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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.

R-Biopharm Rhône ventures into new international markets to find record sales and profits

R-Biopharm Rhône, one of Scotland’s most successful scientific exporters, has posted record sales and profits in a year of extraordinary growth fueled by a strong drive into new international markets. The company, which makes diagnostic test kits for use in the agri-food industry, saw turnover increase to £6.4 million in the year to December 2012, up by 21.5 percent on the same period in 2011. It is projecting sales of £7 million by the end of 2013, with an increase in profits of 28 percent . Growth in 2013 has already been boosted as a result of a significant increase in lab testing following the horse meat contamination scare, but most of the sales in 2012 and the first quarter of this year have been generated from organic growth and new export opportunities.  “We have been very encouraged by continuing successes in markets abroad. Sales in Asia are up by 50-60 percent, in Latin America we have seen a 50 percent increase and we have significant growth in Eastern Europe too,” said Simon Bevis, managing director. The company, which is based in the West of Scotland Science Park in Glasgow, now has a headcount of more than 50, the highest in its 25-year history. It is now the biggest and most profitable subsidiary of its parent company, German diagnostics company R-Biopharm AG. The company makes diagnostic test kits and sells more than 75 percent of its output outside the UK to global food manufacturing businesses. The remaining sales are mainly in England. R-Biopharm Rhône is also planning to take on extra capability to generate new business from a unique new patented system, IMMUNOPREP® for on line analysis. This automated process will supersede existing methods which involve large amounts of manual work for lab staff, saving labs 25-30 percent of their costs. The system has already been launched at a series of high profile international events. 3

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The company which achieved Investors In People status at bronze level last year is now going directly to IIP gold level, which it expects to achieve later this year. It is also, unusually for scientific enterprises, a major employer of female scientific and ancillary staff, who comprise 80 percent of the workforce. “The whole team at R-Biopharm Rhône has contributed to these excellent results and to our ongoing healthy and sustainable growth patterns. We are continually seeking new opportunities and can look forward confidently to a prosperous future,” said Bevis. 

New! GFMT article: Managing mill maintenance: Maintenance programmes

In this article, Alice Neal, Grain and Feed Milling Technology’s own associate editor discusses mill maintenance.  Every miller knows the importance of a comprehensive maintenance programme. There are numerous strategies out from the ‘if it ain’t broke don’t fix it’ attitude of reactive maintenance to monitoring-centered predictive maintenance, the scheduled approach of preventive maintenance and the precision of reliability centred maintenance. Read the full article here. 

02/09/2013: Fortification of grain to curb anaemia; grain distribution starts in Delhi; Cargill’s corporate responsibility report

According to news information service allAfrica, nutritionists in Tanzania are supporting a recent study that demands the mandatory fortification of some cereals to lead to the near eradication of anaemia. Speaking exclusively to a local Tanzanian newspaper,  Dr Joyceline Kaganda, training director, Food and Nutrition Centre (TFNC) Department of Nutrition Education stated that anaemia is a big problem, especially in children under five and women of child bearing age.  “Based on the poor nutrition situation Tanzania is facing, there is a great need for mandatory fortification on some cereals,” added Kaganda.  Read more... As of September 1, 2013, the Food Security Programme formally began the distribution of food grains in New Delhi. Sheila Dikshit, chief minister of New Delhi, distributed the food grains to the beneficiaries around the region. The scheme was originally launched on August 20th by Sonia Gandhi, United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson. Read more... Cargill has released its 2013 Corporate Responsibility Report entitled “Responsibility Across Many Dimensions.” It features Cargill’s actions to meet and exceed the expectations of its stakeholders by conducting business with integrity, operating responsible supply chains, working to feed the world and enriching our communities. “Cargill’s vision to be the global leader in nourishing people gives a framework to all our actions. Whether it is storing crops and minimising spoilage; championing the use of practices that protect the environment; responsibly sourcing commodities; developing supply chains that respect people and human rights; or living up to the ethical standard we have set for ourselves - these are just a few examples of Cargill’s responsibility across many dimensions,” said Greg Page, Cargill chairman and chief executive officer. View an expanded version of the report here.

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New! GFMT article: Turkish milling industry review - part 2

In this article, Tom Blacker, Perendale Publisher’s International Milling Directory coordinator provides part two of Grain and Feed Milling Technology’s Turkish milling industry review. Grain & Feed Milling Technology magazine is keenly aware of the rise of Turkey. In modern times, especially since the start of the 21st century, Turkey has become more and more important to the region and beyond. Read the full article here. 

03/09/2013: International InsectCentre; intercrop planting; South African grain differential

A range of companies, government agencies and universities have set up an international organisation with the aim of promoting insects as a viable feed and pharmaceutical resource. The International InsectCentre (IIC), based in Brabant, the Netherlands will develop joint projects and rally towards breakthroughs in international legislation and regulation. As a cooperative, the Centre will also help parties who wish to contribute to the promotion of insects for food. Read more... According to research by Ohio State University’s College of food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, planting soybeans into standing wheat not only results in higher yields but also offers growers’ a financial boost. 

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Steve Prochaska, an Ohio State University Extension field specialist and member of the university’s Agronomic Crops Team added that the technique, known as modified relay intercropping, results in the ability to capture 66 percent of the traditional growing season, which allows production of a second crop through late May or early June.  Read more...

Grain association, GrainSA commented on the proposal, stating that many grain farmers deliver much of their product to local buyers and the location differential causes them to pay thousands in “imaginary” transport costs. Watch the full news report here.  

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Adifo Seminar: How to utilize feed industry-specific IT solutions?

Software solutions specialist Adifo are launching a feed related seminar. The seminar take place on the October 9, 2013 at the Crowne Plaza NEC hotel in Birmingham from 10am - 5pm. A large number of companies in the feed business sector use IT solutions for logistical processes, product development, quality control, etc. In light of this, the seminar will focus around feed sector related software tools and their place within the feed business sector. Why attend?

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The seminar will offer a great opportunity to learn how software supports the business processes of your fellow business partners: from profit-driven feed formulation, to customer-oriented services. From well-considered purchase management and thorough quality control to sound management decisions. Find out all there is to know on the latest develops and trends, illustrated in clear business cases. The seminar offers room for discussion and the exchange of ideas and experiences.

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Who’s the seminar for? General managers, financial controllers, nutritionists, R&D managers, purchase managers, IT managers, Q&C managers, that are active in the feed industry (feed manufacturing, feed milling, premixes, additives, trading).

New! GFMT article: Global Feed Markets: July - August 2013 In this article, as in every issue, John Buckley, GFMT’s market analyst reviews world trading conditions impacting the full range of commodities used in food and feed production.

When things start to go awry in China – the world’s top wheat producer and largest consumer of cereals in total, there’s bound to be a market impact. Such has been the case over the past month, as a grain market confidently expecting much improved global supplies - and consequent lower costs - found its attention diverted instead to an upsurge in Chinese grain import purchases. Read the full article here. 

04/09/13: More mills accused of paddy embezzlement; Evonik opens animal feed centre in Singapore; GEAPS members pass grain management test

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“Asia is the fastest growing animal and feed production region of the world, and we felt it was essential to position this lab in Singapore in order to better support our customers in this important region,” explained Dr Alfred Petri, Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing in the Health & Nutrition Business Unit of Evonik, during today’s opening ceremony. “This investment drives our commitment of being a strategic partner to our customers.” With this analytical center, Evonik has increased its technical presence in the region to a total of 20 nutritionists, chemists, and engineers, all dedicated to providing value-added technical services to the animal feed industry. Read more... The Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) have earned the first professional credential in the grain handling industry, the Credential in Grain Operations Management (CGOM) from the GEAPS/Kansas State University Distance Education Program. To earn the CGOM, Cory Falke, Beachner Grain, Inc.; Calvin Kerr, Southpier Terminals; and John Rossman, Kokomo Grain, Inc. successfully completed an organized series of six online classes  developed by GEAPS and Kansas State University. The courses cover topics ranging from facilities planning, to materials handling, to grain quality management. The Credentialing Program provides a formal training option to companies, and gives individuals a way to gain recognition and a competitive advantage in their careers. “Although experience is invaluable, industryrecognized training is one of the best ways to show … one’s knowledge [and] commitment to the job,” says Rossman, an operations manager. All courses in the programme were developed by industry professionals and are based on current industry practices and standards, providing real-world expertise. “I’ll be using the knowledge daily in practically every aspect of my job,” says Kerr, also an operations manager. Falke agrees that the courses have helped him to excel in his career. “I refer back to the course materials regularly. The knowledge gained in the material handling courses has been extremely useful in troubleshooting equipment problems and … making specification decisions on new equipment.”

New! GFMT article: Cereals event review

Back in June, four of the Grain and Feed Milling Technology team attended Cereals 2013. This article, published in the July/August edition of the magazine, reviews their time at the show. Read the full article here. 

05/09/2013: Grain loss in China; Alltech Global 500 held in Ireland; Japan imports feed wheat

A report compiled by the American Chemical Society (ACS) that looked at food waste in the People’s Republic of China has concluded that approximately 19 out of every 100 pounds of grain produced in the country goes to waste.  The report, which was published in Environmental Science & Technology identifies the problem of food waste with an estimated one-third to one-half of food produced worldwide lost or wasted from farm to fork. Estimates suggest that the United States wastes about 40 percent of food crops. According to estimates, China needs to feed 21 percent of the world’s population, harvesting just 6 percent of the worlds water resources and 9 percent of arable land. Read more... For the fist time ever, Alltech’s Global 500 conference will be held in Dublin, Ireland. Taking place from 2nd - 3rd October 2013, dairy and beef producers from around the world will gather at the event to network, share experiences and discuss a profitability plan for 2014.

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The conference offers a unique opportunity to get answers to questions and generate creative thinking with farmers from all over the world. Read more... According to Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, the country will import 59,350 tonnes of feed-quality wheat, and 3,000 tonnes of barley for livestock use. These figures are the result of a simultaneous buy and sell (SBS) auction that closed earlier this week. The ministry had sought 120,000 tonnes of feed wheat and 200,000 tonnes of feed barley in the tender. It is seeking the same amounts for each grain in a similar tender that will be held on September 11, 2013. Read more...

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This September, in the run up to VIV Europe - set to take place from the 20th - 22nd May 2014 in Utrecht, the Netherlands - a global tour is being organised: the VIV Europe Roadshow. The roadshow will comprise of with master classes in Myanmar and Saudi Arabia. The ‘Livestock and Aquaculture Master Class Myanmar’ and the ‘VIV Poultry Master Class’ in Saudi Arabia. Both master classes will share expert knowledge and will introduce the latest innovations, each in its own specialised area. 

Biomin has confirmed the importance of the Vietnamese market with the completion of its second facility in the country. Scheduled for a grand opening on October 2, 2013, the impressive 4.7 ha premix plant will be fitted with a micro dosing system and will house a laboratory with several cutting-edge technologies, including a liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) system. Since its inception in 1997 in the Asia Pacific, the business of Biomin has grown steadily in the region, especially in the Vietnamese market. At the World Nutrition Forum held in 2012 in Singapore, Biomin promoted the concept of NutriEconomics®– achieving sustainable yet profitable farming in animal nutrition. In keeping with the NutriEconomics® concept, walls of the new facility are built of autoclaved aerated concrete blocks to conserve energy, and solar panels are also fitted to produce energy for the plant. Biomin places a strong emphasis on providing quality solutions and excellent customer service. It has invested extensively in the laboratory services at Binh Duong, with the purchase of a LC-MS/MS system. “This will enable Biomin to provide the highest possible level of nutritional and mycotoxin analytical services for its customers. On top of that, the LCMS/MS will also support the Biomin Mycotoxin Survey Program, strengthening the position of Biomin as the market leader in this field,” says Jan Vanbrabant, CEO, Biomin Asia Pacific. With strong growth in the demand for premixes and the existing Biomin plant in Hanoi running at full capacity, there was a need for a second premix facility. Construction on the Binh Duong plant commenced officially on May 12, 2012. “Vietnam is an important market for us, and with the addition of the new facility, we will achieve a five-fold increase in total capacity. This also allows us to export to other countries in the region, including Cambodia and Myanmar. With a fully-automated production system that has a capacity of 6.5 tonnes per hour, and the cooperation of international partners such as Buhler, BASF, and Adisseo, Biomin is confident that the new Binh Duong facility will meet the highest standards of the industry,” explained Phuong Nguyen Quang, COO, Biomin Vietnam.

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Biomin expects to welcome over 250 VIPs, customers and government officers at the opening ceremony of the facility on its grand opening day, taking place on October 2, 2013. The opening speech will be delivered by Erich Erber, founder of Biomin and Mr Le Thanh Cung, president, Binh Duong People’s Committee. A new facility is also being developed in Wuxi, southern Jiangsu province, China, as part of the regional expansion plans of Biomin.

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06/09/2013: Cargill’s pig feed mill; Russia tops in Egyptian wheat orders; Mozambique irrigation systems

Cargill has announced plans to construct a new state-of-the-art, feed mill in Hedrick, Iowa, US at a cost of US$29 million.  The new feed mill, which will be capable of producing 350,000 tons of pelletized hog feed annually, is strategically located in proximity to the already established feedstock raw material supplies and hog finishing operations in southeast Iowa and northern Missouri.  The feed mill is scheduled to be completed in late 2014. Read more... According to Egyptian grain officials, Russia has returned to prominence as a top exporter. This news comes after Egypt recently made their biggest wheat order of 2013.

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Egypt’s grain authority purchased 355,000 tonnes of wheat, at a cost of US$94m, the biggest order since a 400,000 tonne deal back in December. Read more... Armando Guebuza, president of Mozambique, recently expressed his optimism with regard to new irrigation schemes that are currently under construction in the country. The new irrigation systems could see in the Xai-Xai district, located in the southern province of Gaza, Mozambique drastically reduce its import of rice. After visiting the Lower Limpopo Irrigation Scheme, Guebuza told local reporters that with the current expansion of the scheme, rice imports could be cut by 100,000 tonnes in the next few years.

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Taiwan goodwill mission to sign letters of intent for wheat purchases

The Taiwan Flour Mills Association (TFMA) will sign a letter of intent in Washington, DC, September 10, 2013, to purchase up to 62.5 million bushels (1.7 million metric tons) of U.S. wheat, worth an estimated $484.5 million, over two years between 2014 and 2015. The signing ceremony at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center kicks off Taiwan’s formal Agricultural Trade Goodwill Mission to the United States to purchase grains and other agricultural products for the people of Taiwan. The Mission will also sign letters of intent with the U.S. Grains Council and the American Soybean Association and will call on members of the U.S. Congress and policy makers in the executive branch. TFMA will then continue its part of the Mission with visits to North Dakota, Montana, Idaho and Oregon to meet with state wheat commission and government representatives before returning to Taiwan September 17, 2013. U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) President Alan Tracy and Wei-Chang Chang, manager of Thai Ho Milling Co., Ltd., and executive director of TFMA, will co-sign the letter. Tracy said the U.S. wheat industry and Taiwan have a long history of mutually beneficial trade relations.

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“Western Wheat Associates, one of the legacy organisations to USW, opened the first overseas marketing office in Taipei in 1966,” Tracy said. “Since that time, U.S. wheat farmers and Taiwan flour millers have built an enduring and successful partnership.” Taiwan is the sixth largest market for U.S. wheat, purchasing 520 million bushels (14.2 million metric tons) since 1998, worth an estimated $3.27 billion. Significant hard red spring (HRS) imports reflects a need for strong gluten flour for breads, rolls and frozen dough products as well as for blending with hard red winter (HRW) flour to make traditional Chinese flour foods and noodles. Soft white (SW) imports, including western white, help meet growing demand for cake, cookie and pastry flours. USW is the industry’s market development organisation 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. 

09/09/13: FAO documents available as e-books; rice genome sequencing project; reducing pests in stored grains FAO has launched some of its bestselling titles from the world of food, agriculture and hunger eradication as e-books.

Compatible with iPad, Kindle, Nook and Sony Reader, the e-books allow readers to highlight interesting passages, bookmark pages, make notes or search the full-text content with one click.  The titles are available to download online. More information... The second phase of a rice genome sequencing project run by Vietnam and the UK was been launched in Hanoi, Vietnam. The first stage of the project successfully sequenced 36 lines of native Vietnamese rice. The next step is to characterise the genetic diversity of these 36 varieties of rice with particular attention being paid to  tolerance to flooding, drought, pests and disease. As rice is a staple food for many people across the world this research will help ensure a sustainable food supply in the face of changing climate and a growing human population. Read more... As the 2013 grain harvest gets under way it is important for grain producers to take steps now to reduce potential insect infestations in stored grain, according to the Canadian Grain Commission. “Although this year was not as warm as the preceding summer, there is ample potential for stored grain insects to infest bins as grain comes in from harvest,” explains Brent Elliott, Infestation Control and Sanitation Officer. Before harvest Even before harvest begins, insects may be attracted to bins if there is enough debris for them to feed on. Producers can prepare their empty bins for storage by: Ensuring bins and areas around bins are clean and free of debris Repairing or sealing any cracks or crevices. Even small amounts of grain can attract insects. Treating bins with a registered insecticide 12


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Cleaning and treating aeration plenums and spaces under bin floors where debris may collect and attract insects. After harvest To maintain overall grain quality and minimize insect pest problems once grain is in storage, producers should dry grain before storing it, if necessary, to bring it to the recommended moisture content. The Official Grain Grading Guide’s tough and damp ranges for cereal grains are: Grain    Tough (%)    Damp (%) Wheat, all classes     14.6 - 17.0     Over 17.0 Oats     13.6 - 17.0     Over 17.0 Barley - malting     13.6 - 17.0     Over 17.0 Barley - food, covered     13.6 - 17.0     Over 17.0 Barley - food, hulless     14.1 - 17.0     Over 17.0 Barley - general purpose, covered and hulless     14.9 - 17.0     Over 17.0 Producers should also: Use aeration to help control the heat and moisture of grain in storage, particularly if grain is stored at a high temperature. Bring grain temperature below 15°C and moisture content to recommended level as quickly as possible. Keep the temperature of grain low and uniform, below 15ºC. While daytime temperatures remain high, run fans only at night. When air temperature is cooler than grain, run fans 24 hours to cool and dry grain. If using aeration, keep the surface of the grain inside the bin as level as possible to avoid the collection of moisture in the cone. Monitor grain routinely to ensure insects are not becoming a problem. The Canadian Grain Commission offers resources on managing stored grain on its web site, www.grainscanada.gc.ca SOURCE: Canadian Grain Commission

Event: 8th Food Proteins Course: Theory and practice for 10 plant and animal proteins

The 8th Food Proteins Course takes place this year. The course, which focuses on ‘Food proteins: properties, functionalities and applications’ is designed to give participants a theoretical and practical overview of vegetable and animal proteins currently available for food applications and to provide information about their properties and functions.  The course, the only one of its kind in Europe, takes place from November 26-28, 2013 at the Hotel Casa 400 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. With a combination of theory based lectures by industry professionals, the 8th Food Proteins Course is a unique, hands-on experience. More information...

10/09/2013: Indian terminal hub for grain transport; new wheat in Kenya; GM debate heats up in China

K.V. Thomas, a member of the Indian National Congress and union minister for the food, consumer affairs and public distribution system has announced plans to open a harbour station in Willingdon, Island, Kerala, India. The hub will transport food grains across the Kerala region of India. 

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At present, trains bring in food grains from other states to Kerala. Two ships can carry as much food grains as 40 goods trains. 

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Thomas suggested that grain could be shipped from ports in the South East to the West, where it could then be taken by trains to places across Kerala.  Read more... The University of Eldoret, Western Kenya recently debuted two new varieties of disease-resistant wheat to the nation’s farmers during a two day agricultural fair.  The International Atom Energy Agency (IAEA)’s technical cooperation department and the FAO/IAEA programme of nuclear techniques in food and agriculture, supported the development of the new wheat, managing an international cooperation project to develop a variety of wheat that is resistant to wheat stem rust.  Wheat stem rust, a type of fungus, was prominent Uganda in 1999, quickly spreading to neighbouring Kenya.  Read more... The ever-present subject of genetically modified food has sparked a controversial debate between two of China’s most powerful governing institutions.   Recently, a major-general in the People’s Liberation Army suggested that Beijing’s GM policy allowed more trade in genetically modified grains, suggesting that GMOs are a Western strategy designed to compromise China’s food security.  Read more...

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11/09/2013: Industry grain use set to rebound; livestock farmers oppose registration laws; FDA analysis of arsenic in rice

According to the International Grains Council, the amount of grains used to make industrial products, mainly ethanol and starch, will register the largest annual increase in four years during 2013-14.  This expected rise is a result of record global maize production and a decline in grain prices The IGC forecasts world industrial use of grains in 2013-14 at 320.2 million tonnes, up 6 percent or 17.2 million tonnes from last year’s estimated 303 million tonnes. Read more... A livestock association in Oyo State, Nigeria has called for the review of animal farm, hatchery and feed mill registration laws to protect the livestock sub-sector of agriculture. The association, which comprises of the Poultry Association of Nigeria, Catfish Farmers Association of Nigeria, Pig Farmers Association of Nigeria and Animal Scientists Association of Nigeria made the call for the review. A statement jointly signed by the above associations and many others, expressed concerns that current registration laws did not take the plight of farmers into consideration. Read more... As part of ongoing efforts to monitor food safety, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has posted the results of its arsenic tests in approximately 1,300 samples of rice and rice products.  While levels varied significantly depending on the product tested, scientists determined that the amount of detectable arsenic was too low in the rice and rice product samples to cause any immediate or short-term adverse health effects.

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These results are part of the FDA’s ongoing efforts to manage the possible arsenic-related risks associated with rice products in the US marketplace. Read more... 

Event: Myanmar Agribusiness Forum

Agriculture is the most important sector of Myanmar’s economy. It makes up 58 percent of the GDP, 48 percent of exports and employs 70 percent of the nation’s population. However, Myanmar agriculture is in need of modernisation and productivity improvement. In particular, there is great potential for large-scale cultivation of many agricultural commodities.  Focusing on Myanmar’s rice, sugar, pulses & beans, palm oil and rubber industries, Myanmar Agribusiness Forum is your one-stop shop to explore agribusiness opportunities in Myanmar. According to reports of the Directorate of Investment and Companies Administration under the Ministry of National Planning and Economic Development, a total of 32 countries will invest over US$42,496 million in Myanmar by the end of May this year. The Myanmar Agribusiness Forum will evaluate the trade and investment potential in key agriculture commodities and showcase upcoming projects and partnership opportunities. Particular emphasis will be placed on networking to help participants identify potential venture partners.   Who will you meet? With a cocktail networking function, the Forum offers a guaranteed presence of Myanmar’s leading producers from rice, sugar, pulses & beans, rubber and palm oil sectors, plus association leaders and government officials.   There are also two value added workshops scheduled:  - Contract farming - methods and experiences, Dr JP Verbiest, Asian Development Bank Institute  - Due diligence for investment in Myanmar Agribusiness, Jovi Sweet, PwC Singapore Myanmar Agribusiness Forum takes place from October 8-11, 2013 in Yangon, Myanmar, Southeast Asia. More information...

12/09/13: Grain barge found adrift; new Cargill CEO; Taiwan to buy $4 billion in US ag products A loaded grain barge has been apparently intentionally adrift in the Columbia river, Oregon, USA on Friday.

The crew of a passing tug boat spotted the 252-foot-long barge, which was floating unlit and unmanned near a staging area between Portland and Vancouver. Tidewater Barge Lines staff members had reported the barge missing at about 10 p.m. on Friday. The barge was towed back to the staging area where it had been moored. Read more... Cargill has named David MacLennan as its new CEO. MacLennan, 54, has been with the company since 1991 and is currently Cargill’s operating chief and president. MacLennan will take up the role when current CEO, Gregory R. Page, retires on December 1, 2013. Read more...

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The Taiwan Feed Industry Association on behalf of the Taiwanese Agricultural Goodwill Mission has signed a letter of intent with the U.S. Grains Council committing to purchase 5 million metric tons (197 million bushels) of U.S. corn in 2014 and 2015. In addition, 0.5 million tons of distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) will be included in the memorandum. The total value of intended purchases is estimated to be nearly $4 billion, making Taiwan’s letter of intent evidence of a U.S. commitment to strengethen trade ties and maintain a well-established partnership with the nation. “Over the last 40 years, Taiwan has been one of the most import export markets for U.S. coarse grains and products,” said Julius Schaaf, USGC chairman. “With Taiwan producing less than one percent of its needed grains, the United States is able to be a major supplier to the nation. In 2011-2012, Taiwan was the sixth-largest U.S. corn market, the third-largest U.S. barley market and the seventh-largest U.S. sorghum market. The Council is proud of the partnership we have had with Taiwan for many years and are excited for the possibilities that continue to grow from this partnership.” The Council has played an integral role in building and sustaining close ties between the United States and Taiwan. Even though U.S. agriculture exports to Taiwan are facing increasing competition from other suppliers, the Council continues to offer customer service, through providing timely and objective market information and assuring the Taiwanese of the quality and reliability of U.S. coarse grains and products. Through this relationship, Taiwan has remained one of the most stable markets for U.S. agriculture.

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Event: 24th Annual Practical Short Course on Feeds and Pet Food Extrusion Next January will see the return of a feed related short course run by Texas A&M University, USA.

The 24th Annual Practical Short Course on Feeds and Pet Food Extrusion will cover a range of subjects including, designing new feed mills and selecting conveying, drying, grinding, conditioning and feed mixing equipment.  Current practices for production of pet foods, preparing full-fat soy meal; recycling fisheries by-products, raw animal products, and secondary resources; extrusion of floating, sinking, and high fat feeds; spraying and coating fats, digests and preservatives; use of encapsulated ingredients and preparation of premixes, and least cost formulation will also be reviewed. Practical demonstration of pet food, vacuum coating, and several others will take place on four major types of extruders - dry, interrupted flights, single and twin screw, using various shaping dies.  The course runs from January 19-24, 2014. Reservations are accepted on a first-come basis.  More information... For extended programmes and application forms, contact: Dr Mian N Riaz                                                               979 845 2774 mnriaz@tamu.edu

13/09/2013: Vitol new face in grain world; Canadian crop science; Sahel food security situation

Vitol, a Dutch-owned energy and commodity trading company and the world’s largest independent oil trader, recently took part in a port capacity shipping auction held by CBH. As a result of the auction, 17

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Vitol has secured about 400,000 tonnes of capacity, emerging as a new player in the grain world. Vitol announced plans to begin trading in global grain markets this year.  Read more... The Canadian Government is supporting new research in crop science that will be of great benefit to farmers.  Working closely with Gerry Ritz, Canadian agriculture minister, Pierre Lemieux, Canadian parliamentary secretary and Dave Mackenzie MP, Oxford, Ontario announced that an investment of CAD$7 million for the Canadian Field Crop Research Alliance to lead a research project that will  help producers better compete in global markets. Read more... The FAO has recently warned that about 11 million people in the Sahel, Africa are still severely food insecure. Poor families have used up their food stocks and are now facing high food prices. Despite an appeal to raise US$113.1 million this year to support almost 6 million vulnerable people in the Sahel, only US$19.4 million has been received.   The FAO is now appealing to the international community in the hope of increasing funding to aid the most vulnerable farmers and herders in the region south of the Sahara. Read more... 

Alltech’s Mycotoxin Management Program, 37+, wins innovation award

Alltech has earned a one-star innovation award for its Mycotoxin Management Program, 37+, from INNOV’SPACE, a distinction program that awards new product and service innovations in agriculture. These distinctions are recognized during SPACE, the second largest international agriculture tradeshow in the world, attracting more than 110,000 spectators from 110 countries to Rennes, France, in its 27th edition this September 10 -13, 2013. Alltech was among 64 INNOV’ SPACE award winners selected this year. An expert panel representing five different categories (machinery, feed, poultry, porcine and ruminate) awarded 14 two-star and 50 one-star distinctions on September 10 at SPACE. In March this year, Alltech launched its five-point Alltech Mycotoxin Management Program as a response to the increasing threat of molds and mycotoxins on a farmer’s livestock and profitability. Alltech’s expert global mycotoxin management team of researchers and specialized consultants developed a five-point approach to manage the menace of multiple mycotoxins. This five-point approach redefines mycotoxin control and discloses the toxicity of multiple mycotoxins and their effects on animal health and performance.   “We are very pleased to have been awarded this innovation distinction as we have just launched the 37+ program in France in June. This program is particularly advantageous to the farmer because it can be customized for each farm to identify, manage and control multiple mycotoxins,” said Julien Martin, Alltech general manager for France. “As an INNOV’SPACE award winner, we will be better able to demonstrate the proven results of the 37+ program.”

16/09/2013: Foodbank wants your grain; US biofuels mandate; CBH moves into US grain market

Companies in the grain sector are supporting the industry commitment to donate 3000 tonnes of grain a year to Foodbank. Grain Producers Australia, Viterra, Cargill and Emerald Grain are donating to the cause.

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Grain Trade Australia (GTA) announced the initiative at the Australian Grain Industry Conference in Melbourne last month. A Grain Consultative Group that comprises representatives from all sectors of the industry has been set up to help facilitate donations.  Read more... An ethanol trade group and a cattlemen’s organisation have differing opinions with regards to the US Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).  The ethanol trade group is standing by its claim that RFS is working, but according to the cattlemen’s organisation, federal volume mandate puts the beef industry on an unlevel playing field for the finite amount of corn that is produced. Read more...

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17/09/2013: Scientists speed up wheat breeding; agriculture literature; Cargill’s new chief executive officer

Scientists at the University of Queensland in St. Lucia, Australia have developed a wheat breeding strategy that grows plants under light 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The method allows them to grow up to 8 generations of wheat per year.

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The strategy is being used to develop a new strain of wheat that is resistant to pre-harvest sprouting. Development time may be reduced to 2.5 years, down from 10 years. Scientists drew inspiration from the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), which wanted to grow plants during space missions.  Read more... Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture (AGORA), a programme that brings key scientific literature on food, agriculture and related fields to students, researchers and scientists, has quickly  become a crucial tool for some of the world’s poorest countries. Launched back in 2003, AGORA now provides free or low-cost access to over 3,500 key journals and 3,300 books on food, nutrition, agriculture and related biological, environmental and social sciences. Read more... Cargill’s board of directors has announced that David W. MacLennan, currently Cargill’s president and chief operating officer, has been elected the corporation’s next chief executive officer effective 1st December 2013, succeeding Gregory R. Page, 62, who will serve as executive chairman.  MacLennan, 54, will retain the title of president and continue as a director of the company. The transition is the result of the company’s ongoing succession planning with the board. Read more...

Event: International Production & Processing Expo launches Young Leaders “30 under 30” Program

The International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) announces the second annual Young Leaders “30 under 30” Program, targeting young professions who normally would not have the financial resources or opportunity to attend IPPE. The goal of the program is to invest in and engage young professionals between the ages of 21 - 29 who work for companies actively involved in the production and processing of poultry and meat or production of animal/poultry feed and are members of any of the following IPPE sponsoring associations: American Feed Industry Association (AFIA), American Meat Institute (AMI), or U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY). The program is designed to recognise professional leadership qualities and to provide exposure to the world’s annual largest trade show involving the production and processing of meat and poultry products and the manufacture of feed and pet food products. The program provides education to further training in each person’s respective industry and will expose the recipients to the latest technology used in the industry. Selected applicants will receive a full, complimentary registration to IPPE, to be held in Atlanta, Georgia, from January 28th -30th 2014. The registration will allow attendance to all education programs. Additionally, the program will provide two complimentary nights of lodging. To be considered for IPPE’s “30 under 30” program, applicants must submit their application by October 15th 2013, and must be employed by an active member of AFIA, AMI, and USPOULTRY. No more than two applicants from a single member organization may be nominated.  A panel of industry professionals will review the applications, and recipients will be notified of the panel’s decision by November 15th 2013.  More information. 

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18/9/13: Attenborough on overpopulation; Innovad’s global expansion; Tips for America’s grain harvesters

BBC naturalist David Attenborough has called for a debate on worldwide population growth. Speaking to the British Daily Telegraph today, the global broadcasting icon caused a stir by labelling UN famine relief in Africa as “barmy”, saying the underlying issue is “too many people for too little land”.   Read more … Feed additive company Innovad has expanded its reach into North America, opening a new office in Delaware, USA. The Belgium-based multinational, known for its range of attractants and nutraceuticals, plans to roll out its full product range to the US market as part of its continuing global expansion.   Read more …

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Returning rains in the American Midwest have been linked to falling soybean commodity prices at the Chicago Board of Trade this week, reports Bloomberg. Increased moisture after a dry summer provides more favourable conditions for the crop, and with more rain expected in the northwest of the country speculators are expecting an increased supply.  This follows a World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE) report last week revising down production estimates for the 2013/14 soy harvest by 106 million bushels, to a figure of 3.149 billion bushels. The global production estimate did not change, as South American forecasts offset the northern hemisphere’s projected shortfall.   Read more… With the American grain harvest already beginning, expert advice is flooding in about the best ways to minimize crop spoilage. Dupont Pioneer has offered tips on drying wetter, lower-quality grain, and Ohio State University warns about the safety precautions farmers need to take around grain bins when the wet grain stops flowing. Convector Grain has been put up for sale by its new administrators Pitcher Partners. Creditors of the troubled Australian grain handler are estimated to be owed between AU$13-15 million, although it’s uncertain how much money they will actually receive.   Read more …

Biomin’s PoultryStar approved by EU

Global feed additive company Biomin has been granted EU-wide authorization for its new multi-species, host-specific probiotic. The probiotic will be marketed in the EU under the umbrella of the global PoultryStar brand, which has been improving chicken health and feed conversion ratios by stimulating beneficial gut microflora and improving pathogen resistance. With tightening restrictions on in-feed antibiotics all over the world, feed millers and livestock farmers will look upon this development with great interest. The additive has been cleared by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), which determined it safe for animals, humans and the environment, and that it delivers the promised benefits to the target species. Michaela Mohnl, Director of Biomin’s Competence Center Microbials, emphasised the benefits: “Several feeding trials worldwide have already confirmed the efficacy of PoultryStar in alleviating a wide range of pathogenic conditions such as coccidiosis, necrotic enteritis, bacterial lameness and salmonellosis, in addition to improving performance parameters.” PoultryStar recently received great interest from European veterinary and nutritional experts, having been presented at the 18th World Veterinary Poultry Association Congress in France and the 19th European Symposium on Poultry Nutrition in Germany. 21

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Event: Last chance to apply for GEAPS 2014 Idea Exchange Following on from last year, the Idea Exchange, a branch of the GEAPS Exchange 2014 show has become one of the most popular parts of the grain exchange event. The exchange highlights new ideas and products in the grain industry.

The Idea Exchange is one way the Educational Programming Committee demonstrates its appreciation for those who have made a significant contribution to the industry over the past year.  The Committee is inviting all GEAPS members to help make Idea Exchange 2014 even better and more informative. This is your chance to present your innovation to a live audience, and get the word out about your product. In addition to the live event, Idea Exchange participants will see their winning idea on the GEAPS website and in other industry publications. The program is divided into two segments: For Regular Members The first segment called “Why Don’t They? … I Did!” features ideas that grain operations managers and workers have put into practice to improve safety or efficiency at their facilities. For Associate Members The second segment called “What ‘s New?” includes new products and services developed for grain operations during the past year. This is a great way to gain extra recognition for your company. If you wish to submit a new product your company has launched or share an innovation you developed for consideration in the 2014 Idea Exchange, apply by 30th September 2013.  GEAPS Exchange 2014 takes place at the CenturyLink Center, Omaha, Nebraska from the 22nd - 25th February 2014  More information. 

19/09/2013: Algeria’s first US grain imports; ag giants kept out of India; Adisseo wins IT Innovation Award

The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) recently announced positive international developments with regard to the importation of dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS) in Algeria and plans by Taiwan to purchase U.S. grains products.  This positive development comes a year after USGC and USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service announced that a three and a half year effort to convince Algeria to remove a value added tax and custom tax on all feed imports to Algeria.  Read more... Controls are discouraging the agricultural trading giants from investing in the country’s storage sector despite a huge potential for elevator production in a country where US$3.5bn of grain is written off every year. While India is the second-ranked rice and wheat producing country after China, agricultural trading houses have been reluctant to invest in the country thanks to the degree of government control over the sector. Read more... Adisseo has been named the winner of the 2013 Information Technology Innovation Award for its web-based platform, Precise Nutrition Evaluation (PNE). The award acknowledges technological advancements in the feed and food industry to meet the demand of a growing population.

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PNE which was launched in September 2012, combines an internetaccessible database with near infrared spectroscopy technology, analysis of ingredients for the determination of apparent metabolizable energy (AME) and digestible amino acids (DAA), and ISO-certified wet chemistry methods that are both stringent and high quality.  Read more...

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Country Life’s Aslet weighs in on Attenborough debate

Broadcaster David Attenborough is wrong to say repeated famines in East Africa are caused by high birth rates, wrote Clive Aslet in Britain’s Daily Telegraph today. The Country Life editor-at-large argued that the problem is not of the world failing to produce enough food, but “the absence of it in the right places”. Admitting in his column that Attenborough’s concerns are shared by many experts, Aslet was emphatic that the challenge of feeding nine billion people by the middle of the century could be met by scientists, industry and farmers, and even drive world economic growth. The advances in mechanization and information technology now common in British farms, not to mention developments in GM crops, ‘would fill the breadbaskets of the world to overflowing’ if exported to India, Africa and South America. Aslet went on to quote a 2011 Oxfam report arguing that a wholesale rejection of technological improvements in favour of smallscale “peasant” agriculture could “lock farmers into poverty”. He ended with a note of warning to British readers. The UK is not isolated from worldwide migration, and populations suffering from food shortages “will come knocking at our door”.   While The Global Miller prefers to strike a less parochial tone, we share Aslet’s feeling that agricultural science and technology can and must prove David Attenborough’s concerns to be unfounded. 

SPACE 2013: a record-beating show

The 27th SPACE held from 10th - 13th September 2013 in Rennes, France beat all attendance records for the number of visitors, in particular foreign visitors, number of exhibitors, size of the exhibition area and number of new products presented. There were 114,591 visitors (6% more than in 2012, beating the 2003 record) including 12,298 foreign visitors (+12%) from 110 countries. This increase in the number of visitors and the large area covered by stands (67,000 m² net exhibition area) helped to promote ideal conditions for trade and business discussions.

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The official visit by the Prime Minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault, accompanied by Stéphane Le Foll and Guillaume Garot was the occasion for them to address the agricultural world. There were around fifty conferences and forums (a third of which dealt with subjects of international import) which were well attended. The high level of these discussions between experts and farmers helped to establish SPACE as an exceptional driver for discussion and progress in the agricultural sector.

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The significant increase in the number of foreign visitors illustrates the position of SPACE as one of the leading animal production shows in the world. This increase, marked by a large number of visitors from Asia (China, Vietnam, etc) and West Africa, met the expectations of exhibitors for whom exports are the key to increasing sales and long-term stability. The large number of countries who sent representatives, the large number of foreign journalists (73) and the number of policy makers within these visiting delegations demonstrate that SPACE is representative of the animal production sector and a world-wide crossroads.

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Innovation was also a feature of the 27th SPACE with 63 Innov’SPACE awards, 5 of which received a special prize. The Research and Development Village featured pig and poultry buildings of the future. Farmers were able to find the latest solutions in ergonomics, information technologies, energy management and environmental management. SPACE was also a unique occasion for showing breeds to buyers from all over the world. More than 400 farmers presented 12 different breeds of animal. The Open Space, organised for the first time by the Evolution group as part of the animal classes, demonstrated the progress made in genomics for genetic selection. Auction prices reached high levels (€8,400, a record for the Prim’Holstein breed) and several animals were sold to foreign buyers. This year’s show was overshadowed by the absence of its President, Jean-Michel Lemetayer, who died suddenly this summer. The tributes paid to him enabled everyone – family, friends, the organising team, VIPs, exhibitors, farmers and visitors – to honour his memory and confirm their determination to continue to expand this Show as he would have wished: an enjoyable event for professionals from all over the world. The organisers look forward to seeing you again in 2014, from 16th - 19th September!

20/09/2013: Swaminathan talks storage facilities; research scientist wins international award; Spanish trade delegation visit Central Asia

The government should create modern food grain storage facilities - each with a million tonne capacity - at 50 locations across the country, agriculture scientist M S Swaminathan has suggested. Swaminathan said the government will require 64 million tonnes of food grain every year to fulfil the commitment under the Food Security Law that was recently passed by Indian Parliament, that provides for 5 kg of food grain per month per person to 67 per cent of the country’s population. Read more... Dr Charity Mutegi, research scientist at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is the recipient of the 2013 Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application. Speaking at the African Green Revolution Forum in Maputo, Mozambique Mamadou Biteye, the Rockefeller Foundation’s managing director for Africa, announced the award at the request of the World Food Prize Foundation. The World Food Prize is the foremost international award recognizing the achievements of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity, or availability of food in the world. Read more... From September 22nd to 27th, a trade delegation formed by fifteen companies and AGRAGEX, the Spanish Exporters Association of Agricultural Machinery and its components, Greenhouses and Crop Protection, Irrigation Systems, Livestock Equipment, Nutrition and Animal Health, Forestry Machinery, Biomass and Post-Harvesting Equipment will be promoting the Spanish industry’s main assets and their innovative solutions for the current requirements in these countries.  Their target is to expand and settle down their presence in this area. More information about AGAREX. 

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24/09/2013: ADM new global headquarters; Guttridge supplies chicken producers; China farming in Uganda

Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM) have  announced plans to move its global headquarters and 100 high-level jobs out of the small central city of Decatur, Illinois, USA. The company assure there will be no lay offs and the move will leave 4,400 jobs behind. In addition, Decatur will become the international firm’s North American headquarters. Read more... Guttridge Ltd, in partnership with main contractor Chief Industries UK Ltd,  will supply all the materials handling equipment for a new chicken feed unit in Georgia, Russia. The new unit will be established at the heart of Chirina Ltd, the largest integrated chicken production business in the region.  Chirina turned to Chief to supply a fully integrated system for the provision of its poultry feed plant for maize, wheat and soya bean handling. The facility used a selection of equipment from the Guttridge Carrier range for transportation of material, managing the bulk intake and bulk out-loading. Commissioned during the maize harvest season, the facility was completed in 3 months and is operating successfully.  Read more... A research paper by Standard Chartered PLC recently predicted that China would have to import 100 million tons of food a year within 20 to 30 years to avoid shortages.  As a result of this, China is exploring the potential of using unused land in Uganda, Africa to grow food. Tress Bucyanayandi, agriculture minister of Uganda says he has no problem with China growing food in Africa to tackle its own growing food deficit. “Although the land belongs to people, they can enter into partnerships with the owners to develop it. We are running a liberal economy so there is no issue about them exporting the food back to China or the profit. They can take it,” said Bucyanayandi.  Read more...

Hamer announces new model - 1200BH Bag Hanger

US based bagging product and systems manufacturer, Hamer LLC has announced a new product. The Model 1200BH automatically picks, places and fills a wide variety of pre-made bags. Suitable for paper, poly woven and poly bags, it indexes a single bag and presents this individual controlled bag for opening and fill spout placement. Bags are picked with heavy duty arms and placed on an integrated clamshell style bag spout for filling. This process is a significant improvement over traditional bag hangers that pick a bag off a stack of bags. Bag sensors monitor bag from bag magazine through bag placement on fill spout to ensure a bag is in place and ready to be filled before product is released. The structural steel tube frame, wire mesh safety gating and heavy duty bag magazine and conveyors are built of heavy gage steel and powder coated for long life in virtually any plant environment. Bag size changes are fast and easy. Visit the Hamer website.

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Grain industry consultant, Simon McNair calculates that grain handlers who own terminals have increased their market share from just over 40 percent, to more than 60 percent of the export market since deregulation in 2009. Pre-deregulation there were concerns that bulk handlers would get a regional monopoly similar to that of the Australian Wheat Board (AWB), Judging by McNair’s figures, it seems that these fears have come to fruition. However, the government is trying to tackle this issue. Following the recent election, the new Abbott government will progress with its yet-to-be completed mandatory code of conduct for port access. This would allow greater access arrangements to terminals for third parties, regardless of who owns the port terminal. Listen to the audio... Did you know you can die in a grain bin in 60 seconds? With the harvest season in full swing across much of the north hemisphere, it is worth refreshing your memory on the unique dangers of grain storage. In the past 50 years, more than 900 cases of grain engulfment have been reported with a fatality rate of 62 percent, according to  Purdue University, Indiana, USA. more recently, in 2010, at least 26 US workers were killed in grain engulfments − the highest number on record. This blog post from the U.S. Department of Labor looks at what safety measures should be considered when working in grain silos. The article includes information on the six major hazards: engulfment, falls, auger entanglement, ‘struck by’, combustible dust explosions and electrocution hazards. Read more... Here’s another scary statistic for you: “Every year we lose an area of land with the potential to produce 20 million tons of grain,” Michael Mack, CEO, Syngenta. This is obviously worrying news for everyone, not just the grain industry. However, the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), in partnership with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and Syngenta, is doing something about it.  The organisation has launched the Soil Leadership Academy which aims to fill the gap in capacity building opportunities for policy makers to address land management issues, through distilling and sharing the latest science, knowledge and expertise in soil conservation and sustainable practice. Key objectives will be to: Develop an efficient, community, business and land user friendly decision making environment to prevent and reverse land degradation and desertification, to support soil conservation and facilitate greening of arid, semi-arid and dry-sub-humid regions of the world. Establish a network of business and business representative bodies/organizations for regular engagement with the UNCCD providing business solutions and inputs on sustainable land management to the convention and its parties in order to contribute towards building a land-degradation neutral world. “The Academy will serve as a source of state-of-the-art information related to soil conservation and land-management. It should help bridge the gap between science and policy and to build the capacity of those who manage the land to access knowledge,” said Luc Gnacadja, executive secretary, UNCCD. Read more...

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The EU Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health (SCFCAH) has authorized two BIOMIN products as “substances for reduction of the contamination of feed by mycotoxins”.  Two products from the well-established Mycofix® product line of BIOMIN, Mycofix® Secure (bentonite/dioctahedral montmorillonite) and Biomin® BBSH 797 (Gen. nov. sp. nov., formerly Eubacterium), are slated to become the first-ever products authorized by the EU as substances with proven mycotoxin counteracting properties.  Following the positive SCFCAH votes, the publication of the respective EU regulations would be the next and final stage towards confirming the scientific efficacy of Mycofix® Secure and Biomin® BBSH 797 as mycotoxin-deactivating products. Biomin® BBSH 797 is the first-ever product to receive this positive vote, thereby affirming its capability in the biodegradation of trichothecenes. The patented active bacterium in Biomin® BBSH 797 modifies the structure of these mycotoxins, a biotransformation process that renders trichothecenes such as deoxynivalenol (DON) harmless. This makes Biomin® BBSH 797 a valuable feed additive for pigs, considered the species most susceptible to in-feed DON contamination.  Mycofix® Secure is a bentonite (dioctahedral montmorillonite) that fulfills the strict requirements on aflatoxin-binding capability according to the European Union Reference Laboratory (EURL). In cooperation with the EURL, BIOMIN developed an analytical method to characterize the AfB1binding capacity of bentonites which has now become a crucial part of the authorization process for aflatoxin binders. These efforts spearheaded by BIOMIN have paved the way for legalizing “aflatoxin-binding” as an official claim.  The process towards the authorization of Mycofix® Secure and Biomin® BBSH 797 in the EU began when, on the initiative of BIOMIN, the EU Association of Specialty Feed Ingredients and their Mixtures, or FEFANA, established the Task Force Mycotoxins in 2005. In 2009, the Task Force succeeded in opening a new functional group for mycotoxin counteracting products, signifying a landmark development in the official approval of mycotoxin deactivating products within the EU. This led subsequently to the publication of stringent European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) guidance for anti-mycotoxin product registration—including proofs for mycotoxin and species specificity, efficacy and safety—which have generally deterred the industry from submitting dossiers for EU authorization of anti-mycotoxin feed additives.  In 2010, BIOMIN, however, became the first feed additive company to submit a dossier to legalize the claim of ‘aflatoxin-binding’ properties (Mycofix® Secure). This was followed in 2012 with a dossier for the “biodegradation of trichothecenes” (Biomin® BBSH 797) for EU approval. After a thorough scientific evaluation process, BIOMIN became the first feed additive company to obtain positive opinions from EFSA on these technological feed additives capable of reducing the negative impacts of mycotoxins in animals. 

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Saxlund expands engineering team to continue driving growth

Saxlund International - a major player in the bulk solids handling and storage industry - has appointed a new junior engineer to join its team of technology experts in the drive to develop UK and overseas markets.

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Salisbury-based Colin Macalpine joins the engineering team at the Southampton-headquartered business, and will be responsible for the design of the high quality products that have kept Saxlund International at the forefront of its field. Saxlund International is part of the Opcon group and operates in global markets from offices in the UK, Sweden and Germany and employs around 150 employees. Saxlund’s reputation for reliable and solid materials handling equipment comes with an impressive track record of constructing 3,500 installations worldwide over the past 60 years and including more than 100 cement plants. The UK operation is leading the focus on serving the global cement industry and the market for alternative fuel systems.  “This is a very exciting opportunity for me; joining a company that is one of the major players in its field on an international level. My previous experience has certainly put me in good stead for the challenges ahead and I look forward to contributing to the growing success of the business alongside my own personal development and working on large scale projects across all our specialist sectors,” said Macalpin. “Our achievements at Saxlund come only as a result of the talented people that work with us and the culture we have established. Colin joins us from a strong background in design and manufacturing, and we are confident he will add great value to our business. We hope to learn as much from him as he will learn from us,” added Matt Drew, managing director of Saxlund International. Operating globally, Saxlund has extensive experience in the design, manufacturing and installation of high quality equipment of first class specification, construction and performance in the bulk materials handling and biomass industries. More information...

Event: Bridge2Food 8th Food Proteins Course: Learn about ten animal and vegetable proteins and meet protein industry specialist

Organised by Bridge2Food, the 8th Food Proteins Course, which takes place from November 26-28, 2013 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, offers a unique combination of lectures by industry experts on the properties, processing, functionalities and applications of ten different plant and animal-based proteins: soy, wheat, pea, potato, canola, egg albumin, casein, whey, gelatin and also (bio-active) protein hydrolysates.  The course will also theoretical and practical sesssions. Block 1: Theory session (November 26-27, 2013) Properties & Functionalities overview Participants will learn first about the origin of the various proteins, their functional and nutritional properties and the relative importance of the proteins in the various food applications. The functionalities of each individual protein will be highlighted, as well as the processing methods to extract proteins, the various types of proteins available, the legislative context, the major food applications and the reasons for usage. Block 2: Practical hands-on session (November 28, 2013) Application choices: workout

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Participants will evaluate various protein gels and foods made with plantand animal-based proteins in order to combine the theory with practice and obtain ‘hands-on’ experience. This session will be guided by the technical experts and speakers of large multinational companies, which enables delegates to get the best possible feedback on the know-how and know-why of the protein functionalities and applications. The session will also give a good perspective on how proteins compare to each other on taste, texture, colour and other functionalities.  Full programme available here.  

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26/09/2013: Cutting emissions in the livestock sector; Norway invests in crop diversity; South Korea set to double farm exports

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According to a new study carried out by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), greenhouse gas emissions produced by the livestock sector could be cut by as much as 30 percent through a wider use of existing technologies and practices. To date, the report represents the most comprehensive estimate of livestock’s contribution to global warming. Read the full report here.  The Norway government has pledged USD$23.7 million in a bid to conserve and manage the world’s most important food crops, focusing on the critical need for crop diversity. “In just ten years we will have a billion more people at the global dinner table, but during that same time we could see climate change diminish rice production by ten percent with a one degree increase in temperature,” said Marie Haga, executive director, Global Crop Diversity Trust. Read more...

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The agriculture ministry recently announced South Korea’s plans to double its outbound shipments of farm and fisheries products to US$16 billion in just five years. During a government meeting chaired by Park Geun-hye, president of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, explained that South Korea aims to invest nearly 2 trillion won (USD$1.86 billion) by 2017 to develop new products and farming technologies. Read more...

Why is so little soy produced ‘responsibly’?

Only 3 percent or less of the world’s soy supply is currently certified under one of the standards designed to promote more responsible production, according to a new paper published today by KPMG International – A Roadmap to Responsible Soy: approaches to increase certification and reduce risk. This means that soy lags far behind other commodities where levels of certified production are much higher. For example, 50 percent of nonfarmed whitefish is now certified, 16 percent of coffee and 14 percent of global palm oil production.

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The KPMG paper is published in collaboration with the Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH), WWF, FMO (the Netherlands Development Finance Company) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC). It is timed to coincide with the 8th International Conference on Responsible Soy (RT8) taking place in Beijing on May 28-29, 2013. A Roadmap to Responsible Soy, part of KPMG’s Sustainable Insight series, identifies the barriers preventing growth in certified responsible soy production and presents an action plan to overcome them. The four key barriers are: Weak market demand for certified soy Variable availability of certified soy Fragmentation of the certification landscape The cost of certification for soy farmers. Co-author of the paper, Jerwin Tholen of KPMG in the Netherlands, said, “Soy production is soaring driven by population growth and increasing wealth in the developing world. But as production grows so do the industry’s environmental and social impacts. The very low level of certified soy in the supply chain at the moment presents a risk to large-scale users of soy especially food producers and retailers. Global NGO and activist campaigns have targeted palm oil in recent years, but attention is also being paid to soy. “Addressing the barriers to responsible soy production is not a job for soy producers alone. It needs a collaborative approach across the supply chain from producers and end-users, traders and processors, investors and certification bodies, and governments and consumers.” Key actions recommended in the paper include: Increased commitment to certification by end users of soy including major food and retail brands Greater collaboration between the many and various certification schemes to align their assessment criteria and processes, and improve mutual recognition Financial support from soy processors to assist farmers in funding the upfront costs of certification Greater demand from banks for certification as a pre-condition to providing finance to companies in the soy supply chain More financial incentives for certification to be provided by governments, for example through their tax systems Analysis by KPMG has shown that there is a convincing business case for many soy farmers in the key producer countries of Argentina and Brazil to invest in certifying their production. The KPMG study, commissioned by IDH and co-funded by WWF, FMO and IFC, found that the average payback period for soy producers’ investment in certification is only 3 years and, for larger, better prepared farmers, can be as little as 1 year. Says Jerwin Tholen of KPMG said, “Given that end-user companies such as manufacturers of food, animal feed and biofuel, arguably face the greatest risks from slow progress towards certification, KPMG recommends that these companies should evaluate the issues and potential impacts, and develop a response strategy and plan of action.” A roadmap to responsible soy also includes a framework of actions to assist companies in developing an effective response strategy.

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Modern Process Equipment Corporation: on-site Chain-Vey testing in Jakarta, Indonesia

Chicago USA based equipment processing company Modern Process Equipment Corporation (MPE) has announced it is to offer on-site conveyor testing products on the Chain-Vey at its new test facility in Indonesia.    The facility is fully-equipped to test products on the demonstration ChainVey unit to determine the feasibility and ideal configuration of product conveying needs. MPE’s Chain-Vey tubular drag conveyor moves products gently, efficiently, horizontally and vertically in a dust-tight environment without product degradation or declassification, thereby making it an optimal solution for hundreds of products including coffee, food powders, material chips, activated carbon and more. The new Indonesian facility is located at: PT. Rieckermann Indonesia Jl. Prof. Supomo SH No. 29A Tebet

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The CBH Group recently announced the completion of its 500th portable conveyor belt, known as a grain stacker. Matthew Newton, CBH country maintenance & engineering manager, says it’s an important milestone that is likely to lead to further improvements at receival sites. “The 500th stacker is the first to be automated, giving the operator the ability to fully operate the stacker from a distance,” said Newton. “Although this innovation is in its earliest stages, it is our goal that it will enable CBH to receive grain to an open bulk head without the assistance of an operator in the field, improve the level of safety and be energy efficient.”

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The CBH Group is the first Australian company to design and produce a grain stackers; the latest model is the first to be automated. This development has been 30 years in the making. The first prototype stacker was built in 1983. “It was nicknamed Dino the Dinosaur by the operators on site, this was due the size of the stacker and how cumbersome it was to move around. The stacker was capable of 200 tph,” added Newton. “This latest stacker weighs 18.8 tonne, has a boom length of 23 m and extends to a height of 9m and it has the capacity to run at 500tph.” “We’re proud of this innovation and it’s important for CBH to strive for continuous improvements to meet current and future operational requirements, improve safety standards and manage its own energy usage.”

GEAPS foundation receives USD$500,000 from CHS foundation

The GEAPS Foundation is pleased to announce it is one of five organisations selected by the CHS Foundation to receive funding through CHS Inc.’s new national agricultural safety initiative.

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The CHS Foundation’s USD$500,000 contribution to the GEAPS Foundation’s Professional Development Programs Endowment Fund represents the largest contribution to the fund to date. The GEAPS Foundation was established by the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) in 2011 as a mechanism to secure a stable and predictable funding stream to support GEAPS’ training for grain and processing industry operations professionals. “CHS’s generous contribution supports the development of courses for the GEAPS/Kansas State University (K-State) Distance Education Program. It also demonstrates the vital role for industry businesses in helping to fund development of courses needed to train the next generation of grain industry operations professionals to safely and sustainably feed the world,” said Mark Fedje, GEAPS Foundation board chair, and terminal elevator maintenance team leader, General Mills. The GEAPS/K-State Distance Education Program provides online, peerreviewed CEU courses taught by grain industry leaders in operations safety and grain quality management, facility design, materials handling and equipment maintenance. The courses help strengthen the skills of today’s workforce and grow the knowledge of tomorrow’s grain industry professionals. In 2012, the industry’s first-ever credentialing program, offering the Credential in grain operations management (CGOM), was added. “CHS and the CHS Foundation recognise that meeting the food needs of a growing population requires significant enhancements in our production systems. And, the health and safety of the workforce will be a key component. The GEAPS/K-State Distance Education Program is well suited to help meet that need,” said William Nelson, CHS vice president, corporate citizenship and president, CHS Foundation. “CHS’s leadership in supporting continued expansion of top quality education programs will help GEAPS and K-State develop the courses needed for grain industry workers to stay current with state-of the-art methodology to safely handle, store and process grain in order to maximize its quality and availability for food products,” said Bill Lyster, GEAPS International board chair and special projects manager, Ag Partners. The GEAPS Foundation is working to raise USD$4 million over five years to support the GEAPS/K-State Distance Education Program. All money raised will go the Foundation’s Professional Development Programs Endowment Fund, which will help fund the enhancement and expansion of the GEAPS/K-State course offerings. More information...

27/09/2013: Wheat port access approved by ACCC; USA and Japan organic trade partnership; land management practices The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has accepted Emerald Grain’s wheat port access undertaking agreement after feedback from industry counterparts.

“Emerald Grain is in favour of competition at ports and in the Australian grain market. Competition at Australian ports and grain storage facilities means a better return for Australian growers,” said John Warda, Emerald Grain Group general manager supply chain & operations. The new undertaking will be in place from October 1, 2013. Read more... The United States and Japan have announced that as of January 1, 2014, organic products certified in Japan or in the United States may be sold as organic in either country. This partnership will give US farmers’ and processors’ the opportunity to access the growing Japanese organic market, adding to a growing organic industry and supporting job creation and business growth globally. Read more... 32


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A report conducted by the international Economics of Land Degradation initiative states that the economic value of global land is undervalued and commonly determined by immediate agricultural or forestry market values. There are several ways to combat land degradation, including reforestation, sustainable agriculture and establishing alternative non-agricultural livelihoods (i.e. eco-tourism).  The report suggests that if agricultural land productivity remains at its current levels, an estimated 6 million hectares of land (roughly the area of Norway) would need to be converted to agricultural production every year until at least 2030 to satisfy growing demand. Read the full report here. 

30/09/13: Silos on offer in yard sale; Alltech opens mycotoxin lab in Beijing; new XTRACT® junior product manager for Pancosma Yard sales are an American tradition. You can buy pretty much anything there. Including silos.

A brewing company in Delaware, USA is selling two of its old silos, which were used to house spelt grains, in yard sale. 

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The 925-cubic-feet silos have been sitting unused for almost six years in Fordham Brewing Co. in Dover. Estimated at $4,000 each, the silos can be used for a whole host of purposes, not just storing grains. for example, the Silos Cordoba water tank that is now an aquaculture pond or the metal silo that is has been transformed into an energy-efficient home. So if you want to grab a bargain silo for business or pleasure, the yard is the place to look. Read more...

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Alltech has opened its first Asian 37+ mycotoxin analytical laboratory in Beijing, China.

Part of the Alltech Research Alliance programme, the lab uses a unique UPLC/MS/MS analytical technique that enables the company to investigate more than 30 different mycotoxins quantitatively and more than 50 others qualitatively in animal feed in less than 15 minutes per sample. The 37+ programme has been well-received since its launch in March 2013, winning an award at the Space trade show in Rennes, France earlier this month. More information...

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Panscosma, Switzerland has promoted Jennifer Maurin to junior product manager for the plant extract products. The move is to strengthen the management team for the XTRACT® range of products and its development worldwid.

Prior to joining this position, Maurin was in charge for 4 years of corporate communications and was the events organiser for the Pancosma Group, as well as providing product management support for every range of product at the company. Maurin obtained a MSc engineering degree in the agriculture and food industry in 2009 in Lyon- France. She specialized in quality management and traceability of the animal production systems. Maurin will work in close collaboration with Dr Brenner and support him in promoting the XTRACT® range of products, especially in Spanish and French speaking areas worldwide.

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Event: GRAPAS Conference 2014 call for speakers

Perendale Publishers is pleased to be hosting the GRAPAS Conference Asia 2014. We are focusing on millers and in particular rice, flour and food milling. “There is plenty of information for feed millers at the Victam and FIAAP Exhibitions. We are intent on delivering useful information to those millers producing food products for consumers. We want this event to become a significant meeting point for millers from throughout the region. “To accommodate the various aspects of food milling we have split the programme into three, thereby allowing visitors an opportunity to be selective in how they spend their time over the three-day exhibition. We are seeking company-sponsored speakers for our programme which takes place on April 8, 2014. “Of course, GRAPAS exhibits will be on the exhibition floor itself, interspersed with Victam and FIAAP exhibits,” says Roger Gilbert from Perendale Publishers which owns Grain and Feed Milling Technology magazine and owns International Aquafeed magazine. More information...

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