20/03/14: XV Int'l Grain Round Gelendzhik (JUN 3-6), Register NOW for the biggest grain conference in Russia! 20/03/14: VIV visits Perendale to talk over benefits for digital and print readers alike. VIV Worldwide visited the Perendale offices in Cheltenham, UK, this week to discuss how magazines such as GFMT and International Aquafeed can help readers when they visit VIV events around the world.
The meeting, which took place over two days, was productive and "will yield some valuable outcomes for readers," says Roger Gilbert, the publisher of GFMT. "We will be working closer with VIV Worldwide on its CropTech-FeedTech debate-style two-hour conference programme which will have its fourth outing at VIV Europe in May 2014. " In return, he had the opportunity to explain how milling of four and cereals for human consumption had brought about the early development of the feed industry as a "stand alone" business and how millers throughout the world were still connected directly with eachother no matter whether they were primarily flour, rice or feed millers.
20/03/14: Croptech & Feedtech hot issue at VIV Europe 2014. This May professionals in milling and processing from around the world finally have the chance to return to their favourite Dutch city for global expo VIV Europe.
Utrecht in The Netherlands boasts a proud history of hosting exhibitions to welcome and inform feed industry executives from around the world. Now Utrecht is preparing to take on that role once again, when the VIV Europe 2014 world expo for poultry and livestock husbandry and processing takes place in this beautiful city from May 20th to May 22nd.
A unique trade show where crop and feed technology will play a prominent role. Special feature CropTech-FeedTech For instance a debate on digital engineering at the heart of feed production will take place as well as a major CropTech-FeedTech conference on Wednesday May 21st. The developments in this field are progressing so rapidly and are so vital for the production of animal protein that this theme has attracted massive international interest. 20.000 key players, 140 countries. 20/03/14: Charentes Alliance selects Perten NIR grain analyzers. Grain analyzer from Perten Instruments to be used at more than 100 grain receival stations.
The IM 9500 is the latest NIR grain analyzer model from Perten. Launched in 2011 it combines industry standard transmittance NIR technology with ruggedness and ease of use. “Grain traders and cooperatives really appreciate the IM 9500 for its accuracy and reliability” says Henrik Andrén, Grain Business Area Manager at Perten Instruments. Charentes Alliance collects close to 1 million tons of grain and oilseed per year, from its member farmers in south western France. Wheat and corn make up more than half of the traded volume but sunflower seed and rapeseed are also important crops. Or visit: www.perten.com. PORTS - A global company reaches its 100th Anniversary. Design of an efficient intake pit dedusting system the state-of-the-art in technology. 18/03/14: Best breakfast awards cap farmhouse breakfast week success.
HGCA has declared Farmhouse Breakfast Week 2014 a resounding success, with hundreds of events and promotional activities held across the UK including schools visits, special breakfast menus and competitions.
The Best Breakfast Awards, a new addition to the campaign for 2014, saw 261 venues put forward their best breakfast dishes for a public vote. Consumers voted in their thousands with more than 6,600 votes cast. TV chef Dean Edwards joined the HGCA team to present the overall winner, The Tavern Company in Liverpool, The campaign generated widespread social media coverage with in excess of 6,000 mentions of the campaign tag #BreakfastWeek. The campaign generated an estimated £3.2million of media coverage, across consumer and trade titles. 18/03/14: BASF increase footprint in Australia. German corporate giant, BASF, one of the world's largest makers of agricultural chemicals has recently bolstered its presence in Australia, with 40 new jobs and increased investment in research and development.
The head of BASF's crop division, Markus Heldt, recently visited Australia and said “We've looked at consumers' behaviour, farmers' attitudes the last couple of years around the globe and we felt there's clearly a need to recognise achievement of modern farming, the contribution of farmers around the globe to our wellbeing. That's how we came up with our slogan. We've done a global branding campaign in 2013 in 20 different countries around the globe and we just feel strongly that somebody has to speak up in favour and in support of farmers.”
Adding to that he said “So, obviously, today we have more than seven billion people living on this globe and we expect another two billion until 2050. Eighty per cent of those additional two billion people will live in Asia. 18/03/14: Update commodities. 17/03/14: Grain uncertainty at Crimea ports. Ukraine is one of the world's largest suppliers of cereals, especially maize and wheat, and the Crimean ports are the main transit points for sending grain by sea.
Crimea ports are somewhat paralysed due to the political issues between Ukraine and Russia and this is unsettling according to say Ukrainian authorities. These problems are considered very serious as shipping may negatively affect the global grain market and lead to price rises and uncertainty. Whilst some of the problems are relating to military maneuvering (Ukranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Russian military had stationed large anti-submarine ships near the port of Novoozernoe, completely blocking the channel) the implications to trade activities are immense.
Secretary of the port of Sevastopol, Andrey Telni, said, “The shipping is partly paralysed mainly because of psychological reasons. 17/03/14: Australian Malt processing plant in Vietnam. 17/03/14: Fuelling the future. It has been reported that the University College London and Lloyd’s Register have collaborated on a project researching the drivers for the future energy mix in shipping by 2030 and have now issued a document.
‘Global Marine Fuel Trends 2030’ gives views into future fuel demand for the containership, bulk carrier/general cargo and tanker sectors – which represents approximately 70 per cent of the global shipping industry’s fuel demands. It is interesting that NGO’s have put much emphasis on farming and harvesting practices when it comes to sustainability and low carbon footprint issues seemingly forgetting about the essential transport that is required to move product. Whilst shipping can control its own destiny to some extent, ship-owners will always focus on compliance and profitability. Lloyd’s Register commented “Shipping is the enabler of world trade – if world trade grows then so will seaborne tonne miles of cargo. Read more here ... Grain to sail steady course.
AFTER a decade of big rises and falls world wheat values appear set for a run of relatively flat trends below $US300 a tonne for the rest of the decade.
Coarse grain and oilseed prices are also likely to follow a similar pattern although rising slightly for about two seasons after this year, according to the Australian Bureau of Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES). ABARES is reporting a fairly even balance between world production and consumption trends with most of the big harvest volume growth occurring in low-cost production areas. While global demand for wheat was increasing it was likely to be matched by more production from South America, Eastern Europe and India, which is poised to hit new harvest records in the coming 12 months.
World prices were tipped to respond by easing about 7pc on forecasters' expectations of 12 months ago with the world wheat indicator price (US Number 2 hard red wheat) now down to $US285/t for 2014-15 and flat-lining until 2018-19. Global Milling News. 14/03/14: Nottingham Trent University - Poultry feed study highlights economic potential. ‘Superdosing’ poultry diets with the enzyme phytase could result in huge savings to the poultry industry, new research has revealed.
A study led by Nottingham Trent University found adding high levels of phytase to rapeseed meal – a cheap home-grown protein source – was just as nutritious for broiler chicks as the widely-used soyabean, which is more expensive and imported from the United States. Rapeseed meal is about £100 a tonne cheaper than soyabean, but contains higher levels of anti-nutritional factors which can reduce bird health and performance. But scientists have found that increasing levels of phytase in rapeseed significantly increased the bioavailability of phosphorus in broiler chicks, which is vital for the development and maintenance of their skeletal system.
This anti-nutritional effect of phytate is estimated to cost animal producers up to £1.3 billion a year, and phytate-bound phosphorus that is excreted can also have negative implications on the environment. 13/03/2014: Robust management of feed safety and quality is of high importance. A team of Campden BRI staff reviewed the feedback collected during the 'Hot Topics Session' on 'Barriers to quality and safety management of livestock feed' seminar held in Chipping Campden on March 6, 2014.
With an increasingly complex feed supply chain, robust management of safety and quality of feed is of high importance. Campden BRI offer essential expertise across the feed supply chain. However, it was clear that Campden BRI could provide specific support in the areas of raw ingredient performance and supply chain management, say Mervin Poole & Nick Saunders of the Research Institute. 13/03/14: Biorgin appoints Yunior Acosta Aragon as new Feed Sales Technical Manager of Europe. Silos - Bulk storage special. 12/03/14:LSEMS review. 12/03/14:LSEMS review. Global Milling News. 12/03/14: 90 cattle killed each day due to bovine TB. 32,620 cattle were slaughtered in Great Britain due to bovine TB in 2013, new figures released today reveal. This equates to almost 90 cattle being killed each day as a result of the disease. The figures published today also show that the incidence rate – i.e. the proportion of previously TB-free cattle herds found to be infected with new incidences of the disease – was 4.5%.
This means the rate has been at an unacceptably high level of above 4% for a decade and shows the steady toll of bovine TB on British cattle herds. Farming Minister George Eustice said: “Our efforts to control bovine TB have kept outbreaks steady over the last ten years, but we are still nowhere near an acceptable position. “Today’s figures are another reminder that we need to do all in our power to bear down on a disease that is costing taxpayers millions each year and taking a terrible economic and emotional toll on our farmers.”
The latest figures can be found here ... Buhler. 11/03/2014: Roller four mill - A revolution in the UK from 1820s to the present day. 11/03/14: NGFA Voices Major Concerns to CFTC Over Proposed Changes to Hedging, Speculative Position Limit Rules. The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) has expressed major concerns with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission's (CFTC) proposed regulations that would redefine what constitutes "bona fide" hedging and potentially increase speculative position limits for users of agricultural futures markets dramatically. In a recently submitted statement, the NGFA said that under the CFTC's proposed rule, "we fear that a number of common hedging transactions used for business risk management in the grain, feed and processing sector, but not enumerated in the proposal, could be put at risk.
" NGFA's comments, which are available online, were made in response to the CFTC's proposed rule to establish speculative position limits for futures and swaps on various commodities. The CFTC's proposal also would establish new methodologies for determining speculative position limits for agricultural commodities, and for the first time establish such limits for many non-agricultural products. 11/03/14: Event: Second global milling conference announced. Preparations for India’s 2nd Global Milling Conference are almost complete with the program being finalized with last-minute speakers.
This year, the 2GMC is being hosted in Bangalore to coincide with VIV India that is taking place at the same time – on April 23-24, 2014. “We have been fortunate enough to arrange both events in the same city at the same time to complement each other,” says Roger Gilbert, an organizer of the conference. “Grain and Feed Technology also works with VIV, hosting its CropTech-FeedTech event. This year we will be incorporating this event into the 2GMC as a debate at the end of the first days proceedings.” 11/03/14: New research call for slug control as AHDB flags up potential £100 million annual cost to industry. Work by AHDB’s crop divisions has estimated that a lack of slug control products could potentially cost UK crop production £100 million annually.
To help sustain UK crop production, AHDB has revealed plans to invest in a programme of slug research by combining £300,000 of levy funds with potentially significantly greater external sources of funding. Published in a new review by HGCA, AHDB’s cereals and oilseeds division, the total average annual cost to the UK industry from not using pesticides to control slugs in wheat and oilseed rape (OSR) alone is estimated to be £43.5 million per year. For OSR, approximately 59% of the total area is affected by slugs and the estimated average annual yield loss caused by this pest is 4% of the area affected.
Without pesticides, the calculated annual tonnage lost is 54,354 tonnes, costing the industry approximately £18 million per year (2.4% of the total crop value). For wheat, approximately 22% of the total area is affected by slugs. 10/03/14: Russian premix production falls by a quarter; Soybean meal 'gold standard' in animal feed. 10/03/14: Cargill India’s cattle feedmill to start in 2015, Hemp may help reduce piglet mortality and diarrhoea. Cargill India’s cattle feedmill to start in 2015 Within the next year Cargill India is working towards building a new cattle feed mill in Punjab - investing $11.3 million into the project.
The feed mill itself will produce 120,000 tonnes of cattle feed annually - utilising approximately 8.5 acres of land to do so. Cargill is hoping that with this project it will be able to improve India's entire production, safety and safe guard procedures - training twenty-thousand Indian farmers in dairy farming. 10/03/14: Landline – Against the Grain; Update Commodities. Against the grain. Grain-bin rescue procedures taught at Washington County Agricultural Education Center - Herald Mail Media: Local News. On the afternoon of Nov. 20, 2013, Dale Price was faced with a near-catastrophic accident at his farm on Keedysville Road. As workers were emptying corn from a bin, impacted corn near the bottom of the bin caused a blockage. Fischbein. 07/03/14: New publication to help growers get sulphur levels back on track. HGCA has released a new sulphur (S) publication to help growers get S levels back on track. Based on the latest research, Information Sheet 28 can be downloaded from the HGCA website.
Global Milling News. 25/02/14: Olmix expanding operations into Ivory Coast, Miratorg launches new high-tech hatchery. The French animal nutrition company Olmnix which has been active in West Africa for the past 10 years met with the Ivory Coasts Minister of Livestock and Fishery Resources, Kobenan Kouassi Adjournani. Meeting him was the CEO of Olmix, Herve Balusson - where their expansion into the Ivory Coast was agreed upon.
Establishing multiple zones in which Olmix could operate out of in order to produce feed and research. 21/02/14: Event: Join Perendale Publishers Ltd at the 3rd GRAPAS Conference 2014. GRAPAS - an exhibition hosted by Victam International - runs alongside the Victam Asia and FIAAP Exhibitions. Perendale Publishers Limited – publishers of our two sister publications - the International Milling Directory and the long-standing Grain and Feed Milling Technology magazine – is proud to be the chosen patron of the GRAPAS Conference and sponsor of the 2014 GRAPAS Awards. Roger Gilbert, Perendale Publishers proprietor will be chairing the conference. 21/02/14: Seed technology program for corn farmers; healthier food projects in the UK; rise in demand for Indian poultry feed.
Swiss chemical company Syngenta recently announced an agreement with agribusiness firm Gavilon to provide grain marketing opportunities for farmers who choose to plant Agrisure Duracade, a cutting-edge corn rootworm (CRW) control technology. Gavilon, as part of the new "Right to Grow" program, will accept Agrisure Duracade grain at market price while providing distribution services for producers. Full news available here. 21/02/14: AFIA Supports New AMS/FDA Animal Feed Export Certification Program. The American Feed Industry Association has commended a new agreement by the U.S.
Department of Agriculture and U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Tapco. 19/02/14: New! GFMT feature: 133.6kg/capita - Setting a global benchmark for feed production. This article was published in the January February 2014 edition of Grain & Feed Milling Technology magazine. Click here to see the magazine in full. Roger Gilbert was invited to participate on the recent round of VIV Roadshows, speaking in Abuja, Nigeria at the beginning of January 2014 and more recently at the IPPE’s VIV Pig Production Summit USA. Feb 2014 - Grain & Feed Milling Technology magazine by Perendale Publishers.
Silos - Bulk storage special. Keep running costs down operating en-masse chain conveyors. Keep running costs down operating en-masse chain conveyors. 17/02/14: Oil palm in the livestock sector; Cargill rejects GM crops. Oil palm, most commonly known for its use in cooking oils, cosmetics, chemicals and biodiesels. However, every year over seven million tonnes of oil palm is dried and processed and ends up as feed stock for cattle, primarily in New Zealand and Europe. Full news available here. Cargill Inc, a key US exporter of grain and oilseeds, announced last Friday that it will reject crops containing a new genetically modified Syngenta AG corn trait delivered to its grain elevators for export contracts.
Corn seeds containing Syngenta's Agrisure Duracade trait are available for planting in the United States for the first time this year after authorities cleared the trait in 2013.Full news available here. Olmix. Happy 154th birthday to Bühler! O&J Højtryk. 13/02/14: Bühler's higher order intake and change in board of directors. News courtesy of Bühler - a global leader in the field of process engineering. Bühler operates in over 140 countries and has a global payroll of over 10,000. In fiscal 2013, the company generated sales revenue of CHF 2,322 million. Stable order and intake. 10/02/14: Much of the value from phytase use is still to be captured. O&J HØJTRYK A/S visit our headquarters in Cheltenham. IMAS. 04/02/14: ForFarmers acquires HST Feeds Ltd. 03/02/14: AFIA senior vice president discusses sanitary transportation proposed rule.
03/02/14: Cargill closes soybean processing plant; biology research centres open in UK; feed industry discuss sector issues. 31/01/14: Poultry expo exhibitors recognized for long-term exhibiting tenure at 2014 IPPE. Chief. 31/01/14: Software developer launches app for cattle farmers. 30/01/14: Animal nutrition firm unlocks the potential of feed with combined enzyme and probiotic solution. Alapala. 29/01/14: Grain-based alcohol; Philippines agriculture sector expands; investment firm acquires stake in bread business. IPPE - AB Vista at IPPE 2014 – Richard Cooper hosts a special evening in Atlanta. 28/01/14: North Dakota's 'Wheat Safari'; global giants boost Mexican economy; students battle wheat stripe rust.
17/01/14: New! GFMT article: Market-aware farming: commodities training at Writtle College. Muyang.
7/11/13: Event: an update from the Perendale team attending IAOM Mid-East and Africa 2013. 7/11/13: China approves imports of Brazilian corn; harnessing the benefits of the cassava crop; John Deere at your fingertips. 7/11/13: XTRACT® in broiler production - it just makes sense. 5/11/13: Controversy over electronic grain trade; Viterra invests in grain handling network; remember remember the 6th of November. 5/11/13: Sellers celebrates senior position.
Satake. 5/11/13: Bearish outlook for oilseeds and oil-meals predicted for 2014. Mixed integer optimization: a new step in formulation software. A quarter of global agriculture is grown in water-stressed regions. Migrant farm labourers 'like a scene from a Van Gogh painting' The holistic approach to avoid losses in the feed mill. 28/10/13: VNU Exhibtions Asia Pacific roll out national livestock exhibitions in Myanmar, Vietnam and Indonesia. 28/10/13: New! GFMT article: Increasing Pet food throughput. Muyang. 25/10/13: Constraints threaten EU feed and livestock producers. 25/10/13: AFIA and NGFA release feed rules statement. 25/10/13: AFIA and NGFA release feed rules statement. 25/10/13: Bühler and KSU offer Executive Milling Short Courses. Kepler Weber. 25/20/13: Event: Biosecurity Program scheduled at IPPE 2014. 24/10/13: New! GFMT article: The holistic approach to avoid losses in the feed mill.
24/10/13: K-State's cattle feed webinar; US government shutdown ends; CHS releases grain mobile app. Imas. 3rd GRAPAS Conference Asia 2014. 21/10/13: Estonian grain terminal built by farmers; Sorghum - a day to remember; exporting grain through the Amazon jungle. September - October 2013 - Grain & Feed Milling Technology magazine by Perendale Publishers.
Students, free range eggs and lupins…. Bühler. 18/10/13: Alltech expands presence in Europe; GM crop pioneers honoured with world food prize; China's rice revival. BS&B Safety Systems launch flameless vents for bucket elevators. IAOM Mideast & Africa Expo. Black Sea Region: Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Russia to create Grain Pool. Alapala.