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Ontario wheat protein levels up in 2013

Oct. 21, 2013, Guelph, Ont. – The results of the 2013 Ontario Wheat Quality Scoop Program have indicated wheat protein levels increased in 2013.

While fusarium challenges were seen across the province, wheat graded 2 or higher saw exceptional quality 
results. Average protein levels for CESRW, CESWW and CEHRW were up almost a full percentage from 2012 
averaging 9.5 per cent, 9.9 per cent and 11.1 per cent. Falling numbers also remained strong across each class averaging 360 for CESRW, 370 for CESWW and 330 for CEHRW. 

“These results are a direct indication of the work that farmers are doing on selecting varieties and management 
techniques that maximize quality and functionality,” said Todd Austin, marketing manager at Grain Farmers of Ontario, in a press release. “Even in a year with as much variability as we had, we still produced high quality wheat.”

A joint effort between the Canadian Grain Commission and Grain Farmers of Ontario, with the co-operation of
grain companies, the Quality Scoop Program provides wheat quality information to Ontario wheat producers,
marketers and processors.

Representative samples are collected across the province as soon as the first wheat deliveries arrive at elevators
and terminals. The samples are sent to the Canadian Grain Commission’s Grain Research Laboratory where they
are combined by region, class and grade and are analyzed for parameters that reflect end-use quality and
performance.

For the full 2013 report please visit http://www.gfo.ca/Production/QualityScoops.aspx.


October 21, 2013
By Grain Farmers of Ontario

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