Lanka Livestock 2017

Jonathann Warren

Sri Lanka had its first International Feed, Livestock and Animal health Exhibition on the 20th of July to the 22nd of July, 2017. AGCO GSI (Malaysia) collaborated with our dealer, Bodum Engineering Solutions (PVT) LTD in the participation of this event.

Hosted by the National Livestock Development Board, and opened by a respected and honorable guest, the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, Ranil Wickremesinghe, LANKALIVESTOCK’ 17 is the premiere congregation platform for suppliers of agriculture, feed and livestock production equipment and supplies to meet farmers, plantation owners, feed producers, veterinarians, processors and integrators in the fast-growing Sri Lanka livestock market. As the leading poultry and swine equipment expert, AGCO GSI (Malaysia) utilized this valuable opportunity to show our forward-thinking complete integrated solutions.

This event came with a great opportunity to present and promote our innovative technology, systems and equipment to the public. The reaction of the crowd throughout this event was indeed fruitful and positive.

 

Drying and Heat Treatment with Cimbria’s DANTOASTER

Jonathann Warren

A combination of theoretical know-how and practical experience has made Cimbria a recognized supplier of these heat treatment systems.

The Cimbria Dantoaster is increasingly used as a high capacity low-cost technology for heat treatment and can often be used as an alternative to more energy intensive technologies.

Designed for Flexibility

The design of the Dantoasteris optimized for multiple applications such as high temperature grain drying, sterilization, gelatinization and toasting. The Dantoaster will ensure a value-added end product regardless of whether it is used for production of feed for pigs, cows, mink, chickens, pet food, or in the food industry for products such as breakfast cereals, sprinkles etc.

The Dantoaster has also proven itself as an energy-ecient and compact drying solution for dicult products such as lime stone and manure, just as extremely wet – almost liquid – product can be handled, exploiting the system’s qualities of high capacity and low energy consumption.

Meeting Increasingly Stringent Requirements

Sterilizing raw materials used in food production leads to a thousand-fold reduction in the germ count. This results in a product which is not only much better suited for storage, but also much less prone to the development of mycotoxins. The process enables a manufacturer to meet the increasingly stringent requirements for better methods of storage and product quality.

Toxins In Fodder And Food

Micro-organisms and their waste products in food and animal fodder represent a serious problem for both human and animals. Such problems include salmonella in chickens, aatoxin in dried fruit, and ochratoxin in pig feed. Today, it is already common practice to sterilize large quantities of corn for inclusion in many diferent feed products in order to minimize the risk of sickness occurring in animals during their critical period of growth. Aquaculture is another example of an area that is receiving an ever-increasing amount of attention, since requirements for quality feed also play a vital role here.

All You Need to Know about R-Value in 5 mins

Jonathann Warren

R-Value is a measurement of resistance to heat flow throughout a given thickness of material; the higher the R-Value, the greater the resistance.

It is the overall of an insulation material to resist (retard) heat flow, taking into account both the thermal conductivity (K value) and the thickness of an insulation material. It is used to calculate overall heat transmission coefficients and is expressed as m² ºK/W.

What does R-Value mean to your farm business?
Livestock need an optimal living environment to grow. Structure with Higher R-Value insulation will maintain farm house temperature at a comfortable zoon much better, and maximize energy savings, which brings a better productivity. That’s why GSI building crafted its structure with top heat resistance profile, for example the ceiling and sidewalls with a standard R-Value as high as 12 (higher R value is optional upon customer request).

Thanks to GSI’s superb heat resistance performance, livestock procure optimal living conditions, water and electricity cost will be minimized, and farm owner will enjoy a higher ROI in the long run. Investing in GSI structure is a wise choice.

Two new modular devices pushed the EDGE controller to greater heights

Jonathann Warren

EDGE, the NEXT generation of controllers from AGCO, has  simplified farm house supervision and maintenance for everyone, and brought modern farm management upto a new level. It has made modern farming possible with its simplicity and complex control abilities.

The EDGE is always one step ahead from other farming controllers, where it has made measuring inputs such as ventilation, feed and  watering systems much easier for us.

On top of that, EDGE is even better with new parable devices: EDGE Bird scale and Bin Scale. There is no limit to what EDGE can do for your operation.

GSI Cumberland shone brightly at International Poultry Show (Dhaka)

Jonathann Warren

We participated in the International Poultry Show & Seminar (IPSS) from 2nd March to 4th March 2017 at the International Convention City Bashundhara (ICCB) in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The conference covers major agricultural segments including livestock equipment. As world leading livestock equipment expert, we presented our poultry equipment.

Our visitors were exposed to our products and services and they were very interested in what we conveyed. We also seized this opportunity to demonstrate how some of our products works and the benefits of it and the response we received were very positive and overwhelming. The way our team conveyed to the crowd brought huge amount of attention and equities.

Our Cumberland Modular Cage System was very popular and received many thumbs-up throughout the show. Its washable and total sanitation control options caught many of our visitor’s attention. As for our Hi-Lo Plus, it received a high commendation for its flood ability, high-low adjustable features and exterial adjust ring design. The viewers believe this concept was very beneficial to their livestock.

AGCO GSI Dominated VIV Asia 2017

Jonathann Warren

VIV Asia is one of the biggest agriculture exhibitions in Asia region, gathering over 900 brands from all over the world. AGCO GSI is proud to participate in this event, showcasing our innovative driven technology. In addition, this is our first time since acquisition of C-lines, TECNO and Farmer Automatic by AGCO, and presented in VIV 2017 as one big family. We occupied 240 sqm in total over three booths, projecting a domineering presence at the show.

AGCO GSI utilized 120 sqm booth to demonstrate both poultry and swine products in three distinctive sections. At the poultry side, we featured Cumberland’s feeding and watering line, controllers, alarms and flooring; at the swine side we focus on drop feeders, stainless steel feeder, flooring and planking. Lastly we have cages from Farmer Automatic and  genset from AGCO Power.

GSI booth received continuous visitors throughout the show. The visitors showed very positive reactions towards our products.

The Hi-Lo Plus feeding pan drew a lot of attention because of its intelligent functionality offered throughout entire poultry production cycle with its convenient feeding level adjustment. The EDGE controller is crowded with visitors for its forward-thinking design, practical and powerful ability, and thoughtful user-friendly. Stainless steel feeder also received thumbs-up from visitors for its simplicity, durable material and sturdy craftsmanship.

VIV Asia 2017 was definitely a success. We appreciate all our visitors’, staffs, and contractors that made this event  memorable and great.

TECNO Europe Layer Farms Project Visit

Jonathann Warren

On the 23rd of May 2017, AGCO GSI designated a representative, Mr. Ong Cheng Beng, to 3 TECNO Layer farms in Shrewsbury (UK), Lombardy (Italy) and Laer (Germany). The trip was joined up with some of CP China’s representatives and they spent a period of 23 days in these countries.

The objective of this trip was to observe, study, and contemplate the ways these farms are managed. During this trip, a few factors were focused on, such as the layers systems, ventilation systems, and the overall farm set ups. Griffiths Oaklands, UK, has been applying Tecno’s cages for over 20 years and CP China was very interested to analyze the current condition and longevity of the cages.

It was found that the eggs production of free range birds contains more nutrition compared to caged birds, but in terms of production quantity, caged birds are still in the lead, which is of the reasons why free range eggs have a higher price compared to caged eggs. As the majority of today’s consumers are more concern about health benefits, the free range bird concept will surely be
practiced in local mass production farms in the near future.

The observation highlight was on the minimal ventilation system that was applied in these farms. It is important that the livestock gets the right amount of natural air regardless the cold weather outside the farm house. This minimal ventilation system will be taken into consideration and is applicable in other cold countries. Besides that, it can also be beneficial and effective in hot climate
region during brooding and raising baby chicks, by utilizing outside temperature.

This trip has benefited us with some good information. With the study and data collected, we can begin preparation and innovation for the next decade.

 

Pilgrims Mexico Project Update

Jonathann Warren

On the 26th of May, AGCO GSI delegated a representative, Khor Chew Boon, (Project Detailing Manager) to one of our projects with Pilgrims Mexico, located in Campeche, Mexico. The team spent approximately a month in Mexico collaborating and supporting some of the undergoing projects by GSI Mexico.

The purpose of this trip was to assist GSI Mexico in building a structure unit, and this is where one of our experienced and industry expert came into play. This farm house are for the Grand Parent Stock (GPS) and the structures used were from GSI Malaysia and ventilation systems by GSI USA.

The overall completion and progress of this project was approximately 50%. The installation of the ceiling was 50% completed, doghouse, rear end wall, light trap wall, control room, roof, sidewall and framing were fully completed, which was a good accomplishment in the time period.

World Pork Show 2017 Update

Jonathann Warren

The World Pork Expo 2017 was held in Des Moines, Iowa United States. It started from 7th of June and ended on the 9th of June 2017. This Expo was held by the National Pork Producer Council (NPPC).

This event is known to be one of the largest fairs for agricultural equipment , products and systems for the swine industry. This event served a great opportunity to understand customers and market’s needs, and come out with better solutions to meet their requirements.

It gave us a great opportunity to present and promote our innovated technology, systems and equipment to the public. The responds that was given throughout this event was indeed fruitful and positive as we managed to impress all visitors with our cutting edge solutions.

 

Gen Set

James Wu

AGCO Power had manufactured diesel generators known as GENSET from 1952. The decades in business have included all sorts of generating sets to hospitals, industry, data centers, military and agricultural customers. Our main product is the AG-series with our own excellent engines but we have the expertise and know-how with good history to build complex projects when needed.

GENSETS can work as:

  • Stand-by Power Generation

When used as stand-by power system, the automatic generating sets start providing electricity in less than 10 seconds from power grid failure and stop automatically once the electricity in main grid is reliable again.

 

  • Prime Power Generation

Generating sets are typically used for Prime power generation in locations where there is main grid available. Generating set may even be more cost-effective solution than a new power connection to a remote location.

 

  • Peak Shaving

Peak shaving generators are used to produce electricity during high peaks consumption. This may save you when you don’t have to oversize a grid connection because of one or two big loads that are used only occasionally. All of our standard series units with InteliGen control panel have this functionality.

Power failure is very common and some of the reasons for the problem are lightning strikes, fallen tree, flooding, fallen poll, construction or hurricanes. Power failure in the poultry and swine farm can cause massive livestock losses to the farmers within a short period of time. Although curtains may drop automatically during power failure to allow air coming into the farmhouse, sometimes it is insufficient for the livestock especially swine. A sudden grid power failure can cause severe losses from both mortalities and reduced performance of the poultry and swine as they could not cope with the drastic temperature changes properly. If the power grid fails, the power station must step up immediately as constant source of power is critical. Hence, more and more businesses around the world are looking for power generators to satisfy their primary and standby power requirements.  The best way to ensure reliable and continuous power supply is with AGCO Power’s GENSETS.

 

The AG-series power generator includes six generator sets in the power range of 60-250kVA to suit the needs of every farmer. The generators are available as open models for machine rooms and equipment shelters or as canopy, ready-to-use models. There are also sound attenuated enclosures for AG-series including ready-to-use exhaust piping with efficient silencers. The generator sets are just the right size, compact and easy to move.

 

The vast array of control functions are easily accessed through InteliLite and InteliGen control units so that farmers can have a better control on the GENSET. The available operating modes are manual start, automatic or manual start with grid control and automatic control with synchronization or peak shaving. This allows the farmers to operate the power generator without having to be physically present at the farm.

To set up the GENSET, farmers need to have an installation plan for mechanics and electricity uses. Farmers need to decide on the location to place the power generator whether it is in the farmhouse or outside of the farmhouse. For indoor units, it is usually an open unit. The area should have proper ventilation, inlet, outlet and recirculation if necessary. For outdoor units, the power generator is typically sound attenuated enclosure models. All the cable routes and installations are done by certified contractor to ensure the safety of the farm.

To choose the right power generator size for your farm, the generating set power must exceed the required power of total load it is supplying. The best way to check the total load is to have a list of all equipments with loads and select the required power rating. A rough estimate is:

  • AG60 (87 A) fits locations with fuse sizes 3×63 A to 3×100 A
  • AG90 (130 A) fits locations with fuse sizes 3×100 A to 3×160 A
  • AG110 (159 A) fits locations with fuse sizes 3×125 A to 3×160 A
  • AG150 (218 A) fits locations with fuse sizes 3×160 A to 3×250 A
  • AG205 (296 A) fits locations with fuse sizes 3×250 A to 3×400 A
  • AG250 (361 A) fits locations with fuse sizes 3×315 A to 3×400 A

 

AGCO Power invests in building high-quality generator sets that are tested and verified to deliver the promised quality to guarantee a long service life to the customers. These GENSETS offer reliability and peace of mind to the farmers, knowing that their livestock will not be affected by the power grid failure.

 

For detailed information, please contact our customer service representative at +604-505 7598