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June 27, 2008

Type Crop 2007 Crop 2008
2rs Barley nq €246.0-248.0 0.82%
6rw Barley nq €224.0-226.0
2rs Malt €529.5-531.5 €492.5-494.5 0.51%
6rw Malt €496.5-498.5 €464.5-466.5
Feed Barley €175.0-177.0 nq

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Top Industry News

USA: Anheuser-Busch rejects InBev proposal as financially inadequate, not in best interests of shareholders ...Click here
Belgium: InBev remains committed to its proposed combination with Anheuser-Busch ...Click here
Japan: Competition bubbling in 3rd-category beer market ...Click here
Mexico: SABMiller in merger talks with Modelo and InBev, sources said ...Click here
Switzerland: Thirsty Dutch fans help to boost Swiss beer sales by 20% during Euro 2008 ...Click here
Russia & France: Malteurop is likely to buy Ochakovo’s malting plant in Belgorod ...Click here
USA: Some barley growers to suffer from the potential deal of Anheuser-Busch being taken over by InBev ...Click here
Czech Republic: The new atlas of Czech hop varieties shows genetic relationships between hop varieties ...Click here

USA: Analysts comment that Anheuser-Busch and InBev deal likely ...More Info
Romania: Romaqua targets 5% of beer market in its first year ...More Info
Russia: Beer imports increased by 3.7% in January-May 2008 year-on-year ...More Info
Laos: It is difficult to sell Carlsberg beers in Laos ...More Info
UK: InBev faces struggle to maintain Stella Artois' premier lager status ...More Info
Russia: Baltika Breweries doubles production capacity at Voronezh Brewery ...More Info
Czech Republic: Rodinny pivovar Bernard raised beer output by a quarter in H1 ...More Info
Mexico: Coca-Cola Femsa buys Brazil beer and soda maker for $364 mln ...More Info
USA: Anheuser-Busch to quit selling alcoholic energy drinks ...More Info
Canada: CWB's June barley PROs 2008-09 increase across board ...More Info
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Brewery News

USA: Anheuser-Busch rejects InBev proposal as financially inadequate, not in best interests of shareholders
Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc, a leading global brewer, announced in a press-release on June 26 that its board of directors has unanimously determined that the ...More Info

Belgium: InBev remains committed to its proposed combination with Anheuser-Busch

InBev announced on June 26 that it remains committed to its proposed combination with Anheuser-Busch, Inc. and its offer of $65 per-share in cash for all of the outstanding common shares of the company, representing an immediate premium of 35% over the unaffected price of the shares.

InBev’s strong preference is to enter into a constructive dialogue with Anheuser-Busch to achieve a friendly combination that comprehensively addresses the interests of all constituents. At the same time, the Company is also seeking a declaratory ruling in Delaware regarding alternative routes to progress the combination to ensure that Anheuser-Busch shareholders preserve their voice in the process.

InBev stated further that it filed suit in Delaware Chancery Court seeking a judgment to confirm that shareholders acting by written consent may under Delaware law remove without cause all thirteen of the present Anheuser-Busch directors, including the five elected in 2006. Under the Charter of Anheuser-Busch and as a matter of Delaware law, it is clear that the eight directors elected after 2006 are subject to removal without cause through the written consent procedure; the filing seeks to confirm that, as InBev strongly believes, the directors elected in 2006 are also now subject to ...More Info

Japan: Competition bubbling in 3rd-category beer market
This summer's competition between various beer and beer-like alcoholic drinks will focus on so-called third-category beer, according to industry observers, Japanese media posted on ...More Info

Mexico: SABMiller in merger talks with Modelo and InBev, sources said
SABMiller PLC, the world's largest brewer, has held informal discussions with Grupo Modelo and InBev NV to explore options including a merger of Modelo ...More Info

Switzerland: Thirsty Dutch fans help to boost Swiss beer sales by 20% during Euro 2008

Euro 2008's official beer brewers had seen a satisfying 20 % boost in sales during the tournament, thanks especially to tens of thousands of thirsty Dutch supporters, Reuters communicated on June 27.

Swiss brewery Feldschloesschen, a subsidiary of tournament sponsors Carlsberg, said it shifted an extra five million litres of beer through its exclusive sales arrangement at stadiums and fanzones in the eight Swiss and Austrian host cities.

The company said in a statement the figures for Switzerland showed a 20 percent rise in sales in the country compared to the same period last year.

Spokesman Markus Werner said the firm had originally targeted an increase of up to 15 percent.

Feldschloesschen CEO Thomas Amstutz said the huge numbers of fantastic Dutch fans and the trouble-free atmosphere in the fanzones helped offset poor weather at the start of the June 7-29 tournament and the early exit of the Switzerland team.

Netherlands supporters took over the Swiss capital Berne for their team's three group matches and some 100,000 fans were in Basel where the Dutch lost to Russia in the quarter-final.

Malt News

Russia & France: Malteurop is likely to buy Ochakovo’s malting plant in Belgorod

French group Malteurop recently signed an agreement with the Russian Brewing and Beverage Company Ochakovo on the possible sale of its Malting plant located in Belgorod to the Malteurop group, a subsidiary of the holding SICLAE of which Champagne Céréales Group is the main shareholder.

Barley News

USA: Some barley growers to suffer from the potential deal of Anheuser-Busch being taken over by InBev
The prospect of Anheuser-Busch being taken over by a brewing company with roots in Belgium and Brazil has made some Northern Plains barley growers ...More Info

Hops News

Czech Republic: The new atlas of Czech hop varieties shows genetic relationships between hop varieties

The Hop Research Institute in Zatec with a financial support from the Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic published a new Atlas of Czech hop varieties, Hop-growers Union of the Czech Republic published on June 24th. Czech hop varieties are described according to their brewing characteristics: Saaz as a fine aroma variety, Sladek, Harmonie, Bor and Premiant as aroma varieties and varieties Agnus and Rubin as representatives of bitter varieties.

Each variety is presented with an overall view at the vegetation of the variety, with its origin and registration year. Further each variety is accompanied with its characteristics including agro-technical differences. Results of chemical analysis of hop resins, hop oils and hop polyphenols are part of the publication. Two innovations were integrated into the new atlas. Firstly it is the genetic DNA analysis. With the dendogram it is possible to evaluate the genetic relations to other hop varieties from the whole world. Secondly the new publication brings an evaluation of the influence of Czech hop varieties on beer bitterness.

“The Atlas was prepared for promotion of Czech hop varieties that is for breweries and merchants. We have encountered also a great interest from the education side” said Mr. Zdenek Rosa, ...More Info

Scientific Digest

Molecular Mapping in Barley: Shifting from the Structural to the Functional Level

Andreas Graner, Thomas Thiel, Hangning Zhang, Elena Potokina, Mmanoj Prasad, Dragan Perovic, Raja Kota, Rajeev Kumar Varshney, Uwe Scholz, Ivo Grosse and Nils Stein. Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK), Gatersleben, Germany

Abstract: As a resource for structural and functional barley genome analysis, more than 140 000 ESTs (expressed sequence tags) were generated from 22 cDNA libraries that yielded 25 224 tentative unigenes. About 50% of them belong to gene families. The size of the complete transcriptome is estimated to comprise between 35 000 and 75 000 genes. The barley EST collection is a rich source for the development of novel markers including SSRs (simple sequence repeats) and SNPs (single nucleotide polymorphisms). Several bioinformatic tools have been developed facilitating the computer-assisted analysis of EST databases for the presence of either SNPs or SSRs and the development of SNP-derived CAPS (cleaved amplified polymorphic sequences) markers. In an attempt to systematically map barley genes a high-density transcript map is under construction and presently comprises more than 1000 markers. This map is a gateway to comparative genomics with particular emphasis on the rice genome. 65% of the mapped ESTs showing a significant homology to rice ESTs were found to display a syntenic relationship between barley and rice. Thus, the barley EST resource facilitates the rapid and systematic transfer of genetic information from rice to barley and other Triticeae, which can readily be exploited for marker saturation of defined chromosome regions and their detailed comparison to rice. In the context of a functional genomics study, the complex trait “malting quality” is investigated using a barley cDNA array. By correlating the phenotypic malting trait data of selected barley lines with the corresponding expression profiles, a set of candidate genes was identified and further verified by genetic analysis. Keywords: ESTs; functional genomics; malting quality; DNA-marker; rice; synteny ... Load full article, 8 pages, 363 Kb, PDF file

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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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