Barley – Chapter 6 | Official Grain Grading Guide

Primary grade determinants tables

Barley, Canada Western/Canada Eastern Malting (CW/CE)

Barley, Canada Western/Canada Eastern Malting (CW/CE)

Primary grade determinants tables - Barley, Canada Western/Canada Eastern Malting - 1
Grade name Variety Standard of Quality
  Damage
Adhered Hulls % Fireburnt % Frost % Fusarium % Heated % Rotted, Severely Mildewed %
Covered
Select Malting CW/CE Two-row Any selected variety of the class Barley, Canada Western/Eastern Malting Two-row designated as such by Order of the Commission N/A Nil 2.0 0.2 0.1 Nil
Select Malting CW/CE Six-row Any selected variety of the class Barley, Canada Western/Eastern Malting Six-row designated as such by Order of the Commission N/A Nil 2.0 0.2 0.1 Nil
Hulless
Select Malting CW/CE Two-row Hulless Any selected variety of the class Barley, Canada Western/Eastern Malting Two-row Hulless designated as such by Order of the Commission 5 Nil 2.0 0.2 0.1 Nil
Select Malting CW/CE Six-row Hulless Any selected variety of the class Barley, Canada Western/Eastern Malting Six-row Hulless designated as such by Order of the Commission 5 Nil 2.0 0.2 0.1 Nil
Grade if specs for Select Malting CW/CE Two-row / Six-row (Hulless) not met Non designated varieties which are selected for malting purposes are only eligible for the grade Barley, Sample Select Malting CW/CE Two-row/Six-row (Hulless) Account Variety Barley Sample Select Malting CW/CE Two-row / six-row Account Adhered Hulls Barley Sample Select Malting CW/CE Two-row / six-row Account Fireburnt Barley Sample Select Malting CW/CE Two-row / six-row Account Frost Barley Sample Select Malting CW/CE Two-row / six-row Account Fusarium Damage Barley Sample Select Malting CW/CE Two-row / six-row Account Heated Barley Sample Select Malting CW/CE Two-row / six-row Account Rotted, Severely Mildewed
Primary grade determinants tables - Barley, Canada Western/Canada Eastern Malting - 2
Grade name Standard of Quality
Foreign Material
Ergot % Excreta % Sclerotinia % Stones % Inseparable seeds % Large oil-bearing seeds
Covered
Select Malting CW/CE Two-row 0.025 0.01 0.025 0.02 0.2 Nil
Select Malting CW/CE Six-row 0.025 0.01 0.025 0.02 0.2 Nil
Hulless
Select Malting CW/CE Two-row Hulless 0.025 0.01 0.025 0.02 0.2 Nil
Select Malting CW/CE Six-row Hulless 0.025 0.01 0.025 0.02 0.2 Nil
Grade if specs for Select Malting CW/CE Two-row / Six-row (Hulless) not met Barley Sample Select Malting CW/CE Two-row / six-row Account Admixture Barley Sample Select Malting CW/CE Two-row / six-row Account Excreta Barley Sample Select Malting CW/CE Two-row / six-row Account Admixture 2.5% or less – Barley, Rejected (CW grade) Account Stones or Barley, Sample CE Account Stones Over 2.5% – Barley, Sample Salvage Barley Sample Select Malting CW/CE Two-row / six-row Account Admixture Barley Sample Select Malting CW/CE Two-row / six-row Account Admixture

Note:

  • Barley not selected for malting will be graded according to “General Purpose” grades.
  • If specs for Select CW/CE Hulless grade not met add “Hulless” to Sample grade name.
Barley, Canada Western/Canada Eastern Food (CW/CE)

Barley, Canada Western/Canada Eastern Food (CW/CE)

Primary grade determinants tables - Barley, Canada Western/Canada Eastern Food - 1
Grade name Standard of quality Damage
Varieties with adhered hulls % Other hulless varieties % Total adhered hulls % Broken % Fireburnt % Frost %

Fusarium %

Heated, rotted, severely mildewed % Sprouted %
Covered
Select Food CW/CE Two-row n/a n/a n/a 4 Nil 2 0.5 0.2 N/A
Select Food CW/CE Six-row n/a n/a n/a 4 Nil 2 0.5 0.2 N/A
Hulless
Select Food CW/CE Two-row  Hulless Considered as other cereal grains 5 5 4 Nil 2 0.5 0.2 0.5
Select Food CW/CE Six-row Hulless Considered as other cereal grains 5 5 4 Nil 2 0.5 0.2 0.5
Grade, if Select food specs not met 50% or less– Barley, Sample Select Food CW/CE Account Adhered Hulls   Barley, Sample Select Food CW/CE Account Adhered Hulls Barley, Sample Select Food Broken Grain Barley, Sample Select Food CW/CE Account Fireburnt Barley, Sample Select Food
CW/CE Account Heated
Barley, Sample Select Food CW/CE Account Fusarium Barley, Sample Select Food CW/CE Account Heated Barley, Sample Select Food CW/CE Account Sprouted
Primary grade determinants tables - Barley, Canada Western/Canada Eastern Food - 2
Grade name Foreign material
Ergot % Excreta % Inseparable seeds % Other cereal grains % Sclerotinia % Stones % Total %
Covered
Select Food CW/CE Two-row 0.02 0.01 0.2 2.0 0.02 0.02 2
Select Food CW/CE Six-row 0.02 0.01 0.2 2.0 0.02 0.02 2
Hulless
Select Food CW/CE Two-row Hulless 0.02 0.01 0.2 2.0 0.02 0.02 2
Select Food CW/CE Six-row Hulless 0.02 0.01 0.2 2.0 0.02 0.02 2
Grade, if Select food specs not met Barley, Sample Select Food CW/CE Account Ergot Barley, Sample Select Food CW/CE Account Excreta Barley, Sample Select Food CW/CE Account Admixture 50% or less– Mixed Grain, CW/CE Barley Barley, Sample Select Food CW/CE Account Admixture 2.5% or less– Barley, Rejected (CW grade) Account Stones or Barley, Sample CE Account Stones Over 2.5%– Barley, Sample Salvage 50% or less– Mixed Grain, CW/CE Barley

Note:

  • Barley not selected for food will be graded according to “General Purpose” grades.
  • If specs for Select CW/CE Hulless grade not met add “Hulless” to Sample grade name.
Barley, Canada Western/Canada Eastern General Purpose (CW/CE)

Barley, Canada Western/Canada Eastern General Purpose (CW/CE)

Primary grade determinants tables - Barley, Canada Western/Canada Eastern General Purpose - 1
Grade name Standard of quality
Minimum test weight kg/hl (g/0.5 l) Varieties with adhered hulls % Other hulless varieties % Total adhered hulls % Degree of soundness
CW CE
Covered
No. 1 CW/CE 63 (303) 60 (288) n/a n/a n/a Reasonably sweet, may be frost-damaged, weather-stained or otherwise damaged
No. 2 CW/CE 57 (274) 54 (260) n/a n/a n/a Fairly sweet, excluded from other grades of barley on account of immature or severely damaged kernels
Hulless
No. 1 CW/CE Hulless 72 (352) 72 (352) 10 No limit 10 Reasonably sweet, may be frost-damaged, weather-stained or otherwise damaged
No. 2 CW/CE Hulless 65 (314) 65 (314) 20 No Limit 20 Fairly sweet, excluded from other grades of barley on account of immature or severely damaged kernels
Grade, if No. 2 specs not met Barley Sample CW Account Light Weight Barley, Sample CE Account Light Weight    
Primary grade determinants tables - Barley, Canada Western/Canada Eastern General Purpose - 2
Grade name Damage
Broken % Fireburnt % Fusarium % Heated, rotted, severely mildewed % Sprouted %
Covered
No. 1 CW/CE 15 Nil 1.0 0.5 10
No. 2 CW/CE 25 0.5 1.0 2.5 20
Hulless
No. 1 CW/CE Hulless 15 Nil 1.0 0.5 10
No. 2 CW/CE Hulless 25 0.5 1.0 2.5 20
Grade, if No. 2 specs not met Barley, Sample CW/CE Broken Grain Barley, Sample CW/CE Account Fireburnt Barley, Sample CW/CE Account Fusarium Mould Barley, Sample CW/CE Account Heated Barley, Sample CW/CE Account Sprouted
Primary grade determinants tables - Barley, Canada Western/Canada Eastern General Purpose - 3
Grade name Foreign material
Ergot % Excreta % Inseparable seeds % Other cereal grains % Sclerotinia % Stones % Wild oats % Total %
Covered
No. 1 CW/CE 0.05 0.020 0.2 2.5 0.05 0.15 1 2.5
No. 2 CW/CE 0.1 0.020 0.2 8 0.1 0.15 2.5 10
Hulless
No. 1 CW/CE Hulless 0.05 0.020 0.2 2.5 0.05 0.15 1 2.5
No. 2 CW/CE Hulless 0.1 0.020 0.2 8 0.1 0.15 2.5 10
Grade, if No. 2 specs not met Barley, Sample CW/CE Account Ergot Barley, Sample CW/CE Account Excreta Barley, Sample CW/CE Account Admixture 50% or less– Mixed Grain CW/CE Barley Barley, Sample CW/CE Account Admixture 2.5% or less– West - Barley, Rejected (CW grade) Account Stones or East - Barley Sample CE Account Stones Over 2.5%– Barley, Sample Salvage 50% or less– Mixed Grain CW/CE Barley 50% or less– Mixed Grain CW/CE Barley

Note:

If specs for CW/CE Hulless grade not met add “Hulless” to Sample grade name.