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01 May - 03 May 2006
Crop 2005
2rs Barley €117.00-119.00   
6rw Barley €104.00-106.00   
2rs Malt €247.50-249.50  0.20%
6rw Malt €231.00-233.00  0.22%
Crop 2006
2rs Barley €115.50-117.50  0.87%
6rw Barley €105.00-107.00   
2rs Malt €241.50-243.50  0.62%
6rw Malt €227.50-229.50   

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Average barley market prices are French and are estimated on FOB Creil basis.
Average malt market prices are estimated on FOB Antwerp basis.
The changes are compared to last Newsletter's prices.
Arrows indicate the direction of the change.

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Equities of the Largest Breweries

Top Industry News
USA: Molson Coors reports 2006 first quarter results... Click here

Russia: EBI signs licence agreement to brew and sell Bavaria products in Russia... Click here

Georgia: Georgian Defence Minister comes out for a ban on Russian beer imports... Click here

Chile: CCU reports consolidated first quarter 2006 results... Click here

Japan: Liquor taxes raised on ‘3rd-category’ beer... Click here

India: Asia Pacific Breweries acquires Aurangabad Breweries... Click here

Canada: Barley production is forecast by AAFC to decrease by 10% in 2006-07... Click here

Australia: Barley pools remain unchanged... Click here

New Zealand: Researcher says NZ is attracting overseas interest with organic beer... Click here

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Denmark: The leading beer exporting country in Europe ... More Info

Australia: Yarra feed barley seed available for 06/07 planting ... More Info

Chile & Argentina: CCU is planning to invest US$ 130 million ... More Info

USA: Brewers must be more romantic to compete with other alcoholic drinks ... More Info

USA: Miller blasts Anheuser-Busch for altering Bud Light ... More Info

UK: Brewhouse control system upgrade at Coors Brewers' Alton Brewery ... More Info

Canada: Coors Light unveils revolutionary packaging innovations allowing consumers to 'Taste the Cold' ... More Info

USA: Molson Coors shares fall on downgrade ... More Info

Australia: Fertiliser deals to ease grower cash flow burden ... More Info

Russia: Russian beer market increased by 4.5% during the first quarter ... More Info

UK: Greene King 51-week sales rise on Old Speckled Hen and Abbott Ale ... More Info

Germany: German brewers brew World Cup beer ... More Info

USA: Plan speeds malting plant turnoff ... More Info

Asia: Asia Pacific Breweries heads race for Foster's ... More Info

India: United Breweries announces a 1:10 stock split ... More Info

Turkey: Efes Beverage Group announces the Board of Directors’ dividend ... More Info

USA: Anheuser-Busch to continue to sponsor FIFA World Cup ... More Info

Estonia: Important breweries experience capacity limits ... More Info

USA: Ex-worker settles a discrimination lawsuit against brewery ... More Info

Uganda: Nile Breweries lays off 28 employees ... More Info

USA: Flying Dog Brewery buys Maryland brewery ... More Info

Australia: ABB proposes new structure for greater independence ... More Info

Brewery News

2 USA: Molson Coors reports 2006 first quarter results

Molson Coors Brewing Company reported a small net loss from continuing operations in the first quarter 2006 and lower consolidated net sales from continuing ...
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2 Russia: EBI signs licence agreement to brew and sell Bavaria products in Russia

Efes Breweries International N.V. (“EBI” or “the Company”), our Holland based 70% subsidiary, today announced that its operating subsidiary in Russia, Moscow Efes Brewery ...
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2 Georgia: Georgian Defence Minister comes out for a ban on Russian beer imports

Georgian Defence Minister Irakly Okruashvili came out for a ban on the Russian beer imports, Itar-Tass communicated on May 02.

“Beer imported from Russia ...
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2 Chile: CCU reports consolidated first quarter 2006 results

Compañía Cervecerías Unidas S.A. (CCU) announced on April 28 its consolidated financial results, stated in Chilean GAAP for the first quarter 2006. All US$ ...
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2 Japan: Liquor taxes raised on ‘3rd-category’ beer

The Japanese government raised liquor taxes on so-called "third-category" beer products on May 02, but retailers are still divided on whether to hike the ...
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2 India: Asia Pacific Breweries acquires Aurangabad Breweries

Heineken N.V. announced on the 2nd of May, 2006 that Asia Pacific Breweries (APB) has acquired an initial 76% stake in Aurangabad Breweries Ltd ...
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Barley News

2 Canada: Barley production is forecast by AAFC to decrease by 10% in 2006-07

Canada’s barley production is forecast by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) to decrease by 10% in 2006-2007 due to lower area and yields. Supply ...
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2 Australia: Barley pools remain unchanged

ABB Grain Ltd has reviewed its gross barley pool indicators for 2005/2006 and has left its price estimates unchanged, ABB released on May 03.

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Hops News

2 New Zealand: Researcher says NZ is attracting overseas interest with organic beer

A New Zealand hop researcher says Nelson hop farmers are attracting world-wide attention because of their ability to produce unique tasting and organically-grown hops, ...
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Scientific Digest
Measuring barley kernel colour and size to predict end use malt quality
M. J. Edney, Marta S. Izydorczyk1, S. J. Symons and N. Woodbeck (Industry Services/Grain Research Laboratory collaborative study on valuing barley)

Abstract: The effectiveness of the grading system of the Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) in predicting end use quality of malting barley was compared to machine-based methods. A series of malting barley samples from the 2003 harvest were analysed for grade, colour and size. The barley was malted and the malt analysed for quality. Results supported the grading system with barley grading Special Select showing the best overall malting quality. Statistically, the grades, based on one inspector’s observations, showed the same ability as colour measurement by imaging to predict several barley and malt quality parameters. However, the machine-based method was better at several parameters. The imaging system also offered the potential of more objectivity over time compared to grades determined by different inspectors on different days. These findings were based on the quality of a limited number of samples from one harvest and need to be repeated using additional samples with varying degrading factors. Plump barley was found to produce, under standard processing conditions, adequately modified malt with good levels of malt extract. In contrast, intermediate sized kernels had significantly lower malt extract and the malts were over modified using standard processing conditions. Thousand kernel weight, a specification frequently used to indicate malt barley quality, gave a good indication of potential malt extract of plump barley but with intermediatesized barley, it only gave an indication of processing requirements. Thousand kernel results were compared to those from the Single Kernel Characterization System (SKCS), which measures and calculates the mean weight, diameter, hardness and moisture of 300 kernels per barley sample. Both methods correlated similarly with malt quality Variability of size among 300 kernels of sample, as indicated by SKCS’s standard deviation of Degrading factors and malt barley kernel diameter and weight, explained additional variability in final malt quality, in particular malt modification.
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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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Table of the week
Canada: Barley Supply and Disposition

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Australia Malt Exports by Country of Destination 2005

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