Only 26% of French wheat meet exchange quality requirements
In Friday's report, the state Agency FranceAgrimer reported that the quality of French wheat of the new harvest is extremely variable. Most of the grain has a high protein content and low nature.
According to laboratory tests, 65% French soft wheat have protein content more than 12%, and only 6% contain below 11.5% protein, which is the minimum required for grain exports.
some 79% of the grain of soft wheat have increased the number of falls by a higher Hagberg, 240 h, while last year 95% of the grain had such a figure.
Naturno weight above 76 kg per hectolitre (which is the minimum level for wheat traded at the exchange) has only 28% of the new crop.
For complex indices:
- 72% of wheat belong to the middle class and A3 have protein above 10.5% and a falling number greater than 170 sec,
- 16% of wheat belong to the top class A2 and have protein above 11%, Naturno weight was 76 kg per hectoliter and higher falling number of 220 seconds,
- and only 10% of wheat belong to the premium class A1 and have protein above 11.5 per cent, Naturno weight 77 kg per hectoliter and a falling number above 240 sec.