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The art of a modern miller working with wheat, cereals, grains and … plastics and metal

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Schothorst Feed Research and Topigs join forces in new research facilities Draft protocol advances prospects for US rice exports to China Proporc, the new probiotic for piglets Enhanced Learning and Research through Advanced Technology Alltech Predicts a contraction in global feed production in 2013 FAMI-QS and Sindirações share their experience in third party certification with the Coordination of Animal Feed Inspection in Brazil Research finds rice agriculture accelerates global warming

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Guest editor - Sarah Novak, American Feed Industry Association


would like to thank the publishers of Grain & Feed Milling Technology for the opportunity to contribute this guest editorial. For those of you who I have not had the opportunity to meet, allow me to introduce myself. I am the vice president of membership and public relations for the largest feed, feed ingredient and pet food industry assocation – the American Feed Industry Assocation.

At the start of each year, I’m sure you are like me and make at least one New Year’s resolution. Each year, I have both professional and personnel resolutions. While I’m not yet chosen them for 2013, I am certainly planning to honor them throughtout the entire year! As you weigh your own resolutions, I would encourage you to consider attending one of the many industry-related events. These programmess offer excellent continued education and networking opportunities with fellow individuals both within and outside of your industry. Bearing this in mind, I hope you consider attending the 2013 International Feed Expo, AFIA’s largest annual feed industry trade show. This year, the IFE is part of the International Production & Processing Expo, which includes the International Poultry Expo and the International Meat Expo. This is the premier annual event for the feed, pet food, poultry and meat industries to congregate at the end of January in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. IFE is a great opportunity to start out 2013 right – meeting with customers and vendors and begin your business planning process for 2013. More Expo details can be found on page 48. Another potential resolution could be to learn more about the industry. Whether you have been part of the

grain and feed milling industry for two or twenty years, there are always new technologies, products and services available to you. As we work together to feed the nine billion people expected by 2050, all available technology should be evaluated and considered. In this issue of GFMT, a number of articles address these issues, from the ‘Changing Face Vice President, Membership and Public Relations, of Pallets’ to ‘Delivering American Feed Industry World Class Roll Chill Association, USA Technology’, or, one topic near and dear to my heart, ‘Feed Enhancers: Nutritional Perspectives’. I certainly wish everyone a happy and healthy 2013. The AFIA team looks forward to a continued relationship with GFMT and I hope readers will enjoy the features in this issue. We look forward to seeing everyone in Atlanta in January 2013 and good luck on your 2013 resolutions! Sarah Novak Vice President, Membership and Public Relations, American Feed Industry Association, USA

In memory of

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Dick Ziggers


have known Dick Ziggers over many years. It is a sad duty for GFMT to record the passing of one of the milling industry's most professional writers. Dick died on November 18, 2012 shortly after returning to Holland from the EuroTier expo in Hanover, Germany. Dick passed away just before his 55 birthday. Dick and I were colleagues on Feed Technology magazine (which was formerly Extrusion Communique

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before it was acquired by Reed Business International's Agri Media Division of The Netherlands and underwent a name change in the late 1990s) which was transformed into All About Feed. Right from our first meeting I knew that Dick was a professional when it came to journalism. He had previously worked for the Dutch poultry magazine Pluimveehouderij after starting out his career teaching animal husbandry and working as a poultry specialist. He spoke four languages. There are few journalists operating internationally with a speciality in the milling industry and in feed manufacturing in particular. Dick tells us that "being the editor of All About Feed (magazine and website), I strive for further modernisation, education and better information of professionals working in

the feed manufacturing industry." And that's what he did but on a global scale. The importance of informing both industry and consumers alike about the impact of feeding our food-producing animals efficiently did not escape Dick. He understood the need for accurate and informative reportage so that decision-makers were informed and the right decisions would be taken on important issues. His passing was a great shock to all who knew him and he will be missed not just by family and friends, but by his colleagues and all of us involved in the feed industry. On behalf of all our readers, we pass our condolences to his family, friends and colleagues. Roger Gilbert Publisher

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Schothorst Feed Research and Topigs join forces in new research facilities


chothorst Feed Research (SFR) has officially opened its new research facilities for pigs and sows. The new facilities will enable this independent research organisation to expand its feed research on the effect of technical performances. In the new f acilities also TOPIGS will test different sow and boar lines of TOPIGS. Through this co-operation not only the capacity for nutritional research has expanded but also the interaction between nutrition and genetics will be a structural aspect of the research programme. The opening of the new pig facility marks the last stage of a nine million euro investment programme by Schothorst Feed Research.

The sows and pigs facilities of Schothorst will house 350 sows and 3000 growing/finishing pigs and enables both TOPIGS and SFR to perform experiments on a practical scale. Furthermore, 40 Insentec feeder stations are installed that enable measuring individual performance and feed intake of 480 animals. A separate metabolic unit is established for fundamental, challenge, balance and digestibility expe¬riments. These type of studies are basis for the SFR feedstuff tables and nutrient recommendations. “We are ready for the future”, says Dr Piet van der Aar, research director of SFR . The facilities comply with the EFSA guidelines for animal experiments which will be effective in 2017. “We are excited about the possibilities

that the co-operation w i t h TO P I G S of fe r. O ur international activities require that we have more expertise about nutritional requirements of different genetic lines and conditions. We will be better able to advise our customers world wide based on our own research” The data collection is digitally as much as possible in order to minimize human errors. Data of individual animals with different genetic background will be used by TOPIGS for analyses of their selection and evaluation programmes. The primarily purpose of TOPIGS is to evaluate various highly productive genetic lines under practical conditions. Schothorst Feed Research is an independent private research organisation which

advises feed manufacturers world wide. Feed producers in 16 countries, representing approximately seven percent of the global feed production, are using the SFR feedstuff table, nutrient recommendations and expertise in formulating their feeds and feeding programmes. With a production of over 1.1 million crossbred gilts and seven million doses of semen per year TOPIGS is one of the biggest genetics suppliers in the world. In several countries, TOPIGS is either the market leader or one of the major suppliers. Research, innovation and genetic improvement are the cornerstones of our company. By continuously improving its products, the company enable its clients to achieve maximum results.

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THE GLOBAL MILLER A blog dedicated to professionals - including nutritionists - in the transportation, storage and milling of grains, feedstuffs, rice and cereals, globally. Hello Millers The Global Miller blog is a great place to keep up-to-date with the latest food and feed milling news in between print editions of Grain and Feed Milling Technology magazine. The blog, like the magazine, has an international focus with a range of stories, news and events. Here are some of the highlights from the past two months: USA Weather forecasters in the USA are uncertain that the drought will ease as the country heads into winter. The National Weather Service predicts that Iowa and the Midwest are likely to be warmer and drier than normal in early winter. The dry weather has already led to a drop in corn yields, threatened drinking water supplies and affected wetlands. Myanmar Rice production in Myanmar is forecast to improve by 25 percent to 750,000 tons this year. The improved yields and infrastructure mean the country is on target to join the world's top rice producers by 2017 with overseas sales of three million metric tons predicted. The country was once the world's largest rice producer until five decades of military dictatorship made it Southeast Asia's poorest nation. Russia Dry weather is causing concern for the state of winter grain crops in some parts of Russia's south, the country's main exporting region. But hope, in the shape of black clouds, is on the horizon: rain is forecast. UK Check out these photos of Wicklewood Mill, Norfolk, UK through the ages. The earliest photo dates from 1912! Argentina Early El Nino rains are set to benefit Argentine grain output but not crop quality, reports Reuters. Storms in September and October allowed farms to plant crops in areas usually too dry for farming. We would love to hear from you. Tell us what you think at This monthwe have added our pictures from VIV China to our Facebook page - take a look at:

Draft protocol advances prospects for US rice exports to China


he U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) office in Beijing has received a draft phytosanitary protocol from Chinese plant health officials covering prospective exports of U.S.-grown rice to China. A translation of the document has been sent to APHIS headquarters in Riverdale, Maryland, for review and assessment and to formulate a response. The U.S. rice industry has been working toward access for U.S. rice to the China market for nearly seven years. With the receipt of this draft protocol, the finish line finally appears to be within sight, but the marathon is not yet won. “From what we understand, there are a significant number of onerous conditions placed on U.S. milled rice entry into China,” says USA Rice Federation President and CEO Betsy Ward. “Nevertheless, this is a significant achievement.” Chinese officials visited riceproducing regions of Arkansas, California and Louisiana last fall to review and observe procedures

and protocols at the farm- and mill-level to prevent pests in U.S. rice. The visit was considered to be a key step toward the draft protocol. China is the third-largest export destination for U.S. agricultural goods and a potentially lucrative U.S. rice market opportunity. Per capita rice consumption in China is 233 pounds annually. Rice trade is controlled by the Chinese government through a quota system, half of which is reserved for state-owned enterprises. Should the China market open to U.S. rice, it is the U.S. mills and trading companies that will establish commercial relations with the Chinese stateowned trading company and China’s private trading companies. The expectation is that China will purchase milled and brown rice from the United States. USA Rice Federation will continue to work with APHIS, providing information on rice milling and exporting as the agency formulates its response to the draft protocol. USA Rice also has a contractor in place in Shanghai, China, and is poised to begin promoting U.S. rice in China once access is gained.

Proporc, the new probiotic for piglets


arly weaning (three weeks of age) is a common practice for the swine industry, especially in intensive production systems. This early weaning results in several changes for the piglet such as separation from the mother, new housing, grouping with other animals and new feeds, normally solid, making the weaning period a stressing one for the piglet. Proporc, the biological additive developed by Norel, is based on spores of Bacillus licheniformis and has demonstrated its benefits by improving performance parameters in this stressful period. Recently, Norel has run a trial in a commercial farm in Spain to investigate the effects of adding Proporc to a standard post-weaning feeding program. A total of 380 piglets were separated in a control

and a treatment group. Animals were monitored for performance parameters from day 25 to 74 of age and received two different feeds (prestarter and starter). The inclusion of Proporc resulted in heavier piglets (22.9 vs. 21.7 kg); it also increased the average daily gain (337 vs. 313 g/d) and decreased FCR (1.54 vs.1.67). These differences were mainly produced in the last two weeks of the trial, where the animals fed with Proporc grew 10.8 percent more and had a better FCR (-20%; 1.36 vs. 1.70). According to our results, it was concluded that the addition of Proporc at a dosage of 10 exp. 6 CFU/ kg of feed to the diet improves intestinal microbiota balance in the piglets and promotes an easier transition to solid feed, producing higher body weights, better growth and improves feed conversion after weaning.

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Enhanced Learning and Research through Advanced Technology Milling industry partner, FOSS, donates near infrared technology to Kansas State University’s grain science and industry department.


anhattan, Kan. – With a desire to serve as an industry partner with Kansas State University’s Department of Grain Science and Industry, FOSS of Eden Prairie, Minn., donated two near infrared (NIR) analyzers for use in classroom teaching and research. “These two machines use near infrared technology to predict the moisture, protein, ash, gluten and water absorption in a minute rather than hours,” says Ron Lindgren, FOSS industry sales manager for milling and grain. “This technology gives the flour millers a quality percentage they can use to make adjustments in their systems right on the milling floor, and it is environmentally friendly since there are no chemicals used in this process.” One of the machines, the Profoss™ in-line flour analyzer, is installed in the Hal Ross Flour Mill on the KSU Grain Science Innovation Campus. The other machine is a NIRS™ DS2500 flour analyzer that will be used at the mill as well as in the Shellenberger Hall teaching and experimental milling laboratory. “It is always great to have new technology in the flour mill to enhance our teaching for our students and industry professionals who come to Kansas State for training,” says Mark Fowler, associate director and flour milling curricula manager

for the International Grains Program. The Department of Gr ain Science and Industry is the only place in the world that offers undergraduate education in milling, bakery and feed science, and a graduate program in grain science. In speaking about the program, Department Head Dirk Maier says, “Our current enrollment is 200 undergraduate students and 54 graduate students. We have 100 percent placement of our students due to the consistent demand for graduates.” Kansas State University’s grain science department is also home to the International Grains Program which in 2011, Shawn Thiele, Department of Grain Science and Industry’s operations manager at Kansas State University, and Ron Lindgren, conducted 44 courses industry sales manager for milling and grain with FOSS, Eden with 628 participants Prairie, Minn., stand in below the Profoss™ in-line flour analyzer in from 43 countries. The the Hal Ross Flour Mill. This was one of two near infrared analyzers three areas of training donated to the department for use in teaching and research. fall into flour milling and grain processing, grain marketing and risk management, In talking about the industry s u c c e s s f u l p r i v a t e - p u b l i c and feed manufacturing and grain p a r t n e r s h i p, M a i e r ad d s , partnership in support of our “FOSS is a leader in rapid depar tment’s K-State 2025 management. “K-State is the center of excellence quality analysis of grain-based aspirations.” in milling, grain processing and food and feed ingredients and To learn more about the bulk materials handling, and we products. Donating this state- Department of Grain Science and wanted to be a partner in making of- t he - ar t e q ui p m e nt for Industry, please visit the website this equipment available for the benefit of our students, at For more training and research,” Lindgren faculty and programs is an on FOSS solutions, please visit out st anding example of a says.

Alltech Predicts a contraction in global feed production in 2013


peaking at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN, in Rome, Alltech vice president Aidan C o n n o l l y, p re se n t e d t h e results of the 2011 Alltech Feed Tonnage Survey, along with results from previous surveys, showing a steady increase in feed production year on year. The 2011 survey, covering 128 countries, put the total feed at 873 million tonnes. The 2012 survey, due to be published soon and covering more than 130 countries, 6 | November - December 2012

is expected to show a further increase. For 2013 however, Connolly, presenting at the IFIFFAO joint meeting, predicted a contraction in the region of three to five percent, driven by the following three factors: 1. Continued global recession affecting protein consumption. 2. The conversion of large amounts of feed stocks and materials into biofuels. 3. Reduced feed supply due to a global drought, specifically in the US.

I n ad d i t i o n , a myco t ox i n survey, also carried out by Alltech, indicates that the surviving US harvest will be highly contaminated with up to 37 different mycotoxins, due to crop vulner abilit y from adverse weather condi t ion s . The re sul t ing percent age contr action in feed production will then be determined by the ability of integrated food producers, farmers and food companies to pass on the increased feed material cost to consumers,

without any loss in overall consumption levels. “ We a r e f a c i n g i n t o a completely new era for the agriculture industry where, for the first time in history, feed produc tion for 2013 will be lower than for 2012, and it is clear that efficiency in converting feed into food will be more critical to food companies than ever,” said Connolly. More


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NEWS IN BRIEF The winner of the Nabin/HGCA Milling Wheat Challenge 2012 has been announced. Andrew Robinson of Heathcote Farms Ltd, Toddington, Bedfordshire took the top prize thanks to his forward-thinking approach and careful management techniques. Schenck Process UK, which specialises in all areas of mechanical and pneumatic conveying and weighing technology for industry, has just signed a 10-year lease on its new premises at Thorne and is hoping to have the building operational within the next few weeks. The new location provides the company with an additional 48,000 square feet of warehousing alongside 7,000 square feet of office space. A man has died while servicing a grain elevator shaft at the Cargill plant in Bridge City, Louisiana, USA. Jeffery Feucht, 44, was working on a grain elevator when a cable on the service lift snapped and it fell several feet. The Vietnamese consumer goods manufacturer, Masan Group, has bought a 40 percent stake in animal feed producer Proconco. Press in the country have reported that the move may change the way the Vietnamese feed market operates. At present the majority of the industry is controlled by foreign companies so the purchase marks a new development in the animal feed sector. BOCM Pauls has been fined £20,000 after worker lost an arm in conveyor. Christopher Brennan, 35, from Norwich, UK was attempting to clear a blockage on a conveyor at the Burston Mill site of BOCM Pauls Ltd, when his right arm became entangled and was severed just below the elbow. Norwich Magistrates' Court heard on October 11, 2012, that BOCM Pauls Ltd had failed to provide a safe system of work for production staff to clear blockages on conveyors and there were no guards to prevent access to the unblocking hatch. The company received a £20,000 fine and £9,716 costs after pleading guilty to a breach of Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974.

NUMBER CRUNCHING 2.6% - Rise in global meat production in 2010 0.8% - Rise in global meat production in 2011 20% - Rise in global meat production since 2001 67 million tons - World beef production in both 2010 and 2011

109 million tons - World pork production in 2011

32% - Growth in meat production in South America since 2001 4–5% - Predicted increase in beef prices following drought and crop failures in the USA Source: Worldwatch Institute, USDA 8 | November - December 2012

FAMI-QS and Sindirações share their experience in third party certification with the Coordination of Animal Feed Inspection in Brazil


AMI-QS in close co-operation with Sindirações (the Br a zilian Feed Industr y Association) organised a five day training course for the Feed Regulators responsible for Animal Feed Inspection in Brazil. The training focused on the auditing of Feed Safety Management System based on the requirements of the FAMI-QS code: The Quality and Safety for Specialty Feed Ingredients (Feed Additives, Functional Feed Ingredients, Premixtures, Specialty Complementary Feed, Specialty Complementary Dietetic Feed). FAMI-QS certification is based on t he approved Europe an Commission Community Guide to Good Practice. The training was undertaken as part of the agreement for close co-operation signed in March 2010 between Sindirações and FAMI-QS. As such, the training was aligned closer to of the aims of the agreement – ‘incorporate the knowledge obtained by FAMI-QS at world level at local level and boost the quality and safety management in the Brazilian feed industry’. The purpose of the training was to present to the Brazilian Feed Regulators the usefulness of third party certification for official controls. As the FAMI-QS Code complies with the hygienic requirements of the EU Feed Hygiene Regulation cer tif ied companies meet state-of-theart hygiene practices, invaluable tool for ensuring compliance with legislative requirements, be it in Europe where the system started; but also elsewhere in the world where feed safety is considered of utmost importance. "The global population reached 7 billion last year and it is estimated to reach over 9 billion people in 2050, probably in response to increasing longevity and improved standard of living, mainly due to the excellence in food safety measures and health care. This demographic jump is expected to be concentrated in developing countries thanks to the

growth of household income that certainly will determine quantitative and qualitative increase in the consumption of animal protein. Brazil as an emergent country is already considered one of the 21st century leading global suppliers of food and in 2020 it might produce 11.4 million tons of beef, 3.7 million tons of pork and 16.5 million tons of poultry, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development/ OECD", says Dr Ariovaldo Zani, CEO of the Brazilian Feed Industry Association / Sindirações, who considers this FAMI-QS partnership a must for safe feed and food safety. “Feed safety is a shared responsibility with the public and private stakeholders participating equally. One can see in several parts of the world a progressive s h i f t f r o m t h e t r ad i t i o n a l command-and-control approach to a new paradigm where official c o n t r o l a n d h i g h - s t a n d a rd voluntary certification systems seek complementarity and synergy. We were not only honored to bring FAMI-QS know-how to the Brazilian Feed Regulators, but also believe that this experience places Brazil amongst those forwardlooking countries with progressive positioning with regards to official controls,” says Didier Jans, FAMI-QS Secretary General. The Coordination of Animal Feed Inspection in Brazil is exploring the best practices around the world in order to optimise and improve their already demanding tasks. FAMI-QS and Sindirações shared their experience of the implementation of the FAMI-QS quality and safety management systems in the feed sector. During the five days, the inspectors were guided through the EU Feed legislation, the requirements of FAMI-QS code as well as ISO 19011:2011 Guidelines for auditing management systems. Taking a practical teaching approach and to imbed the key take-homes, an on-site activity took place at M. CASSAB premix plant located in the countryside of São Paulo Estate.

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Research finds rice agriculture accelerates global warming


ore carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, coupled with rising temperatures, is making rice agriculture a larger source of the potent greenhouse gas methane, according to a study published in Nature Climate Change by a research team that includes a University of California, Davis, plant scientist. But the authors note that relatively simple changes in rice cultivation co u l d h e l p re d u ce m e t h a n e emissions. “Together, higher carbon dioxide concentrations and warmer temperatures predicted for the end of this century will about double the amount of methane emitted per kilo of rice produced,” says Chris van Kessel, professor of plant sciences at UC Davis and co-author of the study, published in this week’s edition of Nature Climate Change. “Because global demand for rice will increase further with a growing world population, our results suggest that without additional measures, the tot al methane emissions from rice agriculture will strongly increase.” Rice paddies are one of the largest man-made sources of methane, and rice is the world’s second-most produced staple crop. Van Kessel and his colleagues gathered findings from 63 different experiments on rice paddies, mostly in Asia and North America. They used a technique called metaanalysis, a statistical tool for finding general patterns in a large body of experimental published data. The experiments measured how rising temperatures and extra carbon dioxide in the atmosphere affect both rice yields and the amount of methane released by rice paddies. “Our result s show that rice agriculture becomes less climatef r ie n d l y a s o u r at m o s p h e re continues to change,” says Kees Jan van Groenigen, research fellow at Trinity College Dublin, and lead author of the study.

As more carbon dioxide enters the atmosphere, rice plants grow faster, the experimental data showed. This growth, in turn, pumps up the metabolism of methane-producing microscopic organisms that live in the soil beneath rice paddies. The end result: more methane. Overall, the rice paddy experiments revealed that increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere boosted rice yields by 24.5 percent and methane emissions by 42.2 percent, increasing the amount of methane emitted per kilo of rice. Unlike carbon dioxide levels, rising temperatures were found to have only small effects on methane emissions. However, because warming decreases rice yield, it effectively increases methane emissions per kilo of rice. The authors point out several options available to reduce methane emissions from rice agriculture. For instance, management practices such as mid-season drainage and using alternative fertilizers have been shown to reduce methane emissions from rice paddies. By switching to more heat-tolerant rice cultivars and by adjusting sowing dates, yield declines due to temperature increases can largely be prevented, reducing the effect of warming on methane emissions per yield. The researchers, who also include Nor thern Arizona University Professor Bruce Hungate, say the findings underscore the importance of mitigation efforts to ensure a secure global food supply while keeping greenhouse gas emissions in check. The research was funded by the U. S. Depar tment of Energ y's National Institute for Climatic Change Research, the National Science Foundation, the Irish Research Council, and Marie Curie Actions. More



Creating high-grade food from by-products by Christopher Rubin, Head of Product Management and Marketing Grain-based foods are staples throughout the world. Day in, day out, millions of tons of grain are processed in food production plants. In addition to baking flour, dark flour and bran are also obtained during grain processing, especially with wheat. Extrusion technology is a possible way of further processing flour and the by-products obtained in the process. Extruders are used in a wide variety of flour processing applications. The most important resulting products are breakfast cereals, baby food, breadcrumbs, croutons, plus modified flours and starches used, for example, as soup or sauce binders or in the bakery industry. Even very dark flours (low-grade flours) and wheat bran are suitable as raw materials for processing by the extruder. Low-grade flours as well as wheat bran are as a rule sold at low prices to the feed manufacturing industry. The extruder enables also such ‘by-products’ to be upgraded into high-grade foods. Both by-products can be processed into breakfast cereals, but are also used in a modified form as ingredients in other foods. Bran flakes are highly popular today. Extruded wheat bran, for instance, can fetch double the price of wheat bran in its native form. The opportunities that wheat bran presents as a high-grade food are significant. The high dietary fibre content of wheat bran gives the product an ‘aura of health’. The basis for making all the products mentioned above is grain flour. This is what the extrusion process has in common with conventional bakery processes. The difference however lies in the dough texture. The dough framework of conventional bakery goods is based on proteins such as gluten and pentosans. The texture of extruded products is based on starch. The raw material must have a starch content of at least five to ten percent in order to ensure a stable end product texture. The protein content may be low, that is, below ten percent. Flours with such protein contents are typically unsuitable for baking. As the flour price is – among other factors – also influenced by the protein content, low-protein flours are less expensive than high-protein ones. The extruder therefore allows also inexpensive flours to be processed.

Great news from IMD HQ: we have now sent the first batch of International Milling Directories for 2012/13 to subscribers which will hopefully reach them soon if they haven’t already. With new subscription requests coming in everyday stock will soon be limited so visit www. to reserve your copy from the next batch.

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art of a modern miller

working with wheat, cereals, grains and … plastics and metal

by Roger Gilbert, Publisher, Grain and Feed Milling Technology magazine, United Kingdom


inding solutions for milling and drying problems within the grain, cereals and chemical industries – both in terms of ingredients and machinery - is the role the Jäckering Group, located in Hamm, Germany, has chosen for itself. After more than a century of operation, the company has become increasingly dominant in European wheat processing, wheat gluten production, custom-grinding practices and machine building for a worldwide customer base. To visit the company’s head office at Vorsterhauser Weg 46 in Hamm, you have to question whether your satellite navigation system has brought you to the wrong destination. You’re in a residential street in the centre of the city. Not the expected location for one of Germany’s oldest and most respected grain processors and equipment manufacturers. 10 | November - December 2012

The WWII upright bunker, stripped of its outer coverings and standing behind a metal rod fence takes the mind away from all things flour milling yet it stands on the very location of Jäckering Group’s head office. It’s with some trepidation that you enter the car park behind the shelter, where an 18-metre tall industrial-style chimney rises out of the ground as if it’s guarding the entrance to the car park which in turn is laid out like a landing strip. A car chassis has been impaled on the back wall of the shelter. The short walk to office block at number 46 again suggests you’re in completely the wrong place with a lake and a native area of trees and shrubs towards the back of the property. In fact, on entering number 46 the eye is captured by what appears to be art everywhere. There are metal sculptures at the entrance, the chairs and coffee table in the open waiting area are crafted iron and

even the balustrade for the stairwell, is an all-metal sculpture. An odd one-tonne piece of steel girder in the shape of a ‘T’ rests in one corner under the stairwell, looking as it might topple over at any moment. Yes, we’re in the right place! This is the head office of Jäckering, run by company owner and art collector Michael AndreaeJäckering. Julia Lamskemper, head of sales for Mühlen- und Nährmittelwerke, was there to greet us. Shown to the boardroom and over a strong German coffee we are told about Mr Andreae-Jäckering’s love of art. Art is everywhere on the wall, floors and outside the windows. The office space is more like an art gallery than a working head office of a milling and engineering company. However, the art does not disguise the achievements of the company, which celebrated achieving a century of operation in

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2010 and 30 years under the guiding hand of Mr Andreae-Jäckering. An impressive book of art, published in 2010, records all the art he has collected, and is on the boardroom table. Mr Andreae-Jäckering has set the company up in five sub-groups which are largely independent in operation with unique developments and state-of-the-art technologies in milling and starch production, engineering, warehousing and transportation and processing of thermoplastics. In addition to the wheat gluten mill we are visiting today on Hamm Harbour, the four other operations are located throughout Germany, from Hamm-Harbor to Cologne to Kassel.

From machinery… Machine construction is one of the main activities of the Jäckering Group with laboratories to support the development of tailor-made milling and drying technology solutions. For example, the company has been building air-turbulence mills, which form the basis of its Ultra-Rotor, ultra-gentle grinding system, for more than 60 years and has more than 1000 of these unique mills installed in factories worldwide. They are noted for their durability, low maintenance, low energy and minimal wear and tear costs. They can process between 10kg - 18,000kg per hour with

motor sizes ranging from 7.5kW - 900kW. Jäckering Ultra-Rotors are not just used in the grain processing industries but for other applications such as plastics and metals as well.

… to food ingredients “Many people are surprised what you can do with wheat. We not only make wheat flour, but wheat gluten and wheat

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Major moments in the history of Jäckering

1955 1960 1969 1976 1976/77 1984 1985 1988 1995 2000 2001 2004 2009 2010 2012

The company was formed in 1910 when Hermann Jäckering set up the Jäckering Mill and in 1945 Günter Jäckering added the trade name Mühlenund Nährmittelwerke The Ultra-Rotor was designed and developed to grind wheat and other products before the Altenburger Maschinen Jäckering & Co was formed in 1958 Enhancements of the Ultra-Rotor for the starch and protein production was made in 1960 Construction of the Administration Building (Headquarters) in Hamm in 1969 Destruction of the mill and starch-production caused by fire Rebuilding of the mill in Hamm-Harbor; Installation of the new modern mill Introduction of the decanter-process; wastewater free starch production Milling of 100,000 tonnes of wheat per annum Death of Günter Jäckering; Enterprise take-over by Michael AndreaeJäckering; Construction of the Ultra-Rotor-mill with a daily capacity of 300 tonnes of wheat Installation of an electric utility on basis of gas motors with 5MW electrical output, full use of the rejected air Flour input for starch production: first time 100,000 tonnes Flour input more than 150,000 tonnes per annum Foundation of the Jäckering Processing GmbH; grinding, mixing and packaging of products for non-food industries in Obersteeg/Cologne Installation of a cogeneration unit on basis of gas motors with 10.24MW output. Start-up 2010 Installation of an evaporation plant. Start-up in 2011 Doubling of wheat storage capacity

facility on the Hamm Harbour has an annual throughput of more than 270,000 tonnes of wheat. Each load of wheat arriving at the factory is carefully controlled for its quality and sorted according to its various parameters. With nearly a century of operation Jäckering has developed experience and know-how which is unique among processors of wheat flour, wheat starch and wheat gluten. About 140,000 tonnes of wheat starch is produced each year and 22,000 tonnes of wheat gluten is produced by the Jäckering starch plant in the harbour. The technology to process wheat into starch and gluten has been developed in-house and optimised over more than four decades.

Wheat gluten is delivered to a number of food customers worldwide and used for the production of bakery products, breadings, batters, coatings and flavours, breakfast cereals, cheese analogues and pizza, milling and flour fortification, nutritional snacks, pastas, pet foods, and personal care products. The company is also aware of its environmental impact and has developed an additional production area that now means its the only wheat starch production plant in the world that does not produce a waste water stream. In fact, the wastewater that was produced is now being further processed to produce specific protein and energy products for animal rearing and clean water.

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nutritional perspectives by Richard Remmer, Director of Nutrition at Anpario plc, United Kingdom


he term feed enhancer covers a very wide range of products ranging from simple flavours and sweeteners through to enzymes. They all have the same basic aim, which is to enhance the feed in a beneficial way. The enhancement may be to make the feed more attractive to the animal or bird or to enable more nutrients to be obtained from it. The ultimate goal is to maximise the feed intake and ensure that the most nutrients can be obtained from it in order to maximise performance and achieve the most profitability.

Types of Enhancer 1 Flavours and sweeteners 2. Enzymes 3. Antioxidants 4. Preservatives 5. Omega-3 fatty acids 6. Mycotoxin binders 7. Yeasts

Popularity The popularity of the different products depends upon the species with some being very specific and some used across all species. Flavours are widely used in pigs and

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ruminants but rarely in poultry. Enzymes however are used in most poultry feeds and have been for many years and are also very commonly found in pig feeds, particularly in the starter and early grower phases. Since the substantial rise in phosphate prices and at times shortage of supply phytase use is very widespread. Enzymes are rarely used in ruminants and much more research is required in this area in order to find an effective solution if indeed there is one. Antioxidants and preservatives are widely used in all feed types in order to protect valuable nutrients for the shelf life of the feed. Omega-3 fatty acids are becoming more popular due to the removal of fishmeal from feeds. The oil present in fishmeal is a source of omega-3 fatty acids and fishmeal removal has led to most diets being deficient in these fatty acids. As more and more research is done into their effects and benefits it is certain their use will increase further. Mycotoxin binders are becoming more common as the world’s weather patterns are leading to more challenging growing conditions increasing the risk of mould growth. Moulds are the source of mycotoxins and as recent surveys have shown around 40 percent of feed and raw material samples tested from around the world Figure 1 have one

or more mycotoxin present. Yeasts and yeast cell wall products have been shown to enhance feed digestibility across all species with species-specific products available.

How do they work? 1. Flavours and sweeteners The basic mode of action of a flavour is to increase feed intake. There are a huge number of different products such as aniseed, citrus, red fruits, vanilla and so on. It has been shown that certain flavours are better for some species than others. Typically aniseed and citrus are used in ruminant feeds whereas red fruits and vanilla are used in pig feeds typically starter feeds. They range from simple natural products to very complex blends of synthetic, natural and nature identical compounds. The aim however is the same: to attract the animals to the feed and make them consume more. They are also useful in masking less palatable raw materials. It has also been shown that certain components particularly those in essential oils have other properties. Carvacrol found in oregano oil has been shown to stimulate digestive enzymes in the small intestine thus potentially improving feed digestibility. It has been shown to have an antimicrobial effect on certain Gram negative species such as E. coli Sweeteners are also useful particularly for pigs and ruminants and can be simply as molasses or sugars such as dextrose or lactose. Molasses is also useful as a pelleting aid and dust suppressant making the feed

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Figure 3 more attractive. Other sweeteners such as saccharine and neohespiridin are also used in more complex products and can be combined with flavours in species-specific blends. 2. Enzymes There are many different types of enzyme used in pig and poultry feeds with the sole aim of increasing the digestibility of the feed. There are two main groups the non-starch polysaccharide (NSP) enzymes and phytase. NSPs are typically large complex branched chains of simple sugars which are indigestible by the animal or bird as it lacks the necessary enzymes to do so. These large chain molecules increase the viscosity of the gut contents by trapping water and other nutrients within their structure. This will reduce the mobility of both the endogenous enzymes through the digesta, hence reducing digestibility and slowing down the flow of nutrients into the body as their passage to the intestinal wall be slower. These large molecules can also bind proteins, fats, and minerals within their structure making them unavailable. The addition of NSP enzymes to the feed will enable the breakdown of these complex molecules into simpler ones which the endogenous enzymes can then act on to realise a more complete digestion. This will also release any other trapped nutrients. The most common NSP enzymes used are as follows:

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• Xylanase • Beta-glucanase • Amylase • Cellulase • Mannanase • Protease Xylanase is the most widely used NSP enzyme followed by beta-glucanase and their points of activity are shown in Figure 1. The second type of enzyme is phytase which acts on the phytate molecule which is the major phosphorus storage compound found in plants (Figure 2). It consists of six phosphorus molecules in a ring and cannot be broken down by pigs or poultry as they lack the enzyme endogenously. This is why we find large differences between total and available phosphorus levels for some of the most commonly used raw materials. As with NSPs phytate can also form complexes with other nutrients. Phytate is classed as an anti-nutritive factor and can cause an inflammatory response within the gastro-intestinal tract. The addition of phytase to the feed can thus release more of the unavailable phosphorus and allowing less reliance on added inorganic phosphates. There are two types of phytase a 3-phytase and 6-phytase which start to cleave the phosphate at the three carbon and six carbon positions respectively. The enzyme then works around the phytate molecule in a clockwise manner removing the phosphate molecules. More recent products coming onto the market have predominantly been 6-phytase molecules as this is now proving to be the most effective version. The reason for this is believed to be due to the phosphate molecule on carbon 2 being more difficult to cleave. This results in the 3-phytase enzyme only removing the phosphate at the third position and then moving on to another phytate molecule whereas the 6-phytase can remove the phosphate on positions 6, 5, 4 and 3 before encountering position 2 resulting in a more complete breakdown of the phytate molecule. 3. Antioxidants Antioxidants are very widely used in order to preserve the nutrient value of feed for the duration of its shelf life and to protect it from harsh and aggressive storage conditions. There are two types these being chemical and natural molecules. Chemical antioxidants are typically one or a combination of the following compounds: • Ethoxyquin • Butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) • Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) • Propyl gallate The use of these and in particular ethoxyquin

causes concerns in some quarters, particularly with pet and horse feed manufacturers due to its perceived carcinogenic properties. This has led to the increased use of natural alternatives such as rosemary extracts. Natural alternatives tend to be high in tocopherols and/or anthocyanins and these are widely found in red fruits. All of these compounds exhibit the same effect in that they remove free radicals which can form potentially damaging hydroperoxide molecules. These hydroperoxides then further oxidise to aldehydes and ketones which give rise to the rancid smells associated with ‘off’ feed. Figure 3 shows the main stages of oxidation. The antioxidant molecule removes the free radical by sacrificing itself in order to stop or delay the termination stage. 4. Preservatives Preservatives are commonly included in feed to prevent spoilage from bacteria and mould and potentially increase feed intake. It has been shown that high levels of bacteria and moulds in feed can reduce feed intake. The most widely used compounds are organic acids such as: • Formic acid • Propionic acid • Acetic acid • Lactic acid • Sorbic acid Various salts of the above are also used such as calcium, sodium and ammonium in order to both prolong activity and reduce corrosivity. The type of acid used will depend upon whether the aim is bacterial or mould

Figure 4 control. Formic and acetic acids are the major antibacterial acids whereas propionic is more useful in controlling moulds. Sorbic acid is a proven killer of yeasts and useful for the control of unwanted fermentations. All of the acids work in the same basic way, which can best be described in Figure 4. The undissociated acid (AH) enters the bacterial cell, dissociates disrupting the intracellular pH which the bacteria then tries to correct by actively removing the hydrogen ions. This results in a build-up of the anionic part of the acid molecule which interferes with cellular metabolism and its replication mechanism and results in death of the organism. 5. Omega-3 fatty acids All modern livestock and indeed human

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FEATURE diets are deficient in omega-3 fatty acids due and Zearalenone. The aim is that the toxin is Some of the products may be included as to the reduction and removal of fishmeal due bound irreversibly within or to the toxin binder liquids such as organic acids, omega-3 oils. to cost and legislative reasons. The increased and excreted from the body without being Powder products are usually preferred as use of cereals and vegetable protein based absorbed. no specialist equipment is needed for their diets has led to an over-supply of omega-6 fatty addition and a known amount can be added acids. This imbalance can cause an exaggerated 7. Yeasts directly to the mixer. Liquid products can usuYeasts can be added to feed as a way of ally only be added by the feed manufacturers inflammatory response to a disease challenge resulting in under performance. The inclusion of both increasing feed intake and promoting a as they possess the necessary equipment and an omega-3 source such as salmon oil helps to more beneficial bacterial population within the expertise to do so. redress the balance and can result in increased gut. This has the benefit of reducing the detrifeed intake. Omega-3 fatty acids have been and mental bacteria by means of competitive exclu- Why use them and what are the are continuing to be widely studied with many sion. The beta-glucans and mannans present in benefits? yeast cell wall are known to have positive benpositive benefits being reported such as:The aim of feed enhancers is to make the efits on the immune system. Species-specific feed more attractive to the animal or bird thus • Improved growth rates and food products are available and they are commonly increasing feed intake and ultimately performconversion included in ruminant feed to enhance rumen ance. This is becoming ever more important • Improved fertility function. • Improved viability of young animals and as the price of raw materials keeps on rising chicks and we work towards feeding an ever growing • Enhanced omega-3 levels of meat and global population. Their use will form an ever How are they included? eggs Feed enhancers are normally added directly more important part of livestock production • Improved bone strength to the feed primarily as a powder or granule. in the future. The perceived mode of action is Filip_Anzeige_130x180mm_GB_c_Filip_Anzeige_117x191mm_US_c 16.11.11 17:33 Seite 1 through altered hormone production in favour of the anti-inflammatory hormones thus reducing their excess pro-inflammatory counterparts.

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The changing face of pallets by Jim Hardisty, Managing Director of, United Kingdom


he milling industry hasn’t had it easy this year. Excessive rainfall in the UK, severe frost in the EU and prolonged periods of drought in the US have had a dramatic effect on crop growth, driving up the cost of grain and flour along with it. According to the Foreign Agricultural Service’s report produced in September by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), wheat production in Europe dropped from 137.4 to 132.4 million metric tonnes/ hectares during this year’s harvest. The National Farmers’ Union has also reported a sorry story for the UK, with wheat yields down 14.1 percent on a five-year average – the lowest seen since the 1980s. With the price of grain at an all-time high, protecting product throughout the logistics supply chain has never been more important. Whether transporting product from food processor to retailer or shipping goods abroad, pallets play an essential role in the milling supply chain. In terms of milling wheat, the industry relies on plastic pallets for transporting its bagged flour from the mill to independent local bakeries and in-store supermarket bakeries. Each pallet will typically carry a fraction over a tonne of product – either 65 x 16 kg flour bags or 40 x 25 kg flour bags, and once palletised, they will be loaded onto a lorry to its 24-26 tonne limit to ensure optimum supply chain efficiency. In Europe alone, there are approximately half a billion pallets in circulation every year, a large percentage of these are wooden pallets, however, the popularity of plastic pallets has soared in recent years due to 18 | November - December 2012

their superior hygienic properties, their long life and their reliability for exports. We’ve noticed more than ever before that greater awareness of the importance for maintaining hygiene and safety practices throughout supply chains is driving pallet purchasing decisions. However, it’s not always been that way.

The humble pallet The invention of the pallet is a relatively recent innovation made for the shipping industry, the first pallet appearing in the United States in the early 20th century. The earliest referenced patent is Howard T. Hallowell’s 1924 ‘Lift Truck Platform’, a simple skid that consisted only of stringers fastened to a top deck. During World War II, the development of the pallet really took off with the increasing need to ship goods and arms. Palletised loads could handle more goods with fewer people, freeing up men for military service. The introduction of the wooden pallet spelled a new era for the shipping industry and it wasn’t long before a standard pallet size was adopted. Wooden pallets became the main stay for the shipping industry, but in recent years they have fallen on harder times.

Hard times for wooden pallets Historically wooden pallets have always been cheaper than plastic, but rising timber costs could change that. The government’s introduction of subsidies that reward power firms for burning biomass, including wood, has driven up the price of timber. As a result, the price of British-grown timber has risen in five years from £30 to £50 per tonne and the Department of Energy and Climate

Change has forecast that biomass could push up the price of wood to £114 a tonne in the near to medium term. The rising price of timber has already had a knock-on effect on the cost of wooden pallets with customers refusing to buy new ones and overtime could start to affect availability if biomass escalates at the rate predicted. Biomass is not the only threat to wooden pallets. In recent years, the hidden dangers of using wooden pallets for transporting food have been exposed by The National Consumer League (NCL), following scientific tests in the United States. In May 2010, the NCL examined 140 wooden and plastic pallets stored behind grocery stores. Approximately 33 percent of the wooden pallets showed signs of unsanitary conditions where bacteria could easily grow and 10 percent tested positive for E. coli, which can cause food poisoning. Even more alarming is that 2.9 percent tested positive for the potentially deadly bug Listeria, which causes 2,500 illnesses and 500 deaths annually in the United States. Last year, the safety of wooden pallets came under scrutiny in the pharmaceutical industry where they were found to be the cause of product contamination incidents in the EU and the US, costing one drug manufacturer more than $900 million in one year alone.

Putting hygiene first Although the milling industry would have once used wooden pallets for transporting bagged product, many have now switched to plastic pallets, primarily because of their superior hygienic properties. Speaking to one of the UK’s largest food

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producers, in their opinion wood pallets are not food-safe in a preparation environment. Bringing a wood pallet into a bakery could spell disaster as wood chip could easily go unnoticed in product – the health, legal and economic consequences could be immense. The same goes for transporting the finished product. Metal nails in wood pallets can easily work themselves loose and burst a bag of flour which could spoil a whole pallet load. It only takes a tiny tear to make a flour bag unsalable. Using plastic pallets in food preparation

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areas and for transporting finished product is a no brainer. The plastic pallets we recommend are manufactured from the highest quality food grade virgin or recycled materials and comply with EU safety legislations. For flour bags, a plastic pallet with an open flow-through top deck will offer the best grip but has no internal cavities where mould, dust and other contaminants can collect, so it can be easily cleaned by hand or with an automated system. Plastic pallets are not only the most hygi-

enic type of pallet, they are also considered by many to be the safest, as there are no nails, sharp edges or splinters and no risk of loose component parts breaking free under manual lifting conditions and causing injury to operatives.

A worthwhile investment Although hygiene and food safety are key priorities for food processors and manufacturers, cost will always remain a major factor in any purchasing decision.

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The initial investment in plastic pallets is always going to be higher than wooden pallets; however, taking into account the extended working life of plastic pallets they are not only future-proof but offer excellent long-term savings. In a normal handling and loading scenario plastic pallets have a life span often exceeding ten years – up to 10 times longer than a wooden pallet, and at the end of their long working life they can be recycled, so it will always pay in the long run to invest in plastic both economically and environmentally. Of course pallets are only reusable if

they find their way back to their rightful owner and losing pallets in the supply chain is a problem for the milling industry as it is for industries across the board. The UK logistics sector could learn from Europe’s attitude towards user owned and managed pallet pools. In mainland Northern Europe businesses – either as individuals or groups – are purchasing plastic pallets and setting up their own pallet pools to directly benefit from the strength and long life of the product. I believe that this model of ‘user owned and managed plastic pallet pools' should be deployed by businesses elsewhere to help them maximise their return on investment, including in the milling industry, and we are offering to meet with businesses in the UK to offer our expert advice and explain how this model could work for them. There are other methods that can be used to limit pallet loss. Several food processing companies we are working with in the UK are using plastic pallets printed with their company logo to make them more easily identifiable. Coloured pallets are another option. Many of our plastic pallets come in a variety of colours for orders over 500 units, and those ordering from our Hygienic pallet range can choose from one of 84 two colour options.

Convention which was introduced to address the need to treat wood materials used to ship products between countries to stop the spread of wood pests. Current requirements are limited to movements into the EU or out of Portugal, a known pinewood nematode area. If these changes go ahead, there will be major implications for the European

"Using plastic pallets is the only way to avoid the costly implications of ISPM 15"

About the author Jim Hardisty is the founder and Managing Director of Goplasticpallets. com, the UK’s leading independent supplier of plastic pallets and containers. After 18 years working in the logistics sector and six years in the pallet industry, Jim set up in 2001 to facilitate the supply of plastic pallets to businesses in the UK. Eleven years on, Jim has signed exclusive partnerships with a number of pallet manufacturers across Europe, allowing the company to establish a comprehensive and competitive product range. More Information: Telephone: +44 1323 744057 Email: Website: 20 | November - December 2012

Considering exports For exporters, there are other issues to be aware of when moving goods internationally. Earlier this year it was announced that the European Commission is considering increasing the ISPM 15 to include all movements of wooden packaging material within the EU. The ISPM 15 is an International Phytosanitary Measure developed by the International Plant Protection

pallet and packaging industry, as it will have to extend its heat treatment capacity to include all wooden pallets produced in the EU. Failure to use the correctly treated and certified wooden pallets will cause delays and extra costs at the port of entry. Using plastic pallets is the only way to avoid the costly implications of ISPM 15 as they are completely exempt from heat treatment regulations. And since exporters have similarly been affected by this year’s poor wheat harvests, with the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service report documenting wheat supplies in most major exporting countries to be down 15 million tonnes from last year, they will be looking more than ever at reliable methods for export.

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oday, we are witnessing dramatic changes in lifestyle which in turn is resulting in changes in consumption patterns of consumers across the world. The lifestyle change of the consumers, across demographics, is associated with demand for more convenience and healthy foods. The demand for convenience foods has been addressed by the food industry through adoption of innovations of food scientists, technologist and packaging experts. This has resulted in a range of convenience foods across all categories of the food industry. The growth in the processed foods segment has been one of the most noticeable trends in the recent years in the Indian market.

Tapping India’s potential India’s humungous market size, ravenous appetite for food (given the existing low per capita consumption) with growing incomes and changing lifestyles create incredible market opportunities for food producers, machinery makers, food technologists and service providers. In addition, the policies of the government are investor-friendly and, importantly, financial, technological and human resources are readily avaliable in the country. The sector has grown at seven percent a year until the Tenth Five Year Plan. With rising incomes and demographic pressure, growth is set to register 10 percent and more. As demand for foods including convenience foods, packaged and branded goods increases, so does awareness about health and food safety. While food standards and labelling laws are becoming stricter by the day in developed economies, they are 22 | November - December 2012

increasingly being recognised as important in India too. Food retail is taking-off and as it increases, the availability of processed foods will widen. The process of disintermediation has begun and supply chain efficiencies are set to improve. A prominent feature of the processed foods industry is the presence of multinational corporations. Many have already identified the potential of the Indian market.

Government backing The Ministry of Food Processing Industries has a number of incentives schemes that entrepreneurs can benefit from. Given the huge market potential, the Indian government considers food processing as ‘sunrise’ industry. Major trends in the Indian food processing industries reveal an expanding product variety and improved packaging. Interestingly, regional brands are coming to the fore. Improvements are seen in food retail environment. Mergers and acquisitions are beginning to happen. This trend, currently nascent, will eventually lead to consolidation of capacities and modernisation. Beyondborder investments take place from India. The Indian government allows 100 percent foreign direct investment in the food processing industry. A number of overseas businesses are currently looking at India as an investment destination. Investment opportunities are available not merely in food produc-

tion, but also in infrastructure development, marketing, inspection and testing services, technology development and so on. Given the skew in income distribution among the population, there will be demand for processed foods at every price point – from low-end product to high-end product. This is a big advantage to producers while examining market size and investment.

Nutrition security While our country’s economic growth

Table 1: India - Area and Production of Agricultural Products


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FEATURE story is real in terms of human development indicators, the performance has been a cause for concern. India is way down in the Human Development Index and very high in Global Hunger Index. As per National Family Health Survey, 42.5 percent of children under the age of five are underweight and 69.5 percent anaemic. Pervasive malnutrition and undernutrition is reported across the country. Serious calorie and protein deficiency is seen especially in rural areas. The risk that the country may rapidly move towards nutrition insecurity is real. Given the age profile of the population (31 percent below the age of 15, and 53 percent below the age of 25 representing the future of India), the implications are serious. Malnutrition exerts long-term adverse effect on human health, labour productivity and general wellbeing. It is recognised that perpetual under-nutrition results in low resistance to infections and increased morbidity.

Versatile processing Extrusion technology is one of the most versatile food processing techniques with wide range of applications. One of the most important applications of extrusion technology is to produce healthy and nutritious alternates /analogues to some staples. Also, extrusion technology can help in utilising low cost raw materials as well as underutilised grains to manufacture these analogues in

large quantities. One of the unique features of this technology is to fortify processed food products with micronutrients. As extrusion process is a high temperature short time process, it can retain the micronutrients efficiently. Some of the most promising products that can alleviate both micronutrient and macronutrient malnutrition are, textured protein products, lentil analogue, reconstituted rice, snack products etc. All these products can be efficiently fortified with various micronutrients.

Table 2:

A variety of applications


Size (Million Rupee)

Size (Million US$)

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Savory Snacks *








Vegetable Oil




Milk Food Drinks (MI Ds)




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Baby Foods 1100 22 1 One further advantage of this technology is to reduce 1000 million (Indian Rupee) = 20 million US$ the cooking time of the procSource – AC Nielsen retail audit, All India (Urban + Rural), MAT Dec essed products. This has an 2006 economic advantage while using these processed products in the feeding programmes. This technol- and nutrition security in India include: microogy can be used to manufacture a number nutrient fortification of basic commodities; of processed and value added food products manufacturing reconstituted rice; production in large volumes. Some of the products and of textured soy proteins in large volumes; applications which have relevance to food manufacturing high protein snacks.






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FEATURE typical combination of pulses and cereal. As far as cost of protein is concerned, protein cost from dal analogue is almost one third of protein from tur/moong/urad dal. Another unique characteristic of this product is it is very easy to cook. As it is Cooking dal by extrusion Extrusion cooking, one of the versatile a pre-cooked product it takes less than 10 food processing technologies can be put to minutes to cook on open flame compared use to manufacture soy-based dal (lentil) to more than 25 minutes for other dals. analogue using locally available raw materials. This characteristic is of utmost economic value especially in saving fuel costs during cook"India has a predominantly young ing for the mid-day meal programs. Also, this population with 53 percent of citizens product can be a perfect vehicle for microbelow the age of 25 and 31 percent below nutrients fortification to combat deficiencies such 15; the nutrition status for this young as iron, zinc and vitamin A. Above all this proddemographic deserves to be improved" uct which has a good amount of protein from Dal analogue is made from edible grade soy can certainly help in reducing certain defatted soya flour, whole-wheat flour and diet related degenerative diseases like heart turmeric powder. As dal analogue is made disease and osteoporosis. from in expensive raw materials, it is less than half the price of Tur dal to the consum- Expanding extrusion ers. Dal analogue has more than 30 percent The Indian extruded food and snack protein which is more than 30 percent food segment has been growing at 15 perincrease in protein content compared to cent per year. Opportunitites for extruded some of the traditional dals like Tur, Moong food products include textured vegetable and Chana. The quality of protein is superior proteins, ready to eat breakfast cereals, to any of the dals as this product has the expanded snacks, infant foods, modified Modern food processing methods offer an economic, nutritious and healthy alternate to this crisis without compromising the taste and food habits.

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Guiding principles In view of the emerging challenges to fine cereals rice and wheat as well as emerging nutrition security challenge facing hundreds of millions, extruded foods offer lots of opportunities to tackle and food and nutrition security. Moreover, it is need of hour that food, more specifically nutritious food, should become a basic human right. The threat of nutrition insecurity and pervasive malnutrition / under-nutrition needs to be addressed with great urgency. India has a predominantly young population with 53 percent of citizens below the age of 25 and 31 percent below 15; the nutrition status for this young demographic deserves to be improved. Several welfare programmes (in which food is an integral part) currently in operation must aim to include locally grown / available cereals that are at once economical and nutritious. In addition, the millions of growers need improved crop marketability and more remunerative returns.

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Re-fluting, using tungsten carbide fluting bits, restores the profile to the exact specification required for the client’s application. In Satake Europe’s experience, one in ten rolls sent for refluting displays defects, which would have a fundamental effect on mill performance and safety – such as a damaged spindle, less than the recommended chill diameter, or chill quality, which could affect roll performance.

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The quality of the grinding and fluting processes, whether being carried out on a new roll or during refurbishment, determines the performance of the roll and, thus, the quality of the end product. An integral part of each refurbishment is the careful inspection of each roll or ‘roll pack’ module before any work can begin. This exercise is followed by the compilation of a complete inspection report, detailing the findings, recommendations for action required and associated costs.

All of these would be identified and reported on, supported by relevant data compiled using a combination of engineering skills and high-tech instrumentation. From its flour milling ‘Centre of Excellence’ in Bredbury, near Manchester, Satake Europe offers a standard roll refurbishment turnaround of three weeks and an emergency service of 72 hours. Many of the defects can be rectified, and Satake Europe offers the full range of remedial operations, including re-gudgeoning, reducing the need for such defective rolls to be scrapped. Once the completed report has been emailed or faxed to the customer and work instructions agreed, rolls are ground until a smooth, parallel surface is obtained. Re-fluting, using tungsten carbide fluting bits, restores the profile to the exact specification required for the client’s application. A profile shadowgraph is used to examine the pitching, depth, angle and land of the flutes, as well as for checking thread forms and fluting tools within the Bredbury facility. The optimum number and profile of the flutes, relevant to the application of the roll, have been developed over many years and are specified to high levels of accuracy. Satake Europe offers a standard range of more than 100 different flutes profiles, with other bespoke arrangements available.

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microns over a diameter of 250 mm. The frosted finish, necessary to ensure immediate grip when the rolls go into grind, is achieved by blasting highly abrasive particles at the surface using automated shotblast equipment. Before despatch, each roll undergoes testing which, in the case of roll packs, includes an optional running period on a roll bearing test bed. This ensures the shortest possible interval between delivery, installation and regaining full production in the mill. Custom-built machinery laid out in a cellular style and standing on four metre deep foundations to eliminate transfer of vibrations, provide the capability of produce 1,500 new and 4,000 refurbished rolls per year for customers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Delivered on specially designed pallets To ensure that refurbished rolls arrive back at a client’s mill in the same precision-ground condition as when they left the fluting section, Satake Europe has devised a special pallet design. On completion, the rolls are coated with rust –preventative food safe oil, covered in rust –preventative paper and sealed in a protective plastic sleeve before being mounted on the pallet, accompanied by documentation detailing destination, flute specifications and a unique roll number. This ensures complete traceability for each individual roll and enables a statistical history to be maintained which can prove invaluable when monitoring mill throughput.

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Site services To compliment our projects and machine sale capability, Satake Europe also offers a full range of maintenance and spares services. Our aim is to become the number one choice for process and mechanical support in the milling industry. Building on our long history we can offer tailored support

by experienced engineers for all aspects of millwork, roll changes, airlocks to sifter maintenance and frame recovering services, we are here to help. With many mills running 24 hours seven days a week, it has become even more important that mill equipment is kept well maintained. Mills however do not employ more maintenance staff than is necessary for the day-to-day running of the mill so during the down periods, additional staff is often required to assist with the extra maintenance and process work on the plant.

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Every issue GFMT’s market analyst John Buckley reviews world trading conditions which are impacting the full range of commodities used in food and feed production. His observations will influence your decision-making.

Grain and feed markets are also being restrained by ‘macro’ factors - the ongoing Eurozone crisis, joined now by constant talk of the US economy tumbling off the ‘fiscal clifff’ in the New Year. Along with China’s prospects for slower growth, this continues to

Supplies less tight than expected?


HE past two months have been a roller coaster ride for the grain and feed raw material markets. In Europe, wheat prices rose sharply as this year’s smaller crop continued to disappear too fast for comfort into export channels as Russian and Ukrainian supplies dwindled and the Arab world stocked up. Prices also responded to unhelpful harvest weather threatening Australian and Argentine crop yields and quality, by dry weather plaguing the barely sown US hard red winter crop and far too much rain holding up planting of next year’s French and UK crops. Amid the perception of ever tightening world wheat output and stocks, frisky US futures markets helped pull European milling wheat futures to their highest prices since February last year. With its own set of unusually poor quality problems, the London feed wheat contract went one better still and traded its highest prices ever. Despite being braced for further unwelcome

data from the US Department of Agriculture’s monthly US and global grain and oilseed crop updates, consumers finally had some better news in November. USDA came out with bigger than expected US maize and soyabean crop estimates, raising rather than lowering its seasonal ending stock forecasts for both commodities (soya quite substantially). It also made only minor cuts in world wheat output and – with a significant cut in its consumption forecast – was actually able to raise ending stocks for this grain. In response, US markets for wheat, maize and soyabeans all fell to multi-month lows while forward futures months for the latter two markets continued to display big discounts. All this was at odds with some bullish views on forward prices from some of the big banks at last month’s Global Grain Conference, especially for maize. ‘Stale’ bulls may still argue that the USDA is too optimistic on some of its crop forecasts – chiefly those for South American maize and

encourage fears of global economic recession turning into depression.

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soyabeans and, to a lesser extent Australian and Argentine wheat output. US maize production might also be reduced again when USDA does its final acreage count in January (generally expected to be lower – but who knows, after the upsets in its November report? There is also little doubt that the ratio of maize stocks to consumption is still at risky low levels that could easily trigger another price explosion if the past year’s long list of weather problems repeats into 2013. However, longer term bears might reasonably claim for ward futures don’t

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fully reflect the possibility of more normal weather, high prices and consequent expanded sowings bringing major crop rebounds next year - in the US itself (maize and soyabeans), in Russia and Ukraine (wheat and barley) and to a lesser extent, Western and Central Europe (all grains). Details of some of these possible scenarios are discussed in the relevant sections below. USDA has also helped underline our argument in the last issue that grain demand cannot be guaranteed to grow at anything like the pace of recent years, or even remain stable, when costs constantly rise to record or near record levels. That is why the world this season is expec ted to use over 20m tonnes each less wheat and maize after decades of mostly relentless growth. G r ain and feed markets are also being restrained by ‘macr o’ factors - the ongoing Eurozo n e c r i s i s , joined now by cons t a nt t a l k of t h e US economy tumbling of f the ‘fiscal clifff ’ in the New Ye a r. A lo ng with China’s prospects for slower growth, this continues to encourage fears of global economic recession

turning into depression. None of this is encouraging for the food, feed and their upstream and downstream partners from the point of view of a healthy trading environment. But it may at least help keep costs anchored (not least by keeping speculators reined in). So where might the grain and feed markets go in 2013? Will Chicago maize be trading in the latter part of the year, as futures markets suggest, 16% cheaper than now, in the low $6’s per bu or less, soyabeans 20% lower at $11/bu as US crops revive by perhaps 100m and 10m tonnes respectively? Will Latin America grow 30/35m tonnes more soyabeans than it did this year and will Russia produce 30m tonnes more wheat as its officials recently suggested? Or will the weather again spring some nasty surprises leading to new record high costs across the board? Nobody at this stage knows and until some of these crops are seen up and running toward harvest, we can doubtless expect more price volatility into first half 2013.

Main commodity developments since our last review Wheat – exports will cut EU stocks Amid fairly brisk demand from a number of Middle Eastern and Nor th African countries, EU wheat exporters have been making the most of reduced competition from the former Soviet ‘Black Sea’ countries and consequent higher prices on the world market this autumn. For the season to date, EU export licenses are now running significantly ahead of last year’s pace, despite the current crop turning out 5.5m tonnes smaller than in 2011 (around 132m tonnes). Even with a predicted 4m tonne drop in domestic consumption, EU ending stocks next Jun 30 will be wafer thin at a forecast 9m tonnes compared with 12/19m in recent years. Wheat prices peaked early in November when Ukraine announced it would curb sales for shipment after November with Russia, the other cheapest seller, expected to follow soon afterwards. Ukraine’s move hardly justified the market reaction (which didn’t last long) as the trade knew this supplier had already committed all or more than its supposed 5/5.5m tonne export surplus. Since then, various officials have tried to put an acceptable spin on the export halt, aware that it is not only at odds with World Trade Organisation edicts but has not gone down well with Ukraine’s top customer, Egypt. At risk of having to re-source some of its

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Ukrainian wheat elsewhere, Egypt initially took Ukraine off its list of approved suppliers at one point but re-instated it after a pledged to honour all contracts – even if that meant paying to find the wheat elsewhere. Combined wheat production within the former Soviet bloc is expected to drop from last year’s 115m tonnes to 72.5m. Exports from the main three suppliers are expected to fall from 37.6m to 23m. However, the implications are less severe than in past year’s of crop shortfall, partly because the region’s carry-over stocks started out 5m tonnes higher than last year’s and, even more importantly, because world wheat import trade is also seen down this season by 14m tonnes. World wheat export competition hasn’t gone away this season because of the Black Sea shortfall, or the accompanying declines of about 4m tonnes each expected in Australian and Argentine exports. Australian expor t availability of at least 19m tonnes will still be huge by historical comparison while extra supplies are seen coming from Canada’s bumper crop (which will allow 2m tonnes more expor ts than last year) and India (exports up from last year’s 1.7m to 7m tonnes!) The biggest exporter of all, the USA, is also expected to raise shipments by 2.5m to 30.5m tonnes and still finish the season with a comfortable 19m tonnes of stocks – enough to expand foreign sales further still if need be. So far, the US is failing to meet its own export targets, undercut by Canada, Australia, Argentina, Europe, some residual Black Sea sales and India’s emergence as a serious competitor. These disappointing exports have been a constant drag on the US futures markets and along with the looser USDA supply figures and a 3.6m tonne reduction in estimates of world feed wheat use, have helped drive Chicago futures prices down to four-month lows in mid-November, a reversal that eventually helped to knock EU wheat prices off their peaks too. While an estimated 174m tonnes of wheat carryover stocks for 2012/13 is hardly tight relative to consumption needs, there are

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some bullish aspec ts to this. One is that over 55m tonnes of these are within China’s strategic reser ve, so theoretically ‘off-market’ and unable to inf luence prices much (some western obser vers also doubt that China holds any thing like this much wheat). Another 22m tonnes is held in India, much of it poorly stored and of dubious quality. Even so, what’s left in other supplying and impor ting countries’ stocks should be enough to see this market through the season without price mayhem. The main uncertainties hanging over the wheat market, which could drive prices higher, are the uncertain outcomes for some of the big exporters’ 2013 crops. Australia’s may be under 20m versus the expected 21m tonnes and is experiencing some quality problems too from difficult harvest weather. Argentina’s crop is probably over-rated by 1/1.5m mn tonnes and much of its usually good export quality breadwheat has been downgraded by rain-delayed har vests. The USA’s hard red winter wheat crop is meanwhile suffering from prolonged drought. Wheat, of course, is a tough crop with remarkable powers of recuperation. Within the US itself, drought seems to be a recurring theme in recent winters – yet the crop usually seems to come through bigger and better quality than the pessimists fear. That said, this year is undoubtedly much worse than normal, official surveys putting crop condition ratings at their lowest level ever. Given that HRW is the largest component of the top exporter’s foreign sales, this could emerge as a bullish factor going into 2013. On the other hand, the USA’s soft red winter crop is doing much better while it could also make up for some of the hard winter wheat losses by sowing more spring wheat. Europe is another problem area with France and the UK both well behind on their autumn sowings. This could result in lower than expected planted areas and crops. However, Germany’s crop is in better condition while it’s also possible that the east European countries that helped pull down this year’s crop after droughts and heatwaves, could get better weather and crops next year. At this stage, it remains possible that 2013 will bring a bigger world wheat crop but it will be many months before a reliable picture shapes up. In the meantime, wheat will remain exposed to a tight maize market and the broader need to rebuild depleted feedgrain stocks – a situation that cannot be remedied before the next US maize harvest arrives in third quarter 2013.








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KEY FACTORS IN THE MONTHS AHEAD • Winter weather for the ‘Black Sea’ (CIS), European and North American crops • Updated estimates of sown areas for N Hemisphere winter wheat • What share will wheat take in feed consumption in place of maize in the EU, the USA & in Far Eastern import markets? • Where will Australian & Argentine crops settle volume – and quality - wise?

Maize prices restrained Maize prices have been fairly ‘range-bound’ during the last two months, restrained by the bearish USDA data and a welter of negative economic news with its possible implications for meat and energy demand and, not least, by unusually poor foreign demand for US grain. The USDA and many in the trade are still expecting some sort of US export revival in the New Year, however, as intense Latin American and other competition starts to fade. Key changes to the supply//demand data this month include the US crop going

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u p 50 0 , 0 0 0 tonnes on highe r y ield estimates (+0.3bpa), Russia’s crop up by a similar a mount bu t the EU harvest revised down by 1m tonnes to just 54.7m tonnes – 11.5m below last year’s and the lowes t level for many years. Along with other minor changes, that aggregates a world maize crop of 840m tonnes - 680,000 higher than in October but still almost 41m down from l a s t y e a r ’s . The EU maize consumption forecast was also raised by 1. 5m tonnes bu t r emains

4.3m lower than last year’s. Many in the trade contest the USDA’s EU demand figures, including the forecast of just 5.5m tonnes of maize imports against last season’s 7.1m. The popular range is 8-10m with one leading analyst as high as 11.5m. This would make the EU second only to Japan (15m) in the global import stakes – a development viewed on the US markets – which tend to set the world maize price trend – as a bullish factor going forward. However, anchoring that sentiment somewhat, there has been plenty of competition in in the global maize export markets recently, chiefly from Argentina, Brazil, Ukraine and, to a lesser extent, India. Some of these origins have been regularly undercutting the US prices by $20/$40 per tonne which explains why US sales are doing so badly. In fact the lion’s share of a 2.4m tonne increase in world maize trade this season is seen going to Brazilian expor ts (+2m tonnes). It would not be surprising to see Brazil whittle down its fairly large stocks further to export more if the demand was there and the price right – so that US sales revival could come later than they think. Despite weeks of rain-delayed planting, the USDA kept its South American maize crop forecasts (harvest first quarter 2013) unchanged on the assumption there was still time to get these crops in and achieve normal yields. However, not all analysts accept USDA’s high crop figures, especially for Argentina, which could be over-rated by anything from 2m to 6m tonnes, all of

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which would have to come off exports. Also, these crops will likely be harvested later than normal in a year when tighter US supplies need this seasonal supply top up on time. Overall, then, maize supplies are still fair from comfortable ahead of nine months of unknown growing weather. So again, this is a market that could go either way.

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KEY FACTORS IN THE MONTHS AHEAD • Has the US 2012 maize crop gone from under to over-rated? • Will farmers there sow a large area again and will weather favour normal yields – perhaps recovering 100m tonnes more

grain next year? This factor will continue to dominate others influencing grain costs right through to harvest in 3rd quarter 2013. At this stage it could be under or over-reflected in weaker forward futures. • Competition from L atin Amer ica , former Soviet countries and India has cut demand for US maize. So has availability of Australian & Indian feedwheat. But will Argentina’s next crop fall shor t of the record forecasts? • How much corn will the EU use/import in 2013 to meet its own feedgrain crop shortfalls? - probably more than expected by USDA • Will US corn ethanol use revive after dropping in 2012? • Will China need more or less maize imports next year and will suppliers like South America and Ukraine benefit more from this demand than the USA? • Will global economic recession continue to curb expansion in meat/consumption, help cap feed grain demand & anchor grain and oilseed costs?

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• Speculators’ enthusiasm to exploit any maize crop weather problems Proteins/oilmeals - demand to mop up extra soya? US soyabean and meal prices fell to fivemonth lows in November after the USDA raised its US crop forecast by 3m to 80.9m tonnes. That was not only more than expected but a remarkable shift from the view just two months ago, when USDA was expecting the Midwest summer drought – possibly the worst since the 1930s - to cut the crop to just 72m tonnes (some traders even less). The USDA also surprised the markets by making no cuts were to its crop forecasts for Latin America (harvested first quarter 2013) where Argentine sowing has been held up by wet weather and parts of of Brazil have been getting too little rain. Many private trade estimates are lower than the USDA’s but not all. The crops are still going in as we go to press and the weather could look up in time to keep sowing roughly on target. Argentina might even so a bit more than expected as farmers giver up on corn planting which has to be completed earlier. However, later than normal sowing could mean the crops arrive a bit later than usual. Two months ago, that would have made a lot more difference as US supplies looked in serious danger of running out long before then end of its Sep/Aug marketing year. Now, with the larger US supplies, that looks less likely. If all goes well, world soyabean output should expand by about 28m tonnes to a

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new record 268m in the full 2012/13 season. Supplies could get another top up later in the year if the US gets a return to normal yields for its summer 2013 crop. Even on unchanged acreage, some analysts think could expand its next crop by as much as 10m tonnes, back to the peak levels of 2009 and 2010, assuming weather does normalise. In soya meal equivalent the increase in 2012/13 supplies equals about 22m tonnes. However, USDA expects world crush to increase by only 4.5m, the rest of the extra beans going to food use and stocks. On paper, this suggests adequate beans to meet an expected increase of about 4m tonnes in world soya meal demand spread over China (+3.6m), Europe (+0.6m), Brazil (+0.4m) offset by a near 2m drop in US consumption. If the US futures markets are right, soya meal should be about 10% cheaper this time next year although, if the US crop does rebound, the drop will be a lot bigger than that. However, there are some mitigating bullish factors in the current season’s supply and price outlook for oilmeals, One is the poor performance of other oilseed crops this year. After two years of stagnating production, the world rapeseed crop is expected to drop by about 1.6m tonnes to a four year low of 59.3m, after disappointing yields in Europe, the former Soviet Union and especially Canada, where the harvest has come in about 2m tonnes under an earlier expected record level. Current pointers suggest the FSU countries are sowing more winter rape

under much better conditions than last year, laying the foundations for bigger 2013 crops. Among the top EU producers, rain has held up and may limit sowings in France and the UK but Germany is looking more promising and maybe the East European countries, who lost yield to drought and heat this year, will get better weather next year. Largest exporter Canada’s 2013 crop is larfgely spring sown so an unknown quantity at this stage but it would not be surprising to see farmers there sow a big acreage again at these still high prices. World sunflower seed production underperformed even more than rapeseed this year, dropping 5.4m tonnes or 13% to just 34.8m tonnes after disappointing crops in Europe and the FSU countries. With little change in production of the other major oilmeals – groundnut, cottonseed etc – it is clear that most of the increase in global consumption will have to be fed by soya. It should also be noteds that carryover stocks of the alternative oilseeds will be unusually low at the start of next season, especially for sunflowers and rapeseed, the latter at a nine-year low. So even if these crops do rebound nextyear, supplies will probably not be so flush for yet another year. Even so, if the optimistic soya crop predictions do materialise, that should be enough to hold costs down in the protein sector.

KEY FACTORS IN THE MONTHS AHEAD • South American crop weather and final sowing, timing of their harvests • The brisk pace of global soya demand makes it vital that next year’s production forecasts do pan out • Key to demand is top importer China. Is soya meal use there slowing somewhat as officials suggest are will it continue to surprise to the upside? • Will EU/CIS rapeseed and sunflowerseed and Canadian canola crops perform better after a disappointing 2013, easing the onus a bit on soya supplies? • How much will the US plant in the spring? What weather will crops get in 2013?

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INDUSTRY PROFILES 2012-13 Grain and Feed Milling Technology magazine (GFMT) has a rich heritage dating back to 1891, so it has been a pleasure to build positively upon 121 years of milling journalism in 2012. In terms of content, our focus is now truly global with articles that report on flour milling from Turkey to Taiwan, with reports from the Netherlands on mould control to improving the UK supply chain, to mention but a few. We have also been lucky enough to enlist guest editors for each edition from India, to the USA and the UK, who have each given valuable insight into food and feed production issues in their respective countries. At our Cheltenham headquarters here in the UK, we have welcomed several new staff who have already made a positive impact on the magazine and settled in well with the existing team. Like the content, GFMT’s distribution is also decidedly international. Print copies are circulated to subscribers from 87 countries and at a host of international trade shows and events in addition to a precisely controlled circulation list. Each magazine’s content is available online for free at and can be found on a number of other sites. On top of this, there were two big distribution milestones in 2012. First, we began producing a Spanish-language edition which is establishing itself in the Latin American market; second, we signed a partnership agreement with Assocom-India Pvt to print and distribute 1,500 copies of each issue of GFMT to flourmills in India. We were already reaching the key feedmills in that country. GFMT’s sister publication, the International Milling Directory, celebrated its 21st edition in style with more than 1,200 listed companies and a print run of 8,000 copies. Again this valuable resource can be accessed online free-of-charge. And we have exciting plans in the pipeline for 2013. We’ll be kicking off the year with the first Global Milling Conference in Chennai, India, from February 7-9. The GFMT team are co-organisers of the event which will focus on both food and feed milling. We are also delighted to announce a Chinese version of GFMT for 2013 which will reach our readers in the world’s most populous country. Despite a very tight year financially, we consider 2012 successful in terms of reaching a wider audience with content that readers find valuable through a host of distribution methods; from digital to print and from English to Spanish. We look forward to developing GFMT further in 2013.

Zhengchang Zhengchang is the largest feed machinery manufacturer and complete project contractor in China. It established in 1918. Zhengchang owns 16 subsidiary companies and over 30 overseas offices. It obtained CE certificate of Europe, GOST-R certificate of Russia and honors like “Asian Famous Brand”, “China Well-known Brand”, and “National Key High-tech Enterprise”. With sophisticated engineering technology, advanced feed machinery and fast solution of market challenges, At present, Zhengchang has over 4900 pellet mill customers, over 6900 special pellet mills and more than 2,000 turnkey projects worldwide in one century covering areas of livestock and poultry feed, aquatics feed, pet feed, premix, concentrated feed, fertilizer, silo storage, sawdust pellet and rubbish treatment. Zhengchang can not only provide you with advanced technology, equipment and management ideas. It can offer comprehensive solutions to various difficulties you have encountered during business development. Main products • livestock and poultry feed equipment and Engineering, • aquatics feed equipment and Engineering, • pet feed equipment and Engineering, • premix, concentrated feed equipment and Engineering, • fertilizer equipment and Engineering, • silo storage Engineering, • sawdust pellet equipment and Engineering • rubbish treatment equipment and Engineering.

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Perfection in grain milling – a highly demanding task. Antares sets new standards for round-the-clock milling. The self-contained roll pack and reliable product

From the local iron foundry founded in 1860 to the global corporation. Bühler delivers leading technology and solutions for processing grain into safe and healthy finished products. Bühler stands for straight forward and cutting-edge solutions. State-of-the-art process technology, innovative plant engineering and a deep knowledge of the related processes maximize both quality and product yields. But there is even more to it: Bühler know-how also enables customers to create the most cost - and energy-efficient process solutions from stand-alone machines to complete plants.

feed ensure precise and consistent flour. Maximum hygiene is guaranteed thanks to clever insulation, integrated product inlet aspiration and stainless steel lining. Experience a new level of ease of use and quality from ergonomic controls and operating reliability to the highly impressive design. Antares – The New Art of Milling.

Bühler AG, Grain Milling, CH-9240 Uzwil, Switzerland, T +41 71 955 11 11, F +41 71 955 66 11,

Antares MDDR-600. Small Roller Mill for High Requirements.

Innovation. One of the key terms in this connection is innovation based on the art of engineering. Without an additional healthy dose of enthusiasm and persistence, the spirit of discovery so typical of Bühler would never have thrived. Time and again, this spirit has enabled the organization to roll out firsts in the global marketplace, for example in the field of roller mill development. Quality leadership. This attribute is manifested in quantifiable and transparent quality targets which are defined in an open dialog with our customers so that promised performance is achieved and the edge in confidence can be further increased.

Compact dimension. Four-roller mill with roll length of 600 mm Sanitation. Top hygienic standards for food safety. Outstanding precision. Ultra-precise settings, consistent flour. Perfect grinding. Powerful roll pack, highly consistent grinding. Ultimate design. The perfect combination of ergonomics and performance.

Focus on solutions. Focus on solutions means to center all efforts on our customers’ profitability. This requires an understanding of and a capability to improve their complete value chains and thus to offer our customers an edge in performance over pure equipment manufacturers. Global reach. Bühler has been a global player for many decades, with a multicultural team and a local presence extending across all the major markets of the world. This edge in availability, whose significance will further increase in the future, pays off in the results it allows to be achieved.

Innovations for a better world.

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Hydronix Increase profitability with Hydronix Moisture Measurement. Controlling moisture at the correct level throughout all stages of processing can be one of the biggest problems for feed and grain manufacturers. Too wet, and the raw material can become mouldy during storage or sticky during processing. Too dry and it will become brittle and turn to ‘flour’ or dust. Either circumstance leads to waste and therefore directly impacts on profit.

Measure Moisture & Reduce Cost

Microwave moisture sensors are not affected by dust, colour or vapour arising from processing and have proved to be the most cost effective, reliable and easy to use method of controlling moisture in grain and feed manufacturing. Raw materials are passed across the ceramic faceplate of the sensor which radiates an extremely low powered electromagnetic microwave field. The resonant frequency of the material changes with variations in moisture content, and with 25 readings taken per second, the sensor detects changes in moisture levels almost instantaneously. This allows adjustments to the water addition process to be automatic and in real time.

Hydronix digital moisture sensors provide accurate and cost effective moisture measurement in feed meals, pellets, grain, cereal and pulses.

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Control moisture in the grain drying process to save energy and ensure quality Optimise the efficiency of additives such as mould inhibitors Control moisture content during the pelletising process

Hydronix has 30 years experience in moisture measurement, and is the original developer of the digital microwave moisture measurement method.

Suitable for silos, mixers and conveyors

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A perfect system would have sensors positioned throughout all of the various elements of the processing plant. Hydronix have a range of sensors that can be positioned in a variety of different locations depending upon specific requirements. The Hydro-Probe is designed to be located in the neck of a bin, underneath the gate, or in the material on a conveyor, and takes readings as the material flows around the sensor. For applications with a high ambient temperature, the Hydro-Probe Orbiter can be mounted above belt conveyors. Finally for applications that use a screw conveyor, chute or mixer, the Hydro-Mix is a flush mounted sensor that enables the material to pass across the faceplate.

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Wenger Always Changing To Meet Customer Needs Back in 1935, when Wenger was established as a local manufacturer of mixers and feed milling machinery, the company’s main objective was to add value and palatability to low-quality feed. Today, as the world’s leading supplier of aquatic and pet food processing systems, Wenger is helping customers meet a new, more-timely list of objectives, like increasing production rates, lowering energy costs and expanding viable recipe options. In 2010 alone, Wenger introduced 23 new innovations and was issued 11 new patents in response to rapidly changing needs in the industry. Innovative designs. Available in both single screw and twin screw configurations, Wenger extruders boast capacities as high as 22 tonne/hour. Two new innovations - Wenger diverging cone screws and oblique die technologies - make extrusion the superior choice for production of even high capacity micro aquatic feeds. Knowledge, research, training and support. Wenger customers have access to the 2,500-square-meter Wenger Technical Center for testing ideas and formulas. Wenger technical support also includes pre- and post-installation engineering assistance, operator training and on-site attention to quality control and operational needs. Extensive inventories of replacement parts are maintained for prompt shipment to customers. Service after the sale is standard with Wenger products. Operating around the globe. Wenger engineering, manufacturing, research and administrative facilities are located at the company’s Sabetha, Kansas, USA headquarters. Plus, Wenger extension research sites are available at a number of universities and research centers around the world. Sales and service is available through Wenger offices in the USA, Belgium, Taiwan, Brasil, China, Turkey, and India, as well as independent agents in strategic locations around the world. In fact, Wenger serves producers of hundreds of different agri-food products in more than 90 countries.


Why retire a workhorse that’s still doing the job? Simply put, your old dryer may be costing you a bundle. In fact, today’s Wenger dryer could save you enough in operating efficiency alone to cover the replacement of your old dryer. Additionally, our new advanced dryer designs give you less potential for cross-contamination and bacteria build-up; feature new direct drive spreaders for level product bed and uniformity of final product moisture; and afford quicker, easier inspection and cleaning. Contact us now. With new concepts and fresh initiatives, we’re ready to help you develop the product possibilities of the future.

Turning ideas into opportunities. PROGRESSIVE FEED PROCESSING

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Cultura Technologies - providing software solutions and services for agribusinesses “Cultura differentiates itself by our product longevity in the marketplace coupled with the expertise of our people.” - Jim Baker, president, Cultura Technologies 2012 has seen yet another successful year for Cultura Technologies. We are committed to achieving that success again in 2013 through continued investment and product innovation expanding our product lines and creating opportunities into various global markets. Cultura provides software solutions and support to agribusinesses involved in various roles throughout the production, processing and delivery of food and bioproducts. These roles may include feed manufacturing, grain origination (grain elevators, terminals, first stage processors, traders), seed production and processing, farm supply/retail sales, milling, and specialty crop farming and processing. Within the agri-food supply chain, which is a heavily commoditised industry with historically low margins, we see continuing trends towards globalisation, and concentration. In recent years, creating value is largely driven by entry into value-added niches (e.g. edible oils, biofuels, nutraceuticals) and improvements in efficiency. With recent estimates of global food demand suggesting a need for doubling food production by 2050, efficiency improvements are very important. The industry continues to embrace the use of software tools specifically geared towards agribusinesses for easier information management, streamlined processes and operational automation. These software tools not only lead to improved efficiency but better customer service and profitability as well. Cultura Technologies understands the importance of knowing and fully understanding a particular business, its processes, its people, and the market it serves. Each of our implementations is unique. We believe that the role of a technology solution provider doesn’t end once a business is up and running and trained on a system – you aren’t just a provider. You must be a partner. Choosing Cultura as your software solution partner will help ensure the smoothest of implementations with the minimum of disruption. Proven in the industry, join us and be part of our vision. We are Cultura Technologies. We bring Agri-Food solutions to Life. 40 | November - December 2012

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•Injection-molded from highest grade resins to guarantee very dense, long wearing surfaces. •Directly interchangeable with existing pressed steel buckets. Replace your steel buckets with Tapco – the bucket with a memory. ELEVATOR BUCKETS & BOLTS

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•Ability to absorb impact and “give” or “yield” to bypass an obstruction – and return to their original shape – to keep on working for you. •Injection-molded from highest grade resins to guarantee very dense, long wearing surfaces. •Directly interchangeable with existing pressed steel buckets. Replace your steel buckets with Tapco – the bucket with a memory. ELEVATOR BUCKETS & BOLTS

T: +1 314 739 9191 • F: +1 314 739 5880

Your provider for the bulk solids and flour milling industry.

Tapco Inc From a small facility in Keokuk, Iowa, USA, founded in 1974, to a 92,000 square foot manufacturing facility in St. Louis, Missouri, USA,Tapco Inc. is a global leader in elevator buckets.Tapco continues to develop innovative products and create safe, top-quality solutions for the grain processing industry. Engineered designs, state-of-the-art technology and comprehensive expertise in material handling 12/4

processes help Tapco’s customer facilities increase quality and productivity. Nine in-house injectionmolding machines allow us to make our entire range of buckets in the most expedient manner and with the greatest quality control.The extremely high pressures required to make injection-molded buckets guarantee very dense, long wearing surfaces.Tapco buckets are known worldwide for their strength and precise discharge characteristics. Tapco stocks 900,000 elevator buckets in 93 sizes manufactured in polyethylene, nylon, polyurethane, aluminum, ductile iron and fabricated steel. Standard styles include CC-HD (HEAVY DUTY), CC-XD (XTREME DUTY) and Super EuroBucket.Tapco nonmetallic buckets have strong, thick walls that “give” and “yield” to withstand hang-ups and return to their original shape.The XTREME DUTY bucket is molded with 35-50% MORE resin, making it a thicker and stronger version of the classic style CC-HD. Super EuroBuckets replace steel buckets and provide equal or greater capacity for your elevator. Tapco bucket performance and productivity consistently exceeds customer expectations, lasting longer and wearing better than other nonmetallic buckets.That may be why 75% of Design Engineers, Contractors and Bucket Elevator Manufacturers in the USA specified Tapco buckets* on new or expanded facilities since 1986. Tapco maintains 15 million elevator bolts in 54 sizes in six styles, along with a large inventory of abrasion-resistant sheeting, hanger bearings, drag flights and belt splices. With a team of bilingual representatives, and stocking distributors located strategically throughout the world,Tapco has what you want, when you need it. *As reported by GRAIN JOURNAL, Country Journal Publishing Co., Inc., Decatur, Illinois, U.S.A.

Alexander Torlach

Breslauer Strasse 41a DE - 83395 Freilassing Germany Tel +49-(0)8654/77669-0

Project Organisation Alexander Torlach GmbH have been serving the international feed and milling industries for more than 20 years. During that time we have developed an unbeatable reputation for both the quality of our equipment, and the professionalism and efficiency with which we operate. We act as an EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) Contractor as well as providing client-focussed tasks and strategies. Our skills extend into problem solving, repair and reconditioning for parts and complete systems. Otherwise, single services include handling and shipment services as field installations. In edition to providing both new and used parts and equipment for an ever-increasing customer base throughout the world, we provide project management services for entire plants. We organise the disassembly, relocation, and start up of used plants, as well as erecting and maintaining new ones.

Your provider for the bulk solids and flour milling industry. Breslauer Strasse 41a DE - 83395 Freilassing Germany Tel +49-(0)8654/77669-0

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Our main location in central Europe allows a supply chain from manufacturers of Germany, Switzerland and Austria for high quality equipment. However, we can offer selected equipment from reliable producers around the world in Europe, Asia or North/South-America. A speciality we pride ourselves on is that parts we provide often offer real value for money. Our stock includes complete used flour milling plants, spare parts for the feed and flour milling as well as bulk handling. Our experience includes large-scale projects, even up to high capacity ranges. We also provide logistical services: transportation, disassembling, relocation and start up are common tasks we undertake for customers. Whether new or second-hand, all of our products are of the highest quality, and every solution we propose is designed to be as simple and cost-effective as possible for you and your needs. With a global network of both national and international partners and a proven track record of finding innovative solutions, we feel confident that we can rise to any challenge in helping you to complete your grain and feed milling project successfully.

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In the footsteps of Broomhall


In the footsteps of Broomhall

For the last issue of 2012 we look back at some festive covers and adverts from the 1950s, 60s and 70s. The bespoke adverts for the Christmas and New Year editions add a touch of winter cheer to the mostly monochrome magazine pages. From everyone at GFMT, we hope you had a wonderful 2012 and wish you a prosperous 2013.

Buhler adverts from 1959-60

Rank Hovis end of year advert from 1965

Sizer adverts from 1965 and 1966

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Sprillers the millers advert from 1966

Sunvi-Torrax limited - 1959

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In the footsteps of Broomhall

Top row - some of our festive covers from across the decades Second row - seasonal messages from Henry Simon & what was Hovis McDougall Limited Bottom row - messages from Redler conveyors, A&S Henry & co, & Wallace Tiernan

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Events *

4th - 6th December 12

Pneumatic Conveying of Bulk Solids, The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology, University of Greenwich, Central Avenue, Chatham Maritime, Kent, ME4 4TB, UK Contact: Caroline Chapman, The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology, University of Greenwich, Central Avenue, Chatham Maritime, Kent, ME4 4TB, UK Tel: +44 20 8331 8646 Fax: +44 20 8331 8647 Email: Web:


5th - 8th December 12

23rd Annual IAOM Mideast & Africa District Conference & Expo, Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Centre (ADNEC), Abu Dhabi, UAE Contact: Ms. Eva Mulyana, P.O Box 566, P.C – 112, Ruwi, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman. Tel: +968 2471 2338 Fax: +968 2471 1340 Email: Web:

7th - 9th December 12



28th - 29th January 13

7th International Rice Pro Tech Expo 2012, Government Science College, GE Road, Raipur-Chhattisgarh-INDIA Contact: Bhupesh Gupta, # D-56, 1st floor, Rose Garden Market, Patiala-Punjab, India Tel: +91 92162 99124 Fax: +91 175 5003994 Email: Web:

Myanmar Private Sector Investment Summit, Chatrium Hotel Royal Lake Yangon, Myanmar Contact: Selina, 1 Kaki Bukit Road 1 #0244, Enterprise One S(415934), Singapore Tel: +65 62433 778 Fax: Web:

* China International Rice Expo 2012, China

International Production & Processing Expo, Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA USA Contact: Pennie Stathes, 1530 Cooledge Road, Tucker, GA 30084, USA Tel: +1 678.514.1977 Fax: +1 678.493.9257 Email: Web:

8th - 10th December 12

Wuhu International, Wuhu, China Contact: Sophie, 35 No. Xinrongquan hall, Haidian district Beijing, China Tel: +86-10-51523116 Fax: +86-10-51524897 Email: Web:

13th - 15th December 12


IAI Expo and ISRMAX Expo, IARI Ground, PUSA, New Delhi, India Contact: Prachi Arora, # 923, Sector 9, U.E. Karnal, Haryana, 132001, India Tel: +91-9991705621 Fax: +91-184-2231050 Email: Web:

May 21-23, 2013 | Moscow, Russia


Special themes

Opening the gates to the Russian Feed to Meat trade.

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13th - 15th March 13

1st Global Milling Conference, Vivanta by Taj - Connemara, Binny Road, Chennai - 600 002, India Contact: Mr Raj Kapoor, Assocom-India Pvt. Ltd., Flat No. 601, DDA Building, District Center Plot No.4, Laxmi Nagar, Delhi, 110 092 India Tel: +91-11-47675216 Email: Web:

14th - 17th March 13


26th - 28th March 13



AGRA Middle East, Dubai International Exhibition Centre, Dubai, UAE Contact: Rizwan Mustafa, PO Box 28943, Dubai – United Arab Emirates Tel: +971 4 407 2424 Fax: +971 4 407 2485 Email: Web:


4th - 7th April 13

3rd Annual Soft Commodities Trading Operations & Logistics Summit 2013, Geneva, Switzerland Contact: Jessica Jonah, International Research Networks Ltd, 10-18 Vestry, Street 1st Floor, London, N1 7RE, UK Tel: +44 207 490 4332 Email: jessicaj Web:

Storage and Discharge of Powders and Bulk Solids, The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology, University of Greenwich, Central Avenue, Chatham Maritime, Kent, ME4 4TB, UK Contact: Caroline Chapman The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids, Handling Technology, University of Greenwich, Central Avenue, Chatham Maritime, Kent, ME4 4TB, UK Tel: +44 20 8331 8646 Email: Web:


Sinar Agri & Food Exhibition - Makassar, Celebes Convention Center, Jl Tanjung Bunga - Makassar Contact: Andree Prastyo, Ruko Mutiara Taman Palem Blok A6 no 32, Cengkareng Jakarta Barat, Indonesia Tel: +6221 54350432, 44474226 Fax: +6221 54350432 Email: Web:

GEAPS EXCHANGE International Technical Conference & Expo, Louisville, Kentucky, USA, Kentucky Convention Center Contact: Moses Dennis, 4248 Park Glen Rd., Minneapolis, Minnesota 55416, USA Tel: +1 952 928-4640 Fax: +1 952 929-1318 Email: Web:

26th - 27th February 13


VIV Asia 2013, BITEC, Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre, 88 Bangna-trad Road, Bangna, Prakanong, Bangkok 10260, Thailand Contact: Anneke van Rooijen, P.O. Box 8800, 3503 RV Utrecht, The Netherlands Tel: +31 (0)30 295 2772 Fax: +31 (0)30 295 2809 Email: Web:


8th - 9th February 13

5th - 7th March 13

for FREE entrance at

2013 Purchasing & Ingredient Supplier’s Conference (PISC), Omni Fort Worth, Texas, USA Contact: Veronica Rovelli, 2101 Wilson Blvd, Ste. 916, Arlington, VA 22201, USA Tel: +1 703-558-3563 Fax: +1 703-524-0810 Email: Web:


29th - 31st January 13

23rd - 26th February 13

VIV Russia 2013

13th - 15th March 13


IDMA 2013 - 5th International Flour, Semolina, Rice, Corn, Bulghur, Feed Milling Machinery & Pulse, Pasta, Biscuit Technologies Exhibition, Istanbul Expo Center / Hall 9-10-11, Istanbul / TURKEY Contact: M.Fethullah AKATAY, Gulbag Mah. Cemal Sururi Sok. Halim Meric Is Merkezi No: 15/35 Mecidiyekoy, Istanbul, Turkey. Tel: +90 212 3 473164 Fax: +90 212 2 120204 Email: Web:


* See our magazine at this show • More information available

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The organisers are Assocom-India, the publishers of Wheat Update that circulates throughout the subcontinent, and Perendale Publishers, the publishers of Grain and Feed Milling Technology magazine. The programme outline for the threeday event can be found at: http:// " We are in the process of confirming our speaker line-up and our sponsors," says Mr Raj Kapoor of Assocom. "We are still open to receiving applications for both speakers and sponsors and would welcome all companies and millers with a global interest in our industry coming to this important event. India is a growing market both for our national suppliers and for international companies supplying both equipment and ingredients." The two organisations are coming together with the aim of creating a meeting place in a major developing country which has easy access from South East Asia, Africa and Europe and is a cost-effective venue. Beginning with a day of registration and a reception, the meeting proper will focus on food and feed milling issues and will offer a comprehensive range of topics from:

Day Two (Friday, February 8, 2013) • Reviewing India's grain production, global supply and demand for feed and for food followed by a key note address by Professor K.V. Thomas, the Minister of State for the Ministry

of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution. • Food security • Feed Safety and Supply • Food Safety • Feed Milling Developments

Day Three (Saturday, February 9, 2013) • Storage and Transportation • New Technologies • Feed and Food Extrusion • Colour Sorting and Process Developments • Closing Keynote Address "India is a unique and diverse country. The common factor is that the milling industry across this country is developing rapidly despite a challenged economy," says Mr Roger Gilbert of Perendale Publishers. "India is proving to be a foil for China and offers companies an opportunity the explore a production system that supplies a 1.22 billion people with their food needs - that's 16 percent of the world's population," he adds. India is the fourth largest economy in the world with a GDP of eight percent and while there is a growing middle class, the overall per capita income is still just US$1000. Analysts expect it to rise to the third largest economy by 2035, growing to 60 percent of the size of the American economy by that time. In addition, India is the world's second largest producer of wheat and rice and exports some two million tonnes to Africa, neighbouring countries such as Nepal and Bangladesh and then further afield to Africa and others. Per ha output of cereals and oilseeds in India continues to climb, yet still ranks between 30-60 percent of the best yields achieved in developing countries.

International visitors and speakers from the USA can expect to pay approximately US $1200 return via Mumbai and should allow a week to make the return journey leaving on February 5 and returning on February 10, 2013. Kayak. com is a good source of flight information - while two or three percent more expensive than the cheapest, they have proven reliable in our experience.

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Raw materials - demand & supply trends   Food & food safety     Milling technology developments     Nutrition & formulation     Environment & sustainability     Food security Storage & transportation Find out more at: Jointly organised by Assocom and Grain & Feed Milling Technology magazine

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here's a new conference on the horizon for millers and the milling industry. It's the 1st Global Milling Conference for milling that covers both food and feed topics and will take place in Chennai (formerly Madras), India, from February 7-9, 2013.

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We had a fabulous time at EuroTier in Hannover, Germany in November 2012. The definite highlight of the show was meeting so many of our readers and getting the opportunity to report from the show in true multimedia fashion – we loved taking photos, videos and writing blogs. We also enjoyed learning more about the new products and services on offer in the milling world. If you weren’t there, take a look at our photos and exhibitor round-up.

ATEX LEvEL swiTch The capacitive proximity switches in the DOL 40R series are now available with ATEX approval for use in areas with constant danger of dust explosion.

Adifo provides specialized software solutions and services for the international feed industry. BESTMIX® feed formulation software is used by more than 600 customers all over the world for dealing with fluctuating raw material markets and reducing the feed production cost price. Other products BESTMIX® ration calculation, specialized software for consultants and external service MILAS®: ERP for feed mills. Microsoft Dynamics-based software containing all feed branch-specific features (purchasing to invoicing, quality control, contract management, … )

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Bredol ® effective in feed production and nutritional performance Bredol emulsifers are used to obtain economical benefits in pellet production. The concept allows greater flexibility in choice and use of liquids and dry raw materials. We bring improved process technology, quality and digestion advantages. Our quality system is based on HACCP principles and is FAMI-QS certified.

ORFFA ADDITIVES IntelliBond, new form of trace minerals Great focus during Eurotier was on a completely new form of trace elements. This new form with brand name IntelliBond is recently introduced in Europe. Traditionally, minerals have been categorized as either organic or inorganic. This newly defined category of trace minerals, known as hydroxy trace minerals, has covalent bonds and a unique crystal matrix structure that provides reliable stability. This is what differentiates hydroxy trace minerals from other organic or inorganic minerals. IntelliBond Z (min 55% zinc) and IntelliBond C (min 54% copper) are presented in a stable crystalline form with very uniform particles. The products have superior handling and stability properties in comparison to zinc and copper sulphate. From nutritional point of view Intellibond has a very high bioavailability and efficacy in both monogastrics and ruminants.

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We are a leading silo manufacturer in the world market. We are known for providing high quality products, European standards, 450 gr/m2 galvanized steel. Symaga produces silos reaching capacities up to 25.000m3 with flat-bottomed silos, and 2.700m3 with hopper silos. We offer short delivery times, an excellent price/quality, and a tailor-made customer service during all the phases of the project.

The Perendale Publishers mobile app The Peendale Publishers app is the one place that you can find great content from all of our titles while on the go. Featuring the entire International Milling Directory in the palm of you hand, as well as great feature content from GFMT and news updates courtesy of the Global Miller news service, it really is perfect any industry professionals smart phone. The app is freely available at:

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Events ‘One show, once a year…endless opportunities’ January 28 - February 1, 2013, Atlanta, USA


here is nothing quite like IPPE. The integration of three internationally recognised trade shows brings suppliers and buyers together for education, technology exchange and networking encompassing the entire spectrum of farm to table. This year, the combination of the International Feed Expo (IFE), the International Poultry Expo (IPE), and the American Meat Institute’s International Meat Expo (IME) will attract over 25,000 attendees from over 100 countries and over 1,100 exhibitors. While the IPE focuses on poultry and egg producers and the IME meat processing, the IFE is designed for manufacturers of feed, pet food, feed ingredients and equipment. In addition to the mammoth 400,000 square feet trade show, there will also be a full education programme with sessions in English, Spanish and Portuguese. GFMT caught up with Sarah

Novak, vice president, membership and public relations, American Feed Industry Association, USA to talk about her involvement with the event.

What is your role at IPPE? I am one of three points of contact for the International Production and Processing Expo, who also include Dr. Charlie Olentine, U.S. Poultry & Egg Association and Anne Halal, American Meat Institute. Olentine and his team focus on the International Poultry Expo part of IPPE; Halal and her team focus on the International Meat Expo and I, along with the staff at AFIA, focus on the International Feed Expo.

What are the themes of IPPE? ‘One Show, Once A Year… Endless Opportunities’ sums it up well. With three partners this year, there are endless opportunities for attendees in all the feed and protein sectors. The IPPE offers one location for the feed industry to network, learn

about and see the latest in new technology. The three combined expos offer an unprecedented opportunity to access a dynamic purchasing audience, key decision makers and international customers from all segments of the industry.

With so many industry shows, why should people attend IPPE? The show offers a unique opportunity for attendees to network with others in the feed and grain industry, to see the latest technological developments first-hand, and to meet with the designers and technical staffs behind these new developments.

What are you going to make sure you do at IPPE? I would encourage people to visit the Tech XChange as well as the New Products area. The Tech XChange will provide 20-minute educational presentations from exhibitors on new products and services. The New Product Showcase is an area where exhibitors will have posters highlighting new product and technologies for the feed, poultry and meat industries.

How has the IPPE changed and developed? IPPE continues to expand year after year and in 2013, with the addition of AMI’s International Meat Expo, it is expected to be the largest expo yet. In addition, as attendees provide feedback on various educational programme needs, IPPE has added additional programing to meet those needs. The Pet Food Conference was added six years ago to address the needs of pet food and pet food ingredient manufacturers. Today the Pet Food Conference is a premier event addressing the regulatory issues impacting today’s pet food industry. The American Meat Institute and USPOULTRY are both focusing on education programmes that will meet the needs of their specific industries, bringing us together to exchange ideas and uncover new solutions for our businesses. This consolidation allows our core audience and the suppliers that partner with them to visit fewer shows, and get more out of their time away from their plants or offices. More Information: Wbsite:

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Anatomy of the Ultimate Elevator Buckets: Tapco Super EuroBucket, CC-XD (Xtreme Duty) & CC-HD (Heavy Duty)

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Engineered designs allow closer bucket spacing for more product throughput per hour. New 9" (230mm) and 10" (260mm) projection buckets provide maximum capacity in your elevator.

Available in severe duty urethane for extreme abrasion resistance, impact modified nylon for rough and abrasive applications and high density polyethylene for free flowing product applications. All Tapco buckets are injectionmolded from the highest grade of prime virgin resins to guarantee very dense, long wearing surfaces. Over 900,000 buckets in stock, 93 sizes, 6 materials, 12 styles. PLUS 15 million elevator bolts in stock.

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Classified section Analysis

Silo Construction & Engineering

• Automation Products, Inc.

SCE Block 10 Todd Campus West of Scotland Science Park Acre Road, Glasgow Scotland G20 0XA

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Blo-Tech Ltd Cargotec Sweden AB Schenck Process UK Limited Dynamic Air Inc


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• Systech Instruments Ltd

Animal Health & Nutrition • Alicorp SA

Elevator & Conveyor Components

ß Aflatoxins ß Deoxynivalenol (DON) ß Fumonisins &

Material Handling & Electronic Components for all Applications • Hazard Monitors • Level Controls • Elevator Buckets & Bolts • Belts & Fasteners • Forged Chains & Sprockets

• Teta Engineering Inc.

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Feed processing

Equipment for sale Condex (UK) Ltd


• Danisco Animal Nutrition • Noack - Group of Companies • Papillon Agricultural Products, Inc

Bulk Handling


• Croston Engineering Ltd

Ottevanger Milling Engineers

Bulk Storage




“Turner” Flaking Rolls 30 ins complete with drive.

Large flaking roller by “Damman & Croes” Belgium

Specialists since 1976 in the Design, Supply, Installation and Commissioning of: • Bulk Storage and Handling Systems • Pneumatic and Mechanical Conveying • Weighing and Batching • Screening and Magnetic Protection • Bag Filling and Discharge • Aspiration and Dust Control • Turnkey Projects Tarvin Mill, Barrow Lane, Tarvin Chester CH3 8JF Tel: 01829 741119 Fax : 01829 741169 E-mail: Web:

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• Anderson International Corp • Amandus Kahl

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Classified section Recruitment


• AGRI-Associates • Agribusiness Recruiters

Wynveen International b.v. Tel: +31 (0)26 479 06 99


Grinder hammers

• TekPro Ltd • Wallace & Associates Inc. • Younglove Construction LLC


Rolls • Andritz Feed & Biofuel BV • Kay Jay Chill Rolls Pvt Ltd

John Staniar & Co. • Arodo BVBA

Grinder Screens

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John Staniar & Co.


Level measurement CB Packaging is a market leader of multi-walled paper sacks. With over 50 years of experience, we offer solutions for a wide range of industries, including animal feeds, pet food, seeds, milk powder, flour and root crops.

For more information, please call Tim Stallard: +44 (0) 7805 092067

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Grain Silo Manufacturing

Converteam UK Ltd Datastor Systems Ltd KSE Protech BV RED-BERG s.r.l.

Buhler AG CH – 9240 Uzwil, Switzerland T: +41 71 955 11 11 F: +41 71 955 66 11 E:

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INDUSTRY FACES Exciting opportunities ahead for new Anitox CEO

Dr Rick Phillips

“This is a company with a very strong and exciting future,” says Dr Rick Phillips, newly-appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of US-based Anitox, a global leader in pathogen elimination, mould control and milling efficiency. Commenting on his new role, Rick says, “I am delighted to have joined Anitox at a very exciting time for this dynamic business and look forward to leading the company through the next phase of its expansion.” Rick joins Anitox from Merck Animal Health, where he was director of the company’s US Integrated Livestock Business Unit, a role in which his major responsibilities included the development and initiation of long-term poultry and swine business strategies, identification and implementation of business processes and the enhancement/alignment of people to drive sustainable growth. www.anitox.comg

Restructure for CBH

Sean Cowman

Peter Elliott

Australia’s leading grain exporter, CBH Grain, has announced a number of key appointments as part of a restructure of its export marketing team to better align with the significant changes occurring in local and global grain markets. The restructure will see CBH Grain move to a model based on major geographic regions with each customer area led by a Regional Manager. Sean Cowman will become Regional Manager for the Middle East and Africa. Sean is currently Wheat Marketing Manager and joined CBH in 2010 after extensive experience in international sales and marketing including time with Kailis & France Foods and Sumich Group. Peter Elliott has been appointed Regional Manager for Europe and the Americas. Peter is currently Protein and Oilseeds Marketing Manager and joined CBH in 2008 with a strong background in marketing, including experience with several major food companies handling their North Asian markets and in Japan with one of the world’s largest trading houses.

Roanoke Named 2012 Feed Mill of the Year Southern States Cooperative’s Roanoke Feed Mill, Vinton, Virginina, USA has been named the 2012 Feed Mill of the Year. The annual program is sponsored by the American Feed Industry Association and Feedstuffs. Kent Nutrition Group, Rockford, Ill., was named the runner-up. The Southern States’ Roanoke Feed Mill (‘Roanoke’), which was built in 1982 (originally constructed in 1935), manufactures 104,400 tons of feed every year. On average, supervisors at the mill have been employed for 23 years. Non-managerial employees remain with Roanoke for an average of 15 years. “Our dedicated people are very customer centric, driven to do the best they can for our loyal customers,” said Dave Jones, manager of the winning feed mill.

Lyons receives the Ireland-US Council’s Award for Outstanding Achievement Alltech founder, Dr Pearse Lyons has won an award for strengthening economic ties between the US and Ireland. Lyons received the Ireland-US Council’s Award for Outstanding Achievement at Council’s 50th Annual Dinner, held November 8, 2012 at the Metropolitan Club in New York City. “We in this Council are extraordinarily pleased to recognize the substantial contributions made by Pearse Lyons during his impressive career as an entrepreneur and businessman,” says Dennis Swanson, the president of the Ireland-US Council. “He has built an impressive enterprise that has its roots in Ireland but scored its early dramatic growth in the United States." A native of Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland, Dr. Lyons earned his bachelor’s degree from the University College Dublin, Ireland, and a master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Birmingham, England. He worked as a biochemist at Irish distilleries before establishing Alltech in 1980. In the past 32 years, Alltech has grown to employ 2,800 people and conduct business in 128 countries, with annual sales of approximately $750 million.


Mixing at the highest level. Whether you mix powders, flakes, or granular materials – the horizontal mixing process of the Bühler Sanimix is synonymous with an unrivaled homogeneous product mix within extremely short mixing and discharge times. Available in the form of a paddle- or chopper mixer, the Sanimix is optimally equipped to handle both dry and specialty mixes. The unique geometry of the mixing trough and tools ensures a consistent and repeatable mixing accuracy. And needless to say that all this comes in the tried and true, rugged Bühler design of sanitary stainless steel. Sanimix – mixing at the highest level. Bühler AG, Grain Milling, CH-9240 Uzwil, Switzerland, T +41 71 955 11 11, F +41 71 955 66 11,

Sanimix MRMA. Highest mixing performance. Outstanding homogeneity. The perfect match between the mixing trough and the mixing tools ensures homogeneous mixing results. Ultimate sanitation. Stainless steel and an inner surface without gaps satisfy the most rigorous sanitation standards. Tailor-made. Four machine sizes, two surface finishes, and numerous options allow an optimal adjustment to individual requirements. High throughput capacity. High mixing capacity thanks to extremely short mixing and fast discharge times. Easy maintenance. Easy to operate, easy to clean.

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