Westeel adds Cost-Effective Catwalks to its Product Offering

Westeel today announces the addition of catwalks to its product line to better serve the global agriculture industry. The catwalk system is engineered and precisely manufactured by Westeel and the modular design requires less towers and less installation time than traditional systems.
Westeel engineers optimize every catwalk system to the location’s specific weather conditions, seismic zones and site, providing a cost-effective solution. Westeel catwalks and goal posts support high capacity conveyors of over 400 tonnes/hour (14,700 bushels/hour*) with minimal use of towers, greatly reducing material and installation costs. The product meets or exceeds European and North American codes, including EN ISO 14122-1, 14122‑2, 14122-3, 14122-4 and ANSI A1264.1-1995 (R2002).
The first Westeel Catwalk system was installed in Ontario, Canada. “The Westeel catwalks installation went seamlessly and took half the time to install compared with other systems,” said Harold Wilcocks, Manager & Sales of Wilcocks Brothers of Watford Limited. Westeel’s Ontario distributor is also very satisfied with the product “We are happy to provide our customers with this well-engineered solution tailored to their specific needs,” said Pat Fischer, President & CEO of John Ernewein Limited.
“We see grain storage and handling trending towards larger and larger operations. Along with our PTM Technology line of conveyors and bucket elevators and with our extensive line of bins, our catwalks allow us to better meet those growing needs,” said André Granger, President and General Manager of Westeel.
Westeel Catwalks can be supplied with or without conveyor path; with dual walkway; with dual conveyor path; with service platforms; with a bin peak connection and roof stairs; with punched or bar grating floor and with a number of other features. [*Based on wheat].

About Westeel
Westeel is a division of Vicwest Inc. Westeel’s comprehensive catalogue of products includes a wide range of on-farm and commercial grain handling and storage solutions for today’s agricultural industry, as well as storage and containment solutions to meet the needs of the petroleum, water and industrial sectors. Westeel has sales and engineering offices in Canada, the United States, Spain, Italy and India and manufacturing facilities in Canada and Italy. The company exports its products across all continents. Vicwest Inc. is traded on the TSX under the symbol VIC.

For more information, please contact:
André Granger, President and General Manager
Phone:+1 204 233 7133

Email: agranger@westeel.com

Anatolia Flour Industrialists’ Association annual meeting 2014

Conference hall

Conference hall

The 2014-2015 harvest year evaluation meeting” was held in the Perissia Hotel in Ürgüp, Cappadocia from Friday 12th to Sunday 14th September. The Anatolia Flour Industrialists’ Association (AFIA) hosted the meeting. In the meeting, the aim was to bring together the flour and cereals sectors, the future of wheat, the strategic importance of wheat in the world and the Turkish harvest results were evaluated together with the Turkish Grain Board (TMO) and the sector’s leading representatives. Foreign language interpreting was provided for bilateral meetings with international suppliers for imported wheat. Exhibitions, debates, trips and social programs went ahead with the participation of the companies as well as a panel entitled “The Future of Wheat in Turkey and in the World”. Furthermore, it was organised for the first time during the meeting for the participation of the AFIA representatives working under the larger Turkish Flour Industrialists’ Association (TFIA).

 

Exhibition hall

Exhibition hall

 

Program

Program

2nd Global Milling Conference

In April 2014 The International Milling Directory‘s Roger Gilbert is set for the next Global Milling Conference in Bangalore, India.

This conference is going from strength to strength, and in its second year it will partner with VIV India to offer delegates a fantastic industry exhibition accessible straight after the conference has ended.

Bangalore is of India’s biggest cities in the south of India, and is in fact the third largest by population size in India and is known for the IT and technology sector. It is again the host city for this conference.

India is the right place for the grain industry to converge at: rising wheat and rice production is meaning that India is going towards being an exporting powerhouse. The issues that are arising from such change will be addressed. Below is some details about it and a Provisional Programme. The details and speaker lists are being arrange right now but with less than six months to go, are you going to miss out?

Dates: Wednesday 23 – Thursday 24 April 2014
Venue: Vivanta Taj hotel, 41/3 Mahatma Gandhi Road, Bangalore – 560 001 Karnataka, Bangalore

Website: http://assocom-india.com/gmc/index.php

Provisional Programme


Session 1:
Opening & Keynote presentation

Session 2: Food & Feed Security “Feeding 9 billion by 2050”

Session 3: Milling Developments 1 “Minimising energy useage in the mill”

Session 4: Milling Developments 2

Session 5: Storage & Transportation “Quality in Quality Out”

Session 6: New Technologies “What’s new in feed and food milling?”

Session 7: Feed & Food Heat Treatments “Maintaining hygienic standards”

Session 8: The way ahead “Adopting quality control programs & regulations”

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Introducing: Dan Corn

DANCORN

DANCORN

Today the International Milling Directory welcomes Dan-Corn A/S. This company are a specialist in the area of milling and mainly operate in Scandanavia however do have good familiarity with the UK. Perendale are looking forward to meeting Jens and others from the company at Cereals 2013 in Lancashire in a matter of months!

 

Dan-Corn’s entry contains a great synopsis now online here at their new company page: https://www.internationalmilling.com/company_4514.html.

We look forward to developing their involvement in the International Milling Directory for the 22nd edition and reckon our users will find them to be totally relevant to milling, storage, drying and handling in feed industries.

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

 

DAN-CORN is a specialist within storage, drying and handling of your crops. Our many happy customers have simply made us the most important player in the market.

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!

GEAPS Exchange Preview

GEAPS Exchange 2013

GEAPS Exchange 2013

This week, colleagues from Perendale Publishers will be taking the International Milling Directory to Louisville, Kentucky, USA for 3 full days of the GEAPS Exchange. We are an official media partner of this show and will be intending to repeat the success of this show we have enjoyed in previous years.

There will be over 600 booths for over 300 exhibitors and 2,800 visitors for the grain and feed milling industries. Tom Blacker, the International Milling Directory Co-Ordinator will be attending with Roger Gilbert, Proprietor of Perendale Publishers to show the latest editions and issues of the International Milling Directory and Grain & Feed Milling Technology magazine.

We are very excited about participating at this event. Louisville International Convention Center will be the host venue for this important industry show. The dates of the expo are Sunday 24 – Tuesday 26 February 2013.

If you cannot attend, do keep a close watch on this blog for the next 2 weeks. Also you can of course update or register your company today at www.internationalmilling.com and appear in the 2013/14 print edition.

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.

Introducing: FineTek

FineTek

Another new member has joined The International Milling Directory.

The Taiwan-based manufacturer is a company dedicated to ‘complete instrumentation solutions’. FineTek’s product line includes a varied and wide quantity of digital controllers and meters, pneumatic products, safety instruments,  level switch transmitters for solid and liquid applications. However all impressive this range of categories are, we are interested most in the manufacture of  the level sensor for silo bulk storage. This product is the key selling point for a justifiable place in the International Milling Directory. This alone is all the more impressive considering their research and development arm is an integral part of the company, which sets a strong “backbone” of the company.

Do see the new listing here at the International Milling Directory online: https://www.internationalmilling.com/company_3940.html

It’s Official, EuroTier 2012 was Popular, Productive and Successful

Around 160,000 animal husbandry farmers and experts – 38,000 international visitors – Leading position as the world’s largest exhibition consolidated – BioEnergy Decentral becomes increasingly more international

EuroTier, Hannover

Many of the International Milling Directory‘s members met with Darren, Tuti and Roger from the publication (and to discuss the sister publications International Aquafeed and Grain & Feed Milling Technology). One comment from the event organiser, “With 2,445 exhibitors and around 160,000 visitors, including 38,000 international visitors, EuroTier 2012 has reached new record levels”, announced Dr. Reinhard Grandke, Chief Executive Officer of DLG (Deutsche Landwirtschafts-Gesellschaft – German Agricultural Society), speaking to the press in Hanover at the close of EuroTier on 16 November 2012. With this result EuroTier has impressively demonstrated its great pulling power for animal husbandry farmers and experts from all over the world and further consolidated its leading position as the world’s top event for professional animal husbandry. BioEnergy Decentral at EuroTier has become firmly established as the world forum for decentralized energy supply.

EuroTier

The following preliminary conclusions can be drawn:

  1. The number of exhibitors has increased by 25 percent compared with 2010. Altogether 2,445 direct exhibitors and 41 additionally represented firms from a total of 51 countries presented their goods and services and their innovations. Around half of the exhibitors (1,151) came from outside Germany, representing a 40 percent increase over 2010. This underpins EuroTier’s unique position as the world’s largest exhibition in this field.
  2. EuroTier is the platform for launching new machines, installations and farm inputs on the international markets. The innovations in the areas of animal housing construction, machinery and installations for feeding and husbandry, electronics, instrumentation and control engineering, as well as data management shown here generate new impulses for effectiveness, efficiency, precision and animal welfare.
  3. With around 160,000 visitors from over 100 countries, EuroTier has achieved a new record level. These figures represent an increase of around ten percent by comparison with 2010. EuroTier is the globally most important information forum for professional animal husbandry. The farmers, dealers and investors are making their farms and businesses fit for the future with modern technology and signposting strategies. This underscores the importance of agriculture as a key sector of the 21st century.
  4. EuroTier is more international than ever before. 38,000 farmers, investors and expert visitors came to the Exhibition Grounds in Hanover to gather information. This corresponds to an increase of over 50 percent by comparison with the previous maximum level. The largest contingents of international visitors came from the Netherlands, Austria, Denmark, France, Poland, Spain and the United Kingdom. Nearly 3,000 investors and persons in charge of large-scale farms from Eastern Europe came to Hanover to see what is available on the market. The high numbers of visitors from the Middle and Far East Asia as well as from Central and South America also deserve mention: over 7,000 visitors from these regions were registered. The total visitor numbers from Germany remained constant at around 122,000.
  5. The cattle sector at EuroTier is unique worldwide with its presentations of genetic resources and innovative installations and equipment. These form the basis for the strategies that beef and dairy farmers are adopting to prepare for the phasing out of the milk quota in 2015.
  6. The solutions presented in the pig sector reflected the demands made of future keeping conditions. The motors driving them are the pressures to reduce costs and increase productivity, as well as alignment with increasing legal requirements and demands made by society.
  7. The “World Poultry Show” at EuroTier completely satisfied its goal of being the global forum for the poultry sector. Breeders, producers and processors from all over the world used the comprehensive and highly specialised programme to develop the good prospects in the markets.
  8. A further stand-alone feature of EuroTier is the unique programme addressing feed and animal health. It is only at EuroTier that the supply side in these segments meets the demand side made up of the farmers of all the key productive animal species.
  9. The changing requirements made by society have a substantial influence on the development strategies of the livestock farmers. The Animal Welfare Info Centre at EuroTier offered a platform for discussing the different standpoints of various groups in society regarding modern livestock farming. Visitors to EuroTier made excellent use of this information forum.
  10. The Technical Programme at EuroTier 2012 was very well attended by the visitors. The international events for the dairy and pig farmers and the International Poultry Day immediately preceding EuroTier have become established highlights for practical farmers and related specialists from all over Europe. They attracted around 1,300 international experts. The conferences and forum events and the congress of the Federal Association of Practising Veterinarians (Bundesverband Praktizierender Tierärzte) held overlapping with EuroTier also provided excellent opportunities for exchanging opinions and experience.
  11. The “Young Farmers Day” on Thursday was a great success. Over 5,000 young farmers and students from Germany and abroad attended the various events offered at EuroTier. One highlight of EuroTier 2012 was once again the Young Farmers party with around 2,500 young guests.
  12. 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 twelve percent compared with 2010, which is attributable above all to the technology leadership in this industry. Accordingly it was possible to expand BioEnergy Decentral as the global forum for decentralized energy supply.
  13. The partnership with VDMA Power Systems and the Association of Local Utilities (VKU) has proved fruitful and contributed substantially to the success of BioEnergy Decentral. 650 exhibitors presented solutions for the entire value chain of decentralized energy supply.
  14. The programme of BioEnergy Decentral was complemented by a comprehensive technical programme that was designed and implemented by DLG in partnership with Bauförderung Landwirtschaft – BFL (an organization devoted to promoting agricultural building construction and optimizing livestock management conditions), the publisher Energie & Management and further partners.

This story was from Engormix .

The next EuroTier including BioEnergy Decentral will be held in Hannover, Germany from 11th to 14th November 2014. We look forward to going again and I hope it is reciprocated by you.

Natural and Organic Products Focus of Meat and Poultry Research Conference Scheduled for 2013 IPPE

International Milling Directory members may be interested to know that as part of the 2013 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) education schedule, the Meat and Poultry Research Conference will focus on the new economic reality presented by natural and organic products, addressing topics from regulatory and animal management challenges to processing and ingredients issues.  The registration fee for the program is $150 for all Expo attendees.

Co-sponsored by the American Meat Institute, U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, the American Meat Science Association, and the Poultry Science Association, the Meat and Poultry Research Conference serves as the leading forum for presenting the most current meat and poultry production research and its direct application to the industry. The conference will present cutting-edge science in practical, applied ways.

The all-day conference will begin with sessions focusing on the role of the consumer, the economic state of the food industry, and regulatory issues and will conclude with a retailer perspective on natural and organic products. Other topics covered include food safety and clean label ingredients, food quality and nutrition challenges of natural and organic products, and marketing organic products.

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 Meat and Poultry Research Conference is scheduled from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Thursday, January 31. For more information on the program, click here. To register for the event, go to www.ipe13.org.

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