Mar 08, 2016

June/July 2016

Controlling the Supply Chain

cover photo by Steven Kilger

Jul 17, 2016

“CORN IS KING?”

After a disappointing year of corn returns, grain elevators eye their options

Jul 13, 2016

OSHA Civil and Criminal Penalties on the Rise

For the first time in a quarter century, monetary fines for violations of federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) workplace safety and health standards are set to increase.

Jul 6, 2016

USGC Pivot Points In The Korean Market

A look into the U.S. Grains Council’s ever-evolving market development work in Korea

Jun 30, 2016

Wheat Waiting Game— An Update

USDA projects record high global ending wheat stocks again in 2017, despite record world disappearance.

Jun 28, 2016

FSMA Rules Increase Importance of Mycotoxin Monitoring

Elevators not directly impacted, but business may depend on better testing, record keeping

Jun 27, 2016

Controlling the Supply Chain

The completion of a state-of-the-art feed mill allows Ozark Mountain Poultry to be flexible to changing market demands

Jun 23, 2016

Launching!

My background in media includes helping launch trade magazines and custom publishing (content marketing in today’s lingo) products. Doing the research, figuring out what the audiences wanted, then getting involved in creating a new product was always exciting. And still is!

In August, the launch of Feed & Grain Live culminates with our inaugural event. There’s always the potential for a few headaches (maybe more than a few) when you’re creating something new, but it always gets my adrenaline going.

Jun 7, 2016

The Future of Automation

Facility automation continues to evolve in leaps and bounds

Jun 3, 2016

Reading for Knowledge, Ideas … and Good Management

How encouraging your employees to read can lead to a smarter workplace

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