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THE GLOBAL MILLER A monthly review

December 2011

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Analysis & Control Intake and Inline measurement of moisture, protein, temperature, structure, ash, fat, fibre, starch and colour. Recipe management and traceability records.


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December 01, 2011

GMO ban by France was illegal

The ban of 2008 by France on the cultivation of genetically modified crops (GM) was illegal. Frances highest court has confirmed that the ruling by the European Court of Justice’s judgment that the French GMO ban was illegal. “As both judgments state, no ban on planting GM crops can be declared without valid scientific evidence, something that France and other European countries have not produced.” Read more ...

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The company, founded by Claas Döscher and Jörn Döscher in Hamburg, has been working in the field of industrial measurement systems since 1994. In the first 7 years of consulting and engineering, the company acted as agents for other manufacturers and integrated their measurement systems into the production plants of our customers. In 2001, due to the experience gained by Döscher & Döscher by this time, and in co-operation with the chair of high-frequency engineering of the CAU/Kiel (another measuring system laboratory), they were able to develop technology for devices apart from moisture testing & density measurement. This new technology represents the current state of the art.

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

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ROFF Maize Milling Plants Stockfeed, Cleaning and Conveying Products

We are located in the town of Kroonstad, two hours south west of Johannesburg, our expertise of more than 20 years in the African Market combined with our design and manufacturing capabilities make us the number one choice for medium size maize milling projects in Africa. We have plants operational in South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia, Angola, Tanzania, Kenya, DRC and as far as Eastern Europe, Syria and Belgium.

Food production needs to increase by 70 percent

The UN Food and Agricultural Organisation indicates that food production will need to rise by 70 percent relative to 2009 levels by 2050 as its predicted the global population will reach nine billion people, FAO, the United Nations food body, in Rome said, in its new report on land and water challenges. However, the State of the World's Land and Water Resources for Food and Agriculture - the new report by the FAO - highlights the distribution of land and water resources do not favour those countries that will need to produce more food. Read more ...

December 02, 2011

DuPont and Evogene form research partnership

Seed developers DuPont and Evogene have formed a research partnership to develop a strain of soybeans that are resistant to soybean rust. Evogene is based in Rehovot, Israel, and focuses on developing new traits to insert into commercial crops such as corn and soybeans. DuPont said "the research with Evogene will focus on soybean rust, a fungal pest that can wipe out 80 percent of affected soybean fields. Soybean rust is estimated to cost farmers US$1.5 billion (€1.112 billion) annually in lost soybeans. Read more ...

Demand for canola to grow by 50 percent by 2020

Pioneer Hi-Bred global canola research director David Charne said "demand for canola oil is expected to grow by 50 percent by 2020". The demand would also mean an increase in co products such as canola meal that can be used in animal nutrition. Dr Charne went on to say "about 20 percent of the growth required to meet the demand would come from an increased sowing area but the rest had to come from better productivity, which implies a yield improvement of three percent per year. Read more

NGFA urges Congress stop rail strike

The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) in the US is urging Congress to prevent the national freight rail strike that could be potentially 'calamitous' if it occur at the start of December 6. President Obama on October 6, established a Presidential Emergency Board and an additional cooling-off period to provide time for the nation’s Class I railroads and unions to reach agreement. Read more ...

With over 50 years experience in grain handling systems

Chief Industries UK Ltd, and Phénix Rousies Industries in France, are part of the Chief Industries Inc. Group based in Nebraska, USA. Together, the Chief companies manufacture and supply a comprehensive range of top quality grain storage silos, grain dryers, grain cleaners, conveyors and ventilation systems for worldwide distribution.


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Chief Industries has over 50 years experience in grain handling systems, incorporating state-of-the-art design and manufacturing, supplying flat floor silos with capacities ranging from 30 to 30,000 tons, hopper bins with capacities ranging from 2.5 to 1,400 tons, and grain dryers capable of drying up to 300 tons per hour. By designing complexes of a number of silos, the grain storage and drying possibilities are infinite. Manufactured from high quality galvanised steel, Chief’s storage installations last for many years. Chief UK has seen significant growth in 2011, particularly in sales of grain dryers, which are manufactured at its own factory in the UK for worldwide supply. The home market has also shown greater activity, which has been helped by taking over the representation of Marot cleaners in the UK, which are also represented by Chief in Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. With a good team of experienced personnel Chief UK can provide top quality solutions, whatever your requirements in grain storage and quality.

December 05, 2011

Poultry farmer adds new feed mill

Herbruck's poultry ranch's Henry facility in Michigan USA is to add a new feed mill which will make it more convenient to feed the 2.5 million chickens. Herb Herbruck explained that the new feed mill once completed will make conventional and organic feeds for the hens at the Henry facility and the Green Meadow Organic facility. “The Henry (facility feed) currently is being made at the Main Farm on Grand River (Avenue),” said Herbruck. “This will divert that feed from being made on Grand River, and being trucked from the Main Farm to what we call the Henry.” Read more ...

EFSA stalls on opinion of two additives

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), has been unable to establish a safety opinion on a silage additive and an efficacy on a probiotoc for re-evaluation. A request from the European Commission, the Panel on Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed (FEEDAP) to deliver scientific opinion on the safety for target animals, consumers , users and for the environment. “In the absence of information on the genetic basis of these resistance's, the extent of the risk of horizontal gene transfer to other bacteria in the food chain and in the environment cannot be established,” FEEDAP concluded. Read more ...

Bringing Agri-Food Solutions to Life

Cultura Technologies provide specialist agri-food software solutions to some of the world’s leading agri-businesses. Utilising the latest technology, Cultura offer bespoke, scalable and flexible software solutions written in collaboration with leading agri-business experts from the industry for the industry. We offer a wide-ranging level of pre and post sales consultancy, project management, training and customer support in the following market verticals: Feed Manufacturing / Grains & Oilseeds / Commodity Trading / Seed Processors / Maltsters / Merchants / Speciality Crops – Fruits and Vegetables / Bio-fuels Cultura's name has its roots in the Latin word "agricultura" which is Latin for agriculture and "cultivate" which is to foster growth or development. Our company culture is people-focused. We believe in strong customer relationships and that the strength of our people and their expertise can make the difference in delivering customer-centric solutions that enable Agri-Food businesses to efficiently produce, process, and deliver quality food and bio-products. 5

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Cultura is all about connecting people and processes across the broader Agri-Food supply chain, helping to nurture Agri-Food advancement through technology. With offices in the UK, USA and Corporate Headquarters in Canada, we welcome enquiries from Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and The Americas. For further information, please contact the UK sales and marketing department on +44 (0) 1257 231011, alternatively you can email us at info@

December 06, 2011

Cargill – Wooster, Ohio Named 2011 Feed Mill of the Year

Cargill Animal Nutrition of Wooster, Ohio, is the 2011 Feed Mill of the Year, as named by the American Feed Industry Association and Feedstuffs, the sponsors of the annual program. Southern States Cooperative’s Winchester Mill in Winchester, Kentucky, is the runner-up. “Wooster,” as the winning plant is known, is managed by Susanna Wright, only the second female plant manager to win Feed Mill of the Year. She described of the honour, “To be recognised externally by winning AFIA’s Feed Mill of the Year is a huge accomplishment, and reflects strongly on the entire team we have in place, from production stakeholders, to sales, to administrative support Constructed in 1993, the plant was built to cater to the dairy market in Northeastern Ohio. The mill manufactures 42,000 tons of feed, split between bagged and bulk, including meals, pellets and textured feeds. Both inbound ingredients and finished feeds are tested for various quality specifications monthly, at a minimum, and all plant scales are certified externally twice a year. Once Wooster expanded to carry Nutrena bagged farmstore feeds, the plant’s territory grew to include distribution in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Kentucky. In the late 1990s, a 10,000 square foot addition to the warehouse was built to accommodate the Cargill Animal Nutrition brand family which includes Showmaster brand show feeds, Record Rack wildlife feeds and Right Now Mineral. Over the last three years, the facility has installed over US$1 million (€748,000) in new equipment to accommodate sustained growth. Read more ...

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Controlling moisture at the correct level

Increase profitability with Hydronix Moisture Measurement Controlling moisture at the correct level throughout all stages of processing can be one of the biggest problems for feed and grain manufacturers. Too wet, and the raw material can become mouldy during storage or sticky during processing. Too dry and it will become brittle and turn to ‘flour’ or dust. Either circumstance leads to waste and therefore directly impacts on profit. Microwave moisture sensors are not affected by dust, colour or vapour arising from processing and have proved to be the most cost effective, reliable and easy to use method of controlling moisture in grain and feed manufacturing. Raw materials are passed across the ceramic faceplate of the sensor which radiates an extremely low powered electromagnetic microwave field. The resonant frequency of the material changes with variations in moisture content, and with 25 readings taken per second, the sensor detects changes in moisture levels almost instantaneously. This allows adjustments to the water addition process to be automatic and in real time.

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A perfect system would have sensors positioned throughout all of the various elements of the processing plant. Hydronix have a range of sensors that can be positioned in a variety of different locations depending upon specific requirements. The Hydro-Probe is designed to be located in the neck of a bin, underneath the gate, or in the material on a conveyor, and takes readings as the material flows around the sensor. For applications with a high ambient temperature, the Hydro-Probe Orbiter can be mounted above belt conveyors. Finally for applications that use a screw conveyor, chute or mixer, the Hydro-Mix is a flush mounted sensor that enables the material to pass across the faceplate. Hydronix has 30 years experience in moisture measurement, and is the original developer of the digital microwave moisture measurement method. Tel: +44 1483 468900

"Feeding the nation" Australasian Milling Conference May 20-22 2012

At the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre the Australasian Milling Conference (AMC) is the leading conference for feed and flour millers held biannually in Australia. On May 2012, the 12th conference will be held, with this drawing delegates from Australia, New Zealand and countries in the South Pacific and South East Asia. The feed industry keynote speaker is Don Orr, President of JBS United feeds and the flour keynote speaker is Tim Hall operations director at Hutchinson's Flour Mill Scotland. The 2012 Australasian Milling Conference is being combined with PIX (Poultry Information Exchange) conference. PIX is the premier Australasian poultry industry conference. For more information about PIX go to

December 07, 2011

Worker dies in poultry feed mash

One worker died and three other had a narrow escape, after they fell into slush at a poultry feed manufacturing unit at Shamirpet, near Hyderabad in India. The accident occurred at Vimala Feeds, which manufactures poultry feed from maize and other ingredients. “There are three large above-ground silos, each 10 meters high, which can store nearly 350 tonnes of feed," fire brigade spokesman said. When maize is ground and mixed with other ingredients, the mixture turns into a mash. Read more ...

FDA approves Pulmotil a treatment for Bovine Respiratory Disease

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have approved a new and innovative Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD) treatment. This new treatment is designed for the treatment of groups of cattle in the early stages of Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD) outbreak that provides 14 days of sustained in-feed therapy. Pulmotil is approved for the control of BRD associated with Mannheimia haemolytica, Pasteurella multocida and Histophilus somni in groups of beef and non-lactating dairy cattle, where active BRD has been diagnosed in at least 10 percent of the animals in the group. “This approval brings cattle veterinarians and producers a truly new management tool for controlling BRD,” says Jeff Simmons, president, Elanco. Read more ...


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A leading global integrated solution provider

Muyang is a leading global integrated solution provider in machine building and engineering service for feed and grain industries. The group delivers competent one-source solutions for feed mills, rice mills, grain storing silos and handling facilities with advanced technology, efficient equipment, professional installation. Complete support and service including steel structure buildings and civil engineering. Innovation is the key term in keeping technology-leading. Committing to the sustainable development of customers and environment, Muyang keeps focus on developing cost and energy-efficient solutions to create customers a leading ship operation with higher product quality and output. “Go to market and create value for customers”. Taking this as a guide, Muyang has set up a strong international sale & service network with 30 overseas offices, eight liaisons, eleven service centers and a presence over 80 countries in 2011. And over 200 professional salesmen and service personal are fostered and sent out with qualification, professional skills as well as social and linguistical knowledge to come closer to customers and offer them better and faster service. It is believed that through a solid international sales & service network and plus about 40 overseas agencies, the customers can find Muyang wherever they are and be served whenever they need. Keeping technology-leading, getting nearer to customers, and a history of over 3,000 feed mill projects and about 2000 grain storage facilities implementation all over the world, will further enable Muyang to define the specific requirements and demands of each operation and to develop the value-created customised solutions.

December 08, 2011

Sea lettuce to be used in animal feeds

Olmix feed ingredient specialist, based in Brehan in France is launching a program in conjunction with supporting organisation Oseo to utilise fresh Ulva (sea lettuce) for use in animal feeds and plant nutrition. The company established in 1995 manufactures additives for animal feeds, but they now want to create a new product line from the green algae "fresh, not fermented," said Hervé Balusson, founding president of the company. Read more …

Antibiotic use in food animals covered in white paper

A white paper released recently by the National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA). The paper a summary based on 13 speakers who participated on human and animal health at a symposium "Antibiotic Use in Food Animals: A Dialogue for Common Purpose," which was held Oct. 26-27 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. The white paper provides science based information on the use of antibiotics in food animal production. Read more ...

An extensive range of enzyme solutions

Nutrex is a leading supplier of innovative, top quality additives for the flour milling & animal feed industries, with headquarters in Belgium and an expansive global distribution network. In it’s dedicated facility in Belgium, Nutrex produces an extensive range of enzyme solutions (Nutrase) and flour improvers (Nutrimco) for the flour milling industry. At its production sites in Belgium and the Netherlands, Nutrex manufactures a full range of feed additives including NSP enzymes, mycotoxin binders, immunonutrition products, water-soluble supplements and yeast derivates.


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Nutrase Xyla is a unique bacterial endo-xylanase with special properties that considerably improve digestibility of corn and wheat diets for poultry and swine.


Free-Tox is a range of selected indigestible adsorbents that bind mycotoxins in the gastro-intestinal tract and prevent their uptake into the blood. Y-Mune and Nutracid Intestim are new, innovative products for poultry and pigs that support growth and improve feed conversion by modulating the immune system, stimulating villi growth and increasing absorption capacity. Nuvisol products are range of water-soluble vitamin supplements, specifically formulated for administration through the drinking water. Y-MOS & Y-Boost are derived from high quality bakery yeast used in feed to support the development of young animals. Our food and feed products are developed in close cooperation with leading research institutes around the world and supported by solid independent research and top performance. Nutrex prides itself in providing the finishing touch for nutrition by consistently adding high value to its customers’ and users’ products, allowing them to save more costs and improve performance.

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December 09, 2011

Nuscience group present at IPE Atlanta

For the first time the Nuscience group will be presenting its key products for poultry nutrition at IPE Atlanta in January 2012 Nuscience is the new global corporate brand for the specialties division of Agrifirm Group, one of the largest animal nutrition companies in Europe. The key innovative products Aromabiotic Poultry and Shellbiotic will be introduced at the International Poultry Expo Atlanta at booth 967 in hall A1. Read more ...

Focus on solutions means to center all efforts on our customers

From the local iron foundry founded in 1860 to the global corporation. Bühler delivers leading technology and solutions for processing grain into safe and healthy finished products. Bühler stands for straight forward and cutting-edge solutions. State-of-the-art process technology, innovative plant engineering and a deep knowledge of the related processes maximise both quality and product yields. But there is even more to it, Bühler know-how also enables customers to create the most cost and energyefficient process solutions from stand-alone machines to complete plants. Innovation. One of the key terms in this connection is innovation based on the art of engineering. Without an additional healthy dose of enthusiasm and persistence, the spirit of discovery so typical of Bühler would never have thrived. Time and again, this spirit has enabled the organisation to roll out firsts in the global marketplace, for example in the field of roller mill development. Quality leadership. This attribute is manifested in quantifiable and transparent quality targets which are defined in an open dialog with our customers so that promised performance is achieved and the edge in confidence can be further increased. Focus on solutions. Focus on solutions means to center all efforts on our customers’ profitability. This requires an understanding of and a capability to improve their complete value chains and thus to offer our customers an edge in performance over pure equipment manufacturers.


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Global reach. Bühler has been a global player for many decades, with a multicultural team and a local presence extending across all the major markets of the world. This edge in availability, whose significance will further increase in the future, pays off in the results it allows to be achieved.

December 12, 2011

China feed industry auditing ensured by Fami-QS

China welcomes Fami-QS codes specific requirements for auditors, as special emphasis was given to the auditing process like “assured sources, purchase of raw material, auditing techniques for HACCP, crosscontamination and response to a crisis”. In the last few years, the interest about Fami-QS certification has considerably increased in non-EU countries. The feed additives and premix industry in China has especially welcomed the Fami-QS system. Read more ...

Feed stuffs may still contain ergot

Researchers from Ghent University Belgium, carried out a study on ergot alkaloids in cereals intended for human consumption and animal feeding. Ergot alkaloids are mycotoxins produced by fungi of the Claviceps Genus, mainly by Claviceps purpurea. Infections are mostly prevalent in cereals and wild grasses. Although nowadays effective cleaning procedures at mills allow removing up to 82 percent of ergots from grain, ergot alkaloids can still be found in feed and food commodities, sometimes at relatively high levels. Read more ...

We provide solutions and quality

Project Organisation Alexander Torlach GmbH is based in Freilassing, Germany. We have a well-established reputation for providing professional, high quality solutions to our clients on an international level, serving the flour and bulk solids industry. Our company exports new and used machines, equipment and parts for flour and feed mills and bulk handling industry. We are experienced in plant erection and maintenance services since more than 20 years in many countries all over the world. Our services are also covering the sales of complete and used milling plants, including disassembling, relocation and start up. We are acting as an EPC contractor, and in addition, we provide our clients with single services, which include engineering, handling and shipment as field installations. We also provide project logistics such as export and shipment. Our core business is high-grade equipment, especially from German and Swiss manufacturers. New, rebuilt or second hand, in our warehouse in Bavaria, Southern Germany. Our equipment ready for shipping covers more than 1.200 square meters. In the unlikely event that we do not have what you are looking for in stock, we will deliver this to you as quickly as possible and for the best price available. Your provider for the bulk solids and milling industry – True German quality!


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December 14, 2011

Revised conservation standards on nutrients by the USDA

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has revised its national conservation practice standards for nutrient management. The revision is designed to help producers better manage the application of nutrients on agriculture land "Protecting America's supply of clean and abundant water is an important objective for USDA," Vilsack said. "This precious resource is the foundation for healthy ecosystems and sustainable agricultural production. USDA provides voluntary technical and financial assistance to help producers manage their nutrients to ensure a clean and abundant water supply while maintaining viable farm and ranch operations." Read more

Feed producers in Oman await decision on subsidy

Animal feed producers in Oman are eagerly waiting on the decision of their government about subsidies due to the high pricing. Many of the animal feed producers, including major companies like Oman Flour Mills have presented their case to the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, seeking financial assistance, similar to those available for cement and wheat flour makers. “The feed mill is incurring losses and this in turn has reduced the overall profitability of the company and the group,” said Manal Mohammad Al Abdwani, chairperson of the majority-state owned Oman Flour Mills. Read more ...

Solutions in Milling & Sieving

RETSCH is a global company dedicated to providing novel technologies and high quality tools for the sample preparation and characterisation of solids used in R&D and QA applications. Many decades of experience have made RETSCH the world’s leading supplier of crushers, grinders, sieve shakers and test sieves. The product range includes laboratory mills for coarse, fine and ultrafine size reduction as well as homogenisation. They produce a perfectly homogeneous, unaltered and uncontaminated sample so that the subsequent analysis is always trustworthy and meaningful. The sieve shakers and test sieves are used for optimum quality control of solid materials. RETSCH is the only company to produce test sieves fully automatically; the manufacturing process, which is unique in the world, ensures highest product quality. Product Range Milling Jaw Crushers / Rotor Mills / Cyclone Mills / Cutting Mills / Knife Mills / Mortar Grinders / Disc Mills / Mixer Mills / Planetary Ball Mills / Sieving / Vibratory Sieve Shakers / Horizontal Sieve Shakers / Tap Sieve Shakers / Air Jet Sieving Machines / Evaluation Software / Test Sieves / Assisting / Sample Dividers / Feeders / Dryers / Cleaners / Pellet Presses If you require professional solutions that combine high performance, ease of use, a maximum of operational safety and a long lifetime, then RETSCH’s equipment is your only choice!


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December 15, 2011

Environmentalists in Bulgaria object to unlabelled GM feed

Animal feed that contains genetically modified contents is being sold from Bulgarian market, according to reports from the Public Environmental Centre for Sustainable Development/PECSD/ in Varna and environmental NGO 'Za Zemiata' (For the Earth). A series of test were carried out in November by a team of experts and a Varna based laboratory has concluded that five types of feed containing soybean meal produced in Bulgaria contains over five percent of GMO. Read more .... Japanese company enters compound feed market in Cambodia Sojitz a Japanese based corporation has entered the feed business in Cambodia by acquiring 10 percent interest in Sichuan New Hope Agribusiness (Cambodia) a feed manufacturer in Cambodia owned by New Hope Group, China’s largest livestock and feed company.

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Our pelleting knowledge and technical engineering expertise

2011 has been a great year for Sizer and we are hoping that 2012 will be even better! Despite a difficult start to the year with the worldwide economic downturn, we had an excellent response when exhibiting at Victam International, Cologne in May. Contacts made during the show have led to us securing agents/customers in new European markets, which have made a very welcome addition to our existing worldwide network. In view of this success, we are excited to be exhibiting at Victam Asia 2012 in Bangkok. The last time we exhibited at Victam Asia was in 1991, so our long awaited return is drawing close and preparations are well underway. Our aim for Victam Asia 2012 is to secure new agents/distributors for our comprehensive range of pellet press spare parts in the Asian market areas not already covered. As well as spares for our own Orbit Pellet Press range, we also offer parts to suit many other manufacturers such as CPM, Buhler & Simon Barron. We even supply parts discontinued by other manufacturers, giving you peace of mind that you’ll have continuity of availability. Our pelleting knowledge and technical engineering expertise combine together allowing us to offer solutions that not only suit our customers’ needs but help them deal with their challenges and remain at the forefront of their industry. Our Commercial Manager, Suzanne Birley is leading the team for the Victam Asia 2012 exhibition. Suzanne has been with the Sizer Ltd for eight years and manages the International Development of the company. She will be available on our stand for the full duration of the show. We look forward to a successful show and to seeing you there! Please come and visit us on stand no. D045-Victam Asia, BITEC Bangkok | 15-17 February 2012.


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December 16, 2011

Meriden appoints new regional technical sales manager

Meriden Animal Health Limited has appointed Dr Wael H A Abdelrahman as a regional technical sales manager. Dr Wael, has just completed a PhD program from the Royal Veterinary College, University of London. “During my PhD studies at the Royal Veterinary College I have started to realise how diseases can decrease animals’ welfare, performance and return on investment” says Wael. Read more ...

The ESFA failed to follow procedural rules

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), failed to follow procedural rules, due to the fact that they allowed senior members of staff to move to Syngenta, a company that produces genetically modified crops, according to a report by the European ombudsman. The report was in response to a complaint filed by German research group Testbiotech. EFSA and the European Commission have not admitted any wrongdoing. “We are very concerned that both EFSA and the Commission have tried to deny their responsibilities in this case by rejecting our original complaints,” said Christoph then of Testbiotech. Read more ...

Viterra has positive outlook for 2012

With positive harvest conditions in both South Australia and Western Canada this should bode well for Viterra grain handling and marketing operations in 2012. "Viterra performed impressively in 2011 in the face of global economic uncertainty and we expect our solid business fundamentals to continue," said Mayo Schmidt, Viterra's president and chief executive officer. "In Western Canada, favourable weather led to impressive yields and good crop quality this fall, while in South Australia, harvest is progressing well and we have already received 5.2 million tons into our storage and handling network. Read more ...

December 19, 2011

Vi-COR achieves GMP+B2 certification

Vi-COR a specialised yeast culture manufacturer has recently received GMP+B2 certification for their new manufacturing plant and warehouse that is dedicated to producing Celmanax SCP (Soluble Concentrated Powder). Celmanax is a combination of yeast culture, mannanoligosaccharide (MOS) and betaglucans. This three-way product can be used in place of multiple ingredients in dairy feed as well as beef, poultry and swine rations. Read more ... Balancing amino acids to improve milk protein content Balancing amino acids levels in the herd's rations, has become best practice among nutritionists and producers especially when using updated ration formulation software which simplifies the process. The most common result is an increase in milk protein, the best known benefit of amino acid balancing, according to Dan Luchini, manager ruminant products technical services at Adisseo. Read more ... French based feed additive company has new office in Jakarta Olmix a French based feed additive company has established a new representatives office in Jakarta, Indonesia. Guy Jaeckel their new representative officer said that "he and his fast growing team had started a promising business in Indonesia where the potential to expand is tremendous". “Also, in 2012 we will put our efforts to establishing Mistral as a 'farm sanitiser', consolidate MTX+ sales and, last but not least, introduce our natural growth promoter MFeed,” Jaeckel adds. Read more ...


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December 20, 2011 Hormones in feed production banned in Armenia The Minister of Agriculture Sergo Karapetyan, has revealed that Armenia is planning to ban the use of hormonal additives in feed and foods, in a new draft being presented to the Armenian Parliament. In a statement, representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture said: “Our poultry farmers now have the opportunity to use various additives and premixes for animal feed production.” “There are also available a variety of hormones, which in our country were in fact unknown to the feed production industry until a few years ago. As a result, many farmers began to use them vigorously.” Read more ... This blog is written by Martin Little, The Global Miller, published and supported by the GFMT Magazine and the International Milling Directory from Perendale Publishers. To get your copy of 'PPLAPP' click here.

Cargill conducts regional recall of selected feed products

Animal nutrition company Cargill has announced today a voluntary recall of selected regional poultry, calf and whole and cracked corn products due to aflatoxin levels that were detected above the acceptable limit. The affected animal feed products were manufactured at Cargill’s Lecompte, Louisiana, facility between September 6 and December 1, 2011. The Dumor and Producer’s Pride brands were manufactured by Cargill and distributed at Tractor Supply Company in 43 stores in southern Arkansas, Louisiana, southern Mississippi and eastern Texas. It has been removed from the shelves and replaced with a new product. Read more ...

Trail run of China's largest capacity pellet mi

A new pellet mill developed and manufactured by Zhengchang, has been successfully tested the SZLH1068 pellet mill has a capacity of 35-40 ton per hour, the highest capacity attained domestically. It will be put in use in a 160t/h feed plant run by the Hewei company. The adoption of SZLH1068 pellet mill will greatly save the investment, production and management costs for the feed factory and create more value for Hewei. Read more ...

December 21, 2011

AFMVP awards first prize to Dr Yannig le Treut

Dr Yannig le Treut, DVM has been awarded the Patrick Pommier Short Communication First Prize on December 2, 2011 at the Annual Congress of the French Swine Veterinarians Association (AFMVP). This is the second year running that Dr le Treut of Lallemand Animal Nutrition, has won this award, the winning study, entitled “Biogenic Amines: myth or reality?”, scrutinised the presence of biogenic amines in pig liquid feed in 33 commercial pig farms. Read more ...

EFSA works to prevent 'Revolving Door' cases

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), have strengthened its procedures after the European Ombudsman’s draft report and recommendations relating to a specific potential “Revolving Door” case dating back to 2008/2009. The EFSA has thoroughly revised and improved its internal rules building on the experiences gained from the past and recognising the need to address aspects relating to the public perception of potential conflicts of interest regarding staff appointments. Read more ...


THE GLOBAL MILLER | December 2011

100 percent sustainable soy in four years in Holland

In the soy industry in Holland, companies are pooling their resources and are aiming to become 100 percent sustainable within the next four years. A total of €7 million (US$9.182 million) has been allocated for the transfer to 100 percent sustainable soy. The companies involved announced the initiative at the IDH International Supply Management Congress at the RAI in Amsterdam. “A watershed moment in sustainable trade,” according to Joost Oorthuizen, executive director of IDH, the Sustainable Trade Initiative. Read more ...

December 22, 2011

Fefana launches electronic classification tool

Fefana Europe's organisation for specialty feed ingredients launched its electronic Classification Tool aiming at differentiating feed additives from feed materials. The distinction between feed additives and feed materials has critical implications for the placing of these products in the European market. Making the wrong choice can have severe legal and practical consequences both for the company placing a product on the market or for those using it. The legal status of any type of feed in the EU is mainly determined by the definitions contained in Regulations (EC) No. 1831/2003 on feed additives and (EC) No. 767/2009 on the marketing of feed. Read more ...

European legislation threatens agriculture exports from US

To maintain country-to-country relationships, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is working to meet requests from the European Union (EU) to confirm the safety of US products. A current testing initiative conducted by FDA began with an audit conducted by the EU's Food and Veterinary Office last October. The results of the EU testing showed that the United States was not in compliance with several of the group's antibiotic regulations. "Unfortunately, when the EU came over and audited our drug residue program in the United States, we didn't do as well as we had hoped on it," she remembers. Read more ...

NIR used to detect oil fraud

Researchers from Queens University Belfast and from UFR Sciences et Techniques in France are investigating the possibilities of using NearInfrared (NIR) and Raman Spectroscopy detecting adulteration of oil used in animal feed production. Basic vegetable blends (BVB’s) and soya oils, used in the animal feed industry, are sometimes adulterated with transformer and mineral oil as a means of illegally increasing profit. Read more

December 23, 2011

Evonik's strengthening its core business

Evonik has invested €500,000 in Singapore to construct a methionine complex with an annual capacity of 150,000 metric tons. The new plant is scheduled to begin operations in the second half of 2014 and will employ several hundred persons. The main engineering and raw material contracts have already been awarded and preliminary work has already commenced.


THE GLOBAL MILLER | December 2011

"Methionine is one of our core businesses, which we're now strengthening considerably in the Asian growth market by making this major investment. This also should bring us closer to our customers in Asia and makes us a solid, reliable, long-term partner," explained Klaus Engel, CEO of Evonik Industries. Evonik is already the market leader for methionine. Read more ...

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December 2011 - The Global Miller  

A round-up of news from the global feed and flour milling industry for December 2001