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

VersaMix Triple Shaft Mixers

  • For mixing applications requiring efficient powder dispersion and critical homogenization of medium to high viscosity slurries, pastes, gels, creams and suspensions
  • High-shear mixer with solids/liquid injection manifold (SLIM) technology rotor/stator

GUC-F Controller

  • Multichannel feeding and dosing controller
  • Control solution for feeding and weighing applications in powder handling applications
  • Flexible and modular design with analog and digital load cells

ProFlo

  • Offers accurate and reliable continuous mass flow measurement of bulk solids with an accuracy of +/- 0.5% full scale
  • Measures mass of flowable solids with densities of 10 to 100 pounds/cubic foot and flow rates from 700 to 7,000 cubic feet/hour

Hydro-View

  • 10.1” touchscreen
  • Easy to install in new or existing systems

Sanderson Farms Feed Mill Expansion - Kinston, NC

  • Construction of a whole grain silo expansion (76’ diameter x 145’ tall) to hold 500,000 bushels
  • Expansion also includes a 12’x17’x22’ deep boot pit extension at the end of the existing receiving tunnel

Horizon Feed Ordering Automation Platform

  • Automates many processes within supply chain for efficient, sustainable and profitable production
  • Manage all bins and orders on a single software platform

Magazine

Marketwatch: Jan, 18

US Corn Price Idx: ZCPAUS.CM

open: 5.7667
high: 5.8486
low: 5.7266
close: 5.8288

US Soybean Price Idx: ZSPAUS.CM

open: 13.366
high: 13.376
low: 13.2328
close: 13.2696

US Hard Red Winter Wheat Price Idx: KEPAUS.CM

open: 7.3061
high: 7.3384
low: 7.2334
close: 7.2454

US Soft Red Winter Wheat Price Idx: ZWPAUS.CM

open: 7.0114
high: 7.0566
low: 6.9566
close: 7.0014