|Harvest has essentially concluded for all HRW producing states except Montana. Montana is over 60% complete, which is significantly behind the five-year average, and there are still areas where cutting has not started. Sample testing indicates test weights average over 62 lb/bu (81.5 kg/hl), protein about 12%, dockage at 0.3%, shrunken & broken at 0.8% and moisture just over 11.5%. |
Weighted averages (based on production) are shown below for Gulf Tributary wheat. The crop as a whole has shown outstanding test weights and thousand kernel weights. While protein has been variable in some areas, the overall average still remains close to 12%. Dockage averaging just over 0.5% has been a positive aspect of this harvest. The grade factors average Grade #1.