Harvest Report - August 3, 2012
HRW

The remaining 2012 HRW harvest is mainly in Montana and the Pacific Northwest.  Montana is now 35% complete.  The southeastern sampling area is reporting 20-25 bushel per acre yields while further north yields are reported to be 40-50 bushel per acre.  Test weights are ranging from 57 lbs/bu to 62 lbs/bu (75.1-81.5 kg/hl).  The lower yielding southeastern area has a protein range of 14% to 16%.  Most other areas are reporting well above 12% although protein in the central part of the state has been much more variable.

The PNW states of Washington, Oregon and Idaho are now 31% complete with harvest, the majority of which has been in the southern sections.  Producers are reportedly pleased with the early yields which have been above average.  Hot dry weather continues to aid harvest in most areas with producers receiving very little hail damage from the storms that moved through earlier.

There was very little change in kernel data again this week and with all of the Kansas testing complete, the simple averages for dough functionality continued to improve with almost all parameters being comparable to five-year averages.

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
410
530
10.9
12.2
13.9
0.5
28.3
410
1 HRW
61.1
80.3
0.1
0.1
1.3
1.5
Last Week
410
530
10.9
12.2
13.9
0.5
28.2
409
1 HRW
61.1
80.3
0.1
0.1
1.3
1.5
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