Brief introduction to Godrej Plant, India

Godrej project

Godrej Project was located in Hanuman Junction, 60 miles east of Vijayawada, India. The value of contract is worth 4.9 million dollars. The project includes two extruded fish feed production lines, and two shrimp feed production lines. They are all made of steel, with electric control equipments. Fish feed production lines and shrimp feed production lines are separated into two main workshops. Godrej Project used Famsun’s full-set shrimp feed production equipments, the extruder, dryer, grinder, and supporting facility are bought from other companies.

This project’s construction began on 1st August 2013. On 1st May 2014, the extruded fish feed production lines had been accepted and delivered. Soon after, on 6th June 2014, the shrimp feed production lines constructed by Famsun had been accepted and delivered successfully.

Now, Famsun is undertaking the project of Acigodrej in Bangladesh, which is a joint venture from the local company ACI and Indian Godrej. This facility will also be a feed manufacture branch.

 

Invitation from Muyang Group China at Rice Milling Expo 2015

Perendale is an official agent of the Rice Milling Expo 2015. The complete solution provider for rice milling machinery, Muyang, extend their invitation to welcome you to their stand next month at the Expo. More details below.

Muyang Group China cordially invites you to visit its stall no. 125 at Rice Milling Expo – India’s Largest Technology Oriented International Expo & Conference on Rice Milling Industry scheduled from 6th to 8th February 2015 at New Grain Market, Karnal, Haryana, India.

 

See more at www.ricemillingexpo.com.

2nd Global Milling Conference – Live Update

The International Milling Directory has been excited to hear from our colleagues in Bangalore, India at the close of the second and final day of the 2nd Global Milling Conference.
This conference was held with delegates able to also visit VIV India, which was also in Bangalore in the same week.
A report is below giving a great insight into how this conference went and a look ahead to the next one in 2015.

Roger Gilbert from the International Milling Directory speaks at the 2nd Global Milling Conference, Bangalore, India on April 24th 2014

Roger Gilbert from the International Milling Directory speaks at the 2nd Global Milling Conference, Bangalore, India on April 24th 2014

There was great excitement on the closing day of the 2nd Global Milling Conference today when scientist Dr Sourav Kumar of the International School of Milling Technology at the Central Food Technological Research Institute in Mysore, India, announced the introduction of a new ‘milk’ product made exclusively from wheat germ and which can sell at one-third the current retail price for milk – and which has twice the nutritional content.
Dr Kumar believes that this new product – which a team of 12 scientists developed over an 11-month period – offers India’s malnourished an affordable nutritional drink that will aid growth and development in children and help overcome health issues afflicting adults, such as staving off the development of cancerous cells.
While there is a certain amount of skepticism associated with stories of this nature, on this occasion Dr Kumar samples of his milk product on display – along with a soup broth made from the same processed wheat germ and served to delegates at lunch – tasted like fresh drinking yoghurt. From our personal opinion, the muffin made from the same wheat germ product was rather dry but otherwise very acceptable!
While feeding the world’s hungry might not be upper most in the mind of flour millers (but which this writer believes should be), there is an added advantage for millers who produce flour from this wheat germ product – the resulting flour has an extended shelf life when processed into bread and bakery products. Patents have been applied for the process involved as it is believed by the institute that this wheat germ product could have widespread appeal in many countries including those struggling to provide drinking milk for their populations and where flour milling is carried out. Grain & Feed Milling Technology (GFMT) website will carry a full report on this exciting development in the May-June 2014 edition.
Meanwhile, some 95 people attended the first day of the 2nd Global Milling Conference and some 55 on the second day. Number were not as high as expected due to the Glance2014 (Global Animal Nutrition) Conference held on animal nutrition and involving feed manufacturing in Bangalore over the preceding three days.
However, those who did attend heard from 20 highly quality speakers on topics ranging from millers and feeding a growing world population through to methods and techniques to avoid waste in the chain of production from harvest through to final product.
Many of the presentations have been recorded on video and will be made available on the Grain & Feed Milling Technology (GFMT) website in due course. Other papers will be carried in up-coming editions of the Grain & Feed Milling Technology magazine.
Perendale Publishers and Assocom-India co-hosted this event and plan to host the next 3rd Global Milling Conference in India in September 2015.
The organisers would like to express their thanks to all the speakers and sponsors, including our main sponsor VIV India, for their support in making this a successful event!

2nd Global Milling Conference, Bangalore, India

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Reception for British visitors to VIV & and Global Milling Conference

Calling all British exhibitors and visitors to the up-coming VIV India exhibition and the 2nd Global Milling Conference, both being held in Bangalore next week. The British High Commission in India is arranging a ‘networking reception’ for British exhibitors and visitors on the evening of April 24, 2014 in Bangalore – contact UKTag for more details on: exportsuktag@gmail.com.

The 2nd Global Milling Conference is being held in the Movenpick Hotel and Spa, Bangalore from April 23-24, 2014. Registration can be made at: http://assocom-india.com/gmc/index.php.

 

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133.6kg/capita – Setting a global benchmark for feed production — Roger Gilbert

Roger Gilbert was invited to participate on the recent round of VIV Roadshows, speaking in Abuja, Nigeria at the beginning of January 2014 and more recently at the IPPE’s VIV Pig Production Summit USA. His topic was: ‘The role of a robust compound feed to meet the needs of a growing world population’ and based on survey results from Alltech’s feed survey showing world production in 2013 at 963 million tonnes. 

Roger Gilbert

Roger Gilbert

Looking at production statistics and population figures in isolation does not provide us with a clear view of where we have come from and where we are likely to end up in a world that is being challenged to feed itself adequately.

Static figures do not encourage us to address issues that are looming.
I’m of the view that information is knowledge, knowledge brings responsibility, and together provides us with influence and power to bring about change. If we ‘know’ we have a responsibility to ‘act’.

Nigeria represents one of the few countries on the planet that is adding substantially and significantly to its population base. In the next decade it is projected by the US Census Bureau to add 50 million people to its current 177 million population base and by 2050 challenge the USA for the third most populated country at just under 400 million people! It’s an issue that our industry, and the food industry in general – both in Nigeria and globally – will have to address.

Nigeria is just one example, an extreme one, of what is likely to happen in developing countries over the next 35 years.

However, there is good news for Africa. From the FAO, and surveying the first 12 years of the 21st century, Africa IS increasing its production of foodstuffs faster than anywhere else on the planet. The area being harvested is increasing at twice the rate of that of any other region while two regions – the Americas and Europe – show no increase in area harvested at all.

Product quality is also improving at the fastest rate in this region while yield increases are matching those being achieved in the America and Asia.

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Nigeria population growth

While world food production growth is increasing on average at 2.1 percent per year, Africa is moving ahead at 3.5 percent – and Nigeria is in amongst the countries achieve these higher-than-average increases.

Food consumption per capita based on an index of 2004-06, shows Africa achieving the fastest and most sustained growth rising from 78kg/head to 117kg/head since 1992.

As we are addressing compound feed production it is interesting to see what is happening to the consumption of meat and eggs. Total food supply has doubled in that period to 1.4 million tonnes and per capita consumption of meat up from 7.4kg/head to almost 9kg/head.

That in fact, highlights the next point I wish to make. How can ‘meat’ supply double yet per head consumption rise by less than 20%? The answer is straightforward – population increase. And that is why grams/day consumption of ‘meat’ products (in protein and fat terms) has largely stagnated in Nigeria since 1997.

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Nigeria population growth

By comparison world food supply has also shown a steady upward trend, increasing by almost 1/5th over a 20 year period.

However, in contrast to that, world per capita consumption has fallen from a high of 151kg on average to 146.5kg. No much you might think in terms of total weight, but the additional population over that period is having an impact and we are likely to see this downward trend continue.

And based on consumption per person, the supply of protein in our diets is showing a steady decline as well. On average we are consuming a gram less protein per person per day. Again not significant you might think, but highlights an ongoing tend that can only accelerate.

Fat consumption on the other hand remains relatively unchanged, at between 5.9-6g/head per day. Possibly reflecting the tremendous increase in palm production throughout Asia over recent decades.

Population pyramids

I want to show here how developing country populations are going to increase – again based on figures from the US Census Bureau. I have compared them to the country I live in – the UK – for comparison. You’ll notice that Nigeria has a wider population base compared to the UK (which given the total difference in numbers, is only natural). Also, the UK shows a ‘bulge’ in the 40-60 year olds groups due in part to the baby boomers following the Second World War. What is also evident is the increased number of people living longer in the UK than their counterparts in Nigeria.

As we move ahead through time – to 2030 – the Nigerian population base has widened by an additional 8-10 million births in the 0-4 age group (with a total of 38 million) while the shape of the pyramid remains the same; and with no more people living longer. In the UK on the other hand the population base has remained largely unchanged while even more people are living longer.

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World food supply

Finally, by 2050, the year in which it’s calculated the world will reach 9.5 billion people on the planet, and before stabalising at around 10 billion for the remainder of the century, Nigeria, while maintaining its pyramid shape, will once more see its population base expand, this time adding almost 70 million people in one-to-four year olds!  Again the UK is largely unchanged with a static population base.

These are in general the two key trends that differenciate between today’s developed countries and those ‘developing’.

Global feed production

I’m basing my comments on the latest Alltech Survey 2013 which provides output figures up until December 2013: the most comprehensive available for our industry worldwide and which we should be grateful to have.

The world currently manufacturers annually just under a billion metric tonnes of compounded or formulated animal feed. These feed statistics were collected by 600 Alltech staff from 130 countries involving 28,196 feedmills. Note: Numbers for less developed countries may be less accurate; but that will have little influence on overall dataset.

The top 10 countries in descending order of output are: China, USA, Brazil, Mexico, Spain, India, Russia, Japan, Germany and France which account for 611 million tonnes or two-thirds of world production.

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global feed
production 2013

Poultry, which includes layers, broilers, turkeys and others, account for 444.4 million tonnes of feeds while pigs account for 242.8 million tonnes and ruminants – dairy, beef, calves and others – 195.6 million tonnes.

Key survey findings include:

  • China leading producer at 189 million tons
  • Asia leading overall region with 348 million
  • US and Brazil 2nd and 3rd largest countries
  • Africa fastest growing region; up 7%
  • Middle East has largest feed mills by annual production

Other key findings:

  • Poultry still the leading species
  • 46% of all feed is poultry feed, 61% of that is for broilers
  • 444.4 million tons fed to poultry worldwide
  • Aqua experienced fastest growth up 17% over 2012 – exceeded 40 million tons.
  • Pig feed production increased 11% (esp. China)
  • Pet food up slightly, Equine up 14%
  • Ruminant feed production declined 20%
  • Decline in both Beef and Dairy
  • Able to switch to forages when grain prices high
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Global feed production 2013

The 16 important countries in terms of feed production are ranked in the bar chart above because I want to make the point that countries producing more feed do not necessarily have more feedmills. In fact, this chart is ranked by countries on the left with the least feed mills to the most on the right. And what is really interesting is that the average production from feedmills is not too dissimilar between countries and between regions at 30,000-60,000 tonnes per year.

A developing country’s prospects

Nigeria ranks 54 out of the 133 countries surveyed, in terms of total formulated feed production at 1.9 million tonnes (this does not include home-produced feeds or feeding straights or unformulated feeds). I’d like to extrapolate some figures from the information presented and raise a question or two for you to ponder.

  1. What are the populations of other countries producing a similar amount of feed to Nigeria?
  2. How much feed is being produced by those countries with similar populations?

The reason I ask these questions is that I believe there is a correlation between the volume of compound feed produced in a country and the ability of that country to feed its population adequately.

And I have identified a ‘benchmark’ that I believe all countries need to exceed in order to claim they are providing the nutritional requirements for their populations.

As FAO and other UN organisations, including their associated NGOs, demonstrate safe and affordable food supply is not the responsibility of those with commercial interests alone to fulfill; there is a need for governments to assume responsibility in ensuring food is produced in volumes that are safe and affordable for all.

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Global feed production 2013

Here, I show Nigeria’s total population in 2014 alongside the volume in tonnes of its compound feed production (just under 2 million tonnes). I’ve compared that to other countries producing approximately two million tonnes of compound feed and show here the populations those countries feed.

If my proposal has any substance, then the people of Bosnia will be enjoying a healthy diet of livestock and fish products than their counterparts in Sweden or Czech Republic. Or they are enjoying healthier incomes from export sales.

When comparing Nigeria’s 177 million population of today with similarly populated countries we can compare their compound feed production; it is quickly evident that Nigeria is faring no better than Bangladesh and is a long way behind a country like Brazil.

For every Nigerian to enjoy the ‘world average’ supply of animal proteins based on compound feed, then the Nigerian Feed Industry has to rise to the challenge and lift production from 1.9 million tonnes to 23.6 million tonnes annually: over a 10-fold increase on what it is producing now.
Give our industry a chance

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Top ten countries

I believe that scientifically-formulated compound feeds offer the solution to this world feeding itself adequately by 2050.

We not only have to meet the future needs of humans arriving on the planet, but we also have to meet the needs of those wanting to improve their diets as they become more economically advanced. On top of that we have to address the one billion people FAO tells us are receiving less food than is required to sustain themselves. That figure has not been diminishing, but increasing in recent years.

You may not believe that growing livestock and fish for protein is the way forward however, growing and consuming cereals and crops has not proven to be the complete answer either. Livestock and fish have many advantages in the production of protein for human consumption over grains and cereals (which we cannot go into here) and we should give this industry a chance to prove itself as it offers huge utilization and conversion efficiencies yet to be fully realized.

Unless we measure where we are we cannot set meaningful ‘benchmarks’ for ourselves or our industry for the future.

Alltech’s figures are the first comprehensive figures the industry has on just how much compounded feed is being produced and used. Based on these figures and our current world population, I put it to you that each country must set an annual benchmark that sees every citizen having access to food that is based on 133.6kg/head of scientifically-formulated compound feed.

After all, that’s the world average and every country should be striving to be equal to or rise above the average in terms of supplying safe and affordable food to its people.

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IAOM MEA 2013 – Announcing South Africa in 2014

The International Millling Directory was honoured to be a part of the media partner coverage at IAOM MEA 2013. The conference’s first two days were covered right here on the blog, and now colleagues from Grain & Feed Milling Technology magazine will be reviewing and forming features about the event itself. The IAOM MEA 2013 leadership delegation held last minute meetings during the current IAOM conference in Tunisia. Talking to senior IAOM staff, the change from Rwanda to Cape Town, South Africa was the wish of members. Sheena Astete, said to the International Milling Directory,
“We have listened carefully to our members, and all agreed the best ever exhibition
was in Cape Town in 2010, it has the infrastructure and experience to deal with all our delegates”

IAOM MEA 2013 leadership team photo in Sousse, Tunisia

At the closing speeches started with Mr. Damon Sidles, Vice President of IAOM (USA) , followed by Mr. Kamel Belhiria, CEO, La Rose Blanche Group (Tunisia) who announced that the IAOM MEA 2014 venue will be in Cape Town, South Africa. The flag handing over ceremony took place at 13:30-13:35 and the team photo below with Mr. Merzad Jamshidi in front of the conference stage shows the event closed with real success for all delegates.

Look out for the coverage, review and content in the next Grain & Feed Milling Technology issue – November/December 2013. Free online in English and Spanish next month!
We at the International Millling Directory are excited and very hopeful for IAOM MEA 2014’s meeting and hope to cover the event again.
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Introducing: Lotexim Consortium

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The International Milling Directory  (IMD) is pleased to welcome Lotexim Consortium. This Kiev-based group provides services in the fields of worldwide supply and delivery of cereals and similar commodities.

The International Milling Directory has wanted to break into this region’s grain industry and service providers and this is a great starting point for the local industry to feature in the International Milling Directory. See Lotexim Consortium’s online page here: https://www.internationalmilling.com/company_5355.html.

 

The company’s free online IMD synopsis describes Lotexim as:-

 

Emerging Lotexim Agro Consortium consolidates a range of productive, foreign trade, logistics and marketing companies and entrepreneurs from Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Germany, Turkey, India. Lotexim Consortium supplies cereals (wheat, rye, corn, barley, oats, buckwheat), pulses, oilseeds; sugar; as well as their processed products origin Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan. The main product is soft milling wheat, big industrial volumes available. Lotexim: your reliable Russian grain supplier! Welcome collaboration with Mills, whom we furnish in a best way!

 

Registration is also still open for the new edition – register or update your listing in time for July 2014’s publication of the new edition of the International Milling Directory 2014/15 –  click here!

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Introducing:- Kay International Ltd.

Kay International Ltd.

Kay International Ltd.

 

Kay International Ltd. have registered for the International Milling Directory. The 23rd edition is set to be a memorable edition with new companies such as Kay International Ltd joining up. I’m sure we’ll all be interested to find out more from this company. The International Milling Directory synopsis online states their raison d’etre to be manufacturing and exporting positive displacement rotary lobe blowers from India.

 

Their website is interesting and features a good quotation for all of us in the milling industry to remember, such as,

‘In an industry full of competition, the ultimate winner will be the one who maintains the quality and not the price.’

– Kapil Arora, Director, Kay International.

Their entry on the International Milling Directory Online has just been approved – check it out HERE!

Don’t forget – register or update your listing in time for the July publication of the 23rd edition of the International Milling Directory 2013/14 –  click here!

International Milling Directory at GEAPS Exchange 2013

The International Milling Directory has now joined Pinterest to show our exposure at industry events. Our recent trip to GEAPS Exchange in Louisville, Kentucky was very successful and we were glad to meet old and new members there. Six boxes of the IMD were shipped there in advance. The event was successfully staged and we are hoping to attend next year’s in Omaha, Nebraska, USA event for the 3rd year running.

GEAPS Exchange

GEAPS Exchange

There are good photos now on our Facebook and Pinterest sites. The album is on the Facebook page now and while you are surfing the Internet, follow us on Pinterest here: https://pinterest.com/tomperendale

Make sure you are registered in the IMD 2013/14 today. Please do register or update your listing online for the print, app and online versions before the deadline of 31st June 2013 now at www.internationalmilling.com