Grain / DDGS
We take pest management services to the next level for the grain handling industry.
Grain handling operations are facing more challenges today than ever when it comes to the methods that they use to control insect populations as well as the ever changing quality expectations being placed on their facilities. RPS, through our partnership with the FPA, has become a leading resource for its customer in successfully navigating these challenges.
Distiller’s Dried Grains with Solubles (DDGS) are the nutrient rich co-product of dry-milled ethanol production. Its utilization as a feed ingredient is well documented as both an energy and a protein supplement. DDGS exports have exploded from 1 million tons in 2006 to more than 11 million tons in more than 45 countries in 2014.
Top five countries receiving US DDGS Exports: China, Mexico, Korea, Vietnam and Japan
>U.S. grains are exported from every coast in the country, as well as from the St. Lawrence Seaway in Canada. The Atlantic Coast has the capacity to elevate more than 18 MMT of grain. Facilities in Baltimore, Md.; Norfolk, Va.; Charleston, S.C.; and Savannah, Ga. can receive grain by rail and truck for export.
When importers from Europe or North Africa are active corn buyers, the Atlantic Coast has an advantage over the Gulf because of its physical proximity to these destinations.
RPS has the capability to prepare your export of DDGS according to all USDA requirements, from any port along the Atlantic Coast.
RPS is partnering with its customers in the advancement of pest management services being performed at their facilities by being at the forefront of the ever changing expectations placed on the grain industry by legislation such as the Food Safety Modernization Act, as well as from their international customers.
RPS is accomplishing this through the implementation of inspection based pest management services that comply with these new standards by combining the traditional rodent control services with tool such as:
- Pheromone Monitoring: We have pheromone monitors for a variety of insects
- Food Safety Inspections: Making sure you are audit-ready at all times
- Custom Grain Sample Probing
- Fumigation: Phosphine, Cylinderized Phosphine, Sulfuryl Fluoride
- Alternatives:Grain Protectants, Custom Grain Protectant Application Equipment,
Bin Cleaning, Heat Treatment
RPS is also leading the industry in fumigation by not only being an expert in the traditional fumigation treatments of aluminium phosphide pellets and tablets but also through its expertise of cylinderized fumigants and protectants. These non-traditional treatments are becoming a bigger reality as the industry faces new challenges with insects that may be resistant to phosphine. RPS is unique in it’s ability to not only identify these insects but to also control them with tested methods using these new tools.
When looking for a partner for pest management services in the grain industry there is no one more qualified than RPS.