WINNIPEG, Dec. 2, 2014 /CNW/ - At its meeting on November 3, 2014, the Western Standards Committee recommended new standard and guide samples and standard prints for wheat, soybeans, peas and lentils for the 2014-15 crop year, effective November 19, 2014. Standard samples and standard prints previously adopted for other grades and grains will continue to be used.
- Peas, No. 1 Canada (Yellow)
- Peas, No. 2 Canada (Yellow)
- Soybeans, No. 1 Canada (Yellow)
- Wheat, No. 1 Canada Western Red Spring
- Wheat, No. 2 Canada Western Red Spring
- Wheat, No. 3 Canada Western Red Spring
- Lentils, Canada, other than Red, Good Natural Colour
- Lentils, Canada, other than Red, Fair Colour
- Wheat, No. 1 Canada Western Red Spring, Frost/Heat Stress
- Wheat, No. 2 Canada Western Red Spring, Mildew
- Wheat, No. 3 Canada Western Red Spring, Mildew
- Wheat, No. 3 Canada Western Red Winter, Mildew
The committee also recommended removing the option to use a Carter dockage tester in the process for determination of dockage and Cracked Corn and Foreign Material (CCFM) in corn, described in Chapter 17 of the Official Grain Grading Guide. This will be effective August 1, 2015.
- Standard samples, standard prints and guide samples are grading tools that the Canadian Grain Commission prepares each year. Members of the Western Standards Committee examine these tools and recommend their use.
- At the meeting, Canadian Grain Commission inspection experts reported that the most common grading factors for the 2014 harvest were:
- Mildew and Fusarium damage in wheat and amber durum
- Immaturity in peas
- Weather staining, adhered soil and immaturity in soybeans
- The Western Standards Committee meets twice a year to recommend specifications for grades of grain, and to select and recommend standard and guide samples to the Canadian Grain Commission. Members represent different sectors of the grain industry and include producers, grain processors, and exporters.
- Official Grain Grading Guide http://www.grainscanada.gc.ca/oggg-gocg/ggg-gcg-eng.htm
- Western Standards Committee http://www.grainscanada.gc.ca/gscommittee-comiteng/wgsc-cngo-eng.htm
Canadian Grain Commission
The Canadian Grain Commission is the federal agency responsible 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: Randy Dennis, Chief Grain Inspector for Canada, Canadian Grain Commission, 204-983-2780, [email protected]