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A subscription magazine for the global flour & feed milling industries - first published in 1891INCORPORATING PORTS, DISTRIBUTION AND FORMULATION
In this issue:
Efficient barge unloading technology
Feed enzymes in animal nutrition
Controlling the explosion risks within hammer mills
Use of computer programming in animal diet formulation
Recycling surplus factory food into quality animal feeds
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first published in 1891
Grain & Feed Milling Technology is published six times a year by Perendale Publishers Ltd of the United Kingdom.
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volume: 124 number 1 issn no: 1466-3872
January - February 2013
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News:US corn crop high quality, despite drought 3Third scientific exchange meeting for Pancosma 3New mycotoxin product from Romer Labs 3Adisseo launches real time web platform for NIR predictions 4The MPE Chain-Vey for pet food 4Alapala opens two new flour mills 5Cloud solution improves information interchange in feed industry 5Hope dawns for aging feed mill 64B increases capacity of STARCO steel elevator buckets 7Success for IPPE 7Alltech feed survey findings: world increases production to 959 million tons 9
Features:Controlling the explosion risks within hammer mills 10Recycling surplus factory food into quality animal feeds 12Efficient barge unloading technology for grain handling on inland waterways 16Raising standards to improve profitability with Econase XT Mixer Liquid Application 22Yeast in aquaculture 26Profitable aquafeed 32Use of computer programming in animal diet formulation 34Factors affecting silo demand and design 38Die and pelleting equipment maintenance 42
Commodities:Raw material outlook, by John Buckley 44
In the footsteps of Broomhall 50
iNdustry eveNts 52IAOM Annual Conference & Expo 53VIV Asia 56IDMA 58
the gFmt iNterviewHao Yun - ZhengChang Chairman 60
iNdustry Faces 64An optimised sales network at Pancosma North American Millers Association announces new chairman New management appointments at Glencore following Viterra takeover Danish Centre for Food and Agriculture bags new director
First, Id like to thank the publishers of Grain & Feed Milling Technology for the opportunity to contribute to this issue the first of 2013. For those of you who may not know me, Im currently the executive vice president of the International Association of Operative Millers (IAOM). My background is in communications and Russian and East European area studies. Its been a terrific eight years with the association, during which time Ive learned a great deal about the grain processing industry.
It was 117 years ago in January that IAOMs precursor, the Fraternity of Operative Millers, was founded in order to elevate the profession of flour milling in the eyes of mill owners in the United States. In 1919, the name was changed to Association of Operative Millers, and in 2003, international was added to the name to reflect the organisations membership growth outside North America. A little less than half of the associations membership is located in our four international districts: Eurasia, Latin America, Mideast & Africa, and Southeast Asia.
Today, IAOM continues to focus on its core mission of enhancing the proficiency of professionals in the international grain milling industry by providing continuing education and training opportunities through a professional development programme.
As I travel to our district meetings around the world, it is evident that the entire membership faces similar challenges, regardless of location. Food safety and traceability is becoming a critical issue across the globe. End users are demanding that more safeguards are in place to protect the food supply. At the same time, millers are faced with increased volatility in grain prices, making the business of procurement even more crucial to a mills profitability.
In several countries, subsidies for bread products are being phased out, creating even more pressure on millers to keep their costs low. As new technologies emerge and demand increases, the proficiency of millers will become
even more critical. Training programmes and continuing education will play an ever-increasing role in the grain processing industry.
At IAOM, there is a variety of opportunities for milling professionals to continue to develop and learn about the different aspects of milling. IAOM members indicate that sessions in which participants are able to share a challenge, best practice or accomplishment are extremely beneficial. They also profit from attending the annual meeting, committee and district meetings, and resident milling courses.
Senior executives understand that a highly-skilled workforce offers a competitive advantage and they are making investments in their employees. There is also evidence that professional development opportunities contribute to employee retention something that the industry has struggled with from time to time.
Throughout the food-processing chain, opportunities are available for professional development from a variety of sources. Make it a priority in the new year for you and your staff to participate in activities that can provide both formal and informal opportunities for education and training.
Start by taking advantage of the articles in this issue learn about good silo design, explosion prevention for hammer mills and grinders, recycling food manufacturing waste as animal feeds, maintenance for dies and pellet machinery, and an overview of enzymes.
And, if you see me at a meeting, please be sure to stop and introduce yourself. I love meeting people, and IAOM is always seeking out ways to build on synergies and increase learning opportunities through collaboration with other organisations and groups.Guest - EDITORS OBSERVATIONS Guest editor - Melinda Farris, IAOM
Happy New Year!
Melinda Farris, executive vice president of the International
Association of Operative Millers, USA
You might have noticed that GFMT has put on a bit of weight over the winter. However, you wont find us on a faddy diet or hitting the gym: we have no intention of shifting this extra bulk.The increase in size is down to a concerted effort to make sure the magazine accurately reflects the concerns of you, our readers.We know that grain and feed milling is not just about what goes on inside the mill. Thats why weve expanded our content and added a strapline, incorporating ports, distribution and formulation.Grain handling facilities at ports are using bigger and more sophisticated equipment every year. They really are the place to see bulk handling technologies in action. Transport meanwhile is the backbone of the grain and feed supply chain, be it delivering products to and from the mill,
or around the plant itself. We start this new focus by looking at loading and unloading equipment for barges.We all know that in milling, profit margins are tight so delivering the safest and most efficient product is vitally important. Ingredient selection plays a crucial role in producing consistently high-quality products so we will continue to feature articles on nutrition and formulation.Lastly, after the success of our managing maintenance article in September/October 2012, weve given maintenance a regular slot in the magazine. This month we look at refurbishing die and pellet machines. I hope you find these new sections a useful addition to our regular subject matters. If you have any comments or suggestions, please get in touch with me by email: firstname.lastname@example.orgAlice Neal, associate editor, Grain and Feed Milling Technology
NOTE FROM GFMT
Grain&feed millinG technoloGy2 | January - february 2013
The overall quality of the 2012 US corn crop is high and improves upon last years very good marks across a range of test factors, according to the US Grains Councils Corn Harvest Quality Report 2012/13.
Total US corn production fell in 2012 due to the worst drought in decades, but despite the drought, the 2012 crop showed a year-over-year improvement in average text weight, protein level