members may be interested to know that as part of the 2013 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) education schedule, the Meat and Poultry Research Conference will focus on the new economic reality presented by natural and organic products, addressing topics from regulatory and animal management challenges to processing and ingredients issues.  The registration fee for the program is $150 for all Expo attendees.

Co-sponsored by the American Meat Institute, U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, the American Meat Science Association, and the Poultry Science Association, the Meat and Poultry Research Conference serves as the leading forum for presenting the most current meat and poultry production research and its direct application to the industry. The conference will present cutting-edge science in practical, applied ways.

The all-day conference will begin with sessions focusing on the role of the consumer, the economic state of the food industry, and regulatory issues and will conclude with a retailer perspective on natural and organic products. Other topics covered include food safety and clean label ingredients, food quality and nutrition challenges of natural and organic products, and marketing organic products.

The 2013 IPPE, one of the world’s largest poultry, feed, and meat industry events, will be held from January 29-31, 2013, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA. The Meat and Poultry Research Conference is scheduled from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Thursday, January 31. For more information on the program, click here. To register for the event, go to www.ipe13.org.

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Co-ordinators Column: November 30, 2012.

7095216_origHello and welcome to the IMD newsletter on what is a bitter winters morning here at IMD HQ in the UK. More editions of IMD21 have been sent out in the past couple of weeks with our storage beginning to look a little bare (we have considered renting the space out to Santa Claus), so be sure to visit www.internationalmilling.com and order yours today.

As you will notice we have had some new additions to our listed companies in IMD this month so I would like to extend to them a warm welcome from all of us here at IMD HQ.

We are still sifting through lots of information and feedback from EuroTier 2012 which, took place in Germany earlier this month. We were delighted to have worked with the organisers there as media-supporter for the event and having met so many of you it has given us all plenty to be optimistic about for 2013. Over the coming weeks you will notice on our blog (millinginternational.com) that we will be posting videos, pictures and other articles that we have accumulated at the show itself so a big thanks to anybody that took part in those.

If you exhibited a product at the show and would like it to be featured on millinginternational.com please feel free to get in touch with any of us here at IMD HQ.

Next up we look forward to meeting you at Isrmax 2012, which takes place in India next month (13th-15th) where we are also serving as media-supporter.  You can still book a stand at the show free-of-charge by contacting our International Sales & Marketing Manager, Darren Parris.

Tom Blacker will be acting as Interim Manager for IMD.

Tom Blacker will be acting as Interim Manager for IMD.

Finally it is with a heavy heart that I announce that I am due to leave my position as IMD Coordinator at the end of this month

to move closer to my growing family. It has been thoroughly enjoyable getting to know so many of you and upholding the prestigious reputation that the IMD has in serving the global-milling community. Based on the tremendous achievements that we have celebrated this year I am confident for that reputation to go on from strength to strength.

I am pleased that Tom Blacker will be acting as Interim Manager for the IMD until further notice, you can contact him for all things IMD on +44 1242 267700 or by emailing tomb@perendale.co.uk.

Look out for Toms posts on our blog and as I will not be able say so later, enjoy your holiday celebrations!

Alex Rogers

IMD Coordinator.

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