80% of the sugar we consume comes from sugar cane. Sugar beet generates the remaining... View Article
80% of the sugar we consume comes from sugar cane. Sugar beet generates the remaining 20%. This plant is used for another dynamic market: the bioethanol market (9% of Sugar Beet production in 2017).
Main global sugar beet producers in 2014 (Thousands of tonnes)
– France, with 37 845 tonnes;
– Russia, with 33 513 tonnes;
– Germany, with 29 748 tonnes.
The Italian market: in full transformation
In 2016/2017, European sugar beet growers produced 16,8 million tonnes of sugar. In Italy, the cooperative COPROB, the last major producer of sugar beet in the country, produces 284,000 tonnes a year in its plants in Minerbio and Pontelongo. It is undergoing a process of diversification with cane sugar refining, the conversion of former refineries for use with bioplastics and the construction of a biomass thermoelectric plant.
COPROB italian sugar sector leader
• 56% of the national quota;
• 7,000 associates;
• 202 million euros of revenue in 2016;
• 33,000 ha of Sugar Beets, 5% of the total area managed by the cooperative;
• 1 million ha of crops.
TIMAC AGRO wins over Italy
With our solutions, our Italian teams have persuaded farmers from the COPROB cooperative. Better quality sugar beet, superior sugar content, increased yields and benefits: the combination hits the bullseye! Our product sales increased, our success attracted the interest of local fertiliser retailers and… a 3 years partnership was signed at the end of 2017 between TIMAC AGRO Italia and COPROB.
The COPROB leaders invited to the Centre Mondial de l’Innovation Roullier bolstered our scientific mission with the Italian sugar sector. We particularly studied two major issues in: preserving, to diminish the loss of sugar between the first and the last harvest (September to November) and improving sugar yields per hectare.
3 scientific studies presented at the Rencontres Recherches Ruminants – 3R event (Ruminant Research Meetings)
On the 5th and 6th of December last year, the Animal Nutrition R&D teams from... View Article
On the 5th and 6th of December last year, the Animal Nutrition R&D teams from the CMI presented three scientific studies at the 3R event, an international francophone conference on research in ruminant species. Whether in the fields of nutrition, animal wellbeing, genetics, farming or animal health, all the latest scientific advances are on display at the event.
Among these were the presentations by the CMI, with an oral presentation by Pierre Gaignon, a young doctoral researcher at the INRA in St-Gilles. His work on the effect of restrictions of calcium input during the beginning of lactation aimed to understand the role this mineral plays in milk production, and on bone metabolism in dairy cows.
Two other scientific studies were also presented via posters at the event:
• Poster 1: From in vitro to in vivo: effect of Mix 3.0 on ruminate fermentation, and effect of Qualix Yellow on dairy cows’ performance and environmental impact;
• Poster 2: Effect of macro-algae seasonality on in vitro rumen fermentations.
Having opened in 2016, the Animal Nutrition laboratory at the CMI Roullier has once again proven its capacity for dynamic inventiveness, offering innovative solutions for ruminants.
TIMAC AGRO Italia participated in the Contoterzisti & Agricoltori Forum at Fico Eataly World in Bologna
The Contoterzisti & Agricoltori Forum on the theme “Contractors and farmers: a new technological era... View Article
The Contoterzisti & Agricoltori Forum on the theme “Contractors and farmers: a new technological era for doing business” was held on November 26 at Fico Eataly World in Bologna. This event was organized by the National Union of Entrepreneurs – UNCAI, in collaboration with New Holland, a consolidated partner, and the participation of TIMAC AGRO Italia, the only technological partner of the event.
On this occasion, discussions on the impact of the subcontracting contract in Italian agriculture in the coming years have been presented, in the light of available evidence and opinions of politicians, entrepreneurs, farmers, opinion leaders, scientific partners. In particular, the 4.0 transformations were examined in order to reflect on future scenarios and propose visions of European and Italian policies.
Pierluigi Sassi (General manager of TIMAC AGRO Italia) participated in debate moderated by Sauro Angelini (Director of Agrilinea TV) mentioning the importance of the relation between innovation and social and environmental sustainability.
Technical Sales Agents’ TIMAC AGRO from father to son
The job as TSAs is based on passion. Like Éric in France or Ahmet in... View Article
The job as TSAs is based on passion. Like Éric in France or Ahmet in Turkey, who share their experience with their sons Georges-Éric and Mustafa, and many of our TSAs do the same job, from father to son. Handing down the profession in a way our TIMAC AGRO community is proud of. It proves that this profession is a pleasure, involving dialogue and commitment that draws in generation upon generation.
Some TSAs testimonials
“I saw the support TIMAC AGRO France gave to my father over the years. I like this type of working atmosphere, so I applied for a job as a TSA. Among farmers, the TIMAC AGRO TSA is known and valued as the fertilisation specialist. Human relationships are the foundation of our trade.” Georges-Éric Lambert, France. (left side of the photo)
“I told my son that the job of a TSA involved taking pleasure in success, without taking the failures to heart. The keys to the job are dynamism and charisma. These qualities allow us to enjoy our time with our clients and appreciate their positive and pleasant characteristics.” Éric Lambert, France. (right side of the photo)
“I have been working for TIMAC AGRO Avrasya since 2015. My father is a farmer and a TSA, which is how I knew about the efficacy of TIMAC AGRO’s products before joining the company. Today, I am proud to support the farmers: for me, TIMAC AGRO is a byword for quality and reliability. My personal experience is that it is an advantage to work with my father: we are stronger together!” Mustafa Altinisik, Turkey.
“I have been working for TIMAC AGRO for over 9 years and I am proud of the technology the company uses. Thanks to the efficacy of the TIMAC AGRO products on plant nutrition, the agricultural yields are increasing. I also take advantage of my son’s energy, and his youth and enthusiasm.” Ahmet Altinisik, Turkey.
The potato sector
TIMAC AGRO has been improved the performance of the Fruit, Vegetable and Industrial crops sectors... View Article
TIMAC AGRO has been improved the performance of the Fruit, Vegetable and Industrial crops sectors thanks to its ATCs skills. They are the ones who are close to the farmers, who are aware of the reality on the field and playing a key role. By offering the best solutions, they are helping them to produce better, and crop after crop they are promoting the reputation of TIMAC AGRO’s solutions with each invested sector. These efforts can be rewarded with a contract agreement with major industrial players, as our teams succeeded to do in Italy and Poland.
The potato sector is divided into 3 sub-sectors that feed 4 markets:
– Ware potatoes: fresh product market + industrial market (ware or processed potatoes);
– Starch: for the pulp and paper industry, the food industry, for materials such as textiles, etc;
– Plants: for vegetable plant propagation.
Poland: a key potato market
With 300,000 ha of crops and 7.7 million tonnes of potatoes harvested each year, Poland is one of the biggest European markets for potatoes. To improve production, TIMAC AGRO Polska supports farmers in developing and monitoring their fertilisation plans. Our subsidiary also attempts to resolve climate change problems that affect the production of this plant at this latitude. To help the sector grow, TIMAC AGRO Polska directs its advice depending on consumer taste and according to the requirements of the potato industry (texture, shape, size, dry matter, reducing sugar content, etc.)
CMI’s biogas team at IBBK in Germany
The Animal Nutrition teams from the CMI took part in the IBBK biogas, International Biogas... View Article
The Animal Nutrition teams from the CMI took part in the IBBK biogas, International Biogas and Bioenergy Center, at Schwabisch Hall, Germany on 16th and 17th October. This event brought together 170 people and 20 nationalities, around the topic of biogas as well as litter processing and digestate.
IBBK is an independent body specialised in bioenergy. Its existence for 20 years on topics such as biogas makes it a serious partner that has already supported around forty projects.
Because of this issue, Guillaume Salomé, R&D engineer in Animal Nutrition and Frédéric Gob, head of Biogas development, made the journey in order to be close to the breakthroughs made on the subject. This congress was also the opportunity to present the CMI’s breakthroughs surrounding digestate processing with a presentation and a poster.
It is the first ever presentation given by the Animal Nutrition R&D around this issue so that the CMI Roullier can be recognised as a key player in the sector, but also to accompany the launch of a range of products dedicated to this production that we have been working on since the spring 2018 with a dedicated team. The presence of a high number of players at this event was a driving force for the implementation of partnerships thanks to successful networking. Two biogas facilities, at the cutting-edge of new processing and production techniques, were also visited after the congress.
Biogas, also called methanisation, uses organic waste, livestock manure or silage to produce natural gas which will be injected either in the gas network or used to feed a cogenerator in order to produce electricity and heat. This circular economy uses residues of organic matter in order to supply housing with energy in the form of gas, electricity and heat.
Northern Europe has always been innovative surrounding environmental issues with Germany which is one of the cradles of biogas. Today it is the most advanced countries in the world in this energy production because it has almost 10,000 methanisors.
TIMAC AGRO Brasil – winner of the Soybean Maximum Productivity Competition in Brazil
TIMAC AGRO Brasil is the winner of the Soybean Maximum Productivity Competition in Brazil for... View Article
TIMAC AGRO Brasil is the winner of the Soybean Maximum Productivity Competition in Brazil for the third time.
The 2018 Soybean Maximum Productivity Contest in Brazil once again highlighted TIMAC AGRO’s customers. Brazilian champion Gabriel Bonato harvested 7.6 tonnes per hectare using TIMAC AGRO products.
The first of the Irrigated Category, customer Vitor Ceolin, used the same technologies and harvested 6.7 tonnes per hectare. The national average is only 3.3 tonnes / ha.
TIMAC AGRO’s technologies enable producers to exceed their productivity records each year.
In 2015 and 2016, TIMAC AGRO’s customers were already in first place in the national competition, where more than 6000 participants are registered each year.
The competition is organised every year in Brazil by the Strategic Committee of Soy Brazil (CESB). The aim is to encourage the development of new profitable and sustainable farming practices for maximum yield of the crop.
AfterSpace : an AfterWork organized by TIMAC AGRO at the Château d’Apigné in Rennes
On last Wednesday, September 12, on the occasion of the international exhibition for animal production... View Article
On last Wednesday, September 12, on the occasion of the international exhibition for animal production (SPACE 2018), our HR teams from TIMAC AGRO France and TIMAC AGRO International organized together an AfterWork at the Château d’Apigné.
The purpose of this event, held in a human size format, was to make us known in an original and friendly way. First of all, Nicolas Vermersh (Centre Mondial de l’Innovation Roullier Director), Cyril de Bernis (Centre-Normandie Agro-Supply Director) and Jean-Baptiste Moussière (Regional Director within TIMAC AGRO France) presented their professional background and experiences in our company.
The evening continued with a special edition of the “Burger Quiz show” dedicated to agriculture. Finally, the participants were able to meet other internal ambassadors during a cocktail.
TIMAC AGRO España – Action Against Hunger partner with Fertilizer Against Hunger
In December 2017, TIMAC AGRO España has launched the solidarity initiative “Fertilizers against Hunger” in... View Article
In December 2017, TIMAC AGRO España has launched the solidarity initiative “Fertilizers against Hunger” in support of Action Against Hunger. This action aims to fight hunger by improving access and management of agricultural resources production and livestock production in the most disadvantaged areas.
1 Sharing = 1 KG of fertilizer
TIMAC AGRO España is committed to offer 1 kg of fertilizer for each sharing of the solidarity video created for this initiative. The video, available since December 12 on the YouTube channel of TIMAC AGRO España, aims to raise awareness and involve the company in this cause.
FAO warns about the progress of hunger in the world.
After nearly 10 years of progressive decline in global malnutrition, the FAO report, released in September 2017, reveals that 11% of the population suffers from hunger, which represent 815 million people, 38 million more than the previous year.
The positive contribution of fertilizers
According to the FAO, 50% of the world’s agricultural and livestock production is achieved through the appropriate use of fertilizers. Therefore, its promotion contributes directly to the fight against hunger.
More than 8,500 views in just 13 days
The video quickly became viral with more than 8,500 views in just 13 days. Various associations, media, companies of the sector, distributors, customers and collaborators of TIMAC AGRO didn’t hesitate to join the cause which in a few hours was shared through the different social networks.
A satisfying start for a video aimed at raising society’s awareness of the problems of hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition.
TIMAC AGRO España and Action Against Hunger
This action marks the beginning of a relationship between the two organizations in their attempt to contribute to the improvement of agricultural and livestock production in the most disadvantaged areas and, consequently, to the fight against hunger.
Find more information on http://www.timacagro.es/ and https://www.actioncontrelafaim.org/