Roughage tolerances set for rye, triticale exports

The Canadian Grain Commission, at the recommendation of a pair of industry committees, is introducing new roughage tolerances for exports of triticale and rye shipments.

On July 1, new tolerances for exports of Canadian triticale take effect in Eastern Canada. On Aug. 1, new roughage tolerances for exports of Canadian rye and triticale take effect in Western Canada. Currently, commercial cleanliness requirements for both crops don’t include tolerances for roughage.

At their April meetings, the eastern and western standards committees recommended the following tolerances:

  • Triticale, Canada (CAN): 0.1 per cent total small seeds, attrition and roughage
  • Rye, Canada Western (CW): 0.1 per cent total small seeds, attrition and roughage

The committees also recommended continued work on grading projects.

The eastern and western standards committees meet twice a year to recommend specifications for grades of grain, and to select and recommend standard and guide samples to the Canadian Grain Commission. Members represent different sectors of the grain industry and include producers, grain processors and exporters.

The Eastern Standards Committee represents Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada. The Western Standards Committee represents the Prairie provinces and the Peace River region of British Columbia. –– AGCanada.com Network

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