Introducing FrontalRain Technologies

FrontalRain Technologies

FrontalRain Technologies

The field of software and ICT in agriculture is a growing field. From afar it seems an inevitability that agriculture is like any other business that relies upon everyday.It probably seems that it does take a long time for its implementation in all worldwide agriculture, logistics and supply chain markets.

FrontalRain Technologies joins the International Milling Directory today and we are proud to add new listed companies in the ‘Consultants – Computer Systems’ listings.

Mr. Sreeram. P is the registered and contactable person for FrontalRain systems at the listing on The International Milling Directory.

As the website says: “Frontal rain provides RainPlus an enterprise ERP Software solution which is cloud based for the AgriBusiness and Supply Chain Management […] FrontalRain are passionate about agribusiness and we aspire to take technology to remote corners of India.”

 

 

Introducing Personalized Nutraceuticals srl

Personalized Nutraceuticals srl

Personalized Nutraceuticals srl (website screenshot)

Another new company signed up to the International Milling Directory: Personalized Nutraceuticals. This Italian company produces raw material feedstuffs and premixes for animal feed. Their products cover just about any chemical and nutritional element for animal feed. Also, their R&D laboratory has “[…] special expertise in dietary supplements and applications work […] we can help you develop new products or enhance existing ones” which shows the true meaning of ‘personalized’ in the organisation’s name.

Personalized Nutraceuticals are a new addition to this year’s International Milling Directory which gradually increases our scope and breadth to maintain our position as the largest and most widely distributed printed milling directory. Register here to ensure your place in this year’s directory!

IMD at the GEAPS Exchange

GEAPS

GEAPS

In just over 5 weeks the GEAPS Exchange is being held in Louisville, Kentucky. The International Milling Directory will be exhibiting and attending this important show. The GEAPS show is for the grain handling, elevator and processing industries. Many of our member companies and organisations will be present, especially from the US market.

 

 

 

Information from the GEAPS Exchange Expo is interesting for all, especially exhibitors and participants:–

‘Exhibitors were so enthusiastic about Exchange 2012 that they signed up in record numbers to exhibit at Exchange 2013, February 23-26, in Louisville. In fact, every one of the record 508 booths on the 2013 floor plan sold out during on-site booth sales—far and away the most booths ever sold during an Exchange. These booths have been reserved by 294 companies, also a new Exchange record!

Expo 2013 Hours

Saturday,
Feb. 23

Exhibitor Setup
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sunday,
Feb. 24

Exhibitor Setup
7:30 – 10:45 a.m.

Expo Grand Opening
at 12:15 p.m.

Expo: 12:15 – 6 p.m.
Lunch at 12:30 p.m.

Welcome Reception
4:30 – 6 p.m.

Monday,
Feb. 25

Expo: 9:45 a.m. – 3 p.m.
(1 hour longer than 2012!)
Lunch at noon

Tuesday,
Feb. 26

Expo: 9:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Lunch at 11:30 a.m.
Exhibitor Teardown
1:45 – 7 p.m.

GEAPS Exchange is the grain handling industry’s largest and best venue for operations professionals and suppliers to connect. We have another sell-out year with record number of booths and exhibitors eager to display their products and services. Over the course of three days you will have plenty of opportunities to go Expo shopping.

GEAPS has been building on the success of the Exchange Expo for years, with sell-outs since 2006 and record breaking numbers of exhibitors and booths. From corner to corner, you’ll find the Expo Hall filled with exhibitors eager to show you their latest, and greatest, products and services. Our exhibitors know that when it comes to connecting face-to-face with the most dedicated grain operations professionals out there, the GEAPS Exchange is the place to be.

Companies interested in exhibiting can get on the waiting list to be contacted about available space due to last minute cancellations.  To get on the list, complete the Exhibit Space contract and send it to Adrianne at the GEAPS office.  Full details are also available by contacting GEAPS at (+1) (952) 928-4640 or email sales@geaps.com.’
[Source: 18.01.13, <http://www.geaps.com/exchange/expo.cfm>].

Introducing Parantez

We welcome a recent addition to the International Milling Directory – Parantez. The International Milling Directory has been aiming to re-register this company for the new edition and we are glad to broaden the relationship between us and the IDMA show in Turkey. The International Milling Directory does feature IDMA in the inside front cover of the 2012/13 edition. If this is a reminder, we hope to see you at IDMA, Instanbul Expo Center on 4-7 April 2013! Some background information is written below.

The exhibition Company PARANTEZ, founded in 2000 in Turkey, is committed to providing professional services in the sector of exhibitions, conferences, publishing and tourism.

IDMA

IDMA

In order to announce the latest developments and changes in the milling sector, The Parantez Group developed an exposition project, held their first meeting in 2005 “International Flour, Semolina, Rice, Corn, Bulghur, Feed Milling Machinery & Pulse, Pasta, Biscuit Technologies Exhibition” in Istanbul.

Today the exhibition is well-known as IDMA and is one of the most important platform for location of meetings, negotiations, exchange of opinions and suggestions of the best representatives of the sector. Participation in the exhibition allows to establish new business contacts, get information about the market and new technologies, to explore business competitors, to provide new products and develop a pricing policy.

The company constantly improves the quality of services and efficiency of the organization, makes every effort to attract more association members and partners. The company always strives to apply best practices and methods of the world.

Find the new Parantez fair listing online at: https://www.internationalmilling.com/company_3371.html.

Lallemand aquires Microbial Developments Ltd.

International Milling Directory‘s member Lallemand aquires Microbial Developments Ltd in new developments for their transatlantic prospects. Microbial Developments Ltd are in Malven, Worcestershire; coincidentally nearby in an adjoining county to the IMD’s publisher’s head office – Perendale Publishers. Lallemand’s product range already goes beyond the scope of the IMD so we will be keeping a close interest in the impact this has in the feed industry.

LALLEMAND

LALLEMAND

Lallemand Animal Nutrition has announced that it has acquired Microbial Developments Ltd, the UK-based manufacturer of Aviguard, effective 31st December 2012.

Aviguard is a well established avian competitive exclusion product that aids the rapid establishment of normal gut flora in day old chicks thereby minimizing colonisation by transient pathogenic bacteria such as Salmonella, E. Coli and Clostridium perfringens. Aviguard is sold in over 36 countries and is widely used in broiler and layer breeders, parent and grandparent stock.

Lallemand has acquired Microbial Developments Ltd from Tim Nelson, who originally purchased the business from Bayer Plc in 1995 by way of a management buyout, and who will continue to act as its managing director. Sue Reynolds, sales and marketing director, will continue to manage Aviguard global distributor relationships and business development.

As part of the transaction Lallemand has also acquired Microbial Developments Ltd’s Aviguard and lactic acid bacteria fermentation plants, packing and R&D facilities located inMalvern,UK.  Under Lallemand’s ownership the business will continue to produce lactic acid bacteria for third party customers from the Malvern facility as well as producing bacteria for Lallemand’s own needs.

Commenting on the announcement, Yannig Le Treut, general manager of Lallemand Animal Nutrition said: “Aviguard is a well established and cost effective competitive exclusion solution used by many of the world’s leading poultry breeders and integrators to help prevent the colonization of the gut by salmonella and other pathogenic bacteria. With ever increasing consumer and regulatory pressures on the poultry industry to minimise the routine use of antibiotics, we believe Aviguard is well positioned for the future and will complement our existing portfolio of poultry products,  which includes Bactocell, Alkosel, Agrimos and Levucell SB”.

Tim Nelson, managing director of Microbial Developments Limited, said: “Lallemand’s investment in Microbial Developments is good news for our employees and customers. Lallemand’s distribution network will complement our existing distribution arrangements for Aviguard, opening new market opportunities. Our lactic acid bacteria and fermentation product customers will benefit from Lallemand’s fermentation expertise, R&D capabilities and depth of production capacity with the Malvern facility joining Lallemand’s existing plants in Milwaukee (USA), St Simon (France) and Montreal (Canada)”.

About Lallemand Animal Nutrition:

Lallemand Inc. is a privately owned Canadian company specializing in the research, development, production, marketing and distribution of yeast and bacteria for use in the  animal nutrition, baking, beverages and pharmaceutical industries. Lallemand has approximately 2,500 employees located in more than 36 countries on all continents. www.lallemand.com

Lallemand Animal Nutrition is dedicated to the development, production, and marketing of profitable, natural and differentiated solutions for animal nutrition and health. Core products are live bacteria for probiotics and silage inoculants, specific yeast for probiotics, and high value yeast derivatives. Lallemand is a major supplier of probiotics and silage inoculants technologies across all continents. More news from Lallemand Animal Nutrition can be seen on www.lallemandanimalnutrition.com

[Source: Engormix. 14.01.13 <http://en.engormix.com/MA-poultry-industry/nutrition/news/lallemand-animal-nutrition-acquires-t18162/141-p0.htm>].

IPPE – Two-day programme

2013 International Rendering Symposium to Focus on Using Rendered Product to Combat High Feed Costs

The International Rendering Symposium is returning to the 2013 International Production & Processing Expo.  This symposium will be sponsored by the National Renderers Association and U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, the symposium will focus on using rendered product to combat high feed costs. The two-day programme is $150 to all registered Expo attendees.

This year’s International Rendering Symposium will include a presentation by Bill Dieterichs, The Jacobsen Report, on The Economics of Rendered Product. Dr. Charles Starkey, American Proteins, will discuss Controlling Salmonella in Feed. A presentation on The Role of Rendered Products in Aquaculture Feeds will be presented by Dr. Sergio Nates; while Dr. Brian Kerr, USDA, will focus on Rendered Products for Feeding Swine, and Dr. Greg Aldrich, Kansas State University, will present on Rendered Products for Pet Food.

Programs topics will include an Overview of the North American Rendering Industry; Production Profile of Rendered Protein Meals in Latin America and Its Market Needs for the Pet Food Market; Innovation in the Rendering Industry; Rendering: A Green Industry; and other issue-specific subjects.

The 2013 IPPE, one of the world’s largest annual poultry, feed, and meat industry events, will be held from January 29-31, 2013, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA. The International Rendering Symposium is scheduled for Thursday and Friday, January 31 – February 1. For more information on the programme, click here. Register for the event at www.ipe13.org.

 

Attendance details:-

International Rendering Symposium
Room B-405                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Thursday, January 31: 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Friday, February 1: 8:00 a.m. – Noon

IPPE

Canada Grain Act

haccp-engTo modernise agricultural policy and regulation, the Government of Canada conducted several industry consultations in recent years, particularly in areas of the Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) mandate and governance, user fees, producer security, service comportment and standards. On October 18, 2012, the federal government introduced the amendments to the Canada Grain Act (CGA), which was part of Bill C-45, Jobs and Growth Act, 2012. Bill C-45 received the royal assent and became law on December 14, 2012. The last major review of the CGA was done in the 1990s.
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The agricultural industry generally sees the recent amendments to the CGA are necessary, mainly due to fundamental industry changes experienced during the last 10 to 20 years. For example, the number of primary elevators in Canada decreased to 344 in 2012 from 976 in 1999. Industry consolidation has resulted in a few major grain companies accounting for large shares of grain handling activities at both primary elevator and port terminal levels. Due to the integration of grain handling industry, grain received at port terminals often comes from the primary elevators owned by the same company. In the current system, the CGC will conduct a grading/weighing inspection, although the grain movement is simply within the same company. The CGC inspection services in the case seem redundant to many industry stakeholders. The consolidation of grain handling industry, coupled with the recent removal of the Canadian Wheat Board single desk, has led to the need for changes in agricultural policy and regulation.

A major change is the elimination of mandatory requirements for inward inspection and weighing of grains by the CGC at port terminals and transfer elevators

The amendments to the CGA intend to streamline the CGC operation and eliminate redundant or unnecessary services. A major change is the elimination of mandatory requirements for inward inspection and weighing of grains by the CGC at port terminals and transfer elevators. Inward inspection is a practice of inspecting grain at port terminals or transfer elevators when the grain comes from a domestic grain handling facility, in most cases, primary elevator. Due to the integration of grain handling industry, primary elevators often ship grain to a port terminal or transfer elevator owned by the same company, reducing the need for inspection. If this is not the case and an inspection is necessary, the proposed new system would allow shippers and elevator operators to request weighing and grading by a private service provider authorized by the CGC. Based on the estimate from the federal government, the elimination of redundant services is expected to save about $20 million annually. Many industry stakeholders believe that agricultural producers bear all these costs in the end.

For the producer payment protection program, the CGC would introduce a new insurance-based system to replace the current single option of bonding. The federal government believes the new approach will improve producer protection coverage and reduce licensing costs.

The amendments to the CGA will also eliminate the grain-appeal tribunals. If grade/weight disputes occur, the proposed new system would allow producers and other industry stakeholders to request a binding determination of grade/weight by the CGC. The CGC would provide oversight and the office of the CGC Chief Grain Inspector would be the final decision-making authority for inspection services provided by the private sector. The CGC will continue to establish and maintain standards of Canadian grain quality, and particularly, safeguard the quality of grain for exports. As well, the CGC function in producer rail car administration will remain unchanged.

The CGC has just completed another round of industry consultation on user fees. Many producer organizations and industry stakeholders provided their input to the process. A summary of the consultation findings is available at the CGC website.

In the Budget 2012, the federal government has allocated $44 million over two years to allow the CGC to transition to the new model. The CGC will continue its current statutory functions until August 1, 2013 when the proposed changes and new user fees will take effect.

For more information on the amendments to the CGA, visit the CGC website.

This link on the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada website provides information on the amendments to the CGA.

2013 IPPE – Hiring graduates into agriculture

New International Student Career Program at IPE 2013, January 29 – 31, 2013

IPPE, Atlanta, GA, USA

IPPE 2013, Atlanta, GA, USA

The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association and the USAPEEC International Poultry Development Program (UIPDP) are jointly sponsoring a new International Student Career Program at the 2013 IPE, part of the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE). Held in conjunction with the long-standing USPOULTRY College Student Career Program, the new program has been created to provide companies with an opportunity to interview top students from various countries for industry jobs and internships in the poultry industry in one location.

“UIPDP is pleased to honour Henry Holler, one of the pioneers of our industry, by establishing the Henry L. Holler International Management Studies Fund to support this international student career program,” said UIPDP Chairman Eric Joiner of AJC International. “Henry was one the founders of the USA Poultry & Egg Export Council and served as the first chairman of UIPDP.”

“Several of our interviewing companies have locations outside of the United States and are looking for students to fill positions in various countries. We are excited to offer our interviewing companies an opportunity to meet and talk with these international students,” said John Starkey, President of USPOULTRY.

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 International Student Career Program will be held in conjunction with the College Student Career Program and is scheduled for Tuesday, January 29, through Thursday, January 31. Please do visit Perendale staff at IPPE 2013 – click here for how to find us at stand 1770!

Featured Company: Adifo

Adifo launches BESTMIX® Formulation as a Service
platform

Adifo

Adifo

Nutrition software supplier Adifo has launched a cloud-based
collaborative platform as an extension to BESTMIX®, their profit-driven
feed formulation and recipe management system. The extension platform is
bound to revolutionize the information interchange between nutrition
experts and the outside world to the benefit of all parties involved, including
feed advisors, external partners and customers.
The Formulation as a Service solution – securely implemented in the cloud
– gives users online access to part of a nutrition company’s BESTMIX®
database. Users can retrieve minute-precise market data, rely on up-to-date
equations and use state-of-the-art formulation functionality at any time.
They can also record project or customer-specific data such as purchase
costs and specifications.

Adifo has pioneered a new way of working which will dramatically
improve the collaborative interaction between all parties in the nutrition
company’s value chain.

Account managers and independent consultants will simulate
adaptations to recipes to meet specific customer demands and
evaluate immediately the cost impact of their adaptations.
Internal departments such as marketing, sales and quality
assurance will produce their own data and reports without compromising core data.

External interested parties will be able to sign knowledge
contracts with the nutrition company and take advantage of
nutritional know-how.
Research centres will want to use the system to unlock their
nutritional knowledge to interested parties all over the world.
The formulation department can learn about evolving customer
preferences by analyzing adaptations made by the client.
The Formulation as a Service platform has the additional advantage of
being easy to set up and use. There are no worries for the customer; the
solution even eliminates the need for setting up and maintaining dedicated
laptops for account managers or consultants. What’s more, Adifo backs up
the data and updates the software continuously, leaving the customer care-
free.

This Formulation As A Service platform will be launched and
demonstrated for the first time at the IPPE show: Hall A, booth 3118.

About BESTMIX®

BESTMIX® is Adifo’s profit-driven feed formulation and recipe
management system. It allows nutrition companies to least-cost their
products, taking into account all the quality requirements, factory

specifications, health and safety requirements, availability of ingredients,
purchasing positions and material costs, and environmental and legal
aspects of the business.

About Adifo

Adifo has been a major player in feed-related software solutions for more
than thirty years now. Adifo’s solutions give the customer maximum control
over core processes while guaranteeing the protection of critical business
knowledge. All of Adifo’s solutions are developed and supported by highly
skilled teams with a sound expertise in the nutrition business. The company
invests continually in R&D to develop solutions and services that meet
emerging regulatory requirements, market trends and competitive
challenges. www.adifo.com

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