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Malt barley market weaker with increased supplies

CNS Canada — Despite reports of quality issues this year, malt barley prices are soft, as increased quantity put a damper on the market. Spot malt barley prices are about $4.75-$4.85 per bushel in Western Canada, Prairie Ag Hotwire data said, which compares with last year’s harvest prices of about $5.25-$5.75. “We do have a […] Read more


Canadian maltsters’ barley needs covered for now

CNS Canada — Consistent demand from the craft brewing industry means solid malt barley contract prices for Canadian farmers, which in turn has driven up acres on the year. Maltster demand has been well met so far this year, one market participant said, but previous years’ weather has caused supplies to fall, propping up spot […] Read more

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Malting barley list released

List has new, higher-yielding varieties that have the greatest likelihood of being selected for malting

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Canadian Malting Barley Technical Centre has released its list of recommended malting barley varieties for the 2015-16 crop year. The recommendations are based on varieties the industry has indicated will have the greatest likelihood of being selected by grain and malting companies for both domestic and export markets from the 2015 harvest. Members of […] Read more