Alltech’s Mycotoxin Program, 37+, wins innovation award

Alltech has earned a one-star innovation award for its Mycotoxin Management Program, 37+, from INNOV’SPACE, a distinction program that awards new product and service innovations in agriculture. These distinctions are recognized during SPACE, the second largest international agriculture tradeshow in the world, attracting more than 110,000 spectators from 110 countries to Rennes, France, in its 27th edition this September 10 -13, 2013.

Alltech was among 64 INNOV’ SPACE award winners selected this year. An expert panel representing five different categories (machinery, feed, poultry, porcine and ruminate) awarded 14 two-star and 50 one-star distinctions on September 10 at SPACE.

In March this year, Alltech launched its five-point Alltech Mycotoxin Management Program as a response to the increasing threat of molds and mycotoxins on a farmer’s livestock and profitability. Alltech’s expert global mycotoxin management team of researchers and specialized consultants developed a five-point approach to manage the menace of multiple mycotoxins. This five-point approach redefines mycotoxin control and discloses the toxicity of multiple mycotoxins and their effects on animal health and performance.  

“We are very pleased to have been awarded this innovation distinction as we have just launched the 37+ program in France in June. This program is particularly advantageous to the farmer because it can be customized for each farm to identify, manage and control multiple mycotoxins,” said Julien Martin, Alltech general manager for France. “As an INNOV’SPACE award winner, we will be better able to demonstrate the proven results of the 37+ program.”

From left to right: Christophe Tanguy, ruminate sales manager Alltech France, accepts  the Innov’Space Trophy for the 37+  Mycotoxin Management Program from Michel Morin, vice-president of the Brittany region and Guillaume Garot, delegated minister of Agriculture, during the Awards Ceremony at SPACE, the second largest international agriculture tradeshow in the world in Rennes, France.

Alltech’s Mycotoxin Management Program offers key components for farms concerned with mycotoxin contamination:

-The 37+ program analyzes for multiple mycotoxin contamination in a given feed sample.
-The program provides a risk assessment and calculates the risk equivalent quantity (risk factor multiplied by the quantity of mycotoxin) for that particular feedstuff sample.
-The Mycotoxin Hazard Analysis Program (MIKO) from Alltech is designed to help improve production systems on farm and at feed mills by performing an audit; determining the critical control points; and establishing critical limits, monitoring procedures, implementing corrective actions, checking procedures and establishing protocols for recording information.
-The mycotoxin management team provides a complete contamination report and recommendations for management and nutritional applications that can assist with mycotoxin prevention and control. 

“By not using the 37+ test kit, an inaccurate assessment of mycotoxin contamination is more likely. If the farmer has a more complete overview of the mycotoxin problem then they can manage it more effectively, the 37+ test kit allows them to do this” said Emmanuel Landeau, technical manager of monogastric animals. “In addition, the 37+ test kit is easy to use and simplifies what could be considered to be a complicated process. The Mycotoxin Management Program then takes the results of the 37+ analysis, incorporates a variety of different factors such as species and life cycle stage before providing the final report and recommendation to the farmer.”

Alltech will showcase agriculture to a global audience during the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy from August 23 to September 7, 2014 in Normandy, France.  During the Games, Alltech will host its Global 500 beef and dairy conference, bringing together experts to shape the future of beef and dairy worldwide. Alltech’s passion for agriculture is reflected through its high quality, natural and scientific innovations, like the 37+ Mycotoxin Management Program, for improving efficiency, profitability and sustainability on the farm.
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New accessory for Perten’s NIR analyser

New transflectance cup for Perten Instruments' DA 7250 NIR spectrometer

Transflectance cup for Perten’s DA 7250 NIR spectrometer

Need an easy and accurate chemical analysis for juices, vegetable oils or other liquids? International Milling Directory (IMD) partner Perten Instruments has developed a new accessory enabling exactly that.

Perten’s DA 7250 near-infrared spectroscopy (NIR) analyser was specifically designed for use in food and agriculture, discovering the chemical compositions of powders, pellets, liquids, pastes and slurries. Perten’s new Transflectance Cup is designed to minimise the need to handle liquid samples or clean the equipment between uses, and its gold-coated surface improves the quality of spectral transmission from the sample to its sensors.

Perten Instruments has been providing tools for chemical analysis and quality control since 1962. It is an active partner of the global agricultural industry, and, like IMD publisher Perendale Publishers, it will be exhibiting at the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) conference in Louisville, Kentucky on 23-26 February. The International Milling Directory team invites you to stop by and say hello to both stands.

IPPE 2013 Conclusions

IPPE, Atlanta, GA, USA

IPPE 2013

We were visited early on the opening day of IPPE (our stand 1700) by Carlos Carlos Cesar Pavesa, director and CEO of Engormix, the Latin American online news service for the feed industry.

We were visited early on the opening day of IPPE  by Carlos Carlos Cesar Pavesa, director and CEO of Engormix, the Latin American online news service for the feed industry.

The 2013 International Production & Processing Expo is over for another year. Officialy the last post of the event was yesterday but we wanted to surprise you with another one summing up this important event and also on how the many copies of The International Milling Directory that were taken to the show to be distributed to leading companies and organisation, and about the banner on the Perendale stand extolling the benefits of the IMD in its main digital form. This form is in IMD 24/7 on the PPLAPP (access the IMD web app by clicking on the first icon in the top-left hand corner called

‘Directory’). The app is completely free, just use your touchscreen device and save it as an app to your  device’s menu.

Overall, official press releases from IPPE today describe that it exceeded its expectations with more than 25,000 poultry, meat and feed industry leader attendees from all over the world. In addition, the show had 1,189 exhibitors with more than 430,000 net square feet of exhibit space. Final numbers will be released after the registration database has been audited for duplications. Sponsored by U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, American Feed Industry Association, and the American Meat Institute, IPPE is the world’s largest annual poultry, meat, and feed industry event of its kind.

“We are extremely pleased with the number of exhibitors and attendees on the exhibit floor for IPPE. We have had a great turn-out this year, and the energy and excitement on the floor has been apparent all week,” remarked the three trade associations.

The central attraction was the large exhibit floor. Exhibitors presented the latest innovations in equipment, supplies, and services utilised by industry firms in the production and processing of poultry, eggs, feed products, and meat. Many companies use the annual event to highlight their new products. All phases of the poultry, feed, and meat industry were represented, from live production and process events at IPPE.

Dr Mian Riaz of Texas A&M University, a contributor to both International Aquafeed and GFMT, visited our stand on day two to meet with Roger Gilbert

Dr Mian Riaz of Texas A&M University, a contributor to both International Aquafeed and Grain &Feed Milling Technology, visited our stand on day two to meet with Roger Gilberting to further processing and packaging.

An expanded education program complemented the exhibits by keeping industry management informed on the latest issues. This year’s educational line-up featured 15 associated conferences at the event, ranging from an antibiotic conference on current issues for the poultry and egg industry to an international feed education program to international regulatory topics for meat.

The College Student Career Program attracted more than 400 students from 26 universities throughout the United States, while the new International Student Career Program brought in 13 students from four countries. The graduating students interviewed for jobs and internships with 93 human resource representatives from 28 industry and allied firms. They were also able to visit the exhibit floor to see the most current technology used in today’s poultry industry.

Other featured events included a Tech XChange programme, the International Poultry Scientific Forum, Meat Me in @LANTA activities, publisher-sponsored conference programmes, and the Pet Food Conference, all of which made the 2013 IPPE the premiere annual feed and protein event of the western hemisphere.

The International Milling Directory now looks ahead to the next relevant event, GEAPS Exchange 2013 which coincidentally is also in the US. It will take place from Sunday 24th to Tuesday 26th February.

 

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>].

OLAM and GAFTA to speak at the high-profile Soft Commodities Summit: February 2013, Geneva, Switzerland.

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International Milling Directory staff and some members are entering a second day of ISRMAX in Delhi, India. Marking events is something we at Milling International like to do for our readers and International Milling Directory members but we always look ahead to future industry events. One event we are excited about is the Soft Commodities Summit taking place in the scenic city of Geneva, Switzerland in February next year.

The volatile and changing market presents new demands, and the need has arisen to get fresh insights into dealing with priorities in the most effective way. With this in mind, the International Research Network (IRN) brings you an even more focused event with fresh content and sessions on 26-27th February 2013 where you can pick up unrivalled advice and insights on how to develop excellence in every part of your organisation; from building efficient strategies to reducing costs and risks across the supply chain and of course engaging your corporate responsibility towards the crucial new challenges of the industry.

Senior level practitioners across the soft commodities industry will be addressing exclusive presentations over the two days. Olam, Cargill, Armajaro, Ameropa, Louis Dreyfus and HSBC are among the numerous companies involved in the forum this year again. Through interactive presentations, case studies and workshops, their senior-level representatives will be looking at the best practices in terms of reducing costs and driving efficiency within the operations. They will demonstrate in real concrete cases the strategies that can be put in place to help the industry embrace effective approaches to challenges such as sustainability, integration of developing countries, keeping up with the logistical and legal aspects, risk management across the supply chain as well as human and resource asset development.

‘Jagdish Parihar, Managing Director, Natural Fibers Division, Olam International Ltd’ will be discussing the long-term future of agricultural commodities and the key challenges.

‘Pamela Kirby Johnson OBE, Director General, GAFTA’ will be discussing Warehousing – Assessing effective measures and practices in quality control, standards and certification challenges.

Financial institutions and commodity finance specialists will also have a look at the implications of the Euro zone crisis on the industry. The summit is a must-attend event for professionals involved in the soft commodities trading industry, whether they deal with rice, cocoa, cotton, sugar, coffee or grains.

It is a critical point to bring the key players in the industry together once again. SCT 2013 has been designed to allow discussions, benchmarking and networking.

Registration for the summit is open at http://www.softssummit.com/.

Soft Summit 2013

Victam News Magazine Gets a Facelift

The Autumn/Fall edition of “Showtime”, the re-branded Victam News magazine will now be published mid-October. This is because of an important announcement regarding the next Asian event which will be held once again at BITEC in Bangkok, Thailand. The dates of the shows will be 8 – 10 April, 2014.

While we wait with baited breath for the ‘important announcement’ prospective advertisers and visitors are being given the opportunity to advertise with the newly named event magazine.

Don’t forget that you can still advertise with the Grain and Feed Milling Technology 2013 wallplanner, which will be distributed to 20,000 subscribers worldwide. For details on this or for any of our products please get in touch.

Alex Rogers

IMD Coordinator

Air Conditioning & Refigeration Show Good to Go for 2014

Following the successful launch earlier this year, it has been announced that the next Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Show will take place from 11 to 13 February, 2014, at the NEC in Birmingham. The ACR Show 2014 has the backing of key industry organisations, including the Institute of Refrigeration (IOR), the British Refrigeration Association (BRA), the Federation of Environmental Trades Associations (FETA) and the Building and Engineering Services Association (B&ES).
A number of well-known companies have already committed to the 2014 show, including refrigeration manufacturers AHT and GRAM, heat exchange company Lordan, and other major air conditioning and refrigeration companies are in the process of confirming their stands on the floor plan with announcements to follow shortly.

Total attendance at the launch of what is the ACR industry’s only national exhibition was 3,492 for this year and event director Jan Thorpe, said: “It was an extremely positive result for a brand new show, and provides an excellent foundation on which to build for the next ACR Show in 2014.”

She added: “We are already working on exciting plans to expand the event. This includes even better networking opportunities and visitor attractions, such as cutting edge business and technical presentations, training and other high interest features.”

The show was supported by more than 100 leading companies and with a high profile seminar programme it provided a not-to-be-missed opportunity to learn about the latest developments across the refrigeration and air conditioning industry.

Exhibitors praised the sheer quality and buying-power of visitors according to Miss Thorpe “The visitor analysis shows that nearly 70 per cent of visitors had either direct responsibility for purchasing decisions or influenced them. It reflects the overwhelming feedback from exhibitors that the show attracted people with serious buying power,”.

Donald Lack, of NIFES Consulting Group, highlighted the benefits of attending for consultants: “It was good to see the air conditioning industry rising to the challenge on energy efficiency and improved technology. I was also pleased to see the new software tools being developed by manufacturers to support consultants with products.”

The range of new technology on display and developments in existing products proved a draw for many visitors. Gordon Carey of retail IT specialist Steria Ltd said: “I visited the show not knowing exactly what to expect. The latest technology proved extremely beneficial.”

When it returns to the NEC in 2014, the ACR Show will occupy Hall 9, conveniently located for those travelling by both car and train. The ACR Show 2014 website goes live from 1 Aug 2012, with the new exhibition floor plan and full details about exhibiting and visiting the show.

The earlier-announced date in March 2014 has been rescheduled to avoid a clash with Mostra Convegno, the big Italian exhibition.

www.acr-news.com

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