Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Aquaculture UK postponed until May 2022

Aquaculture UK – the UK's most important aquaculture exhibition and conference – has been rescheduled from May 2021 to May 2022.

The show, which was due to take place on 19-21 May, will be deferred to the new dates of 3-5 May 2022 at the Macdonald Resort in Aviemore, Scotland.

The decision follows the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic and comes after close monitoring of information from the government, as well as consultation with the aquaculture community.

'Although all the signs are positive for a restart of events from Easter, we feel running Aquaculture UK in May is too early. We want to give everyone the best possible chance for a great show, so it is important we have a clear run into the event,' says Event director Cheri Arvonio.

'We want to make the right decision for our community and having consulted with our exhibitors, visitors and partners, we've decided the best action to serve everyone is to postpone the show to its regular home in the show calendar year.

'We're disappointed not to be able to bring everyone together as soon as we'd hoped. But we're committed to delivering an event in 2022 that provides the community with the most effective opportunities for networking, education, and interaction – and we're confident that the move to next May means we'll be able to return with the best show possible.

'The good news is that we won't be letting our May 2021 dates pass without marking the occasion. We'll be launching a virtual sustainability seminar in the coming weeks to provide a much-needed platform for the industry to connect.

'We're also excited to announce that Aquaculture UK will be launching a newsletter in the next few months. Aquabuzz, the bi-weekly newsletter will give the aquaculture community an excellent opportunity to share news, communicate about products and services, and stay connected at a vital time for our industry.

'Finally, we're so grateful for the incredible and continued goodwill and support the industry has shown us during these difficult times. We're looking forward to working together over the coming months to ensure that Aquaculture UK continues to be the celebration and gathering the industry deserves and can be proud of. And more than anything, we look forward to seeing you – in person – in May 2022.'

For more information visit the Aquaculture UK website, HERE.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Van Aarsen company profile

Van Aarsen has become a household name worldwide for machinery and turnkey projects for animal feed technology, both for commercial feed producers and for vertically-integrated businesses. 

Quality is of the utmost importance in both sectors of the industry and innovations in feed production are therefore of great interest. 

Thanks to their extensive experience, engineers and technicians are always able to offer tailor-made solutions.

Visit the Van Aarsen website, HERE.

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Monday, January 25, 2021

Register now for the Online Milling School's Pelleting Process session

The Online Milling School (OMS) winter course 6th session on the Pelleting Process will be taking place Wednesday January 27 at 2pm Bangkok time (GMT+7).

In this module the fundamentals of the pellet mill operation and the many variable factors that influence the final pellet quality will be explored. The impact of raw materials, particle size and machine set up are discussed together with practical methods to establish the optimal set up of the pellet machine in terms of output, energy usage and product quality.

Amandus Kahl are the gold sponsors for this session.




Olaf Naehrig

Olaf Naehrig
Olaf Naehrig is Amandus Kahl's Senior Area Manager, responsible for the Asia/Pacific markets. He has been in Amandus Kahl's sales team since 1996 and has been active in the Asian market for over 24 years. The expander technology has been one of his main fields of activities, especially in mature Asian expanders markets as Japan and Korea and the fast developing expander markets such as in Taiwan and Vietnam. He is very familiar with all expects of the use of expanders in feed milling, such as improved feed digestibility, increase of pellet quality and pellet press capacity, hygiene, reduction of anti-nutritive factors for pig, poultry and cattle feeds. He is a qualified machine fitter and graduated from Nordakademie Elmshorn/Hamburg, Germany, with a degree in Industrial Engineering/ Business Administration.



Ryan Alan S. Celis

Ryan Alan S. Celis
Ryan Alan S. Celis is a Mechanical Engineer by training. He graduated from the University of the Philippines in Diliman in 1987 where he also earned his Certificate in Advanced Military Training in 1985. He placed 6th in the 1987 Mechanical Engineering Licensure Examinations. Ryan also took his Masters in Business Administration from the Ateneo de Manila Graduate School of Business in 1992. He started his professional career in San Miguel in 1988 which saw him undertake various positions, first as a Cadet Engineer, then as Head of Preventive Maintenance, Plant Engineer, and Manufacturing Manager of the company's major feedmilling facility in Manila. On top of this, he also managed the company's drying facilities for brewery by-products. His last assignment was as Plant Manager of a newly constructed feedmilling facility outside of Manila.

Online Milling School's Winter Course 2020-21
Sessions will run every Wednesday (excluding public holidays) through to mid-March 2021. It is broadcast at 2pm Bangkok Time (GMT+7) and will comprise both live and recorded presentations plus host a dynamic Q&A session each week!

Each Session will be re-broadcast again on Thursday each week at 10:00 Chicago Time to reach the industry in North, Central and South America.

The 'Feed Milling Production Management' Certificate
Our Certificate validates your attendance and demonstrates to your company, co-workers and future employers that you have a greater understanding and knowledge of the complete feed milling process.

Following the completion of the first Course in October 2020, on average 45 percent of students completed all 12 Session and obtained the much valued OMS Certificate of Attainment.

The Winter 2020-21 Course in Detail
There are 12 individual 2-hour Sessions that make up The Feed Milling Production Management Course. This Course has been restructured to follow the production process more closely from start-to-finish and has an additional number of presenters.

There will be an opportunity at the end of the course to catch up on any courses missed for those who have signed up for the full 12 sessions. We have invited those who have completed several of the 2020 first course to attend the courses they have missed in this the Winter Course if they wish to complete and achieve the Certificate of Attainment.

For more information and to register visit the Online Milling School website, HERE.


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