Quality of barley selected for malting in 2015

Bentley

Significant quantities of Bentley barley were grown and selected in 2015. The production of Bentley has continued to increase every year since 2011. With high yields and good disease resistance, Bentley is an attractive choice for producers. Bentley’s consistently large kernels have the potential to deliver high levels of extract.

Harvest survey results for 2015 composite samples of Bentley

Quality data for 2015 harvest survey composite samples of Bentley Footnote 1
Origin of selected samples Prairie Provinces
Crop year Footnote 2 2015 2013 2012-2013 Average
Tonnage, thousands of tonnes Footnote 3 6.3 9 6
Barley
Test Weight, Kg/ hL 64.5 66.7 63.6
1000 kernel weight, g 53.6 50.6 47.3
Plump, over 6/64" sieve, % 96.7 95.8 92.1
Intermediate grade, over 5/64"sieve, % 1.5 2.9 5.4
Moisture, % Footnote 4 14.0 12.4 13.2
Protein, % 12.3 11.9 12.0
Germination, 4 ml (3 day), % 94 99 99
Germination, 8 ml (3 day), % 82 80 79
Malt
Yield, % 91.0 89.5 90.0
Steep-out moisture, % 45.8 45.3 46.0
Friability, % 60.5 78.3 76.9
Moisture, % 5.7 5.0 5.3
Diastatic power, °L 157 148 153
α-amylase, D.U. 51.1 61.0 62.1
Wort
Fine grind extract, % 80.5 81.5 80.7
Coarse grind extract, % 80.2 80.8 80.2
F/C difference, % 0.3 0.7 0.5
ß-Glucan, ppm 41 41 43
Viscosity, cps 1.44 1.43 1.42
Soluble protein, % 5.11 5.06 5.03
Ratio S/T, % 42.0 42.5 42.3
FAN, mg/L 244 224 226
Colour, ASBC units 2.35 2.31 2.43

Footnotes

Footnote 1

Values represent weighted averages based on tonnage of composite samples received.

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Footnote 2

Bentley not included in 2014 Harvest Survey due to lack of sufficient number of samples.

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Footnote 3

Indicates weight of samples represented in this survey; does not represent amounts commercially selected.

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Footnote 4

Moisture not representative of new crop moisture levels as samples were not collected or stored in moisture-proof containers.

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Percentage of the total malting barley acres in Western Canada seeded with Bentley in 2015 compared to 2014

Charts: Acres seeded with Bentley: 3.4% in 2015 and 2.4% in 2014. Details below.

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Percentage of the total malting barley acres in Western Canada seeded with Bentley in 2015 compared to 2014
Crop Years 2015 2014
% total acres 3.4 2.4

Average protein content in Bentley selected for malting from 2010-2015

Graph of average protein content for Newdale, 2011-15. Details below.

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Average protein content in Bentley selected for malting from 2010-2015
Crop year 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Protein, % - 10.7 12.1 11.9 - 12.3

Average 1000 kernel weight of Bentley selected for malting from 2010-2015

Graph of 1000 kernel weight for Newdale, 2011-15. Details below.

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Average 1000 kernel weight of Bentley selected for malting from 2010-2015
Crop year 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
1000 kernel weight, g - 48.7 43.9 50.6 - 53.6

Comparison of average levels of extract by variety in 2015

Comparison graph of average levels of extracts of 3 barley varieties, 2015. Details below.

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Comparison of average levels of extract by variety in 2015
Variety Extract
Bentley 80.5
AC Metcalfe 80.5
CDC Copeland 80.2

Comparison of average levels of diastatic power by variety in 2015

Comparison graph of average levels of diastatic power of 3 barley varieties, 2015. Details below.

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Comparison of average levels of diastatic power by variety in 2015
Variety Diastatic Power
Bentley 157
AC Metcalfe 174
CDC Copeland 159