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Friday, May 26, 2017

26/05/2017: Livestock 2017 Phillipines Expo second day

Don't miss out! Tomorrow is your last chance! [Image courtesy of Livestock 2017 Philippines expo and Aquaculture Philippines]
Tomorrow is the last day! Meet 250 companies in the livestock and aquaculture industry. 

Did you miss the chance to go today? Don't worry, you still have tomorrow to join the Philippines' International Livestock Nutrition, Health and Production, and Meat Industry Expo and the Philippines International Aquaculture and Fisheries and Seafood Industry Expo! 

Have any questions? Feel free to approach any of the accommodating and friendly staff as they will be happy to assist you with anything they can. 

Read more HERE.

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26/05/2017: Benchmark sign joint venture agreement with SalMar ASA

Benchmark logo: image courtesy of Benchmark Holdings PLC
 Benchmark, the aquaculture biotechnology and food chain sustainability business, announces that group performance for the six months to 31 March 2017 was broadly in line with the board's expectations. 

Highlights of the first year include: 

  • Benchmark signed a joint venture agreement with SalMar ASA, through which it will provide genetics, health and knowledge services to the world's third largest salmon producer. This is an important acknowledgement of Benchmark's technology, and exemplifies its strategy to provide a suite of technology solutions to the aquaculture industry. 
  • Construction of the group's new salmon egg production facility in Norway continued on schedule. This important development will underpin Benchmark breeding and genetics' market leading position in the sector. 
  • Good progress was made in advanced animal nutrition towards the goal of delivering 100 percent live replacement for feeding juvenile shrimp, a key to unlocking future growth potential for the industry. 
  • As anticipated, the Animal Health division saw significantly lower demand for Salmosan in Norway due to an industry focus of new solutions to the significant sea lice challenge. 
  • Good progress was made towards the commercial field trials launch of a ground-breaking sea lice treatment. Significant revenues from this product are anticipated in H2 and beyond, which are projected to support the achievements of the board's expectations for FY 2017 following the challenging first half for Salmosan.
  • The new state of the art vaccine manufacturing facility in Braintree is being commissioned and first commercial batches are expected in H2. 
 In the shrimp sector, disease challenge coupled with low market prices resulted in delayed sector investment and lower growth rates in the first half year. The group has proceeded cautiously with new investments, whilst continuing to progress core infrastructure projects which support long term growth. 

 The group is seeking to grow sales and market share in developing markets, including China, for its breeding and genetics and advanced animal nutrition divisions, and is progressing towards establishing strategic relationships in those regions. Further progress has been made with the development of the group wide customer account management programme, which will promote the full benefit of Benchmark's integrated technology solutions in aquaculture. 

 The long term drivers of growth in the Company's sectors, which include the growing global demand for aquaculture products and an ever increasing pressure to limit the use of antibiotics in the food chain, remain strong, with increasing momentum and interest in the aquaculture market. The company continues to focus on delivery of its strategy to deploy leading technologies drawn from across the group, through established distribution channels, into long-term growth markets. 

 Benchmark expects to announce its interim results for the six months to March 31, 2017 during the week commencing June 26, 2017. 

Commenting on trading, Benchmark's Chief Executive Officer, Malcolm Pye, remarked, "The agreement with SalMar is an example of the value we can deliver to our customers by aggregating leading technologies to provide integrated solutions to the issues faced by the food production industry. There are a number of technologies in the later stages of development that we are particularly excited about, and we look forward to delivering these, through our distribution networks, including into the significant Asian and Latin American shrimp and tilapia markets." 

Visit their website here. 

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25/05/2017: ILDEX Indonesia 2017

Photo provided by ILDEX Indonesia team
Internationalising the livestock market in one of the fastest growing countries in Asia. 

 Indonesia is considered as the largest economy in Southeast Asia. The middle class are set to become a prominent force in the country. This is due not only to their huge demographic, but also to their strong income growth prospects. 


 Investors will find in Indonesia the ideal balance between booming demand for livestock products and an abundance of agricultural and natural resources. As Southeast Asia's largest country (and the world's fourth most populous at about 250 million people), 

Indonesia has witnessed a major boom in demand for livestock products such as red meat, milk, eggs and beef and cattle. Of which the Indonesian Ministry of Agriculture is more focused on strengthening at the moment. 

 The Indonesian Minister of Agriculture commented, "This effort is the government's commitment in pursuing self sufficiency of cattle production, targeted by Indonesian President Joko Widodo, to be reached in 2026. This effort is also to realise an independent country in terms of the fulfilment of livestock products, and at the same time, to improve the welfare of farmers." 


 The Minister of Trade also remarked that Indonesia should be self-sufficient on livestock and be able to export these products. He said, "The welfare of farmers is rising, and the poverty rate is decreasing. That is the governments target." 


 VNU Exhibitions Asia Pacific and Federasi Masyarakat Perunggasan Indonesia together announced investment platform entitled, 'ILDEX Indonesia 2017'. 


 It is the third edition of its kind, focusing on international livestock, dairy, meat processing and aquaculture exposition. It will take place at the Jakarta International Expo in Hall D1 and D2, Jakarta, Indonesia on October 18-20, 2017.


 More than 8,000 trade visitors are expected to participate and interact with 250 international brands. The show will feature three industry zones which will include; feed and animal health, feed milling and farm equipment and genetic, breeding and processing. 


 The exhibition will also present two country pavilions (China and South Korea) and a special pavilion for pet food. 


 Mrs Panadda Atthakowit, Head of Competence Center of Livestock of VNEAP explained that, "Indonesia represents 40 percent of ASEAN's total population and middle-income economies. It also represents a growing domestic and regional consumer base. With a professional industry partner, FMPI, we are strongly confident that we can offer the qualified market place that may create value and business opportunities for today's livestock market. At ILDEX Indonesia, visitors will be able to meet many top companies such as Big Dutchman, Charoen Pokphand Indonesia, Japfa, Famsum, Cheil Jedang Corporation, Elanco, Emtech and King Techina." 


 ILDEX Indonesia 2017 will feature a long list of supporters from the Indonesian government and local associations including the Department of Husbandry), Department of Marine Agriculture and Food Security, Faculty of Animal Science, Bogor Agriculture University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Federation of Indonesia Poultry Society, Indonesia Layer Farmer Association, Indonesia Poultry Farmer Association, Indonesia Poultry Veterinarian Association, Indonesian Association of Veterinary Public Health, Indonesia Feedmills Association, more from the Ministry of Agriculture and the Republic of Indonesia. 


 Deddy Kusmanagandi, Chairman of Indonesian Poultry Industry Association expounded that, "ILDEX Indonesia is the event that the Indonesian people are waiting for. We told our members and farmers in our association to come to this event because it is the right platform where we will meet top quality exhibitors and buyers." 


 In the previous editions of ILDEX Indonesia, 94 percent of visitors gave positive feedback and recommended this show to their friends and colleagues. More than 88 percent were satisfied with the qualities of the trade visitors and they intend to visit the expo again. 


 Edy Purwoko, country manager of PT Ceva Animal Health Indonesia commented that, "The quality of the visitors is very good. It exceeded my expectation and Indonesia is one of the largest countries we will continue to invest in during the next edition. Next year I think the number of participants will grow significantly and be even better. So, I'd like to invite everyone to come to ILDEX Indonesia 2017." 


 Visitors can find out more information by clicking here. 


We encourage companies related to livestock, dairy meat processing and the aquaculture industry to be a part of this event, and introduce your brand worldwide. It will help you become recognised in Asia. 


You can contact the exhibitions sales department via; +662 670 0900 or email; ildex@vnuexhibitionsap.com (international sales support)


For an international public partnership, please contact Mrs Saengtip Techapatiphandee at saengtip.won@vnuexhibitionsap.com or +662 670 0900 ext 122.


Read more HERE. 



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Thursday, May 25, 2017

25/05/2017: Leiber company profile


An innovative future with refined brewers' yeast

(From Leiber's website) 

How can our customers' requirements be met in terms of quality and innovation time and again with brewers' yeast, one of the world's most natural and healthy raw materials? 

This question gives us the most motivation and direction for our daily activity. The challanges that result from such disparate applications, such as taste, health and fermentation, form the basis for new ideas - virtually every day! 

We produce brewers' yeast at three sites. Germany, Poland and Russia for a varied and demanding customer base in more than 40 countries and employ over 180 people.

Our passion is a wide range of brewers' yeast products. We have therefor established ourselves as the worlds' leaving provider of brewers' yeast products for over six decades. 

Visit their website here. 

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25/05/2017: Show daily from Livestock 2017 Philippines Expo

Image courtesy of Livestock 2017 and Aquaculture Philippines
 Livestock Philippines 2017 and the very first Aquaculture Philippines successfully opened today. 

The welcome ceremony was preceded by remarks from His Excellency, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, represented by Atty. Hansel O.Didulo Assistant Secretary for Regulations, Department of Agriculture. 

 The local and international agribusiness community together with the country's top leaders and major stakeholders graced the opening of Livestock Philippines 2017 and the very first Aquaculture Philippines. 

 Over 250 exhibitors from 30 countries presented the latest innovations in feed, livestock, meat and aquaculture. Renowned industry experts also led the first part of a three-day series of seminars and conferences. 

Read more HERE.

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25/05/2017: Dinnissen is developing by a mix of innovations

Dinnissen has broadened the deployability of its mixers, thanks to a mix of innovations

The mixers have been further improved in several areas, and, moreover, they explicitly consider the role of the mixer in the overall operation. That is why the validation of mixing processes have now been added to their service. 

The improved D-Topline mixer is easy to clean
Dinnissen Process Technology is actively engaged in the development and manufacture of process equipment such as grinding mills, mixers, bulk bag filling systems and turnkey projects for the food industry,animal feed industry, pharmaceuticals and chemicals. The company is a specialist in prudent, hygienic and rapid mixing of powders, pellets and granules.

They never shirk challenges such as achieving higher capacities, improving homogeneous mixing of micro-components, mixing poor flowing materials or processing high percentages of liquid. On the contrary; Dinnissen are constantly looking for applications that are a trigger for the development of even better mixers.

Improved D-Topline 
This desire for constant innovation has recently led to the introduction of the 'Improved D-Topline', a model based on the familiar Pegasus double-axle paddle mixer. The geometry of the installation is modified in such a way that the upper sides of the mixing chamber lean in towards each other, resulting in a drop shape.

The negative angle of inclination in the upper side of the mixing chamber reduces the risk of product adhesion. In addition, the 'Improved D-Topline "can be equipped with an additional hatch ('front hedge') on the front.

This feature makes it much easier to inspect or clean the mixer. In some cases, thanks to this hatch, a version can be offered where the paddle axle assembly can be driven entirely from the mixing chamber. Furthermore, the ‘Improved D-Topline’ is provided with a divisible shaft seal, allowing the installation to be CIP-cleanable.

High-shear mixer 
Dinnissen is at an advanced stage of optimising high-shear applications in the mixing process, which are also based on the Pegasus mixing principle. There are applications in which powders require a greater frictional force in order to obtain a homogeneous product. A change in the paddle configuration ensures that the new high shear process applies the necessary energy to the product, but without sacrificing the typical advantages of the Pegasus mixer.

Explosion-proof mixer 
Yet another development is the introduction of an explosion-proof mixer (Atex-zone 20 internal), suitable for processing materials in which the Kst- and LEL-values are within a fixed range. This mixer was subject to a risk assessment and received a type approval for the entire Pegasus mixer range from an independent Notified Body. 

 

An example of an 'All in One' concept
‘All in one’ concept 
The 'All in one' concept is Dinnissen’s response to the demand for fully integrated process lines. An example is the mixing line which has recently been shipped to a customer in the United States. This consists of a skid comprising a docking system for vessels which can be deposited into the mixer dust-free, which can then move the mixer up and down to mix and fill the same vessel again.

The great advantage of the 'All in one' concept is that the various components are perfectly matched to each other. This means that a consistently high-quality product can be guaranteed. There is no segregation of the product, and moreover the process is completely dust-free and explosion-proof.  

Smart concept 

Dinnissen is becoming increasingly involved in the concept stage with their customers. This lies in the fact that the company not only acts as a process specialist but also as a solution provider. Nowadays, processes are developed using 3D modelling, simulations and time analysis.

Thanks to VR support (Virtual Reality), the customer can visualise the design of a process and have an idea of the accessibility and possibilities of systems and components at a much earlier stage. One of the accomplishments of Pegasus mixers is that they are able to mix in concentrations as low as 0.1%. This offers the possibility of removing a premix-step, thereby simplifying the process and gaining the benefits of less handling and energy consumption.

Validation 
The increasing interest in the role of the mixer in the overall production process translates into the need for Dinnissen’s customers to have the mixer validated. A validation makes it possible to determine which set of parameters will result in the raw materials being homogeneously mixed to produce an end product of the required quality.

Thus, making it possible to reproduce the mixing processes. Dinnissen is also interested in this validation data, as it will allow them to further optimise their mixers. For that reason, Dinnissen has now added a validation of its mixing processes, which may, if required, be undertaken by an independent agency.

Read about Dinnissen, HERE.

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magazine International Aquafeed which is published by
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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

24/05/2017: Fishmeal … or beyond



Sustaining fishmeal in the modern aquaculture market

A special report published this month by Rabobank’s RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness team by Matthew Muller, International Aquafeed magazine

Fishmeal’s increasing scarcity over recent years has led to the rise in the production of alternative protein ingredients being sourced to keep up with aquaculture’s continuing demand for increased production, says a major report on major report on fishmeal newly-released by RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness compiled by Gorjan Nikolik and Beyhan de Jong. 

“With now one good season in Peru behind us and another good season on the way, supply is good and prices have stabilised at a relatively lower level. 
“With scarcity of fishmeal and fish oil and high prices, many projects for alternative meals and oils have been stated worldwide. Many are in the pre-profit start-up phase,” say the authors.

“We combine these two observations to make the conclusion that the next few years will be decisive for the rising alternatives producers. Some will emerge and achieve scale, which may in the medium-term further erode prices or at least prevent prices from rising again to what they had been. 

“This means all the others will need to find niche markets for their products,” they add.
Therefore, a need for solid growth strategies has presented itself, which companies are keen to exploit in order to remain profitable and competitive. It is prudent to take a look at some of the economic factors of supply and demand that surround the issue of fishmeal. 

Read more HERE.

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