Soybeans – Chapter 20 | Official Grain Grading Guide

Primary and export grade determinants tables

Soybeans, Canada Yellow, Green, Brown, Black or Mixed (CAN) - 1
Grade name Standard of quality
Minimum test weight kg/hl (g/0.5 L) Degree of soundness
No. 1 Canada 70 (356) Cool, natural odour, good natural colour
No. 2 Canada 68 (346) Cool, natural odour, may be slightly stained
No. 3 Canada 66 (335) Cool, natural odour; may be stained
No. 4 Canada 63 (320) Cool, may be badly stained
No. 5 Canada 59 (298) Cool, may be badly stained
Grade, if No. 5 specs not met Soybeans, Sample Canada (colour) Account Light Weight  

Note:

The colour is added to the grade name.

Soybeans, Canada Yellow, Green, Brown, Black or Mixed (CAN) - 2
Grade name Damage Downy mildew % Other colours or bicoloured other than for mixed soybeans %
Heat-damaged or moldy % Total %
No. 1 Canada Nil 2.0 2 2
No. 2 Canada 0.2 3 10 3
No. 3 Canada 1.0 5 No limit 5
No. 4 Canada 3 8 No limit 10
No. 5 Canada 5 15 No limit 15
Grade, if No. 5 specs not met Soybeans, Sample Canada (colour) Account Heated or Mouldy Soybeans, Sample Canada (colour) Account Damaged   Appropriate mixed grade
Soybeans, Canada Yellow, Green, Brown, Black or Mixed (CAN) - 3
Grade name Foreign material Splits %
Ergot % Excreta % Stones % Foreign material other than grain % Total %
No. 1 Canada 0.01 0.01 Nil 0.1 1.0 10
No. 2 Canada 0.025 0.01 0.03 0.3 2 15
No. 3 Canada 0.1 0.01 0.1 0.5 3 20
No. 4 Canada 0.25 0.01 0.1 2 5 30
No. 5 Canada 0.25 0.01 0.1 3 8 40
Grade, if No. 5 specs not met Soybeans, Sample Canada (colour) Account Ergot Soybeans, Sample Canada (colour) Account Excreta 2.5% or less—Soybeans, Rejected (grade) Account Stones, or Soybeans, Sample Canada (colour) Account Stones. Over 2.5%—Soybeans, Sample Salvage Soybeans, Sample Canada (colour) Account Admixture Soybeans, Sample Canada (colour) Account Admixture Soybeans, Sample Canada (colour) Account Splits

Note:

The colour is added to the grade name.