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Equities of the Largest Breweries

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Average Market Prices Change trend

April 09, 2008

Type Crop 2007 Crop 2008
2rs Barley 251.0-253.0 1.95% 259.0-261.0 0.76%
6rw Barley 225.0-227.0 5.04% 233.0-235.0 2.09%
2rs Malt 508.5-510.5 1.16% 501.5-503.5 0.50%
6rw Malt 475.5-477.5 3.05% 468.5-470.5 1.26%
Feed Barley 183.0-185.0 1.08% nq

Note: Just click on the price link and you will be led to our Market Price History. Average barley market prices are French and are estimated on FOB Creil basis. Average Malt Prices are theoretical and based FOB Antwerp being estimated on French malting barley. The changes are compared to last Newsletter's prices. Arrows indicate the direction of the change.

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Philippines: San Miguel Brewery Q1 2008 net profit up 37% on higher sales ...Click here
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Japan: Asahi leads beer, quasi-beer market in January-March 2008 ...Click here
Switzerland: Heineken announces intention to acquire Eichhof Holding’s beverage division in Switzerland ...Click here
Romania: Ursus, Timisoreana and Bergenbier, best-selling beer brands ...Click here
Madagascar: Phoenix Beverage to build a 17.5 million euro brewery ...Click here
Peru: AmBev launches new beer exclusively for Peru ...Click here
France: Malting barley market atonic, prices slide down ...Click here
World: Feed barley use dropped by 7 million tons this crop year ...Click here

UK: Cains Beer Company makes loss of 2.8 million over 14 months, still optimistic about its prospects ...More Info
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UK: Tuborg beer to sponsor more music festivals ...More Info
Australia: South Australian and Victorian barley growers share in the distribution of top up payments for 2007/2008 barley select pools ...More Info
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India: Barley futures slightly higher on some demand from domestic brewers ...More Info
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Brewery News

Philippines: San Miguel Brewery Q1 2008 net profit up 37% on higher sales
San Miguel Corp. said its brewery unit posted a 37-percent increase in net profit for the first quarter on the back of higher sales ...More Info

India: Carlsberg strengthens India operations and opens 2 more breweries
Carlsberg's joint venture South Asia Breweries strengthens its operations in India via the addition of two more Greenfield breweries, one in Maharashtra (West India) ...More Info

Japan: Asahi leads beer, quasi-beer market in January-March 2008
Asahi Breweries Ltd. captured the top position in beer and quasi-beer shipments in Japan in January-March, according to data released by major beer producers, ...More Info

Switzerland: Heineken announces intention to acquire Eichhof Holding’s beverage division in Switzerland
Heineken N.V. announced the intended acquisition of the beverage division of Eichhof Holding AG in Lucerne, Switzerland, in a press release, April 10. The ...More Info

Romania: Ursus, Timisoreana and Bergenbier, best-selling beer brands
The best-selling beer brands in hotels, restaurants and outdoor restaurants are domestic brands Ursus, Timisoreana and Bergenbier, with the first two included in the ...More Info

Madagascar: Phoenix Beverage to build a 17.5 million euro brewery
Mauritanian group Phoenix Beverages will invest 17.5 million euros to build a brewery in partnership with a Belgian company, G4S reported April 11.

The new ...More Info

Peru: AmBev launches new beer exclusively for Peru
AmBev Peru, one of the country's leading beer companies and the producer of Brahma, has announced the launch of a new alcoholic drink in ...More Info

Barley News

France: Malting barley market atonic, prices slide down
Malting barley market has bee atonic this week with almost no malsters interested in purchasing barley, La Depeche reported April 11. The prices continue ...More Info

World: Feed barley use dropped by 7 million tons this crop year
As per IGC figures the use of barley for feed dropped by 7 million tons worldwide during the present crop year, because prices were ...More Info
Scientific Digest

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Arabinoxylan Metabolism in Germinated Barley

Robert Lee, Maria Hrmova, Rachel Burton and Geoffrey Fincher Department of Plant Science, The University of Adelaide, Waite Road, Urrbrae S.A. 5064.

Following water uptake and germination of a barley grain, hydrolytic enzymes that are mainly secreted from the scutellar epithelial layer and the aleurone layer, catalyse the depolymerization of starch and protein reserves in the starchy endosperm. Degradation products are subsequently absorbed by the scutellum and translocated to the developing seedling. During commercial malting operations, barley grain is steeped in water and germinated under conditions designed to maximise the modification of the starchy endosperm, but to minimise vegetative growth of the young seedling (Bamforth and Barclay, 1993; Briggs et al., 1981). In both processes enzymic degradation of cell walls in the starchy endosperm is crucial. Because most of the key enzymes are secreted from the aleurone layers, the walls of starchy endosperm cells represent a physical barrier which denies the enzymes free access to their substrates within starchy endosperm cells. As a result, the rapid early removal of the cell wall is of central importance both for the successful germination of the grain (Fincher, 1989) and for the production of a well-modified malt (Bamforth and Barclay, 1993).
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* - 70/30 = 70% Average two Rows Spring and 30% Six Rows Winter
** - 50/50 = 50% Average two Rows Spring and 50% Six Rows Winter

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April 9
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April 10
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