Harvest Report - June 8, 2012
HRW

The 2012 HRW harvest continues despite rain across a wide area of the southern and central Great Plains over the past several days.  Temperatures have moderated and slow dry down in those areas that received moisture.  With weather clearing across the region it is expected that harvest will be back into full swing again by the weekend from Texas to the Nebraska border.

The Texas harvest is now nearly 50% complete overall.  Oklahoma producers made little progress over the last week and still have 19% more to harvest.  There is still a significant amount of irrigated wheat in the Oklahoma Panhandle that will need a few more days to mature and dry down.  The Kansas harvest was also slowed this week due to rain but should be back into full swing by the weekend.

Nebraska and Colorado have both done test cutting, but neither are doing any large scale harvesting yet.

Protein took a big jump this week (now 12.4% overall average, up from 11.8% last week) as data is now being received from southern and western Kansas.  Test weights dropped slightly, but are still well above 60 pounds per bushel.  Dockage and total defects dropped this week.

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
135
530
11.6
12.4
14.1
0.5
28.3
414
1 HRW
60.3
79.3
0.2
0.1
1.5
1.8
Last Week
83
530
11.4
11.8
13.4
0.6
28.3
414
1 HRW
60.5
79.6
0.2
0.2
1.6
2.0
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