Aug 27, 2015

August/September 2015

Part of the Bigger Picture

cover photo by Elise Schafer

Sep 28, 2015

Part of the Bigger Picture

Cargill’s Hedrick, IA, feed mill is positioned to support local hog farmers, produce optimal output for nearby bacon processing plant.

Sep 22, 2015

Bringing Customers to You, and Sales Back to the U.S.

Trade teams bring overseas grain buyers, researchers, regulators to see the Midwest in person

Sep 20, 2015

Up-to-date Tools Key for Controlling Moisture

From the time grain comes out of a farmer’s field to the point where it is shipped from an elevator, everyone is trying to achieve a delicate balance in moisture content.

Too wet, and grain can wind up spoiling, clogging or causing any other number of undesirable situations.

Sep 7, 2015

Nurturing the Next Generation

At a time when agriculture has abundant jobs and exciting opportunities, we need to attract youth to the field

Aug 30, 2015

Using Emotional Intelligence in Management

How monitoring your and your employees’ emotions makes a good leader

Aug 21, 2015

Use of Veterinary Feed Directive Drugs in Feeds

Prior to ADAA, only two categories of animal feed drugs existed, over-the-counter (OTC) or prescription (Rx) — all animal drugs approved for use were OTC. VFD products, however, sit in the middle between OTC and Rx animal drugs.

Aug 19, 2015

A Small World

New Feed & Grain column highlights our connection to the world market

Aug 10, 2015

Futures ‘Versus Cash’

Time for country elevators and other grain firms to prepare for an occasional EFP audit

Aug 10, 2015

Automatic Compliance

How automated control systems help facilites follow food safety rules

Jul 15, 2015

Turnkey plants for ear corn drying and processing

Handling, drying and processing of ear corn requires in-depth knowledge to avoid damage of the seeds and to preserve the germination ability.

Recently Added to Buyer's Guide

C-LEVER EVA HE Controller

  • For bulk solids, accuracy is not impacted by different material densities, irregular material flows or extreme friction
  • All connections available (Ethernet, Profibus, CANbus, etc.) as standard equipment to easily connect/coordinate with existing systems

SORTEX H SpectraVision

  • Real-time tracking of sorting performance and emergency warnings with SORTEX Monitoring System
  • Newly designed in-house full-color cameras provide best color differentiation for subtlest of color defects

Feed Ordering Hub

  • Cloud-based hub designed to increase feed ordering and scheduling automation
  • Allows feed mills to make data-driven decisions and allocate resources better

24" Scalperators

  • Provides high capacity method for removing roughage, light fines and chaff in a single pass
  • Large material scalping and air density separation in one pass

Aqua MicroFeed System

  • Enables users to produce microfeed at 40% increased capacity
  • Optimized die can withstand higher pressure caused by smaller holes due to stronger construction, larger diameter and bigger open surface, and smart die base to create equal distribution of feed toward larger die

Metris Vibe

  • Wireless vibration and temperature sensor can monitor health status of mechanical equipment regardless of original manufacturer
  • Offers increased uptime, reduced maintenance, higher production reliability and improved safety

Magazine

Marketwatch: Jun, 25

US Corn Price Idx: ZCPAUS.CM

open: 7.4421
high: 7.6444
low: 7.4346
close: 7.542

US Soybean Price Idx: ZSPAUS.CM

open: 15.4141
high: 15.6298
low: 15.3573
close: 15.5279

US Hard Red Winter Wheat Price Idx: KEPAUS.CM

open: 9.6294
high: 9.7673
low: 9.465
close: 9.4735

US Soft Red Winter Wheat Price Idx: ZWPAUS.CM

open: 8.9846
high: 8.9946
low: 8.6368
close: 8.6608