IMD Newsletter Column – November 9, 2012

 

Hello to all of our dedicated readers and valued IMD listed companies. As the winter settles in here at IMD HQ we are already feeling in festive spirit and even have beaten jolly old St. Nicholas in the giving of presents. Can you guess what they could be yet? I’ll give you a clue, it comes in a box and contains the contact & product details of over 1,200 international millers, milling manufacturers and milling service providers… Still need a clue?

OK one more clue, an excess of 8,000 subscribers will receive a copy this year connecting them to the global-milling community for 2012/2013. Have you guessed it? That’s right it’s the 21st printed edition of the International Milling Directory and I am delighted to tell you that the first batch has been distributed and hopefully received by you out there across the world.

With more fresh copies coming in by the day it won’t be long until we have sent out the entire 8,000 so if you haven’t yet ordered your copy visit www.internationalmilling.com now to get your hands on one.

Or if you would like to learn about featuring in next year’s directory get in touch now simply by dialing +44 1242 267700 or emailing me at alexr@perendale.co.uk.

Don’t forget that we also have the IMD blog. MillingInternational has been a hub of activity since its launch earlier this year. Updated with daily news from the world of international milling and all things direct from the heart of IMD HQ, MillingInternational is your first point of daily contact with the IMD. Got something to say to the world? Share it with us and it could appear on the blog, check it out now for some examples.

Lastly you may also be aware that I had the pleasure of co-editing the latest edition of Grain & Feed Milling Technology magazine (GFMT). If you haven’t ordered a copy you can find it online at www.gfmt.co.uk with a fantastic column form yours truly as well as some excellent features on pelleting and green packaging.

Next month we have some big news so stay tuned, and stay warm!

Until next time

Alex Rogers
IMD Coordinator

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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Global-Milling News Goes Live!

The Global Milling news portal was launched earlier this year to provide up-to-the-minute news for the global grain and milling industries. The site is already reaching viewing figures in excess of 40,000 per month, and with over 3,000 individual topics, continual updates, and an ever-increasing archive of useful information, the site is fast becoming the most popular and compressive resource for news in our sector.

Below is a link to short digital presentation detailing the exciting opportunity to purchase a key word banner for only £500 for a limited time.

Follow the link to get an exclusive glimpse at the presentation which provides all of the information you need at Sliderocket.

www.global-milling.com

VIV China 2012: WPC 2016 and VIV China 2016 Enter Strategic Partnership

We end our series on VIV China 2012 with some great news. After such an exciting and successful exhibition this year we are delighted to have been involved and look forward to attending future events along with our fellow industry peers and clients.

Our last installment relates to the event but a little before it started this year. On Monday August 6, 2012, the representatives of the World’s Poultry Science Association (WPSA) China Branch, the Chinese Association of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine (CAAV) and VNU Exhibitions Europe have signed the agreement regarding the Strategic Partnership for the organization of the World’s Poultry Congress (WPC) 2016 and VIV China 2016 in Beijing. WPC 2016 will take place in the China National Convention Center (CNCC), September 5-9. VIV China will be held at the New China International Exhibition Center (NCIEC), September 6-8. The signing ceremony took place at WPC 2012 in Salvador, Brazil.

All 4 partners foresee in this Strategic Partnership a winning co-operation to unite Poultry scientists and businessmen worldwide in Beijing in September 2016. The XXV WPC 2016 is co-hosted by the China Branch of the World’s Poultry Science Association (WPSA-CN) and the CAAV. VIV China 2016 is organized by VNU Exhibitions Europe, the Head Quarters of VIV Worldwide, and its Chinese partner Beijing Tech Convention and Exhibition Center.

During the signing ceremony in Salvador, Ning Yang, Ph.D., President, China Branch of WPSA and Ruwan Berculo, Project Manager VIV, officially announced this exclusive co-operation. Ning Yang comments: “The exhibition has become an important activity as part of the World’s Poultry Conferences. In VIV China we have found our preferred partner to establish a high-quality international exhibition”. Ruwan Berculo adds: “At VIV, we value the opportunity to bring Business and Science together, which is in the interest of a bright future for the global Poultry industries. Our Strategic Partnership with WPC 2016 forms a true highlight in the mission to strengthen our events”.

Although it is still 4 years away from now, WPSA-CN, CAAV, VNUE E and BT have already defined an extensive program of activities to ensure that WPC 2016 and VIV China 2016 will become one combined event for all players in our industry. Over the course of time, more detailed information will become available.

Naturally we here at Perendale Publishers are very excited about this development which signifies a great enhancement in the importance for VIV China, remarking its reputation as a not to be missed event. Our representatives were so glad to have attended VIV China 2012 where we met so many of a valued clients and even made some new friends along the way.

 

 

 

 

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The International China Summit

Hello and welcome to the third installment of this weeks feature on VIV China 2012, today we will be looking at the International China Summit.

The first edition of the International China Summit preceding VIV China 2012, was visited by 266 delegates which paid tribute to the tremendous effort made by everybody involved.

One visitor representing the Product Board Animal Feed said, “The VIV-summit was a very successful exposure for our project regarding the comparison of the feed import legislation of China and the EU.”

Tjeerd den Hollander continued,  “As a result of the summit we received lots of positive comments and reflection on our project, which gave us useful information for the finalization of the project.”

The strong attendance for the International China Summit proved once again that Chinese professionals in animal protein production are very committed to be updated on trends and developments in their industry, one that should not be ignored by an ever expanding marketplace due to an increase in world population and communication connectivity.

We caught up with Marleen Boerjan of Pasreform who was also positive after her presentation when she said, “We are very grateful to VIV for their support and hospitality in hosting this event and to the hatchery professionals who attended. All their questions and involvement made it such an interesting and successful occasion. We look forward to the next seminar”.

A running theme throughout the summit was that of celebration towards the value added at VIV China 2012, too many times event organizers are guilty of missing the little touches that make a big difference. Mari van Gruijthuijsen, general manager at Jan Poultry Equipment echoed this sentiment saying, “The VIV organizers understand very well how important it is to add value to exhibitions by organizing surrounding events, like this Summit. This is very attractive for the national and international visitors, and there for also for the exhibitors. “

Tomorrow we take a look at the Poultry and Pig elements covered at the event including handling safety.

VIV China 2012: Part I

Hello and welcome to the first in a series of post that we will be running this week in response to the recent VIV event that took place in China earlier this month.

VIV China has once again profiled itself as an international platform for products, knowledge and technology for the Chinese animal protein production industry. Following many positive reactions to the event, project manager Ruwan Berculo concluded that the new concept has been a success and can act as a blueprint for the next exhibition.

VIV China 2012 can be summarized as a compact, quality event with high level visitors, a lot of international delegations, people from upcoming economies and a Chinese business audience that is focused on innovation. It marks a huge event in our yearly calendar here at Perendale Publishers and the positive energy surrounding it was infectious.

The enthusiasm and the interest have strengthened our belief that this is a platform that the animal protein industry in China really needs. With congresses, seminars and receptions before, during and after the event that were very well visited, we have presented a networking summit that matters.

Furthermore, the atmosphere was fantastic. The top and sub top of the industry have attended, making the score of 13.874 visitors a very strong result.

Throughout this week we will be talking in more details about elements of the event such as speeches, the exhibitors and who we met there.

The next VIV China is planned for 2014, from 23-25 September.

Gut Health and Animla Nutrition Conference – October 18, 2012

The American Soybean Association and Meriden (Guangzhou) Biotech Co. Ltd are joint organisers of an International Conference on Gut Health and Animal Nutrition.

Universities and research institutes from across the world will join nutritionists and the Technical Director of the American Soybean Association to speak on a range of subjects, including on phytobiotics and sustainable animal production, nutritional research and nutritional strategies for an AGP-free future. The International Scientific Conference will be held in Changsa City, China, on 18th October 2012.

For more information, please visit www.meriden.com.cn

Perendale Appoints Tuti Tan as Company Coordinator

Hello again to our valued subscribers. I always like to end the week on a high note and this week that comes straight from the core of IMD HQ. I am pleased to announce that this morning,  Tuti Tan has been appointed as Company Coordinator here at Perendale Publishers Limited.

Tuti has been with the company for over five years serving as Circulation and Subscriptions Manager, and has now made the move that will see her take a broader control of affairs relating to our globally valued publications including International Aquafeed Magazine, Grain & Feed Milling Technology Magazine and of course The International Milling Directory.

With Tuti now in place as Company Coordinator Perendale have already taken a giant leap in reaching new and exciting markets in the continued pursuit of connecting the international community for the milling and aquaculture industries. This of course whilst maintaining the high standards of service, distribution and quality information that we currently provide to our valued subscribers and advertisers.

I wish to congratulate Tuti for her new title at Perendale Publishers Limted and wish her every success in this important role. I look forward to our partnership in enhancing IMD’s international profile in the coming year for which work has already begun to take place.

Alex Rogers

IMD Coordinator

Lallemand’s New Mega-feed

Lallemand Animal Nutrition has unveiled its new antioxidant, MELOFEED.  The complementary feed, rich with vegetal Superoxide Dismutase (SOD) and catalase, is based on lyophilized melon juice. This forms a natural antioxidant active substance. It is recommended for all animal species to reduce the impact of oxidative stress on animal health and performance.

The Canadian company specializes in yeast, bacteria and yeast derivatives, for animal nutrition, baking, wine-making and pharmaceutical industries with MELOFEED being the latest addition to its extensive product development.

Matthieu Baulez, Product Manager for Monogastric Applications explains, “Animal farming practices are generating numerous stresses for the animal: gestation, farrowing, hatching, weaning, feed transitions… which are sources of oxidative stress with detrimental effects on animal health and performance.”

He continued, “Supplementation with certain antioxidants substances (vitamin E, selenium…) has become a common practice, but the science of antioxidants tells us that we can do better: protection against Reactive Oxygen Species depends on several complementary pathways like, for example, the Vitamin E, SOD and glutathione peroxidase (seleno-dependant enzyme) pathways. Hence, supplementing animal diets with a cocktail of complementary antioxidants rather than saturating one single pathway with one molecule even at high dosage, at a given critical time, can offer better protection”

Lallemand is a major supplier of probiotics and silage inoculants around the globewhich means that while MELOFEED is considered a complementary feed in the EU, different regulations can apply in other territories.

More news from Lallemand Animal Nutrition can be seen on www.lallemandanimalnutrition.com or you can visit their online IMD profile.

Grain Production Actually on the Up… But so is Consumption.

Now I know the subject of grain production in 2012 has generally been approached with sighs and groans but we here at IMD HQ have received a release from the WorldWatch Organisation that has made for very interesting reading.

Despite climactic problems in pretty much every farming region across the world this year, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has suggested that the Global grain production is expected to reach a record high of 2.4 billion tons in 2012.

This comes as stark contrast to the early indications which had seen fears of a low quality grain harvest grow. In fact according to the report this is an increase of 1% from 2011 levels and that’s not all. The production of grain for animal feed is growing the fastest- a 2.1% increase from 2011.

According to the International Grains Council 571 million tons were used last year for human consumption, with India consuming a grand 89 million tons.

However it is no secret that fierce drought in the Great Plains of USA have severely altered estimates on Maize production this year where it is most productive (in 2011 it was expected to reach a record 345million tonnes). This has led to a huge deficit expected for 2012/13 – 13% to be precise – and FAO have warned that with increased production also comes increased consumption.

“The relationship between food security, grain production, and climate change is especially important in 2012,” said Danielle Nierenberg, a Worldwatch senior researcher and Nourishing the Planet project director. “The recent drought affecting the United States and the rest of the world show the need to reduce price volatility, move away from fossil fuel-based agriculture, and recognize the importance of women farmers to increase resilience to climate change.”

If you would like to learn more about the Nourishing the Planet Project please click on the link above, you can also visit the blog at blogs.worldwatch.org/nourishingtheplanet.