First Canada Western Amber Durum quality data released today
Winnipeg, September 17, 2012 – Protein content data from the 2012 Canada Western Amber Durum harvest from 1 crop region have just been released.
The data represent amber durum samples sent by producers in Western Canada this fall to the Canadian Grain Commission’s Harvest Sample Program.
We will release quality data on amber durum wheat from 4 crop regions in 3 phases:
- Protein content only by crop region and grade, based on individual samples received. Data will be updated weekly.
- Key functional parameters by crop region and grade, based on regional composites, when sufficient representative samples from each crop region have been received and composites have been made for analysis.
- Comprehensive quality analysis by grade based on final composites of all regions, as provided in previous years.
Quality test results in phase 2 will include test weight, hard vitreous kernel percentages, kernel weight, ash content, falling number and wheat pigment content.
Preliminary data will be updated every Monday as samples are received until the 2012 Harvest Sample Program ends.
In previous years, we released protein content data for Canada Western Amber Durum wheat in October and data on other quality parameters in November. The early release of quality data supports the new open market for Canadian wheat.
On September 4, we released protein content data, by crop region, on the first samples of Canada Western Red Spring wheat received through the Harvest Sample Program.
The final quality data for red spring and amber durum wheat, as well as for any other Western wheat classes of which there is sufficient material to composite, will be available in the late fall, as in previous years.
Harvest Sample Program
Grain producers participate voluntarily in the program. They submit representative samples of their crops to the Canadian Grain Commission. We composite the samples by crop, class and grade and analyse quality parameters that reflect end-use quality and performance. These data are used by marketers, millers, bakers, brewers and food manufacturers both domestically and internationally.
About the Canadian Grain Commission
The Canadian Grain Commission is the federal agency for establishing and maintaining Canada’s grain quality standards. Its programs result in shipments of grain that consistently meet contract specifications for quality, safety and quantity. The Canadian Grain Commission regulates the grain industry to protect producers’ rights and ensure the integrity of grain transactions.
Program Manager, Analytical Services
Canadian Grain Commission