Harvest Report - July 6, 2012
SRW

The SRW harvest is winding down and all samples are expected to be in the lab by next week.  There are just a few remaining sections of northern Ohio to sample at this time.  This has been one of the earliest harvests on record for the entire region.  The states that have not officially completed harvest  (Indiana, Illinois, Ohio) have all harvested between 70% and 95% compared to 32%, 65%, and 8%, respectively, in 2011.  Most areas saw very good yields with reports ranging from 40 bu/acre to some unofficial reports of 90 bu/acre.  According to USDA statistics, 8.3 million SRW acres were planted this year with a projected average winter wheat yield of 47 bu/acre.

The overall data includes almost 100 more samples tested this week with no significant changes to the cumulative results.

In North Carolina, average test weight is lower than last year (58 lb/bu compared to 60), and falling number value average is lower than last year (280 compared to 350) while protein is unchanged.  Missouri has shown an increase in average test weight of almost 3 lb/bu, compared to last year, while protein is down just slightly.  The early milling tests from Missouri indicate a higher flour yield with similar baking and physical dough testing performance to last year.  Southern Indiana has a higher test weight average this year (60.95 vs. 58.4 lb/bu in 2011) with a slight decrease (0.45%) in protein.  Early harvest flour data from Kentucky indicates very similar performance to 2011.

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
404
425
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
Last Week
310
425
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
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