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Brit Wheat Quality Above Average

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Initial results suggest Britain s wheat crop is better quality than last season and the three-year average, the Home-Grown Cereals Authority (HGCA) said Sept. 5. The results from 18,000 wheat samples collected up to Aug. 31 show specific weights, Hagberg falling numbers and protein content all above last season. Hagberg falling number, a key measure of milling quality, averaged 284 seconds, the highest level since 2006 and up from last season s 270 and a three-year average of 254. The HGCA cautioned, however, the results were biased towards earlier-cut varieties which included a higher proportion of quality bread-making wheat. Reuters



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