The 2017 Asia Grain Transportation Conference reached its highest turnout to date

Background Soy Vegetables Beans Yellow 1420508USSEC, together with the U.S. Grains Council (USGC), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), organised the 2017 Asia Grain Transportation Conference (GTC) in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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Far Eastern Agriculture weekly digest - 27th - 31st March

Max Pixel for FEAG 307Here is a brief overview of the week's new on fareasternagriculture.com, from 20 - 27 March 2017

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Successful Agritechnica Asia for Bauer

Bauer Team Asia Agritechnica Asia 2017Visitors to the Bangkok trade fair from all Southeast Asian nations were interested in the irrigation and slurry equipment from the Austrian firm


Recognising the great potential for the European agricultural machinery industry that lies dormant in the Asian region, the German Agricultural Society (DLG) put together an AgriTechnica Asia in Bangkok in March for the first time. With its newly formed 'Team Asia', the Austrian agricultural machinery manufacturer Bauer was present at this first exhibition in the Southeast Asian region alongside other leading agricultural technology companies such as AGCO, Claas, Maschio Gaspardo and Pöttinger. And it was a great success.

“I am truly positively surprised that on the second and third days of the trade fair, in particular, we received not only many inquiries but many very concrete and serious inquiries” Klaus Ferk, Bauer Sales Director for Asia, Australia and New Zealand, commented. “The percentage of non-Thai visitors was also surprisingly high. From countries like Vietnam, China, the Philippines and Indonesia in particular, we received a great many inquiries, sometimes with very concrete numbers.”

It proved to be a great advantage that the newly formed 'Team Asia' of the Bauer Group made up of sales partners from Vietnam, China, Japan, Myanmar, the Philippines, Indonesia, Cambodia, Malaysia and Thailand was represented at the event. Rick Beales was also there as special guest from Australia, and his comprehensive knowledge of irrigation technology was gladly received by visitors and customers.

Visitors were interested in the slurry and separation technology as well as in the irrigation technology. Among other products, a Rainstar T42 with the brand-new irrigation computer Ecostar 6000 as well as a separator S655 were exhibited. With these technologies that have already proven themselves well in practical use, Ferk is optimistic about making great progress in the Southeast Asian market: “By 2022, we expect to triple our sales in this region.” 

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First edition of AGRITECHNICA Asia a huge success

 MG 2339The first edition of AGRITECHNICA Asia 2017, held in Bangkok from 15-17 March 2017 has been declared a success with an excellent showcase of leading international agri-machinery companies, impressive number of exhibition visitors and a strong programme of seminars and conferences

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Alltech, global mineral director to speak at Victam International BV

1394417 425991870836026 1821004427 nSteve Elliott, Global Minerals Director of Alltech, will speak about the global feed industry at the press conference of Victam International BV


Victam has announced that Steve Elliott, Global Minerals Director of Alltech, will speak about the global feed industry at the press conference of Victam International BV. The event shall take place on 14 March 2017  in room Sukhumvit (level 4) at the JW Marriott hotel in Bangkok. 

The press conference for Victam International BV is to be welcomed by Erik Heemskerk, General Manager of Victam International and Pornsil Patcharintanakul, the President of Thai Feed Mill Association.

To close the conference, there will be a retrospective of the Victam Asia 2016 before previewing the Victam Asia 2018 event. Before closing, the conference will look ahead at what is next for the global feed industry. 

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