Wednesday, October 18, 2017

19/10/2017: ILDEX Indonesia 2017 underway

ILDEX Indonesia 2017 stimulates the Indonesian livestock market’s growing demand and more investment through an International Exhibition – Tremendous growth has been achieved over 3 successful editions

ILDEX Indonesia 2017, the third edition of the International Livestock and Dairy Meat Processing, and Aquaculture Exposition, starts with strong attendance and plentiful business opportunities.

Livestock experts and exhibitors have confirmed that this is the best marketplace and international business platform for Indonesian markets.

The exhibition starts today and runs through 20 October 2017 at JI Expo, Jakarta, Indonesia, delivering the highest quality and variety of new technology, business opportunities and both quality and quantity of local and overseas trade buyers.

This year’s edition of ILDEX Indonesia is larger than last year. The exhibition space grows by up to 60 percent. It occupies over 9,360 sq.m., or 2 halls of JI Expo, and is showcasing 230 exhibitors from 34 countries, 2 international pavilions from China (24 companies) and South Korea (6 companies and a new special Pavilion from the Korea Agency of Education, Promotion and Information Service in Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (KPIS).

The exhibition expects 8,000 trade participants from 30 countries and it has received tremendous feedback from exhibitors about the quality and quantity of both the local and overseas trade buyers.

Visitors have also expressed their pleasure about the huge increase, variety and quality of technology and solutions available at the show. The number of overseas buyers has also increased significantly, more than 200 potential buyers from 13 countries including Thailand, Myanmar, Indonesia, Bangladesh, The Philippines, Malaysia, India, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Turkey and more, are invited to attend the exhibition.

The special highlight for this edition is the honourable awards “Indonesia Poultry Veterinary Award (INPOVA),” in a series of ILDEX 2017 will present awards in three categories.

The first awards is the “Veterinary Business Management Award”, an award for a veterinarian who serves as a CEO, COO, of a top management company engaged in the livestock, animal health, and related enterprises. The winner is Dr. Irawati Fari, President Director of PT Novindo.

The second award is the “Veterinary Poultry Health Scientist Award,” an award given to a veterinary researcher and academic who devotes themselves to the development of poultry health science.

The second winner is Prof. Dr. Drh. Wayan Teguh Wibawan, MS. from Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Bogor Agricultural University. The third award is the “Veterinary Poultry Technical & Consultancy Award”, an award given to a veterinarian who serves in Poultry Health Services, Poultry Health System Consultancy, and who assists in developing poultry farms.

The last winner is Drh. Eko Prasetyo from Tri Group Bogor. ILDEX Indonesia and Federasi Masyarakat Perunggasan Indonesia (FMPI) are very pleased for all of these winners who received three remarkable Veterinary Poultry Health Scientist Awards this year. Mr. Nino Gruettke, Managing Director, VNU Exhibitions Asia Pacific Co., Ltd. said that, “ILDEX Indoensia has seen tremendous growth this year, both in terms of size and visitors. The exhibitors have increased by 48 percent from the previous edition and now 100 percent of the exhibition space is sold out with several companies increasing their exhibition area by 50 percent, as well as many new companies. There will be 230 top companies to interact with 200 potential buyers that we hosted from many focus countries. We are targeting 8,000 visitors who will be present at this exhibition. We are also introducing our the first edition of ABC Challenge Asia 2017 which is a conference highlight for anyone involved in ensuring that the Asian consumer is receiving the safest poultry meat and of the highest quality that complies with the latest rules and regulations. It began yesterday with full seats. We also have more than 40 technical seminar topics and 30 international speakers in the conference session.”

ILDEX Indonesia 2017 is showcasing three industry zones which include: Feed and Animal Health; Feed Milling and Farm Equipment; and Genetic, Breeding and Processing.

It’s driving innovation and enabling buyers and sellers to meet easily and develop great business together. Many different industry events are taking place at the exhibition and it’s also providing successful meetings, business matching, knowledge exchange, networking and business opportunities for participants from the poultry, cattle, all livestock and aquaculture industries.

H. Don P. Utojo, President of FMPI said that, “ILDEX Indonesia 2017 will be the third ‘Unique-comprehensive Expo’ ever held in the country focusing on livestock and fishery, including the genetic, feeds additive and premixes, animal drugs and medicines, on-farms, processing and many more. The exhibition, seminars and meetings are participated by hundreds of international and national country’s pavilions, companies, associations, organisations, and other. FMPI (Federasi Masyarakat Perunggasan Indonesia / the Federation of Indonesia Poultry Society) supported by the Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of trade and DKI Jakarta Government, and hand in hand with VNU Exhibitions Asia Pacific – an International Exhibition Organiser – proudly took an initiative to hold ILDEX Indonesia 2017 on 18th-20th of October 2017. We hope this exhibition will be a place for new information, technology and knowledge to improve the efficiency and productivity of Indonesia livestock so as to strengthen the competitiveness of Indonesian livestock products in Asia and other region.”

In two years, ILDEX Indonesia 2019 will continue to expand and return on October 2019 at Jakarta, Indonesia. Demand for space is increasing and stronger-than-ever from returning and new exhibitor’s wanting to expand their businesses in Asia.

Please do not miss your chance to join ILDEX Indonesia 2019, the fourth edition of the International Livestock and Dairy Meat Processing, and Aquaculture Exposition. The exhibition continues to move forward and keeps promoting the event with the objective of "Livestock Industry Growth, Customised Service."

ILDEX Indonesia 2017 opens today and runs through 20 October 2017 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information contact 
Mrs Saengtip Techapatiphandee at or visit the event website, HERE.

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19/10/2017: Fishmeal, fish oil and “The Need for Feed”

by Neil Auchterlonie, IFFO

It is stating the obvious to say that the use of fishmeal and fish oil in aquafeeds has changed over time

With high inclusion rates of fishmeal and fish oil common in early modern aquafeeds, and especially those for salmonids, these materials could be regarded as the foundation of fed aquaculture as we know it (Auchterlonie, 2016).

The provision of diets that met the farmed fish nutritional needs essentially freed up the industry to develop systems technology and health controls. Therefore making the advances in the volume of production that was required to achieve viability.

Inclusion rates seen with those early diets were 90 percent or more for total marine-sourced materials (Ytrestøyl, Aas, & Åsgård, 2015), and this was only feasible when the aquaculture industry was of relatively small volume.

Over time the partial substitution of marine ingredients with those of other (terrestrial, mainly vegetable but some animal proteins) origin occurred to allow a continuing supply of feed to aquaculture within a global market.

The challenge was in meeting the volume of supply required for the developing aquaculture industry. There is an economic consideration too, that emanates from the volume of supply point.

Although marine ingredients may appear as higher cost compared to the alternatives in the market, it is simplistic to look at feed ingredients from solely that perspective as bioeconomic models have a great deal more complexity, and feed formulations are not all about price – the performance of the material needs to be taken into account.

This has already been shown with fishmeal in respect of feeds for weaning piglets (Ma et al., 2013) where the growth and health advantages of high quality fishmeal in those feeds provide benefits that extend across the whole production cycle.

The same may well be true for fish species. (Interestingly, it is the comparative cost of marine ingredients that provides the financial attraction from the investment sector that supports the development of alternatives, as discussed in Naylor et al. (2009) who describe the situation thus: “price signals will provide the best inducement for technological and management change”, even if – nutritionally - those alternatives are generally quite different to fishmeal and fish oil.)

For references and to read the full article, click HERE.

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Wynveen International company profile

Wynveen International B.V. is a leading Dutch company, specialising in the design, manufacture and installation of complete mills for the animal feed industry.

With a knowledgeable, experienced and enthusiastic team, the company focuses on the development and construction of high-quality innovative equipment and installations for animal feed, aqua feed and pet food manufacture.

In addition to turnkey projects, their core products are hammer mills, ribbon and paddle mixers, double-shaft paddle mixers, rotary sifters and coaters for liquids (vacuum and atmospheric).

Approximately 80 percent of their products are exported. In order to guarantee its high quality standards, Wynveen assembles and tests all its key equipment in-house.

Wynveen always aims to fully understand customer requirements, working in partnership with customers and using all their accumulated knowledge and experience to deliver the optimum, often highly innovative, technological solution.

That’s why their company motto is: ‘Versatility in feed processing’.

Visit the company website, HERE.

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18/10/2017: Registration open for GLOBALG.A.P. webinar on the responsible use of antibiotics on livestock and aquaculture

Responsible use of antibiotics in livestock and aquaculture production – GLOBALG.A.P. webinar on the reduction of antibiotic use via the implementation of the criteria of the GLOBALG.A.P. Integrated Farm Assurance standard (IFA)

The growing demand by processors, retailers and consumers to control and reduce the use of antibiotics in their production systems is a cause of concern to livestock and aquaculture producers.

Members of the supply chain are beginning to require antibiotic-free production systems and have started to sell meat and aquaculture products for consumption with the claim “Raised without Antibiotics”.

Public regulators such as the WHO are advocating global action to mitigate antibiotic resistances.

This is due to the growing prevalence of bacteria with antibiotic resistances, such as MRSA and ESBL, and their impact on human health.

This ongoing discussion has triggered multiple activities to lower antibiotic use and the resistances as caused by applications in human and in veterinary medicine.

The GLOBALG.A.P. IFA Standards for livestock and aquaculture require multiple actions and approaches by producers to comply with the control points regarding the responsible use of antibiotics.

GLOBALG.A.P. invites you to attend a free one-hour webinar.

The focus will be on the responsible use of antibiotics and the antibiotic reduction policies as implemented on GLOBALG.A.P. IFA farms certified for livestock and aquaculture.

Customised solutions as provided by GLOBALG.A.P., such as the “Sustainable Meat Initiative” by Dutch retailers, will also be discussed.

The webinar includes a Q&A session with the participants.

The focus group for the first webinar on this topic is:
• Producers
• Auditors and inspectors of certification bodies
• Farm Assurers

 The speakers:
• For livestock: Dr. Roland Aumüller, Standards Manager Livestock
• For aquaculture: Mrs. Valeska Weymann, Aquaculture Expert

The key learning objectives:
Participants will gain insights into:
• The criteria for producers of livestock and aquaculture regarding the responsible use of antibiotics with specific focus on training of staff and record-keeping.
• The role of the contracted veterinary surgeon when initiating an antibiotic treatment.
• The veterinary health plan and its integrated reduction policy for antibiotics.
• Preventative measures to lower the use of antibiotics to achieve a more sustainable production.
• The approach by Dutch retailers with a GLOBALG.A.P. add-on module for additional criteria on responsible use of antibiotics and their reduction.

Date and time:
The first webinars will be on Wednesday, 25 October 2017

a) 10:00 to 11:00 am CET
b) 5:00 to 6:00 pm CET
Language: English

To register click, HERE.

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18/10/2017: Australia’s strategy to double value of aquaculture industry by 2027

Developed by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources for Australia, the strategy will be implemented for the ten year period between 2017 and 2027

The National Aquaculture Strategy sets out how Australia will achieve the goal to double the current value of their aquaculture industry to $2 billion a year by 2027. 

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Achieving an aquaculture growth target of $2 billion a year by 2027 will require strong collaboration between aquaculture industry participants and Australian, state and territory governments.

The National Aquaculture Strategy details the actions government and industry need to take to meet this target.

According to the Australian government website, “We developed the strategy in consultation with industry, state and Northern Territory governments, identifying eight priority areas to encourage new projects and grow existing businesses.”

Priorities identified in the strategy:

- Regulatory framework — removing unnecessary burden on business.
- Research, development and extension — maximising the benefits of innovation.
- Market access — developing and improving access to domestic and international markets.
- Biosecurity — understanding and managing risks to protect Australia’s aquaculture.
- Public perception — improving knowledge of aquaculture as a safe and sustainable industry.
- Environmental performance — identifying opportunities to adopt cost-effective strategies.
- Investment — encouraging and promoting investment in our aquaculture industry.
- Training and education — ensuring future employment needs are met.

For more information and to read the strategy, visit the website, HERE.

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18/10/2017: Green technology makes sludge profitable

Visualisation of set-up (source: Blue Ocean/Nagelld 3d)
 Blue Ocean Technology signs long-term agreement with water treatment solution provider Sorbwater Technology. 

 The co-operation minimises emissions in water and puts a value on sludge from the aquaculture industry, says Jan Henning Legreid, Blue Ocean Technology CEO. 

 Sorbwater Technology has developed a suite of completely biodegradable solutions for industrial high-performance water treatment applications. The solutions are particularly suitable for the oil and gas industry and aquaculture. 

Logo: Blue Ocean Technology
 Through using the Sorbwater technology, utilising natural alienates, total particle emissions from aquaculture facilities are significantly reduced. Used in combination with Blue Ocean Technology's organic filter, the combined heavy metal and particle content in the sludge is reduced with up to 90 percent. Consequently the nutritious aquaculture biomass waste (food leftover and excrements/faeces) may be transformed to fertiliser. Unlike various thermic solutions, Blue Ocean Technology enables turning aquaculture sludge into a resource. 

 International perspective
Signing the contract (Steen [L] Legreid [R]) 
Svein Egil Steen, CEO, Sorbwater Technology commented, "We are delighted to have been chosen as Blue Ocean's partner. It further strengthens our position as a supplier of green technology into the segment. The deal will also help to put us on the map in the fast growing, global fish-farming and aquaculture markets. We will provide our green flocculation chemical, Sorbfloc, and separation technology to Blue Ocean Technology for use in the global aquaculture market."

Blue Ocean Technology CEO Jan Henning Legreid
 Norwegian innovation in key aquaculture markets
 Mr Henning Legreid commented, "Aquaculture and fish farming are vital industries for Norway, indeed the world, moving forward. We are extremely happy to be working with our trusted and valued partner Sorbwater Technology in such an exciting area bringing Norwegian innovation to these important markets.

 He continued, "Or technologies and know-how combined truly shows that green solutions can be profitable solutions. And in addition to turning waste into a resource, it enables production of bigger biomasses - as the restricting factor tends to be the waste emission quota.

Visit the Blue Ocean Technology website here. 
Visit the Sorbwater Technology website here. 

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

18/10/2017: Fish international trade fair celebrates 30 years in 2018

Germany's most important fish industry event is coming up once again

From Sunday 25 to Tuesday 27 February 2018, fish processors and fishmongers, canteen operators, restaurateurs and food retailers will converge on the Bremen Messe exhibition halls for the fish international.

"It's going to be an exciting trade fair, the exhibitor response is already great" says long-time Project Manager of the fish international, Sabine Wedell.

"We're looking forward to celebrating our 30th birthday with the industry."

In 2016, some 11,700 visitors came to the fish international. They also took a look at two further events: the GASTRO IVENT with ideas and solutions for the gastronomy industry in North-West Germany, and the trade show of Fleischer-Einkauf AG
Image credit: 
MESSEBREMEN/Oliver Wachenfeld

The event started in 1988 with more than 100 exhibitors inspired by the initiative of fishmonger Peter Koch-Bodes. Some of those first exhibitors are still on board 30 years later – for instance Dutch company Parlevliet & van der Plas.

But many of the 300 companies now represented will be there for the first time. For example a Croatian company will unveil a type of smoked and marinated sea bass new to the market. A British company is the first of its kind to receive an animal welfare label for its salmon farm.

Altogether, 40 percent of the exhibitors come from abroad. A strong presence apart from Dutch companies are exhibitors from Denmark.

"We're delighted about the growing interest in Eastern Europe," says Sabine Wedell.

Evidence of this is provided by a large number of Polish companies, plus participants from Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania. At the stands, the trade public can find out about new products, talk shop and make new contacts.

The trade fair also presents a range of special highlights.

In the "Smoke House", it's all about new preparation ideas for fish and its role in nutrition concepts such as the low-carb diet. According to plans, visitors will be able to try "Poké Bowls" colourfully mixed sushi bowls with a Hawaiian twist.

Once again, the aquaculture area will be even larger, showcasing equipment for conventional breeding as well as fish production in recirculation systems. A symposium will include individual modules tackling salmonid and shrimp cultivation, animal welfare and best-practice examples of closed recirculation systems.

A traditional highlight since the very first trade fair is the "Trawl Party" on Sunday night with music, dancing, good food and plenty of opportunity to chat. Before that, respected trade journal FischMagazine will once again award its Seafood Star for outstanding ideas, e.g. in retailing. "There will also be a premiere," says Sabine Wedell.

"On Monday afternoon, the first fish sommeliers will receive this new distinction"

It's a qualification that raises the holders to the top of the game: The title goes to participants – including fishmongers, purchasers and restaurateurs – who have completed a course of 50 hours of theory and practice and passed an exam before the Chamber of Commerce.

Sabine Wedell sums up the concept as "One ticket - three trade fairs". In Hall 4 visitors can take a look around the Fleischer-Einkauf AG trade show. In Hall 6 and for the first time also in Hall 7, the third GASTRO IVENT provides ideas and solutions for the gastronomy industry in North-West Germany.

Special areas of interest here are the "Coffee Style" with the latest coffee trends and "Crafted", dedicated to craft products.

Visitors can also discover high-end food and beverages, kitchen equipment, cash register systems and much more.

Visit the Fish International website, HERE.

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