Introducing : GO EST S.r.l.

GO EST

GO EST

The International Milling Directory is pleased to welcome GO EST S.r.l. as a new member.

GO EST S.r.l. is a consulting business intermediation agency whose activities are dedicated to foreign companies aiming to boost their international operations and investments, increase profits dealing and trading with Russia, CIS and former USSR countries.

Their synopsis states:

GO EST S.r.l. is an international business intermediation agency granting: assistance in trading with Russia, ex USSR countries and worldwide, agricultural commodities’ brokerage and import export activity. GO EST S.r.l. provides regular supplies of genuine cereals (wheat, rye, corn, barley, buckwheat etc.), flour, peas, chick-peas, oilseeds (rape, sunflower, flax seeds, rapeseed & sunflower oils, potato starch, sugar; chicken meat, beef; origin Russia, Kazakhstan (Custom Union) and Ukraine, under the supervision of the Russian Grain Union. GO EST promotes Russian agricultural products, ambitious in further international development, enlarging markets up to Latin America, Asia, Africa, etc. It strives to offer its partners competitive prices and time of delivery that emphasizes its advantage over other suppliers.

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EuroTier 2012: Jules Tournut Probiotics Prize

On November 13th 2012, at EUROTIER tradeshow, The European Probiotic Association (EPA) awarded the Jules Tournut Probiotics Prize 2012 to Peter de Schryver, from Ghent University, for his innovative research project on the use of microbial products and microorganisms in animal nutrition. The Prize was awarded in presence of members of the EPA, FEFANA, representative of the EPA Scientific Committee and journalists. Altogether, the quality and diversity of research projects submitted demonstrate that probiotics benefits go beyond zootechnical performance and pave the way for innovative applications in the field of immunity, but also stress management or even reproduction.

From left to right : J. Brufau (EPA Scientific Committee), E. Auclair (EPA Treasurer), P. de Schryver and L. Dussert (EPA President). 

The aim of the EPA Jules Tournut Prize is to support research and innovation in the field of probiotics for animal nutrition. Professor Joaquim Brufau, from IRTA, who represented EPA Scientific Committee, which formed the judging panel of the award, highlighted the scientific quality and diversity of applications explored by the candidates, who came from all over the world, beyond the boundary of Europe. The studies submitted covered a range of target species and benefits, sign of the broad potential of probiotics for sustainable animal production.

Peter de Schryver’s project aimed at improving performance and welfare in aquaculture thanks to an original approach: the use of poly-β- hydroxybutyrate (PHB), which he describes as a microbial energy storage polymer, an important source of energy for bacteria. PHB thus appears to play a prebiotic role in aquatic species, resulting in improved performance and resistance to pathogens. By combining this compound to a probiotic bacteria (synbiotic approach), the young researcher showed that both agents had a synergistic effect to protect fish against pathogens (use of Artemia franciscana as a well-studied model of aquaculture specie).

Nevertheless, when asked if this new approach could be applied to various species Peter de Schryver reckons that “it could certainly work in land farmed animals that have an even more developed digestive system”. The use of PHB in synbiotic approach for animal nutrition thus appears as a promising field.

Moreover, the young researcher is convinced that, especially in aquaculture, the digestive microbiota is often underestimated. Another interesting aspect of his study is that he looked into the Artemia microbiota richness and diversity and found that PHB had a positive effect on the microbiota diversity and evenness, an asset for microflora stability and protection against pathogens

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Late Harvest Not Worth the Weight?

POOR specific weights stand out in provisional results from the HGCA Cereal Quality Survey for 2012 reports Farmers Guardian (FG). Wheat average specific weight figures are down considerably on those seen in recent seasons.

According to the report the average specific weight for harvest to date is considerably lower than in recent seasons, at 71.9kg/hl against 78.7kg/hl in 2011 and a three-year average of 77.5kg/hl.

Average specific weights in the South East are 72.1kg/hl, were down 6.8 per cent on the three-year average and in the East 72.2kg/hl, that deficit is 7.4 per cent – some of the lowest on record since 1977.

The average Hagberg Falling Number (HFN) for harvest to date is 267 seconds, compared with 269 in 2011, which has been lower than average so far. But,”has been within acceptable levels” according to HGCA market specialist Charlotte Garbutt.

However FG has suggested that early results show protein levels are slightly higher, although there is a bias towards quality wheats (59 per cent of the wheat samples included in the provisional results came from NABIM groups 1 and 2).

Average protein content for harvest to date is 12.7 per cent, compared with 12 per cent for final 2011 results and the three- year average of 11.8 per cent.

The results indicate that 26 per cent of the 4,032 NABIM group 1 and 2 samples received met a medium quality bread wheat specification (74kg/hl specific weight, 180 HFN, 12.5 per cent protein) but only 4 per cent of group 1 samples met full bread milling specifications.

Mrs Garbutt said, “The overriding reason for such a low achievement of full specification is the specific weight quality criteria.

“Only 17 per cent of all NABIM group 1 samples collected for 2012 to date have achieved 76kg/hl, compared to 92 per cent last year.”

According to FG the provisional 2012 estimates for barley show a lower specific weight and poorer screenings compared to a year ago but nitrogen content levels are better.

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Delacon’s Small Step for Giant Leap in Market Growth

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.

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