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Equities of largest breweries
Market prices change trend
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Scientific Digest
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Average market prices
Change trend

15 May - 17 May 2006
Crop 2005
2rs Barley €116.00-118.00   
6rw Barley €104.00-106.00   
2rs Malt €246.50-248.50   
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

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Russia & Belarus: Baltika intends to set up a joint venture in Belarus... Click here

Bulgaria: Beer contributes 127 million euro to Bulgarian economy... Click here

World: Winds of change blowing in the beer industry... Click here

Japan: Asahi Breweries to set up 5th beer plant in China... Click here

Canada: Sleeman Breweries for sale... Click here

Australia: ABB Grain re-estimates barley pool indicators... Click here

World: USDA projects 2006/07 figures on barley... Click here

Czech Republic: Hop-growing area declining in Czech Republic... Click here

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Australia: Claims on making the best beer in the world ... More Info

USA: Granite City Food & Brewery reports first quarter 2006 results ... More Info

USA: Big Buck on its feet again ... More Info

Turkey: High foreign and local currency ratings for Anadolu Efes ... More Info

Finland: New York’s Brooklyn Brewery beer now available in Finland ... More Info

Australia: Cock & Bull takes home three Best in Class awards in Melbourne ... More Info

Germany: University Giessen announces the planting of transgenic barley ... More Info

Indonesia: Country's largest brewery to pay dividends worth Rp 66.6b ... More Info

Japan: Dramatic April Japanese beer and beer-like drinks shipments regression ... More Info

USA: Lazy Magnolia beats competitors in 2 categories ... More Info

Denmark, Sweden & Finland: Seasonal outlook on the malting barley market ... More Info

Ukraine: Sarmat announces positive results in April 2006 ... More Info

South Africa: SABMiller invests in premium brands ... More Info

USA: Granite City expects loss in 2006 ... More Info

Canada: Molson signs a new collective agreement with the employees union ... More Info

Canada: Sleeman’s shares go significantly up ... More Info

USA: Boston Beer Co. spends money "only on the beer" ... More Info

Kenya: Alcohol industry under pressure ... More Info

Iraq: Baghdad alcohol sellers intimidated by bombs ... More Info

Canada: Barley acreage estimates for 2006 ... More Info

Brewery News

2 Russia & Belarus: Baltika intends to set up a joint venture in Belarus

Baltika, a major Russian brewery, is ready to look at proposals from the Belarus authorities and private companies about setting up a joint venture, ...
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2 Bulgaria: Beer contributes 127 million euro to Bulgarian economy

Total tax revenue for the Bulgarian government from the production and consumption of beer is estimated at around 93 mln euro a year, says ...
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2 World: Winds of change blowing in the beer industry

All large international brewing concerns published excellent profit figures for 2005, analyst deducted in a recent report. Nevertheless many of them, being confronted by ...
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2 Japan: Asahi Breweries to set up 5th beer plant in China

Asahi Breweries will invest 4 billion yen (US$36 million; Јб28 million) to build a new plant in China amid intensifying competition in China's beer ...
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2 Canada: Sleeman Breweries for sale

Sleeman Breweries Ltd., the biggest beermaker based in Canada, said that it may sell itself after the chief executive officer of bigger rival InBev ...
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2 Australia: ABB Grain re-estimates barley pool indicators

ABB Grain Ltd has release May 16 its reviewed gross barley pool indicators for 2005/2006 and had left its price estimates unchanged.

ABB Grain’s General ...
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2 World: USDA projects 2006/07 figures on barley

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2 Czech Republic: Hop-growing area declining in Czech Republic

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Scientific Digest
The effect of storage conditions on post-harvest maturation and maltability of barley
Rainer Reuss1, Julie Cassells, Jane Green, Tracy Willis1, Ralph Nischwitz 1 CSIRO, GPO Box 1700, Canberra, ACT, 2601. Julie.Cassells@csiro.au. www.csiro.au. 2 Barrett Burston Malting Co., 15 Gough Street, Richmond, Victoria 3121 nischwitz@bbmalt.com.au

Storage conditions have a major influence on the rate at which dormancy breakdown occurs. The rate of breakdown depends mainly on grain moisture content, storage temperature, storage time and the characteristics of individual batches of barley. Data presented in this paper are a significant addition to the existing knowledge on post harvest maturation of Australian malting barley. Germination of Gairdner and Sloop increased at low moisture content (mc) at storage temperatures above 20oC, as water sensitivity progressively broke down. In contrast, Grimmett germination declined under similar conditions. Stirling was very robust and maintained its germination even under high temperature storage, while Tallon had to be stored below 25°C to prevent loss in barley quality. Samples with high water sensitivity and dormancy were less vulnerable to germination loss. Dormancy and water sensitivity could be overcome by matching storage conditions and barley characteristics. Gairdner, Sloop and Stirling, all samples with some level of dormancy and water sensitivity, showed improved maltability after storage, while Tallon and Grimmett, samples with high pre-storage germination, decreased in maltability under most storage conditions. Longer term storage under mild conditions generally resulted in better malting outcomes. Storage affected Kohlbach index, wort b-glucan, diastatic power and apparent attenuation limit of malt. Changes in germination and maltability need to be considered in combination to develop optimum storage strategies for breaking dormancy and water sensitivity. In dormant grain, enzyme activity of a-amylase and b-glucanase changed with storage, while b-amylase measurements showed no clear trends. Enzyme activity decreased at higher mc and temperatures concurrent with germination loss. Changes in enzyme activity were highly sample-dependent. An understanding of the vulnerability of particular cultivars to damage in storage will assist in increasing and preserving value. Barley with pronounced levels of dormancy and/or water sensitivity can be safely stored at 25° to 30°C for short periods to increase germination. Care must be taken to monitor germination during storage, and moisture content should be kept at or below 12%. Dormant barley stored at low temperatures may not reach malting quality, even over a 12 month period. Key Words: Storage, germination, malting, amylase, glucanase, dormancy, water sensitivity
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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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Agenda May 2006:
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Australian International Beer Awards Beer Festival
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Calgary Brewfest 2006 Beer from Calgary
ALCO + SOFT International Specialized Exhibition of Drinks
Beer International Brewing Technology Exhibition
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Brewers of Europe - General Assembly 2006 Stavanger, Norway
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Character Beer Weekend Hop 2006, Belgium
Food industry - 2006, Belarus. The 2nd international exhibition
Agro+Food+Drink+Tech Expo Georgia - 2006. The 7th International exhibition.
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July 2006:
American Beer Month July, 2006 What is American Beer Month
Qingdao International Beer Festival, China.Barley and hops and more
Olesummer Festival 2006, Estonia. The Nordic countries' largest festival
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