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Monday, February 29, 2016

Zhengchang company profile

Established in 1918, Zhengchang has made constant innovations in feed machinery industry and accumulated a wealth of experience in tackling the various challenges facing feed companies and, more importantly, is able to offer a range of comprehensive solutions. ZCME has now evolved into China’s largest manufacture of feed machinery and has 16 branches in China with over 1300 staff and more than thirty offices all over the world.
 

Zhengchang to date has successfully constructed more than 2000 turnkey projects around the world, covering the fields of poultry and livestock feed, aquatic feed, pet food, premix feed, sawdust pellets, fertilizer, silo storage, pasture, electrical control and garbage treatment etc. ZCME projects are designed to deliver to the client higher feed quality, higher overall capacity and greater profits.

Zhengchang have overcome many challenges for our customers and accumulated rich experience over the past 90 years. We are now making great endeavors to apply our latest achievements to feed, pasture, environment protection, fertiliser, and sawdust shaping industries.

Zhengchang is more than a professional partner who can provide advanced machinery, technology and management ideas. It is also a true problem solver who knows you well enough to oversee your development.

Zhengchang is with you every step of the way.

Compared with its traditional pellet mill, the SZLH528 optimizes its paddle’s structure and distribution, which can make materials fully mixed while providing a sufficiently long conditioning time, with improved cooking and mixing effects. It adopts a gear-type driving system and achieves a production output 15 percent more efficient than belt conveyors.

The innovative design of the gear box and driving system make the transmission more stable and reliable. Chute structure and automatic discharging system have also been improved. Features such as outer oil lubrication, anti-blockage die holes and pneumatic outer discharge of material ensure the equipment works safely and tightly attaining high levels of hygiene and free of leaks. The main shaft temperature alarm system improves the stability of the main drive.

The gears use top quality steel, giving them a life of more than 30,000 hours.  The SPHS218F produces a variety of high-grade extruded aquaculture feeds, pet foods and sinking fish feed. It is widely used in the following areas: extruding of bullfrog feed, weever feed, shrimp feed and crab feed. It uses a high-precision inverter, feeds more evenly than regular feeders, has high capacity, better stability and easy access.
 
Employing a user-friendly design for steam and water injection, it can detect flow on-line and add liquid accordingly. The special design of mixing shaft and blade effectively improves maturity level and mixing evenness. It can add up to 30 percent water and steam which can be evenly mixed. High hardness, wear-resistant alloy screws and bushing greatly improve the service life of the parts subjected to the greatest wear. 
  As a professional supplier of pellet mills and a machine manufacturer, we try to supply our customers with the most up-to-date machines and most effective and careful after-sale services.
 
 

Visit the website HERE.

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Biomin company profile

http://digestarom.biomin.net/

BIOMIN are dedicated to finding innovative, trend-setting solutions that empower their customers to master existing and future challenges in animal nutrition– the natural way. The application of their scientific know-how and expertise, based on an in-depth understanding of their customer’s needs and concerns, enables them to deliver solutions that support animal health, optimize performance and production efficiency.

Research and development is one of the cornerstones of BIOMIN. Their strong in-house research and development, and global cooperation with leading institutions and organisations form the basis by which innovative solutions are developed for their customers. Through joint projects with renowned universities and research institutes, BIOMIN is constantly in touch with the latest scientific know-how, from which novel feed additives are developed and produced. Their global network of collaborating institutions has grown to over 100.

One of the cornerstones of BIOMIN’s success is the ongoing improvement of their inhouse quality standards. In 1997, BIOMIN introduced the international ISO 9001 standard. The HACCP system, introduced subsequently at BIOMIN’s production sites, provides the quality assurance our customers seek from them. In addition, the feed quality standards QS and GMP+ guarantee the utmost degree of control and quality for their products – from raw material inputs right through to the final product.

Concerns over climate change and the role of greenhouse gases continue to rise. In September 2011, BIOMIN was internationally recognised through the award of ISO 14040 ‘Life Cycle Assessment’ certification. By optimizing feed use and improving animal performance, it is possible to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from livestock operations.

Through innovative production technologies and advanced, scientific know-how, BIOMIN has pioneered several trend-setting solutions for a range of animal nutrition products, all of which utilise fully natural processes and ingredients. An in-depth understanding of what the customer’s needs and concerns are has enabled BIOMIN to create and deliver solutions in-line with performance and efficiency goals.

Read more HERE.

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29/02/2016: ONE Vision of 2050 to be depicted in virtual reality exhibit at ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference; Early bird deadline TODAY

http://one.alltech.com/
Discover how individual decisions today can propel us toward a world of plenty in 2050

Register now at one.alltech.com to learn how to make your ONE small change; early bird deadline is February 29


Within the next 34 years, the world will have an extra three billion mouths to feed. What will that mean for humanity, or, perhaps even more importantly, the agriculture and food sectors responsible for nourishing them? Is it a future full of gloom and doom, or of abundance?

According to Alltech, the choice is yours. A future of plenty is ours if individuals, the private sector, agriculture and governments make meaningful choices today that harness the power of technology, conserve resources and encourage innovation.

Step into what’s possible—a planet of promise—at ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference, on May 22-25 in Lexington, Kentucky, USA.

In order to visualise 2050, Alltech has commissioned an Ireland-based agency to create a virtual world entitled ONE Vision. ONE Vision will allow attendees of ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference to experience a planet of plenty, where technology and science align in order to produce nutritious food for the world’s nine billion inhabitants.

“Most of us, if we are honest, simply cannot picture life in 2050, or if we can, our ideas are perhaps predictably negative,” said Dr Pearse Lyons, founder and president of Alltech.

“We need to think differently.”

“At ONE this coming May, you and up to 5 000 attendees will be able to experience our ONE Vision of this world, which sustainably produces healthy food, ensuring the future of our planet for generations to come,”
continued Dr Lyons.

“It is absolutely possible to balance sustainable food production, whilst protecting the earth’s most valuable resources. By peeling back the curtain on the future and allowing you to glimpse what’s possible, we hope to energise individuals to make choices today for our future. Positivity powers possibility.”

ONE attendees will be guided through a ONE Vision virtual tour to witness a world in harmony with its three essential elements: land, air and water. Given that UN predictions place 66 percent of the population in urban areas by 2050, ONE Vision will allow attendees to step into vertical farms in the centre of a city. 
Attendees will also find themselves in sub-Saharan Africa where advanced soil management solutions have trebled crop production, or in Asia’s paddy fields where upland planting is producing sustainable harvests in flood-prone areas. Across the globe, the farms of the future are thriving as their animals achieve their genetic potential, producing more with less, all while reversing soil degradation and reducing water use, waste and emissions.

Not only will ONE attendees be able to immerse themselves in this fascinating virtual world, but they will also have opportunity to hear from Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, former CEO of Ford Alan Mulally and renowned author and water expert Seth M Siegel amongst others at ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference. The annual international conference draws nearly 5 000 attendees from more than 60 countries to network and discuss world-changing ideas.

Watch the video HERE.
 
Registration is open now for ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference in Lexington, Kentucky, USA, from May 22-25. 
Conference registration is US$1 095; save US$400 if you register on or before February 29.

For more information or to register, visit one.alltech.com.

Join the conversation online with #ONEBigIdea.


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29/02/2016: New airlock/double-dump valves feed and measure

http://www.rotodisc.com/
Roto-Disc® airlock/double-dump - feed hoppers &
funnels are available per application requirement
Roto-Disc® Airlock/Double-Dump valves are now able to feed and measure product into and/or out of pressure or vacuum environments in four modes.

Through the development of the Roto-Disc Cycle Timer (RDCC™) and enhancements to its accumulator chambers, applications now have volumetric and gravimetric measuring capability, in addition to traditional temporal and manual control. Included in this new capability is the option to switch between any of these modes almost instantaneously and then return to operation just as quick, providing measurement flexibility.

The new feeding solutions are accomplished with load-cell mounts and/or level sensor ports, both of which are located on the chamber according to the application requirements. Gravimetric solutions are provided with flexible connections on the assembly for accurate weight measurement. This processing solution can take the place of other feeding devices and make processes more efficient.

Visit the Roto-Disc site HERE.


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29/02/2016: Lallemand Animal Nutrition launches a new solution: YANG®

http://www.lallemandanimalnutrition.com/
 
Lallemand Animal Nutrition is pleased to introduce its new solution for livestock producers: YANG®, the yeast association new generation.

An innovation born of Lallemand research and the expertise of our various divisions — such as oenology, animal and human nutrition — YANG® is a synergistic alliance of specific strains of inactivated yeast. YANG® is a concentrate of defences supporting animals during stressful and challenging conditions such as weaning, feed transitions, and sanitary challenges. YANG® can be used in most feed production processes.

Not all yeasts are equal!

The properties of yeast derivatives (products obtained from inactivated yeast cells) and their ability to 1) adhere to specific bacteria and 2) modulate the immune system, are well known in human and animal nutrition. A collaborative investigation conducted with research institutes has shown that these properties are highly strain-dependent and linked to the yeast genome.

Thanks to cutting-edge technologies applied for the first time in this area, Lallemand R&D teams have selected yeast strains (including Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Cyberlindnera jadinii) with different and complementary properties and combined them in a unique formula: YANG®.

Trials have been conducted in controlled facilities and in commercial farms showing beneficial effects in post-weaning piglets, calves, goats, shrimp and fish. Further trials are ongoing in other animal species.

Learn more HERE.

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Friday, February 26, 2016

26/02/2016: ADM ranked most admired food company by Fortune Magazine

http://www.adm.com/
For the second year in a row, Archer Daniels Midland Company has been ranked the world’s most admired company in the food production industry by Fortune magazine.

Considered the definitive report card on corporate reputation, Fortune’s annual list of the World’s Most Admired Companies ranks companies in a number of major industries.

“I am deeply proud of our ADM teams for the work they’ve done to earn this distinction,” said Juan Luciano, ADM chairman and CEO.

“Our people work tirelessly each day to deliver exceptional value to our customers and shareholders, and the Fortune ranking is a tremendous validation of their efforts.”

A total of 652 companies from 30 countries were evaluated by 4,000 executives, directors and security analysts. Survey respondents were asked to rate companies in their industry on nine criteria: innovation, people management, use of corporate assets, social responsibility, quality of management, financial soundness, long-term investment value, quality of products and services and global competitiveness.

Visit the ADM site HERE.


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26/02/2016: The future of fish meal replacement: Cotton Protein

https://issuu.com/international_aquafeed/docs/iaf1601_w1/18
by Tom Wedegaertner, director of agricultural research, Cotton Incorporated

First published in International Aquafeed, January-February 2016 

 
In the 1985 movie Back to the Future, time travelers visit 2015. By pure coincidence, the date they visited coincided with Aquaculture Europe 2015, giving attendees the opportunity to speculate about what aquaculture will look like in another 30 years. An exciting prediction was made: by 2045, more protein from the cotton plant will be used in aquaculture feeds than that from fishmeal.

The good news is we don’t need a tricked-out DeLorean time machine to take us to the future to confirm that prediction, because the future is right in front of us. The industry’s quest for a sustainable, plant-based protein to meet current and future demands takes us to a present-day cotton field.

Worldwide, the annual cotton crop produces about 10 million metric tons of pure protein. This is equivalent to 16 million metric tons of fishmeal, or four times current fishmeal production.

It’s no secret that at current worldwide growth rates, which currently stand at approximately eight percent annually, the aquaculture industry will soon require fishmeal in volumes far beyond that which the oceans can sustainably provide. The United Nations’ FAO reports that fish populations targeted for fishmeal production could be depleted by 2030.

Cottonseed protein, byproducts of cotton production, are expected to be an excellent and far less costly – financially and environmentally – replacement for fishmeal in aquaculture applications.

Read the full article in International Aquafeed HERE.    
 
   
   

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FAMSUN company profile

http://en.muyang.com/

Muyang Co, Ltd recently announced changing its brand name from Muyang to FAMSUN starting May 2014. This move is prompted by the idea of better illustrating the company’s business and the farm-to-table industry chain it serves. It is consistent with Muyang’s global strategy and its aim of becoming an integrated solution provider in the agro-industry.

FAMSUN originates from “famous, farm, family, sun and union”; it implies Muyang Co, Ltd’s development concept and vision, which is to build a green and healthy supply chain from farm to table together with its customers and to convert traditional agriculture into a modern, profitable and sustainable business with its integrated solutions in feed manufacturing, grain milling, grain handling and storage, food processing, as well as industrial automation.

The creative design of the FAMSUN logo features a beveled letter “F”, a curvy letter “A”, a stretching letter “S” and a friendly letter “U”. It will be the only signage representing Muyang’s business, products, service and solutions. Meanwhile, the company will continue to operate in its current structure, provide follow-up service based on relevant agreement, and its business contacts will remain unchanged.


Visit the website HERE.

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26/02/2016: Rice-fish integration for high saline, coastal areas of Bangladesh

Learning from the Challenge Program for Water and Food (CPWF)

The Southwestern coastal zone of Bangladesh is agro-based and one of the world’s most populous, poverty-stricken and food-insecure regions, with high vulnerability to climate change, The Global Aquaculture Advocate says.

Shrimp aquaculture rapidly expanded in this tidal floodplain but shrimp is highly susceptible to disease, has less contribution in local consumption, and its profitability depends on international market prices, leading the demand for improving the farming system.

There is an opportunity to diversify and increase system productivity by integrating rice with aquaculture during the monsoon season through adoption of some water management practices at an individual and community level. This also minimizes the effluent load of aquaculture intensification.
   
http://advocate.gaalliance.org/rice-fish-integration-for-high-saline-coastal-areas-of-bangladesh/
Image: Paul Hamilton
Background
In Bangladesh and for centuries, local people have practiced traditional coastal aquaculture to grow shrimp, fish and rice in ghers, which are modified, low-lying rice fields with raised dikes. This farming is very extensive, producing shrimp at ~250 kg/ha/year and with a few brackishwater fish coming in with the tidal water, and local rice varieties yielding ~1,500 kg/ha/year. In the last decade, drainage systems both inside and outside the polder (low-lying tract of land enclosed by dikes) deteriorated and challenged rice production. Farmers were also more interested in continuing shrimp farming, as this requires very low investment and gives higher economic return. However, low shrimp production, wide disease outbreaks, losing several crops in a year due to disease and flooding by coastal tidal surges have made the current farming system vulnerable. Coastal aquatic agricultural productivity also needs to increase to improve national food security.

The CGIAR (Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research) research program on water and food (CPWF) engaged local farmers and carried out farmers’ field research in high saline areas of southwestern Bangladesh since 2012, to seek ways of making coastal brackishwater aquatic agricultural system more productive, profitable, diversified and resilient. Experiments were designed to test changes in saline regimes to refine existing brackish water aquaculture systems and make them more environmentally friendly, through adopting rotational monoculture and polyculture integrated with aman rice to allow crop rotation and risk reduction.

Read the full article HERE


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26/02/2016: Sysco acquires Florida-based North Star Seafood

http://www.sysco.com/home.html
Sysco Corporation announced on 25 February that it has acquired North Star Seafood. 
 
With approximately US$128 million in annual sales, North Star distributes high-quality fresh and frozen seafood to a combination of local, wholesale, cruise, export and retail customers throughout Florida. Financial terms were not disclosed.

“We are pleased and excited to welcome North Star Seafood to the Sysco family of meat and seafood companies,” said Tom Bené, Sysco’s president and chief operating officer.
    
http://northstarseafood.com/
“With its high-touch reputation for serving customers and deep relationships with more than 300 seafood suppliers worldwide, we believe we now can provide an even greater experience to Sysco’s customers in Florida and those who’ve enjoyed North Star’s services for many years.”

All North Star employees and management will remain in place.

Visit the Sysco site HERE and the North Star site HERE.
 

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Thursday, February 25, 2016

26/02/2016: Loaves and fishes - A new charity for milling and aquaculture

The Charity Commission of the UK has confirmed the registration of Aquaculture without Frontiers (AwF UK), as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation.

AwF (UK) CIO will have a few differences to AwF (USA-Global) and AwF (Australia) in that it will connect with both the milling and grain industry as well as its usual connections with the seafood industry.



This new UK charity will see a unique program created, initially called ‘Loaves & Fishes,’ which will enable it to attract donators, sponsors and supporters to engage in either milling and/or aquaculture programs as they are established.

Roger Gilbert is the inaugural Chairman and Trustee for AwF (UK) CIO. He is publisher and CEO of Perendale Publishers Limited which produces Milling and Grain magazine (first published in 1891) and its sister publication International Aquafeed and the annual directory, The International Milling and Grain Directory. All three publications focus on storage, processing and transportation technologies, and nutrition as they relate to milling and animal feeding.

Mr Gilbert says, “Milling is pivotal to affordable, safe and plentiful food supplies - from flour, cereal and rice-based foodstuffs to animal feed rations, our publications deal in technological advancement throughout the transport, storage and production chain and in nutritional developments that improve the efficiency and safety of food production globally.

“As the industry’s oldest magazine, we are particularly keen to see the continued and timely transfer of  that information to make a difference in the poorer countries of the world.’

Executive Director, Roy Palmer, who is also a trustee of the new charity says, “Our first actions will be to establish a strong, skilled Board and to start the process to undertake project work which is consistent with AwF (UK)’s objects.

“Now that we have the approval in place we can start getting our plans moving. The UK will allow us to have that north-south type of arrangement, through which we can utilize connections that are already there in the UK with Africa and build relationships.

“Cliff Spencer, CEO of the United Nations-backed Global Biotechnology Transfer Foundation and goodwill ambassador for the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) has agreed to join the charity’s new board. We are also very thankful for the effort of Simon Birks, Director, Sherbornes Solicitors Limited, in being very thorough with the administration involved in setting up a charity and we are pleased to report that he will be working with us into the future. ”

The news came through whilst both Messrs Gilbert and Palmer were attending the Aquaculture 2016 in Las Vegas and in good time for the US-Global AwF Board meeting which is being held in Boston on March 7, 2016. 


They discussed the new organization, following the announcement, in a short video which can be viewed above or HERE.

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Evonik company profile

http://corporate.evonik.com/en/Pages/default.aspx

Evonik is one of the world's leading specialty chemicals companies. Profitable growth and a sustained increase in the value of the company form the heart of our strategy, which is supported by our owners, RAG-Stiftung (74.99 percent) and funds managed by CVC Capital Partners (25.01 percent). Our specialty chemicals activities focus on high-growth megatrends—especially health, nutrition, resource efficiency, and globalization—and our goal is to enter attractive future-oriented markets.

In 2011 Evonik’s roughly 33,000 employees generated sales of €14.5 billion and an operating result (EBITDA) of €2.8 billion. More than 70 percent of sales are generated outside Germany, providing convincing evidence that our business is global.

Visit the website HERE.

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GePro company profile

http://www.aquafeed.co.uk/CC/IAF1302_gepro.png

GePro Gefluegel-Protein Vertriebs-gesellschaft mbH & Co. KG is a member company of the PHW Group, one of the largest producers of poultry products in Europe. As a member of the PHW Group, GePro is part of a completely integrated poultry production network.

GePro headquarters are in Diepholz (Germany) with global sales offices located in Bangkok (Kingdom of Thailand) and Moscow (Russian Federation).

GePro transforms poultry by-products from the slaughterhouse into valuable ingredients for animal nutrition and biofuel (SP-Power).

With the state-of-the-art production systems, our products are of extremely high quality and are regarded as benchmarks in the industry. The entire process is under strict veterinarian control leading to consistent, flawless quality and a great value proposition for our customers.

Visit the website HERE.

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25/02/2016: Calibrin®-Z Gains 50 percent market share for shrimp EMS challenge in Mexico during introductory year

http://calibrinzforems.com/
Image: James Halliday
Fifty percent of shrimp feed produced in Mexico in 2015 contained Calibrin-Z to fight the damaging effects of Early Mortality Syndrome (EMS) with positive feedback given by current customers. The Calibrin-Z market penetration rate was significant as the product was introduced to the Mexican market just months earlier.

Calibrin-Z is a bacterial toxin control product that protects the hepatopancreas from the damaging effects of EMS in shrimp, which was first reported in Mexico in 2013. This fairly new disease appears during the first seven to 30 days after planting and is caused by toxins secreted by the bacteria Vibrio parahaemolyticus (V p).

V p is transmitted orally and colonizes the shrimps’ gastrointestinal tract, causing tissue destruction and dysfunction of the vital digestive organ, hepatopancreas.

Calibrin-Z works by adsorbing the V p bacterial toxin in the body, thereby increasing the rate of survival in a shrimp crop. Studies have shown improvements in survivability, up to 84 percent versus controls, when shrimp challenged with the V p toxin were fed Calibrin-Z.

EMS is characterized by a high mortality rate, often reaching 100 percent within the first 30 days. The complete studies, which can be found HERE, were conducted at the University of Arizona.

More information about Calibrin-Z can be found at Amlan.com or CalibrinZforEMS.com.


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25/02/2016: Registration soaring for NASF conference, Bergen, March 1-3, 2016

http://nor-seafood.com/

Attendance at the 11th North Atlantic Seafood Forum (NASF) conference is set to soar 25 percent on 2015. Over 900 delegates will attend over the period March 1-3. More than 300 companies from 35 countries are coming with more than 125 CEOs in the audience.

Says NASF Managing Director Jorgen J Lund: “We are truly excited about this major uptick in delegate registrations which has taken us a bit by surprise. However, it shows the growing importance of the seafood industry in the world food sector. It also reflects the fact that here in Norway, we now say 'Fish is the  new oil'.

"The seafood industry in Norway is gearing up to become one of the most important industrial engines in the years ahead, as we are looking to adapt from a heavily oil and oil services influenced economy.  Another factor - NASF this year has an outstanding and expanded program delivering real value – with 110 speakers in 12 seminars over 3 days, covering a wide range of topics and themes. Also, NASF has become a renowned centre for conducting business with so many top-executives’ taking part."

NASF 2016 is focusing on Global Seafood trade and market access – Seafood in a new geopolitical role. NASF continues to explore seafood’s geopolitical role – highlighting the ever increasing importance of our industry in the world’s expanding food trade. Seafood products are among the most widely traded commodities in the world, totalling some USD 125 billion per year.

For more information about the 11th NASF Conference in Bergen March 1-3, please contact Henriette Gjeldvik, Pareto Securities: henriette@paretosec.com

See the finalised 11th NASF conference program HERE

Visit the conference website HERE


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25/02/2016: Sysco agrees to acquire Brakes Group

Transaction expected to be immediately accretive to Sysco earnings

Sysco Corporation, North America’s leading foodservice distributor, announced today that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Brakes Group, a leading European foodservice distributor with operations in the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Sweden, Spain, Belgium and Luxembourg.

Brakes Group is owned by Bain Capital Private Equity. The transaction is valued at approximately US$3.1 billion (approximately UK£2.2 billion) and includes the repayment of approximately US$2.3 billion of Brakes Group’s financial debt.

Unanimously approved by Sysco’s Board of Directors, the transaction expands Sysco’s footprint in the UK and Ireland and further into Europe and positions the company for potential future expansion in these markets. The deal is subject to customary regulatory review by European Union competition authorities. The companies expect to complete the transaction before the end of Sysco’s fiscal year in July 2016.

Headquartered in London, Brakes Group will operate as a standalone company within Sysco. The Brakes Group business will continue to be led by chief executive officer Ken McMeikan. His management team and the rest of the employee base will remain in place.
     
http://www.sysco.com/home.html
Image: 드림포유
“We look forward to welcoming Brakes Group, its 15 000 employees, and Ken McMeikan and his highly respected leadership team to the Sysco family of companies,” said Bill DeLaney, Sysco chief executive officer.

“This transaction will unite Sysco with a leading foodservice distributor in Europe with demonstrated capability to sustainably grow its business over time. Beginning with a common customer-centric mindset, our companies are strategically aligned with compatible cultures and similar business models.

"We expect to retain key members of Brakes Group’s talented leadership team and to experience little distraction from integration given the minimal overlap of the businesses. Sysco’s management team remains confident in and committed to achieving our previously announced three-year plan financial objectives."

“Since we bought Brakes Group in 2007, the business has been transformed with capital investment of more than 100 million British pounds in an e-commerce platform, multi-temperature distribution infrastructure, and customer service enhancements,”
said Dwight Poler, a managing director of Bain Capital Private Equity.

“There is still a huge market opportunity ahead that I am confident Brakes Group is very well placed to deliver with Sysco.”

“It’s very exciting for Brakes Group to be joining the recognised worldwide leader in foodservice distribution,”
said Mr McMeikan.

“Last year we said we would look for the best strategic option for Brakes Group’s next stage of development. We are delighted to have now concluded this process by joining Sysco. Our mission is simple: to help businesses who serve food to thrive, and becoming part of the Sysco family will help us get closer toward achieving that great outcome for our customers, colleagues and suppliers.

"Similar to Sysco’s approach, Brakes Group serves thousands of customers across Europe every day, including pubs, restaurants, hotels, hospitals, schools, contract caterers and more. We have continued to flourish in recent years, and the significant investment that has been made in Brakes Group provides us with a very solid platform for further growth as part of Sysco.”


Visit the Sysco site HERE and the Brakes Group site HERE
 

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Buhler Company Profile


There are plenty of good reasons for Bühler’s success: Personal commitment, clever entrepreneurial decision-making, a high level of sensitivity to the changing needs of the market, and a core business that has become a byword for quality and consistency, founded on the distinct power to innovate. Tackling the challenges of the period and of the market have always played a role in shaping the direction of the company. This is simply something that Buhler has always done, and when it comes to generating benefits and added value for our customers, we have always been a step ahead.

Bühler is a specialist and technology partner for plant and equipment and related services for processing basic foods and manufacturing high-grade materials. The Group is a global market leader in the supply of flour production plants, pasta and chocolate production lines, fish and animal feed manufacturing installations, and aluminium die casting systems.

The core technologies of the Group are in the field of mechanical and thermal process engineering. With its expertise and over 150 years of experience, Bühler time and again rolls out unique and innovative solutions for its customers, helping them achieve success in the marketplace. Over the decades Bühler has come to be acknowledged as a reliable partner thanks to its distinct commitment to quality and its global presence.

Bühler Group operates in over 140 countries, has a global payroll of 7860, and generated sales revenues of CHF1907 million in fiscal 2010.  

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Andritz company profile

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ANDRITZ is a globally leading supplier of plants, equipment, and services for hydropower stations, the pulp and paper industry, the metalworking and steel industries, and for solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors. The publicly listed technology Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria, and has a staff of almost 25,000 employees. ANDRITZ operates over 250 sites worldwide.
 
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24/02/2016: Aquafeed Platform Eastern Europe, CIS, Middle East, Africa and India 16th Practical Short Course & Exhibition

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Trends and Markets in Aquaculture Feed Ingredients, Nutrition, Formulation and Optimised Feed Production and Quality Management

April 10 & 11, 2016, Dubai, United Arab Emirates


PROGRAM

 
DAY 1: Sunday, April 10, 2016
8:55 Opening remarks


MARKET TRENDS
9:00 Current and future market trends in aquaculture feed, Dr Ignace Debruyne, ID&A, Belgium

PRACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS IN FEED FORMULATION
9:30 Reducing feed cost in aquaculture through digestive and metabolic enhancement, Dr Süreyya Özkizilcik, Nutra Yem, Turkey

10:00 Nutritional requirements of fish, Dr Süreyya Özkizilcik, Nutra Yem, Turkey

10:30 Coffee/Tea Break

11:00 Aquafeed / shrimp feed formulation and nutrition, Mr Eric De Muylder, CreveTec, Belgium
11:30 Micro-feed production technologies, Dr Süreyya Özkizilcik, Nutra Yem, Turkey
12:00 Protein sources for aquafeeds, Mr Eric De Muylder, Crevetec, Belgium


12:30 Lunch break and networking


13:45 Improve your ingredient efficiency using multiblend formulation, Mr Arpad Zsok, Adifo, Hungary

FEED MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY

14:30 Feed mill design - ASP products, investments, operating costs, yields, and quality, Mr Sadru Dada, International Agribusiness Technical Consultant, UAE


15:00 Coffee/tea break


15:30 From least cost formulation to least cost production, Ir Nina Coolsaet, Fish Nutrition Consulting, Spain
16:00 Options for on-farm and tailor-made production of aquafeeds, Mr Eric De Muylder, Crevetec, Belgium

QUALITY ASSURANCE
16:30 Aquafeed quality: Lipid oxidation and stabilisation strategies, Dr Ignace Debruyne, ID&A, Belgium
17:00 Functional feed additives to prevent shrimp diseases including white spot syndrome, TBN, Belgium


17:30 End of Day 1


DAY 2: Monday, April 11, 2016

INGREDIENTS AND PROCESSING

9:00 Grinding for feed prior to extrusion - Feed pelletisation, Mr Josef Barbi, ESE Intec, USA
9:30 Utilisation animal by-products in aqua feed, Ir Louis van Deun, Darling International, The Netherlands
10:00 Use of soy protein concentrate in aquafeed formulas, Mr Richard Ozer, CPM Crown Iron Works, USA


10:30 Coffee/tea break


11:00 Aquafeed production: Critical issues in supply chain - How to source raw materials to produce high quality final products, Mr Sebastian Arce, Al Ghurair Resources LLC, UAE

EXTRUSION TECHNOLOGY

11:30 Fundamentals of extrusion technology, Mr Alain Brisset, Clextral, France
 

12:00 Lunch break and networking

13:00 Effect of extrusion technology on physical and nutritional quality of extruded fish feed, Dr Christoph Schill, Buhler Nutrition, Switzerland
13:45 Applications of twin screw extruders: Intelligence of the line, very high capacity extrusion, and extrusion of the future, Mr Camille Challard & Mr Alain Brisset, Clextral, France
14:15 High fat extrusion for food and feed applications, Mr Kristian Jensen, Andritz Feed & Biofuel, Denmark

POST EXTRUSION PROCESSES
14:45 Pellet and extrudate coating for food and feed applications, Mr Thomas Ellegaard Mohr, Andritz Feed & Biofuel, Denmark


15:15 Coffee/tea break


15:45 Sustainable drying for aquafeed, Mr Scott Vallette, Buhler Aeroglide, UK
16:15 Pre-processing preparation - Dosification - Mixing Of macro - Minor and micro ingredients and liquids for specialty feeds, Mr Josef Barbi, ESE Intec, USA
16:45 Post processing - Handling and storage of quality extruded and pelleted feeds, Mr Josef Barbi, ESE Intec, USA


17:15 End of program


Registration Fees (includes short course manuals, lunch and coffee breaks):

Regular Rate

  • Before March 12: €695
  • After March 12: €845
Academic Rate
  • Before March 12: €495
  • After March 12: €495
Queries to: 
 
Dr Sefa Koseoglu
sefa.koseoglu@gmail.com 
Tel: 979-216-1210  

Dr Ignace Debruyne
ignace.debruyne@gmail.com 
Tel: +32 51 311 274

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24/02/2016: Weaker euro and yen overshadow world fish market

Global fish production in 2015 is estimated to have increased by 2.6 percent, with the aquaculture sector continuing to drive supply growth, according to Globefish, the FAO's Fisheries and Aquaculture analysis unit.  
As of 2014, more than half of the fish we consume is farmed rather than wild caught, and this proportion can be expected to increase steadily in the future.

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In terms of overall fish prices, the FAO fish price index fell significantly in 2015, as several key traded species saw price declines and weakening demand, especially for aquaculture species. As a result, total trade value for 2015 is forecasted to fall by some 9-10 percent. Strong USD gains, which translates into lower USD prices for species traded in other currencies, also contributed to the value decline.

Economic trends and exchange rate developments were key in shaping global seafood markets in 2015, with the traditional large markets such as the USA leading the way as developing markets faltered after long periods of strong seafood market growth.

China has entered a period of serious uncertainty, Russian seafood consumption is suffering from the effects of its continuing trade embargo on fish from certain countries and the Brazilian economy shrunk in 2015. In euro, EU imports (including intra-EU trade) grew marginally in 2015, and this was similar for Japanese imports in yen.
 

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Prices of wild species diverged significantly from those of farmed seafood in 2015, as measured by the FAO fish price index focusing on the major traded species. High-volume wild whitefish species such as Alaska pollock, cod and hake exhibited strong upward price trends in 2015, while other wild species such as scallops and cephalopods also saw good price rises.

Yet there were some exceptions in the capture sector. In particular, low raw material prices for tuna – based on good catches and low fuel costs – continued in 2015 despite somewhat of a recovery in the latter half of the year. Meanwhile, plentiful supply of farmed shrimp saw prices fall for exporters in the important US market while the salmon price development was characterised by steep declines in Chile and record high levels in Norway.

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