Harvest Report - June 29, 2012
SRW

Sampling for all states except Ohio and northern Indiana have been completed due to favorable harvest conditions.  Harvest is between 70% to 100% complete for the tested growing region.  Sample collection should be completed in southern Ohio by the end of this week, and it is possible that all samples will be collected by the end of next week.  The addition of almost 100 samples this week has not resulted in any significant changes in the cumulative data.

The average test weight for the early harvest samples in the northeast area of North Carolina is 2 lb/bu lower than last year (59.3 vs. 61.4), while the average protein at 12% MB has increased to 10.3% from 9.8% in 2011.  The falling number value average is 317.  In the western half of Missouri, the test weight has increased to 60.7 lb/bu compared to 57.8 in 2011, but protein has decreased by 1% to 10%.  Further data from western Illinois has not altered the average test weight (61 lb/bu) which is almost 2.5 lbs greater than last year’s final average; the average protein remains the same as last week (9.8%).  The southern half of Indiana has a final test weight average of 61.0 compared to 58.4 in 2011.  Protein has decreased slightly to 9.9% from last year’s final average of 10.3% for this area.  

Flour testing has been completed for Eastern Missouri and Kentucky.  Laboratory milling yields are equal to or better than last year.  In Missouri, the physical dough testing and bake data are very similar to 2011.  The laboratory-milled flour from Kentucky has a slightly higher farinograph absorption (54% which is a 1% increase over last year) with a decrease in bread bake volume but equivalent results for the cookie bake testing.

Soft 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
310
350
13.0
10.3
11.6
0.9
34.6
327
1 SRW
60.1
79.0
0.2
0.9
0.5
1.6
Last Week
212
350
13.0
10.2
11.6
1.0
34.3
331
1 SRW
60.0
78.9
0.2
1.0
0.5
1.7
2011 Final
377
350
12.9
10.2
11.6
0.7
32.2
330
2 SRW
58.9
77.5
0.1
0.8
0.5
1.4