Canadian Prairie

Spring Red

With medium protein content and kernel hardness, CPSR has high milling yields with low flour ash and bright flour colour. It’s good for baking and noodle quality.

Top 5 varieties grown this year

  • 1 AAC Penhold
  • 2 AAC Foray
  • 3 AAC Goodwin
  • 4 SY Rowyn
  • 5 5700 PR

Executive Summary

Production

2 MT

Wheat Grown in Canada

6%

Advice from an expert

Advice from an expert

Opportunity for good milling performance and flour yield

Grading Factors

Grading Factors

No. 1 and No. 2 are over 83%.

Protein

Protein

Just over 12%, comparable to the 10-year average

Milling Quality

Milling Quality

Milling performance typical of CPSR. Consistently high milling yields with low flour ash and bright colour

Application Performance

Application Performance

High absorption with good dough handling. Good performance across diverse applications

Grading

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Grading

Signifciantly higher volumes of No. 1 and No. 2. Minimal weathering in the harvest season.

71.7%
No. 1
11.7%
No. 2
16.6%
All others

CPSR 2020-21

Major grading factors
Major grading factors

Higher percentages in the top grades due to low levels of sprout-damaged kernels and mildew.

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Protein

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Protein

No. 1

Overall Protein

12.2%

Comparable to the 10-year average

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CPSR 2020-21

Protein content
Protein content

Grading Factor and Protein Content Table Information

  • Analysis conducted by CGC Grain Research Laboratory as of November 1, 2021
  • Protein content (N × 5.7) is determined by near-infrared measurements calibrated against Combustion Nitrogen Analysis reference method and is expressed on an 13.5% moisture basis.
  • Results are unlikely to represent samples harvested within two weeks of the report
  • The “Number of Samples” figures may not reflect actual production distributions across grades
  • Samples provided by growers
  • N/A= not applicable
  • HVK = Hard vitreous kernels
  • NS = non-sufficient
Milling Quality

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Milling Quality

No. 1, Western Prairie Composite

Test Weight

81.8 kg/hL

Improvement from last year

Weight per 1,000 Kernels

42.7 g

Improvement from last year

Ash content

1.55%

Comparable to last year

Milling Flour Yield

76.3%

Comparable to last year

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Applications

Applications

Bread and noodles made from CPSR have good quality and process tolerance.

Bread

This class is great for breads, hearth breads, flat breads and crackers. It has good mixing and fermentation tolerance. Its dough has good handling properties during mixing and processing, along with strong elasticity and extensibility. It produces bread with good loaf volume and crumb structure.

Asian products and pasta

Noodles made with CPSR have exceptional consistency for enjoyable eating. This class has good hydration rates and produces smooth and elastic dough for noodle processing. It can be used to produce pasta with acceptable firmness and colour if the pasta is made from common (non-durum) wheat.

No-time dough

No. 1, Western Composite

Absorption

69%

Mixing Time

6.4 min

Specific Volume

6.9 cm3/g

Total Score

9.4/10

Baking (Sponge & Dough)

No. 1, Western Composite

Absorption

68%

Mixing Time

7.8 min

Specific Volume

6.8 cm3/g

Total Score

9.8/10

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Advice from an expert

Elaine Sopiwnyk

Director of Grain Quality

Expert

No major adjustments are needed to mill or produce end products when using the 2020 CPSR crop. This medium protein wheat class offers good milling yields and low flour ash content, making it a great choice for various baking, noodle and pasta applications.

Consistent milling performance

High test weight and thousand kernel weight values ensure good milling performance.

Good bread quality

Strong and extensible gluten ensures good dough handling and bread with good loaf volume and crumb structure.

Good noodle quality

Good colour retention in fresh noodles. Cooked noodles have excellent textural properties.

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