Hello and welcome back everybody that attended Cereals 2012 in Lincolnshire, UK. It truly was a spectacular showcase with some 400 market leaders all packed into one place, many of whom I am pleased to see are listed with IMD. I know that our representatives who attended had a great time meeting all of you and hopefully those who weren’t registered when we met them will be filling in their forms now!
The IMD office has been a little quiet this week with many of us visiting Cereals 2012, but by no means did that prevent us from continuing the important work that has been going on behind the scenes. I have again managed get in touch with most of you in between other jobs just to catch up and make sure that you are getting the most out of your IMD listings.
If you wish to enhance your listing and we haven’t already made contact please feel free to get in touch simply by clicking my name at the bottom of this post. We at IMD are confident in our abilities to tailor each marketing to tool to your specific needs and cost requirements and I am always happy to hear new ideas!
Having said that, once again your response has been fantastic and I have enjoyed speaking to so many of you this week and finding the best ways to enhance your profile with IMD. With that in mind I would like to remind those of you that already have or who would like to participate in our equipment guides section please treat it as a matter of urgency and contact me as time is running out and it would be a shame for you to miss the opportunity.
Remember, the equipment guide is a great opportunity for you to advertise some of your products and guarantee an entire page in the directory devoted to your company. If any manufacturers would like to learn more about equipment guides please do not hesitate to email me, I have attached some samples below to give you a taster of what you could, but shouldn’t be missing out on!
Lastly I would like to inform you that I have managed to extend the deadline one last time for you to check your details, add to your listings and send in your equipment guides. The final deadline for the printed International Milling Directory 2012/13 is June 22, 2012.
I wish you all a very pleasant weekend!
In an exciting first day at Cereals 2012 the event welcomed Dan Basse, President of AgResource Company. In a talk hosted by Agri Intelligence, the leading commentator and adviser to the UK and Chinese governments addressed Cereal 2012 visitors on World Food Supply and Demand.
His talk covered global crop marketing prospects saying that the key factors driving prices for the foreseeable future would be a combination of weather (in terms of drought and moisture stress in key production regions), biofuels and their demand for agrimony-based feedstocks and South East Asia and in particular China.
He focused more of his comments around wheat supply and demand taking in corn and soybean production towards suggestion of the current volatile period for grain prices and a bullish period ahead for wheat in particular.
The Ag President stated that two-thirds of a cereal farmer’s net revenue in the USA now arises from marketing activities. Based on his calculations he also mentioned, that GM technology in grain production had not delivered any corresponding increases in yields, however they had taken some of the volatility out of seasonal variation in output.
Mr Basse also took time to visit the IMD stand and meet our directors who were pleased to welcome him to IMD and discuss international milling. He will return to his home town Chicago, USA, having no doubt enjoyed his time at Cereals 2012 and even the UK weather!
Another new addition to this year’s IMD is UK based ingredients company, Prinova Europe. Prinova provide a source for high-quality ingredients for food & beverage, health & nutrition, animal nutrition, flavour & fragrance, and personal care industries worldwide. Their dedicated, state-of-the-art R&D laboratory and knowledgeable staff allow them to provide special expertise in food and beverage additives, animal nutrition, and applications work.
Originally formed in the United States Privova has grown since its establishment in 1978 (then named Greenfield Thorpe Company) from having just one office employee to operating from nine bases worldwide, including in France, Germany, Spain and the UK.
Owing to their global sourcing expertise, international stock locations and purchasing power Prinova promise to make sourcing simple, strategic and successful and even offer services such as in-house grinding, granulating and blending facilities.
Everybody at IMD wishes a warm welcome to Prinova Europe and we hope to be play an important role in their long term growth and success.
The UK’s leading technical event for the arable industry kicks off this week and we are delighted to be one of the many industry leaders attending. Cereals 2012 will feature over 64ha of stands and live demonstrations of sprays & sprayers, crop plots, post-harvest technology and much more.
Some 27,000 visitors will be descending upon Boothby Graffoe, Lincolnshire on Wednesday June 13, and Thursday June 14 for what promises to be an eventful two days despite the unseasonal weather forecast. Event organiser Jon Day of Haymarket Exhibitions said, “We have had a few enquiries from visitors and exhibitors asking if Cereals is going ahead. The answer is very much yes – the Boothby Graffoe site is as near to waterproof as you could get.”
That will come as good news to the 490 exhibitors attending the event, including us at Perendale Publishing. You will find us at stand number G814 where our team of directors will be looking forward to meeting and having a friendly chat with you. Unfortunately I won’t be able to make it due to this incredibly busy period for IMD as we approach our deadline but I hope to receive plenty of feedback regarding IMD from our International Sales Manager Darren Parris who will be in attendance. Companies not yet registered with IMD will also have the opportunity to fill in a quick form to enjoy the many benefits of being part of the worlds most comprehensive directory for the milling industry.
As the leading arable event in the UK, Cereals also provides the platform for lively debate and seminars on the years key issues such as food versus environment, raising crop output and CAP reform. Panellists include farm minister Jim Paice, NFU president Peter Kendall, IBERS director Prof Wayne Powell, CPA chief executive Dominic Dyer, CLA president Harry Cotterill and Martin Nesbit, DEFRA’s director of EU and International Agriculture.
Tickets to the event are available at the gate on each day so there is no need to miss out if you haven’t already booked. Visit www.cerealsevent.co.uk to find all of the information you need on Cereals 2012, including a list of exhibitors and directions to the site.
For those attending, have fun, stay dry and we look forward to meeting you.
IMD welcomes Roff Industries (Pty) Ltd. for 2012/13.
Roff Industries (Pty) Ltd. are providers of high quality medium size maize roller and hammer mills to the Sub-Sahara African Market. Based just 2 hours west of Johannesburg, South Africa, their expertise is based on 20 years of service to the African market where they are operational in Namibia, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia, Angola, Kenya and even parts of Europe including Belgium.
Part of Roff Industries’ quality in service aside from their expertise is the ability to produce and install equipment within a very short space of time. A 4000kg/h plant will normally be installed and operational in less than six months from the date of order.
They have a wide range of products beyond medium sized milling equipment including, sifters, conditioners, feed mixers, cleaners and are a distributor of Jacob piping systems in South Africa.
I am very pleased to have Roff Industries (Pty) Ltd. participating in this years IMD and I look forward to working with them in the future.
Manufacturers of milling equipment, cleaners, degerminators, sifters, conditioners and feed mixers.
Ditributors of Jacob piping systems in South Africa.
Hello and welcome back to all of our UK readers who no doubt enjoyed their extended breaks for jubilee weekend.
Despite the shorter working week here there have still been some great happenings behind the scenes as we move towards the business end of production for IMD 2012/13. We have had an excellent response to the deadline extension, which in case you aren’t aware of is June 15, 2012. So many of you have been logging in and updating which just goes to show how far we have come as a directory and is a clear indicator of where we want to be.
With this in mind I would like to welcome some of our new additions this week; ChinaFeedOnline.com, GÜN-MAK Mill Machinery Ltd., Indeck Power Equipment Company and PCE Instruments UK Ltd. We look forward to forging a long lasting relationship together for the future.
Thanks to this extension I have also had the chance to push forward some exciting ideas for IMD that should now be applicable to our 21st printed edition and will be of benefit to all of our readers I am. While some details are still to be ironed out I am confident that by the end of next week I will be able to make an announcement on this matter so stay tuned!
Finally I would like to extend a warm hello to those who will be in attendance at the Cereals event in Lincolnshire, UK on June 13-14. It promises to be an exceptional coming together of over 400 industry suppliers including us at Perendale, so I look forward to seeing you there with the circa 26,000 expected to attend. If you haven’t already made arrangements to attend do so now to avoid disappointment.
Until then stay tuned for more new companies and remember to keep contacting me with your new products and company news, your response so far has been fantastic!
International Milling Directory Coordinator
In its 21st printed edition IMD welcomes back 4B Braime Elevator Components for 2012/13. Based in Leeds, UK, 4B Braime Elevator Components is an industry leader in developing high quality and dependable handling components for bucket elevators and conveyors. They have an innovative catalogue of products ranging across elevator buckets, elevator bolts, drop forged conveyor chains, belting, temperature sensors, and also complete monitoring systems.
Since their establishment in 1971 they have been serving a large range of industries, including Grain Handling & Processing, Brewing & Distilling, Food Industry and Bulk Material Handling. They also pride themselves on their free design service which comes with a guarantee thanks to years of experience in their field.
They are part of the Braime Group, with subsidiaries in Europe, America, Asia and Africa and a worldwide network of distributors, 4B promise practical solutions for all applications at any location. You will find their profile and equipment guides in our printed directory, online and also on our smartphone app, PLAPP.
Once again I would like to thank 4B Braime for their continued participation with the International Milling Directory for 2012/13.
Alex Rogers – IMD Coordinator.