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Malting Barley Market Outlook for 2020-21

The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted markets and has the potential to negatively impact supply chains. The following offers some perspective on prospects for malting barley and malt demand in 2020/21 in light of the potential contraction in the global brewing sector. The world’s malting and brewing industries are facing some very challenging circumstances in light […]

2020 Seeding Considerations

CMBTC 2020 Seeding Considerations/Recommendations After a difficult harvest in 2019, the CMBTC has an number of recommendations for farmers planning to grow malting barley in 2020: 2020 Seeding Buy certified seed to improve your chances of achieving malt: Certified seed will generally reduce incidence of disease, and increase evenness of germination and crop uniformity. Varietal […]

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Canada Barley Update

In 2019 Canada harvested its largest barley crop since 2008 at 10.4 million tonnes (MT), a remarkable increase of 24% over the 2018 crop of 8.4 MT, the result of a 12% increase in barley seeded area last Spring combined with a 12% yield bump.  In spite of the bigger crop, the extraordinarily wet harvest […]

A reminder to farmers: check your bins!

 The difference between feed and malt can be $1.50/bushel or more! With the challenging 2019 harvest behind us (at least for most) an important consideration for farmers with malting barley this winter will be properly storing and monitoring the grain to ensure quality does not deteriorate. Even barley that did not appear chitted at harvest […]

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Saskatchewan Crop Walk

Check out this video from the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture with Mitchell Japp, Provincial Specialist – Cereal Crops, and Matt Enns, barley farmer and maltster from Rosthern, discussing how to grow harvest great malting barley! #SKcropwalk Harvest considerations- malt barley with Matt Enns from Makers Malt Posted by Saskatchewan Agriculture on Wednesday, August 21, 2019

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Canada Barley Production Outlook 2019

As seeding approaches in Western Canada, industry pundits are busy making forecasts for 2019 crop areas. The industry is projecting barley seeded area to rise given strong prices for feed barley, reasonable values for malting barley and very low overall barley carryout this year. The most recent Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada report, released April 16, forecasts […]

BARLEY MARKET REPORT

Jan 21, 2019 – We have entered the time of year when the farm shows are in progress. The Crop Production Show in Saskatoon just finished and the Brandon Ag Days will begin this week. Traditionally this is when the maltsters and grain companies reveal pricing ideas for their malt barley programs. Farmers anticipate malt barley […]

BARLEY MARKET REPORT

Jan 9, 2019 – The Canadian barley export market continues to be very vibrant, with exports from August 1 – December 31 at 954,000 tonnes (T). This compares with 772,000 T last year at this time and the five-year average of 519,000 T. China continues to be the most dominant buyer, importing over 500,000 T since […]

Barley Market Report

The Canadian barley export market continues to be very vibrant, with exports from August 1 – December 31 at 954,000 tonnes (T). This compares with 772,000 T last year at this time and the five-year average of 519,000 T. China continues to be the most dominant buyer, importing over 500,000 T since August 1 of feed […]

CANADIAN BARLEY EXPORTS SURGE

Canada’s barley exports in the first 4 1/2 months of the year (Aug to mid Dec) reached 954,000 tonnes, ahead of last year’s strong program at this time of 772,000 tonnes, and well ahead of the 5-year average of 519,000 tonnes. Looking at StatCan export data, the big year over year difference on exports has […]

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