March 27, 2017

Satake company profile

In 1896, the founder of the Satake Corporation, Riichi Satake, invented and began the production of Japan's first power driven rice milling machine.

In the subsequent one hundred years, a succession of successful developments and a wealth of accumulated research and knowledge have made Satake the world leader in grain processing systems. Satake produces a comprehensive range of individual machines, integrated systems and totally engineered solutions for the processing of rice, wheat and other grains.

The Company is proud of its tradition of innovation which ensures that Satake machines and systems are always at the forefront of technology.

Satake has achieved its position as the oldest, largest and most advanced company in its fields through its commitment to offering customers superb equipment, specially developed to meet their needs. This driving principle has led directly to the prosperity of the Company.

According to their website: "We are most grateful to all our customers for their patronage which has allowed us to become known and respected in Japan and over 140 countries throughout the world."

"Satake is a 'customer company' as well as a 'technically oriented company' putting the principle of customer satisfaction into practice. The support and assistance of our customers are greatly appreciated."

Visit the website HERE.

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28/03/2017: Nutriad showcases additive solutions for responsible antibiotics use at VIV Asia

The pressure on the use of AGP’s in Asia has gained momentum since the Korean ban in 2011

At the recent VIV Asia in Bangkok (Thailand), multinational feed additives producer Nutriad, presented solutions for reduction of antibiotics usage in livestock production.
 This year’s VIV that saw a record attendance, served as an excellent platform for sharing insights on how feed additives can help the reduction of non-therapeutic use of antibiotics.

Nutriad attended industry experts from across the world at its booth and participated in several conferences and seminars during the week.

At the technical conference ‘Immunosuppression 2017’ which took place before the opening day of VIV Asia, Dr Radka Borutova, Business Development Manager at Nutriad, presented on Mycotoxins: A gateway to infectious diseases.

Consumption of some mycotoxins, at levels that do not cause overt clinical mycotoxicosis, suppresses immune functions and may decrease resistance to infectious disease.
 “As Asia Pacific countries are still importing most of their raw feed ingredients, and since the mycotoxin situation in Europe and USA seem to be quite serious, APAC poultry, swine, ruminants and aquaculture producers are exposed to an increased mycotoxin risk in 2017”, said Dr Radka Borutova.

On the final day of VIV Asia, Dr Tim Goossens, Business Development Manager at Nutriad, presented a talk on the challenges that producers of gut health promoting additives are facing.

“By now, it is clear that many active ingredients can be linked to gut health. But to develop a product that is just as robust as AGPs, their potential needs to be maximised”, said Dr Goossens.
 He talked about butyrate as an example.

“Butyrate has the potential to trigger several physiological responses that are beneficial for gut health and performance. That potential will only be met, if you invest in a coating that is able to deliver butyrate throughout the entire digestive tract, like Nutriad does with ADIMIX®Precision.”

Erik Visser, CEO Nutriad, concluded, “Pressure from government regulation and consumers will shape the demands on livestock and aquaculture producers in Asia as far as antibiotics usage is concerned, just as we are seeing and have seen in other parts of the world. With a proven track record of additive solutions across the world, NUTRIAD is well positioned to work alongside producers to define answers for today’s and tomorrow’s challenges. Feedback from industry at the recent VIV once more showed how our collaborative approach to the market is appreciated and valued.”

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28/03/2017: Satake and Alapala announce the rebirth of Henry Simon

The legendary flour milling brand “Henry Simon” returns

Satake Corporation and Alapala announced today the rebirth of the Henry Simon range of flour milling equipment.

Henry Simon Roller Mill
From its inception in 1878, Henry Simon of Manchester, England has always been known as an innovator and a driving force that helped create the milling industry that we know today.

The new range of equipment captures the original pioneering spirit combined with the groundbreaking design and aesthetics resulting from the combined research and development from Japanese and European design hubs.

The equipment will be built in the newly completed Alapala manufacturing complex that features the very latest robotic cutting, welding and assembly technology.

To celebrate the launch, the equipment will be released to the industry at the 121st Annual Conference and Expo of the International Association of Operative Millers (IAOM) at the Conference & Expo New Orleans Marriott and the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center April 10-14.

Henry Simon Purifier
On display for the first time will be the Roller mill and Purifier.

Both machines are the result of painstaking design partnership between Satake, Alapala and a world renowned industrial design and styling studio. The results are a stunning combination of technology, functionality and ergonomics.

This latest collaboration between Satake and Alapala follows the announcement in July 2015 when the strategic partnership was unveiled to provide the milling industry with a truly global technology partner.

The partnership incorporates the sharing technology, sales capabilities and human resources for milling clients around the world.

Read more HERE.

Visit the Satake Corporation website, HERE.

Visit the Alapala website, HERE.

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28/03/2017: Roundtable on Responsible Soy reveals full conference line-up, early bird passes available

The Roundtable on Responsible Soy Association, the internationally recognised organisation promoting responsible production, processing and trading of soy, announces its final line-up of speakers for the RT12 / Zero Deforestation: Transparency and Scale conference taking place in Lille, France, 31st May – 1st June 2017
Speakers include representatives from Nestle, World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Proterra, European Commission, Imperial College London and many other key industry partners and academics.

This year’s event, which will attract 250 stakeholders from the global supply chain, will explore practical solutions to achieving continuous improvement in sustainable soy through dialogue with thought leaders within the sector.

The two-day event will focus on deforestation (monitoring strategies and tools; risk analysis; solutions for bridging the gap between legal compliance and zero deforestation), supply chain transparency (challenges and solutions for sustainable physical supply chains; transparency tools; stories from the field) and issues around the scaling up of production (jurisdictional approaches; finance and government; synergies between soy standards). Early bird tickets still are available at a discounted price.

The full line-up of speakers has been confirmed as:

- Sandra de Bruin - GMP+ International (Project Coordinator) – The Netherlands

- Olaf Brugman - Rabobank Markets (Head of Sustainability) – The Netherlands

- Stephen Donofrio - Change|Forest Trends (Senior Advisor at Supply) - USA

- Madeleine Eilert - Nestlé Р(Responsible Sourcing Manager| Cereals, Sugar and Soya) - Switzerland

- Rachael Garrett - Department of Earth and Environment at Boston University (Assistant Professor) - USA

- Gisela Introvini – Fapcem (Superintendent) - Brazil

- Emma Keller - WWF UK (Agricultural Commodities Manager) - UK

- Juliana de Lavor Lopes - AMAGGI (Sustainability Director) - Brazil

- Lisa Rausch - University of Wisconsin (Research Associate in the Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment) - USA

- Inke van der Sluijs - Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil – The Netherlands

- Kristell Guizouarn - Avril Group (Sustainability Chief Officer) - France

- Alejandro Brown РProyungas (Presidente Fundación ProYungas) - Argentina

- Augusto Freire – ProTerra (President) - Brazil

- Ryan Sarsfield - WRI: Global Forest Watch (Latin America Commodities Manager) - USA

- Daniel Nepstad- Earth Innovation Institute (Executive Director) – USA

- Stefan Heinke –Bayer (Global Sustainability Manager) - Germany

- Erin Logan – Proforest (Deputy Director Responsible Sourcing) - UK

RTRS’s latest enhancement of its Soy Production Standard (version 3.0) has created the world’s first Zero Deforestation multi-stakeholder certification standard.

It is the only multi-stakeholder certification scheme that guarantees zero deforestation in responsible soy production.

To find out more information or to register, click HERE.  

Read more HERE.

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Golfetto Sangati company profile

Over the last century, the Group’s history has followed the interweaving stories of its three consituent companies. These disparate paths have led to the current Golfetto Sangati, a company that represents the culmination of a long journey that started in the Twenties.

Golfetto, originally founded in Padua, specialised in the engineering of cereal manufacturing plants. Its foundation is the starting point from which all future events took place. It was followed by Sangati’s foundation, in 1929, a company that in just a few years became a renowned name in the milling industry.

In 1952, Berga S.p.A. was set up. At first the company specialized in milling machines and silos. It then widened its business to animal feed production. During the seventies it became a recognised leader in the engineering and building of mills, animal feed plants, cereal storage and handling for harbour terminals. The company expanded even further with the opening of new branches in Europe and Northern Africa.

Visit the website HERE.

27/03/2017: A perspective on nutritional privilege

by Clifford Spencer, Goodwill Ambassador, NEPAD, and Chairman, Milling4Life

The chilly UK weather in February ensures that my Scottish ancestry demands porridge made from nutritious oats for my daily breakfast
Clifford Spencer

This feat of nature in the production of the crop of oats and its conversion into porridge provides nutritious and long lasting daily sustenance, as well as gut health that I have come to take for granted from early childhood.

My now regular visits to developing countries are a constant reminder that mine is a privileged existence and diet.

One that vast areas of the planet and its peoples can only dream of, with way too often not only adults but vulnerable young children going without as they set out on their daily journey to survive and hopefully prosper.

Indeed, without food for their children many developing country schools attract very few attendees and education suffers, along with the development of whole countries and their vital economies.

That situation comes as a stark reminder to the importance of the milling industry, and that production and making available on a daily basis a suite of nutritious milling products is not only a matter of satisfying taste but in many parts of the world the basis of life itself as well as that of national development.

The driving force of Milling4Life
This is the fundamental driver and basis of ‘Milling4Life’, for this reason we will be looking closely at areas such as developing milling skills, equipment and in-country facilities for a wider range of crops than that which are currently covered.

In particular those that form the basis of agricultural production in many developing countries but currently struggle to function compared to those with developed nutritious and efficient food chains.

In a few days’ time I will set off on a journey to the United States, and during my stay I will witness the very latest and best of milling technology in the state of Kansas, who produce the most economic wheat as a farm crop in the world.

How do I know that? Well I spent most of my farming career attempting to match the production costs of Kansas’s wheat regularly achieved by its expert farmers, and frustratingly found it more than difficult to achieve!

In fact - being brutally honest, failing to achieve that target in often inclement and unsuitable UK weather and soils for this purpose really became the norm.

However in the early 70’s my UK family farm did produce the Supreme Championship winning sample of milling wheat at the World Fair in Toronto, Canada. Being a typical farmer, I talked about this constantly with anyone who’d care to listen (and still do now over 40 years later) whilst conveniently forgetting virtually all of the other wheat production that never reached those heights. This is same situation as our national football team, but that is another story!

The good news for Milling4Life is that the climate and soils in many developing countries are more than up to the task and better still well adapted. Indigenous cereal crops exist in these countries that are also suitable for milling and are already widely grown.

The challenge comes in putting these countries, crop and their milling industries through the earnest development that so readily produces items such as my top class breakfast cereal, which I enjoy on a daily quality and supply always guaranteed basis.

Read the full article HERE.

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27/03/2017: Nutriad hosting US technical poultry symposium

Multinational feed additives producer organised a symposium during the 2017 Midwest Poultry in Minneapolis (USA) facilitating a discussion amongst industry leaders on addressing current poultry production challenges, including the best way to tackle the new Veterinary Feed Directive and raising poultry without antibiotics

Dr Haitham Yakout
The meeting was attended by representatives from the top poultry producers and feed producers in the country.

Staff from the top two turkey producers, with a combined volume of over 2.5 billion pounds of turkey meat a year, participated, the top three broiler producers, responsible for over 35 million birds processed a week, were present as well as was the largest brand on the egg industry in US.

Senior management from participating companies highly valued the input on the topics discussed and the opportunity to interact with industry colleagues. Safety studies (GRAS) on feed additives used in the industry, such as Nutriad’s precision delivery coated Sodium Butyrate (ULTRAMIX®) were largely discussed and considered to be the best path for feed additives suppliers.

The meeting covered the nutritional directions, presented by Jim Plyler, a discussion on the veterinarian view on the VFD, presented by Dr Eric Gonder and the market approach of feed additives suppliers, covered by Dr Haitham Yakout.

During a panel discussion, led by Dr Simon Shane, the attendees were given the opportunity for further interaction which generated some interesting ideas based on information shared by technical industry leaders.

Both attendees and Nutriad indicated to be looking forward to repeat the symposium during Midwest Poultry in 2018 and make it a returning event to support the poultry industry in reaching even higher goals and meeting the consumer’s requirements in a better way.

Read more HERE.

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