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NEWSREVIEW Gavilon seeks expansion in the U.S. OMAHA, NEBRASKA, U.S. - Gavilon Group LLC, a U.S. grain trader owned by Marubeni Corporation, is seeking to expand and develop in the U.S., according to a Bloomberg report on April 21. The company is looking to expand its storing and hauling capacity over the next few years in Montana and the Dakotas. The company also wants to expand its ability to ship crops through the Gulf of Mexico by investing in terminals on the Mississippi River. In February, Gavilon announced the appointment of Lewis BatchHOGHUDVFKLHIH[HFXWLYHRI¿FHU%DWFKHOGHUKDVPRUHWKDQ\HDUVRI experience in the grain industry. He has served as senior vice-president, agricultural services at Archer Daniels Midland Co., and as chairman of Alfred C. Toepfer International, a global merchandiser of agricultural commodities and processed products. ,Q-DQXDU\0DUXEHQLDQQRXQFHGWKDWLWZDVKDOYLQJLWVDQQXDOSUR¿W forecast due to an impairment charge for its Gavilon grain unit. The com- pany said Gavilon's performance is expected to fall short of the original EXVLQHVVSODQDVZDVWKHFDVHLQWKHSUHYLRXV¿VFDO\HDU%HFDXVHRIWKLV the company said it conducted a review of Gavilon's business plan and H[SHFWVWRUHFRJQL]HDQLPSDLUPHQWORVVRIELOOLRQ\HQ PLOOLRQ  $FFRUGLQJWR6RVODQG3XEOLVKLQJ¶V*UDLQDQG0LOOLQJ$QQXDO Gavilon is the second largest grain storage company in the U.S. It curUHQWO\KDVJUDLQVWRUDJHIDFLOLWLHVKDVJUDLQVWRUDJHFDSDFLW\RI PLOOLRQEXVKHOVWKUHHSRUWIDFLOLWLHVULYHUIDFLOLWLHVVXEWHUPLQDO facilities, nine terminal facilities and 73 country elevators. ,Q-XO\0DUXEHQLSXUFKDVHG*DYLORQIRUELOOLRQ3ULRUWR WKDW*DYLORQZDVDSULYDWHO\KHOGFRPSDQ\,WZDVHVWDEOLVKHGLQ with the sale by ConAgra Foods Inc. of its Trading and Merchandising business to Ospraie Management LLC Special Opportunities Fund LQDELOOLRQWUDQVDFWLRQ:LWKWKHVDOHWKHEXVLQHVVZDVUHQDPHG Gavilon LLC. Ospraie remains the principal owner of the business. VICTAM appoints new GM %$1*.2. 7+$,/$1' ² 'XULQJ D 0DUFK  SUHVV FRQIHUHQFH Victam International BV General Manager Henk van de Bunt introGXFHGKLVVXFFHVVRU(ULN+HHPVNHUNZKRZLOORI¿FLDOO\EHFRPHJHQeral manager on July 1 when van de Bunt retires. Heemskerk is currently the brand director at Growth Markets Pharma bij UBM plc and is managing partner at Htwee Event Marketing BV. :KLOHKHLVUHWLULQJYDQGH%XQWZLOOUHPDLQHQJDJHGDVDPHPEHURI the board of the VICTAM Foundation. Heemskerk was introduced during VICTAM Asia, March 29-31, in %DQJNRN7KDLODQG7KHVKRZIHDWXUHGH[KLELWRUVIURPFRXQWULHV2I¿FLDOVHVWLPDWHGWKDWWKHQXPEHURIYLVLWRUVDWWKLV\HDU¶V9,&7$0$6,$ZDVXSIURPWKHODVWVKRZLQ Van de Bunt also announced that Victam International will debut a netZRUNLQJHYHQWLQ&RORJQH*HUPDQ\LQWDUJHWHGDWVHQLRUH[HFXWLYHV Look for the NIR solution that best matches your needs NIR Analyser on whole grain and powdery products. Measure chemical composition as soon as you receive your raw materials. Estimate technical values of flours, semolinas, grits, glutens, starches (and other powders products). Moisture, protein, ash content, zeleny, hydration*. (* choose from over 60 calibrations available) For more information flash this code or visit For more information, see Page 114. 20, Avenue Marcellin Berthelot 92396 Villeneuve-la-Garenne - France e-mail : -

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of World Grain - May 2016

World Grain - May 2016
Table of Contents
From the Editor-in-chief - Keys to poorer nations’ prosperity
Calendar of Events
AGIC 2016 is July 25-27 in Australia
News Review - Olam breaks ground on Nigerian feed, poultry complex
Nidera appoints new CEO
Scoular searches for new CEO
CHS’ earnings down on reduced commodity prices
ADM begins expansion at Brazilian port
E.U.-28 grain production forecast to meet five-year record
NCSP’s cargo turnover increases in first three months
Gavilon seeks expansion in the U.S.
VICTAM appoints new GM
Cargill profit rises in face of difficult market conditions
Olam secures financing for flour, food processing facilities in Nigeria, India
General Mills to upgrade New York facility
Dangote making changes to flour mill business
CBH’s New Albany site close to completion
Glencore sells 40% stake in agricultural unit
Per capita U.S. flour use dips to lowest level in 18 years
Brazil’s 2016-17 corn production forecast to be a record
Grain Market Review - Coarse grains
Country Focus - Kazakhstan
TECHNICAL PROFILE - Flat bread in Kazakhstan
FEATURE - Realizing innovation’s Opportunities
FEATURE - Time for government intervention?
FEATURE - 2016 IAOM Conference & Expo
CIGI CEO says milling industry must better promote its products
FEATURE - Reforms boost Argentine grain industry
FEATURE - Mid-latitude drying in 2016-17
FEATURE - European supplier profiles
TECHNICAL PROFILE - Durum wheat debranding study

World Grain - May 2016