It is with an enormous sense of pride that I announce that IMD 2012/13 has reached its completion. It has been sent to the the printers for its first proof where once approved 8,000 copies will be printed and distributed to the global-milling community.
Dedicated subscribers and advertisers can get an exclusive glimpse now on our Issuu page before the printed edition is released.
Don’t forget, you are what makes the IMD the most comprehensive and revered directory for international milling and so I would like to take this opportunity to thank each of our advertisers and readers for their participation and continued commitment to connecting millers, manufacturers and service providers across the world.
On a personal note, as this is my first IMD since being appointed Coordinator earlier this year I would also like to thank our marketing and our design teams respectively for their hard work.
Don’t forget you will be able to order your printed edition of the IMD 2012/13 online at www.internationalmilling.com and of course it will be made available at many of the worlds leading exhibitions and trade shows where we look forward to seeing you all.
Until the next time, thank you for your continued interest I hope you enjoy The International Milling Directory 2012/13.
Capping off this week’s GRAPAS 2012 series we bring you a double-header of expertise from the distinguished (and it Part VII very sharply dressed) speakers that attended the event in Thailand earlier this year.
First up in Part VII we are introduced to Jean-Claude Poncet of Vibrafloor, a French organization that specializes in, you’ve guessed it, vibrating floors.
In Part VIII Chanchai Rukthanannond delivers his closing speech bringing the curtain down on another fantastic show for 2012. As Chairman of the Thai Rice Millers Association Mr Rukthanannond was delighted to have welcomed so many experts and industry leaders to GRAPAS 2012.
Media supporter and Director for Perendale Publishers Limited Roger Gilbert has since said, “It was a pleasure to be involved in the event and having such a diverse selection of speakers all of whom were very interesting made it really successful.
Good morning subscribers and valued listed IMD companies. I am sure that you are all busy getting everything together to make your IMD profile the best it can be for 2012/2013. Well take a break, have a sit down and enjoy the wisdom of Dennis Peukert of Amandus Kahl who discusses Hydrothermal Treatment of Feed in this edition of GRAPAS 2012. Amandus Kahl is a German milling technology firm with a specialization in just about everything there is from mixers & grinders to weighing equipment, for whom Dennis is an Area Manager in the international market.
Hello again to our valued subscribers and listed companies.
It has been a very busy few months here at IMD HQ and we are just about to reach the top of that mountain as the countdown has now begun for companies to submit EVERYTHING to appear in IMD 2012/2013 the 21st printed edition of the worlds most comprehensive guide for the milling industry across the world.
If you want to be part of it, here’s what you need to do by 17:30 GMT on Friday August 24th, 2012.
Hello and welcome back to our dedicated subscribers and listed companies. Here at Perendale we pride ourselves on making our presence known at as many international events as we can throughout the year. After all if you’re going to produce the most comprehensive events register for the milling industry, why not use it?
This is why we are often invited to events not just to represent you, our valued clients but to also provide media support for these occasions where the worlds leading experts can all be found under one roof.
So in keeping with our continuing innovation and interaction I would like to introduce the first of our videos in a short series of speakers from GRAPAS 2012, which took place earlier this year in Thailand.
The first speaker is Niphond Wongtra-ngang, Adviser to the Immediate-past Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand, who is discussing the importance of food safety.
Were you at the event? Did you miss any speakers? Would you like to submit a video to us?
FarmingUK reports that EU grains finished mixed with Nov 12 London wheat down £0.50/tonne to £188.50/tonne and Nov 12 Paris wheat up €0.75/tonne to €256.00/tonne.
InterFax have also said that Russia’s total 2012/13 grain exports are now estimated at 12 MMT versus the previous estimate of 16 MMT.
The USDA attaché in Russia estimates Russia’s 2012 grain crop significantly higher at 81.0 MMT, including 47 MMT of wheat, 15 MMT of barley and 7.5 MMT of corn. Grain exports are pegged at 15.0 MMT, including 11 MMT of wheat, 2 MMT of barley, and 1.5 MMT of corn.
UK harvesting of winter barley and oilseed rape started about 7-10 days later than normally expected with about 40% of the winter barley and almost 20% of the winter oilseed rape area harvested by 31 July, mostly in the south according to the HGCA with wheat harvesting expected to commence in just over a week.
They said, “Early indications are that UK winter barley yields are close to average at around 6.3 MT/ha with improved yields from normal on light land. Quality is variable,”
“Early indications are that UK rapeseed yields are close to the five year average at around 3.5 MT/ha, lower than the record yield of 3.9 MT/ha in 2011,” they conclude.
Meanwhile the German Farmers Union (DBV) say that the winter barley harvest there is nearly complete, with yields averaging 6.3 MT/ha. The rapeseed harvest is around 70% done with yields averaging 3.3 MT.ha, they add.
FEFANA and EPA have established a cooperation agreement to collaborate for the promotion of probiotics for animal nutrition. The two associations have recently joined their forces with the aim to generate, develop and share their expertise and information on probiotics with feed chain stakeholders.
FEFANA is the EU Association of Specialty Feed Ingredients and their Mixtures while EPA has been created to specifically support the generic promotion of probiotics in feed. Through several initiatives they inform and update the scientific communities, nutritionists and the relevant industries about the benefits of probiotics in animal nutrition.
While FEFANA’s activites are mainly focused on regulatory aspects impacting the specialty feed ingredients industry; this joining of forces will strengthen promotion of probiotics toward the feed chain partners which is a major incentive. The main ambition of this joint group is to better position the probiotics in the national, European and International arena as a pivotal source of information and thanks to combining their activities, this position is strengthened.
The joint group will work on a series of communication activities along the year on topics already identified and related to subjects perceived as important and/or innovative for probiotics information on which you will be able to find on their newly designed website once it has been built. in the near future.
The traditional Jules Tournut Probiotic Prize, created by EPA in 1999, will also be granted in November 2012 during the Eurotier in Hannover, Germany, to reward researchers for their innovative works in the field of probiotics in animal nutrition.
The joint group will operate within the FEFANA structure and make sure that their activities fit to the Specialty Feed Ingredients Industry overall objectives. Gérard Bertin, EPA Secretary General, will take care of the management of this joint group, with support and involvement of the FEFANA staff.
Feed-additive specialist DELACON has recently established new regional sales administrations across the world. Meeting the need of their strong long-term market growth has driven the Austrian nutritional experts to branch out to the Asia and Pacific area (ASPAC), across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
In 2012 Asia became one of the largest sales regions for DELACON which is no surprise considering the rapid growth of the agricultural market in China and surrounding areas such as Cambodia. The local sales team has expanded the distribution network by appointing additional partners Sze Eng Kian who is Regional Manager North-East Asia, Gina Medina the Regional Manager South-East Asia, and Kevin Wang who becomes General Manager for China.
DELACON has also reorganized and expanded the EMEA sales region managed by Alban Llorca (EMEA regional manager). Bernard Paumelle has been appointed Business Development Manager, responsible for new market entries in the Middle East and Africa, another area where the industry is flourishing thanks to technological advances and education. Annelies Diericx, Area Manager for North-West Europe and Michael Binder, Area Manager for Central Europe are responsible for sales and distributor liaison in their respective areas.
As the largest researcher, producer and distributor of phytogenic feed additives in the world DELACON delivers solutions that improve animal welfare and nutritional efficiency, while reducing environmental impacts of animal production operations. Since 2010 the company has invested heavily in its research and development with a strong ethos in nurturing new talent to sustain its world-wide growth and innovative capital.
The organizers behind the event hope that AgriTalk India-2012 will serve as a platform for farmers, companies, producers, and service-providers to gather under a single roof to share knowledge, technology and innovations. Visitors and exhibitors will be given the chance to showcase their innovations and technology to potential buyers and establish new business contacts across the country at single venue, bringing the potential future of agriculture all under one roof.
You could also be exposed to new markets, agents and distributors some of whom will be making presentations and demonstrations, which you can do too.
Farmers are going to be honoured in different categories for their innovative and extraordinary work and contribution in their farming activity through various awards as part of the heralded Khedoot Awards.
This exhibition will attract visitors from Gujarat as well as from adjoining states like Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, and other parts of India which ranks second worldwide in farming output. With the country’s market growing at a rapid pace it could be time to join AgriTalk India-2012 to make your agri-products and services known, build new partnerships and generate new business opportunities.
There is still time for exhibitors and visitors to register their attendance to be part of AgriTalk India-2012 simply by visiting www.agritalkindia.com, where you can also find information on accommodation, food and travel.
High humidity and wet weather in the UK could set a high risk of mycotoxins in cereals this year according to a warning from HGCA reports NFU.
Weather conditions for many regions last season were relatively dry and, in general, mycotoxin levels remained below the legal limits. However, farmers and producers are being encouraged to air on the side of caution of the European legislative limits for the most common mycotoxins in grain intended for human consumption and also for feed.
Extra vigilance will be required by everyone in the grain supply chain according to Senior Research Manager Dr Simon Oxley. He said. “Record-breaking wet conditions during flowering could mean that the risk of mycotoxins is much higher than the past two years.”
He added, “Although using the risk assessment can help growers manage mycotoxin risk, significant risk factors, such as rainfall, cannot be controlled. This season, as mycotoxin risk is potentially high, it is particularly important for growers to ask what their end market requires.”
The total UK rainfall was 145.3mm – twice the average amount and the wettest since records began in 1910, and its sheer volume has been a concern. Talking about its effect Professor Simon Edwards of Harper Adams University College said, “This led to a ‘double whammy’ in terms of potential mycotoxin risk: the rain caused difficulty for some when applying T3 protectant ear sprays and wet humid conditions over the critical flowering period proved ideal for fusarium infection.”
Unfortunately July has also been wet but this recent spell of heat has provided some small hope for farmers across the country. However August is going to be as equally unpredictable according to the Met office with the south likely to see the most of whatever dry and bright weather there is.