Canadian Western

Red Spring

The most widely grown wheat class in Western Canada, CWRS is regarded for its superior milling and baking quality. This hard wheat with its high protein improves the quality of a blend if milled with lower-quality wheat.

Top 5 varieties grown this year

  • 1 AAC Brandon
  • 2 AAC Viewfield
  • 3 CDC Landmark
  • 4 AAC Elie
  • 5 AAC Redberry

Executive Summary

Production

Wheat Grown in Canada

21 MT

Advice from an expert

Advice from an expert

Sound wheat with good gluten strength

Grading Factors

Grading Factors

85% is No. 1 and No. 2. Significant improvement over 2019

Protein

Protein

Protein levels are comparable to the 10-year average.

Milling Quality

Milling Quality

High test weight with good Falling Numbers over 350 seconds

Application Performance

Application Performance

Baking: high absorption, good loaf volume. Noodles: good texture and colour retention

Grading

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Grading

Significant improvement in volume from last year.

58%
No. 1
27%
No. 2
7.6%
No. 3
7.3%
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CWRS 2020-21

Major grading factors
Major grading factors

Source: Canadian Grain Commission

*A sample can be downgraded for more than one factor.

This year our crop is living up to the quality that makes this class so desirable.

  • Kernels are plump with good test weight.
  • Low sprout damage resulting in good falling numbers over 350 seconds.
  • Frost-impacted kernels appear to be slightly harder, resulting in higher absorption.
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Protein

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Protein

No. 1, Western Prairie Composite

Overall Protein

13.2%

Strong gluten strength in this year’s crop is balanced with good extensibility

Percentages are expressed on a 13.5% moisture basis.

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CWRS 2020-21

Protein content
Protein content

Grading Factor and Protein Content Table Information

  • Analysis conducted by CGC Grain Research Laboratory as of November 4, 2020
  • Protein content (N X 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
Milling Quality

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Milling Quality

No. 1, Western Prairie Composite

Test Weight

83.2 kg/hL

Improvement from last year

Weight per 1,000 Kernels

37.0 g

Improvement from last year

Ash content

1.51%

Comparable to last year

Millling Flour Yield

74.5%

Comparable to last year

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Applications

Applications

Showing No. 1 Western Composite

Bread Analysis

CWRS is ideal for the production of high-volume pan breads. It produces bread with high loaf volume, bright crumb colour and fine and uniform crumb structure. It’s equally versatile in the production of hearth breads and flat breads, and it produces dough with a good balance of elasticity and extensibility. It has good mixing and fermentation tolerance in all baking processes.

For 2020 in particular, the gluten strength allows for good fermentation tolerance. It also provides good handling properties during processing. It’s an excellent flour to blend with as it improves the quality of doughs that have weaker properties. Overall, it has good loaf volume.

No-time dough

No. 1, Western Composite

Absorption

71%

Mixing Time

6.3 min

Specific Volume

7.0 cm3/g

Total Score

9.4/10

No. 1, Eastern Composite

Absorption

69%

Mixing Time

6.3 min

Specific Volume

7.3 cm3/g

Total Score

9.9/10

No. 2

Absorption

70%

Mixing Time

5.8 min

Specific Volume

6.8 cm3/g

Total Score

9.4/10

Baking (Sponge & Dough)

No. 1, Western Composite

Absorption

70%

Mixing Time

8.2 min

Specific Volume

6.6 cm3/g

Total Score

9.9/10

No. 1, Eastern Composite

Absorption

68%

Mixing Time

7.7 min

Specific Volume

6.9 cm3/g

Total Score

9.8/10

No. 2

Absorption

69%

Mixing Time

7.7 min

Specific Volume

7.0 cm3/g

Total Score

10/10

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More than just sliced bread

Panettone

Originating from Milan and flavoured with different types of candied fruit, Panettone is a traditional baked holiday treat at Christmas.

Montreal bagels

A Montreal-style bagel is small, thin, dense and even a bit sweet. Its sweetness comes from being boiled in honey before baking.

Pizza

All traditional pizza dough is made from the same set of simple ingredients: flour, yeast, water, sugar and salt. Flour quality affects texture more than taste.

Advice from an expert

Elaine Sopiwnyk

Director of Grain Quality

Expert

Improvements in CWRS quality in 2020 means no major adjustments in milling or processing are required. CWRS continues to offer the high quality expected by customers. With strong but mellow gluten, dough has a good balance of elasticity and extensibility, making it a great choice for a multitude of end products.

Good milling performance

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

Good baking quality

Strong and balanced gluten ensures good dough handling during processing and good loaf volumes.

Good noodle quality

Good processing with good colour retention and textural properties.

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