Quality of Western Canadian malting barley 2018

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Barley production

Table 1. Yearly comparison of barley seeded area and production in Canada
Seeded area (millions of hectares) Production (millions of tonnes)
2018 2017 2016 2008-17 average 2018 2017 2016 2008-17 average
Manitoba 0.131 0.107 0.168 0.192 0.501 0.438 0.588 0.613
Saskatchewan 1.089 0.941 1.002 1.046 3.237 3.439 3.375 3.036
Alberta and British Columbia 1.280 1.170 1.405 1.471 4.092 4.057 4.457 4.563
Western Canada 2.501 2.219 2.575 2.710 7.822 7.997 8.419 8.225
Canada 2.628 2.336 2.702 2.870 8.277 8.380 8.839 8.716

Source: Statistics Canada, Table 32-10-0359-01, updated December 6, 2018

Figure 1. Distribution of barley classes as a percentage of total area seeded with barley in Western Canada in 2018

Graph:Distribution of barley classes.Details below
Data Source: Sask Crop Insurance, Alberta Ag Financial Services Corp, Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation, BC Crop Insurance
  • Details
    Distribution of barley classes as percentage of total area seeded to barley in three Western Canada provinces in 2018
    Province Malting Food General Purpose Not specified
    Manitoba 45.6 3.7 49.1 1.7
    Saskatchewan 71.1 0.3 16.9 11.7
    Alberta and British Columbia 45.3 3.0 51.2 0.5
    Western Canada 56.3 1.9 36.5 5.3
Table 2. Distribution of malting barley cultivars as percentage of area seeded with malting barley in Western Canada in last 5 years
Percentage of acreage seeded with malting barley in Western Canada
Two-rowed cultivar 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
CDC Copeland 46.31 48.76 44.70 35.38 29.81
AC Metcalfe 29.79 32.04 34.20 38.50 38.87
AAC Synergy 11.22 7.43 5.19 0.84 0.21
Newdale 2.19 2.27 3.07 5.23 5.69
Bentley 1.41 1.84 2.71 3.35 2.37
CDC Bow 0.91 0.26 0.01 - -
AAC Connect 0.77 0.11 0.01 - -
CDC Meredith 0.74 0.72 1.84 5.24 9.81
CDC PlatinumStar 0.68 0.38 - - *
CDC Kindersley 0.238 0.49 0.91 1.70 0.95
Harrington 0.059 0.14 0.04 0.16 0.27
CDC PolarStar 0.15 0.44 0.93 1.44 2.05
Merit 57 0.081 0.06 0.20 0.67 0.65
Major 0.069 0.02 0.13 0.43 0.75
Cerveza 0.030 0.04 0.04 0.02 0.03
CDC Clear 0.17 0.02 - - -
CDC Fraser 0.032 0.01 - - -
Sirish 0.020 - - - -
Lowe 0.014 0.01 - - -
CDC Copper 0.013 - - - -
Other 0.28 0.14 0.33 0.55 0.23
Total 2-Rowed 95.33 95.16 94.30 93.50 91.70
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Percentage of acreage seeded with malting barley in Western Canada
Six-rowed cultivar 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Legacy 3.19 3.21 3.17 3.25 4.45
Celebration 0.85 0.79 1.17 1.31 1.14
Tradition 0.35 0.42 0.63 0.90 1.27
CDC Yorkton 0.03 0.13 0.11 0.22 0.33
CDC Anderson 0.01 0.09 0.10 0.07 0.03
CDC Yorkton 0.03 0.13 0.11 0.22 0.33
Stellar-ND 0.06 0.04 0.12 0.15 0.50
Robust 0.06 0.04 0.09 0.16 0.23
CDC Battleford 0.04 0.04 0.09 0.13 0.11
CDC Anderson 0.01 0.09 0.10 0.07 0.03
Other 0.07 0.08 0.18 0.27 0.35
Total 6-Rowed 4.67 4.85 5.67 6.46 8.41

Data source: Sask Crop Insurance, Alberta Ag Financial Services Corp, Manitoba Agriculture Services Corporation, and BC Crop Insurance

Table 3. Quality of barley selected for malting in 2018 (updated November 10, 2018)Footnote1
Variety and province TonnageFootnote2 Test Weight,
kg/hL
1000
Kernel Weight, g
Plump, %Footnote3 Protein
%Footnote4
Germination Energy,
4 mL
Germination Energy,
8 mL
RVA,
rvuFootnote5
CDC Copeland
Alberta 280,930 67.7 46.0 95.3 11.8 99 99 147
Saskatchewan 698,890 69.1 47.2 95.7 11.7 99 97 154
Manitoba 106,083 68.6 48.7 96.3 12.1 99 96 146
AC Metcalfe
Alberta 45,450 69.8 46.0 95.0 12.3 98 91 105
Saskatchewan 601,925 71.2 45.4 95.0 12.3 100 97 150
Manitoba 104,320 69.2 45.9 95.6 12.5 100 93 169
AAC Synergy
Alberta 177,010 68.1 47.9 96.2 11.5 99 98 128
Saskatchewan 128,330 70.7 48.4 96.7 11.8 99 96 109
Manitoba 2,000 69.1 49.1 95.9 11.4 96 87 111
Bentley
Alberta 600 68.3 50.8 97.0 11.1 99 99 170
Saskatchewan 2,000 66.1 53.5 94.7 11.9 96 82 19
Manitoba 390 67.6 48.9 96.8 10.1 99 98 154
Newdale
Alberta - - - - - - - -
Saskatchewan 8,500 69.6 50.1 97.3 11.6 100 92 164
Manitoba 700 66.9 46.1 92.3 12.7 97 89 185
CDC Bow
Alberta - - - - - - - -
Saskatchewan - - - - - - - -
Manitoba - - - - - - - -
AAC Connect
Alberta 5,500 68.2 53.8 97.9 10.6 98 98 115
Saskatchewan 2,225 67.3 50.9 95.5 11.9 99 96 107
Manitoba - - - - - - - -
Table 4. Protein content in barley cultivars received through the Harvest Sample Program (updated October 10, 2018)
Barley Class/ Cultivar Manitoba Saskatchewan Alberta
No. of samplesFootnote7 Protein (% db)Footnote6 No. of samplesFootnote7 Protein (% db)Footnote6 No. of samplesFootnote7 Protein (% db)Footnote6
Mean Min Max Mean Min Max Mean Min Max
Malting, 2-Rowed
Bentley 2 10.8 10.4 11.1 - - - - 1 10.9 - -
CDC Bow - - - - - - - - 1 14.0 - -
AAC Connect 2 10.9 10.7 11.1 1 12.6 - - 1 13.1 - -
CDC Copeland 7 11.4 10.0 12.7 47 12 9.4 15.5 15 13.4 10.1 16.7
AC Metcalfe 3 12.3 11.8 12.9 25 11.7 10.5 13.8 7 12.2 10.4 16.2
Newdale 7 11.7 10.2 12.7 3 11.8 9.2 13.8 - - - -
AC Oxbow - - - - - - - - - - - -
CDC PlatinumStar - - - - 3 11.9 11.4 12.5 - - - -
AAC Synergy 5 11.0 10.1 11.8 11 11.7 10.3 13.4 3 12.2 10.4 15.7
Malting, 6-Rowed
Celebration 2 14.2 13.8 14.5 - - - - - - - -
Legacy - - - - 4 12.4 11.6 13.0 - - - -
Tradition - - - - - - - - - - - -
General Purpose
CDC Austenson 5 12.1 9.4 13.3 5 12.8 10.9 15.3 5 14.5 13.4 15.2
Brahma - - - - - - - - 1 13.9 - -
Champion - - - - 7 12.8 10.3 17.7 1 11.2 - -
Conlon 8 13.3 12.7 15.2 - - - - 1 16.0 - -
Xena - - - 2 14.7 14.3 15.0 1 12.8 - -
Table 5. Distribution of general purpose cultivars as percentage (%) of area seeded with general purpose barley in Western Canada in 2018
Cultivar Alberta and British Columbia Saskatchewan Manitoba Western Canada
% % % %
CDC Austenson 25.75 10.38 4.09 40.22
Xena 10.64 0.38 NA 11.03
Champion 7.55 2.27 0.44 10.26
Brahma 10.03 0.14 0.01 10.18
CDC Coalition 4.82 0.17 0.01 5.00
Conlon 0.64 0.47 3.66 4.77
CDC Cowboy 1.82 1.46 0.16 3.44
CDC Maverick 1.40 1.60 0.19 3.18
Claymore 0.84 1.05 0.09 1.98
CDC Thompson 0.90 NA NA 0.90
Seebe 0.86 0.03 NA 0.88
Sundre 0.59 0.24 NA 0.83
Amisk 0.76 NA NA 0.76
Ponoka 0.70 NA NA 0.70
Oreana 0.45 NA NA 0.45
AC Rosser 0.13 0.29 0.01 0.43
Busby 0.40 NA NA 0.40
Gadsby 0.39 NA NA 0.39
Trochu 0.39 NA NA 0.39
CDC Trey 0.30 0.08 NA 0.39
AC Ranger 0.07 0.23 0.05 0.36
Vivar 0.35 NA NA 0.35
Stander 0.16 NA NA 0.16
Chigwell 0.15 NA NA 0.15
CDC Dolly 0.10 0.04 NA 0.15
AC Albright 0.14 NA NA 0.14
CDC Helgason 0.14 NA NA 0.14
AC Lacombe 0.10 NA NA 0.11
Falcon 0.23 0.03 NA 0.26
CDC Carter 0.00 0.24 NA 0.24
Other 0.68 0.48 0.23 1.36
Total 71.48 19.58 8.94 100.00

Data source: Sask Crop Insurance, Alberta Ag Financial Services Corp, Manitoba Agriculture Services Corporation, and BC Crop Insurance

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