Friday, July 28, 2017

28/07/2017: Sunderland Marine appoints Duncan Perrin as Aquaculture Manager

Duncan Perrin: Image courtesy of Blue Communications
 Duncan Perrin has been appointed by Sunderland Marine as the Aquaculture Manager at the company’s head office in Newcastle upon Tyne.

 Mr Perrin has been a Risk Management Surveyor in the company’s aquaculture department for 17 years; he commenced his new role this month.

 Duncan will be responsible for the company’s aquaculture division and delivery of excellent customer service. He will oversee the provision of aquaculture insurance and risk management to policyholders as well as liaising with brokers, industry clients, loss adjusters, the government and NGO’s.


 Tom Rutter, Sunderland Marine's Chief Executive Officer remarked, "Duncan has a wealth of hands-on experience which enables him to really understand the challenges facing our clients and to provide technical assistance and loss prevention advice. Duncan's combined fish farming and academic background and the application of knowledge gained from innumerable site inspections worldwide will bring a unique dimension and further enhance our commitment to service excellence."

 On his appointment, he commented, “Sunderland Marine has built a strong reputation for the quality and security of the cover we have provided over the past 31 years and I am looking forward to building and enhancing relationships within the industry to ensure this continues.”

 Visit the Sunderland Marine website here. 

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Thursday, July 27, 2017

28/07/2017: USDA announces $15 million public-private investment to improve critical wetlands

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service today announced that the agency will award $13 million to projects in seven states to protect, restore and enhance wetlands on private and tribal agricultural lands

The projects are being funded under the Wetland Reserve Enhancement Partnership (WREP).

“These locally-led partnerships are instrumental in achieving greater wetland acreage and maximising their benefits to farmers, ranchers and the local and rural communities where wetlands exist”, NRCS Acting Chief Leonard Jordan said.

Wetland reserve easements enable landowners to successfully reduce impacts from flooding, recharge groundwater, enhance and protect wildlife habitat and provide outdoor recreational and educational opportunities.

WREP project partners are investing nearly $2 million in these projects, bringing the total investment to approximately $15 million. In total, the projects will help to protect, restore or enhance over 25,000 acres of wetlands in critical watersheds across the nation. These partners work directly with eligible landowners interested in enrolling their agricultural land into conservation wetland easements.

Today’s announcement includes high-priority watershed projects in Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee. 


 
Image credit: Andy Arthur on Flickr under Creative Commons License
Arkansas

The purpose of this project is to utilise the partnering strength of the Tri-state Conservation Coordination Committee to collaboratively develop and implement a multi-state WREP project that focuses on restoration of forested wetlands within priority portions of the Mississippi Alluvial Valley in Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi, including specific targeting of priority watersheds of the Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watersheds Initiative (MRBI). The project will address the three primary natural resource concerns for the Mississippi River Basin: water quality, water quantity and wildlife habitat, including critical habitat for the Louisiana black bear, migratory waterfowl and wetland-dependent wildlife. NRCS plans to invest $4.8 million in this project to restore more than 1,500 acres.

Georgia

Recovery and delisting of federally Endangered Canby's dropwort is a priority for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. Canby's dropwort occurs in cypress savanna depression wetlands, and 18 of 21 of its occurrences are on privately owned agricultural lands. The primary objectives of this proposal are to protect the entire Canby's dropwort populations, protect and restore high priority cypress savanna and cypress swamp habitats, and implement a sound management plan that prioritises restoration of the rare species and habitats within the project area. This project will also provide the resources needed for protection and hydrologic and habitat restoration for the Neyami Savanna wetlands, which will help advance the recovery of Canby's dropwort. NRCS plans to invest $1.19 million in this project.

Mississippi
The purpose of the proposed project is to protect the vegetation and hydrology restoration on easements by trapping and removing feral swine and enhance habitat for migratory waterfowl on easements by providing wetland management plans and practice incentive payments to eligible landowners. NRCS funds will be directed towards monitoring, assessment, management plans and documentation of feral swine damage to properties. NRCS plans to invest $3 million in this project.

Tennessee

The purpose of this project is to achieve more sustainable land and water management in the active floodplain of the Lower Mississippi, thus providing significant ecological, economic and societal benefits. This is predominantly restoration and enhancement work of existing easements. The proposed project constitutes the fourth phase of a continuing effort that began in 2012. Efforts to date under Phases I-III have resulted in applications of enrollment for approximately 16,000 acres of private land in the project area. NRCS plans to invest $4 million in this project to restore or enhance an additional 1,301 acres in Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee.


Visit the USDA website, HERE.

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Wenger company profile




From small-town entrepreneur to worldwide leader.  With a little ingenuity and a lot of hard work, brothers Joe and Louis Wenger founded Wenger Mixing Company in a small Kansas (USA) town in 1935. They went on to design a machine that blended molasses with dry feedstuffs and produced pellets in 1948.

Theirs was the first extrusion cooking system and the basic technology for all commercial extruders used today.  The Wenger brothers' novel idea created a worldwide industry. And, seventy-five years later, Wenger Manufacturing, Inc. is still a family-owned business committed to groundbreaking innovation in the extrusion market.


Visit the website HERE.

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21/07/2017: China International Food & Feed Processing Industry Exhibition (CICFO)

The China International Food & Feed Processing Industry Exhibition (CICFO) takes an international perspective of food and feed processing, aiming to provide comprehensive solutions
 
Since its establishment in 2013, the scale of the show, and the scope of its display has grown rapidly alongside a myriad of professional visitors. This year it will present a wide range of food and feed manufacturing equipment, and facilitate technical exchanges and trade development.

CICFO 2017 will be held at the Beijing International Exhibition Centre from September 11th to 13th, 2017.

The exhibition area will exceed 30,000 square meters, of which 27,000 square meters will be displayed in the exhibition area. This enormous area will be populated by more than 450 exhibitors, of which the almost one third are of international background, and more than 28,000 attendees.

THE ‘BUILD MY’ CONFERENCES

At CICFO 2017, Build My Flour mill 2017 will be presented for the first time alongside the second iteration of its sister event, Build My Feed Mill. Each conference will use a programme that arranges speakers into a coherent order following the flowchart progress of a flour or feed mill. In this way, these unique conferences allow for a comprehensive and in-depth analysis of food and feed milling machinery, as well as the industries themselves.

BUILD MY FLOUR MILL
With a packed speaker list for the first ever Build My Flour Mill conference, corporate partners have flocked to this one day conference with enthusiasm. Our partners include high profile companies each producing more than 3,000 tonnes of flour per day.
They include:

• Wudeli Group;
• COFCO;
• Yihaikerry Group;
• Lamsoon Group;
• Hengfeng Group;
• Bei Da Huang Group;
• Luwang Group;
• Fengzheng; and,
• Zhongyu.

Here are also some highlights of the high profile speakers featured at our event:

- Innovations in Grain Preparation for Milling
Roger Cook, Senior Technical Specialist
PETKUS Technology GmbH

- Use of Advanced Enzyme Technology in Optimisation of Flour Milling Extraction
Marco Choi, Factory Director
Lam Soon Group

- Grain Dust Explosion and Dust Explosion Suppression
Prof Zhou Nairu
Henan University of Technology

- Thinking about the transformation of flour milling technology in the new situation
Professor Wen Jiping
Henan University of Technology 河南工业大学

- Trends in the Development of China 's Flour Industry and How to Encourage New Strategies
Dan Zhimin, Chairman of the Board
Wudeli Group

BUILD MY FEED MILL
After great success of the first Build My Feed Mill conference this year in Bangkok, it has been extended to include a full day of speakers. Join us for an event sponsored by a myriad of companies, including:
• Cargill – 33 feed mills in China; Puruina - 17 feed mills in China; Tongwei - 130 feed mills in Asia; Puai Group - 6 feed mills in China; DBN - 53 feed mills in Asia.
• Contifeed - 40 feed mills in China; CP Group; ADM; Haid Group - 60 feed mills in China; Twins Group - 60 feed mills in China; New hope agri - 50 feed mills in China.
• Evergreen Conglomerate; Well hope Group - 19 feed mills in China; Trs Group - 40 feed mills in China; Zhengbang Group - 20 feed mills in China; TQLS Group - 51 feed mills in China.

Here are also some highlights of the high profile speakers featured at our event:


Analysis of Maize Deep Processing Industry
Wei Xuming, Secretary General
China Starch Industry Association

The role of silver in the precise management of feed production
Sunny Shang, FSQR Lead
Cargill


Visit the event website, HERE.

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Dr Eckel company profile




Dr Eckel are specialised in a high quality program of alternative feed additives and supportive applications. The prerequisites for the firm's success are not only the outstanding quality of their products and partnerships with first class suppliers, but also their philosophy: a profound knowledge of science and the market coupled with first class consulting and exceptional customer service.


Visit the company website HERE.

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

26/07/2017: New Zealand Aquaculture Conference

New Zealand Aquaculture's $1 billion glass is half full and the future is bright

September 20-21, Rutherford Hotel, Nelson, New Zealand.
 


With over $530 million in revenue achieved last year, New Zealand’s aquaculture industry is over half way to the $1 billion goal and there are many reasons to be optimistic about the future. Relentless demand, global mega trends, policy and planning reforms, a burgeoning nutraceutical industry, exciting new farming opportunities and cutting edge research, present us with unlimited opportunity.

The 2017 New Zealand Aquaculture Conference will explore that opportunity and give you knowledge, tools and contacts to make the most of it, across an engaging two day event:

Day 1: Technical day, 9am – 5pm
Day 2: Conference, 8.30am – 4.45pm, Cocktail function, 6.30pm – 10pm

With inspiring speakers, amazing seafood and unparalleled networking opportunities, come and see why it's widely celebrated as the world's best primary sector conference and help ensure

Our Future is Bright

Book early to get the best flights.



To register for the conference, click HERE.


Visit the Aquaculture New Zealand website, HERE.

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26/07/2017: Poeth announces the energy efficient and low maintenance, AirConveyor, for transporting powders and granulates

Poeth has designed its new AirConveyor specifically for companies that want to transport powders, pellets and granulates cost-effectively and efficiently
  
This innovative system offers companies 75 percent less maintenance costs after approx. three years operating time and consumes 40 percent less energy.
  
The air-supported conveying system from Poeth is suitable for damage-free transportation of bulk goods over short or extremely long distances. The AirConveyor generates low noise emissions and is dust-tight. As a result, the new conveying system from Poeth also has a minimum impact on the environment.
  
Image credit: Poeth Solids Processing

Powerful air cushion supports the conveyor belt without the need for rollers
Poeth has developed a new and efficient generation conveying systems where the conveyor belt floats on a cushion of air. Poeth's AirConveyor features a perforated channel and compact, specially designed fans.

By providing a constant supply of exactly the right quantity of air, Poeth has succeeded in creating a powerful air cushion directly under the conveyor belt in its new conveying system. This powerful air cushion makes it possible to raise the conveyor belt, along with the bulk goods it carries, and keep it airborne based on the same principle as that used by a hovercraft.

Only one conveyor roller, located in the drive, tensioning and belt return station, is needed to set the conveyor belt in motion. Poeth's new AirConveyor eliminates 95 percent of all moving parts in comparison to traditional belt conveyor systems. As a result, Poeth's AirConveyor generates far less friction.

This makes the air-supported conveying system 40 percent more energy-efficient and significantly reduces noise emissions (<80dbA). Fewer moving parts result in much less maintenance and negligible conveyor belt wear.

Fewer rotating parts also provide less heat and less risk of exposures. The AirConveyor is suitable for extreme circumstances and difficult to reach places. This also makes the new AirConveyor extremely reliable and cost-efficient.

Homogeneous, damage-free conveying over long distances
zThe new belt conveyor from Poeth is suitable for transporting raw materials in the feed, food, chemical and bulk industries. The AirConveyor is used to transport a wide variety of products such as salt, sugar, cereals, seeds, animal feed, biomass, coal, ore, sand and gravel. The advantage of belt conveyors is that they transport products without agitating them.

Consequently, the new AirConveyor from Poeth is ideally suitable for conveying fragile, explosive and sticky raw materials without risking separation. The new AirConveyor is capable of high-capacity transportation (3 m3/hour – 2000 m3/hour), both horizontally and vertically.


Poeth offers its AirConveyor as an enclosed, dust-tight system for both indoor and outdoor application. The AirConveyor is also available according ATEX and Food Grade guidelines (FDA, EC 1935/2004 and 3.1B material certificates). 

Visit the Poeth Solids Processing website, HERE.


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