Harvest Report - June 29, 2012
HRW

The 2012 HRW harvest has now progressed as far north as South Dakota.  Like the areas further south, South Dakota is seven to ten days ahead of normal.  The Texas and Oklahoma Panhandles continue to cut irrigated acres and the few remaining dry land acres, but should be complete by early next week.  The Kansas harvest is now 90% complete with most acres left to cut being in the northwestern part of the state.  Colorado is now 65% complete, with harvest moving rapidly due to the hot, dry and windy conditions.  Nebraska is nearly 50% complete, with harvest in full swing in the northern areas of the state and rapidly winding down in the southern parts.

Test weights continue to be good in Colorado and Nebraska with little wheat coming in below 60 pounds per bushel.  Protein has been of some concern in a few areas and is generally being reported in the 11% to 11.5% range with some pockets of higher protein.  Reports out of northwest Kansas have also shown lower proteins but good test weights.

Results shown below are from samples out of Texas, Oklahoma and the southern half of Kansas.  It is expected that these numbers will change as testing begins this week on samples from points north of the severely drought-stressed areas.

Thousand kernel weights and falling number increased slightly this week with only partial testing completed on the 256 samples at the lab.

The milling process of samples from Oklahoma and Texas were started this week; results are expected to be included in next week’s report.

Hard Red Winter
WHEAT DATA
GRADE FACTORS
Samples
Test Weight
Tested
Expected
Moisture
%
Protein
%
Dry Basis Protein*
Dockage
%
TKW
(gm)
FN
(sec)
Grade
lb/bu
kg/hl
FM%
Damage
%
S&B
%
Defects
%
This Week
256
530
11.6
12.7
14.4
0.5
28.0
408
1 HRW
60.6
79.7
0.1
0.2
1.4
1.7
Last Week
213
530
11.6
12.7
14.4
0.5
27.7
404
1 HRW
60.6
79.7
0.1
0.2
1.4
1.7
2011 Final
477
472
10.6
12.4
14.1
0.5
30.1
402
1 HRW
60.7
79.9
0.2
0.2
1.2
1.6