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October 16, 2009

Type Crop 2009 Crop 2010
2rs Barley EUR93.0-97.0 EUR113.0-117.0
6rw Barley EUR93.0-97.0 EUR106.0-110.0
2rs Malt EUR278.0-282.0 EUR302.5-306.5
6rw Malt EUR277.0-281.0 EUR293.0-297.0
Feed Barley EUR86.0-90.0 nq 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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World: SABMiller reports a 1% drop in lager volumes for six months ending 30 September ...Click here
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Russia & Kazakhstan: Baltika to decide in December on brewing its brands under license at Carlsberg’s Derbent facility in Kazakhstan ...Click here
World: Barley crop forecast to reach 145.1 mln tons this year ...Click here
EU: Barley plantings to decrease by 3-5% in 2010-11 – Strategie Grains ...Click here
France: Barley offers in intervention to exceed 1 mln tonnes this campaign - FranceAgriMer ...Click here

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Brewery News

World: SABMiller reports a 1% drop in lager volumes for six months ending 30 September
SABMiller plc, world’s second-largest brewer after AB InBev, provided on October, 15 an update regarding trading during the six-month period ended 30 September 2009, ...More Info

EU: AB InBev agrees to sell its Central European operations to CVC for $2.231 bln
AB InBev, the Belgium-based world’s largest brewer, announced on October, 15 that it has signed a definitive agreement under which Anheuser-Busch InBev (“ABI”) will ...More Info

Russia: January – September beer sales decline by 7.9%
A decline in Russian beer production slowed last month after worsening in August, Bloomberg reported citing figures released by the country’s Federal Statistics Service ...More Info

Russia & Kazakhstan: Baltika to decide in December on brewing its brands under license at Carlsberg’s Derbent facility in Kazakhstan
Russia’s No. 1 brewer Baltika Breweries announced on October, 16 that it will call an Extraordinary General Shareholders Meeting in order to take a ...More Info

Barley News

World: Barley crop forecast to reach 145.1 mln tons this year
The world barley crop forecast is increased by 2.3 mln tons, to 145.1 mln, IGC communicated in its September Grain Market Report.

While production ...More Info

EU: Barley plantings to decrease by 3-5% in 2010-11 – Strategie Grains
French analytical firm Strategie Grains expects European Union’s 2010 – 2011 barley plantings to fall by between 3% and 5% on the year, its ...More Info

France: Barley offers in intervention to exceed 1 mln tonnes this campaign - FranceAgriMer
The important volume of this year’s barley crop and the weak demand registered at the moment on the EU markets may lead to the ...More Info
Scientific Digest

Relationship Between Hardness Genes and Quality in Barley (Hordeum vulgare)

Glen P. Fox, Linh Nguyen, Jan Bowman, David Poulsen, Andy Inkerman and Robert J. Henry

J. Inst. Brew. 113(1), 87–95, 2007 Barley (Hordeum vulgare) genotypes were sequenced for polymorphism in the hardness genes, these being the three hordoindoline (hin a, hin b1 and hin b2) genes. The variation in haplotype was determined by sequencing for single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs). Polymorphism between each gene was then compared to grain hardness (three methods), malt quality characteristics (hot water extract and friability) and cattle feed quality. Two haplotypes were found in a set of forty barley genotypes. For hin a, two alleles were present, namely hin a1 and hin a2. However, there was no specific hin a allele that was associated with grain hardness, malt and feed quality. Barley has two hin b genes, namely hin b1 and hin b2, and the genotypes tested here had one of two alleles for each gene. However, there were no obvious effects on hardness or quality from either of these hin b alleles. Unlike wheat, where a clear relationship has been demonstrated between a number of SNPs in the wheat hardness genes and quality (soft or hard wheat), there was no such relationship for barley. Despite the wide range in hardness, malt and feed quality, there were only two haplotypes for each of the hin a, hin b1 and hin b2 genes and there was no clear relationship between grain hardness, malt or feed quality. The genotypes used in this study demonstrated that there was a low level of polymorphism in hardness genes in current commercial varieties as well as breeding lines and these polymorphisms had no impact on quality. Key words: Barley, feed, genes, hardness, hordoindolines, malt quality. Load full article, 9 pages, 547 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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