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CANADA

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

14.3 MT

WHEAT GROWN IN CANADA

66%

Advice from an Expert

Sound wheat with good gluten strength.

Grading Factors

89% is No. 1 and No. 2. Slight improvement over 2020.

Protein

14.7% protein content. Protein content is higher than the 10-year average.

Milling Quality

Average test weight with Falling Numbers over 300 seconds.

Application Performance

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

CWRS

Grading

90% are in the top two grades.

65.8%

No. 1

24.1%

No. 2

5.5%

No. 3

4.1%

All Others

CWRS 2021-22

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

Protein

No.1, Prairie Composite

CWRS

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

CWRS

Milling Quality

No.1, Western Composite

TEST WEIGHT

82.6 kg/hL

Comparable to last year

WEIGHT PER 1,00 KERNELS

33.5G

Lower than last year

ASH CONTENT

1.39%

Lower than last year

MILLLING FLOUR YIELD

75.0%

Slight improvement from last year

CWRS

Applications


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 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
ABSORPTION

69%

MIXING TIME

7.8 min

SPECIFIC VOLUME

8.3 cm3/g

TOTAL SCORE

9.2+ / 10

No. 1, Eastern Composite
ABSORPTION

67%

MIXING TIME

7.8 min

SPECIFIC VOLUME

8.2 cm3/g

TOTAL SCORE

9.6 / 10

No. 2, Prairie Composite
ABSORPTION

67%

MIXING TIME

7.4 min

SPECIFIC VOLUME

8.0 cm3/g

TOTAL SCORE

9.0 / 10


Baking (Sponge & Dough Using Straight Grade Flour)

No. 1, Western Composite
ABSORPTION

68%

MIXING TIME

9.1 min

SPECIFIC VOLUME

7.3 cm3/g

TOTAL SCORE

9.2+ / 10

No. 1, Eastern Composite
ABSORPTION

66%

MIXING TIME

9.6 min

SPECIFIC VOLUME

7.7 cm3/g

TOTAL SCORE

9.6+ / 10

No. 1, Prairie Composite
ABSORPTION

66%

MIXING TIME

8.7 min

SPECIFIC VOLUME

7.8 cm3/g

TOTAL SCORE

9.3+ / 10


Noodles Analysis

CWRS is suitable for a wide range of noodles, including white salted, yellow alkaline, egg and instant noodles. Dough produced from flour milled from CWRS is well-balanced having both elasticity and extensibility which assists with the formation of a uniform gluten matrix and ensures smooth sheeting during processing. It can also be used for pasta production in markets that prefer pasta made from common (non-durum) wheat.

This year’s CWRS is an especially good choice for white salted and yellow alkaline noodles. It lends itself to good textural properties and colour retention.

Fresh Yellow Alkaline Noodles (Using 74% Extraction Flour)

No. 1, Western Composite
MAX CUTTING STRESS

37.7 g/mm2

Cooked noodle, 3.5 min

COLOUR

L*: 72.8
a*: 0.34
b*: 25.1

No. 1, Eastern Composite
MAX CUTTING STRESS

36.9 g/mm2

Cooked noodle, 3.5 min

COLOUR

L*: 74.1
a*: 0.3
b*: 25.0

No. 2, Prairie Composite
MAX CUTTING STRESS

35.6 g/mm2

Cooked noodle, 3.5 min

COLOUR

L*: 73.2
a*: 0.34
b*: 24.6


Fresh White Salted Noodles (Using 74% Extraction Flour)

No. 1, Western Composite
MAX CUTTING STRESS

27.0 g/mm2

Cooked noodle, 3.5 min

COLOUR

L*: 74.4
a*: 2.00
b*: 23.7

No. 1, Eastern Composite
MAX CUTTING STRESS

26.5 g/mm2

Cooked noodle, 3.5 min

COLOUR

L*: 75.2
a*: 2.11
b*: 23.8

No. 2, Prairie Composite
MAX CUTTING STRESS

24.9 g/mm2

Cooked noodle, 3.5 min

COLOUR

L*: 74.2
a*: 1.89
b*: 23.1

Advice from an Expert

ELAINE SOPIWNYK

Vice President of Technical Services

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.

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