Milleral – Your global solution key for milling technologies for 25 years

The International Milling Directory member, Milleral is an important partner with great exposure with the International Milling Directory and is an important manufacturer with a worldwide customer base. See their International Milling Directory entry online here: http://www.internationalmilling.com/company_2989.html

Milleral is known in the industry for being a global solution partner in these products and services, amongst others:-

  • Turn-Key Projects for Wheat Flour, Semolina and Maize Mills
  • Grain Cleaning Machinery
  • Roller Mills and Quadro Plansifters
  • Semolina Purifiers
  • Bagging Scales & Extraction Scales
  • PLC / Automation Systems and Complete Electric Systems for Mills

Single-Piece Flow/No Flow Detection Sensor

International Milling Directory member BinMaster is launching a new product for the grain and feed storage sectors. The new Flow Detect 2000 from BinMaster is a single-piece, non- intrusive solution for reliably detecting flow and no flow conditions. The Doppler sensor, power & output connections, and user adjustable controls are packed into in a NEMA 4x enclosure. This new low-cost, microwave-based sensor can be used in gravity chutes, feeders, pipelines, or bucket elevators. It prevents downtime and equipment failure caused by blockages, conveyors running empty, no material flowing to-and-from a process, or loose slide gates.

In silo discharge of grains or feed, it detects no-flow conditions due to bridging or rat holing. Monitoring the correct functioning of gates and valves to reduce material loss or accidental use of incorrect material.

The new Flow Detect 2000

The new Flow Detect 2000

Installation is simple, via a 1-/14? NPT opening. It provides a single analog relay output to alert to flow or no flow status on your PLC.

It detects solids, granules, pellets, meals and powders and is suitable for feed, grain, milling, or ethanol operations. It can prevent cross contamination of ingredients by ensuring flow has stopped before a new material is introduced into the flow stream.

If you’re interested, please contact Todd Peterson, Vice President of Sales at BinMaster, if you have an application that you would like to discuss for the new flow/no flow sensor.

 

Binmaster Level Controls

BinMaster

Oilseed Rape Trial Results are Released

The International Milling Directory can reveal the results of the Winter Oilseed Rape Trial Results from the East & West and Northern regions of the UK. As oilseed processing and raw materials make up many of our listed members’ activities such as: ADM Oilseeds, InstaPro International, Vantage Organic Foods Pvt Ltd, these results hint at a very relevant trend towards a good harvest this year, more so in the Northern region but generally positive mean results. The result tables from their website are below:-

 

HGCA results

HGCA results

HGCA results

HGCA results

 

Perstorp acquires Chemko’s calcium formate and penta businesses

International Milling Directory member, Perstorp, a world leader in specialty chemicals, announces the acquisition of the penta and calcium formate businesses from Chemko a.s. Strážske, a Slovakian chemicals producer. The transaction is part of Perstorp’s ambitious investment plan to increase polyol and calcium formate capacity.

 

Perstorp has signed an agreement with Chemko a.s. Strážske for the acquisition of its penta and calcium formate businesses, related technology and certain assets. It does not include the manufacturing plant in Strážske, Slovakia, any real estate or employees. The transaction is fully in line with both companies’ strategies going forward. For Perstorp, this is part of an ambitious investment plan to increase its polyol production and presence on the calcium formate market.

Ulrika Andersson, VP Business Unit Penta, says,


“Perstorp plans to satisfy all customer needs out of the plants we are running at present and we will have sufficient capacity to supply

both our current and new customers. Going forward, we plan to further increase capacity to support our customers’ long-term growth”,

Calcium formate is a source of highly digestible calcium for farm animals and it has antimicrobial properties in feed. A lowered pH-value in the feed supports the acidification of the stomach contents. Perstorp markets its feed grade calcium formate as ProPhorce™ AC 200.

The polyalcohol Penta is used in applications such as alkyd resins, PVC stabilizers, synthetic lubricants, varnishes, and other products. Perstorp is now producing Penta in three different production plants in Germany, the US and Sweden.

2012 to 2014…VIV China 2014 set for success

The International Milling Directory, as part of Perendale Publishers, proud to be an official media partner of VIV China 2014.

VIV China: from Feed to Meat
In its role as the nation’s platform on animal production and meat processing, VIV China showcases the industry’s developments by the Feed to Meat concept. Feed to meat brings together supply and demand within the complete animal protein chain. The driver behind the chain concept is that animal feed and animal health are vital for meat quality and safety. VIV China will represent every step in the meat production process. Related topics will be featured in the VIV China Conference.

In 2012, the last time VIV China was held, the organising team led by Ruwan Berculo, made plans for this year’s events. They have come around to be right on plan and built on the solid foundations of 2012. Milling for animal feed is a large part of the event and the Chinese market has grown since 2012. Let’s take a look back to the report from 2012:–

VIV China has once again profiled itself as an international platform for products, knowledge and technology for the Chinese animal protein production industry. Following many positive reactions to the event, project manager Ruwan Berculo concludes that the new concept is a success and can act as a blueprint for the next exhibition. The next VIV China is planned for 2014, from 23-25 September. “A compact, high-quality exhibition with a high visitor level, many international delegations, people from emerging economies and a Chinese business audience specifically attracted by innovations,” Berculo summarises afterwards. “You could feel the amazing energy in the air. The enthusiasm and the interest have reinforced our idea that this is what the animal protein industry in China needs. With very well-attended congresses, seminars and receptions parallel to the exhibition, we created a network meeting that counts. Moreover, the atmosphere was great. The top and sub top of the industry have attended; so 13,874 visitors is a high score.”

VIV China received delegations from the Middle East, Russia and South East Asia, among others. The exhibitors were full of praise about the new approach. According to Ruwan Berculo, for Chinese exhibitors, the exhibition was the perfect method to present themselves to the world. The Dutch delegation was also prominent, also due to the co-operating businesses in the poultry sector, the Dutch Poultry Centre. In the words of president Jos Ramekers it was a very successful exhibition, judging by the many contacts established with Chinese interested parties. On behalf of the Product Board Animal Feed, Tjeerd den Hollander said: “The VIV-summit was a very successful exposure for our project for comparing the feed import legislation of China and the EU. As a result of the summit we received lots of positive comments and reflection on our project, which gave us useful information for the finalisation of the project.”

More positive reactions about the International China Summit followed, including from Jeroen Leffelaar, Global Head Animal Protein at Rabobank: “The strong attendance at the International China Summit proved once again that Chinese professionals in animal protein production are very committed to being updated on trends and developments in their industry. In co-operation with VIV, we created an excellent opportunity to share our visions with these valuable relations.” Marleen Boerjan of Pas Reform also speaks highly of the result of the seminars: “During the seminar we provided the most up-to-date information on modular single stage incubation. We are very grateful to VIV for their support and hospitality in hosting this event and to the hatchery professionals who attended. All their questions and involvement made it such an interesting and successful occasion. We look forward to the next seminar”. The first edition of the International China Summit, on Saturday preceding the exhibition, was attended by 266 delegates. The parallel seminars on this day as well as the Closing Plenary Conference were also extremely popular and attracted large audiences.

In addition to the International China Summit, the Food Safety Poultry Forum on Friday September 21 was also well-attended. Poultry International China Edition and WATT also attracted over 100 interested visitors with a series of leading speakers. Greg Watt, President/CEO at WATT, immediately stated his wish to repeat this valuable meeting prior to VIV China 2014. The last congress was organised by the Chinese Association of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine (CAAV) on the second exhibition day in the NCIEC. The Beijing International Breeding Pig Industry Development Symposium attracted 300 Chinese and international delegates. Initiator Mr Machuang, Director International Affairs at CAAV, looks back on this success with great pleasure.

 

Many print copies of the International Milling Directory will be on display at Perendale’s stand W1.G078 so do make sure you can visit the stand!

Optivite Introduces Its New Corporate Brand Representing A Renewed Customer Focus And Global Reach

Optivite is one of the UK’s largest animal nutrition businesses announces the introduction of their new corporate branding which includes, a new logo, corporate website, packaging and informational literature.
New Brand Logo Blue
This refreshed new image is the first for the company since 1996 when Optivite began to implement its ambitious international expansion plans.  Since then Optivite has experienced rapid growth and today operates in over 57 countries across six continents.  This new branding effectively communicates the company’s global reach, whilst reinforcing those values and qualities which have made Optivite the success that it is today.

David Bullen, CEO Anpario Plc the parent company of Optivite said “We are really proud of this new branding which builds on our investment in the Optivite brand.  Optivite was founded by a group of animal nutritionists and the company has a long history of producing science led products that deliver industry leading results, backed up by best in-class customer support.  We wanted to develop a brand that encompasses this and we think we have delivered just that.  This re-brand was undertaken on the back of in depth customer research.  We asked our customers how we could better support their businesses and their feedback was integral to what we are announcing today”.

The rebrand covers an updated logo which represents the global nature of the business as well as what the business represents, “The perfect mix of science & support”.  A clear colour palette which defines core ranges has also been introduced which runs across packaging and informational literature, allowing for easy navigation of Optivite’s product offering.  A range of brochures have been developed which are clear and concise and the website has also been optimised to enable an improved customer experience.

Optivite Ultrabond Bag
Optivite continues to expand its operations across new and existing markets, delivering leading edge nutritional products and expertise to feed and food producers globally.  Should you wish to know more about Optivite and our range of products visit www.optivite.com or call our customer service team on +44 (0)1909 537380.

The annual AHDB/HGCA Planting and Variety Survey: 2014’s Harvest

The annual AHDB/HGCA Planting and Variety Survey estimates the total GB area planted to cereals and oilseed rape for harvest this year at 3.91Mha, up 6% from 2013, with the total wheat area at 1.96Mha, up 22%.

Barley and oat areas are down on 2013, while the oilseed rape area for harvest 2014 remains at levels similar to 2013.

AHDB/HGCA Senior Analyst Helen Plant said: “Generally favourable conditions in the autumn of 2013 supported a return to more typical levels of winter crop plantings, after the extremely challenging conditions a year earlier. As generally expected, this has led to a decline in the level of spring cropping. However, it is also worth noting that for some growers the impacts of the extreme 2012 and 2013 seasons continue, because the forced changes to cropping patterns have rotational implications.”

For wheat varieties, the proportion of nabim group 4 varieties continues to increase, accounting for an estimated 58% of the total GB area. Malting barley varieties account for an estimated 60% of the total barley area, while DK-Cabernet remains the most widely grown rapeseed variety for the fourth year running.

Key findings of the survey are:

·          Total GB area planted to cereals and oilseed rape for harvest this year at 3.91Mha, up 6% from 2013

·         Total wheat area at 1.96Mha, up 22% from 2013

·         Total barley plantings down 8% at 1.09Mha but 38% increase in winter barley area

·         Oilseed rape area showing little change from 2013 at 719,000ha

·         GB oat area down 17% to 144,000ha.

 

New for 2014, the planting survey results are available in an interactive format through the HGCA Market Data Centre at: http://www.hgca.com/markets/new-market-data-centre.aspx (also see below for an image).

GB wheat area estimated at 1.96Mha – up 22%

The wheat area in particular has recovered from 2013 levels, when the lowest area since 2001 was harvested. At 1.96Mha, GB wheat planting supports the potential return of the UK to export markets this season, after an absence of two years, subject to final yields and quality.

Although a substantial increase from 2013, a GB wheat area of 1.96Mha is still slightly below that harvested two years ago. Smaller increases in the Eastern and East Midlands regions may reflect an increased interest in spring cropping, linked to efforts to control black-grass and some positive experiences from 2013.

“The proportion of nabim group 4 varieties continues to increase, following the trend of recent years and now account for an estimated 58% of the total GB area,” said Ms Plant. “This increase comes at the expense of nabim group 2 and 3 varieties, which have seen lower premiums over the past season. nabim Group 1 varieties regained area lost due the wet autumn of 2012, accounting for approximately 17% of the area, similar to 2011 and 2012.”

In Scotland, the wheat area is estimated at 109,000ha – an increase of 25% from 2013. This represents the highest level since harvest 2011, when the Scottish wheat area reached a record 115,000ha and, subject to final yields, is likely to result in lower regional premiums than have been seen in the last two seasons.

 

Total barley plantings down 8% on 2013 at 1.09Mha

The total barley planting area for harvest 2014 is estimated at 1.09Mha. While 8% lower than last year, driven by a reduction in spring barley plantings (down 24%), the GB barley area is still larger than those harvested in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

“This is because of a 38% increase in winter barley plantings to 421,000ha, representing the largest GB winter barley area since 2003 and echoing the results of the AHDB/HGCA winter planting survey,” said Ms Plant.

The largest percentage drop in spring barley plantings is seen in the West Midlands, down 56% and returning to 2012 levels. In contrast, Scotland shows the smallest percentage drop in spring barley plantings, down 7% to 276,000ha and accounts for 42% of the GB spring barley area this year.

Overall, malting varieties on the Institute of Brewing and Distilling approved list for harvest 2014, account for 60% of the total GB barley area. However, the final malting availability will be strongly influenced by final yields and quality.

 

Oilseed rape area relatively stable in 2014

The survey indicates a slight increase (1%) to 719,000ha in the area of oilseed rape compared to that for harvest in 2013.

While 5% below the 755,000ha harvested in 2012, the 2014 area would still be the second largest on record. This shows the crop remained popular with growers due to its financial performance over recent seasons and role as a break-crop. However, declines in planting area are noted in some regions possibly due to rotational changes.

DK-Cabernet remains the mostly widely grown variety for the fourth year running, accounting for an estimated 13% of the area in 2014.

 

GB oat area down 17%

The GB oat area is estimated at 144,000ha. This represents a 17% fall from 2013 levels, when the GB oat area reached a 36-year high but is still above the levels seen in some recent years.

The largest declines, in terms of actual area, are seen in the South East (7,000ha) and South West (6,000ha) of England. In Scotland, the area is estimated at 26,000ha, a decline of 6,000ha from 2013, but still the second largest Scottish oat area (after 2013) since 1994.

Ms Plant commented: “Increased milling demand for oats, farmers looking for an alternative cereal crop and the lower variable costs associated with oats compared to some other cereals, may be reasons behind the oat area remaining relatively strong.”

A full analysis will be published in an MI Prospects article on 17th July 2014 at: www.hgca.com/markets.

Map View

Map View from HGCA’s website