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Change trend

04 May - 05 May 2006
Crop 2005
2rs Barley €117.00-119.00   
6rw Barley €104.00-106.00   
2rs Malt €247.50-249.50   
6rw Malt €231.00-233.00   
Crop 2006
2rs Barley €115.50-117.50   
6rw Barley €105.00-107.00   
2rs Malt €241.50-243.50   
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
China: SABMiller invests US$35.3 million in a new brewery in Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province... Click here

Thailand: Thai Beverage plans to market S$1.8 Bln of stock in Singapore... Click here

Russia: Pikra Brewery strengthens capacities... Click here

Canada: Small beer brewers say 'cheers' to tax cut... Click here

USA: Anheuser-Busch to buy Rolling Rock... Click here

EU: Overview of EU malt market standing... Click here

EU: New crop barley price levels... Click here

Australia: Trends on barley market... Click here

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

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India: Asia Pacific Breweries in talks with Mount Shivalik ... More Info

Australia: Extra brewing capacity increase for Lion Nathan's joint venture with Heineken ... More Info

UK: Beer makers likely to reveal chemicals used in alcoholic beverages ... More Info

Canada: CWB announced interim payments for feed barley ... More Info

USA: Anheuser-Busch outlook revised to negative by Fitch Ratings ... More Info

USA: Molson Coors Brewing Company in hands of analysts ... More Info

USA: Berry Champagne Ale - Heartland Brewery’s response to women tastes ... More Info

Australia: ABB Grain Ltd reassesses the grower indicator rate ... More Info

UK: Greene King launches new ale ... More Info

USA: Anheuser-Busch is only backer of its beer industry campaign ... More Info

Australia: ABB’s ProGrain choice: a better link to specialized services ... More Info

Germany: Bock beer's turn at the tap ... More Info

USA: Capital Brewery plans to expand ... More Info

UK: Indian-born beer baron celebrates British lordship ... More Info

UK: Amstel at the origin of its first UK marketing campaign ... More Info

Canada: Lakeport Brewing Chair & CEO, Teresa Cascioli distinguished with Innovation Award ... More Info

UK: Carlsberg UK releases Holsten Pils on draught ... More Info

USA: Budweiser locates on Madison, to Miller Brewing Company’s deception ... More Info

Nepal: Gorkha Brewery has launched Gorkha Beer ... More Info

USA: Burnin’ Helles and Demon’s Hop Yard IPA: the favorite hometown brews ... More Info

USA: Constellation Brands to present at Goldman Sachs Consumer Products Symposium 2006 in New York City ... More Info

Denmark: The Danish beer identity building ... More Info

USA: Anheuser-Busch perpetuates Minnesota Wild sponsorship agreement ... More Info

Sierra Leone: Sierra Leone Brewery reactivates Maltina games ... More Info

USA: Miller Lite’s tribute to unwritten rules all men live by ... More Info

Brewery News

2 China: SABMiller invests US$35.3 million in a new brewery in Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province

China Resources Snow Breweries Limited (“CR Snow”), an associate of SABMiller Plc and a subsidiary of China Resources Enterprise Limited (“CRE”), announced on May ...
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2 Thailand: Thai Beverage plans to market S$1.8 Bln of stock in Singapore

Thai Beverage Pcl, Thailand's largest brewer, is planning to sell as much as S$1.8 billion ($1.1 billion) of shares in an initial offering in ...
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2 Russia: Pikra Brewery strengthens capacities

The Krasnoyarsk brewer “Pikra” has increased capacities by 40 %, officials of “Pikra” released on April 28.

On the same date “Pikra” has finished one ...
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2 Canada: Small beer brewers say 'cheers' to tax cut

Canada's small beer makers expect to create 1,500 new jobs over 10 years as a result of the federal government's promise to cut the ...
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2 USA: Anheuser-Busch to buy Rolling Rock

Anheuser-Busch Cos., the world's largest brewer, may be close to buying Rolling Rock beer from InBev NV as the brewer tries to attract new ...
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Malt News

2 EU: Overview of EU malt market standing

EU Barley malt production in 2005 was still 8,4 Mill. Tons, but factory closures in France, Germany, Slovakia, Sweden and the U.K. plus temporary ...
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Barley News

2 EU: New crop barley price levels

Industry analysts reported new crop barley prices:

French barley:
basis July 2row spring
Prestige FOB Creil € 118, FOB Moselle € 128
basis July 6row winter ...
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2 Australia: Trends on barley market

The two big barley boards are reported to have already shipped two thirds of their feed barley export program by end of April. Prices ...
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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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