Harvest Report - June 22, 2012
SRW

A significant number of samples have been tested this past week from each of the nine survey states.  Average protein and falling number values remain constant compared to last week.  There has been a slight decrease in thousand kernel weight.  Grading factors, based on the samples composited for milling and flour testing, have also remained the same, but the overall dockage percent is decreasing as more samples are tested throughout the growing region.

Weather conditions have been favorable for harvesting along the East Coast states, and a fairly normal percent of the crop has been harvested to date.  In the Midwest, the dry and hot conditions have continued to allow for rapid harvesting and a significant increase in acres harvested compared to typical averages.  The exception is Ohio where harvesting is just beginning in the southern area.  This is also early but is not progressing quite as fast as the rest of the Midwest region.

Early data from Missouri is indicating an increase in average test weight to 60.5 lb/bu from last year's 58 lb/bu.  Protein is equal to last year’s average of 10%.  Illinois average test weight has increased to over 61 lb/bu from the 2011 average of 57.5 lb/bu, and protein is just slightly lower at 9.8% compared to 10.2% last year.  Along the East Coast states, Virginia and Maryland early data is indicating an increase in test weight to approximately 61.5 lb/bu compared to 58–60 lb/bu last year.  North Carolina is down to 59.4 lb/bu from 61.4 lb/bu in 2011.  Average protein is consistent with last year’s average of 10%.   The average falling number value remains above 300 for the entire region with just a few isolated results less than 300.

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
212
350
12.5
10.3
11.7
1.0
33.9
336
1 SRW
60.0
78.9
0.2
1.0
0.5
1.7
Last Week
149
350
13.0
10.3
11.7
1.2
34.4
337
1 SRW
60.0
79.0
0.3
0.8
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