News last update:7 Aug 2012

Succesful Australasian Milling Conference

More than 350 delegates attended the Biennial conference of the Flour Millers Council and the Stockfeed Manufacturers Council of Australia and the Australian Technical Millers Association, held in Sydney, Australia.

Kicked off by a boat tour around the famous Opera House in Sydney on Monday night, the convention started of on Tuesday morning with the subject " Innovation and efficiency - Designing the future". Of special interest was the speech of Michael McAllum of Global Foresight, who gave a holistic view on how to prepare for future developments in society (consumers) and the industry (producers).

Current status in Europe
In the afternoon Dick Ziggers, editor of Feed Tech had also input in the conference by presenting a paper under the subject "What in the world can we learn". He elaborated on the "Current status and developments in European compound feed manufacturing".

In the same cluster, presentations could be listened to from AFIA-president Joel Newman discussing the US feed industry and Cargill representative Larry Holy who elaborated on biofuels in the US and the impact on the global economy.

Modern feed milling
On Wednesday Feed Tech had another go with a presentation on "Modern feed milling technology". In this session Joe Kearns of Wenger Manufacturing explained their Universal Pellet Cooker to the audience and Professor Peter Wypych of the University of Wollongong presented a paper on a brand new elevator system that can replace inefficient and dust explosion risky bucket elevators.

Presentations online
In one of the upcoming issues of Feed Tech magazine and later on this website you can read more on this revolutionary Olds elevation technology.
All presentation will be also be put up on AllAboutFeed.net  To view the full programme go to the SFMCA website.

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