Sunday, April 22, 2018

23/04/2018: Petfood Extrusion and Treats Conference speaker profile - Spencer Lawson

21 June 2018,  Jaarbeurs, Utrecht, The Netherlands (Part of VIV Europe 2018)

Pet food and treats are growing rapidly all over the world due to the sharp rise in pet humanisation and with increasing disposable income.

According to one report, U.S. pet food market was valued at over USD 24.60 billion in 2016, is expected to reach above USD 30.01 billion in 2022 and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of slightly above 3.36% between 2017 and 2022, and global pet care market sale was reached US $110 billion in 2017 (Pet food Industry.com). Top 10 largest pet food global market are USA, Brazil. Japan, France, UK, Germany, Italy, Russia, Canada and Australia.

Focus on health and wellness is a major driver of pet treats using functional and other ingredients promising benefits, clean label movement, limited ingredients, safety concerns, natural pet food, grain free, high meat and novel protein.

Extrusion of pet food is an art and science which require knowledge about raw material, hardware and processing requirements. There are different options available to pet food companies to use either single or twin screw extruder with very special die design like, multi-color and multi-shape die.

In this half day conference speakers will talk about pet food and treat trends, extrusion of pet food and treats with single and twin screw extruder; advanced single screw extrusion for companion animal food, specialty, treats, and supplements; extruded pet food quality management; relations between technology and extruded pet food quality and pet food quality optimisation and palatability. 

Speaker Profile - Spencer Lawson, Wenger 
Spencer Lawson
Image credit: Wenger

Spencer Lawson received a Bachelor of Science degree in 2006 from Kansas state University. After having worked in the feed and pelleting industry for 2 years, he has been employed with Wenger since 2008.

For the past four years he has been exclusively involved with the process technology for extrusion in livestock feed systems. Spencer actively speaks at university short courses and industry seminars as well as traveling globally in the extrusion industry.










We hope you can join us on June 21 at Jaarbeurs, Utrecht, The Netherlands



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23/04/2018: How inadequate cold storage systems constrain East Africa’s seafood market

by Shem Oirere, Journalist, East Africa

East Africa’s fisheries sector continues to grapple with the persistent challenge of inadequate, or a lack of cold storage facilities coupled with a troubled refrigerated transport industry whose woes resonate across the region’s food supply chain.


These inadequacies have contributed to the high post-harvest fish losses (PHFLs) whether in terms of physical damage, decline in quality or constrained market performance in a region that is also characterised by poor access roads, unstable electricity supply, inadequate landing sites and a weak policy enforcement culture.
 


The United Nations agency, ‘Food and Agriculture Organization’ (FAO) estimates that Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda incur PHFLs of between seven percent and 40 percent of their sardine fish and between five percent and 28 percent of fresh tilapia fish production in a year because of long and unreliable transport, lack or inadequate fish preservation facilities, use of crude equipment such as spears and hooks and also market forces that could be responding to situations such as oversupply of the fish.

The PHFLs could be much higher were researchers to overcome constraints in data collection, which the FAO says is “rather a challenge due to complexes in the industry” such as the many fish species in the tropics, varying fishing methods and equipment, many landing sites and deployment of different preservation and storage systems.

A previous sample survey by FAO among selected sub Saharan African countries estimated physical losses by sardine fish operators in Kenya at 7.5 percent while loss of quality of the same fish shot up to 18.7 percent or an equivalent of 3,600 tonnes every year. The survey indicated the country losses up to 28 percent of the quality of its fresh tilapia harvest annually.

For Tanzania, FAO found out the country’s fish operators suffer physical loss of up to 40 percent of their sardine fish harvest or an equivalent of up to 28,000 tonnes annually. Their losses in quality of the sardine catch goes up to 20 percent or an equivalent of 14000 tonnes every year.

A similar situation was observed in Uganda where physical losses in sardine fish goes up to 40 percent or 11,000 tonnes per a year and up to a five percent loss in quality of the same type of fish.

It would appear there is little public and private investment directed into solving the challenges that contribute to high PHFLs in East Africa despite the potential of aquaculture to turn around for the better the earnings of fish operators in the region and boost contribution of the sector to the respective countries’ gross domestic product (GDP).


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IDAH company profile



IDAH’s ultimate goal is to be world’s number one with customer satisfaction.
IDAH’s vision is to build on our solid traditional manufacturing roots and expand out to be a full-service solutions provider: offering value-added system designs and turnkey project consultation services.

Through this expansion, we hope to create an international platform where technology could be shared and integrated for the benefit of our customers.

By upholding the IDAH Spirit, the passionate team members of IDAH are committed to achieve this vision.

The IDAH Spirit
"Creativity, Honesty & Quality "

Creativity is what gave birth to IDAH in 1974 and consequently the birth of the feeds manufacturing industry in Asia.

Innovation through creativity is what has enabled us to be the industry driver from our inception until now. IDAH is committed and well positioned to lead the industry of tomorrow.


If creativity is the engine that has rapidly pushed IDAH forward; Honesty is what keeps us moving in the right direction.

IDAH has been firmly grounded on the virtues of quality, honour, and accountability. Our main business is to safeguard the trust that customers have given us and be a dedicated upholder of the highest quality standard.

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

20/04/2018: Feeding systems for frys and fingerlings

by Fish Farm Feeder, Spain

Fish Farm Feeder (FFF), is a Spanish Company that specialises in manufacturing Aquaculture Feeding Systems, and supplying automatic feeders to the global market.

With headquarters based in the main aquaculture production region of Spain and an established international distributor network, FFF knows first-hand the threats and challenges aquaculture farmers face today, mainly related to feed externalities.
 

Hatchery Central Feeder
FFF developed the first central feeder for hatcheries, a solution which aims to respond to the aquaculture sector’s needs by improving hatcheries’ success, through implementing automatic feeders with micro diets between 150- 500 μm of grain size. Hatchery feeders manage, monitor and control the feeding process based on different parameters (dissolved oxygen, temperature, etc.) and operate with high precision instead of the current artisanal and manual feeding process used for fingerlings. The hatchery feeder is supported by fully programmable software with learning ability from species-specific feeding regimens generating a continuous improvement of feeding protocols.

The system is provided with the ability to make decisions based on both the interpretation of insitu rearing parameters and accumulated experience. The hatchery feeder helps reduce direct feed costs, while diversifying the farmed species due to their low profitability associated with their early feeding stages. Objectives Hatchery feeder covers the following

Objectives
1. To optimise fingerling stocks viability by reducing direct feed purchases;
2. To decrease a fish hatcheries’ production costs through automation reducing mortality and deformity rates;
3. To diversify fish farmed species due to precise parameter control and protocol optimisation for each individual species.

Operational workflow
FFF’s hatchery feeders ensure specific Pathogenic Free Standards (SPF) and have the capability to monitor and manage feeds between 150-500 μm of grain size as follows:

1. Feed storage. This is carried out in four silos/hoppers for different feed sizes (from 150 to 500 μm) and types;
2. Feed composition and frequency is calculated by the software based on the datalogged parameters (water temperature, dissolved oxygen and hopper capacity);
3. Feed dosage mixing and provision. Feed proper dosage based in software decision is prepared in the intermediate silo until matrix outlet assignation;
4. Matrix delivery positioning. This is the one of the most critical technical developments of Fish Farm Feeder’s technology. The system consists of a mobile distributor along a matrix of outlets, where each one corresponds to a specific rearing tank;
5. Blower transportation from the matrix through the 20 mm hose system fabricated in polyethylene to maintain pressures between two and four bar.


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Andritz company profile


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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20/04/2018: Latin American & Caribbean Aquaculture 2018

The World Aquaculture Society is pleased to announce the realisation of the Latin American & Caribbean Aquaculture 2018 - LACQUA18 event, which will be developed together with the VIII Colombian Aquaculture Congress - VIII CCA at the Ágora Convention Center, Bogotá, from October 23 to 26, 2018.

These events are organised by the National University of Colombia, the Colombian Federation of Aquaculture FEDEACUA and the Latin American & Caribbean Chapter of the World Aquaculture Society LACC / WAS.
 


On this occasion we will have the participation at the opening plenary of LACQUA18 of Dr. Alejandro Flores Nava, Senior Officer of Fisheries and Aquaculture for FAO and Dr. Sara Patricia Bonilla, Executive Director of the Colombian Federation of Aquaculture – FEDEACUA. 


Dr Flores
 
Dr Flores
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Dr. Flores is an Aquaculture Engineer from the Technological Institute of the Sea of Veracruz, Mexico with a Master's degree in Aquaculture and Fisheries Administration from the Institute of Aquaculture of the University of Stirling in Scotland, where he also completed his PhD in Aquaculture Sciences. During his time in the academy, he generated more than 65 scientific articles and books and trained human resources, currently represented by independent researchers in various areas of knowledge that affect aquaculture. He worked as an international consultant in aquaculture, in the Program to Support the Development of Fisheries and Aquaculture of the Central American Isthmus (PRADEPESCA) of the European Union; He has also been an expert of the International Cooperation of Mexico in countries of Central America and Cuba.

He joined the United Nations Organisation for Food and Agriculture (FAO) in 2009, where he has been Coordinator of the Multidisciplinary Team for South America, as well as FAO Representative in Argentina and Chile. He currently serves as Senior Officer of Fisheries and Aquaculture for Latin America and the Caribbean. In this work he has conducted processes such as the formulation of National Plans and Policies for the Development of Aquaculture and Fisheries in Argentina, Bolivia, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay. In FAO, he has led regional processes such as the creation of the Aquaculture Network of the Americas and the Forum of Parliamentarians of Fisheries and Aquaculture in Latin America and the Caribbean, mechanisms to promote the sustainable development of aquaculture and fisheries; It has also conducted a regional program to strengthen the capacities of aquaculturists with limited resources, for their selfsustainability and inclusion in markets beyond their communities. 


 
Dr Sara Patricia Bonilla
Image credit: WAS
Dr. Sara Patricia Bonilla is a Business Administrator of the Universidad Pontificia Javeriana in Bogotá, Colombia, specialising in Innovation, Technological Development and Transfer of International Technologies in Germany and Master in International Relations at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Colombia. Since 2004 his professional career has been developed in the area of aquaculture. She was Executive Vice President of Acuanal, a guild of shrimp producers in Colombia. She worked in the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development as National Technical Secretary of the Aquaculture Chain, while serving as advisor to the Colombian Federation of Aquaculture, FEDEACUA, a guild of which she is the Executive Director since 2012.

As Executive Director she leads the most important Quality Program in the Aquaculture sector in Colombia, which aims to implement Good Practices in Aquaculture that has had favorable results for the Colombian fish industry, reflected in the increase of Colombian exports, positioning the country as the second supplier of fresh tilapia fillet in the United States. Likewise, she leads the research group AQUASOST, recognised by Colciencias and a new formalisation challenge in small Colombian fish producers.

This year is auspicious for aquaculture activity in a new Colombia, which faces challenges where we know that aquaculture is one of the activities that is providing opportunities to weave peace networks, as well as to improve the quality of life and resilience of its population. Thus, we have proposed as the central axis, the Aquaculture For The Construction Of Peace Networks (Aquaculture for peace), where we hope to have the presence of communities and entities committed to aquaculture and peace who give testimony of reconciliation and progress in our region and in the world.

Is also important to highlight that in the last year Colombia has increased its exports of fresh tilapia fillet, becoming the second country in the world exporting fresh tilapia to the United States, standing out for its strengths in the guild field, where the Colombian Federation of Aquaculture has played an essential role in the growth of the sector, empowering fish farmers to produce in a sustainable and competitive way.

The continental fish culture is represented mainly by tilapia and trout, as well as by the native species cachama, yamú and bocachico; the aquaculture in Colombia has grown 6.00% in 2016 compared to the previous year and for the last decade 9.01%. During 2016, Colombia allocated 20% of the national production for the export market, with 7722 tons of fresh fillets exported. The fresh fillet concentrates 88% of exports to the United States and Canada. Fedeacua and the National Government support the increase of exportable products offer in order to catalog Colombia as the country that ships to the United States the most, among other products, fresh tilapia fillet. The Colombian production fulfills all international certifications such as ASC, Global Gap and BAP four stars.

 It should be noted that Bogota, proud host of these events, is the largest city in the country. Located on the South American Andes, being recognised as a strategic place on the continent, with one of the most important airports in the region, standing out as an international center of business and studies, and starting point to the main aquaculture freshwater and marine production sites.

According to the Greater Bogotá Convention Bureau, Bogotá was admitted by the Best Cities Global Alliance network, of which high-level destinations are considered to host congresses and conventions worldwide; thus, the Colombian capital has joined Berlin, Cape Town, Copenhagen, Dubai, Edinburgh, Houston, Melbourne, Vancouver and Tokyo and becomes -the only representative of Latin America in this group. The New York Times highlighted Bogotá as the 2nd tourist destination in the world to visit.
 
ÁGORA International Convention Centre
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The ÁGORA International Convention Center is cataloged as the most modern in the country and one of the largest in the region. Thus, in ÁGORA there will be rooms for the presentation of research results (oral and poster), sessions for producers, mini-courses and trade fair, which will be composed of an exhibition area of 72 stands, for national and international providers that will present the latest advances in terms of equipment, supplies and services. There will also be the opportunity to participate in technical visits to fish companies of national recognition. After the success of the previous LACQUA congresses, held in Brazil, Peru and Mexico, we are sure that these events will attract the attention of the industry and the international scientific community.

Works will be received on various topics, among which are the most cultivated aquatic species in Colombia and in countries of the LACC area, with special focus on tilapia, trout, native South American fish and shrimp. Oral presentations, posters and abstracts may be made in Spanish, Portuguese or English.

Submission of abstracts may be made until August 1, 2018 on the event page, HERE.

Information on how to participate as an assistant, commercial exhibitor and sponsor can be found, HERE.
 


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20/04/2018: Innovation at the heart of Victam Asia 2018

The exhibition and series of accompanying conferences were held at the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC) from March 27 – 29, 2018.

 The visitors were pleased at the number of exhibitors, the wide range of products on display, especially the newly launched products and also the high quality of the exhibition stands and the professionalism of the show staff. There were 228 exhibitors and co-exhibitors from 33 countries present.
 
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Likewise, the exhibitors were very satisfied with the visitors. Exhibitors were able to have serious discussions and negotiations with their clients and new potential clients that they had met at the show. The exhibitors also commented on the very high quality of the visitors and the wide range of countries from which they came.

In all there were, over three days, 6,987 visits from 67 countries. A high proportion of the visitors were from outside Thailand, in fact 45 percent. These figures clearly demonstrate that the event is Asia’s international showcase for the feed and grain industries.

The newly introduced business match-making program helped exhibitors and visitors get the most out of the exhibition. The program focused on high quality meetings and consisted of a combination of an online tool, which allowed exhibitors and visitors to plan their appointments very efficiently and a personal approach by our matchmaking consultants.

The conference delegates also confirmed the quality of the papers presented at the numerous conferences. The conferences had extensive programs which were well received.

The conferences were as follows

1. Aquafeed Horizons Asia 2018
2. FIAAP Animal Nutrition Conference 2018
3. Petfood Forum Asia 2018
4. Global Milling Conference with GRAPAS Asia 2018
5. GMP+ Feed Safety Assurance
6. World Feed Industry Perspectives Conference 2018

The different conference organisers stated that the delegate attendance was good and that the delegates have appreciated the quality of both the speakers and their papers. Several exhibitors, like DSM, KSE, Buhler, Amandus Kahl and IDAH presented technical seminars during the three show days.

Victam International, the event organisers, also arranged the World Feed Industry Perspectives Conference. Speakers from IFIF (Ms. Alexandra de Athayde), Dr. Eckel Animal Nutrition GmbH & Co. KG (Dr. Bernhard Eckel), the Thai Feed Mill Association (Mr. Boontham Aramsiriwat), the Vietnam Feed Association (Mr. La Van Kinh) and Feed Latina (Mr. Marcio Ceccantini) and the Department of Livestock (Mr. Kitti Koobkaew) addressed the audience of senior international executives from the international animal feed industries.

During the Network Reception the winners of the coveted GRAPAS Innovation Awards were announced. There were three winners: the Geelen Counterflow Electrical Dryer, Henry Simon’ Rollermill of Satake and the Atta Process with PesaMill from Bühler.

The VICTAM newsroom reported semi-live from the show floor to allow those that couldn’t attend to still be part of the action. Speakers, visitors and exhibitors were interviewed about their expertise and the news crew made running reports about the event. Check out our YouTube channel, Victam International, for all the reports.

Upcoming events
The next event organised by Victam International BV is VICTAM International 2019 from June 12 – 14, 2019 in Cologne, Germany.

For more information on Victam events visit the website, HERE.

The next VICTAM Asia event will be from 24 - 26 March 2020.



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