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August 2013


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The Global Miller blog is an online offshoot of Grain and Feed Milling Technology magazine. While the bi-monthly magazine covers milling technology issues in-depth, the Global Miller takes a lighter approach. Our columnists have a keen eye for the most interesting, relevant and (let’s face it) bizarre milling stories from across the world. Each weekday we scour the internet for top-notch news and package it for your perusal in one neat daily digest. The Global Millers are also massive fans of industry events and shows and can often be found out on the road. Here they share stories (and photos) from their travels and, being unable to keep a secret, share details of upcoming events. But the Global Miller is your space too; feel free to comment and share your views.

Event: VIV and GLANCE 2014 present strong programme in India

Animal Nutrition Society of India is hosting a Global Animal Nutrition Conference (GLANCE 2014) in association with Compound Livestock Feed Manufacturers Association of India (CLFMA) and VIV India. GLANCE 2014 will take place from 20th to 22nd April 2014 in Bangalore, Karnataka, prior to the VIV India 2014 event. GLANCE 2014 will focus on “Climate resilient livestock feeding systems for global food security”. The conference will deliberate on the recent developments in the field of animal nutrition and its role in promoting nutritional security, livelihoods, profitability and environmental sustainability in a global context.  GLANCE 2014 welcomes research scientists, academicians, feed industry, development agencies engaged in the livestock sector, government officials, research scholars and students from India & abroad.

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01/08/2013: New manager at Norel; fungus as animal feed; US Grains Council new chairman Norel has announced the appointment of Ms Irene Margüenda in its technical department. Margüenda studied agronomy engineering and achieved a diploma of advanced studies. 

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She has experience in animal nutrition, animal husbandry, farm management and critical analysis of experimental performances. Read more...  Hans van Leeuwen, researcher at Iowa State University has developed a process that can turn the waste product from ethanol production into a high-protein fungus that is currently being tested for use as animal feed. It is hoped that the fungus, which contains essential amino acids, will eventually help the millions of starvation-related deaths in developing countries each year. Read more... During its 53rd annual board of delegates meeting in Ottawa, Canada, the US Grains Council elected a new chairman to its board of directors. Julius Schaaf, a farmer from Randolph, Iowa, has more than 33 years of experience in production agriculture.  "The world is always changing. Markets are always changing. Today competition is growing, and so are the opportunities. Our job is to figure out how to stay ahead of the changes,” Schaaf told attendees of the conference. Read more...

Updated Canadian Grain Commission services, service standards and fees take effect

Changes to the Canadian Grain Commission's services, service standards and fees have begun. These changes are as the result of changes to the Canada Grain Act and the Canada Grain Regulations and a review of the fees charged for services and licences. "On behalf of my colleagues at the Canadian Grain Commission, I would like to thank grain producers, licensed companies and others in Canada's grain industry who worked with us to put operational changes in place. A lot of hard work happened behind the scenes to ensure a smooth transition. What a great example of how everyone in Canada's grain industry works as a team to reach a common goal," said Elwin Hermanson, chief commissioner. Changes to the Canada Grain Act were part of the Jobs and Growth Act, 2012 and were aimed at streamlining the Canadian Grain Commission's operations. These changes also necessitated related amendments to the Canada Grain Regulations. A full schedule of updated fees and services standards available here.

02/08/2013: Andean grain exports to double this year; grain hyperinflation in Zimbabwe; existing cropland could feed 4 billion

According to Peru's export association, Adex, Peru's export of Andean grains are expected to total US$ 45 million in 2013, a 50 percent increase from last year. German Abregu, head of Adex's board of beans and other grains, said that Peru exported Andean grains worth US$ 34.2 million, accounting for 90 percent of total exports. "This growth in exports has been driven by the increase in quinoa price and demand," Abregu said during the launch of the First Convention of Andean Grains. Read more... Following Zimbabwe's last election, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) received a diary describing what it was like to live with record hyperinflation.  

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"I distinctly recall buying 12 loaves of bread in Messina, the South African town bordering Zimbabwe, and how good it felt to eat it back in Harare. Now I have the choice of white, brown, whole-wheat, rye, brioche, garlic, flat breads… Life has changed," explained the author of the diary, a professional living and working in the capital, Harare. Read more... According to research from the Institute on the Environment at the University of Minnesota, by shifting from animal feed and biofuel production to food for human consumption, croplands have the potential to feed 4 billion more people than they do now. The study determined that even a small, partial shift from crop-intensive livestock to food animals such as chicken or pork could increase agricultural efficiency. Read more...

Spiroflow launches enhanced C1 bulk bag filler

Spiroflow Ltd, world-leading manufacturer of conveying and weighing systems, has announced an upgrade to one of its most popular weigh fillers for pallet handled bags – the C1. Ideal for low to medium volume use where bulk bags filled on pallets are moved by forklift truck, the new C1 facilitates dust-free, accurate filling of up to 20 bulk bags per hour. Its base is directly mounted on an approved load cell weigh platform and the required weight can be pre-set for automatic cut-off. The platform includes a vibration facility for an even, accurate fill and effective compaction – perfect for handling products that aerate and resulting in a stable load for both storage and transportation.

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Rob Hudson, managing director at Spiroflow, explained, “many millions of bulk bags, with a capacity from 500kg to 1500kg, are sold worldwide every year, making them one of the most convenient, cost-effective methods of packaging, storage and transport. Customers in industries ranging from food and pharmaceuticals to plastics and building products use bulk bags, and hence require the best equipment to fill and discharge their often fragile or fine-particle products quickly and with the minimum of fuss. “At Spiroflow our technical team is constantly innovating, developing new solutions and adaptations in our test centre to meet customer demand for the next improvement or upgrade. Our C Series of weigh fillers remain extremely popular as they’re both efficient and versatile, and we’re confident that the new C1 will prove an equally successful addition to our range.” Spiroflow Ltd's technical and engineering expertise has led to it developing an international reputation for an unrivalled range of products with state-of-the-art control systems.

Event: The IV Ukranian Grain Congress

APK-Inform and the Ukrainian Grain Association are pleased to announce the upcoming IV Ukrainian Grain Congress to be hold on October 22-24, 2013, in the Fairmont Grant hotel, Kiev, Ukraine.

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The conference, which has already gained international status, will review the most urgent issues on the functioning of the grain market in both Ukraine and the rest of the world. The event will also provide estimations of the development of both the grain trading industry and the investment opportunities in Ukrainian agribusiness. Nearly 300 delegates from around the world will participate in the IV Ukrainian Grain Congress, including representatives of the Government and international organisations, grain producers, processors, exporters and importers, as well as the leading world experts of the grain market, analysts and scientists.

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Main topics of the IV Ukrainian Grain Congress: - Effective dialogue between agribusiness and the authorities - Problems of the land reform and its impact on development of the agribusiness

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- Grain market in 2013/14 - Ways to increase the operating margin and improve profitability of agribusiness in Ukraine - Modernisation of the system for financing of grain production - Development of the export grain logistics in Ukraine  For more information about the event, click here. 

05/08/2013: Grain bin town; contaminated whey protein found in animal feed; Cargill to buy Joe White Maltings

A couple in North Platte, Nebraska, USA have created their own antique grain bin town.  The town, which is set up on the couple's own property, consists of fifteen octagon-shaped grain bins, six of which are filled with antiques for sale. “This has to be a one of a kind in our state,” said Lisa Burke, convention and visitors bureau executive director. She added, “this is a fabulous thing for our town, one more thing for people to see and do here. People will see a totally different aspect of Nebraska here.” Read more... Fonterra, a New Zealand based dairy company have announced that some of its whey products have been found to contain a toxic bacteria that can cause botulism, a potentially fatal paralytic infection. Fonterra claim that Australia's exposure to the contaminated whey protein has been restricted to animal feed. Gary Romano, managing director of milk products at Fonterra, stated that one of their customers, a livestock feed company, identified and contained the suspect product before it hit the feedlots. Read more... Cargill Australia have announced that Glencore International has accepted its offer to purchase Joe White Maltings.  The sales agreement is subject to regulatory approvals and the transaction is expected to be complete prior to the end of 2013.  “The addition of Joe White Malting will complete Cargill’s global footprint in all key barley production areas and enable us to better serve our global and leading regional brewers in the region,”said Doug Eden, president of Cargill’s global malt business. Read more...

Will lab-grown meat make feed millers redundant?

At 250,000 euro, you would expect the cow behind the world's most expensive burger to have lived a life of luxury.

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However, the cow in question never existed. Funded by Google co-founder Sergey Brin, the burger is made up of more than 20,000 muscle fibres from cow stem cells grown over threemonth period in a lab at Maastrict University, the Netherlands. The fibres were extracted from individual culture wells and then pressed together into a recognisable burger patty. Although in its infancy, the technology could be a sustainable way of meeting rise demand for meat. However, critics have suggested that simply eating less meat would be an easier alternative. During a taste test at press conference in London today, the burger was well-received by dinners who praised its authentic texture. The one criticism seemed to be the lack of fat! The next stage of the research is to improve the taste and appearance. At present, scientists can only make very small quantities of meat; larger portions would require a artificial circulatory systems to distribute nutrients and oxygen. So feed millers won't be out of a job any time soon. Watch a video of the taste test.

Amino acid digestibility of heat damaged distillers dried grains with solubles fed to pigs

The production of corn distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) involves a drying step in which temperature may reach 500°C or greater. The application of heat and moisture to feedstuffs results in the Maillard reaction, which reduces the concentration and digestibility of amino acids. Lysine's chemical structure makes it particularly susceptible to the Maillard reaction.  However, during the acid hydrolysis step of amino acid analysis, some lysine is recovered from Maillard products, but this lysine cannot be utilised by the animals, and thus, the amount of digestible lysine in a sample may be overestimated. Therefore, methods other than simple lysine analysis must be used when assessing feed that may be heat damaged. An experiment was conducted to determine the effects of heat damage on the digestibility of crude protein and amino acids in corn DDGS fed to growing pigs. A second objective of the experiment was to develop regression equations to predict the concentration of standardised ileal digestible (SID) amino acids in DDGS. Experimental design Ten growing pigs with an average initial body weight of 53.5 kg were surgically equipped with a T-cannula in the distal ileum and fed one of five diets. Corn DDGS from a single source was separated into four batches; the first batch was not autoclaved, and the others were autoclaved at 130°C for 10, 20, or 30 minutes. The concentrations of acid detergent fiber (ADF), neutral detergent fiber (NDF), lignin, ash, reducing sugars, furosine, and acid detergent  insoluble nitrogen (ADIN), and the colors of the DDGS determined as  L* (lightness), a* (redness), and b* (yellowness) were measured in each batch. Four diets that contained each of the four batches of DDGS were formulated. DDGS was the only source of crude protein and amino acids in the diets. A nitrogen-free diet was used to determine the endogenous losses of crude protein and amino acids. Ileal digesta were collected after a fiveday adjustment period to the diets, and analysed for protein and amino acids to determine values for apparent and standardised ileal digestibility of crude protein and amino acids in each batch of DDGS. Read the full report here.   8


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06/08/2013: First organic grain drying and storage facility; Maizall unveils new website; plans for pest encyclopaedia

The first organic grain drying and storage facility has opened in Avinurme, Estonia, helping to bridge the gap in a scarce organic production chain. It is hoped that the new facility, which will dry and store grain from all over the country, will help increase the share of the organic grain products marketed in Estonia.

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Read more... The International Maize Alliance (Maizall) has announced the formation of its new website.   The website will provide background information on Maizall, including a memorandum of understanding between its allied organisations, ABRAMILHO (Brazilian Association of Corn Producers), the National Corn Growers Association, and the U.S. Grains Council.

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It will also provide news releases, including presentations, articles and studies on biotechnology and modern farming practices as well as access to various resources on food security, global biotech adoption and links to government and non-government organisations. Read more...

The proposed publication would act as a reference source on managing pests and would benefit all growers and agronomists. Proposals to conduct the work must be sent to AHDB by 30th August 2013. The new publication is  planned to launch at Cereals 2014 in Cambridgeshire, UK. Read more...

NAMA commends FDA for defining "Gluten Free"

The North American Millers’ Association (NAMA) has commended the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for clearly defining “glutenfree.” The definition is important for consumers’ understanding and industry usage of the term gluten-free.  Under the FDA definition, oats may be used as an ingredient in a food labeled as "gluten-free" provided that the food contains less than 20 ppm gluten. Oat producers who take the necessary steps to limit the gluten content of oat containing products now have a mechanism to communicate that benefit to consumers. Guidance on whether oats should be consumed by individuals with coeliac disease has been controversial for many years. NAMA appreciates FDA’s thoughtful consideration of the nutritional contribution of oats in the diets of coeliac patients and commends FDA for not including oats on the list of prohibited grains. Gluten-free diets are critical for people with coeliac disease and gluten intolerance. They are also helpful for those with allergies to wheat. There is no scientific evidence that suggests a gluten-free diet can provide health benefits for the general population. Research has shown that gluten is actually helpful for healthy gut bacteria in individuals who can tolerate it. For the vast majority, going gluten-free is unnecessary. Feed Adviser Register discounted rate until OctobAgricultural Industries Confederation (AIC) has called on feed advisers and animal nutritionists to register for its Feed Adviser Register (FAR) and take advantage of the discount available until the end of October. AIC members applying before that date will qualify for a rate of £60 compared to £70, while non-members will pay £95 as opposed to £105.

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The Register, which was launched in May this year, has already attracted more than 700 applications. It is designed to assure the standards of feeding advice provided to livestock farmers, particularly in terms of addressing the needs of the Greenhouse Gas Action Plan. FAR aims to provide a way for livestock advisers to demonstrate professional competence. It also demonstrates to Government that industry is actively addressing the challenges within the Greenhouse Gas Action Plan to reduce emissions from livestock.

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John Kelley, managing director of AIC services said, “We are pleased with the response to the Register to date and would urge those who haven’t registered yet to do so. We believe that membership of FAR will benefit feed advisers and animal nutritionists, and will provide a high degree of assurance for livestock producers.” Feed advisers and animal nutritionists with two years or more proven experience can join the Register as full members. For those with less experience and new entrants, there is a ‘development’ status registration. On-going membership will require verification of core competencies. More information... Feed processing

Event: Ildex Myanmar - online registration and hotel reservation now available

Online registration is now open for Ildex Myanmar 2013 through the Ildex official website. With online registration, visitors are able to avoid the crowds on the exhibition days and more time can be saved. Accommodation for exhibitors and visitors can also be found on the website. Chatrium Hotel Yangon is the sole official hotel, offering the best deals for both exhibitors and visitors. Ildex Myanmar takes place on the 12-14th September 2013 in Tatmadaw, Myanmar, Asia.  For more information about accommodation/ registration contact:

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07/08/2013: Cargill's new global technology director; GM food debate; nutrition for niche market swine

Cargill has announced the appointment of Dr Brooke Humphrey as global technology director for pork at its innovation campus in Elk River, Minnesota, USA. Currently Humphrey is the monogastric research and development director at the campus. “Brooke will excel in this new role,” said Dr. Jason Shelton, global technology application director. “The experience he brings from working with a mulititude of businesses and species will help Cargill better serve our animal nutrition customers and partners.” Read more... In a video debate published online by British national newspaper the Guardian, Natalie Bennett, Green party leader and Johnjoe McFadden, professor of molecular genetics at the University of Surrey, debate the future of GM food production. Watch the debate here. A new study by Iowa State University and the Iowa Pork Producers Association (IPPA) may allow niche market swine producers to match the nutrients in feed to the needs of their pigs.

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In the past few years, the market has seen a consumer demand despite being a new development in agriculture. “In these value-added markets, the primary cost of producing a pig is the same as in the regular, commodity market; it’s the cost of the feed. Feed costs have gone up so much that it compromises about 65 percent of the cost of the production of any animal,” said John Mabry, animal science professor at Iowa State University. Read more... Skandia Elevator unveils silo discharge sweep conveyor During this years Cereals 2013 exhibition, which took place back in June, BDC Systems highlighted Skandia Elevator's new silo discharge sweep conveyor. Represented by BDC systems in the UK, Skandia offers system technology whereby complete installation is balanced and integrated to ensure trouble free operation. The introduction of this new product effectively completes a full Skandia grain handling system, from the intake pit to the discharge of the silo. The new silo discharge sweep conveyor has been designed to match all other elements of a Skandia system to ensure reliability in operation. It will clean any silo virtually completely, thereby saving time and money. Manual cleaning is significantly reduced ensuring grain producers need to spend much less time in the hostile working environment inside a silo. In designing the silo discharge sweep conveyor, Skandia has also recognised the need for energy efficiency. This latest innovation will consume significantly less energy than existing competitive products and uses a chain and flight recovery system as opposed to the conventional screw auger. By adding the new Skandia product to its existing range, BDC Systems is underlining its position as the UK's leading one stop shop for grain drying, cleaning, storage, handling, ventilation, milling and mixing equipment.    In addition to Skandia, BDC Systems represents other world leading manufacturers and suppliers including Svegma, Zanin and BMSilos. 

Russia 2013 wheat harvest to total 52.1 million tonnes

According to a July forecast conducted by analysts at the APK-Inform Agency, the general production of wheat in Russia in 2013 is set to reach 52.1 millionn tonnes, an increase of 38.1 percent compared with to last year. Low-scale losses of winter grain crops in the winter-spring period (nearly 6 percent) led to an increase in the remaining areas of crop compared with the previous season. At the same time, the general planted areas of wheat totaled 25.1 million ha, up 1.7 percent compared with last season, despite a slight decline of the areas under spring grains, analysts said. According to experts, in terms of expansion of the planted areas, the wheat yield will also rise to 2.22 t/ha, against 1.77 t/ha in the the previous season. It should be noted that the current results of the harvesting campaign show a 29 percent increase in wheat yields compared with last year.  However, analysts added that the developing unfavorable weather conditions in the major grain-producing regions and results of the harvesting campaign in the Siberian Federal District could result in significant adjustments to grain harvests forecasts.

Event: AgroExpoSiberia

Organised by Siberia Expo and IFWexpo Heidelberg GmbH, AgroExpoSiberia, the only international trade fair for agriculture and animal husbandry in Siberia is back.

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The event takes place from the 29th October to the 1st November 2013, at the Novosibirsk Expo Centre, Russia. At the first edition in 2012, more than 100 companies from 13 countries presented their products and solutions to 5,000 visitors. Main Topics: Agricultural machinery and tractors Farming equipment Plant breeding and protection Livestock breeding and animal husbandry Meat & dairy processing Milling & grain processing Technology for fruits & vegetables   New investments in Russia´s agriculture Russia plans to increase the domestic agricultural production by 40% by 2020. The program sees investments of 19 billion euros for the purchase of new machinery and the modernisation of the agricultural sector.  As Russia´s domestic industry cannot meet the high need, foreign manufacturers can benefit from these new export opportunities. The demand is especially high for agricultural machinery, animal husbandry technologies, equipment for slaughtering, greenhouses, cold storage houses, grain storage facilities and biomass units.  Novosibirsk Region Among the Russian regions, Siberia in particular is in need of modern machinery and technology. Novosibirsk Region harbours the largest arable lands in Russia and ranks among Russia´s top ten agricultural producers. The regional agriculture focuses on grain crops, potatoes and vegetables. Animal husbandry plays a significant role in Novosibirsk Region as well and concentrates on beef and dairy livestock, pig, poultry and sheep farming. Due to the Siberian climatic conditions - long cold winters and short hot summers - the vegetation period is relatively short and therefore requires efficient machinery.

08/08/2013: NCGA membership tops 40,000; Rentokil launches pestaurant; new rice gene could triple yields

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) recently announced that membership has topped the 40,000 mark, signaling deep and continued support for the 56-year-old national agriculture association. “We’re thrilled at what this new milestone means and we salute the hard work of our membership recruiters, state and national staff, and all who have helped build this into such a respected and strong grassroots association,” said Pam Johnson, NCGA president. Read more... To celebrate 85 years in the pest control business, Rentokil is launching its own 'pestaurant'. On August 15, 2013, from 10:30am in the One New Change building in London, UK, diners can feast on sweet chilli pigeon burgers, wasabi weaver ants, BBQ grasshoppers and chocolate flavoured dipped bugs.  Rentokil representatives will also be on hand to discuss the best ways to deal with pests that are still alive. Read more...

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As well as serving up the exotic cuisine, which is all free, Retokil experts will also be on hand to answer any pest questions as well as pass on their ‘top tips’ for avoiding pest problems. Read more at http://www.thedrum.com/stuff/2013/08/07/rentokil-celebrates-85-year-heritage-pop-pestaurant#jGhH7hFZmWb61pyZ.99

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In Nature Genetics this week, Japanese researchers presented a study on a gene that gives rice plants deeper roots and could subsequently triple yields during droughts.  The study shows that by pointing roots down instead of sideways, the Deeper Rooting 1 (DRO1) gene results in roots that are nearly twice as deep as those of standard rice varieties.  "If rice adapts to or avoids drought conditions using deeper roots, it can get water and nutrients from the deep soil layers," said Yusaku Uga, researcher at Japan's National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences (NIAS) and the study's lead author. Read the full article here.

09/08/2013: FPT Industrial presents its new president for Latin America; HGCA invests in feed research; growing crops in the desert FPT Industrial Latin America has appointed José Luís Gonçalves as its new president. Gonçalves takes on the responsibility of maintaining and accelerating the company’s growth in the region, with particular focus on Brazil.

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“My aim is to consolidate FPT Industrial’s operation and further develop the recent growth of the business in Latin America,” said Gonçalves. “After Europe, Latin America is the most pivotal market for the company and we foresee great potential for development in this area.” Read more... HGCA is contributing £650k into research which will investigate better ways to measure the nutritional value of grain and oilseeds. The research would benefit growers and feed processors by examining the effects of feed quality on animal performance and developing quicker tests for nutritional quality. Dr Martin Grantley-Smith, head of business development at HGCA said, "HGCA is investing in this suite of projects to help ensure grain of certain quality goes to the most suitable end use. This will cut down on waste for the benefit of the whole supply chain." Read more... Cable News Network (CNN), USA, recently reported on research conducted by scientists in Qatar, that suggests saltwater can be used to help grow crops.  Conceived in Norway, the Sahara Forest Project facility was launched back in November. Boasting environmentally-friendly technologies, the project utilises Qatar's supplies - an abundance of heat and seawater and converts them into a range of valuable resources. Read more...

Event: Oilseed and Grain Trade Summit - join top executives from across the agribusiness value chain

From the supply chain and storage to transportation, processing and trading, join global industry leaders and top international commodity buyers and sellers at this year's Oilseed and Grain Trade Summit.  Explore the Exhibit Hall and experience on-the-spot trading! The Oilseed and Grain Trade summit has already attracted more than 100 sponsors and exhibitors. For a full list of sponsors and exhibitors, click here. 15

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The Oilseed and Grain Trade Summit takes place on the 21-23rd October 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Minneapolis, USA. More information...

12/08/2013: DDC prepares to sell livestock feed; grain produce could break 60 year record; Tyson Foods to suspend buying cattle feed Government-owned Dairy Development Corporation, Nepal (DDC) has announced its plans to produce and sell animal feed.

"We are working to complete the maintenance work as soon as possible," said Arjun Humagain, DDC's newly appointed manager of the companys Hetauda unit. "We have planned to re-operate the production plant by the third week of August." Read more... Speaking at an annual gathering of the State Grape Producer's Association in Pune, Maharashtra, India, Sharad Pawar, union agriculture minister suggested that the country is likely to produce a record volume of grains this year, with the potential to break all records held for the past 60 years. He added that it's not just grain production, but exports too, that will continue to rise. Read more... Leading US meat processor Tyson Foods Inc, said it would suspend purchases of cattle fed with Zilmax, an FDA-approved growth enhancer, following concerns about the side effects of the feed supplement. In a statement, Merck & Co Inc, whose animal health division manufactures the additive, said that tests have proven that Zilmax is safe and that it was working with Tyson. Read more...

Using lower protein wheat for bread making

The level and characteristics of protein in wheat have a major bearing on its suitability for use in bread making – small differences can have a significant effect on final product quality. In order to get the necessary type and level of protein into wheat flour, the grower needs to control fertiliser input, allowing for and reacting to changes in weather conditions. If lower–protein flour was acceptable, this would simplify operations In the latest blog from UK research and development company, Campden BRI, Gary Tucker, head of the baking and cereal processing department, discusses how this can be achieved. Read the blog here.

13/08/2013: Philippines GM rice approval; Kiotechagil strengthens its International team; China mill representatives visit North Dakota Scientists in the Philippines are preparing to submit a genetically modified variety of rice to the authorities for biosafety evaluations. Although national regulators will have the final say, the scientists claim the new 'golden rice' could be in fields within a year. Supporters have praised the submission with hopes it will help the 1.7 million Filipino children who suffer vitamin A deficiency - which reduces immunity and can cause blindness. Some campaigners however, argue that the new GM rice threatens the Philippine's staple food and is not the answer in the fight against malnutrition.  Read more...

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UK biosecurity company, Kiotechagil, recently announced it has strengthened its international team. Dr Sá, who has joined Kiotechagil as a sales and technical consultant, was educated in Brazil and has a PhD in animal science from the University of Viçosa. He has a strong technical background in both monogastric and ruminant nutrition and previously worked with Ajinomoto where he was technical manager for their Brazilian operation. Rene Noteborn has also joined Kiotechagil as regional sales manager Europe. Rene studied animal sciences at Wageningen Agricultural University in Holland, the Netherlands, before embarking on his career. Most recently Rene worked for De Heus International where he has held several positions around the world in account and product management which have given him broad experience and knowledge in feed production. Read more... Representatives from four Chinese mills have been in North Dakota, USA, learning about the production prospects of the 2013 hard red spring wheat (HRS) crop and price outlook. The trade team also visited North Dakota State University (NDSU) to learn more about the HRS breeding and quality programs and visited the Northern Crops Institute and a local elevator shuttle facility. Drawing to a close today, it is hoped the visit helped the trade team build a broader knowledge of the US wheat marketing system and the benefits of US wheat for specific Chinese end products. Read more...

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Event: GLOBALG.A.P. Tour - next stop Spain

Organised by IFEMA and Fepex, the GLOBALG.A.P. Tour will soon be arriving in Spain. Held in collaboration with Fruit Attraction, the event will introduce GLOBALG.A.P. and its new products and certification system. It also aims to increase transparency and stakeholder engagement for sustainable pesticide use with a focus on agricultural production. Join the GLOBALG.A.P Team on tour for the latest information on good agricultural practice implementation and an unsurpassed networking opportunity with other professionals in the industry. Date: 15th - 16th October 2013

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14/08/2013: Cargill sells Hanford facility; UK behind in feed conversion efficiency; cheap grain freight

Cargill has announced the sale of its Hanford feed manufacturing facility in California, USA. The company sold the facility to Pitman Family Farms, a family owned poultry farm. The sale includes the land, buildings and machinery. Read more... Recent figures from BPEX suggest that Britain is lagging behind in the field of feed conversion. Speaking at a recent producer meeting at Great Dunmow, Essex, UK, Ed Sutcliffe, geneticist at pig-breeding company, ACMC, said that while the number of pigs reared per sow per year wasn’t insignificant, efficient feed conversion was crucial.  According to the figures, feed conversion efficiency had deteriorated in the UK by 0.2% between 2009 and 2010. “This is far more relevant financially than producing extra piglets,” said Mr Sutcliffe.  Read more... 

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According to Australian grain exporters, low rates for chartering vessels will continue this harvest. The charter rates usually rise as demand for space on dry-bulk carrier ships increases through the harvest. However, huge oversupply in the shipping industry as a result of the global financial crisis has led to an influx of ships, with suggestions that this situation will continue through 2014. Read more...

British-produced food would run out today

British food supplies would run out today if the country had to rely on domestically produced goods. The stats come from the National Farmers' Union (NFU) who calculated that if all the food the UK produces in a year was stored on January 1, it would have been eaten by now. This figure is a sharp fall in self-sufficiency. In 1991, the UK produced 75 percent of its food itself, today it is just 62 percent. The NFU has called for greater support for British farmers including better technology and measures to reduce price volatilitly. The arguments for increased self-sufficiency in food production make sense on a theoretical level. However, is it realistic to expect Britain to be able to produce all of its food 'in house'? There are some products which just won't grow on British soil. Consumers are used to being able to buy products from all over the world in their local supermarkets. I predict that these shopper will be unwilling to sacrifice the exotic foods in their shopping trollies in favour of 100 percent home-produced foods.  More information on the NFU report...

Event: 64th Convention of Milling Technology

For over 60 years, the Association of Cereal Research - in cooperation with the Max Rubner Institute, Detmold, Germany - has organised the convention of milling technology. This conference is intended to provide new insights and focuses on current topics of the milling industry. The presentations will be simultaneously translated into English, therefore, in addition to German, foreign participants are welcome to attend the event.  The event takes place between September 10-11, 2013. More information...

15/08/2013: Rice focus

GM rice is inching closer to becomining a reality as scientists in the Philippines are about to submit 'golden rice' to the authorities for biosafety evaluations. The crops could be in fields within a year though this is dependant on what the regulators say. Supporters of the rice say it will help the 1.7 million Filipino children who suffer vitamin A deficiency - which reduces immunity and can cause blindness. However, critics argue is a dangerous way to tackle hunger and could threaten the Philippines' staple crop. Read more... Two rice mills in Punjab, India have been accused of paddy fraud worth more than 3 crore rupees. 

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The millers failed to account for government paddy provided for custom milling. The Punjab State Warehousing Corporation (PSWC) found 11380.25 quintal of rice missing from Gill and General Mill and 8241.45 quintal missing from Joga Agro Industry. The PSWC had allotted 1,52,304 bags and 99,575.8 quintal of paddy to the two mills for custom milling on behalf of the Food Corporation of India. Read more... According to a new report from the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), cheap rice may well be a thing of the past. The institute has revealed that increasing wages amongst Asian agricultural workers have helped drive higher prices, and may yet have a game-changing effect on global poverty rates.

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“This report should cause people to sit up and take note. The drift towards higher prices for one of the world’s basic food staples has farreaching implications. Millions of agricultural labourers stand to gain from higher wages, with potentially huge benefits for poverty reduction. But many poor households will also face higher food bills – and countries in Africa will face higher food import costs,” said Kevin Watkins, ODI director. High prices are a cause for concern in parts of Africa, particularly in coastal West Africa where urban consumers have grown accustomed to relatively low-cost rice imports from Asia and now face a threat to their food security.  “This is a story of winners and losers. It is good news in the long run as a step towards the end of global poverty, but it might not be such good news in the short run those who rely on rice for a large part of their daily diet,” said Steve Wiggins, report author and ODI research fellow.

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Early 2013 saw prices top $550 a tonne, double the level in 2000, singling out rice as the only cereal not to see prices fall back to pre-2008 spike levels.  The sustained higher prices are the consequence of a ‘triple squeeze’ on the cost of producing rice: increased stockholding by Asian rice producers such as Thailand and Vietnam, high fuel and fertiliser costs and increased wages amongst agricultural workers in Asia.

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Free, unofficial grain grade with Harvest Sample Program

With this year's harvest starting in Western Canada, producers have until November 1, 2013 to send in a grain sample to get a free unofficial grade and quality information through the Harvest Sample Program. If you haven't participated before, sign up by October 15 to make sure you receive your Harvest Sample Program kit in time to send a sample this fall. "Our Harvest Sample Program is a voluntary program that gives producers important information about their grain at no cost to them. It also helps promote the sale of Canadian grain by providing customers with scientific information about the quality of this year's harvest," said Elwin Hermanson, chief commissioner for the Canadian Grain Commission. Easy to participate Participating in the Harvest Sample Program is easy and starts with signing up to receive your free kit, which includes postage-paid envelopes and instructions for sending in your sample. Producers who send in a grain sample are also eligible to win prizes, and the earlier you send in your samples, the greater your chances of winning.

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Quality information for producers Even if you have a good idea about the quality of your grain, by sending in your sample, you'll also be able to access detailed information, such as: Protein content on cereal grains and pulses Oil, protein and chlorophyll content for canola Oil and protein content and iodine value for flaxseed Oil and protein for mustard seed and soybeans New this year, the Canadian Grain Commission is providing dockage assessment for canola samples. Details about how to access your information online, by phone or email are available here. Market support and research We use harvest samples to test the quality of the annual crop. Crop data helps with the marketing of Canadian grain to customers. Your harvest samples also contribute to important scientific research into grading issues and finding new uses and markets for Canadian grain.

16/08/2013: Rouen grain exports; Russia to invest in deep grain processing; brown seaweed used in animal feed

According to a report from the Seine River port, grain exports from the French port of Rouen, Europe’s biggest wheat-shipping hub, rose 77 percent on wheat deliveries to Algeria. The total grain loaded for export reached 157,925 metric tons at the start of August, a rise from a previous 89,031 tons.  Read more... According to a report from Russian business newspaper, Kommersant, Russia’s United Grain Corporation (UGC) plans to invest up to U.S. $1 billion in the construction of production facilities to start deep grain processing to produce protein, amino acids and other sophisticated ingredients, used in the food processing industries, Read more... According to the Department of Agriculture, the Philippines, the common brown seaweed is being converted into insect repellant and a supplement for poultry and livestock. Harvesting is usually conducted between January and June, with seven kilograms of wet seaweeds producing about a kilogram of dried seaweed. Read more...

GFMT July/August 2013 online now

The July/August 2013 issue of Grain and Feed Milling Technology is online now. There is a fantastic range of features in this issue including the risks of aflatoxins in European wheat production, changes to sweep auger enforcement and a feed focus on cattle. We also report on recent trips to Cereals 2013, Livestock Event and the Nottingham Feed Conference.

CBH rebates to reduce storage and handling fees

The CBH Group has announced its storage and handling charges for 2013-14, which will see grower fees reduced due to the introduction of two new rebates under the Grower Patronage Rebate Program. 

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David Capper, general manager of operations at CBH Group, said that overall charges were increasing by three per cent to reflect rising input costs such as labour and electricity, but the 2013 operations rebate in conjunction with the investment rebate would offset the increase in fees for growers making them lower than last season. “The CBH Group is committed to managing any increase in charges in a sustainable and transparent manner.  We must be realistic about inflationary and cost pressures on our business as we try to balance this with our aim to keep storage and handling fees as low as we can for growers,” he said. “So we are delighted that the rebate program is able to help us to achieve this.”  This year’s Grower Patronage Rebate Program includes an Operations Rebate of AUD$0.85 per tonne, made feasible from favourable State tax rulings in 2013 that recognised the contribution CBH makes as a co-operative to the development of the Australian agricultural industry.

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This is in addition to the Investment Rebate which was announced earlier this year with a rebate of $0.60 - $0.90 per tonne, made possible by the returns from the investment in the Asian Interflour mills. The final amount of the investment rebate will be determined by the middle of September once the harvest size is more certain.  “The total storage and handling costs for 2013/14 will be $29.30, but once the two rebates are deducted the fees will be between $27.55 and $27.85 per tonne based on wheat transported through the Grain Express system. Last year storage and handling costs were $28.45per tonne,” said Mr Capper.

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In addition to the rebates, the CBH Group has restructured its charges. “We are operating in a changing environment with increased competition and we need to provide an alternative to Grain Express,” he said. “The restructure of the charges will allow us to unbundle fees and offer a Grain Express and non-Grain Express option while ensuring that growers and marketers using the Grain Express system will in no way incur additional costs created by the non-Grain Express pathway.”  More information... 

Event: Pre-registration now open for 2014 International Production & Processing Expo

Attendee and exhibitor pre-registration and hotel registration for the 2014 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) is now open.  Sponsored by the US Poultry & Egg Association, (USPOULTRY) the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) and the American Meat Institute (AMI), IPPE is expected to attract more than 26,000 attendees and is a collaboration of three shows - International Poultry Expo, International Feed Expo, and International Meat Expo - representing the entire chain of protein production and processing. The 2014 shows sees the return of the popular “Members to Atlanta” (M2A) program, which waives the pre-registration fee through December 31, 2013, for attendees from member firms of all three associations engaged in the production of poultry, eggs and meat for consumption, and feed and pet food manufacturers.  Online is the only way to pre-register for the discounted price of $50 (USD) through December 31, 2013. After December 31st 2013, the registration fee will increase to $70. More information about pre-registration available here.

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The Expo will highlight the latest technology, equipment, and services used in the production and processing of meat, poultry, and feed products. The event will also feature several new educational programs including important sessions on food safety, consumer trends and international trade.  New for 2014 are the following programs:  - New Approaches to Ground Poultry Pathogen Reduction - Poultry Market Intelligence Forum; Antibiotic Workshop - AFIA International Feed Education Program - VIV International Pork Production Summit - How to Export Feed & Feed Ingredients to the U.S. - Fall Protection Short Course - Biosecurity – Revisiting the Basics and Implementing New Strategies - Meat & Poultry Research Showcase.

19/08/2013: R-Biopharm appoints customer service manager; M2M solution to improve feed efficiency; tarps versus grain bags

Jill Arnott, a senior member of the customer care team at R-Biopharm Rhône, has been appointed new customer service manager. Arnott will head the department which oversees all aspects of order handling and delivery and will be responsible for maintaining the company's reputation for speed and efficiency. Originally from Auchinloch, Scotland, UK, Arnott takes over from Robert Muir, who has retired from R-Biopharm Rhône after 16 years. Read more... Livestock feeding manufacturer Keenan has partnered with British telecommunications company Vodafone to supply a machine-to-machine (M2M) solution to improve nutritional data analysis. Keenan manufactures machines which feed livestock. As well as the hardware, the company also provides a nutritional information service. Read more... Farmers short on storage this year might consider tarping grain or using grain bags. But neither is good for long-term storage or high-moisture grain according to Dr Chelladurai Vellaichamy, a PhD biosystems engineering student at the University of Manitoba, Canada. Vellaichamy and his colleagues have been researching canola storage in grain bags for three years, with support from the Canola Council of Canada and Growing Forward. Read more...

New! GFMT article: Aflatoxins in Europe: a new risk in maize production? In the first article of the July/August edition of Grain and Feed Milling Technology, Vera Traar, product manager mycotoxins, Romer Labs, Austria talks about the risk of aflatoxins in maize production.

The European Commissions’ Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) has reported ten notifications of aflatoxin B1 found in maize of European origin since the last maize harvest in autumn 2012. That is more than in the prior harvest seasons between 2001 and 2011, where a total of nine cases of aflatoxins were reported in maize. Click here to read the full article.

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AIC urges legislators to rethink approach to regulation

The UK Government and EU must look beyond single-issue legislation in driving policy forward in the future according to The Agriculture Industries Confederation (AIC). It makes this point as part of a submission to the Government with regards to the balance of legislative power between the EU and UK, and its effect on agricultural industries. This is in response to one of a number of calls for evidence as part of an overall Government review. “The Government is currently conducting this review on the balance of legislative power between the EU and the UK, and its effect on the UK’s interests. Work will continue throughout 2014 and will cover 32 topics.  The call for evidence on environment and climate change has just closed, and the call for evidence on agriculture begins in autumn. Clearly it is important that AIC makes the views of members known in the areas that affect us,” says Jane Salter, head of environment policy at AIC. “Many people in the industry will be aware of the effect that legislation such as that covering crop protection products, the Nitrates Directive, and the Industrial Emissions Directive have or could have. AIC and its partners are also in the process of preparing additional evidence on the threats that the current legislative approach has on business interests, the sustainable intensification of agriculture and the development of future opportunities." “Single-issue legislation can result in unforeseen outcomes – solving one problem but creating another. We need alternative approaches that take into account the bigger picture and produce multiple benefits. After all that is what sustainable intensification is all about. We are adopting that approach in agriculture and we need our legislators to do the same.” AIC has called for regular reviews of EU and UK legislation and outlined a four-point plan: More broadly assess the cumulative as well as individual effects of legislation Examine evidence of where legislation fails to drive innovative solutions which could otherwise produce more food, and at the same time achieve environmental protection Consider opportunities for alternative policy drivers which could deliver multiple benefits beyond that which can be achieved by a so termed single-issue legislative approach Investigate greater UK decision-making on specific and relevant outcomes for regional environmental quality

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- Potential key commodity opportunities - the chance to meet with local partners and top industry players The Agribusiness Forum takes place on the October 8-11, 2013 in Yangon, Myanamar. More information...

New! GFMT article: Pig feed pelletizing technology

In this article, Joyce Li, service centre manager, Amisy Machinery, China discusses technology used in pig feed pelletizing. The advantages of feed pellets in pig farming are well documented so pig breeders are inclined to adopt pellets into feed and are interested in improving feed pellet quality. Research shows that there is a proportional relationship between factors which determine pig feed pellet quality. Read the full article here.  

20/08/2013: Engrain appoints new global accounts manager; India launches grain subsidy programme; Deyu outlines new strategy

Enzyme technology development company, Engrain has promoted its logistics specialist, Taylor McFall to sales manager of global accounts. With the promotion, McFall will be traveling from Manhattan, USA to Nairobi, Kenya. Engrain believes that having an Engrain Manager on the ground will make it easier to serve local clients face to face. McFall will be responsible for logistics development, distribution, and inventory, and will also be working to solidify Engrain’s presence throughout the region. Read more... The Indian government has launched a US$22 billion welfare scheme which will provide cheap food to hundreds of millions of people. The minority government sidestepped the unruly parliament and resorted to an executive order to implement the programme. "The union cabinet has approved the food security ordinance unanimously," KV Thomas, Indian food minister told New Delhi reporters. Read more... Deyu Agriculture Corp recently announced it has outlined its new strategic direction. The Company will continue to focus on its core businesses in the farming and consumer markets.  In terms of its agriculture business, Deyu intends to streamline its operations by reducing the number of partners involved within the value chain from farmer to end customer. Read more...

APK-Inform increased the forecast of grain production in Ukraine in 2013/14

Analysts from the APK-Inform Agency increased the estimations of the general grain harvest in Ukraine in 2013 to the level of 57.1 mln tonnes, a decrease of 5.5 percent compared with the previous month estimations (54.1 mln tonnes), and the index exceeds the record high grain production volumes, observed in 2011/12 MY (56.7 mln tonnes).

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APK-Inform analysts increased the estimation mainly due to the growth of maize production forecast, which planted areas faced quite favorable agro-climatic conditions in the summer, assisting to improvement of the grain yield. For example, the experts increased the yield index from 5.29 t/ha, expected in June 2013, to 5.95 t/ha. As a result, the grain production forecast was increased from 23.9 mln tonnes, expected in June, to 26.2 mln tonnes. At the same time, the forecasted index significantly (up 14.6 percent) exceeds the record harvest of maize in Ukraine, made in 2011 (22.8 mln tonnes). The estimation of maize planted and harvested areas remained unchanged. As for the forecast of other grain crops, the indices were slightly increased compared with the June estimations: wheat production is forecasted at 21.4 mln tonnes (as opposed to 20.5 mln tonnes in June) with the average yield of 3.25 t/ha, barley - 7.3 mln tonnes (7.15 mln tonnes) with the yield of 2.31 t/ha.

Quality Control and Quality Assurance in Flour Milling

Kansas State University’s (KSU) International Grains Program is hosting a new course for the milling industry. This unique five-week, online course will highlight the quality control and quality assurance aspects of the flour milling process. This course is focused toward operative millers and quality assurance personnel, but would also be helpful for plant personnel at any level of experience in all parts of the milling process. “At Kansas State and IGP, we recognize the need to expand our training programs to include more online courses,” says Mark Fowler, IGP associate director and milling specialist. He adds, “This course on quality control is our second distance education course developed and will be the first course offered as we launch our new KSU Milling Specialist credential program.”

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He adds, this professional development, non-credit course grants one continuing education unit (CEU) upon completion. It is offered as an individual course or as the first step toward the completion of the KSU Milling Specialist credential.  “The goal of Quality Control/Quality Assurance in Flour Milling is to enhance the knowledge and skills of all those involved in the milling process,” Fowler says. To accomplish this, Fowler will co-instruct the course with Rebecca Miller, research assistant professor and director of wheat quality. Fowler has expertise in technical flour milling, plant operations management and food and employee safety programs from his time in the industry and in the classroom. His lessons for this course focus on the impact of the milling principles on flour quality, sampling procedures and process control. Miller has a diverse background of knowledge in the areas of wheat and flour quality and baking and cereal chemistry. She will cover topics including a review of wheat classes and uses, flour quality characteristics analysis, mixing property analysis, dough analysis and flour additives. This is just one example of the trainings offered through IGP. In addition to flour milling and grain processing, IGP offers trainings in the areas of feed manufacturing and grain management, and grain marketing and risk management. More information and registration details available here. 

New! GFMT article: Improving poultry health and production efficiency with probiotics

In this article Dr Detlef Kampf of Orffa Additives, the Netherlands discusses how poultry health and production efficiency can be improved with the use of probiotics.

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21/08/2013: Giant King Grass animal feed; calories in crops could feed 4 billion; employer fined after grain silo injury

Viaspace Inc. today announced results of independent and third-party testing that show its Giant King Grass is an excellent high protein animal feed.  The average protein content of five samples was 14.3 percent with good energy content and digestibility. The results show that Giant King Grass is much better than wheat straw, corn straw, sorghum silage, Bermuda grass or Sudan grass. It is very similar in nutritional value to oat hay. Read more... New research published this month in Environmental Research Letters suggests that utilising cropland for human consumption rather than livestock feed and biofuel could feed an additional 4 billion people. This shift in availability has the potential to produce the  equivalent yield increases achieved for maize, wheat and rice between 1965 and 2009. Read more... A worker has been awarded NZD$26,000 in emotional harm reparations by NZ Starch Ltd. According to New Zealand news broadcaster TVNZ, the worker - who following the advice of his supervisor - failed to stop the blades of a sweep auger and consequently fell into the moving blades of the grain silo. The company has also been fined NZD $35,000. Read  more...

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European team checks out Northern and desert durum crops European flour millers and food processors seek out the highest quality wheat each year to produce their premium pasta products. That is why U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) is bringing a European trade team to the United States August 24 - 31 to demonstrate how U.S. durum – the hardest of the six U.S. wheat classes – matches their needs. 26


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The team’s seven members are procurement and technical managers of the leading Italian, German and Portuguese durum millers and pasta processors, all of which import most of their wheat directly. During visits to North Dakota, Montana, Arizona and California, the team will learn about 2013/14 northern and Desert® durum crop outlook and research. Farmers in both the Northern Plains and Southwest grow durum, although there are distinct characteristics between the varieties grown in each region. In each state, the team will hear from wheat researchers, tour grain elevators and visit with farmers in the field. “The team is looking for information on advances in wheat breeding, improved gluten strength and reduced cadmium uptake and sustainability,” said Rutger Koekoek, marketing specialist, based in the USW Rotterdam Office, who will accompany the team. “The program for this team will provide an up-to-date, firsthand picture of U.S. durum wheat quality and boost their confidence in the reliability and value of the U.S. grain marketing system.” The European durum trade team is sponsored in part by the Montana Wheat & Barley Committee and the Arizona Grain Research & Promotion Council and funding from market development programs administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service. USW also collaborated with the North Dakota Wheat Commission and California Wheat Commission on this team.   USW is the industry’s market development organization working in more than 100 countries. Its mission is to “develop, maintain, and expand international markets to enhance the profitability of U.S. wheat producers and their customers.” USW activities are made possible through producer checkoff dollars managed by 19 state wheat commissions and cost-share funding provided by FAS. USW maintains 17 offices strategically located around the world to help wheat buyers, millers, bakers, wheat food processors and government officials understand the quality, value and reliability of all six classes of U.S. wheat.

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The 6th Protein Summit brings together the different industries using and producing proteins: from food, feed and aquaculture to pet food industries and food ingredient suppliers of animal and vegetable origin. The global need for protein is eminent. What kind of opportunities are available in short, mid and long term? How will markets and industries develop? What are the key drivers? Where can you co-operate and find new technology solutions for sustainability and health? Bridge2Food hopes to contribute to solving these issues with providing a protein platform with the right people and insights. The major players in the different food and other industries will be present 24 & 25 September in Rotterdam: well over 100 attendees and speakers. GFMT spoke to Gerard Klein Essink, CEO, Bridge2Food, the Netherlands, about what the Summit hopes to achieve. Why is sustainability so important in the food and feed industries? Sustainability is a key priority for the industry. With increasing demand for high quality protein the industry needs to ensure sustainability to meet the growing demand. All industries are fishing in the same pond. While the food industry has been making attempts at moving sustainability ahead, it should be recognised that much more needs to be done and can be done to secure future supply of raw materials. It is important to connect and close food chains as there will be a lot more pressure from consumers, retailers and governments on food waste, which will also affect the operating conditions in the food industry in a positive way.

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How relevant are cross industry networks? At Bridge2Food we work on different platforms, such as new trends, ingredients and technologies. We often see that those companies, who look at the broader picture and who have an overview of the developments in different sectors, can move faster and they are then ahead of the game. For instance, technology companies with a longstanding experience in the dairy industries with separation technologies, want to work with vegetable protein industries and their customers. They have the capabilities and the ideas, but what is lacking it the know-how of the applications and the industry needs. Grain, feed and food manufacturers, who acknowledge this situation, can turn their challenge into an opportunity and cooperation and connect the dots. Reducing food waste: what do you expect? Food waste reduction is the next big thing that is going to influence the food, feed and agricultural industries. The UN has recently announced that this is going to be a major theme for the world to solve in view of the growing imbalance between poor and rich nations. It will be more and more difficult for lesser developed countries to afford protein rich ingredients and protein foods as supply is getting shorter and more expensive. Western governments, retailers, manufacturers and researchers are working on a common agenda. It is not only about enabling technologies, but also about regulation and thinking outside the box. At the Protein Summit, Wageningen University will provide the industry an overview of the what´s happening in Europe and how and where companies can shape new co-operations. Improving healthy living with more nutritious and high protein foods: here to stay? Certainly, high protein foods is the thing in the USA at this moment. No industry can do without a high protein equivalent of their current product range. Consumers are being educated on what protein is and which benefits can be obtained. This awareness is key to sustainable growth. European markets will follow, yet it may take a little while before it will be as big as in the USA. Another good example of innovation opportunities in health with new technologies is germinating pulses. The Swiss based company Buhler has recently launched this technology. Pre-germinating makes pulses and pulse flours up to 6 times more healthy and cooking more convenient due to the shorter cooking times. How can the industry source sustainable feed materials? The key is to find other sources that do not put further stress on marine resources. A lot of work is already being done on developing new soybean traits without anti-nutritional factors. We are very pleased that soy expert John Baize, who has been monitoring global soy demand and supply, will share his forecasts and what will drive the soy industry. New opportunities will also come from other pulse sectors such as Canadian pea growing, research and processing. This industry needs direction and is looking for strategic partnerships. How fast new protein sources like insect proteins and Rubisco will contribute to the global agenda, will also depend on increasing efforts of industry demand and cooperation. How did you go about setting up the Summit? We always work closely together with industry experts to make a new challenging agenda with great content. This is the 6th time we are hosting a Protein Summit and each time we strive for a higher quality. Prof. Rob Hamer, Vice President of Unilever Research is the Summit Chair, seconded by 3 experts, who are leading a special track. The track chair on future supply and demand is Jeroen Leffelaar, Global head of Rabobank International, the health track is chaired by Ronald Visschers, Business Manager at research organization TNO and your editor and colleague Roger Gilbert of Perendale Publishing.

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I hope that through global collaboration and research, pooling of resources and sharing knowledge, the 6th Summit will contribute to make significant improvements across the industry in terms of sustainability, more food security and a better world. More information about the 6th Protein Summit here. 

New! GFMT article: FEED FOCUS: Pelleted feed technology for dairy cows

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In this article, Amanda Zhou of Allance Machinery, China discusses pellet feed production for dairy cows. Pellet feed production technology was first introduced in China in the 1930s. Since then, pelleting has become one of the most common techniques in animal feed processing. Pellets had lots of advantages over crumbles, such as less dust, no grading, balanced animal nutrition, enhanced feed intake and easy storage and transportation. Read the full article here. 

22/08/2013: Grain coalition; Vietnam to expand on maize and soybean; Carr's new low-moisture feed block business Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) has proposed a takeover of GrainCorp. 

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However, in the run up to the Australian federal election next month, Warren Truss, leader of the National Party of Australia, has voiced his opposition of the proposed $3-billion takeover.  Read more... The Vietnam Animal Feed Association recently stated that Vietnam is lacks sufficient materials for  animal feed production. Pham Duc Binh, deputy chairman stated that the lack of materials is down to unreasonable decisions about what plants to grow. According to Binh, if animal feed producers coul seek domestic material sources, they would not have to import materials any more, which would allow them to cut down expenses (VND1,000 per kilo for transportation cost).  Read more...

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Agriculture and engineering group, Carrs Milling Industries PLC, has announced that its wholly owned USA subsidiary, AFS Inc., is investing in a new joint venture aimed at producing its patented low-moisture feed block products. The new company will be called ACC Feed Supplement LLC. Read more... Wynveen International b.v.

Trimble introduces new agriculture app for fleet management

Navigation company Trimble, have announced the launch of its Connected Farm™ Fleet app, built to serve managers and technicians by enabling them to access their fleet information from any location. 

Using smartphones and tablets, the app enables the fleet management portion of Trimble's industry-leading Connected Farm Web solution to go mobile. With the app, managers can track the location of vehicles, receive geo-fence and curfew alerts, analyze vehicle status, and view historical positions. The app can also display current status information such as whether the vehicle is idling, moving, working or delayed. This information flows into the Connected Farm Web solution, which allows managers to analyze the efficiency and productivity of their fleet.  To download the free app, go to the Apple App Store or Google Play™ Store or click here. Features of the Connected Farm Fleet app enable users to: - View the position and status of each vehicle overlaid on background imagery or road maps 29

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- Map the locations of landmarks (such as structures, storage locations, irrigation/drainage, etc.) and   view them for reference when navigating in remote areas - Use turn-by-turn navigation to locate vehicles from your current position - Receive geo-fence and curfew alerts - View historical positions “The popularity of mobile apps continues to grow in agriculture,” said Joe Denniston, vice president for Trimble’s Agriculture Division. “Agribusiness managers are looking for ways to be more efficient and manage their fleets while on the go. By providing remote access to fleet information, the Connected Farm Fleet app can help increase efficiency and flexibility.” The free Connected Farm Fleet app is compatible with a variety of smartphones and tablets using an iOS or Android™ operating system. In order to view their fleet's information on the Connected Farm Fleet app, customers will need to purchase Trimble's vehicle management service as well as a DCM-300 modem with data cellular service for each vehicle that will be tracked. Customers can use a demo function to explore the features provided before subscribing to the service. The new app is part of Trimble's growing Connected Farm solution, an integrated operations management solution that provides information exchange across the entire farm. Connected Farm provides wireless data transfer between the office and field, vehicle-to-vehicle information sharing and vehicle tracking, productivity and delay reports, remote diagnostics via the Remote Assistant service, and a Connected Farm Scout app for scouting and mapping. More information.

23/08/2013: USW South Korea new director; IFIF's feed report; Evonik launches animal feed center

The U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) recently announced that Dr. Won Bang Koh, country director, South Korea, is to retire on September 30, 2013. Koh will be replaced by Chang-Yoon Kang. “In the wheat business, relationships matter and Dr. Koh has built an incredible link between U.S. wheat farmers with the Korean millers and bakers who buy and process their crops. We thank him for his commitment to this industry and for his dedicated service over the last 28 years; he will be missed,” said Alan Tracy, president of USW.  Read more... Back in July, IFIF launched its "Comparison of Regulatory Management of Authorized Ingredients, Approval Processes, and Risk-Assessment Procedures for Feed Ingredients" report. Drafted on expert input and support by government feed regulators and feed ingredients associations, the report covers Brazil, Canada, China, European Union, Japan, South Africa, and United States. The objective of the report is to address similarities and differences among the 7 regulatory jurisdictions on the management of existing feed ingredients, the approval process, and risk management assessment for feed ingredients. Read more... Evonik Industries has opened its first analytical center for animal feed in South Asia. Located in Singapore, the multimillion US dollar investment complements Evonik's other analytical centers in Hanau, Germany and Beijing, China.   Read more...

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New! GFMT article: FEED FOCUS: Health benefits of natural feed ingredients: oregano increases efficiency of cattle feeds Following on from pelleted feed technology for dairy cows, this article, written by Thomas Logemann, head of sales at Dostofarm GmbH, Germany, discusses the health benefits of natural feed ingredients, with a focus on how oregano can increase the efficiency of cattle feeds.

Since the 1950s, scientists have known about the medical efficacy of certain plants. Still, they only found their way into modern livestock farming about 10 years ago. Today, they are not only found in the organic sector. Read the full article here.

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New Molecular Advancement Center dedicated as Kemin expansion continues

The dedication of a new, state-of-the-art research and development facility at Kemin Industries’ corporate headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa, USA, has revealed an open-concept layout and 1,215 feet of linear research bench space as requested by the company’s scientists and researchers.

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The $16.7 million, 46,300 square foot Molecular Advancement Center (MAC), includes two general labs, six shared labs, three pilot labs, a sensory lab, a test kitchen and a personal care application research lab. In addition to providing ample bench space, the building includes a café serving Starbucks® coffee in an environment that encourages collaboration, creativity and innovation. The MAC is already occupied by approximately 60 scientists, researching and developing products for the feed and food industries as well as the health, nutrition and beauty markets. The company’s existing Innovation Center continues to operate at full capacity with scientists focused on discovery research and pet food. “This new facility is more than a building. It represents our confidence in employees, commitment to Des Moines, and vision to improve the quality of life of half the world’s population,” said Dr. Chris Nelson, Kemin president and CEO. “The world today provides an enormous challenge for where we, Kemin, need to go in the next few years. By 2050, an estimated 9 billion people will occupy the planet. They will require 70 percent more food than we have today. Kemin is dedicated to making food available for the 9 billion people that will inhabit the planet and it is our mission and passion to do that with safe, nutritious food on a worldwide basis.”

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Plans for the MAC were first announced when Kemin shared its worldwide expansion in October of 2010. At that time, the company committed to adding 98 new positions and has already exceeded that number, to date hiring 137 new, full-time jobs. When the expansion is complete, Kemin will have added six new manufacturing facilities, three new research facilities and a new corporate headquarters building – altogether a more than $40 million investment. Nearly 150 scientists from Des Moines and around the world participated in the dedication of the Molecular Advancement Center. With 26 open positions, Dr. Nelson discussed the importance of STEM education as it relates to the company’s ability to attract and retain a skilled workforce, “As we look around this morning, the key to this building is not the building but the people who work in the building. I can’t talk to you enough about the importance of STEM education in the next five to ten years. It builds the jobs in Iowa and the jobs in the world that bring us forward in so many technological areas and allow us to feed the enormous numbers of people on this planet.” 

27/08/2013: NAMA's new president; Avesthagen animal feed application; Cargill introduces horse feed The North American Millers’ Association (NAMA) has named Jim McCarthy as the organisation’s president.

“Jim’s leadership and association management skills will be a valuable asset to NAMA and the future of our association. He joins an experienced and dynamic staff that will make for a very strong team to address our issues today and for the future,” said Jim Meyer NAMA chairman. “He is bringing a new energy to the association.” Read more... Indian integrated systems biology platform company, Avesthagen, has entered into licensing agreements with specialty chemicals companies to produce its new animal feed application,  AvestaDHA. "This is one step towards our continuing commitment to discovery and commercialisation of science based products that promote health and well-being throughout life. AvestaDH will serve as an acceptable and safe source of DHA for the much neglected field of animal health," said Villoo Morawala Patell, chairperson of Avesthagen. Read more... Cargill has announced its new veterinarian-recommended Nutrena® SafeChoice® Senior horse feed, formulated to help improve senior horse nutrition. SafeChoice® Senior is an added-fat, controlled starch, complete feed formula, ideal for senior horses and their unique needs. It is designed for horses over 15, specifically those suffering from unexpected age-related weight loss, decline in energy, difficulty maintaining muscle mass, dull hair coat or having difficulty chewing hay. Read more... 

HGCA investment aims to help update nutrient management recommendations

HGCA is investing £700,000 in research to help update nutrient management recommendations. Commencing this autumn and focusing on nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) and sulphur (S), the four research projects are being conducted by ADAS in collaboration with 12 industry partners who will contribute a further £250,000 in funding.

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James Holmes, research manager for crop nutrition at HGCA, said, “The Fertiliser Manual (RB209) is a crucial source of information. But as farming practices move on, it is essential that nutrient management recommendations keep pace with change. This new work will play a valuable role in updating nutrient management information.” The first project extends current research to help growers maintain an appropriate level of P in the soil. Holmes said, “In the last 30 years, fewer fields have received P treatment as growers take ‘P holidays’. This, together with the increasing cost of P fertilisers and environmental pressures, has stimulated a lot of debate on the management of P. “Recent research has shown how P management may need to be adapted in certain soils and has confirmed that growers running down soil P to below Olsen P Index 2 could be approaching a ‘cliff edge’ of P deficiency and risk not achieving optimum yields, especially when conditions are less than ideal.” The new research will refine understanding of critical soil P levels and how to satisfy crop demand across a range of soil types, which could include applying ‘fresh P’ during the season. “The use of fresh P applications is particularly interesting and HGCA work has already demonstrated that fresh P fertiliser can be effective in raising winter wheat and oilseed rape yields in plots below Olsen P Index 2. Further P-response trials will be conducted on farms to calculate when fresh P applications could be beneficial,” commented Holmes.

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Two further projects will focus on the management of N. Holmes said, “Current recommendations for N management are based on averages which fail to adequately reflect the diversity in soil types and the large variations in actual field nutrient requirements. There is also increasing evidence that N is being under-applied on some farms.”

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In the first N project, a series of on-farm trials will be set up to test a novel ‘strip trial’ approach, where a standard N rate is applied along with 50kg/ ha more and 50kg/ha less applied N to alternate tramlines. “We are supporting this work with soil analysis and helping growers to set up strip trials. We will help develop a robust data set to produce a better picture of N variability and the proportion of fields that require more or less N fertiliser than predicted by RB209," said Allison Grundy, GrowHow, one of the project’s industry partners. The second N project will look at the N requirements for winter barley. Holmes added, “RB209 recommendations for winter barley have not been updated for around 30 years and varieties have changed significantly over that period.

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“This project will review N management data and conduct experiments on application rate and timing for two-row, six-row and hybrid winter barley varieties.” The final project takes a look at S management. “The recent HGCA ‘yield plateau’ work found that many winter wheat and oilseed rape crops may not be receiving enough S and this could be limiting yield," said Holmes. “This new research will extend S-response trials, as well as quantify the S supply from applications of manures and biosolids. Dr Pete Berry, principal research scientist at ADAS, concluded, “The nutrient research projects have been designed with RB209 in mind. The projects, which will deliver findings over the next five years, will be made available to Defra to assist with future revisions of RB209.” More information...

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Event: FIAAP & VICTAM Pavilion at Animal Farming Ukraine 2013

Victam has announced it will organise a FIAAP/VICTAM Pavilion within the Animal Farming Ukraine 2013 exhibition. Victam has chosen to support Animal Farming Ukraine again as the show presents the entire range of products in the field of animal farming and directly related businesses. The Ukrainian livestock market is rapidly developing, this therefore offers suppliers to the feed industries of the Ukraine great opportunities. The key product areas for the FIAAP & VICTAM Ukraine Pavilion are technology, equipment and ingredients & additives for animal feed production, grain & raw material processing, feed & grain storage. If your company wants to penetrate the expanding feed and biomass industries within the Ukraine then the International Exhibition Centre (IEC) in Kiev, Ukraine is the place to be. From October 29- 31, 2013, meet and discuss with plant managers, nutritionists, feed formulators, CEOs and Directors and expand your sales into this important market. More information...

28/08/2013: Soybean damage in Russian floods; Indian agriculture minister for GM crops; new grain website

Soybean harvests have been damaged as a result of severe flooding in the Amur region of Russia. Losses have hit at least 20 billion rubles, Anatoly Ustyuzhanin, president of the Russian Soy Union told Russian news agency Itar-Tass. The floods have damaged 45,000 hectares of seedlings out of a total 642,000 hectares. According to Union estimates, the minimum losses of farmers and farmsteads may exceed seven billion rubles.  Read more... Sharad Pawar, Indian agriculture minister has appealed to stakeholders, including activists and policy makers in light of the controversial issue of GM foods in India.  Speaking recently at the lower house of the parliament of India, Pawar stated that India needs to take a sensible approach in order to solve the problem of food security in the country. Read more... A new interactive website targeting consumers has been launched by The Grain Foods Foundation (GFF). With several nutrition and health related video clips, the new site aims to arm consumers with common sense strategies for living well, backed by nutrition experts and evidence. Visit website. 

Canadian Acquistion strenghtens Spiroflow's global position

Spiroflow Ltd, world-leading manufacturer of conveying and weighing systems, has strengthened its global offering with the acquisition of Canadian bulk materials handling specialist Control & Metering, based in Mississauga, Ontario. The assets of Control & Metering were acquired through Spiroflow Systems, Inc, a wholly owned subsidiary of UK-based Spiroflow Ltd. The deal has not only facilitated the retention of many highly-experienced personnel, but has also enhanced Spiroflow’s global position through ownership of Control & Metering’s patented Bulk Bag Filling and Discharging technology.

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Control & Metering was established in 1937, specialising in dry bulk solids handling equipment and systems. In the 1980s the company was one of the first in North America to manufacture bulk bag fillers and unloaders, pioneering technology taken for granted today. This acquisition will enable Spiroflow to consolidate its presence in Canada and North America, and offer enhanced technology and services to customers in North, South and Central America, Australia, New Zealand, Philippines and Japan, as well as Europe. Spiroflow Ltd is a manufacturer of Flexible Screw Conveyors, Aero Mechanical Conveyors, Tubular Cable and Chain Drag Conveyors, Vacuum Conveyors, Bulk Bag Dischargers, Bulk Bag Fillers, Ingredients Handling and Weighing Systems. The company’s technical and engineering expertise has led to it developing an international reputation for an unrivaled range of products with state-of-the-art control systems.

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“This latest acquisition brings significant benefits to Spiroflow and our customers. First of all we gained a full order book which we immediately began to fulfill so that customers experienced minimal disruption. We will also enjoy an expanded presence in Canada which will enable us to broaden our sales, engineering, manufacturing and services capabilities for our continually growing global customer base,” said Rob Hudson, managing director at Spiroflow. “The ethos of Control & Metering – innovation underpinned by outstanding customer service - was very much reflected in Spiroflow’s own vision. Our technical team is constantly innovating, developing new solutions and adaptations in our test centre to meet customer demand for the next improvement or upgrade. There’s no doubt that the expertise and technical excellence of Control & Metering will influence Spiroflow’s development and help us to maximise our future achievements, particularly in forthcoming new products and applications.”

New! GFMT article: Sweeping changes to OSHA’s sweep auger enforcement

In this article, Eric J Conn, head of the OSHA Practice Group, Epstein Becker & Green, P.C., USA, discusses OSHA's enforcement memorandum which provides guidance on safe sweep auger work practices.  After years of confusion and frustration in the grain industry regarding how to operate sweep augers without running afoul of Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) regulations, OSHA has finally issued an enforcement policy for the US employers that identifies the conditions that must be met to allow employees back inside grain bins with operating sweep augers. Read the full article here.  

29/08/2013: Olam expands food processing facilities; USGC Taiwan 40th anniversary; Asia feed manager at Wilbur Ellis Processor of agricultural products, Olam International and IFC have signed a five-year US$120 million loan agreement to finance upgrades and expansion of five food processing facilities in Nigeria and India. 

By generating employment in rural areas and creating new market opportunities, the facilities will be of great benefit to local communities. Read more... On July 1, 1973, the Council inaugurated a partnership with Taiwan through the establishment of an office in Taipei, Taiwan. Forty years later, Taiwan has grown into a consistent top five market for U.S. coarse grains, and the Council enjoys widespread support from our buyers and partners, and high respect throughout Taiwan. - See more at: http://www.grains. org/index.php/2012-04-30-15-22-26/4316-usgc-taiwan-celebrates-40thanniversary#sthash.4naep7jq.dpuf 

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 On July 1, 1973, the Council inaugurated a partnership with Taiwan through the establishment of an office in Taipei, Taiwan. Forty years later, Taiwan has grown into a consistent top five market for U.S. coarse grains, and the Council enjoys widespread support from U.S. grain industry buyers and partners, and high respect throughout Taiwan.  The Council has worked in Taiwan in virtually every area of demand, trade, policy and marketing of U.S. agricultural products. Taiwan has been receptive to Council initiatives in all areas of livestock industry development; value-added products such as distiller's dried grains with solubles (DDGS), heart-healthy barley, sorghum for beer production, and corn-based bioplastics; policy regarding biotechnology and food safety; and more. Read more... Wilbur-Ellis Company’s Feed Division, a marketer and distributor of value-added animal feed ingredients in North America and Asia-Pacific, announced today that it has hired Jonathan F. Wilson to serve as managing director of its Feed Asia business. Wilson has lived and worked in the region for over 20 years, most recently as chief operating officer of Gold Coin Group, a large Asia-based organization specializing in animal nutrition, genetic development, and commodity trading businesses. Forty years ago, the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) inaugurated a partnership with Taiwan by setting up an office in Taiwan. Since then, Taiwan has become a major player in the market for U.S. coarse grains.  The Council has worked with Taiwan in trade, policy and the marketing of U.S. agricultural products. Through their partnership, Taiwan and the U.S. have progressed in areas of livestock industry development; value-added products; biotechnology and food safety.   Read more Wilbur-Ellis has announced that it has hired Jonathan F. Wilson to serve as manging director of its Feed Asia business. For the past 20 years, Wilson has worked as chief operating officer of Gold Coin Group, a large Asia-based organisation specialising in animal nutrition, genetic development and commodity trading businesses. “One of our primary goals in Asia is to support our customers’ efforts to achieve greater efficiencies in feed production; it’s not just about the quality products we bring, but our service and technical expertise as well,” said Wilson.   Read more...

Adifo - BESTMIX® Formulation as a service

We live in a digital world. While laptops, tablets and smartphones have had some impact on feed production, there has been somewhat of a lag in producers' ability to react in a true real-time fashion in servicing their customers. In light of this, software supplier Adifo has launched a cloud based collaborative platform as an extension to BESTMIX ® , its profit driven feed formulation and recipe management system. The extension platform is bound to revolutionise the information interchange between nutrition experts and the outside world. It is hoped it will benefit all parties involved, including feed advisers, external partners and customers. The Formulation as a Service (FaaS) solution - securely implemented in the cloud - gives users online access to part of a nutrition company's BESTMIX ® database. Users can retrieve minute-precise market data, rely on up-to-date equations and use state-of-the-art formulation functionality at any time. They can also record project or customer-specific data such as purchase costs and specifications.

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How it works At a typical multi-site feed facility, nutritionists are constantly tweaking and updating feed formulas for maximum results. However, by using the cloud-based BESTMIX ® Formulation as a service platform, changes can be uploaded to the core system and immediately make them available to formulators and partners off-site. Perhaps the biggest impact of the real-time basis is for the feed adviser out in the field. Instead of relying on formulation data downloads to computers, BESTMIX ® Formulation updates information and the core data platform via the cloud or mobile apps. Using this information, nutritionists can then put information on the raw material available at a site and produce a more accurate formulation for the customer. More information.

New! GFMT article: Exploring the challenge of single versus multi-enzyme dosing comparisons

In this article, Dr Helen Masey O'Neil, research manager and Tiago dos Santos, global technical manager, AB Vista, United Kingdom discuss the use of single versus multi-enzyme dosing. While the inclusion of phytases has become almost ubiquitous in monogastric feeding, both to release phosphorus and to reduce the antinutritive effect of phytate itself (superdosing), the use of enzymes to tackle issues associated with non-starch polysaccharides (NSP, i.e. fibre) remains the subject of much discussion.  Read the full article here.  

30/08/2013: Brazil and US wheat market; Emerald Grain exports; first crop research centre established

Since the 2013-14 marketing year, that began back in June, Brazil has emerged as the second-largest market - beaten only by China - for US wheat. According to figures from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, exports and undelivered sales of US wheat to Brazil totaled 1,782,500 tonnes, compared with 50,000 tonnes the previous year. Brazil has always been a prominent importer of wheat but up to now, has been purchasing the majority of imports from neighboring Argentina. Read more... Australian grain marketer and handler, Emerald Grain has announced plans to  double its exports at its terminal in the Port of Melbourne.

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Murray Wilkinson, Emerald terminal manager told ABC that the company hopes to export more barley and canola through the Melbourne site.   Read more...

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The center, which will be known as the NSF I/UCRC Wheat Genetics Resource Center is the first  established research centre for crop plants. The main focus of the centre will involve improving the food production and disease resistance of wheat and other crop plants, as well as serving as a training hub for graduate students and young researchers. Read more...

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The National Science Foundation recently named Kansas State University its the lead institution for the world's first industry/university cooperative research centre on wheat.

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