Oats - Chapter 7 | Official Grain Grading Guide

Primary grade determinants tables

Oats, Canada Western (CW)

Primary grade determinants tables - Oats, Canada Western
Grade name Standard of quality Hulled and hulless % Damage
Minimum test weight kg/hl (g/0.5 L) Degree of soundness Fireburnt % Frost % Fusarium % Heated / Rotted % Total %
No. 1 CW 56 (260) Good colour, 98% sound groats 6 Nil 0.1 0.1 Nil 2
No. 2 CW 53 (245) Good colour, 96% sound groats 8 Nil 4 2.0 0.1 4
No. 3 CW 51 (235) Fair colour, 94% sound groats 20 Nil 6 4 0.5 6
No. 4 CW 48 (220) 92% sound groats No limit—If sample contains 75% or more of hulless oats, hulless becomes part of the grade name 0.25 No limit. Not included in total damage assessment 6 1 8
Grade, if No. 4 specs not met Oats, Sample CW Account Light Weight Oats, Sample CW Account Damage and Foreign Material   Oats, Sample CW Account Fireburnt   Oats, Sample CW Account Fusarium Damaged Oats, Sample CW Account Heated Oats, Sample CW Account Damage
Grade name Foreign material Total damage and foreign material %
Other cereal grains and wild oats Large seeds % Sclerotinia % Stones % Ergot % Excreta %
Barley % Cereal grains other than wheat or barley % Wheat % Wild oats % Total
No. 1 CW 0.75 1 0.75 1 2 0.2 Nil 0.017 Nil 0.005 2
No. 2 CW 1.5 2 1.5 2 4 0.3 0.05 0.066 0.025 0.01 4
No. 3 CW 3 3 3 3 6 0.5 0.05 0.15 0.025 0.02 6
No. 4 CW 8 8 8 8 8 1 0.1 0.15 0.05 0.02 8
Grade, if No. 4 specs not met See Mixed grain See Mixed grain See Mixed grain 50% or less - see mixed grain Over 50% - Mixed Feed Oats See Mixed grain Oats, Sample CW Account Admixture Oats, Sample CW Account Admixture 2.5% or less – Oats, Rejected (grade) Account Stones Over 2.5% – Oats, Sample Salvage Oats, Sample CW Account Ergot Oats, Sample CW Account Excreta Oats, Sample CW Account Damage and Foreign Material

Oats, Canada Eastern (CE)

Primary grade determinants tables - Oats, Canada Eastern
Grade name Standard of quality Hulled and hulless % Damage
Minimum test weight kg/hl (g/0.5 L) Degree of soundness Fireburnt % Frost % Fusarium % Heated / Rotted % Total %
No. 1 CE 51 (235) Good colour, 98% sound groats 6 Nil 0.1 0.1 Nil 0.1
No. 2 CE 49 (225) Good colour, 96% sound groats 8 Nil 4 2.0 0.1 2
No. 3 CE 46 (210) Fair colour, 94% sound groats 20 Nil 6 4 1.0 4
No. 4 CE 43 (195) 92% sound groats No limit—If sample contains 75% or more of hulless oats, hulless becomes part of the grade name 0.25 No limit. Not included in total damage assessment 6 3 6
Grade, if No. 4 specs not met Oats, Sample CE Account Light Weight Oats, Sample CE Account Damage and Foreign Material   Oats, Sample CE Account Fireburnt   Oats, Sample CE Account Fusarium Damaged Oats, Sample CE Account Heated Oats, Sample CE Account Damage
Grade name Foreign material Total damage and foreign material %
Other cereal grains and wild oats Large seeds % Sclerotinia % Stones % Ergot % Excreta %
Barley % Cereal grains other than wheat or barley % Wheat % Wild oats % Total
No. 1 CE 0.75 1 0.75 1 2 0.2 Nil 0.017 Nil 0.005 2
No. 2 CE 1.5 2 1.5 2 4 0.3 0.05 0.066 0.05 0.01 4
No. 3 CE 3 3 3 3 6 0.5 0.05 0.15 0.05 0.02 6
No. 4 CE 8 8 8 8 8 1 0.1 0.15 0.1 0.02 8
Grade, if No. 4 specs not met See Mixed grain See Mixed grain See ixed grain 50% or less - see mixe grain Over 50% - Mixed Feed Oats See Mixed grain Oats, Sample CE Account Admixture Oats, Sample CE Account Admixture 2.5% or less – Oats, Sample CE Account Stones Over 2.5% – Oats, Sample Salvage Oats, Sample CE Account Ergot Oats, Sample CE Account Excreta Oats, Sample CE Account Damage and Foreign Material