Canada

Prairie Spring Red

With medium protein content and kernel hardness, CPSR has high milling yields with low flour ash and bright flour colour. It can be used for the production of high-quality baked goods and noodles.

Top 5 varieties grown this year

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

Executive Summary

Production

1 MT

Wheat Grown in Canada

5%

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 91%.

Protein

Protein

14.0% protein content, higher than 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 end-product applications.

Grading

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Grading

Lower volumes of No. 1 and No. 2. Production of CPSR in 2021 is lower than average but quality has been maintained.

79.5%
No. 1
12%
No. 2
8.5%
All others

CPSR 2021-22

Major grading* factors
Major grading* factors

A higher percentage of CPSR graded either No. 1 or No. 2 as there was limited downgrading.

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Protein

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Protein

No. 1

Overall Protein Content

14.0%

Higher than the 10-year average. Results are expressed on a 13.5% moisture basis.

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CPSR 2020-21

Protein
Protein

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, Prairie Composite

Test Weight

82.0 kg/hL

Slightly higher than last year

Weight per 1,000 Kernels

40.8 g

Slightly lower than last year

Ash content

1.38%

(13.5% moisture basis) Comparable to last year Comparable to last year

Milling Flour Yield

74.8%

Comparable to last year

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Applications

Applications

Bread and noodles made from CPSR have good quality and processability.

Bread Analysis

CPSR is great for various baked products such as breads, hearth breads, flat breads and crackers. It has good mixing and fermentation tolerance. Dough made using flour milled from CPSR has good handling properties during mixing and processing, along with strong elasticity and extensibility. It produces bread with good loaf volume and crumb structure.

Baking (No time dough)

No. 1, Prairie Composite

Absorption

67%

Mixing Time

7.0 min

Specific Volume

7.5 cm3/g

Total Score

9.4 / 10

Baking (Sponge & Dough)

No. 1, Prairie Composite

Absorption

66%

Mixing Time

7.8 min

Specific Volume

7.4 cm3/g

Total Score

9.6 + / 10

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Advice from an expert

Elaine Sopiwnyk

Vice President of Technical Services

Expert

Despite challenging production conditions in 2021, CPRS quality continues to meet expectations for the class.

Consistent milling performance

Milling yields are typical of CRSR, with good test weight, high protein content and sound kernels.

Good baking quality

Strong gluten, with a balance of strength and extensibility ensures good processing, good fermentation tolerance and excellent loaf volumes.

Good noodle quality

Good processing resulting in fresh noodles with excellent textural properties and good colour retention

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