Barley

Scoular has created a new programme to expand sustainable barley production in Idaho, USA

The Barley MVP programme provides a variety of risk management tools and high yielding seed varieties for farmers seeking alternative rotation crops. With this programme, Scoular connect farmers to new markets worldwide, making it a win-win situation: planting a more sustainable crop (consuming less water and drought resistant crop) and gaining wider access to buyers. …

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Heavy barley trading out of Europe

European barley trading continues at a heavy pace as the harvest is nearing completion. The French port of Rouen sees barley shipments increasing with vessels destined for China. Turkey’s state backed grain importer (TMO) also continued, with a purchase of 515k tons of imported feed barley for shipment between Sept 1st and Sept 15th. These …

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Feed barley powder import into China

China allowed imports of feed barley powder from Kazakhstan for feed use. The approved barley powder must be fine powder feed ingredient processed from barley grown in Kazakhstan. China has stepped up purchases of the grains including barley, corn, sorghum and wheat to cover a domestic shortage of corn supplies. 

Brewers press to meet shifting consumer demands

The global demand for beer with increased malt inclusions comes with increased pressure for higher quality malting barley and the beer premiumization trend continues. Malting companies such as Boortmalt are identifying higher modification barley varieties in an effort to meet tighter brewer malt specifications. 

Asahi Beverages purchases barley direct from Australian farmers

Asahi Beverages implemented an initiative to purchase barley direct from farmers in Australia, removing intermediaries such as bulk grain handlers. Beers such as Carlton Draught, Victoria Bitter and other icon beers are now brewed with 100% Victorian barley purchased directly from farmers. To deliver the programme, the company has partnered with supply chain managers Origin …

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A spa focused on beer

A beer and barley spa has opened in Brussels, the “Good beer Spa” offers a mixture made of hop, yeast and malt combined with beer. Pilot clients of the spa mentioned the skin rejuvenation characteristics of the mixture and the natural properties of the products. The spa also offers the possibility for unlimited access to …

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Jordan continues its barley

Jordan’s state grain importer bought 60,000MT of feed barley for November delivery at $271.95/ MT CFR, in a tender closed beginning of July.

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