Varietal Purity – A Cornerstone of Canada’s Malting Value Proposition
Canada is known around the world for its leadership in agriculture and agri-food production. Our world-class malting barley varieties, safe and efficient production methods, robust quality assurance systems and the delivery of quality products are what sets Canada apart.
Malting and grain companies buying malting barley require a minimum 95% varietal purity specification on malting barley deliveries. Samples of malting barley that are found to have less than the minimum 95% varietal purity are likely to be discounted, eroding malting premiums over feed, or may be rejected for malt. Producers growing malting barley can ensure varietal purity by regularly using certified seed and avoiding contamination through good on-farm practices.
Read this collaboration between SaskBarley, Canadian Malting Barley Technical Centre (CMBTC), Alberta Barley and Manitoba Crop Alliance for more information on maintaining high standards for varietal purity and upholding Canada’s reputation for world-leading malting barley quality.