Harvest Report - July 13, 2012
SRW

SRW harvest sampling is in the final stages, and increased cooperation from the local elevators has helped to expand the total sample population.  USDA information indicates that at least 85% of the crop has now been harvested, still well ahead of a normal pace.  The addition of 61 samples analyzed this past week has not significantly altered the overall averages of the crop, with only a very slight decrease in protein, dockage and total defects for the composites graded.

Compared to the final 2011 data, this crop is trending higher for test weight (60.1 lb/bu compared to 58.9 last year) and thousand kernel weight (34.6 grams compared to 32.2 last year).  Protein and falling number value are unchanged compared to the final 2011 data, and this year’s overall grade of US No. 1, to date, is improved over last year’s No. 2.  Dockage is slightly above last year’s final average of 0.7%.

Laboratory milling of composite wheat from northeast North Carolina had an increased flour yield compared to last year, but farinograph absorption is slightly lower.  In western Missouri, the milling yield has increased 3% from last year’s result, and the farinograph absorption is 3% higher this year.  Bake data from North Carolina is similar to last year, but the bake volume and cookie spread ratio from the western Missouri samples is poorer than last year.

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
465
500
13.0
10.0
11.3
0.8
34.6
325
1 SRW
60.0
78.9
0.2
0.9
0.5
1.5
Last Week
404
500
13.0
10.1
11.5
0.9
34.6
322
1 SRW
60.1
79.0
0.2
0.9
0.5
1.6
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