The Recommended Malting Barley Varieties List for 2012- 13 has been released by the Canadian Malting Barley Technical Centre, which is made up of members of the grain-handling, malting and brewing industries.
The CMBTC said the recommendations are based on the varieties expected to be selected by grain and malting companies for both domestic and export markets for the 2012 harvest.
These recommendations were derived from information CMBTC members obtained through their sales and marketing efforts and contact with domestic and internat ional maltsters and brewers, as well as from test malting and brewing results achieved at CMBTC in their pilot malthouse and pilot brewery, CMBTC managing director Rob McCaig said in a release. The position of each variety on the list takes into consideration the amount selected from the 2011 harvest and expected selection needs from the 2012 harvest.
The CMBTC said the list clearly indicates the increasing acceptance of our new barley varieties by the international and domestic barley users. For two-row varieties, the market shares of AC Metcalfe, CDC Copeland and Newdale are steady while PolarStar continues to gain acceptance. For the first time CDC Meredith appears on the two-row list. In the six-row varieties, Legacy and Stellar-ND show steady demand ahead of Tradition.