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With Canadian cereals, we provide a committed level of support to ensure you get the best value when partnering with us.

How We Help

We offer a range of options to help you make better decisions. From analytical testing to optimizing product functionality and advice on milling and end-product processing, we’re here for you every step of the way.

Facilities

The facilities at Cereals Canada include extensive analytical testing and processing equipment, which supports end-use applications of Canadian grain and field crops. We have an Analytical Services lab which conducts tests on wheat, flour, semolina, pulses and special crops. Our milling area is equipped with laboratory and pilot scale mills that allow us to produce milled product (flour/semolina). The End-products area focuses on how our crops work on both lab-and pilot-scale equipment in various end-products such as baked products, Asian end-products (noodles, steam buns), pasta and extrusion. We also have a pulse facility that allows us to conduct primary and secondary processing of pulse or other special crops.

Support

We welcome feedback and questions from our customers, farming partners, and any organization or group we work with along the value chain. We’re responsive to the inquiries that come our way and work with our many partners to answer your questions.

Initiatives and Programs

We host programs, seminars and events throughout the year to provide insight into functionality of Canadian wheat, the value chain that supports delivery of quality to customers and the factors that influence the market outlook for the current and upcoming year. These events provide a forum to deliver valuable knowledge about the different classes of Canadian wheat and new initiatives to support the sale of it domestically and internationally.

Initiatives like Keep it Clean and Code of Practice provide Canadian farmers with support to grow their high-quality crops using responsible and sustainable practices.

Training

To support customers in their purchase of Canadian wheat, we provide technical training, education and offer in-depth advice on quality and functionality. We also support training and programs to Canadian industry members so they have a broad knowledge of wheat quality characteristics, end-use functionality, customer requirements and their role in the delivery of high quality product to customers.

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Have a Sit Down with Us

We’re here to help you with anything you need from storage to seeding and technological innovations to farming practices.

Just Looking for an Answer

If you’re just looking for an answer to a question, need some logistical support or would like information about our market outlook, we can do that, too.

As a grain buyer, relationships matter. Our team has participated in a variety of seminars, training sessions, and programs over the years. With this type of support in this challenging time, we are able to have the strong relationships that we do with the Canadian market.”

— BOGASARI FLOUR MILLS

Have questions? We have answers.

Canadian farmers, exporters and government departments and agencies all play a role in maintaining quality and safety throughout the system. Canadian farmers follow best practices, such as those encouraged through the Keep it Clean program, to ensure that the grain they produce is grown in a way that meets the needs of global customers. Grain handlers and exporters also follow good practices, including regular inspections and cleaning of facilities, and following standards such as ISO and HACCP. The Canadian Grain Commission is responsible for monitoring export quality in coordination with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, ensuring that exports meet the quality and food safety needs expected from global customers.

Movement of Canadian grain by rail has flowed smoothly throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic resulted in relatively lower rail use by other commodities such as oil and lumber, and rising demand for staple foods among global customers. With focus provided by 2019-20 resilience tests, important infrastructure development projects are helping to strengthen the system and meet growing export demand. For example, Port Metro Vancouver is investing in several projects.

Learn more about those projects

Wheat is a living organism and therefore respires, taking in oxygen and giving off carbon dioxide, water and heat. If wheat moisture is higher than 15%, respiration increases, resulting in grain heating.

Insects also can contribute to grain heating even at lower moisture levels. Warm grain is ideal for fungal growth, therefore it’s vital to monitor grain temperature, moisture and infestation during storage.

Wheat quality during storage can be managed by:

  • Aerating: It’s important that the air is cooler than the grain when aerating. Ideally, you should aerate overnight when temperatures are cooler.
  • Checking for infestation: If insects are detected the best course is to fumigate.
  • Regular heat turnover: Move the grain during storage to disturb hot spots caused by grain heating.
  • Prioritizing: Use wheat with the highest moisture content first.

HOW TO BUY

Interested in Buying Canadian Wheat?

Our export partners take care of sales and pricing and they’re happy to help you with everything you need. Let us know if you’d like exporter contact information.