Protein confusion in feed wheat

Rex Newkirk is constantly fielding calls from farmers and feed companies wondering why their wheat is being assigned a higher protein level at the feed lab than it is at the grain elevator. The chair in feed processing technology at the University of Saskatchewan says the two sectors have different ways of calculating protein with […] Read more

Premiums could widen for high protein

While global supply is healthy and yields look promising, there are reports of a significant drop in protein levels

The world is set to harvest a bumper wheat crop but it could be low in protein, according to an analyst. Wheat crops are in good shape in most major production regions with the exceptions of China and India, said Bruce Burnett, weather and crop specialist with G3 Canada. The United States Department of Agriculture […] Read more

Weather plays havoc on wheat protein

The rain damaged red winter wheat crop in the U.S. could lead to strong protein premiums

A global shortage of high protein wheat will likely persist in 2015-16 due to harvest rains in the U.S. hard red winter wheat region. “The conditions that we’ve had right now do not seem conducive to a high protein crop,” said Justin Gilpin, chief executive officer of the Kansas Wheat Commission. “That’s certainly what the […] Read more