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Our Products

Our products are grown with the purpose of advancing nourishment. We are continually looking for and finding better ways to feed the planet, sustain the future, and support a global community of importers, buyers, millers and farmers.

Clean, consistent, quality cereals that are responsibly farmed in Canada.

Wheat

Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS) is our most widely grown wheat class that is known for having high protein with well balanced gluten strength. We continue to add new varieties to the Canada Prairie Spring Red (CPSR) class that have excellent flour yields. Canada Western Red Winter (CWRW) is another wheat class that offers very good quality as a medium protein wheat.

OUR 2021 WHEAT CROP

A challenging growing season produced a quality 2021 crop.


Durum

Canada Western Amber Durum (CWAD) is recognized for its high protein content, good gluten quality and high semolina yield. The high quality and large production of Canada Western Amber Durum (CWAD) makes Canada the leading exporter of durum wheat in the world. Products made from semolina milled from CWAD—like high-quality pasta, couscous and bread—are characterized by a bright yellow appearance that’s desired by consumers.


Oats

As the largest exporter of high-quality oats in the world, Canada produces about 3 million tonnes every year. Canadian oats supply three primary markets: milling oats for human consumption; performance or pony oats, largely for high-end race or competitive horses; and high-yielding feed oat varieties.


Barley

While the largest use of barley is for animal feed, it is also increasingly being used for human consumption—as malt for beer and in soup, cereal and snack products. Nearly 23,000 farmers produce roughly eight million tonnes yearly; making Canada the fourth largest barley producer and the second largest malt exporter in the world.

Everything We Grow Advances Global Nourishment

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.

Innovation

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.

Sustainability

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.

I spoke with breeders and I met farmers, and asked them about quality. Frankly, I understood that for the farmer, the breeder, for all of the active persons active on Canadian durum grain, quality is not just a sentence, it’s a reality”

— JEAN-FRANÇOIS MAS
Durum Wheat Operation Director,
Panzani, France

We’re Here to Help

We’re committed to ensuring you get the best possible value from working with us. From providing analysis and data to advice on optimizing your end-products, or even to talk about the benefits and struggles of modern farming, we’re here for you every step of the way.

Have questions? We have answers.

The government does not mandate what gets grown —Canadian farmers are independent business people. They make decisions for their farm based on their needs now and into the future.

While crop and livestock production account for 10% of Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions (excluding emissions from the use of fossil fuels or from fertilizer production), agriculture in the region also helps slow climate change by storing carbon on agricultural lands. Storing CO2 in soil as organic matter, as well as in perennial vegetation and in trees, reduces levels in the atmosphere itself.

Canada has one of the most stringent regulatory systems in the world for pesticides, governed by Health Canada. Pest control products play an important role in improving wheat yield potential by reducing insects, weeds and plant diseases. They also help ensure food safety by reducing infection from plant diseases that produce mycotoxins, such as Fusarium graminearumand deoxynivalenol (DON; also referred to as vomitoxin).

Pest control product labels are legally binding documents in Canada. Under the Pest Control Products Act, product labels specify the amount of product, timing for application, amount of time between application and harvest, re-entry interval (how much time is needed after application before re-entry into the area) and personal protective equipment required for the product’s safe handling and use.

Cereals Canada is one of the member organizations of a national program called Keep it Clean, which is a resource for the value chain, in particular farmers, to protect access to global markets. Learn more about pesticide use and monitoring:

Pesticides and Health

Pesticides Facts and Figures

Working Together. Advancing Nourishment.

Cereals Canada is part of something bigger – a collective of experts that’s committed to sustainably supplying consistent, quality wheat every year.

Cereals Canada

Cereals Canada unifies the value chain, connecting crop development companies, growers, exporters and railways to deliver on its promise: to advance nourishment by offering responsibly farmed premium crops that are consistent in their quality.

We are helping to make our advancing nourishment promise a reality. The technical experts at Cereals Canada provide a globally recognized independent expertise in Canadian grain milling, quality and end-use functionality. Our goal is to increase market opportunities for millers, while ensuring end-user success.

Canadian Grain Commission (CGC)

CGC is committed to seeing that Canada continues to build on its reputation as a consistent and reliable source of the highest quality grain, advancing nourishment across the globe. The organization regulates grain handling and establishes and maintains science-based standards of quality for Canadian grain.

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.