Record Breaking Year for Eurotier 2012

It was a bumper week in Hannover last week (13-16th) as nearly 200,000 animal husbandry farmers & experts and international visitors attended Eurotier 2012.

The worlds largest exhibition of its kind, Eurotier brought together 2,445 direct exhibitors including Perendale Publishers who were media-supporters for the event. Dr. Reinhard Grandke, Chief Executive Officer for Deutsche Landwirtschafts-Gesellschaft (DLG) who organized it announced that, “EuroTier 2012 has reached new record levels,” when speaking to the press in HaNnover at the close of EuroTier on 16 November 2012.

Perhaps more compelling proof of Eurotier’s stature of success this year has to be that half of the 2,445 that exhibited had come from outside of Germany, representing a 40% increase on 2010.  The number of visitors was also up by 10% this year on the previous forum, 160,000 of them went for the latest information and future technology which is crucial to farming in the 21st century.

A stand-alone feature of the new look Eurotier was the unique program addressing feed and animal health which is an essential

Akzo Nobel, were one of the industry leading companies that Darren had the pleasure of meeting.

sector of the industry with around 22% of the IMD being made up of companies who specialize in animal-feed based activities. Perendale Publishers very own International Sales and Marketing Manager, Darren Parris, managed to catch up with some who attended including AB Vista, Norel and Sonac. He said, “I’ve loved meeting up with so many of them with this being my first Eurotier, you get so much more out of meeting people in person and to have everybody under one roof has been fantastic.”

BioEnergy remains a very important subject as we continue to try and source safer and more economical ways of fueling the planet. BioEnergy Decentral reported a constant number of around 42,000 visitors. Despite the current market situation in Germany, the share of international visitors increased by 12% compared with 2010, which is attributable above all to the technology leadership in this industry.

We’ll have more from our Eurotier round-up over the coming days, and work has already begun on planing for the next EuroTier which will be held in Hannover from 11 to 14 November 2014. In the meantime why don’t you tell us your favourite story from the show by commenting on this article, you can also comment on our twitter page @IMD12.

We at Perendale wish to thank everybody that we spoke to throughout the event and look forward to seeing you again soon!

Until next time

Alex Rogers

IMD Coordinator

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IPPE News

Back by popular demand, the Poultry Market Intelligence Forum is returning to the 2013 International Production & Processing Expo. Sponsored by U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) and the National Poultry & Food Distributors Association (NFPDA), the program will identify the challenges facing the industry and provide insight into how domestic and international poultry industries are positioned to move forward in 2013. The Poultry Market Intelligence Forum is free to all Expo and NPFDA meeting attendees.

USPOULTRY president John Starkey said, “The Poultry Market Intelligence Forum has been one of the most popular programs on the Expo schedule since its inception, and we are pleased to add it back for 2013.” He added, “Feed costs, global competition, and consumer demand present constant challenges for the poultry and egg industry, so it is important to stay informed about current conditions and projections for the future. This program helps keep industry leaders current on the various factors that could impact their financial performance.”

The program will feature two noted industry economists and a major food service provider. Mike Donohue, Agri Stats, will review Performance Trends for the Poultry and Egg Industry. Dr. Paul Aho, Poultry Perspective, will discuss Domestic and Global Drivers for 2013. Barry Barnett, Vice President of Global Supply and Purchasing for Church’s Chicken, will provide insight into The Customer’s View of the Poultry and Egg Industry.

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 Poultry Market Intelligence Forum is scheduled from 9 – 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 30.

Visit www.ipe13.org for more information.

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Eurotier 2012 is Just Around the Corner…

This autumn the biannual show descends upon the Exhibition Grounds in Hanover, Germany for a four-day spectacular from November 13-16, 2012. From feed to fish, poultry to pigs and pretty much everything in between: EuroTier is one of the biggest events in the animal husbandry calendar.

Billed as an international information forum for animal production professionals, the programme will address the pig and cattle sectors and also incorporate the World Poultry Show.

So far 2,100 exhibitors from 50 countries have booked stands with organizers busy preparing for the arrival of 140,000 visitors keen to learn about machinery and equipment, genetics and farm inputs for modern animal husbandry. Most European countries are well represented and there is also a notable presence from further afield with sizeable participation from the USA and China.

The 250,000 m2 exhibition area is divided into species specific areas with dedicated floor space for pigs, poultry, cattle and aquaculture.  Visitors can find out about the latest developments in cattle genetics, modern fish farm technology, supplies for horse stables and much more.

GFMT readers will be particularly interested in the ‘Feed Gallery Special’, which makes its debut at EuroTier 2012. The need for the Feed Gallery is obvious: the unpredictable weather we’ve seen across the globe in recent months, has put increased pressure on feed manufacturers to produce quality feed at an affordable price.

At this new section EuroTier visitors will be able to and learn about the variety of raw feed materials necessary for animal care.  The most important of the 600 feed materials listed in EU feed law and the German positive list will be on show with information relating to quality and provenance.

With such a large number of feedstuffs on display, the Feed Gallery Special is a great opportunity for visitors to learn more about new and uncommon feedstuffs, as well as to find answers to questions on the quality and suitability of feeds.

EuroTier is also the place to catch a glimpse of the newest technological developments in machinery, equipment and installations with many companies unveiling new products. Top new products can also be entered for a EuroTier Innovations award.  This year over 300 products were submitted for consideration, of which 19 won silver medal and five won gold.  Gold medal winners this year include Marel Stork’s AeroScalder and GEA DairyProQ: GEA Milking Place Module from FEA Fram technologies.

Perendale Publishers, producers of the IMD, will be in attendance at the show so be sure to come be the first to see IMD21, the new international milling directory for 2012/13. Don’t forget that IMD has over 1,200 listed companies many of whom will be attending also. If you are from one of those companies and would like us to feature you in our Eurotier build-up and subsequent review please do get in touch.

See you at the show!

Alex Rogers

IMD Coordinator

More information:

www.eurotier.com

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VIV China 2012: Food Safety Poultry Forum & Breeding Pig Industry Development Symposium

Welcome to part IV in this weeks round up of VIV China 2012, which was attended by our representatives from Perendale Publishers along with industry experts and market leaders from all across the world. Today we take a look at the Food Safety Poultry Forum and also the Breeding Pig Industry Development Symposium which were two excellent examples of why VIV China 2012 was so important this year.

Food Safety Poultry Forum

The Food Safety Poultry Forum took place on October 21, 2012 with the ambition to discuss; how to create a food safety culture “from the chain of feed to food” and the establishment of a food safety standard and supervision system to encourage the self-discipline of food companies.

Over a hundred visitors attended the forum which platformed a great debate among them thanks to both the guests and the carefully selected guest speakers. One of whom was Greg Watt, President/CEO at WATT publisher of the Poultry International China Edition and WATT. Talking to us after the forum he immediately stated his wish to repeat this valuable meeting prior to VIV China’s next edition in 2014.

Breeding Pig Industry Development Symposium

The Beijing International Breeding Pig Industry Development Symposium (BPIDS), was organized by the Chinese Association of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine (CAAV) and took place on September 24, 2012.

Again showcasing an array of quality speakers, visitors were also treated to an opening ceremony which was seen by over 300 Chinese and international delegates.  Initiator Mr. Machuang, Director International Affairs at CAAV, looks back at success of the event with pleasure saying, “This is a great event and so many have come to see it which is why it is so good to be here.”

The International China Summit

Hello and welcome to the third installment of this weeks feature on VIV China 2012, today we will be looking at the International China Summit.

The first edition of the International China Summit preceding VIV China 2012, was visited by 266 delegates which paid tribute to the tremendous effort made by everybody involved.

One visitor representing the Product Board Animal Feed said, “The VIV-summit was a very successful exposure for our project regarding the comparison of the feed import legislation of China and the EU.”

Tjeerd den Hollander continued,  “As a result of the summit we received lots of positive comments and reflection on our project, which gave us useful information for the finalization of the project.”

The strong attendance for the International China Summit proved once again that Chinese professionals in animal protein production are very committed to be updated on trends and developments in their industry, one that should not be ignored by an ever expanding marketplace due to an increase in world population and communication connectivity.

We caught up with Marleen Boerjan of Pasreform who was also positive after her presentation when she said, “We are very grateful to VIV for their support and hospitality in hosting this event and to the hatchery professionals who attended. All their questions and involvement made it such an interesting and successful occasion. We look forward to the next seminar”.

A running theme throughout the summit was that of celebration towards the value added at VIV China 2012, too many times event organizers are guilty of missing the little touches that make a big difference. Mari van Gruijthuijsen, general manager at Jan Poultry Equipment echoed this sentiment saying, “The VIV organizers understand very well how important it is to add value to exhibitions by organizing surrounding events, like this Summit. This is very attractive for the national and international visitors, and there for also for the exhibitors. “

Tomorrow we take a look at the Poultry and Pig elements covered at the event including handling safety.

VIV China 2012: Experiences from Exhibitors

Hello and welcome to Part II in this weeks series of articles on VIV China 2012. Today we’ll be looking at some of the exhibitors and sharing their experiences with you as well as our own as an important media coverage provider for the event.

VIV China 2012 welcomed delegations from amongst others, the Middle East, Russia and Southeast Asia. Exhibitors were full of praise about the new approach and of course it was a chance for Chinese exhibitors to boost their international profile.

First we heard from Richmon Hess of British Diamond Engineering who said he was “overwhelmed by the response to [our] stand. We believe that the VIV China exhibition has helped the marketing of our Evolution Automated Chick Vaccinator and Automist Spray Vaccinators exponentially.”

There seemed to be an extra interest in  feed and meat, which is VIV’s tried and tested formula. Motomi Yang of eFeedLink Pte Ltd speaks highly of both the exhibition and the congresses he said, “VIV China is a professional Feed to Meat trading platform organised with international standards… The International China Summit sets the standard for conferences, with well-organised and enriching sessions for both Chinese and international attendees.”

Mr Yangs sentiments were shared by our delegates from Perendale Publishers who managed to catch up with so many of you at the event whilst also representing our three major publications (including the IMD), for which they received fantastic feedback.

In an interview with Jo du Toit from Technical Systems from Cape Town we found out just what this event meant to them when she said,  “VIV China is vital for interaction with old and new customers especially for building and strengthening relationships. It remains an absolute must trade show, for any company that wants to keep up with market conditions. We thank all our customers and visitors whom visited our booth and we are honoured to be part of the VIV success.”

I think that the overall good vibe surrounding this years success was encapsulated by Patent Co. who have become a regular visitor after three VIV events. The company is now preparing for VIV Asia in Thailand in 2013 according to company spokesperson Milinko Canovic who said, “Our experience exceeded our expectations, as this was the first time we presented Patent co. products in China. We are impressed with the choice of exhibitors, and the number of visitors we had at our booth. Contacts we made were excellent, and they make us optimistic regarding the expansion of Patent co. business in South-East Asia.”

VIV China 2012: Part I

Hello and welcome to the first in a series of post that we will be running this week in response to the recent VIV event that took place in China earlier this month.

VIV China has once again profiled itself as an international platform for products, knowledge and technology for the Chinese animal protein production industry. Following many positive reactions to the event, project manager Ruwan Berculo concluded that the new concept has been a success and can act as a blueprint for the next exhibition.

VIV China 2012 can be summarized as a compact, quality event with high level visitors, a lot of international delegations, people from upcoming economies and a Chinese business audience that is focused on innovation. It marks a huge event in our yearly calendar here at Perendale Publishers and the positive energy surrounding it was infectious.

The enthusiasm and the interest have strengthened our belief that this is a platform that the animal protein industry in China really needs. With congresses, seminars and receptions before, during and after the event that were very well visited, we have presented a networking summit that matters.

Furthermore, the atmosphere was fantastic. The top and sub top of the industry have attended, making the score of 13.874 visitors a very strong result.

Throughout this week we will be talking in more details about elements of the event such as speeches, the exhibitors and who we met there.

The next VIV China is planned for 2014, from 23-25 September.