WINNIPEG, Oct. 1, 2013 /CNW/ - Protein content data from the 2013 Canada
Western Amber Durum harvest from 1 crop region have just been released
Preliminary data will be updated every Tuesday as samples are received
until the 2013 Harvest Sample Program ends.
Quality data on amber durum wheat from 4 crop regions will be released
in 3 phases:
Protein content only by crop region and grade, based on individual
samples received. Data will be updated weekly.
Key functional parameters by crop region and grade, based on regional
composites, when sufficient representative samples from each crop
region have been received and composites have been made for analysis.
Comprehensive quality analysis by grade based on final composites of all
regions, as provided in previous years.
Quality test results in phase 2 will include test weight, hard vitreous
kernel percentages, kernel weight, ash content, falling number and
wheat pigment content.
New this year, a table showing 10-year average protein content in No. 1
and No. 2 Canada Western Amber Durum by region is available.
Harvest Sample Program
Grain producers participate voluntarily in the program. They submit
samples of their crops to the Canadian Grain Commission. We combine
samples by crop, class and grade and analyse quality parameters that
reflect end-use quality and performance. These data are used by
marketers, millers, bakers, brewers and food manufacturers both
domestically and internationally.
About the Canadian Grain Commission
The Canadian Grain Commission is the federal agency for establishing and
maintaining Canada's grain quality standards. Its programs result in
shipments of grain that consistently meet contract specifications for
quality, safety and quantity. The Canadian Grain Commission regulates
the grain industry to protect producers' rights and ensure the
integrity of grain transactions.
SOURCE: Canadian Grain Commission
For further information:
Program Manager/Head of Crops Section, Analytical Services
Canadian Grain Commission