Harvest Report - June 15, 2012
SRW

Sample receipt and testing proceeded very rapidly this week for samples from all states except Ohio.  Ohio anticipates that harvest will start next week, and sampling should be finished in several states by that time.  Harvest is now completed in Arkansas compared to only 42% completion on this date last year.  Most of the growing region is harvesting at this rate or better with several states reporting more than 50% harvested compared to a typical average of less than 10% complete at this point in June.

The samples tested this week have not altered the cumulative protein average, but there has been an increase in the overall moisture average.  Thousand kernel weight and test weight have also increased, and the cumulative grade is now a US No. 1 with the defect factors showing a decrease for all except foreign material.  Compared to 2011 final averages, protein is unchanged, test weight to date is up from last year's final 58.9 lb/bu and thousand kernel weight is also higher than last year’s 32.2 grams.

The Arkansas crop is showing an acceptable laboratory milling yield this year with very good flour ash results.  Farinograph absorption is trending slightly lower this year while the bake volume is similar, with a slightly lower grain and texture score.  Starch damage, falling number values and amylograph results are acceptable.

*The grades reported this week include three composites for Early and three for Late.

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
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
Last Week
61
350
11.9
10.2
11.6
2.8
32.3
345
2 SRW
59.3
78.0
0.0
2.0
0.7
2.7
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