All 11 hard red winter wheat states — Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska, South Dakota, Montana, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Wyoming — report 100% harvest completion.
This is the final weekly reports for HRW and SW data; sample analysis continues. HRS harvest is more than 90% complete and this year’s crop currently grades at U.S. No. 1 Northern Spring. Northern durum is more than three-quarters harvested and currently grades at U.S. No. 1 Hard Amber Durum.
• Wheat Data: This week’s samples did little to change the overall unweighted average of test weight, thousand kernel weight and falling number. The crop remains U.S. No. 2 HRW with test weight averaging 59.9 lb/bu (78.8 kg/hl); average protein is holding steady at 12.6% (12% mb).
• Flour/Bake Data: Laboratory baking analysis of 81 milled composites is holding steady and indicates an average loaf volume across all composites of 916 cc, above the industry quality target of 850 cc. Those same composites indicate an average laboratory flour extraction of 75.95%, flour ash of .53% (14% mb), farinograph absorption of 58.0% (14% mb), bake absorption average of 64.4% (14% mb) and mix time of 4.0 mins.
W (10-4 J)
Water Abs (14% mb)
Mix Time (min)
Bake Absorption (14% mb)
Loaf Volume (cc)
Crumb Grain (1-10)
Crumb Texture (1-10)
The data is a straight average of all the samples that have been tested. Due to rounding and when weighting factors are applied, this data will change. Graphs courtesy of Plains Grains Inc.