CMBTC releases recommended malting barley varieties list for 2014-15

The recommended malting barley varieties list for 2014-15 has been released by the Canadian Malting Barley Technical Centre (CMBTC). The recommendations are based on the varieties expected to be selected by grain and malting companies for both domestic and export markets for the 2014 harvest.

“These recommendations were derived from information CMBTC members obtained through their sales and marketing efforts and contact with domestic and international 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.

CMBTC members are Alberta Agriculture, Alberta Barley Commission, Alfred C. Toepfer Canada,  CWB, Canadian Grain Commission, Canterra Seeds, Cargill AgHorizons, Fedoruk Seeds, Manitoba Agriculture Food and Rural Development, Manitoba Liquor Control Commission, Molson Coors, Parrish & Heimbecker, Richardson International, SABMiller, Saskatchewan Agriculture, Prairie Malt Limited, the Public Malt Barley Breeders, SeCan, Syngenta Canada and Viterra.

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