Quality of Western Canadian barley 2018

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 0.493 0.438 0.588 0.613
Saskatchewan 1.089 0.941 1.002 1.046 3.237 3.135 3.375 3.036
Alberta and British Columbia 1.280 1.170 1.405 1.471 4.092 3.944 4.457 4.563
Western Canada 2.501 2.219 2.575 2.710 7.822 7.516 8.419 8.225
Canada 2.628 2.336 2.702 2.870 8.277 7.891 8.839 8.716

Source: Statistics Canada, Table 32-10-0359-01, September 21

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 sedded 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
Table 3. Quality of barley selected for malting in 2018 (updated October 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 69,000 67.7 47.7 96.0 11.4 100 98 153
Saskatchewan 22,919 67.4 49.5 96.0 11.5 100 97 161
Manitoba - - - - - - - -
AC Metcalfe
Alberta 2,000 68.4 47.4 95.4 12.9 98 95 125
Saskatchewan 3,354 68.9 48.9 96.2 11.6 100 97 165
Manitoba 320 73.0 47.3 95.9 11.7 98 82 170
AAC Synergy
Alberta 70,000 67.8 49.6 97.1 11.2 100 99 131
Saskatchewan 5,470 68.1 51.8 97.8 10.8 99 94 104
Manitoba - - - - - - - -
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 5,000 68.1 54.1 98.0 10.6 98 98 130
Saskatchewan 2,225 67.2 51.3 95.6 11.8 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 - -
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