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May 2015


In this issue:

The African
Milling School
Designing a resilient
Ship unloading systems
Steel grain bin
India - Challenges facing
the milling industry

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56 Crucial factors in steel

grain bin management

62 Ship unloading
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Support an industry on a roll

I am honoured to
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for this issue. After
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for Entil, I enjoyed
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milling industries. My own background is
worth mentioning. First, I began a long career
in the Turkish milling industry with Entil. I
am now the rollermill sales and marketing
manager at Entil.

Entil; a foundation of the Zeytinoglu Holding,

has been established in Eskisehir in 1964
with a production capability of grey (GG),
and nodular (GGG) cast iron. With new
investments in 2010 and new production and
office facilities; Entil has reached 22,000 tons/
year capacity and serves a wide industrial
scope by producing pieces from 0.5kg up to
20,000kg for grey and 15,000 kg for nodular
Entil had its own flour and feed mills during
these years and of course spare rolls were
needed. So between the years of 1974 and
1976, investigations were made by Entils
Research and Department how to make

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investments, in 1976, Entil roll production
started. Entil started producing centrifugalcasted rollermill rolls and climbed in a very
short time to the top steps in grinding rolls for
the flour milling industry. Entil believes that
centrifugal casting is the very best method for
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which is the most advanced production type
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working with millers means we strive to be
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We are proud to be working with a leading

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coming five and 10 years and are walking
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Crucial factors in steel grain

bin management
At the recent GEAPS Exchange in St. Louis, Missouri, Kirk
Nelson addressed the fundamentals of steel bin installation
and maintenance.
See the full story on page 56

North America
The United States and Brazil have 6,718
feed mills and produce 66 million tons
from 1,698 feed mills.
See the full story on page 24

43.7 Yield (bushels per acre) of
wheat in the US in 2014, down 3.4
bushels from 2013, and the lowest
since 2011. (Source: NASS)
8.8 Number of acres (in millions) of
wheat harvested in 2014 in Kansas
- by far the USAs most productive
state for this commodity. Next
highest was North Dakota with 7.49
million. (Source: NASS)
22 Percentage drop in Canadas
total reported wheat production in
2014. To be fair, 2013 had been
an exceptionally good year, and
2014 marked a return to previous
production levels. Both harvested
area (-9.4 percent) and average
yield per acre (-13.9 percent)
decreased compared to 2013.
(Source: Statistics Canada)
20.2 Percentage increase in area
harvested for soybeans in Canada in
2014, more than compensating for
a 6.1 percent decrease in average
yield per acre, to give a total
production of 6 million tonnes, up
12.9 percent on the previous year.
(Source: Statistics Canada)
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US Wheat Crop Tour

Annual US Wheat Crop Tour Strengthens
Relationships with Japanese Executive
See the full story on page 72


Jim Schroeder,
co-founder of Great
Western Manufacturing
Inducted into Kansas
State University Hall of
See the full story on page 94


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Sukup to acquire DanCorn

ukup Manufacturing Co, a world leader in grain drying, storage and handling,
will acquire DanCorn, a leading dealer of the same in Denmark, as well as
internationally. DanCorn is the exclusive distributer of Sukup products in all
of Northern Europe and is located in Hedensted, Denmark.
As Sukup Manufacturing Co has been able to expand and grow, our dealers have
also grown bigger and shared in our success. DanCorn is an example of the benefit
of a mutually strong and lasting partnership, stated Steve Sukup, CFO of Sukup
Manufacturing Co. We are looking forward to continued growth with DanCorn and
the expanding opportunities in protecting grain and increasing profit for farmers,
added Charles Sukup, President of Sukup Manufacturing Co.
This acquisition will be of significant benefit to both Sukup Manufacturing Co
and DanCorn A/S. Sukup Manufacturing is a continuously expanding company,
growing over eight times since 2002. DanCorn has experienced tremendous success
with the introduction of Sukup (American) style grain drying and storage systems to
Northern Europe, where this style is now considered the norm.

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Olmix holds successful

seminar and product
launch at Korean
Study compares the
effect of two different
methionine sources in
commercial broiler diets
Future Alltech
leaders start in
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Cargill Executive
Chairman Greg Page
maps path to a more
food-secure world

peaking at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Global Food Security Symposium, Cargill Executive
Chairman Greg Page urged attendees to be mindful
of four principles that can help ensure all people have
access to safe, affordable and nutritious food.
Noting the symposiums focus on leveraging the global
food system to fight malnutrition and improve health, Page
said Cargill has a role to play in ensuring access to enough
food for the undernourished and in bringing healthier foods
to the market to help improve diets and health.
There are four things we ought to be mindful of when
we think about creating a more food-secure world, said
Page. His ought tos include:
Appreciating the importance of price
Honouring the principle of comparative advantage
Embracing the power of emulation
Ensuring societys comfort with the science of
producing food
On the importance of price, Page said, we need to
appreciate the value of prices to signal the worlds farmers
what to produce. We saw this in 2012 when, in the face
of a severe drought in the US Midwest, prices motivated
farmers from South America and Central Europe to

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increase production, ultimately mitigating the droughts
impact on global food production and ensuring peoples
access to safe, affordable, nutritious food, said Page.
He said it will also be increasingly important to honour
the principle of comparative advantage in food production.
To produce the food the world will need in the most
economically and environmentally sustainable way,
we need agriculture and trade policies that encourage
farmers to cultivate the crops best suited for their growing
conditions and then trade the surpluses with others, said
Page also said that the cumulative effects of individual
behaviours can be a powerful force for improving food
security and fighting malnutrition. The Chicago Councils
Healthy Food for a Healthy World report acknowledges
the power of emulation in its findings that women in part
because of their influence over their families diets will
be critically important to combatting malnutrition, said
Expanding on this point, Page said food industry leaders
need to enlist and engage consumers in understanding the
role of science in the food system, both nutritionally and
environmentally. Science and technology are important
not only to producing more food in a more sustainable
way, but also to our ability to improve food safety, reduce
food waste and make food more nutritious and healthful,
he said.
Finding solutions to end hunger and reverse the
consequences of poor nutrition requires trust, transparency
and collaboration, said Page. We look forward to being
part of this important work.


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| 7


Successful Country Mills no 3

Messrs. Press Brothers Green
Cap Flour Mills, Great Yarmouth
(From The Miller July 5th 1896)

Milling Journals of the past at the Mills Archive

by Mildred Cookson, The Mills Archive, UK

he early editions of
Milling and the Miller
record how over a
hundred years ago roller flour
milling was being introduced
into this country and many
small mills just could not
compete with the output they
produced. This series describes
how some of these mills that started out, eg as a basic
windmill, survived.
An interesting example is the Yare Flour Mill, which,
around the year 1886, was fitted out with a complete roller
system by WR Dell & Son of 26 Mark Lane, London. The
firm that owned the mill was founded by the father of two
brothers, and then named Press Brothers. As a young
boy in the 1830s he served his seven years apprenticeship
to a miller at North Walsham, in Norfolk. After serving
his time he took up farming for a while and during
this period his two sons were born. While his sons were
growing up he decided to look for a mill, and in the year
1851 he found a windmill in excellent condition, nine
storeys high and with 5 pairs of stones.
Not long after acquiring the windmill the business was
thriving and he was able to extend the premises by the
addition of the steam mill, (shown in the illustration).
The windmill was still used for the grinding of the grain,
but the meal was then purified and dressed into flour in
the steam mill main building. Later the windmill was
converted into a screen house and granary for the roller
mill alongside. The shape of the windmill lent itself to the
construction of silos on the upper floors as illustrated.
A few years later, the business continued to boom and
they needed to extend their premises further to increase
capacity. What better thing to do than buy another
windmill? Standing close to the old premises on the
opposite side of the road was such a mill. The second
windmill, a fine brick building eleven storeys high,
was said to tower above all other similar structures in
Yarmouth. A few years afterwards the firm modified their
millstone grinding in favour of a combined system; this
now gave them eighteen pairs of stones and twelve sets
of porcelain and chilled iron rolls. The eventual outcome
of this was that they decided to go the whole way and
convert to a complete roller system. So in 1886 the Dell
system was installed. Sadly all the old wind powered
machinery was thrown out!
Press Brothers had created the first complete roller mill
in Yarmouth and was by 1886 turning out a fine quality of
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flour, using 50 percent Norfolk wheat. The mills, situated

conveniently in the southern part of the town were within
easy reach of both railway and canal.
The power required to drive the steam mill came from
two horizontal engines, one for the roller mills and wheat
cleaning machinery, the other for the dressing machines.
The engine driving the rollers and wheat cleaning was a
horizontal compound engine with condenser working at
about 100 horsepower, with a flywheel of 16ft diameter
and 3ft stroke. The engine was built by Messrs. Riches
and Watts, the well-known engineers of Norwich. The
second engine driving the dressing machinery was of
25 horsepower, with a flywheel of 12ft diameter, and
transmitted its power on to the second and third floors of
the mill by belt drive. The steam required to drive the two
engines came from two Galloway boilers. The steam mill
occupied 6 floors.
The ground floor contained a spur wheel which was

An 1886 advert for the Smith Patent Purifier

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The Green Cap Windmill
used as the wheat
cleaning department

fixed on the crank shaft of the engine inside the mill, 9ft
1 in. in diameter, having a 9in. face. This spur wheel, by
means of three pinions, drove three lay shafts on this floor,
driving the roller mills on the floor above. The first floor
housed 20 sets of Clarks double roller mills, placed in
three rows for the breaking of the wheat and the reduction
of the semolina. The flour, three grades - patents, bakers

and low grade - were also packed on this floor. The other
four floors held the dressing machinery for separating the
broken grain from the semolina, middlings and flour. From
the second floor you could access the workshop containing
a lathe, circular saw, and other tools required for small and
emergency repairs when the millwright was not available.
The dressing machinery by George T Smith featured
purifiers and centrifugals with one dusting reel.
A separate building some short distance from the mills
provided the stive room where the fluff etc was collected.
This building, measuring 15ft x 20ft and 22ft high and was
made completely of wood. The floor was perforated with
some 220 holes and each perforation had a canvas pipe
hanging through to the ground floor immediately below.
The canvas pipes were tied at the ends and were cleaned by
shaking them by means of a lever before and after opening
the end for letting out the accumulated dust.
The wheat cleaning was performed in the Green Cap
windmill adjoining the steam mill. This had nine floors, the
top five used for storing the wheat. The lower floors were
used for cleaning the wheat. The wheat passed through
a Coleman and Mortons wheat grader from where it fell
into a Childs decorticator. The wheat after being brushed
in a Barnard and Leas brush machine was elevated to the
eighth floor where it was conveyed by a spout into the
adjoining building into a clean wheat bin, from here it
would be conveyed to be converted into flour.
These early articles contain much detail, which can only
be glimpsed in a summary like this. If you would like to
know more please contact me at

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KWS, BASF and Prime

Agriculture discuss
cereal disease control
this spring

n stark contrast to spring 2014, growers across the

country are reporting crops to be generally clean of
disease. This will undoubtedly come as welcome news,
but as increasing temperatures raise the risk of disease,
what are the implications for fungicide strategies?
It has so far been a kind season; crops are clean and in
good shape, but the evidence of our trials suggest it still
pays to get your protection in first, says KWS product
development manager John Miles.
The lower pressure start to spring coupled with lower
commodity prices has prompted some growers to consider
cutting back on fungicide use in a bid to reduce costs.
While perhaps an understandable reaction Mr Miles warns
that disease is no respecter of the commercial pressures
facing growers.
We all realise pressure will soon begin to intensify.
There is a desire to save on inputs, but if growers plan to
change their strategy on the back of current conditions they
need to be aware of the implications should the situation
The results of long-term trials demonstrate that even in
low pressure years, there is a clear payback to be had from
following a comprehensive fungicide programme.
Mr Miles was speaking at a recent agronomy briefing
held in conjunction with BASF and Prime Agriculture to
consider how learnings in plant disease resistance could
be used to inform fungicide programmes. Although not a
replacement for fungicide applications, he said resistance
ratings could be used to determine the order in which crops
were to be treated, but with the caveat that this is highly
dependent on drilling date and disease pressure.
2014 presented ideal conditions to investigate the
contribution disease scores make to combatting Septoria
tritici. In a typical year, measuring the differences between
a variety with a Septoria score of four and one with six is
quite difficult and often masked by other diseases such as
rusts. Less than four or more than six is, in contrast, quite
easy, but most varieties fall in to the first category so it is
important to know how these will react to pressure, he said.
Perhaps not surprisingly the crops receiving more robust
programmes performed better, but the difference in
programmes was stark.
Visually, there was little difference between crops,
but those that received a second SDHI and a higher rate
of chlorothalonil were able to better utilise the applied
nitrogen. As a result we observed an average yield increase
of more than 0.75t/ha for a regime applying 280kg N/ha.
His observations were supported by BASF regional
sales manager, Steve Dennis who explained that the yield
differential between treated and untreated crops in trials
was greater than the long-term average.
There is always a strong response to fungicides, but the
margin narrows as you move to those with better disease
ratings. For example, Gallant, with a Septoria rating of 4,
showed a 5.0t/ha response to fungicides in our trials while

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Cougar, with a rating of 7, gave a

response of 3.3t/ha.
The average response across
30 varieties in 2014 was 4.39t/ha.
At a wheat price of 110/t that is
an extra 483/ha in output. At a
fungicide cost of 114/ha that is
a MOIC of 369/ha, equivalent
to 4:1 return. Across 200ha that
is an extra 73,860 so there is a compelling argument for
not skimping on control.
If viewed in isolation however, response to fungicides as
a single measure could be considered misleading. It is
important to look at output. Varieties with lower resistance
ratings tend to show the greatest response, but not all yield
to the same level.
This is partly explained by linkage drag said KWSs
John Miles. No one truly understands how Septoria
resistance works though we are learning all the time, but
we have observed lower yields in plants demonstrating
higher levels of resistance. Overcoming this linkage drag
is the subject of research at the highest level, he said.
According to Steve Dennis, the analysis does not provide
a basis for dropping those varieties with relatively poor
scores, but rather supports the case for managing them
accordingly to meet potential.
On average margin increases by 22 percent so there is
a benefit from choosing a cleaner variety, but varieties
with recognised high yield potential will always respond.
Horatio and KWS Kielder, for example have Septoria
ratings of four and five respectively, but yielded close to
Revelation and Skyfall, both of which have a score of six,
said Steve Dennis.

Mangement tool

For Prime Agriculture agronomist Philip Simons, disease

ratings are coming to be seen as an increasingly useful
management tool among his clients.
There is certainly a desire among growers to adopt
varieties with better resistance. About a quarter of the
Prime portfolio is down to varieties with a rating of four.
It fits with wider economic and environmental pressures.
There is a desire to make the most of the plants natural
resistance to disease, buy some time when conditions
make application difficult and prolong the life of the plant
protection products we have, he said.
But equally there was recognition that rates needed to be
maintained and the best products used. You cant afford
to skimp on programmes. Responses will follow, but rate,
interval and product choice are important to maximising
that response, he added.

Introduction of Bipartisan TPA


A Statement by Joel G. Newman, President and CEO, American Feed Industry Association
he American Feed Industry Association applauds the introduction of bipartisan
legislation to update and renew Trade Promotion Authority. TPA was last enacted
in 2002 and expired in 2007. It allows the president to negotiate trade agreements,
and Congress to set priorities and retain its authority to approve or disapprove those
treaties through an up-or-down vote.
Following the bills introduction, AFIAs President and CEO, Joel G. Newman, stated:
AFIA fully supports renewed TPA as called for in the legislation introduced today,
which will open doors to new markets for the feed industry [and agriculture as a whole],
and enhance economic growth and jobs here in the U.S. Trade is consistently growing.
In 2014 alone, the US exported more than $10 billion worth of feed, feed ingredients
and pet food, and we recognise the exceptional room for growth and the impact this
legislation could have.
Thanks to Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), and Congressman
Paul Ryans (R-Wis.) efforts, our industry will have the potential to sell more high
quality, American-manufactured feed, feed ingredients and pet food to foreign markets.
As we look to the future, the US animal food industry recognises trade is a large part of
the big picture.
Removal of trade barriers and enforcement of trade rules requires the support of the
administration. TPA is essential to ensuring the US receives the best possible outcomes
in trade agreements, and AFIA strongly encourages Congress, as well as the president,
to work together for an efficient and beneficial outcome. It is important to remember
however, even though TPA is an important piece of the puzzle, it is not the only piece.
This legislations timing is significant as the US pursues trade agreements such as the
Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.
While AFIA applauds the introduction of this bill, Congress needs to act swiftly to
enact TPA. Without TPA, United States negotiators will lack authority and have limited
ability and leverage when negotiating free trade agreements.
The TPA legislation introduced includes significant improvements to the 2002 TPA
law in areas such as non-tariff barriers to US goods and services, digital commerce,
restrictions on cross-border data flows, fair competition with state-owned enterprises,
labor and environmental standards, and enhanced procedures to ensure Congressional
oversight and public input on US trade negotiations.

A word from our publisher

Our industry milling
is central to food security
Milling, and not just millers but everyone involved in the milling
process from suppliers of micro additives to macro ingredients
and all the machinery and services involved, must accept that
Roger Gilbert
we have greatest influence of anyone on the worlds future food
security. Without the constructive views and ideas from companys such as Cargill,
and expressed by executive Chairman Greg Page (see page 7), and the vision of
people such as our new columnist Christophe Pelletier (see page 18) plus those of
IPack-IMA (see page 48), we will fail to rise to the challenge of feeding our growing
world population. Yet, we have the power (eloquently shown at IDMA in Istanbul
earlier this month and at the 119th IAOM Convention in Palm Springs last week and
Im sure at IPack-IMA next week) to do just that.
We are not in the bottled water business where we can price our product on what our
chosen markets will return. We are in the bread business, providing a staple foodstuff
for all members of our civilisation. We need to profit without doubt, but we also need
to be mindful that for every child or adult who goes to bed hungry through no fault of
their own, its a failure of our milling industry to deliver an accessible and safe staple
food product.

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Anpario plc wins The Queens

Award for Enterprise in
International Trade. Anpario is
delighted to announce it has won
The Queens Award for Enterprise
for outstanding achievement in
International Trade. The Queens
Award for Enterprise is the UKs
most prestigious business accolade,
designed to recognise and encourage
the achievements of UK businesses.
Anpario is located in Worksop,
Nottinghamshire and manufactures
natural high performance
ingredients for animal feeds which
are formulated to protect and
improve the health and performance
of livestock.

Tyson Foods recognises Premier

Carriers of the Year for 2015 For the fourth year, Tyson Foods,
Inc. has named a select group of
its third-party contract carriers as
Premier Carriers of the Year.
Several of the 19 honoured carriers
are repeat recipients. Carriers of
the Year are recognised for their
commitment to excellence in
customer service, communication,
safety, innovation and for being
strong environmental stewards. In
addition to its own fleet of more
than 2,600 tractors, Tyson Foods
has relationships with more than
100 third-party carriers to move
products and raw materials to its
locations and customers.

Alapala recently completed a

semolina mill with a capacity of
400 tonnes per day for Oba
Macaroni in Gaziantep, Turkey
next to an existing mill. The
new semolina mill incorporates
state-of-the-art milling technology
including Corum, Turkey-based
Alapala s new generation milling
section models Similago II Roller
Mills and Aurora Purifiers.

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Alltech acquires
Ridley Inc
to strengthen global leadership
position in commercial animal

lltech and Ridley Inc. announced today that they

have entered into a plan of arrangement agreement
under which Alltech will acquire 100 percent of the
outstanding stock of Ridley, one of the leading commercial
animal nutrition companies in North America, for CAD
$40.75 per share. The total consideration payable to Ridley
shareholders is approximately CAD $521 million.
The price of CAD $40.75 per share represents a premium
of approximately 23 percent to the 20-day volume
weighted average price of Ridleys common shares on
the TSX as of April 22, 2015. The closing price of the
Ridley shares on the TSX on April 22, 2015 was CAD
$33.94. The boards of directors of both companies have
unanimously approved the merger.
This transformative transaction that combines
two industry leaders allows Alltech to deliver better
performance and value to livestock and poultry producers
across the globe, said Dr Pearse Lyons, founder and
president of Alltech. With Ridleys leading animal
nutrition supplements, block products, extensive livestock
and poultry producer distribution network and on-farm
presence, we will be able to bring our advanced nutrition
technology to market faster and more effectively. This
combination creates a new model to deliver superior
animal nutrition and tailored feeding programmes
supported by robust scientific research and data analytics.
This deal underscores our continued momentum in
growing our business through strategic acquisitions of
best-in-class companies with trusted technology and brand
Joining Ridley with Alltech is about bringing the
best nutrition solutions to meat, milk and egg producers
around the world, said Steven J. VanRoekel, president
and CEO of Ridley. Alltech is the technological leader
with a broad global footprint so by uniting forces we will
create a scalable platform to grow and market solutions to
enhance the profitability of producers. We are also joining
a financially strong company that is committed to investing
in science and innovation so that we can deliver the most

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gentis Innovations has announced the recent

opening of their European headquarters in Nicosia,
Cyprus. Agentis Innovations President Yiannis
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advanced animal nutrition solutions.

Ridley is one of the largest commercial animal nutrition
businesses in North America. Ridley manufactures
and markets a full range of animal nutrition solutions,
including formulated complete feeds, premixes, feed
supplements, block supplements, animal health products
and feed ingredients. Ridleys customers include livestock
producers as well as equine and pet breeders. Ridleys
products are sold to producers by direct sales or through
distributor and dealer channels.
Both companies are industry leaders committed to
investing in sustainable nutrition solutions and advanced
feeding programmes that optimise physical and financial
performance on farms, leading to increased efficiency
and value. Alltech spends approximately 10 percent of
its gross revenue on R&D, more than any other company
in the industry. Ridley has a strong technical team
with over 40 advanced degree staff who have produced
some of the industrys best-selling and most widelyrecognised blocks and nutrition supplements and will
now be working side-by-side with Alltechs team of
approximately 150 PhDs. This deal will further enhance
Alltechs primacy in science and allow it to deliver this to
a broader range of livestock and poultry producers in the
US and bring more advanced animal nutrition solutions to
countries across the globe.
Improved animal nutrition is a pressing need for the
productivity of the worlds livestock and food chain. Feed
costs comprise the majority of livestock production costs.
By improving nutrition, livestock and poultry producers
are able to realise a significant increase in efficiencies and
return on investment. Alltechs continued commitment
to tailoring nutrition and health programmes with a focus
on natural, antibiotic-free ingredients allows livestock
and poultry producers to raise healthier animals through
a process that is better for animals, consumers and the
The combined company will have a presence in over 128
countries and 4,200 employees worldwide. Alltech has
more than doubled its sales in the last three years and is on
target to achieve USD $4 billion in sales in the next few
The transaction is subject to approval by Ridley
shareholders, regulatory review and other customary
closing conditions. The transaction is expected to close by
the end of the second quarter.
Alltech has established a track record of successful
acquisitions, having completed seven since 2011.
becoming a standard throughout the Asia Pacific Region.
The opening of our new European facility, will provide the
base we require for our strategic expansion into Central
Europe, Africa and the Middle East markets where we are
already seeing strong demand for our products.
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works alongside industrial and commercial businesses to
help reduce operating costs, improve operating processes
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Wenger enters
agreement with safety
chain software

enger, the market leader in premium

extrusion, drying and process control systems
for the food, pet food and aquatic feed
industries, is excited to announce that it has entered
into a reseller partnership agreement with SafetyChain
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Systems that Automate, Streamline and Improve Food
Safety and Quality Assurance (FSQA) for the food
and beverage industry.
Under the agreement, Wenger will offer the entire
SafetyChain for Food suite including stand-alone or
integrated modules for FSQA Supplier Compliance,
Food Safety Management, Food Quality Management,
Regulatory and GFSI Compliance/Audit Readiness
and SafetyChain Mobile Apps to current and planned
Wenger customers. The two companies will also deliver
pre-built integration points between the SafetyChain and
Wenger systems for a seamless experience for Wenger
customers leveraging SafetyChain for Foods ability
to integrate data from production equipment to become
part of the entire FSQA process and record.

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Wenger. Our customers will benefit by having a backend solution that leverages data from Wenger process
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larger SafetyChain suite. Customers will gain additional
value by working with two industry leaders to deploy
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A Flour World
Museum story
No. 1

Meeting millers
Tom Blacker, International Milling Directory

king cake
You can get it as a dry cake, with
cream, truffle chocolate, or in worldrecord size king cake, eaten in
Mexico since the 16th century at
Epiphany. To celebrate 200 years
of Mexican independence, Mexico
City bakers made a truly king-size
"Rosca de Reyes" weighing ten tons
and measuring 2360 feet long. The
massive cake took 16,684 pounds of
flour, 56,880 eggs and 8157 pounds
of butter, and cut nicely into 254,000
pieces. But no one knows who
found the porcelain figurine that is
hidden in every Rosca de Reyes. This
will no doubt remain a mystery, for
whoever finds it must make tamales
for all the guests, later at the
"Fiesta de la Candelaria". With this
gargantuan cake that would be an
impossible task.
The Mhlenchemie FlourWorld Museum
in Wittenburg is an expression of our
company culture and the responsibility
we feel towards the miller and his flour,
as one of the most important staple
foods. The museum is a journey through
the millennia, illuminating the development and importance of flour. It is
the only one of its kind in the world.

The opportunity to step out and meet millers is always

a pleasure. Meeting a miller in person, as we all know,
involves understanding a millers unique personal
perspective. In any mill operation, the miller is a
central person (It is qualified people who run and
control the technology and machinery to ensure the
smooth running of the mill).
As each person is different in many ways, millers
must also be appreciated in their own way too. In my
opinion, this means conversing about their mills and how they produce for their
customers. Millers do not just drop in and out of the industry with high turnover
rates, they learn, train and spend a long amount of time building their personal
touch and craft.
In my work with The International Milling Directory, and Milling and Grain
magazine, I have had the privilage of visiting countries all over the world, and
have been fascinated to talk to millers about how individuals deal with both the
core challenges that face all of us in the industry, but also the specific challenges
that come with geography.
No matter what part of the world you are from, the International Milling
Directory is always a great resource, when comparing, buying and understanding
the latest products in the market place. It connects millers to the supply chain
and the network they depend on, both locally and globally. It allows for greater
communication in this industry that needs more transparency and connectivity.
Recently at the IDMA exhibition in Turkey, I had the pleasure of also
reacquainting myself with some of the millers and suppliers that I have met at
other places. This is one of the great aspects of trade shows like this one - real
business relationships can be forged.
I was glad to provide many directories to many millers directly. The Turkish
feed and flour market continues to grow at a very rapid pace. Undeterred by
many political or economic sanctions, such as those affecting and disrupting
Western trade means that Turkey is open to trading even more than ever before
with Russia, the Middle East, Africa and South America. The oversight and
management from the TUSAF and TMO organizations seems to be working well
for an industry growing and with further room to grow. The future is bright. We
will hope to keep a keen eye on further innovations and developments as Turkey
advances onwards.

Tom Blacker
Directory Coordinator
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Milling News

Lallemand Animal Nutrition expands Ruminant Centre of

Excellence program with Texas A&M AgriLife Research
Offering is part of Lallemand forward commitment to advance global animal agriculture

allemand Animal Nutrition and Texas A&M Agrilife

Research announce a collaboration to be launched
at the McGregor Research Center in McGregor,
Texas. Lallemand Animal Nutrition has established
partnerships worldwide as part of their Research Centers
of Excellence program, to forward the development and
innovation of microbial solutions.
At Lallemand Animal Nutrition, were moving forward
with an eye on the future, says Mathieu Castex, PhD.,
Global Research and Development Director, Lallemand
Animal Nutrition. Were at the forefront of providing
modern yeast, bacteria and microbial solutions, and
collaborative partnerships as well as our Centers of
Excellence provide the opportunity to evaluate our
technologies in real-life situations.
This collaboration is one of two dedicated to product
applications for beef, dairy and small ruminant animals. The
work completed at these locations focuses on continuously
documenting the mode of action, biomarkers of efficacy
and benefits of existing yeast and bacteria strains. The
researchers also are working toward a better understanding
of the microbial ecosystems, solutions and applications to
support sustainable animal production, Dr Castex adds.
In particular, we are aiming to document microbial
solutions that can help to answer the modern
challenges of dairy and beef production - maintaining
optimal production while enhancing animal wellbeing, he says.
Kerry Barling, DVM, PhD, Global Manager of
Beef Technology with Lallemand Animal Nutrition
helped select Texas A&M AgriLife Research for this
partnership based on their vision for supporting animal
The research completed at the McGregor facility,
along with our other Ruminant Centers of Excellence,
will be a combination of strain selection; identification
and characterisation; as well as in vitro and in vivo
testing, Dr Barling says. With this new partnership
with AgriLife Research, we can complete more
field validation work and real-life monitoring with a
GrowSafe System to measure individual animal feed
intake and behavior.
The McGregor Research Centre provides a full
spectrum of scientific and informational resources to
support Texas A&M AgriLife Research, as well as the
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Texas A&M
Universitys College of Agriculture and Life Sciences,
the citizens of the State of Texas - and beyond.
We are excited about our collaboration with
Lallemand Animal Nutrition, says Dr Craig Nessler,
Director of Texas A&M AgriLife Research. At our
McGregor Research Center, our primary goal is to help
develop sustainable solutions for beef cattle producers
in Texas that can have global utility. Working
with industry partners like Lallemand gives us the
opportunity to work alongside them in characterising
products and identifying knowledge gaps so that

innovative solutions can be identified, developed and

Lallemand Animal Nutrition is committed to optimising
animal performance and well-being with specific natural
microbial product and service solutions. Lallemand
Forward encompasses the specifically chosen service
solutions that enhance people, knowledge and production
No product is brought to market without a substantial
base of research and proof of performance. We research
and develop specific solutions that are uniquely different
and have the ability to advance overall animal production
and well being, Dr Castex says. Its the forward-thinking
we put into our research that results in quality products
with practical application.
Lallemand Animal Nutrition Centers of Excellence
dedicated to ruminant and silage research are located in the
following locations:
National Institute for Agronomic Research (INRA)
Clermont-Ferrand and Theix, France
William H. Miner Agriculture Research Institute
Chazy, NY, United States
Biotechnology Research Institute of the National
Research Council, Montreal, Canada

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The Pelletier Column

Future rhymes with infrastructure

by Christophe Pelletier
The potential to grow the
quantity of food needed to meet
the needs of the world growing
population is there. It is not
just a matter of production on
farms, though. To succeed, the
entire value chains will have to
be well organised and efficient.
Infrastructure rarely makes the
headlines. Yet, it should because it plays an essential role.
Infrastructure is really the lifeblood of future food security.
There cannot be long-term prosperity or successful
economic development without an adequate infrastructure.
Once food is produced, it must also be delivered to
consumers and be eaten. For the future, the population
boom that will take place in urban centers of Asia and
Africa is going to require solid planning and vision. Many
of the megacities that will emerge in the coming 40 to
50 years hardly exist, yet. Nonetheless, they are coming.
Organising the proper supply of food, water and all other
essentials from production centers is crucial. The amount
of money needed will be huge. For some regions, a
Marshall Plan type of action will be necessary.
In my previous article, I explained why I see a great
opportunity for the feed and milling industry to lead in
the future to achieve food security in the decades to come.
It is particularly true for infrastructure. The feed and
milling industries could not exist if it could not get the raw
materials delivered to the plant and their products to the
customers. They need storage, vehicles, roads, railways
and waterways. They are going to need them even more
in the coming decades. As the map of population and
of economic activity evolves, so does the location of
consumption centres as well as of production areas.
The organisation of supply chains needs to adapt. Raw
materials will originate from new and different locations
and the industry will have to deliver customers in new
places. Because of its central position in the value chains,
the feed and milling industry can look both upstream and
downstream to pinpoint where infrastructure needs will
be. Then, it has a duty to be vocal about it and to let all the
stakeholders know about the infrastructure objectives to
The unfortunate thing about infrastructure is that it is a
long-term investment. Nonetheless, it is an essential one.
If the goods cannot move to their destination smoothly,
neither will the money in the economy. When done well,
the positive financial return lies in economic development,
in more and better jobs. Eventually, more people will
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have more money to buy more goods and services, and

also to pay taxes to ensure a good maintenance of the
infrastructure. Good infrastructure helps prosperity and
peace. Of course, an important question is who must
finance infrastructure. Many stakeholders benefit from a
good infrastructure and therefore it must be a collaborative
effort. Setting up the right infrastructure improves
sustainability of food production and supply. Not only does
it reduce food losses, but it allows transportation systems
that use less energy and emits fewer greenhouse gases. In
particular, railways and waterways that replace road truck
transport work towards that goal. Better roads also make
transport cleaner and more efficient than bad ones. Using
the right type of vehicles and maintaining them properly
reduces the environmental impact.
A good infrastructure prevents waste. The key is to be able
to bring the food to the consumers. Still, too much of the
food production does not reach the market because of a
deficient infrastructure. The FAO estimates the annual cost
of fixing post-harvest problems in developing countries
at $83 billion. Doing so provides many upsides for all
stakeholders from farms, businesses and government. The
FAO estimates the annual missed value of post-harvest
losses at US$ 1 billion. Clearly, the return of fixing postharvest losses is huge. There is more than enough money
to fix the problem. Compared with the amounts spent
since 2008 to bail out banks, to print money massively as
it has been done and to rescue some financially troubled
European countries, it is a drop in the ocean!
Yet, fixing post-harvest losses is a painfully slow process.
Solid collaborative leadership that crystallises the energies
is necessary to make it happen. All stakeholders must
realise how important infrastructure is for them and for
all of us. They must come on board and together solve
infrastructure problems. Practically, reducing food losses
means that to supply the same quantity, food production
does not have to put as much pressure on the environment
as it does when there is waste. How long will we accept
not only to waste food, but also all the water, the energy
resources, the inputs, the time and the money that have
been used to produce it in the first place?

Christophe Pelletier is a food and agriculture strategist

and futurist from Canada. He works internationally. He
has published two books on feeding the worlds growing
population. His blog is called The Food Futurist.

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Industry in the Philippines

by Chris Jackson, Export Manager UK TAG
It does not
seem a month
since I wrote
my inaugural
column for
MAG magazine
as much has
happened for
our industry in
the UK and for me what I thought would
not be a busy month turned in to just
the opposite as we strive to promote our
industry globally.
Profitability is the key that drives us
all, which generally means increasing
outputs whilst driving down costs through
innovative technology with skilled
management, taking the best that the world
can offer and incorporating it into our
A major part of my job is to find
global opportunities and bring these
to the attention of our industry to save
your business some time in searching
out potential areas for success. As an
independent trade association we are often
able to access breaks and new ideas and
distribute these to a wide audience.
We look for exhibitions and seminars that are
particularly relevant to our industry where
not only can we showcase our products but
where we can find other companies and
countries whose ideas and technology will
help our industry to develop.
As I write these notes I am preparing to fly
to China for the China Animal Husbandry
Exhibition and Global Pig Forum. Held
in probably the worlds biggest market
certainly the worlds biggest pig producer
with 48 percent of the worlds pigs. But
a difficult market to succeed in, needing
a great deal of patient understanding and
a country in which developing long-term
relationships is absolutely key to success.
Following on from this exhibition we
are supporting Livestock Philippines
where you could not hope to find a more
contrasting country and culture albeit that
a lot of big business is run by the ethnic
Chinese population who still maintain
their business sense and drive after many
generations. Here, you have a country
of 100,000,000 people about 40 percent
of whom still work in agriculture living
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on some 7000 islands that make up their

country contributing 20 percent of GDP.
With the countrys ever-increasing
population accompanied by a progressively
shrinking land space, Filipino farmers
are adopting more efficient farming
systems. Fortunately, through farming
systems researches new techniques are
continuously being developed, particularly
for smallholder farmers. For example,
it has been shown that by integrating
livestock and fish production systems the
total food protein yield and profitability
from a unit area of land is significantly
The Philippines has a well-developed
livestock, the third largest pig population
in the region following China and Vietnam.
It also has a fairly-developed aquaculture
industry. Yet, in spite of the profitability of
integrated livestock-fish farming systems
demonstrated by local researchers, very
few Filipino entrepreneurs have adopted
the technology.
The few entrepreneurs who have adopted
integrated livestock-fish production
technology will also serve to encourage
farmers to venture in this farming system.
With self-sufficiency in poultry a
substantial pig and aquaculture industry the
demand for efficient storage and milling
facilities is high, without this industry none
of the intensive livestock production can
be maintained.
Livestock Philippines 2015 will be held
in Manila from June 24-26, 2015. Hosted
by the Department of Agriculture and,
the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) the
National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS).
On show there will be, feed production
management, animal health and nutrition,
closed housing systems, centralised
slaughtering facilities and advanced meat
processing and packaging technologies.
Please come and visit us there.
As we continue to look forward Indonesia
will be our next country to visit in July,
with 250 million people and more than 65
million with disposable incomes this is a
country that we need to develop stronger
trading relationships with. We will be at
Indo Livestock. Look for us!
To keep up-to-date you can follow us on
twitter: @AgrictecExports

Association of
Wheat Growers
of the Federal
Water Quality
Protection Act

bipartisan group
of senators
announced the
Federal Water Quality
Protection Act that
requires the Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA)
and US Army Corps of
Engineers to rewrite the
proposed waters of the US
President of the National
Association of Wheat
Growers (NAWG), Brett
Blankenship, issued the
following statement.
We applaud the efforts
by this group of Senators
and the introduction of
this bill that seeks to
protect the water quality
of navigable waters and
more clearly define what
waters of the US includes
and does not include.
On behalf of the nations
wheat growers, we look
forward to working with
Congressional leadership
to ensure a swift passage.
We are very supportive
of this legislation that
addresses significant flaws
in the proposed WOTUS
NAWG also joined a
group of agricultural
organizations voicing
support for the Act by
signing on to a letter sent
to the Senate Committee
on Environment and
Public Works. This
legislation establishes
sound principles to guide
the agencies action on a
waters of the US rule so
the final result reflects the
statutory limits created by

Milling News

Bringing the
best to Somalia:
IMGS leads the way
Although IMGS offers its services in a variety of ports
around the world, we take particular pride in the fact
that our equipment and most importantly our invaluable
staff are capable of delivering our services to the IMGS
benchmark of high quality, in particularly tough locations.
One such recent example is our operations in the Federal
Republic of Somalia.
IMGS teams have been deployed in both the ports of
Mogadishu and Kismayo in Somalia for the since 2013.
Our teams face real challenges in our daily operations in
these ports as local infrastructure and labour have little
to zero background in the handling of valuable agri-

commodities such as sugar, wheat and sorghum. IMGS

has introduced both ship discharging, mobile bagging
and storage services in Somalia. All of these services
have required the IMGS team to make an investment into
rebuilding the port facilities, training local Somali national
staff and introducing a modern fleet of bulk cargo handling
equipment from the Rapidpack product line.
On April 22, 2015, IMGS is preparing for the arrival of a
ship of 25,000mt of raw sugar that requires bulk discharging,
mobile bagging and/or transportation and storage. IMGS
teams are making preparations on the ground to ensure
that our principles interests are protected and we as IMGS
continue to deliver on the trust that has been placed in us as
their contractors. IMGS has been credited as being one of the
key stakeholders in the rebirth of bulk handling in Somalia.
IMGS has been providing such innovate services in
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Agromed announces appointment of PeterLabs

as new distributor in Malaysia

gromed Austria, a leading provider of premium

natural feed additives, today announced that it
has strengthened its global distribution partner
network for OptiCell by appointing PeterLabs Sdn
Bhd, a subsidiary of PeterLabs Holdings Berhad, as its
distributor in Malaysia.
We are pleased to partner with PeterLabs and look
forward to working closely with their experienced
team of dedicated professionals, said Helmut
Grabherr, CEO of Agromed. We are confident that
PeterLabs vast experience and excellent knowledge
of the Malaysia livestock market will support our
initiative of communicating the Agromed and
OptiCell solutions to the poultry, swine and dairy
markets in Malaysia.
It is our privilege to join Agromeds network of
distribution partners and represent their star product
OptiCell, a proven eubiotic lignocellulose containing
a unique fermentable component, said Lim Tong
Seng, Managing Director of PeterLabs. With
OptiCells impressive performance that is already
noted by farmers in Malaysia as well as other parts of
Asia, we believe that there is a huge market potential
for OptiCell here in Malaysia and hope to develop a
strong demand from increasing our focus on additional
livestock sectors and applications over the coming
As an established distributor, PeterLabs has a
strong presence in Malaysia which will greatly help
to expand the reach of OptiCell in the region. said
David Saunders, CEO of LinkAsia Partners. The
collaboration between Agromed and PeterLabs will
enable more customers to experience the benefits from
OptiCell, thereby improving production performance
and in-field solutions.
OptiCell is a natural lignocellulose product which
offers a very competitive value proposition with
proven performance benefits at a cost comparable to

other fibre sources. With a well-balanced combination

of fermentable and non-fermentable fibre contents,
OptiCell is well recognised as a valuable, high-density
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lthough China was once again the leading producer

of feed with 183 million tons manufactured in the
official estimate of more than 9,500 feed mills, this
is the second year of decline in its production. The country
experienced a notable 4 percent decline from last years
numbers. Some analysts contribute this downturn to a slow
hog market and bird flu that suppressed consumer demand.
India, on the other hand, had a considerable increase in
feed production, up to 29.4 million tons (a 10 percent
increase over 2013), owing mainly to favorable weather
conditions and consistently-improving farming methods
and technology.
The United States and Brazil ranked second and third
respectively, with 172 million tons from 6,718 feed mills and
66 million tons from 1,698 feed mills.
When grouped into regions, Africa and Latin America
saw the greatest growth in 2014. Asia Pacific, Europe,
North America and the Middle East all showed a slight
incline. Several individual countries can be highlighted
as bright spots of growth and development. Among them
were Turkey, Indonesia, Romania, Tunisia and Bolivia,
all of which experienced their second consecutive year of
significant increase in feed production.

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2014 feed tonnage: 438.62 million metric tons

2013 feed tonnage: 444.4 million metric tons
1.3% decrease
Poultry feed production makes up 45% of the total
livestock feed production globally
Asia is the leading poultry feed producer; N Am is #2
Poultry feed production was UP in Africa, Europe, and the
Middle East; same in LA; Down in Asia and N America
Top Poultry issues in 2014: Antibiotic Free, Mycotoxins,
Avian Influenza

North America Highlights

6,790 feed mills

2014 feed tonnage: 192.80 million metric tons
2013 feed tonnage: 189.03 million metric tons
2% increase
Poultry is the leading species in North America (86.76
million metric tons)
Ruminant #2 (46.145 million metric tons)
North American Pig farmers took a hit this year due to
North America produces 1.76 million metric tons of Aqua

Points of Interest
All species were UP in AFRICA, despite the fact
that this region had the HIGHEST prices on raw
ingredients for feed.
Africa was the only region to see an increase in
production for all species.
Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America and North
America all saw an increase in the number of
feed mills. North America had the biggest jump,
adding 1,054 mills in the year. The Middle East
saw a decrease in the number of feed mills. AARSEN5009

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Progressus and Kasetsart University in Thailand have united

to launch a much-needed training resource for feedmilling,
livestock and aquaculture across Asia. In the form of short
courses, each five-day residential programme will cover a
variety of crucial management and production fields for
various industry segments.

Thailands AgriSchools
launch milling and feed
AgriSchools will be held at Kasetsart Universitys Kampang
Saen Campus, in Bangkok, Thailand, using their recently opened
state-of-the-art training facilities.
The 2015 AgriSchools program include
Feed Mill Management 11th to 15th May
Pig Management 13th to 17th July
Aquaculture Nutrition 24th to 28th August
Layer Management 14th to 18th September
Aqua Milling 23rd to 27th November

Educating professionals

Dean of Agriculture at Kasetsart University, Kampaengsaen

Campus, Assistant Professor Seksom Attamangkune said, We are
pleased to be aligned with Progressus on this important initiative.
Education of professionals in the industry is crucial to ensure

Asian agriculture keeps up with the very latest

in production and management methods. Our
team endorses the programmes and content of
Progressus AgriSchools and we look forward to
developing these courses not only for industry,
but also for our Thai and International students.
Director at Progressus, Yiannis Chistodoulou,
added Our Education initiative Progressus
Dean of Agriculture
Agrischools will facilitate the most up-to-date
at Kasetsart University,
technical schools available to agribusinesses
Campus, Asst.
across Asia ensuring that everyone has access to
Prof. Seksom
the latest technical and management information
formerly laucjes
We have combined leading industry experts
AgricSchool courses
from around the world with our local experts to
with Progressus
Director, Yiannis
ensure the very latest of information is available
Chistodoulou (right)
to those who attend. Further, attendees will
receive regular updates on recent advances
following the training to ensure we keep our graduates up to
date, he added.
Progressus identified the wide variance in accessibility to up to date
technical and management information across the Asian region.
Further, it recognises the need for completely neutral
programmes, not aligned to any one company or brand.
Dr Chistodoulou concluded, Our AgriSchools are up-todate, independent and well-presented by industry leaders. They
are available in scheduled AgriSchools. However. we are also
working with clients to provide, in a similar form, in-house
technical programmes.
The benefit is improved and uniform skills and knowledge
across Asia, he concluded.

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SonicAire 2.0
SonicAire 2.0 prevents combustible dust buildup and
saves money.

MAY 2015
In every edition of Milling and Grain,
we take a look at the products that will
be saving you time and money in the
milling process.

Manufactured by IES, it is the only proactive solution that

prevents fugitive dust from accumulating on overhead
It is powered by BarrierAIre
technology, creating an air
curtain that shields structures from
dust buildup. This allows facilities
to consistently maintain highest
levels of clean to comply with
OSHA regulations on overhead
combustible dust.
Take advantage of our Try and
Buy program, if you would like
to find out more, contact Jordan
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The Brabender Rotary Mill

The Brabender Rotary Mill grinds
manifold materials prior to the
analysis properly, reliably, with
variable degree of fineness. The
material is filled through the feed
hopper into the grinding chamber
of the mill. A slide gate at the
hopper outlet permits precise
dosing of the material. The grinding
chamber is equipped with four
stationary special steel cutting
knives. Interchangeable sieves at
the bottom of the grinding chamber
make it easy to vary the degree of
finesness according to your needs.
Safety switches in the grinding
chamber and at the collector
prevent operation of the mill when
the door of the grinding chamber
is open.


Turn to page 78 to see
our full report from the
IDMA event in Turkey.

Alapala: Bran Finisher

Oryem: Rotary Sieve

One of the most useful new features and noticeable

advantages of the Branfinisher is to optimise flour Recovery.
It simplifies Maintenance procedures with its
simple adjustment and
has intrinsically safe
and sanitary design.
All facilities of the
latest and innovative
technology were used
order to improve the
operator controllability.
As a natural result it
optimises the flour

The Rotary Sieves purpose is in the separation of undesired

particles and impurities via high centrifugal effect
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An integrated part of the hammer milling unit to separate

bran and save energy(sieve pan model)
Centric and peripheric direct coupling
A solid metal body
Adjustable perforated screen sheet by desire
Easy access and cleaning via cleaning door on the body
Easy maintenance



Agromatic Laboratory Flour Mill

AQC 806

Swiss-made 4-roller laboratory mill with one sieve with

hardened rolls roll 4 also available as smooth roll connection
110/230VAC integrated frequency converter motor voltage
3x400V advance- and reverse run sieve area with quality
sieves (Sefar) all rolls with roller brushes sieve drum
brush massive grinding block (aluminium) roller distance
adjustable via eccentric tappet electronically controlled
feeding roll
Technical basic data: Connection voltage either 110/230V 45/55
Hz Motor connection voltage 3x400V/50Hz / 0.4kW addressed
via frequency converter one to three phrases (higher torque,
constant running). Internal control voltage 24 VDC electronic
door lock Speed drive motor 1350 rev/min Speed grinding roll
W1 970 rev/min Speed grinding roll W2 420 rev/min Speed

- 1 round belt (sieve drum) - 1 sieve drum complete with

clothing 150 Special accessories (order separately) Art.
0006154 smooth roll W4G Art. 0006041 sieve drum empty for
replacing clothing Sizes: h 620mm w 410mm d 475mm Net
weight: 70kg, gross weight incl. air/seaworthy packing 93kg

grinding roll W3 970 rev/min Speed grinding roll W4 420 rev/

min Mill gap W1 : W2 0.8mm +- 0.1mm (fi x) Mill gap W2 :
W3 0.15mm + 0.0 - 0.02 adjustable Mill gap W3 : W4 0.05mm
+- 0.02mm adjustable Maximum charge approx. 900gr Grinding
capacity approx. 15 - 100gr/min Standard sieve drum clothing
250, others on request Rolls with coil ribbing, roll 4 can
additionally be replaced by smooth roll Scope of supply: Art.
6000001 - laboratory mill with 2m connection cable without
plug - integrated grinding rolls, adjusted - sieve-drum with sieve
250 - operating manual German / English
Recommended accessories (order separately) Art. 0006081
- 5-item toolset - roll extractor Expendable items (order
separately) Art. 0006101 - 1 set roll brushes (3 piece nylon)
- 1 sieve drum brush (horsehair) - 1 flat belt - 1 drive belt

de-charging has been taken care of. The AQC806 is a 4-rollermill with one sieve. The mill consists of a heavy welded steel
chassis part with integrated motorblock, frequency converter
and electronic device. The milled grinding device made of
aluminium contains the inlet funnel, the 4 grinding rolls with
adjustable distance and the drive. The corrugated grinding rolls
are made of high quality hardened steel. The large compound of
the grinding block allows vibration-free operation at low noise.
The electronically controlled feeding roll allows precise and
constant dosage in the range of approx. 15 - 50gr/min. The main
drive at the 3-phase, frequency controlled motor is handled by
a drive belt, the drive of the rolls by means of a rotating fl at
belt. The extrinsically running sieve area is operated by a high
flexible round belt.

Purposes: Production of flour from grain samples for further tests

and analysis
Comparing tests regarding characteristics of the grain
Quick grinding of high sample volume
Easy and quick cleaning when changing product
The mill can be used for permanent operation if feeding and
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OptiMix paddle mixer

ANDRITZ proudly introduces the new OptiMix paddle mixer. In order to help
customers keeping up with the increasing demands of the feed processing
industry, ANDRITZ has developed a new and improved paddle mixer. The new
OptiMix paddle mixer has a shorter mixing time and the patentable design
features are unique for the market.
Key features:
Self cleaning function: preventing cross contamination between batches
Fast and efficient mixing: can mix up to 30 batches per hour
Has a unique design: it is easy to clean and maintain
Fully tested and documented effect
Easy access to liquid systems

Focus on research and development

The new OptiMix paddle mixer is a result of dedication and hard work from our
skilled R&D team. It is a key factor of our vision to keep providing the best quality
machines to our customers that ensure easy production, cost efficiency and highquality results.
ANDRITZ is committed to substantial R&D efforts in order to lead the industry in
technological innovation. We are consistently offering advanced products, so
our customers will continue to see the benefits of buying our products.

Storage solutions
Symaga is a Spanish company specializing in the design,
manufacture and supply of steel silos for storing seeds,
cereals, malts, oilseeds, grains and pellets, and rice for
the agriculture, agro-industry, biofuels and biomass
The company has more than 30 years of experience and
over 15 million m3 of storage space worldwide, ensuring
the capacity to tackle any project.
Symaga supplies a wide range of silos, flat bottom up to
25,000 cubic meters, and hopper silos reaching 12 meters
in diameter with 45-degree hopper and 2,649 cubic
meters capacity, completely galvanized and the double
welded compression ring. Symaga provides Z600 gr/m
galvanization, and continues to invest
in research and development, allowing
it to develop new products such as
ventilated cones and fully perforated
floors, to meet customer needs.

This months Milling and Grain
magazine is the Product
Showcase issue. We take a look
at the product, bith new to the
market, and

Tapco plastic elevator buckets

There are some big advantages in using plastic buckets over
the traditional metal ones. Firsty, they eliminate the possibility
of explosion-causing spark generation from foreign objects
circulating in the elevator or from bent or torn metal buckets.
They are also impact absorbing, allowing bend or yield
to bypass an obstruction subsequently returning to their
original shape. There are also no sharp edges offering safer
handling by maintenance personnel.
Plastic resin buckets will also never oxidise or rust, and are
lighter weight than a metal bucket of the same size, saving
energy and wear on the system.
Tapco offer a choice of FDA compliant resins that can be
tailored to satisfy specific application requirements based on
material being conveyed and are safe for use in human food
products and livestock feed.
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Satake RGBS
optical sorter
Satake has introduced the new RGBS optical sorter. This large
capacity colour sorter features advanced RGB cameras and
Smart Sensitivity sorting technology. It is ideally suited to sort
cereals, pulses in a plant environment. The full-colour cameras
recognize 16 million subtle colour differences contributing to food
security and improving the grains appearance.
The new user interface design has individual
sensitivity adjustments for specific defects.
This simple sorting control makes it easy for
the operator to achieve maximum sorting
performance with minimum training.
New extra width chutes provide high
processing capacity and the option of a simultaneous tertiary
sort offers higher yield. The reverse sort option provides an
additional function for reclaiming good
product from the reject.
Available in two frame sizes (RGBS
3000 and 5000) the RGBS is the latest
addition to the range of Satake full
colour sorters to compliment the
Evolution and Pikasen.

Storage solutions
The main trends in the grain storage industry are: Increase
in demand for grain storage, increase in demand for
silos of bigger capacities, flexibility in
design, growing importance of safe
storage, government-becked silos and
competitive prices.
Therefore, Silos Cordoba use a new
coating, Z-600, and has developed a
new model of silo, the model 41.25.
These are the biggest silos that has ever
been assembled by Silos Cordoba and the biggest silos
assembled in Europe.

NexGen 3150
Commercial Sweep
Hutchinson, a division of Global Industries, Inc., recently
introduced the NexGen 3150 Commercial Sweep that
combines a powerful four-wheel drive tractor with a
unique modular design that allows adaptation to silo
diameters from 14.63 m to 45.72 m. The NexGen3150
boasts capacities from 200-400 MTPH with O.D. X
10 mm thick flighting. Additionally, the 10:1 gear reducer
delivers up to 40 kilowatts of power to the 3150 auger,
enabling it to handle the toughest jobs with ease.
The NexGen3150 comes standard with a sophisticated
Control Systems Box featuring advanced touchscreen technology, offering customers the speed and
convenience of Zero Silo Entry with totally automated
operations. Users can switch to manual operation when
needed, and can control start, stop, flight speed and
reverse options through the user-friendly control panel.
Other system functions, including current sweep position,
can also be monitored via the innovative control panel.
The NexGen 3150 can also be equipped with
Hutchinsons Tru-Klean Chain & Paddle Drag System.
When mounted directly behind the NexGen 3150 auger,
the Tru-Klean system delivers a nearly broom swept finish
to interior silo floors.
Todays operators need to maximise the efficiency of
their grain operations to stay competitive. The NexGen
3150 combines the capacity, power, performance,
technology and rugged construction required to keep
operations flowing while providing years of reliable and
problem-free service.

Vega Grain Classifier

Vega High Performance Grain
Classifier: efficient cleaning, high
throughput rate, and low energy
With its new solution for cleaning
and classifying of wheat, rye, oat,
rice, maize, and barley Bhler
combines several advantages in a
single machine: a high throughput
rate, a compact and robust design
as well as an easy exchange of
sieves. Furthermore, the machine
has a considerably lower energy
consumption than comparable
solutions on the market.
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In every edition of Milling and Grain, we take a look at the products that will
be saving you time and money in the milling process.

Dinnissen Process Technology is presenting the new Pick-Up

and its Slow Flow Conveying systems at Achema in Frankfurt
from 15 to 19 June at its stand 5.0 D17 and at the Victam in
Kln from 9 to 11 june at stand B031.
Dinnissen Process Technology has developed a new pneumatic
Pick-Up Device for providing a constant inflow of powders,
particles, and granulates in vacuum conveying systems.
The Pick-Up works completely automatically on the basis of the
transport pressure that has been set. Mechanical dosage devices
such as sluice valves or screws are superfluous. Dinnissens
new Pick-Up plays a crucial role in its innovative Slow Flow
Conveying systems, which can be used to pneumatically
transport even the most fragile, sticky, and soft products
quickly, easily and effectively.
Slow Flow Conveying is the pneumatic conveying system
developed by Dinnissen especially for the transport of fragile,
sticky, and soft products. Slow Flow Conveying works according
to the principle of underpressure or overpressure transport.
Powders, particles, or granulates are transported from one or
more inflow points to a single compact receiving unit with the
help of a controlled flow of air or gas. In Slow Flow Conveying,
its crucial to minimise the friction between the product particles
in order to ensure that fragile, sticky, or soft products are
transported as efficiently and gently as possible. To achieve
this, the transport speed is minimised, and the ratio between the
amount of product being transported and the amount of transport
air or gas used is relatively high. In order to carefully and gently

Pandora End of Line Mixing concept

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Minimising product damage and mechanical


Dinnissen has developed a new Pick-Up for vacuum conveying

systems to ensure that, regardless of the product in question,
the product can be transported through the system at exactly
the proper loading factor and speed. Dinnissens new Pick-Up
plays an important role in its innovative Slow Flow Conveying
system. The Pick-Up is fitted with an automatically regulated
air supply for the inflow of products. This ensures that an
optimum amount of transport air or gas is used for each product.
Via the automatic valve, the precise capacity for one or more
inflow products can be chosen on the basis of transport pressure.
This means that the proper ratio between transport speed
and loading factor can always be achived even for products
with very different characteristics. This makes it possible to
transport even the most fragile, sticky, or soft
products easily and quickly and without
the use of mechanical dosage devices,
sluices, or screw transporters. The new
pneumatic Pick-Up makes it possible to
reduce product damage and mechanical
maintenance to an absolute minimum.
The compact design of the Pandora End of Line Mixing solution
makes it possible to mix ingredients much more
quickly and therefore also maximises production
capacity and minimises energy consumption.
The quick response time of the gravimetric
feeders in combination with the special Batch
Startup integrated into the new mixing concept
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minimises startup and switchover times for the
production process and therefore minimises
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the loss of finished product. The compact design
also makes the mixer easier and quicker to clean,
which also helps minimise production downtime.
The mixing concept is therefore especially interesting in
situations that require frequent switches between recipes. The
compact design of the Pandora End of Line Mixing concept
means that less space is needed to install it in a new environment
or to integrate it into an existing production line. Pandora End of
Line Mixing can therefore be integrated into the production line
just before the packaging process, thereby minimising the risk of
product segregation.


At the Achema in Frankfurt and Victam in Kln, Dinnissen

Process Technology is presenting its latest Pandora End of Line
Mixing concept for high-quality applications in the chemical,
pharmaceutical, feed and food sectors. The Pandora End of Line
Mixing concept is especially suited for situations in which costs
have to be carefully managed without making any concessions
in terms of quality. The new concept is suitable for mixing a
maximum of 10 (micro) components and has a capacity of 50
kg up to 100 tons per hour.
Pandora End of Line Mixing works according to the principle
of continuous mixing, whereby raw materials are continually
added and removed from a compact mixer. The concept is based
on a combination of several accurate gravimetric feeders and
the well-known Pegasus mixer supplied by Dinnissen Process
Technology. The special feeders accurately measure the supply of
ingredients to the Pegasus mixer, which can consist of microingredients (0.01-2 percent per batch weight) and even extremely
high percentages (30-220 percent per batch weight).
The Pegasus paddle mixer gently suspends raw materials during
the mixing process in order to obtain a very homogeneous result
extremely quickly. The mixer can gently mix fragile products in
six to eight seconds and sticky and difficult to mix powders and
liquids within 30 to 50 seconds. Pandora End of Line Mixing has a
throughput capacity of 50 kg up to 100 tons per hour. Dinnissen also
succeeded in designing the Pegasus mixer to be very compact,
and it is this compact design that is responsible for ensuring that the
overall mixing concept provides significant cost savings.
Cost-friendly mixing concept in purchase and use

transport fragile ingredients, its also crucial

to ensure a constant supply of product to the
conveying system. After all, a constant supply
rate results in a proper loading factor, a smooth
production process, and an optimum end
product quality.



Slow Flow Conveying systems - by Dinnissen


A stand-alone module or as a complete process

The Pandora End of Line Mixing solution can be supplied as a

stand-alone module to be built into new or existing production
processes or as a complete production process. You can find
the Pandora End of Line Mixing solution at Dinnissen Process
Technologys stand 5.0 D17 at the Achema in Frankfurt and at the
Victam in Kln from 9 to 11 June at stand B 031.

Curved combination conveyor - by Perry

M007 In-Line moisture and density measurement

and control system

Precia Molen ABS-XL hopper scale

It is designed for trade use with the finest accuracy (+/- 0.1
percent - 0.2 class) to weigh free-flowing bulk products such as
cereals, grains or sugar. It complies with applicable directives,
having been certified by the French notified bodies LNE and
LCIE, which also authorises its installation in an explosible
atmosphere. A multiple-function instrument, it fits into the
various stages of the process, such as product input and output

More than a mere weight indicator, the discontinuous totalising

scale I 410 ABS is a true programmable terminal that can be utilised
for various industrial applications. It fulfils numerous requirements,
whilst remaining accessible and intuitive. Its purpose is to allow the
operation of the weighing application by managing, monitoring and
commanding the connected scale.
Designed to be as universal as possible, it communicates with the

main current field buses (Profibus, DeviceNet,

Ethernet Modbus-TCP and EtherNet/IP),
and fits into any industrial process: silo
weighing, batch dosing, packaging (cask
filling, bagging), loading or unloading
flow regulation, checkweigher, integrating
belt scale, continuous weigh belt feeder,
and discontinuous hopper scale.




A true monitoring tool, the ABS-XL hopper scale offers nonconstant batch weighing in static mode (more accurate than
dynamic mode), providing the user with a constant continuous

the moisture of a selected raw

material before batching, but
auto correct the batching weight
in real time to adjust for the true
dry matter.
The auto weight correction for
moisture is completed without any delay to
the batching process and the PLC provides
an adjusted formulation for verification,
traceability and stock reconciliation
Agentis Innovations, together with their
strategic partner TAT Energy and Engineering
Co Ltd, specialise in process optimisation. Working
alongside industrial and commercial businesses they
aim to help reduce operating costs, improve operating processes
and capture the data necessary for todays advanced reporting
requirements and real time information.
Core business sectors include process automation systems
and plant designs for animal feed and grain industries,
energy management for industrial premises and commercial
facilities and real time moisture measurement and controls
for manufacturing process requiring accurate dry matter and
moisture content management.


Agentis Innovations announced the launch of its latest

development for the feedmilling industry at VIV Asia 2015; the
control of moisture in raw materials and finished feeds with the
innovative M007.
Moisture is critical ot profitability as well as nutritional and
quality parameters, says the company.
Until now highly accurate real-time process measurement of
moisture has eluded the feed industry, it says.
The new and innovative M007 in-line microwave resonance
technology, developed by Agentis Innovations, provides real-time
moisture measuring and automated process control systems in a
feedmill or raw material handling and storage environment.
For aquaculture and petfood mills the additional functionality of
the M007 to provide real-time density measurement provides an
added benefit in a process where the physical properties are so
critical and which, if not properly managed, can result in high
level of rejected feed for reprocess.
One of the ground-breaking applications for the in-line
microwave technology unveiled at VIV Asia in March is the
M007 In-Line Feed Reformulation.
This provides the capability to not only measure in real time


Perry of Oakley Ltd is the UKs most experienced

manufacturer of grain and bulk materials drying and handling
equipment. With products ranging from aspirator pre cleaners
to conveyors and grain driers Perry of Oakley Ltd have the
handling or drying solution to suit your needs.
The latest product to be added to the Perry of Oakley range
is the industrial curved combination conveyor. With 4 casing
heights and widths available this conveyor is capable of
capacities from 60 tph to 350 tph; it is also available in angles
up to 60 in 10 or 15 increments.
The industrial curved combination conveyor has been designed

with heavy duty in mind. It is made from heavyTH IS P R O D

duty galvanised steel and has an all bolted and
riveted construction. It also has a forged steel
chain and heavy-duty plastic flights, this
means the conveyor is suitable for handling all
types of cereals and pulses in agricultural and
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commercial applications.
This conveyor is ideally suited to feeding a bucket
, UK
elevator when avoiding having pits in concrete.
The inlet options available for this conveyor include
both mechanical receptions and trench intake hoppers.

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The I 410 ABS system and Databulk ABS

Designed and made in France, the I 410 ABS
system meets the ultimate requirements of product
receiving and despatching, easily adapting to the various types of
handled products.
The I 410 ABS combined with the Databulk ABS supervision
software allows the remote control of up to eight hopper scales
from a supervisory unit: product selection, product set point,
weight set point, operation flow, cycles of each connected scale,
batch ticket. All operations are saved to comply with traceability
requisites. They can also be sent to the client information system
via ethernet.
Visit Precia Molen on stand F035 at Victam International

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Thursday June 11, 2015

Visit the GRAPAS International Exhibition

at the Cologne Exhibition Halls from
June 9-11, 2015 and wrap up your
visit by attending the one-day Global
Milling with GRAPAS Conference on
Thursday, June 11 in the Rheinsaal 4 & 6
meeting rooms at the exhibition halls.
For just 75, you can hear eleven
leading experts in their elds speak
on a variety of subjects guaranteed
to inspire, inform and amuse anyone
involved in anything related to the
milling industry.

13:00 - 13:30



Food safety in the milling industry: certication of

primary production the way ahead?
Dr Friedrich Luedeke is Senior Expert in Training at GlobalGAP.
He will be speaking on Food safety in the milling industry:
certication of primary production the way ahead?
At farm level the scene is set for Food Safety and product
quality in the milling industry within the EU, but what
about reality? And what about the rest of the world?
Certication at farm level is today the normal procedure
in the Fruit and Vegetable sector. For more than 10 years
GLOBALG.A.P. has been providing the Standards for the
implementation of Good Agricultural Practice around
the globe. This also includes Combinable Crops.
Reducing the risk via certied suppliers - the way


Optimising the health benets of wheat products

by exploiting variation in grain composition and
processing conditions
Wheat is a major dietary source of essential nutrients, bre and
potentially healthy phytochemicals. The signicant variation in
contents and compositions of these components among samples
of wheat may be determined by genetics or environment.
They may also be modulated during processing. It should be
possible to produce healthier wheat products by exploiting
these effects. Professor Shewry will review the evidence
that differences in wheat type, milling and fermentation
affect the content of bioactive components and
health benets of wheat. He will then present a
proposal for a new European research programme
to provide denitive information on the
relationship between these parameters and
health benets measured in human dietary
intervention trials.

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safety in the milling industry: certication of primary
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stones to rollers - The Roller Flour Milling Revolution in
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Summing up
and close

Organised by

Part of

This is indeed an interesting

question, particularly for training
in Africa. There are, of course,
international industry committed to playing its part in feeding a
options globally. There is the
growing population is the fascinating places our quest for timely,
very famous Swiss Milling
relevant and informative journalism takes us to. Last month, I had
School and the prestigious
Kansas State University as
the privilege of being the first western reporter to visit Bhlers African
well as leading manufacturers
Milling School, located in Nairobi, Kenya to meet its students,
offering training solutions like
Ocrim in Italy and industry
teachers and Martin Schlauri the brainchild of the school. Opened
leading organisations like the
in March 2015, I visited the school to see the first batch of 27 students
IAOM and of course the
undertake thier training - Darren Parris, Milling and Grain
Outside of these elite
establishments of learning
there are a few regional solutions such as NABIM in the United
hat is the miller? this
was the question posed to Kingdom, a school in Morocco, one in India and South Africa to
name a very limited few. All of these well recognised institutions
me by Martin Schlauri,
Managing Director of the of learning play their global role in the training and development
of our future millers. However, within a mill you will have, as
African Milling School
with any business structure, different levels of operation and
in Nairobi, Kenya. As
management. For the sake of simplicity I will break these down
fast as the rhetorical
into three key roles, as highlighted in figure 1.
question had been asked,
It is no secret that European Millers are respected globally,
the answer followed.
with the majority of leading European mills putting their senior
The miller operates the plant, making sure it is clean, has a
good sound by making sure all the machines are aligned correctly production staff through courses such as those at the Swiss
Milling School or with Ocrim or indeed Kansas State. Many of
and of course there is a good quality of product with a good
these courses focus on the higher level of management such as
output; in fact Martin went on further to explain that the miller
Production Managers.
is the supervisor of the plant 24/7. So, it is clear to all that a wellFor example, Kansas State University (KSU) will give you a
trained miller is extremely important in the running of a mill, but,
world class degree, though there is a difference, a graduate from
where can people go to train as a miller?

One of the unique aspects of working in an ever-changing,

36 | Milling and Grain

KSU will be highly educated and will be learning about the

running of a mill at the very highest level of management and
often though not always, will have worked only a limited time in
a mill. They will no doubt talk about purifiers etc. and often they
may only experience the majority of the practical applications
on paper or during an internship at a mill, regardless, the goal is
often mill management.
With the African School of Milling (AMS), it was clearly
evident to me that all of the students currently work in a mill and
the majority have worked in a mill for many years. They attend
the AMS to hone their skills and to learn many new things about
the better practice within the mill. As I mentioned before, there
are a few other establishments that focus on training the mill
worker to become a professional miller, but again there are some
obstacles, for example, the school in Morocco is primarily in
French, the Indian School is catering for the Indian market and
geographically is not logistical for African Millers, which is also
the issue with the Swiss Milling School and KSU etc. as is the
cost of both travel, accommodation and the courses themselves.
Therefore, it was evident to me that the African Milling School
(AMS) filled a very special and desperately required niche in the
African market. Being centrally located in Nairobi in Kenya, the
AMS is the only school in its class that caters 100 percent to the
English speaking countries of Africa and is 100 percent dedicated
in turning experienced mill workers into world recognised
professional millers, with further courses planned to educate
professional millers to the level of Head Miller. Not to mention
the price of just US$4,800 per year which includes lunch and
there is help with affordable accommodation sourced by Bhler,
so all round it is an affordable solution for African millers, who
with professionally trained millers on their staff will be able to

reap a return of one percent to multiple improvement in their

annual production, which will more than cover the costs of the
course within one year.
Furthermore, what is obvious in developing countries
in Africa is the very same problem that exists in Europe,
such as in the UK and France for example. In these
countries there is a chronic shortage of trade people such as
plumbers, electricians, bricklayers, carpenters and of course,

AMS African Milling School

SMS - Swiss Milling School
KSU - Kansas State University
AMS African

Figure 1

Proffesional Miller


professionally trained millers. If a country wants to develop,

which of course the majority of African countries are focussed
on doing, then they will need professional trade people and
skilled workers. Over the years we see many companies come
to countries in Africa, compete for and complete a project in
one country then they are gone. Some would describe this
as opportunistic, as there is no service or aftersales support
available locally.
This is, quite frankly where I observed first hand Bhler
taking the lead in the marketplace. Talking further with Martin
May 2015 | 37

Schlauri, Managing Director of the African Milling School, he

went on to explain, I started dreaming of having an African
Milling School five years ago, apart from the fact that I myself
am a trained miller, I pride myself on my communication
with many customers that I have built excellent relationships
with over many years. Listening to their needs was key. I
was consistently receiving strong messages that many of our
customers at Bhler wanted to build more new mills, but they
were restricted, as they did not have the skilled staff to operate
them, they all are entrepreneurs and all wanted to expand their

Commitment to Africa

Building this centre cements Bhlers commitment to Africa,

as it is not just a state of the art mini mill for training purposes
with modern classrooms, highly qualified teaching staff,
sophisticated laboratory and onsite catering Martin continued,
It is much, much more than this, it is a complete service centre
with 10 fulltime engineers with facilities onsite to carry out roll
re-grinding, re-fluting etc. as well as our staff on the road who are
on hand to deal with any technological challenges but as well as
mechanical and electrical issues, it is a complete package, giving

piece of mind to all our customers. And this is not the only
establishment Bhler has in Africa and the Middle East; I noted
they have split the region Middle East & Africa into five subregions. With over 500 permanent staff they have offices in South
Africa, East Africa, North and West Africa as well as Middle East
and Central-Eurasia. With full time employees on hand to help
their customers grow and develop their businesses.
Talking further with Martin, he went on to explain You
must understand Darren, working at Bhler is fascinating and
inspiring as it is not just flour milling, we have feed milling, pasta
technology, rice milling and also coffee and cocoa processing.
Africans love rice and this is growing in popularity and many
African Governments give support to develop the agroindustry.
Continuing, So this is why Bhler has a solid base. We have
many customers that want to diversify their milling opportunities
and we not only have the equipment solutions, we can offer the
after-sales service and training as well.
In the lab there was all the latest equipment from companies
such as Perten and Brabender to name but a few. Martin was
quick to point out that he was extremely grateful to all the
companies that had contributed to some of the cost in supplying
AMS with the latest equipment for students to use.

In the lab there was all the latest equipment from companies such as Perten and Brabender to name but a few.
Martin was quick to point out that he was extremely grateful to all the companies that had contributed to some of the cost in supplying AMS with the latest
equipment for students to use.

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First impressions

Having made my way via Turkey and the TUSAF conference

in Antalya to Kenya and Bhlers African Milling School,
my first impressions of the school were of the awe inspiring
compound in which it is located with high walls, guard and large
electronic gate. Once I was checked through and made my way
to the reception I met with Martin Schlauri and had the initial
introduction as I have detailed above. It was then the grand tour.
Of the two beautifully built buildings in the Bhler compound,
I first visited one housing the service centre, where I witnessed
the rolls from many mills all over Kenya, with Bhler staff busy

re-grinding and re-fluting them. It was a privilege to be the first

western reporter to go behind the scenes of Bhlers new modern
service centre.
From here we stepped out in to the 30-degree heat and walked
across the carpark with the flags flying proudly for Switzerland,
Kenya, the African Milling School and Bhler. On entering the
school for the first time it was evident of the high quality build
and attention to detail at every turn. This was no more evident
than when I entered the training mill, a mill designed for all
their customers needs, and most extraordinary was the fact that
this was a Maize mill and a Wheat mill, both integrated, and on


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talking with Martin he commented, I am not aware of another

mill that does this.
You can see from the images in this feature, that the pipe work
is really a work of art, and in many ways this pipe work sums up
the ultimate learning goal, as when the students leave and they
understand this, they are a real miller.
Walking through the full scale training mill there were cleaning
equipment, rollers, sieves and sifters, there was even a feed mill
with a conditioner, a pellet press and a cooler. The mill was
clinically clean and very open plan affording suburb space to
work, teach and practice, it really is what every milling school
would dream of. All the machines I inspected were exactly the

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models sold to customers with no modifications whatsoever.

So, the students are really training on what they will end up
using. They even have a small grinding mill to practice on
before moving onto the larger mill, it was very impressive. And
that is not just my opinion. Meeting up with the 27 students, a
completely full class, I was blown away by their enthusiasm to
learn and the detail into which they went during the lectures.
In this, the very first class of the AMS 2015, there were 27
students of nine different nationalities from 14 different mills, a
really international group of students. On entering the modern
well equipped classroom for the first time, I was greeted by
Stephan Lutz the teacher, going into some significant detail, and

in the limited time I spent in the classroom,
it was clear the whole group were following
every word of Stephan and asking quite
challenging questions. Being the first
group of students to go through the AMS,
there was an evident sense of pride that
was clearly visible on the students faces,
and being in the fourth week of the first
four week module of the course, there was
immense excitement from the students about
returning to their mill for 8 to 16 weeks so
they could start to implement what they
have learnt before they returned for the
second four week module.
This management of the modules is one
of the fantastic aspects of the whole course.
This is split into six, four-week modules
over a two-year period. In the first year
they will spend, for example, four weeks in
February, May and October covering such
topics as, but not limited to:
Cereal Science such as cereal varieties
Grain Intake / Storage such as machines for pre-cleaning, flow
sheets for grain intake/storage and conveyers
Cleaning covering machines for grain cleaning, tempering and
conditioning of wheat, flow sheets for cleaning all backed up
with daily practical work
Wheat milling learning about all the machines of a mill and
their respective flow sheets etc
In the second year they will spend, for example, four weeks

in March, June and November covering such topics as but not

limited to:
Wheat milling which will cover break systems, purification,
sifting and practical work in the mill
Maize milling learning about cleaning, degermination, flow
sheets and practical work
Finished product sections covering the machines and handling
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Quality Control, looking at various methods and practical work

in the laboratory
Maintenance, learning about preventative and organising
Whilst I have not covered every topic covered by the milling
course, you can clearly see how each class will have an intensive
four week module of eight hour days, with a strict one hour lunch
provided onsite with all lessons starting in typical Swiss tradition
on time.
The mornings are spent in the classrooms, which is where I
first met this inaugural class, after which I enjoyed a relaxing
lunch with them in the Schools Canteen before the class was
split into two for the afternoon activities. Stephan took half of
the group for the practical work in the mill, which as well as
all the aforementioned machinery also includes learning about
conveyors, buckets and silos. Here, I noticed that Bhler had
teamed up with Agromatic and the students were being taught
about making sure buckets were aligned correctly. Unfortunately,
it can be commonplace for buckets to get hot and result in
explosions, so again this focus on preventative measures was
I then spent some time with Martin Schlauri in the laboratory
with his half of the group, over the four days I spent in Kenya, it
was immensely clear that teaching in the Lab was what Martin
enjoyed most, it was like watching a conductor of music as
he guided each group of students working on their practical
experiments. And as an independent reporter that has visited
many mills around the globe, it was very impressive to see the
quality of the equipment in the AMS laboratory for the students
to learn on. There was all the latest equipment from companies
such as Perten and Brabender to name but a few.
Martin was quick to point out that he was extremely grateful
to all the companies that had contributed to some of the cost in
supplying AMS with the latest equipment for students to use. On
behalf of Martin, I pass his thanks on to all those companies.
With all the teachers busy and the students learning, I was free
to roam around the school at my own leisure and have included a
number of pictures taken throughout the mill. The whole complex

42 | Milling and Grain

has space to expand should the need arise, as I wondered around

what in essence was the back garden, there were a number of
special trees, planted in traditional African honour of those key
people that had made the whole AMS project a success.
Whilst the teachers were busy, I met with Jean-Claude Baur,
the regional manager for Bhler East Africa, known more
affectionately to his colleagues as JC. I received from him a
detailed explanation on the economics and ROI that mills would
receive by investing US$4,800 dollars for a member of their
staff to attend this prestigious milling course. It is agreed by all
professionals that a professionally trained miller who has been
taught how to align machinery correctly, analyse data and product
correctly and is able to create and follow a mill flow chart with
optimum efficiency, as well as having the skills to correctly clean
and maintain all the machinery can, as a minimum add a two
percent value to the mill. Therefore imagine this:
- A mill receives 220 tons of grain daily with an 80 percent
conversion being 220 x 0.8 = 176 tons
- Imagine the mill is operational for 250 days per year, which
would equal 250 x 176 tons = 44,000 tons
- If the price per ton of corn is $350 the turnover of product
would be 44,000 tons x $350 = $15,400,000 per year.
- Therefore an uplift of value in 2 percent because of having
a trained miller would add value of $15,400,000 x 2 percent
By anyones calculation this makes the investment of US$4,800
per year for two years US$9,600 worthwhile, even if the added
value was only 0.1 percent per year this is still add additional
I think it is fair to say that it is no surprise that the course for
2016 is filling up very quickly. They will of course join the
returning 27 students from 2015 to complete year two.
As a final note, I would like to thank Martin Schlauri for his
generous time and detailed explanations and for the free pass to
wonder at my own leisure through this very open and transparent
school. And a big thank you to the Bhler Management for
allowing me to gain as a reporter for Milling and Grain, a unique
insight into this wonderful facility.

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Lecithin in general

Lecithin is a fat-like substance which can be produced from

soyabean, rape or sunflower oil. After degumming the oil, the
lecithin is extracted from the gum and then cleaned. Lecithin
is a complex mixture of at least 60 percent phospholipids;
the other constituents are triglycerides, phosphatidic acid,
choline, tocopherols, etc. Lecithin has a positive effect on
several metabolic processes, because phospholipids play an
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is that it works as an emulsifier. This means that lecithin
makes it possible to mix oil and water together. Lecithin
plays a role in the splitting and absorption of fat. So the use
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and fat digestion. This results in more energy being available
and thus it improves the technical performance of the

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lecithin and was developed by Noba more than a decade ago.
It is a product with nutritional benefits. Due to the lecithin
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Nobacithin 50 is suitable for poultry, pigs, dairy cows and
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Designing a
resilient future:
Food, technology, and
sustainable development


pack-Ima is among the most attractive international

exhibitions for suppliers of technology and materials
for processing and packaging. It will be held May
19-23 2015 at Fieramilano, Milan, Italy. Ipack-Ima
is a large system exhibition showcasing the very top
solutions in food and non-food sectors for industry
professionals; in particular it is world renowned for its
display of dry pasta technology.
A rich programme of meetings, conventions and
seminars will flank the global event for the duration of the five
exhibition days: these events will have a common keyword,
sustainability. More than 40 events have been already scheduled
focusing on the main issues and trends of each business community.
Designing a Resilient Future: Food, Technology, and Sustainable
Development is the central theme of Ipack-Ima and will be
developed in concordance with Feed the planet. Energy for life
(the theme of the Expo 2015) - through an international convention
scheduled on May 20th 2015 and organised in partnership with
UNIDO and the UN Food Agencies. The main issue under discussion
is sustainability, the leitmotiv of all side events to the 2015 shows,
and the conference aims to enhance the possible evolution of food
technologies in the future.
Following a tradition of prominent chairmen who are key figures
in the industries represented at the show, Ipack-Imas Chairmen for
2015 is Marco Pedroni, Chairman of Coop Italia (the largest retail
chain in Italy, with a turnover of 13.1 billion Euros, and a 19 percent
market share). In the lead up to this much anticipated event, Milling
and Grain magazine spoke with both Mr Pedroni in his official
capacity as Chairman and Guido Corbella, CEO of Ipack-Ima about
what this must attend event has to offer.
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Milling and Grain talks to the

President and CEO of IPACK IMA to
find out why this event will be critical
for the future of the milling industry
by Olivia Holden, Milling and Grain

Marco Pedroni, President

of Coop Italia and Ipack-Ima
As chairman of Coop Italia, the largest retail chain in
Italy, what do you believe to be the main consumer
concerns regarding fresh food?
Food production and distribution are a great opportunity for
Italys economic system. Italy boasts an incredible variety of
wine and food products and an unparalleled culinary tradition
famous around the world. However, Italian companies are not
equally able to organise an efficient supply chain and export this
remarkable heritage; the Milan Expo is a crucial chance to make
that quality leap in our agro-food system. As Italys leading
distributor we are committed to this goal and have been putting in
place partnerships centered on Italian food with other European
and international retailers. Our main concern is to make good,
safe food accessible to everyone. Quality and safety must be
accessible to all population ranges at a fair price, including to the
less wealthy in developed countries and to the poor everywhere
in the world. Packaging is a fundamental part of this concept of
food accessibility, safety and quality.
Can you tell us a little bit about your background
in the food industry and what you believe your
contribution to Ipack-Ima as this year's president will
Coop Italia is not just a distributor of consumer goods; its also
a leading producer. Our private label with its two product lines
represents 30 percent of Coops total sales, and is one of the key

private labels in Italy. We gather over 200 medium and smallsize food-producing companies and we enabled many of them to
grow larger, reaching markets that would not otherwise have been
accessible to them. As a food distributor our contribution to the
packaging industry is relevant, both to bring consumers needs
to manufacturers of packaging materials and machinery and to
promote packaging-driven product and service innovation.
Good distribution must first know todays consumers and
understand tomorrows trends; this is essential to guide the
choices of all players in the production chain. The demand
for safety, shelf-life-related needs, fair prices, environmental
protection, transparency and product information accessibility
are the basic principles that must be observed by everyone manufacturers of goods, packaging producers and distribution
companies. In addition, this must be done with a strong ability to
integrate things and cooperate. It is in this spirit that I accepted
this responsibility in Ipack-Ima, and I hope to contribute through
Coops closeness to consumers and to all families.
Sustainability is obviously
a very pressing issue, how
will this be addressed at
the event?

Sustainability is a central issue. Counterposing it to cost effectiveness is not

the right way to look at it. In fact the
opposite is true
institutions: better transportation systems, product identification
standards, traceability. And each company has its own specific
area of competence. In food, the key idea is to shorten all
production and distribution passages and make them more
efficient, especially in Italy where the situation is very far from
optimal. The packaging industry plays a crucial role in meeting
these objectives. It can contribute to optimising products, make
them safer and longer lasting, encourage volume aggregation,
improve product recognition and information for consumers. In a
well-organised system, even small and medium-size enterprises
can overcome the obstacles of an increasingly globalised trade
and be competitive.

Sustainability is a central
issue. Counter-posing it to cost
effectiveness is not the right
way to look at it. In fact the
opposite is true: it is possible
to produce and distribute in a
more effective as well as more
sustainable way. Im thinking
of innovative packaging
materials making it possible
to produce using less energy,
prolong products shelf life and
reduce waste. Of course this
requires investing in applied
research and not settling for
easy ways to increase profits.
Long-lasting enterprises are
the ones that take no shortcuts
and invest in honest, long-term
relationships with their clients.
Products and packaging will
exemplify all of these aspects
of sustainability. At the Milan
Expo, Coop will present a
selection of products, and more
specifically the lines Vivi Verde,
Fior Fiore, Senza Glutine, Bene
S, which represent the practical
application of these principles.
What do you believe are
the major issues facing the
global supply chain?
I believe many things will have
to be done to ensure efficiency
and sustainability on a national
and global scale. There is a
crucial pre-competitive area
requiring the cooperation
of all players - producers,
distributors, transporters, public
May 2015 | 49

IPACK-IMA is now a joint staging of six shows. What
sectors of the food industry will be covered?
The 2015 edition is set to be a major one for Ipack-Ima: it
will showcase technology for the fresh food industry. The
exhibition halls will give extensive room to one of the liveliest
sectors of the food and distribution industry, faced with new
consumption habits. Fresh food requires new, specific packaging
and packaging technology, which finds its perfect showcase at
Ipack-Ima, flanked by vertical exhibitions dedicated to the fresh
food technologies: Meat-Tech (processing and packaging for the
meat industry), Dairytech (processing and packaging for the dairy
industry), Fruit Innovation (dedicated to product innovation,
technologies and Services for the fruit and vegetables industry).
Ipack-Ima is now acknowledged by MISE as a top
15 show for its dedication to promoting Made in Italy
products. What does this recognition represent?

Guido Corbella, CEO Ipack-Ima

(Centrexpo Group)
What makes Ipack-Ima a unique and must attend
event for our industry?
The 2015 edition will be unique as Ipack-Ima for the first time
will be held in conjunction with other 5 exhibitions: Dairytech,
Fruit Innovation, Meat-Tech, Converflex, Intralogistica, all in one
place and date. It is a truly a one-of-a-kind global event that will
offer a special opportunity for visitors, who can access all of the
six shows with a single entrance ticket.
This concentration of exhibitions creates a unique ensemble that
is unparalleled in the world for its all-comprehensive display of
interconnected sectors spanning across the entire supply chain.
Milan will be home to the worlds largest and most wide-ranging
showcase in the fields of processing, packaging, converting,
package printing and logistics. Last but not least, our big event

will be held in conjunction with the Expo Milano: just a short

distance between the two exhibition sites!
Furthermore Ipack-Ima is the only event officially recognised
by the Expo Milano (the Universal Exposition running at
Fieramilano from May 1 to October 31, 2015) as Italys leader
in processing and packaging technology. The show is among
the most attractive international exhibitions for suppliers of
technology and materials for processing and packaging. It is a
large system exhibition showcasing the very top solutions in food
and non-food sectors for industry professionals; in particular it is
world renowned for its display of dry pasta technology and for its
suppliers to the milling industry.
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Ipack-Ima now belongs to the top shows for made-in-Italy

products enjoying the support of the extraordinary plan for
Italys international relaunch, part of the governments decree
for the countrys recovery. The recognition by the Ministry for
Economic Development qualifies Ipack-Ima as one of the topnotch events for the promotion of Italian technology. MISEs
initiative has the goal of strengthening (on a global scale) top
exhibitions where Italy is already recognised as the leader but
which are often under attack by international competitors, also
by capitalising on the unique promotional springboard provided
by the Expo. Thanks to this recognition and benefitting from
the governments special decree for Italys recovery, IpackIma has organised a plan to support incoming foreign buyers
visiting the exhibition, with the cooperation of the MISE and the
operational support of ICE the Italian agency for foreign trade.
Ipack-Ima 2015 will welcome 270 international buyers from 50
countries selected also according to the preferences expressed by
What will there be of specific interest to millers at the
As I said before, Ipack-Ima is world renowned for its display of
dry pasta technology.
It focuses a particular attention to the technologies for the grain
based food business community (pasta, bread, biscuits, flours,
rice, grain, cereal, couscous, feeds, pet food). With one month
to go, Ipack-Ima 2015 will host 278 companies active in the
GBF industry, 20 percent from outside of Italy (China, Poland,
Germany, Malta, Turkey, Switzerland, France, Taiwan, UK,
The Netherlands). Moreover, there will be important scheduled
side events dedicated to this sector, such as the press conference
of AIDEPI (Italian Association of Confectionary and Pasta
Industries) on May 20.
On May 21st, Bhler will present One step ahead in processing
grains to food, the annual plenary meeting of SEMOULIERS
(Union des Associations des Semouliers des Pays de lUe),
UNAFPA (Union of Organisations of Manufacturers of Pasta
Products of EU), and IPO (International Pasta Organisation).
On May 22nd, there will be the Annual Plenary Meeting
of ITALMOPA (Italian Millling Association) and the 4th
Italian Fresh Pasta and Gnocchi Seminar organised by APPF
(Association of Fresh Pasta Producers). All the attention given
to these events testifies that Ipack-Ima is becoming a crucial
reference point for the grain based food business community.
Milling and Grain Magazine will be exhibiting.
Find us at Pavilion 1, Stand A-15

IPACK-IMA: International
Conference: May 20th
Designing a resilient future:
food, technology, and sustainable
The question of how to feed our planet with a population of
9-10 billion people by 2050, in a way that promotes health
and sustainability, economic strength, and cultural diversity
suggests that the business landscape of the agrofood sector
is headed for substantial disruption. Some of this disruption,
whether caused by climate change or diminishing resources,
is likely unavoidable. And yet with the magnitude of the
challenges ahead of us, too often our increasingly global
conversation about the future of food splits into disconnected
silos of perspectives, undermining opportunities for
integrated approaches to innovation.
In this one-day conference Designing a Resilient Future:
Food, Technology, and Sustainable Development, leading
experts will look at how we might better weave together
these sometimes unconnected voices and expertise into a
powerful model for change, linking technology and culture,
science and art, business and consumer interests.
Well examine risk and opportunity in current agrofood
chain models within the context of both developed and
developing economies, and forecast possible trajectories
of change in the years leading up to 2050. Well consider
the impacts of the future food choices of nine plus billion
people, and opportunities for leadership to better align
those preferences with available resources and a host of
sustainable, social and other imperatives.

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Hydro-Probe XT

The Hydro-Probe XT measures moisture as the material

flows over the sensor head. Install in or under a hopper /
silo or in the material on a conveyor

Conference programme

Stella Polare Conference Centre

Martini Room
Fieramilano, Milan Italy


2.00 pm Registration

2.30 pm Welcome and Introduction

3.00 pm Keynote Presentations
The Future of Food, 2050: Framework for Dialogue,
Tradition and Innovation
Greg Drescher, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives &
IndustryLeadership, The Culinary Institute of America
Google Food looks ahead: driving change, one global
workforce at a time
Michiel Bakker, Director of Global Food Services, Google

The Hydro-Mix measures moisture in a mixer or an auger

or before / after grain dryers.


4.30 pm Break
4.45 pm Keynote Presentations
Good for You Good for the Planet: our way of doing
Paolo Barilla, Vice Chairman, Barilla G. e R. F.lli S.p.A
Inclusive and sustainable food chains: connecting mall
holder farmers in developing countries to agribusiness
Philippe Scholts, Managing Director, Programme
Development and Technical Cooperation Division - Director
a.i., Agribusiness Development Branch, UNIDO

The Hydro-View displays a simple way to calibrate,

configure and display readings from up to 16
Hydronix moisture sensors

6.15 pm Conclusions of the Chairman

Claudio Peri, Scientific Advisor of Ipack-Ima, Professor

Emeritus,University of Milan
More information: Mrs Clio Zanon (
The participation in the conference is free of charge, but only
a limited number of seats are available.

Stand: B001
May 2015 | 51

Samrat35 | - Agriculture In India Photo


Challenges facing the

milling industry
Today, India is facing many
challenges in terms of the growth and
advancement of the milling industry.
As the industry grows, trade shows
are becoming one venue where
these challenges can be addressed
and discussed. GrainTech India has
become Indias largest event, and in
this report the organisers discuss how
the event can help the industry

ndian agriculture is now going through critical

times. On the one hand, relying on the strength of
Green Revolution strategy and having emerged
as an exporter of grains and food products, the
government is keen to enact a food security law to
ensure availability of food grains to every individual
in the country.
On the other hand, the weaknesses in the
implementation of the strategy are showing up in a
glaring manner.
One such instance is the huge losses of procured food grains for
want of proper storage facilities.

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GrainTech India: Indias largest grain milling

industry event

Major technology suppliers from Turkey, USA, China,

Germany, Italy, and India reserve their pavilions
The 6th edition of GrainTech India 2015, widely
acknowledged as Indias largest International exhibition
on grains, cereals, spices, oil seeds, feeds, products and
technologies is to be held from 21st to 23rd August 2015
at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC),
Bangalore, India.
GrainTech India has strong support from prominent Indian
agri and food organisations, adding the strength and value to
the event. Among the numerous organisations supporting the
exhibition are The Solvent Extractors Association of India,
All India Food Processors Association, Coffee Board, Roller
Flour Millers Federation of India, Spices Board India, The
Soyabean Processors Association of India, All India Rice
Exporters Association, Indian Oilseeds and Produce Export
Promotion Council, CLFMA of India and Indian Biscuits
Manufacturers Association.

The need for an effective supply chain

The need of the hour is to increase productivity of grains and

build an effective supply chain to ensure what is produced in
the farm reaches the consumer in good shape. In fact, what is
imperative is to plug every loophole in the food production
and distribution system, which means use of effective
available technology and building of modern storages is
As per trade sources, India wastes food grains worth over
58,000 rupees every year because of weaknesses in storage
system and techniques and deficiencies in supply chain. This
colossal loss of grains is unfit for human consumption. It is

Paulprescott | - Food Preparation Photo

unfortunate in a country where a sizeable section of the

population goes to bed hungry.

Looking towards new and better technology

India has over 5000 Rice mills, 1000 Flour milling plants,
200 Soybean plants, 2000 Spices crushing plant, 1500 Pulses
mills, 2000 Oilseeds crushing units, 1000 Feed Units, 100
Bio-fuel and energy projects, 1000 Coffee plants etc., looking
for new and better technology to upgrade their manufacturing,
processing, packaging line. GrainTech India 2015 will seek
to reduce the technology gap in processing as well as in the
supply chain.

Domestic and export targets

To feed increasing domestic demand and also to achieve

the export targets of food products, Ministry of Agriculture,
Ministry of Food Processing Industry and Agricultural and
Processed Food Products Export Development Authority
(APEDA) under the Ministry of Commerce are investing a
substantial share of the budget for promoting technological
up-gradation and value addition in all segments of Rice, Wheat,
Pulses, Oilseeds, Spices, Dairy and Feed and all other food
sectors. The event will join hands with the government to
support its efforts.
The last edition of GrainTech India 2014 had the participation
from over 28 countries around the world such as Turkey,
Poland, France, Italy, UK, China, USA, Holland, Spain, Japan,
South Africa, New Zealand, Israel, Taiwan, Switzerland,
Germany, Thailand, Russia, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Oman, Iran,
India, Brazil and UAE etc., displaying their comprehensive
range of products and technologies in the grain industry. This
year we are expecting more countries to come to India for
technological interactions with their counter parts and tap the
huge potential of Indian market.
The 7th India Foodex 2015, an international exhibition on
food products, processing and packaging machinery and allied
Industries and India food park expo 2015 introduced for the
first time focusing on numerous food products, technologies,
minimising food wastage, value addition and cold chain will be
the concurrent Show.
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Crucial factors in steel

grain bin management
by Kirk Nelson, Director of Marketing and Sales Behlen Mfg. Co.

At the recent GEAPS Exchange in St. Louis, Missouri,

Kirk Nelson addressed the fundamentals of steel bin
installation and maintenance. Safety awareness was also
highlighted, a topic that remains of critical importance
to those working in the grain, storage and handling
industry. In the past 50 years, more than 900 cases of
grain engulfment have been reported with a fatality
rate of 62 percent, according to researchers at Purdue
University in Indiana. Nelson cited the main hazards
associated with grain bins commonly include; grain
engulfment and burial, falls from heights, dust and
mould inhalation, pesticide exposure, electrocution and
injuries from augurs.
In this four-part series, Milling and Grain take a
closer look at the essential elements of bin maintenance,
starting with the crucial considerations relating to bin
construction and bin safety measures. In this talk, Nelson
pointed out that usually steel corrugated grain bins are
designed and manufactured to withstand the constant
forces applied when they are filled with grain and when
properly installed and operated, storage structures
should provide many years of good service.
However, it is vital that those who erect the structure
in the first place follow proper guidelines. It is usually
worth consulting experts to carry out the process of
erection. First, it is critical that erection manuals and
assembly drawings are thoroughly studied prior to
construction of the bin. Acquiring proper knowledge of
individual assembly procedures aids safety and speed of
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efore erecting a steel bin, soil-boring

tests should be performed by a
competent, independent geotechnical
engineering firm. Failing to ensure
this process is carried out can have
disastrous consequences. Damage to
a bin can result from factors including
poor soil, the wrong type of concrete,
and construction method used.
The strength and stability of a footing or foundation depends
on factors such as climate, subsidence, elastic and/or plastic
deformations, shear deformation, and soil consolidation. Any
number of these factors may be present on a given foundation
project, and each is relatively independent of the other; that is to
say, each must be considered and dealt with separately. To be safe
from one standpoint does not necessarily ensure ones being safe
from any of the others, Nelson said.
Seismic and wind conditions should also be taken into
consideration. Companies should check for any local or regional
building codes and regulations to ensure compliance, including
but not limited to seismic zone conditions and high winds.

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Otherwise the materials should be left uncovered to aid in airflow.
Galvanised steel is subject to corrosion and discoloration if
moisture becomes entrapped between panels due to condensation,
which can lead to corrosion and discoloration.


Furthermore, proximity to roads, rail, power, and gas lines cannot

be overlooked.
Depending on the primary function of the facility the bins will
likely be located close to one or more of these utilities. While
close proximity is important to keep construction, and operation
cost to a minimum, it is also important to maintain safe distances.
Careful considerations should be taken to meet local codes and
offer a safe working environment for those in, and around the
Moreover, it is very important to ensure that loads on bin roofs
do not exceed manufacturers ratings. While initial installation
may prove successful, if these loads are not properly designed,
heavy snow loads or high wind conditions can lead to roof
failures. Equally, It is not enough to make sure the roof rating is
adequate, it is also very important to ensure all loads on roof are
uniformly distributed to the peak according to the manufactures
It is critical that bin components are kept dry prior to
installation. White rusting can and will occur should components
become wet during the construction process. This can occur not
only by means of rain but also condensation. Outside storage on
the job site should be for a limited time only and just prior to use
in the erection of the bins, and when site, and weather conditions
are favorable.
Last, miscellaneous components such as, kits, nuts and bolts,
crates, and skids should be stored on blocks to prevent contact
with the ground. One end should be blocked higher than the
other to permit drainage in the case of rainfall. Roof panels
should be individually separated and stored on blocks to prevent
contact with the ground. Spacers should be used between
each roof sheet to aid in air flow/ventilation between sheets.
One end of the panel(s) should be blocked 3 to 6 higher to
permit rainwater to run off the panels. Wall panels should be
individually separated and placed on edge on blocks, with spaces
between each panel. Materials should be temporarily covered
with tarps only during times of rainfall to protect the materials.
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Safety is paramount when working with grain. All members

of staff should learn how to use controls and operate equipment
correctly. It is critical that no one is allowed to operate
equipment without thorough training of basic operating and
safety procedures, said Nelson. All mechanical and electrical
components should be periodically checked to keep them in
good condition. It goes without saying that no un-authorised
modifications should be made the equipment; doing so may
endanger function and safety of the equipment.
Nelson went on to point out that weather-related safety hazards
should not be overlooked, particularly ice and snow. Icicles
and snow falling from bin eaves are dangerous and can cause
serious injury or even death. Ice or moisture on ladders can
cause slippery conditions that may result in life-threatening falls.
Decals are attached to the equipment at various places to call
attention to messages concerning personal safety. Read and heed
the message and be alert to the possibility of personal injury or
It is the responsibility as an owner, operator or supervisor to
know what hazards exist and to make these known to all other
personnel working in the area, so that they too may take any
necessary safety precautions that may be required
Before carrying out any service on the equipment or entering
the bin, those operating should be certain that the main power
disconnect switch is locked in the off position. Guards and
shields should not be overlooked; they are there for protection
and should be kept in place and secured while the machine is
in operation. All safety shields that may have been damaged or
removed for servicing purposes should be replaced and fastened
securely before operating machinery.
Comprehensive points to note are:
Keep all persons away from any hazard areas
Keep hands, feet and clothing away from moving parts. Loose
clothing can become entangled in rotating parts and cause
serious injury
Be aware of the danger that is present when loading or
unloading a grain bin. Grain that has bridged or tunneled may
suddenly break loose and trap a person who may be inside the
bin. Death by suffocation can result. Avoid entering the bin
until the grain is removed
Ladders and walking and working surfaces should have safety
cages and handrails for safe use. Use a lifeline and harness
when the danger of falling exists
Avoid entering bin before all grain is removed. Be aware of
engulfment risks and use lifeline and harness when entering a
bin. Do not walk on grain under any circumstances
Always have other personnel outside of bin before entering
Be aware of sumps and handling equipment on the floors
avoid these areas
Behlen Mfg. Co. is a leading international manufacturer of
grain storage systems. These structures are used worldwide in
a multitude of locations storing a wide variety of grain. Behlen
bins range in size from a few thousand bushels to over 1,500,00
bushels. The Behlen grain storage buildings can be custom
designed for many applications.
In next months storage section, we look at the factors involved
with bin usage.

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Next instruments wins AgriBusiness

Innovation of the Year Award 2015

ext Instruments is pleased to announce that they

were awarded the 2015 AgriBusiness Innovation of
the Year Award at the Wimmera Field Days, held in
Horsham, Victoria, Australia on March 3rd to 5th,
2015. The award was for the CropScan 3000S On Silo Analyser
that was launched at the event.
The CropScan 3000S is an unique system designed for
measuring protein, moisture and oil in grains and oil seeds as
they pass through an auger, along a conveyor belt or through a
pneumatic pipe. The system consists of the CropScan 3000 Near
Infrared Transmission spectrometer, a Remote Sampling Head
and a Touch Screen PC Controller mounted onto a trolley for
transporting the system around the yard or shed.
The CropScan 3000S On Silo Analyser is part of an on-going
product development that started 15 years ago when NIR
Technology Systems developed a portable NIR analyser for
farmers. Since 2000, NIR Technology Systems and now Next

Storage project

Instruments, have introduced

a complete range of on
farm analyser technology
that includes the CropScan 3000H On Combine Analyser, the
CropScan 1000H On Farm Analyser, the CropScan 1000B Whole
Grain Analyser and CropNet Farm Data Management Software.
The CropScan 3000S allows farmers, grain traders and grain
processors to measure the quality parameters of their grain in realtime. This enables the user to monitor the protein, moisture and
oil content as the grain is being loaded into a container, a truck or
a ship. It allows farmers to blend grain from two silos to ensure
that they meet contract specifications. It allows grain processors,
eg, flour millers, stockfeed manufacturers, to check incoming
loads of grain to ensure greater uniformity in feedstock.
The CropScan 3000S, like all the CropScan range of NIR
analysers, is linked to the CropNet software which can then post
data in real-time to the web. Farmers, buyers and traders can
access the web using their smart phones, tablets or office PC to
capture grain quality data along with tonnage, storage location,
variety and other information relating to the grain.

Silos Cordobas new manufacturing plant at

science and technology park is 95% complete

The project, which began in April last year, is scheduled for completion at the end of May 2015. With its new manufacturing facility, the
companys goal is to become an European leader, not only in manufacturing turnkey grain storage projects, but also in modernity and
quality of its facilities, innovation and marketing strategies.
The project consists of two buildings. The main building, designed to house the manufacturing plant, has a rectangular floor plan and is
topped with a curved East faade. This area has a capacity of 10,000 square meters.
The other building, the administrative area, represents the corporate image of the company, and is designed by using its flagship
product, a steel silo, as an architectural element.
The new facilities will allow the optimisation of stock needed to manufacture the entire range of products the company has in the

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Ship unloading systems:

Figure 1: The simple design of mechanical

unloaders reduces wear and maintenance costs

Mechanical Vs Pneumatic?

or efficient unloading of grain and

other bulk goods, both mechanical
ship unloading systems like the Bhler
Portalink and Portalino and pneumatic
ship unloaders like the Bhler Portanova
are employed worldwide. Each of
these system types is founded on
sophisticated, powerful technology and is
the perfect instrument for specific areas
of application. Mechanical and pneumatic ship unloaders serve
the same basic purpose: to unload grain or other bulk goods
as efficiently as possible. But each system possesses specific
advantages that make it the preferable choice for certain areas of
An often-used rule of thumb is that pneumatic unloaders are
an excellent choice for lower unloading capacities up to 600
t/h (some experts even set the limit at just 400 t/h) and lower
annual shipping volumes, while mechanical unloaders show
their strengths at higher capacities. The comparison that follows
is intended to illustrate the most important characteristics,
advantages and disadvantages of each of these technologies. Grab
systems, which are also commonly used, are not included in this

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by Vincent van der Wijk, Buhler

Functional principles and technical configuration

Mechanical: The Portalink/Portalino mechanical ship unloading

systems transport bulk material to the pier at low speed via a
high-performance chain conveyor. This is carried out using two
independently run chain conveyors, one in the vertical conveying
arm, the other in the boom. The boom and tower designs are
standardised and can thus be manufactured economically.
The advantages of this simple design principle with few
wearing parts and low conveying velocity are high dependability
and low maintenance requirements. The low wear also ensures
a constant conveying capacity with no losses in performance
over the entire life cycle. Thanks to the minimal maintenance
requirement, the amount of downtime of the entire installation
decreases while system availability increases.
Pneumatic: The design of pneumatic ship unloading systems
requires the inclusion of several components such as telescopable
spouts, airlocks, filter systems and the suction nozzle. These parts
require more maintenance and thus also lead to higher maintenance
costs. The high conveying velocity of the bulk material also
contributes significantly to the high level of wear unexpected
failures of the installation are more probable with this system.
Additionally, many of the parts must be designed to be
particularly resistant to wear in order to withstand great forces

- Figure 2: The more complex design of pneumatic unloaders

increases wear, construction and maintenance costs

- Figure 3: Grey: the curved operational area of

mechanical unloading systems up to the rim of the cargo hold
Red: the more limited operational area of
pneumatic unloading systems
another cost factor to consider. The frequency at which parts
must be replaced is naturally greater, which increases the amount
of downtime of the installation and reduces the availability of the
system. The higher amount of wear also automatically causes a
loss in capacity that reduces the overall efficiency of the unloader.
The berthing times of the ships can also increase due to sudden
stoppages in operation, leading to higher berthing fees. These
disadvantages are less critical at lower conveying capacities,


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Mechanical: Mechanical unloading systems like the Bhler

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for unloading bulk materials. In this process, the conveying arm
moves through the bulk material in a curve. In this manner, it

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transport of a heavy
bulldozer thanks to 15 t
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Figure 5: Maximum loadbearing capacity of the

winch (3.5 t) requires several
smaller bucket loaders

reaches the bulk material below the rim of the cargo hold without
requiring repositioning of the ship (with stationary systems) or
the unloader (with mobile systems). This flexibility significantly
speeds up the unloading process and minimises the need for
bulldozers for removal of bulk material residues.
Pneumatic: Pneumatic solutions can only adjust the position of
the conveying arm vertically or horizontally. This makes more
frequent repositioning of the ship or unloading system necessary,
which in turn reduces unloading velocity. The bulk material
below the rim of the cargo hold cannot be reached, requiring
bulldozers to be used earlier and leading to longer unloading

Unloading of bulk material residues

Mechanical: As a rule, bulldozers and bucket loaders are used

for the removal of bulk material residues from the cargo hold.
Many modern unloading systems with mechanical technology
such as the Bhler Portalink and Portalino are equipped with a
winch integrated in the boom for moving the bulldozer into the
cargo hold.
Depending on the capacity of the unloading system, the winch
e.g. in installations with a throughput of 1300 t/h can offer
a high load-bearing capacity of 15 tons. In this case, the use of
a single heavy bucket loader is sufficient to remove all cargo
residues. However, the bulk material residues must first be placed
into the bucket of the loader so that it can then be lifted out of the
Pneumatic: By comparison, pneumatic unloading systems
come equipped with winches having a more limited load-bearing
capacity of no more than 3.5 tons. Winches capable of bearing
higher loads are technically feasible; however, they require larger
steel constructions which lead to much higher costs as compared
to standard systems. Thus, several smaller bulldozers or bucket
loaders must often be moved into the hold in order to remove the
remaining bulk material.


Mechanical: With the mechanical Bhler Portalink and

Portalino unloading systems, operating staff only occasionally
have to intervene in operation. The conveying arm automatically
sinks into the bulk material and discharges large amounts of
cargo at a constant throughput level before repositioning becomes
necessary. The static construction of mechanical unloading
systems does however have disadvantages whenever there are
strong variations in the water level at the pier. In this case, the
length of the conveying arm cannot simply be flexibly adjusted to
the water level, which means additional repositioning is required.
Pneumatic: Without the benefit of the automatic sink-in
function, operators of pneumatic unloading systems have to
manually adjust the position of the conveying arm depending
on the height of the bulk material and reposition the suction
nozzle accordingly. On the other hand, the possibility of varying
the length of the telescopable spout allows the system to be
employed flexibly where water level varies. The disadvantage of
this flexibility: As the length of the telescopable spout increases,
throughput decreases.
In addition, pneumatic systems prove superior with regard to
handling, e.g. when two different products are transported in the
same hold and are separated only by sheeting or flooring or when
tankers are employed as bulk carriers.

Product protection

Figure 6: Comparable unloading capacity up to approx. 20,000

t, then significantly longer unloading time with the pneumatic
unloading system.

Mechanical: Mechanical solutions like the Bhler Portalink/

Portalino unload the bulk material at a constant low velocity. This
not only reduces wear and the maintenance costs of the system,
but also ensures that especially sensitive grain is unloaded in an
exceedingly gentle manner. In this way, damage to the product
is minimised and financial losses caused by high reject rates are
avoided. The overall high product quality leads to higher margins
than with pneumatic unloading systems a financial aspect that
should not be underestimated in light of increasing grain prices.
Pneumatic: The physical properties of pneumatic solutions
require the conveying speed to be higher than that of mechanical
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This takes time and increases unloading time and, in turn,
the berthing time of the ships, resulting in an increase in costs.
The basic advantage pneumatic systems offer, i.e. being able to
remove literally every grain from the hold, is countered by their
(physically determined) low residue unloading capacity.
The following simulation based on a comparison of unloading
systems with 600 t/h throughput and a Panamax ship shows just
how greatly the use of heavy bulldozers or bucket loaders can
impact the efficiency of the entire unloading process. While
the unloading time of the simulated ship comes to only 99
hours using the mechanical Portalink unloading system, with a
pneumatic unloader the complete process takes a total of 131
This enormous difference comes about not only through the
use of heavy bucket loaders to unload the material residues, but
also through the difference in throughput: While the Portalink
unloading system continues to unload at constant full capacity
as the level of bulk material sinks, with the pneumatic unloading
system, the throughput decreases by at least 10 percent as the
bulk material level decreases and the conduit pipes are extended
The overall efficiency of the mechanical Portalink system is 87
percent, whereas with the pneumatic system efficiency is only
66 percent. Here again, it should be pointed out that at lower
conveying capacities, the efficiency disadvantages of pneumatic
unloading systems illustrated here can be significantly lower.


strictly to environmental and occupational safety guidelines and
minimises the impact of noise on workers.
Pneumatic: In contrast to mechanical systems, the air suction
blower (roots type) employed in pneumatic unloading systems
produces an unpleasant noise frequency that is often perceived as
an annoyance, particularly at long distances. While multi-stage
fans produce less noise as a whole, at further distances, they
result in noise pollution similar to that of roots-type blowers.
Left - Figure 7: Automatic
sink-in function minimises
the need for repositioning
by operating staff

Figure 8: More position

with flexible adjustment to
varying water levels

systems. The resulting higher maintenance costs are not the

only disadvantage; critical disadvantages also include higher
reject rates and lower product quality, which in turn leads to
lower market prices. Additionally, greater system wear results in
reduced unloading throughput.

Energy consumption

Thanks to a simple design with few components and a lower

conveying speed, the energy consumption of mechanical
unloading systems like the Bhler Portalink or Portalino is
approximately 0.35 0.4 kWh per ton. By comparison, the
energy consumption of pneumatic systems is roughly 0.85 0.9
kWh/t; older systems even require more than 1 kWh/t. Depending
on conveying capacity and local energy prices, mechanical
unloading systems can save the user tens of thousands of Euros
each year.
In the light of the continuing trend toward higher energy prices,
it stands to reason that in the future, mechanical unloading
systems may also become more attractive for lower capacities
above all in countries where energy is expensive.
High levels of specific energy consumption also have a negative
impact on the overall power supply of an installation and on
costs for the provision of energy. The necessary investment
costs as well as the annual increases in electricity rates are often
overlooked in calculating the overall costs of a system. In this
regard, mechanical unloading systems like the Bhler Portalink
or Portalino are clearly superior to pneumatic solutions.

Noise pollution

Mechanical: To say that mechanical unloading systems like the

Bhler Portalink or Portalino operate quietly would certainly be
an exaggeration. Nevertheless, with the exception of necessary
safety signals, their constant noise level means they can only be
heard in the immediate vicinity. In this way, the system adheres

Figure 9: The reduced conveying velocity of mechanical

unloading systems protects products and increases margins

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Mechanical: Mechanical unloading systems such as the Bhler

Portalink and Portalino are capable of handling throughputs up to
1300 tons per hour and beyond. This means even larger amounts
of bulk material can be unloaded with just a few unloading
systems. At an average of 0.08 , the specific maintenance costs
per ton of unloaded raw material are also low (replacement parts
and personnel). Because of their design however, mechanical
unloading systems are heavier and must be built larger than
pneumatic solutions due to their geometry. This requires greater
investments in the pier installations.
Pneumatic: By contrast, pneumatic unloading systems are only
capable of handling a maximum of 600 t/h throughput (with
one suction nozzle). Larger conveying amounts require the
employment of several unloading systems, which in turn drives
up investment costs. At approximately 0.14 per ton of unloaded
raw material, the specific maintenance costs are significantly
higher. On the other hand, costs for the pier installations are
lower than that of mechanical unloading systems.
The advantages of mechanical ship unloading systems like the
Bhler Portalink/Portalino lie in the areas of energy consumption,
low wear and low maintenance and efficient unloading with
short berthing times, in particular at high throughputs starting at
300 t/h or higher volumes of approximately 300,000 500,000
tons annually. Continuing increases in energy prices could also
make mechanical systems an attractive alternative to pneumatic
systems at lower volumes in the future.
Pneumatic systems continue to demonstrate advantages with
low material volumes, through their high level of flexibility
where water levels vary at the pier, when different products are
transported in the same cargo hold or when tankers have been
converted into bulk carriers.
In short: Each of these technologies serves a purpose. The
specific area of application and volume of bulk material are the
deciding factors. Bhler has long experience in both technologies
and offers methods and calculation tools to assist any client in his
or her decision for the right technology for his or her individual

Figure 10: The energy consumption of mechanical unloading

systems is two to three times lower

Industry profile


Following a successful time at IDMA, Tom Blacker and Darren Parris,

marketing executives for Milling and Grain magazine met with Mr
Teoman Altinok and Mr Mehmet Uur Grkaynak of Entil to talk about
international markets for their rolls, and the background to this
successful company.

by Tom Blacker , Milling and Grain

r Teoman Altinok, General Manager of the

company, informed us about the past, the current
and the future of the firm. Entil was founded in
1964 in Eskisehir, Turkey. When Entil started,
there were only a few small companies in the milling industry and
the support that Entil gave to the industry was very large indeed.
In 2008, Entil moved out of the town centre into large purpose
built premises in one of the industrial park zones. The move was
done gradually over one year to allow for stock to move first and
then the workshops for finishing the rolls and lastly the refluting
servicing. Even the name of the company is reflective of their
unique heritage. The word Entil originates from an ancient Hitit
civilisation and means casting.
Trained and qualified machinery and metallurgical engineers
constitute Entils management. They provide technical knowledge
to achieve a high quality production level consistently. The
capacity of Entil is to produce 16,000 rolls per year, and the
firm is currently averaging just 12,000 at the moment. There
are plans to grow to increase capacity to 20,000 rolls in time.
All production and servicing is carried out in the one site in
Eskisehir, in addition to the Quality Control and Research and
Development department. Quality, innovation, high-skilled and
loyal staff, high productivity, new product lines and sectors are
all a part of the Entil brand. The one brand is all that is produced
ensuring continuity in all standards. Quality marks and high
industry standards are certified in their production and customer
The steel Entil purchase is only ever sourced from reputable
markets. Entil aims to solve problems according to each
customers needs, providing the solution that is right for them.
Innovation in production and in service is something Entil strives
to do at the very highest levels: for example the High-Tech
Controlled fluting process monitors and can also alert staff for

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The rolls being loaded onto trucks and heading to customers

any imperfections. Entil are always working on new projects

for the industry, the rolls serve diverse sectors, for example:
flour, feed, oil, chocolate, coffee, paint, rubber, steel and iron
industries. Many other specialist parts are produced for the
automobile industries, high-speed trains and wind turbines
amongst many other sectors.
Mr Mehmet Grkaynak, Chief of Sales and Marketing
informed us that the growth of Entil markets are in the regions
of South and North America. Entil has a big range of production
types such as rolls for flour and feed mills, as well as for oil,
chocolate, coffee, plastic, steel and iron industries. In total, Entil
exported to 72 countries last year. This covered large markets
such as the European Union countries, African countries, Far
East Asia and Russia. Overall flour milling is their core business
but the diversification and range of applications that rolls can be
used for is an interesting area for development. Entil works with
partners for roller milling machinery and actively works with
them to service many customer needs..

Tom Blacker and Darren Parris, marketing executives for Milling and
Grain magazine met with Mr Teoman Altinok and Mr Mehmet U



New sanitary tublar

cable conveyor
prevents product, plant
A new Flexi-Disc sanitary Tubular
Cable Conveyor for fragile bulk
foods and non-foods, allows rapid
wash down of the system between
production runs.

he sanitary conveyor moves bulk material

using high-strength, one-piece polymer
discs affixed to polymer-coated 304 or
316 stainless steel cable, that slide within
smooth stainless steel tubing, moving
fragile products gently, quietly and dustfree.
The discs evacuate the conveyor
tubing of material at the conclusion
of a conveying cycle, virtually eliminating wasted product. Any
material clinging to the cable and disc assembly can be continually
removed during operation by the stiff bristles of a brush box or by
a residual return chute equipped with a disc ramp that dislodges
material and returns it to the product stream.
All material outlets, inlets and tubing are fabricated of 304 or 316
stainless steel with quick-disconnect covers and continuous welds
ground smooth and flush with contiguous walls polished up to
mirror finish.
Wet or dry cleaning accessories can be quickly attached to the
Flexi-Disc cable to allow rapid, thorough sanitising of the system,
minimising downtime between changeovers, while optional CleanIn-Place systems provide automated sanitising of the system.
Clear inspection tubing can be located in any straight run,
allowing visual monitoring of fill percentage during conveyor
operation, and of cable/disc cleanliness during wash-down
Gentle handling and clean-ability offered by the conveyor make it
suitable for friable bulk food and nutraceutical products, as well as
contamination-sensitive chemical products.
Modular system components, including 304 or 316 stainless steel
tubing, drive wheel housings, tension wheel housings, metered
and non-metered inlets, and discharges with and without valves,
can be combined in unlimited configurations to move materials
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horizontally, vertically or at any angle, through small holes in walls

or ceilings.
The sanitary conveyor is offered as a stand-alone system, or fully
integrated with upstream and downstream equipment such as inlet
hoppers, bag dump stations, bulk bag dischargers, bulk bag fillers,
drum/box/container tippers, weigh batching/blending systems,
screeners, filling machines and storage vessels manufactured by
Flexicon and others.
Free testing is offered at Flexicon test laboratories on full-scale
Tubular Cable Conveyors and upstream equipment that simulate
customer processes.

US Wheat Crop Tour

by US Wheat

The trust between

USW and the
Japanese industry
allows for open
dialogue between
the two countries,
to foster a mutually
beneficial, long-term
trading relationship

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Annual US Wheat Crop Tour Strengthens Relationships with

Japanese Executive Millers

Building mutual trust and long-term business relationships takes time and commitment. As a
part of its market development activities, one important activity US Wheat Associates (USW)
employs to create stronger partnerships with overseas customers is to invite them to have a
first-hand look at the US wheat crop. That is what a team of six-flour milling executives from
Japans leading milling companies will do during travel to the Pacific Northwest April 30 to May
8, 2015.
Japan imports large amounts of US wheat so it is important for the Japanese flour milling
industry to regularly exchange views and information with US wheat organisations and
businesses, said Mr Masaaki Kadota, executive director of Japans Flour Millers Association.
We really appreciate your efforts to support our needs as your customers.
USW collaborated with the Montana Wheat and Barley Committee, Oregon Wheat
Commission and Washington Grain Commission to organise and host this trade team.
The Oregon Wheat Growers League (OWGL) established the first overseas US wheat export
office in Tokyo in 1956 and in that same year, the first Japanese millers team visited the United
States to learn about its markets. After it was established, USW continued the tradition and for
well over a decade, this particular activity has become an annual trip for Japanese executive
millers. According to Kadota - who has accompanied this team for many years - there is always
something new to learn and discuss.
There is nothing better than strengthening the mutual trust I have with those whom I meet
each year, said Kadota.
The team will make stops in Oregon, Washington and Montana. During meetings with wheat
farmers, grain industry representatives and university researchers, the team will discuss the US
wheat supply and demand picture,
including potential quality, availability
and price. The team will also discuss
current views on competitive markets,
dietary trends and the role innovations
in wheat breeding will have in
balancing future world food supply
demands with the need for less impact
on the environment.
This exchange of dialogue and
information is essential to US trade
with Japan, said USW West Coast
Office Assistant Director Shawn
Campbell. When questions and
concerns arise, we rely on the trust
built during these activities to guide
us toward decisions that have a
positive impact for both US wheat
farmers and the Japanese milling
USW is the industrys market
development organisation working in
more than 100 countries. Its mission is to develop, maintain, and expand international markets
to enhance the profitability of US 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 USDAs Foreign Agricultural Service. 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 US wheat.
The US Wheat Industry Relationship with Japan
In 1949, the OWGL organised a trade delegation to investigate
ways to expand US wheat sales to Japan. That trip ultimately
resulted in a variety of marketing and education activities
conducted by Western Wheat Associates, including a Kitchens
on Wheels school lunch program that promoted wheat foods to
Japanese consumers in rural areas. Western Wheat Associates
merged with Great Plains Wheat in 1980 to become USW.
Today, those efforts continue to pay off with US wheat enjoying
the largest market share in a well-established and quality
conscious market. Japan has purchased significantly more US
wheat than any other country over the years, including more than
3.50 million metric tons (MMT) on average the last five years.
Japan issues consistent, large, weekly tenders for US hard red
spring (HRS), hard red winter (HRW) and western white, which is
a blend of soft white (SW) and up to 20 percent club wheat, a SW
Japans milling and baking industries are highly advanced. A
modern baking plant produces 600 to 700 different items daily
from more than 30 blends of flour of various classes while
meeting strict quality and food safety restrictions. As a result,
Japanese millers demand very high standards of cleanliness and
uniformity - and US wheat producers consistently meet those

USWs efforts in Japan focus on providing up-to-date market

information and collaborating with Japanese industry groups. The
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) carries
out all wheat purchases in Japan and then sells the wheat to
Japanese flour mills.
The Japanese grain trade acts as intermediaries between
MAFF and overseas sellers, and MAFF relies on the Federal
Grain Inspection Service to certify that its specifications are
met. The Portland, OR, office of OMIC USA Inc., conducts
stringent residue testing for MAFF as the wheat is loaded and
its offices in Japan test the wheat again when it arrives at its
Japanese customers value consistency and reliability. Their
keen concerns include food safety issues. Flour millers want to
increase their knowledge about the quality and supply chain of
US wheat.
As an Overseas Variety Analysis (OVA) program participant,
Japan is a part of a collaborative effort of wheat breeders, wheat
commissions, government research agencies, domestic partners,
and overseas millers and bakers that add more value to US wheat
varieties each year. Historical OVA program results show that new
wheat varieties typically rank higher in processing characteristics
than older ones, demonstrating that US wheat quality is
continuously improving.
The trust between USW and the Japanese industry allows for
open dialogue between the two countries, to foster a mutually
beneficial, long-term trading relationship.


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Industry events
n 19-21 May

VIV Russia 2015

Crocus Expo International Exhibition Center Pavilion 2
Halls 7 & 8 65-66 km Moscow Ring Road, P.O.BOX 92,
143402 Moscow area, Krasnogorsk, Russia

n 19-23 May


Fieramilano, Rho Milano, Italy

n 20 May

Global Grain North America 2015

Chicago, USA

n 28-30 May

5th International Grain Tech Expo 2015

Egypt, Middle East

n 02-04 June

Grain & Feed Asia


n 09-11 June


Koelnmesse, Cologne, Germany

Milling and Grain event:

GRAPAS/Global Milling Conference
Thursday June 11, 2015

n 09 June

IGC 2015 Grains Conference

Grosvenor House Hotel. London, UK


he IGC Grains Conference, one of the longestrunning and well established events on the
grains and oilseed calendar, will take place
in London at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London,
England on 9th June 2015. The conference, now
in its 24th year, will bring together traders, policy
makers, business leaders and government officials
from across the globe under the theme Building on
success, responding to challenges.
Providing a fantastic opportunity to network and
build relationships with some of the worlds most
prominent grains and oilseed professionals, the
agenda also features a pre-conference welcome
reception on the previous evening.
The main programme is split into five distinct
sessions, where panels of top industry experts will
examine the current challenges facing the global
grains economy through an assessment of supply
and demand fundamentals, futures markets and
environmental issues.
Confirmed speakers include Tim Andriesen,
Managing Director CME Group, Lu Jing Bo, Vice
Administrator State Administration of Grain, China
and Stefan Vogel, Head of Agri Commodity Markets
Research Rabobank.

n 11-13 June
GRAPAS with Global Milling

isit the GRAPAS International Exhibition at

the Cologne Exhibition Halls from June 9-11,
2015 and wrap up your visit by attending the
one-day Global Milling with GRAPAS Conference
on Thursday, June 11 at the show grounds, organised
by Milling and Grain magazine, with support from
Victam International.
Session 1- 10:00-12:00
Food Safety/Quality Control / Training - The benefits
from qualified staff / Regulations / Heat treatments
Session 2 - 13:00-15:00
Nutrition/Milling Technology / Flour Fortification
- Millers fighting malnutrition / Fibre, Protein and
Gluten-Free - Challenges for human consumption /
Dealing with customer complaints
Session 3 - 15:00-17:00
Markets/Storage/Handling / Harvest Report - Soft
and hard wheat supply from the USA / The Roller
Mill Revolution / Milling 24/7 - A Millers Experience
Register at:

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VIV Turkey 2015

Istanbul Expo Center, Turkey

n 24 June

Livestock Philippines 2015 Expo

Manila, Philippines

n 27 June

Whole Grains Summit 2015

Oregon, USA

n 29-31 July

Indo Livestock 2015 Expo & Forum - Indonesia

Surabaya, Indonesia

n 18 August

GLOBALG.A.P. TOUR 2015 - Chile

Puerto Varas, Chile

n 09-11 September

Arusha, Tanzania

n 21-23 September

Livestock Asia 2015

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Global Summit on Food Fortification

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Industry events
Leading science and
agronomy on show at
Cereals 2015

wealth of novel science and agronomy will be

on show at Cereals 2015, offering visitors an
exceptional opportunity to keep up with the
rapid pace of change in the arable sector.
Cereals backdrop of hundreds of crop plots is unique
among UK events, bringing messages from leading
researchers, plant breeders and technical specialists to
life. This year is no exception.
The latest chapter in the 50-year history of HGCA
will open at Cereals 2015, where it is exhibiting in its
new guise as AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds.
The Golden Jubilee stand features established
favourites, including the Recommended Lists plot
tours and a plethora of independent experts, and will
examine initiatives designed to secure a sustainable and
profitable future for cereals and oilseeds businesses.
Highlights include:
Recommended Lists variety plot tours
Latest research: including blackgrass, fungicide
performance, genetics and grain quality
Measure to Manage zone: extracting value from the
market, maximising profits, understanding cost of
Meet the Monitor Farmers
Rapeseed Oil Benefits zone
Grain exports information
Information zone: pick up the latest publications
and sign up to receive regular news
NIAB TAGs stand covers just about anything a
visitor to Cereals 2015 is looking for, including latest
independent advice and research on plant breeding,
varieties, crop agronomy, soils and plant innovation.
One area meriting special attention this year is cover
crops, with NIAB TAG showcasing different types,
along with benefits, selection and management.
The cover crops exhibit is part of NIAB TAGs Farming
in 2020 theme, addressing issues such as pesticide
resistance, yield plateau, loss of chemistry, new disease
races, changes in EU legislation and climate change.
Other key areas include:
Winter wheat and winter oilseed rape variety
demonstration plots
Plant disease research and new diagnostic
The latest developments on yellow rust
How wheat pre-breeding research is increasing
diversity and improving yields
Using crops to improve human and livestock health
and nutrition, with NIAB Innovation Farm
The Hole Story with advice on soil management,
rotations, cultivations and fertility building
Bayer CropSciences new-look stand gives growers
the opportunity to talk through their toughest
agronomic challenges for wheat, barley, oilseed rape
and root crops.
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In wheat, there is a focus on how non-chemical

cultural control can help to get blackgrass populations
and disease pressure down to manageable levels.
In oilseed rape, following the loss of neonicotinoid
insecticide dressings the focus is on control of pests
such as cabbage stem flea beetle and aphids carrying
turnip yellows.
Hybrid varieties, the role of spring barley in the
rotation and various tools and services developed by
Bayer CropScience are also being demonstrated.
Dow AgroSciences is previewing a new herbicide
active ingredient, which is nearing the market,
and which will further improve the ability for UK
agriculture to increase yield, says the company.
Dows herbicide experts are on hand to talk through
the options in cereals and oilseed crops, including
Starane Hi-Load, launched earlier this year.
Syngenta is demonstrating a new seed treatment
undergoing UK development that harnesses newgeneration SDHI fungicide technology.
Its abilities to control key seedling diseases and
to boost rooting power, to help produce better crop
establishment, healthier plants and extra yield
potential, will be displayed.
The company is also examining the role of preemergence herbicide stacking to achieve a better, costeffective result, while its OSR plots will demonstrate
the use of Toprex to manage crop architecture.
Visitors will be able to get up close to cutting edge
technology and agronomy on Velcourts stand.
A key feature will be commercialisation of new
technologies, an exhibit of Velcourts research and
development into overseas technology and its use
on their UK farms. It will feature five new varieties
of Israeli spring wheat, Mychorrizal fungi as a yield
enhancer and two new product offerings from plant
nutrient specialist Verdesian.
Drones in agriculture is a fascinating insight into
Velcourts three-year project looking at the deployment
of drones within their farms to detect, identify and
quantify disease.
Other agronomic features likely to draw the crowds
Velcourt fungicide management: using varietal
resistance and drilling date to offset the reduction
of fungicide efficacy
OSR establishment: A first-hand demonstration on
the effects of drilling date on flea beetle damage
in OSR crops and an explanation of the systems
Velcourt uses to mitigate its effect post neo-nics
JIC Wheat Genetics, to deliver more productive
Yara will be hosting open seminars with practical
demonstrations to give farmers the information they
need to achieve a 250 percent return on investment
from nitrogen.
Agronomists will discuss three steps:
Addressing nutrient deficiencies and plant health
with soil and tissue analysis plus diagnostic use of
Apps like CheckIT
Ensuring application accuracy through quality
nitrate granules, uniform compounds or liquid

solutions and product compatibility with the
fish oil in the oilseed crop Camelina sativa is another
TankmixIT App
area of work being highlighted there will be no GM
Maximising returns from N investment using tools
plants in the exhibit.
such as N-Tester, N-Sensor and ImageIT
Field margins for biocontrol and biodiversity across
The 20-minute seminars will be held on the Yara Stand
crop rotations, screening older wheat varieties for
604 at 10.30am and 2.30pm each day.
characteristics that can be used in the modern breeding
The practical role for integrated pest management
pool, and the BBSRC-HGCA blackgrass resistance
(IPM) will be a hot topic on the Certis stand. The UK
initiative to optimise weed and resistance management
government is required to show that UK growers are
for UK growers are also presented on the stand.
using IPM as part of the Sustainable Use Directive. That,
Cereals 2015 takes place on Wednesday 10th and
plus the ongoing loss of active ingredients used for crop
Thursday 11th June, at Boothby Graffoe, Lincolnshire.
protection, is a very real threat to arable farmers, says the
Tickets cost 24 each (20 for students) and are
company, whose team is providing practical advice on an
available at
integrated approach to crop protection.
Cereals offers two NRoSO points and two BASIS
DSV is another company examining the establishment
points to members for attending the show. Further
of OSR crops without neonicotinoids, including drill
points are available from participating exhibitor stands.
date, plant populations and cultivation method.
The concept of undersowing
oilseed rape with legumes and
grass mixes will also be featured.
Early indications suggest this can
make crops more self-sufficient
nutritionally, improve soil condition
and suppress weeds, says the
In addition the soil-conditioning
capabilities of DSVs TerraLife
range of cover crop mixes will be
AICC is launching its new
bespoke academy for new entrants
working alongside established
AICC members. The aim is to
Building on success, responding to challenges
provide these new entrants post
BASIS with a sound technical
platform in preparation for a career
in independent agronomy.
AICC will also highlight the
value of best practice and good
science as drivers of production,
rather than highest spend. Using the
back drop of demonstration plots,
representatives of the AICC are
running pop-in sessions at 10am
and 2pm each day to demonstrate
how they plan for the season and
the independent decision making
process they adopt.
Rothamsted Research will be
at Cereals together with the
John Innes Centre presenting
developments in strategic research
funded by the Biotechnology and
Biological Sciences Research
Council (BBSRC) and others.
Work investigating the
competitiveness of wheat cultivars
to help growers get more from their
weed control strategies will be on
Using GM to produce a
sustainable source of omega-3
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Above: The opening ribbon cutting ceremony

by Tom Blacker, Milling and Grain

Left to right: Antonio Carlos de Campos, Melissa Trevisan,

Najob Hamdoun and Matheus Andrade Borges

Mustafa Ihsan Aybakar


Tom talking with Daniel Kreissel from Agromatic

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DMAs sixth event for the

flour, semolina, rice, corn,
bulgur wheat, feed milling
machinery and pulse, pasta
and biscuit technologies took
place between 23 26 April
2015. This was an exhibition
like no other. The pre-expo
hype was global and the talk
was of a much larger show with
impressive stands and an international audience. From
the moment it opened there was tremendous excitement
and the IDMA expo materialised and lived up to all
As with all international milling exhibitions Milling and
Grain magazine were present with Turkish speaking staff
on hand at their stand. Milling and Grain prides itself as
being not only the oldest Milling magazine on the planet
but also the only International magazine with global
offices on every continent. As a long-term dedicated
partner to the IDMA expo Milling and Grain magazine are
extremely focused on the Turkish market and are dedicated
to servicing the Turkish millers with the highest quality of
editorial. Therefore Milling and Grains Group President
Darren Parris and its Milling Directory Coordinator Tom
Blacker headed this years event up. Available at the
Milling and Grain booth were our latest editions published
in Turkish, Arabic and English. The turnout of exhibitors
was beyond impressive with 148 Turkish exhibitors and
105 foreign exhibitors; this was truly an international
exhibition. With almost 50% global exhibitors this was
only seconded by the almost 10,000 visitors of which
4,131 where from Turkey and a staggering 5,215 from 98
countries, from every continent.
If there were any doubters about whether this was a
Turkish show or an International Show, those doubts were
put to rest once and for all during this years event as it was
clear in no uncertain terms that this was the premier global
milling event. Watch this space in 2017 as I suspect it will
be bigger and better, if that were possible.
These figures of almost 10,000 visitors are a significant
rise since the previous event in 2013. It was evident that

Darren Parris talking with Imas about the recent lauch of Viteral

Michele Darderi and colleagues from Golfetto Sangati

Christian Jordan talking with customers on the Lambton


Engin Dograyan, from Gazel Makina with Tom Blacker

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A group shot of Genc Degirmen staff

Darren talks to Adakurutmu

Left to Right: Tom, Dr Omer Lufti Alaybeyi, a visiting customer

and Abdullah from Molino


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The Alapala stand

With a stand that resembles an up market office or car show room with boardrooms for meetings,
lounge area, bar, kitchen and stage for the musicians. Alapala went all out to impress this year at
IDMA. Everybody was talking about the Alapala stand, with more than 20 sales staff on hand to deal
with all their international customers in whichever language was preferred, Alapala were ready for
anything. And judging by how busy their stand was every day, I suspect great business was done
over the four days. What will 2017 bring?


Muhlenchemie group

the calibre of attendees was very high with the majority having
key decision-making responsibilities. This again allowed for
many agreements and contracts to be finalised over the four
days of the event.
It was interesting to note that the 10 leading nations for
visitor numbers were: Iran, Bulgaria, Russia, Ukraine, Libya,
Greece, Pakistan, Germany, Morocco and Egypt. This not only
meant that our Arabic edition of Milling and Grain was well
received; this also set the scene, making it a significant show
for millers.
The official opening ceremony commenced at 11am on
Thursday 23rd April, which was well attended with an
international audience and all speeches in both Turkish and
English. This year, the show had doubled in size and was held
at a larger venue since the previous time two years ago. Mr M
Fethullah Akatay, Overseas Director for the event organisers
gave the first opening speech. He expressed his delight at the
very high standard of the international exhibitors and visitors
to the IDMA expo. He also welcomed everyone from the
different flour milling organisations around the world, to this,
the biggest ever IDMA. Following on from Mr Fethullah
Akatay were heads of many global organisations from India,
Montenegro, Croatia, Ethiopia, Algeria and Turkey. After the
opening speeches, all lined up for the ribbon cutting ceremony,
which signaled the official opening of this global event.
After the ceremony, the dignitaries toured a variety of
stands in Hall one, which included Alapala. The international
dignitaries to Alapala were welcomed onto their very large and
impressive stand where they could relax in comfortable chairs
and view individual i-pads delivering information on all the
Alapala milling products. The giant wooden stand structure of

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The Bhler event

Bhler returned to IDMA with a

motto of being, one step ahead
in processing grains to food. Tom
witnessed the event on day two of
the show. The large Bhler stand held
a twice-daily event with a lithium-ion,
electro-magnetic powered motorbike
taking the show and the hundreds in
the audience by total amazement.
The bike was ridden from one side of
the stand to the stage The stage show
then was an amazing tour de force
around the world to Africa and India
centered on innovation, solutions,
smart processing, food safety and
energy efficiency.
The event was in both Turkish and
English and featured Mr Markus
Baffy, Head of Marketing and
Communications of Bhler and also
the voice of Mr Calvin Grieder, CEO of
The event covered innovations of
Instant Maize reducing cooking times
from 40 minutes to two minutes for
Sub-Saharan African consumers and
impressive training and service facilities
at the new African Milling School as
well as analytical laboratories and
Service Centres in Bangalore, India.

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Mr Zeki (Bastak General Manager) showing photos of the many

International events that Bastak have recently attended

Tom Blacker with Suzan Kizilok from Bastak

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both Unormak and Oryem were startlingly fresh and different

to anything we have seen before. It was clear that Turkey is not
just another country focused on milling solutions, it offered so
much more.
With towering silos and impressive conveying equipment
on display, one of the many large stands was that of the Ugur
Group which include: Ugur Promilling, Altinbilek, BBCA
and Meko. As all were sponsors of IDMA, there were many
appreciation flowers adorning these four companys sections.
Familiar faces such as Garip Cantemir, Sunay Guler, Sedat
Demirbas were on hand to help to name but a few and meant
that this stand was one of the busiest; visitors throughout the
event viewed and examined the handling, storage, and roller
milling machinery on display.
As global travellers on behalf of Milling and Grain, we
attend more than 40 international exhibitions every year and
another highlight of IDMA for us was meeting again with Mr
Zeki from Bastak, who we seem to bump into at every global
event. Alongside Mr Zeki were Mr Khalid and Ms Suzan from
Bastak. During our visit to their stand we were informed about
this new factory production facilities along with an increase
in their international sales and marketing staff. Having visited
their head office in Ankara two years ago, it was clear that
Bastak are still growing in stature and size. The ambition of
Bastak and the drive of its owner Mr Zeki is very impressive.
Bringing the romance and historical quality of milling
from the country that produced the Ferrari we had the elite
companies from Italy including Ocrim, Pagilierani and
Golfetto Sangati who were well represented with impressive
open stands.
As with any milling exhibition we witnessed the growth of

The MySilo robot

As loyal readers will know,

grain storage and handling
systems manufacturer MySilo
always bring a metallic robot
figure to the stand. One fun
surprise was to meet a newer
and larger robot towering
over visitors to the MySilo
stand. Painted mainly in red,
the colour closely associated
It was located near the
entrance side to the stand
in hall three throughout the

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The Muhlenchemies on-stand bakery;

Muhlenchemie had a fully operational baker, kitchen and oven at their stand.
Visitors were able to sample freshly kneeded white bread rolls. In our case, it was
Thomas Hanke who invited us over and we sampled the freshly baked, bignetsized bread straight from the tray. It was hot and tasty. Other visitors to the stand
soon joined in with the pleasurable food. Freshly baked rolls were produced by
Muhlenchemies master baker, Michael Saathoff. Michael works in the Research
and Development with well-known and distinguished expert, Dr Lutz Popper.

Michael bakes fresh bread on the

Muhlenchemie stand

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the bin companies, more companies than any other year

attended this exhibition. As the market grows in this
region, so does the requirement for buckets, elevators
and storage. This year we met with Silos Cordoba, Obial,
BBCA Storex, Cimbria, MySilo, Muyang Silos, Symaga,
as well as important visitors such as John Haugh and his
colleague Volkan from Global Industries and Charles
Sukup, from Sukup Manufacturing Co. Not forgetting
global brands on the bucket side like Tapco, MaxiLift, 4b
Braim and Stiff.
Another exciting development amongst the IDMA
exhibitors this year was the inclusion of feed milling as
a centre stage of importance. One great example of this
was that along with the Imas brand for flour milling, the
well-known Milleral is now complemented by the new
feed milling brand, Viteral. This was recently reported by
Milling and Grain; Imas new production facilities will be
providing a solid platform for feed milling machinery with
The concluding report from IDMAs organisers Parantez
summarises this years show as being exceptional and
enshrines an important message about the future of the
exhibition: Having sounded out the global grain and
pulses processing sector for 10 years, IDMA is aiming to
increase both the number and diversity of its visitors by
continuing to guide the sector in the upcoming period.

Grain dryers on the Adakuruptu stand

Left to Right: Abdullah Er and Darren Parris

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the interview

Henk van de Bunt

Victam is one of the worlds largest and foremost international events for animal feed ingredients processing
technology, biomass-pelleting systems, flour milling and grain processing.
The 2015 event marks a very special year, it is the 50th anniversary of the exhibition which will once again
combine the FIAAP, VICTAM and GRAPAS exhibitions, and their respective conferences under one roof at
Koelnmesse in Cologne.
FIAAP exhibitors will be displaying ingredients and additives that are so necessary for the successful
formulation of animal feed, aquafeed, dry petfood and speciality feeds. The VICTAM exhibits will cover
the very latest technology and system used in the manufacture and processing of these animal feeds,
aquafeed, dry pet food and speciality feeds.
A large number of companies will be exhibiting the essential ancillary equipment that is so necessary for
the smooth operation of a feed mill, flourmill or a rice mill. The latter two will be profiled in the GRAPAS trade
show as this exhibition covers grain processing, storage and transportation, flour and rice milling technology,
as well as, pasta, breakfast cereal and extruded snack production. Henk van de Bunt has been General
Manager of the show since 1999.

I understand your family established and ran a

feedmill. Can you give MAG a brief overview of your

After my studies in Business Administration and Marketing I

became Assistant Advertising Manager at British-American
Tobacco Company. A number of years later I was appointed
as Advertising Manager of a company producing steel
building materials. After a couple of years, I became Sales
and Marketing manager of this company, which now
belongs to Voest Alpine in Austria.
Some years later I joined the feed mill owned by my family in
Nijkerk in The Netherlands which was established in 1881. In
1980 the mill was totally burnt down but within one year we
had built a much larger and very modern new mill. My two
fellow shareholders were much older and wanted to sell their
shares after their retirement.
I decided not to accept their offer to buy the shares, as my
sons had no ambitions to become feed millers. In 1999, the
General Manager of Victam, Mr Piet Schrama, retired. At
that time I was president of Victam and my fellow board
members requested that I succeed him.

How has feed milling changed in the time you were

operating a feedmill and what key changes have you
seen since then?

Many new machines entered the market (all first shown at

our show) like expanders, Boa compactors, new additives
such as enzymes, more liquids were included within the
feed using new equipment, new ingredients and raw
materials also came on to the market etc. Automation of the
production process was developed as well as formulation
thanks to new computer systems.
The introduction of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)
resulted in higher investments to secure feed safety and feed

Victam is a very unusual name. What is the meaning

behind the name, what type of organisation is it and
what was it set up to do?

The word Victam has no meaning. In 1965 there were

two Dutch Feed Associations: Sint Victor and Algemene
Molenaarsbond. The first exhibition was held to raise funds
for their merger. Now there is no legal connection anymore
between the Dutch Feed Association NEVEDI and the Victam

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I understand this is Victams 50th anniversary of

the Victam exhibition. What are some of the key
achievements or milestones in its half-century history?
In the first instance, our biggest achievement has to be the
introduction in 1991 of our show Victam Asia in Bangkok,
Thailand. After a difficult start, the show is now alive and
kicking and last edition was sold out! In 2006 we invited for
the first time conference organisers to host conferences at
our shows. In 2008 we introduced in Thailand FIAAP, a colocated show for feed ingredients and feed additives. In
2010 followed by GRAPAS, a co-located show for the grain
and rice industries.

What other roles do you have besides your position as

General Manager of Victam International?
I am a member of the board of IFF (International Research
Institute of Feed Technology) and have been for 15 years.
The IFF is one of the few research institutes in the feed
industry complete with a laboratory where feed trials can
be carried out. The IFF also educates, running lots of courses
in German, as well as English. I feel this is an incredibly
important place for the education of our industry. Between
1996-2002 I was president of IFIF (International Feed Industry
Federation), succeeding the first ever President, Brian
Rutherford. One of the main successes was organising the
East/West conferences in Budapest and Prague. These were
conferences that brought together feed millers from Eastern
Europe. Delegates were eager to learn from their Western
contemporaries after the fall of the Soviet Union.

Victam is strong in Asia and Europe. What do you see

the future is for Victam in addressing the feed and
food milling needs in other regions such as Africa,
Middle East and Latin America?

Yes, we certainly look at regions like Africa, Middle East and

Latin America. As exhibitors as well as visitors expect a high
quality event from us, we will be very selective in our choices

What are your personal plans for the future?

To make a success of FIAAP/VICTAM/GRAPAS International

2015 and FIAAP/VICTAM/GRAPAS Asia 2016. That will keep
me from the streets in the coming years. My motto is: Take life
as it comes!

In 1980 the feed mill

was totally burnt
down! ...
... but within one
year we had built a
much larger and very
modern new mill


Delacon appoints Kostas Syriopoulos as Customer
Technical Service Manager, Swine team

Kostas Syriopoulos

n April 1st, Kostas Syriopoulos (37) joined Delacon as Customer Technical Service
Manager, Swine team. Located at the Delacon Headquarters in Austria, Kostas completes
the technical team for Swine as an MSc nutritionist. Reporting directly to our Species
Leader for Swine Ester Vinyeta, Kostas Syriopoulos will be involved in customer technical
service in various countries, especially in Western, Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa,
and will support Ester Vinyeta in swine product management and development.

I am happy that Kostas Syriopoulos joined Customer Technical Services to complete our swine
team. Since the start of this year, Delacon has integrated the Research and Development department and the Species Leader/
Customer Technical Services teams in a new Products and Innovation division to improve the efficiency of new product
development, reduce time to market and improve sales support. With Kostas in our team we will be able to further improve
our services, says Jan Dirk van der Klis, Head of Products and Innovation.

Kostas Syriopoulos is well experienced in swine nutrition, feed formulation, feed evaluation and feed technology. Recently,
he served as Feed Evaluation Manager at Agrifirm Innovation Centre in the Netherlands. Prior to that he served as nutritionist
and quality manager in LAKY SA, a large feed mill in Greece. Kostas Syriopoulos studied Animal Science with emphasis
on animal husbandry at the Agricultural University of Athens and holds a masters degree from Wageningen University
(Netherlands) where he focused on Swine Nutrition and Feed Technology.

Jim Schroeder, co-founder of Great Western Manufacturing

Inducted into Kansas State University Hall of Fame

reat Western Manufacturing is proud to announce the induction of Jim Schroeder into the
Kansas State University College of Engineering Hall of Fame. Mr Schroeder graduated
from Kansas State University in 1963, with a degree in electrical engineering. He later cofounded Great Western Manufacturing Company, Inc., the oldest continuous manufacturing
Jim Schroeder company in Kansas, growing the company from a supplier of sifting equipment for the flour milling
and cereal grain industry into one of the leading manufacturers of quality control sifting equipment
for the food processing industry. Although he retired from the company in 2012, Schroeder remains
actively involved in an advisory capacity. Schroeder is a long time member of the International Association of Operative
Millers, and is a recipient of its Allied Trades Award. He was named Alumni Fellow of the College of Engineering at Kansas
State University in 1996, and has served on the College of Engineering Advisory Council. He has also served on numerous
local boards and as president of the Cushing Hospital Board.

Alltech continues to invest in its global

Mycotoxin Management team

lltech has continued to invest in its comprehensive mycotoxin management service and
product offering by promoting Nick Adams to the post of global director to lead strategy for
the successful unit established in 2011. Adams has been with Alltech for more than 15 years,
starting in the UK and then spending eight years in California.

Nick Adams

Previously global sales director, Adams will ensure the companys now 50 strong Mycotoxin
Management team remains focused on delivering exceptional value for key distributors and livestock
farmers across the world.

My goal is to further develop the Alltech 37+ mycotoxins analysis programme and extend the MIKO risk assessment
service to as many farmers as possible. It has been very encouraging to see such positive feedback from customers since we
launched the programme and we have seen significant business growth as a result. We want to sustain this momentum, so
will be investing in additional analytical technologies and facilities too, said Adams. Alltech has also appointed experienced
marketer Jonathan Younger as global marketing manager, Mycotoxin Management team, who will be based in Stamford, UK.
Younger has over 17 years experience and held a number of senior marketing roles in both B2B and B2C organisations in
sectors ranging from consumer magazines, professional services and renewable energy.

Delacon appoints Sonny Pusey as Regional

Manager North America

he pioneer and global leader in plant based (phytogenic) feed additives, Delacon, exports to 50
countries and the global team is constantly growing. To strengthen the operations in the US,
Delacon appoints Sonny Pusey as Regional Manager North America (USA, Canada). He takes
over the Delacon leadership in the US and in Canada.

Located in Indiana, Sonny will be responsible for sales in the US and Canada. My business view
has always been oriented to help and support the commercial livestock producers by providing them my
honest advice and the nutritional tools to improve their business. With Delacons phytogenic products, I am
confident I will be providing livestock producers with research proven alternatives to antibiotic growth promoters. Sonny
Pusey has worked for Purina Animal Nutrition for the past 35 years occupying various sales and management positions.
Recently, he was in charge of the business development for the National Swine and Poultry Sales team.
Sonny Pusey

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