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
Wheat Grown in Canada
Advice from an expert
Sound wheat with good gluten strength
89% is No. 1 and No. 2. Slight improvement over 2020
14.7% protein content. Protein content is higher than the 10-year average.
Average test weight with Falling Numbers over 300 seconds
Baking: high absorption, good loaf volume. Noodles: good texture and colour retention
90% are in the top two grades.
Major grading* factors
Despite a challenging growing season, CWRS has
Kernels which are plump with good test weight.
Low sprout damage resulting in falling numbers over 300 seconds.
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 tolerant in all baking processes.
CWRS from the 2021 crop year has exceptionally high stability, making it more tolerable to overmixing.
Baking (No-time dough using straight grade flour)
No. 1, Western Composite
9.2+ / 10
No. 1, Eastern Composite
9.6 / 10
No. 2, Prairie Composite
9.0 / 10
Baking (Sponge & Dough using straight grade flour)
Improvements in CWRS quality in 2021 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 baking quality
The dough has strong, yet extensible gluten properties which ensures excellent fermentation tolerance, good processing and excellent loaf volume.
Good noodle quality
Fresh noodles have good textural properties and good colour retention.
Canada is setting the standard for modern farming practices
Clean, consistent and quality
Through modern farming practices, Canadian farmers can grow strong wheat varieties, use good farm management practices from planting to harvest and on-farm storage. Canada has a natural advantage when it comes to land, water and climate. Through strong science-based regulation from the Canadian Grain Commission (CGC), it sets the high standards for clean, consistent quality grains.
Across the country, agriculture continues to make advancements in farming practices and crop production. Led by Cereals Canada and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, the National Wheat Research priorities have been developed. Through a unique national collaboration of farmers, federal and provincial governments, public research institutions, exporters and processors, this partnership between public and private sectors are committed to delivering innovation in the wheat sector.
Current farm management practices continue to provide a better and healthier farming environment than previous generations. Modern practices like conservation tillage (minimum or zero tillage) helps to capture or sequester carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere to slow or reverse atmospheric CO2 pollution to mitigate and reverse global warming keeping sustainability at the forefront of farming.
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