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CDC Ruffian oat added to Grain Millers preferred variety list

Feb. 11, 2016 - CDC Ruffian white milling oat is now a preferred variety accepted by Grain Millers Inc. at Yorkton, Sask. Achieving this status means oat growers can expect CDC Ruffian to receive preferential access, allowing them to more easily achieve a good market return for their high-value crop.

"FP Genetics has established a trusted relationship with Grain Millers, and with the addition of CDC Ruffian to their preferred variety list, oat growers now have another FP Genetics milling oat variety to choose from when delivering production to Grain Millers," says Rod Merryweather, CEO of FP Genetics.

CDC Ruffian offers excellent yield potential that is 10 per cent higher than CDC Dancer in Alberta, and 12 per cent higher in Saskatchewan which will make it very attractive from a production point of view as well. CDC Ruffian has a very good agronomic and disease package ideal for production outside of the crown rust areas on the Prairies.

"From a milling perspective, we really liked the milling yield generated by CDC Ruffian with a very high percentage of plump kernels. The protein was impressive along with good dietary fiber, low oil content, and less fat," says Terry Tyson, Grain Millers, grain procurement manager for Canada. "The consistency of the oat creates better processing efficiencies for us with great food quality characteristics. This variety is a game changer."

CDC Ruffian, AC Summit and CDC Minstrel are all being actively run on a Certified seed contracting program by Grain Millers Inc. for new crop production.