Harvest Report - July 27, 2012
SRW

All analyses have now been completed for the 2012 SRW crop.  Last week’s report contained the final wheat data, and the final grading information has been added this week.  These additional grade results have not altered the cumulative data significantly.  Compared to the final cumulative data from last year, there is an increase in test weight of 1.2 lb/bu (1.5 kg/hl) while damage and shrunken and broken are unchanged; foreign material, total defects and dockage have each increased by 0.1% over last year.

Samples of early and late harvest were analyzed in eighteen areas across nine states again this year.  Compared to the 2011 data for the early harvest samples, the average protein at 12% MB increased in four areas, decreased in ten and was relatively unchanged in four.  The average test weight increased in fourteen areas and decreased in three while the average thousand kernel weight increased in fourteen and decreased in just one.  Falling number value averages were above 300 for all but North Carolina.  

The late harvest samples trended quite similarly with a decrease in average protein in nine areas, and eight areas similar to 2011.  Test weight and thousand kernel weight trended the same as the early samples, and falling number values were less than 300 in North Carolina only.  

When comparing the early results to the late results from this year, average test weight increased in three areas and decreased in ten.  Average thousand kernel weight decreased in seven areas and was similar in eight.  Falling number value changed little from early to late harvest data.  Average protein was unchanged in twelve areas and decreased in four.

The laboratory milling average yield results of 73% indicate a better milling crop than the 71.3% in 2011 with flour ash similar to last year.  Farinograph absorption, at 53%, is unchanged from last year.  Bread volume is down from the 2011 result of 735 cc to 685 cc this year while cookie spread decreased from 9.4 to 7.9.  

There are little or no differences in the flour data when comparing this year’s early harvest samples to the late harvest samples.

Once more information is available from commercial millers, additional commentary will be provided.

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
492
492
12.9
9.9
11.3
0.8
34.6
325
1 SRW
60.1
79.0
0.2
0.8
0.5
1.5
Last Week
492
492
12.9
9.9
11.3
0.8
34.6
325
1 SRW
60.0
78.9
0.2
0.9
0.5
1.5
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