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November 30 - December 02, 2009
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December 02, 2009

Type Crop 2009 Crop 2010
2rs Barley EUR99.0-103.0 1.00% EUR121.0-125.0 0.82%
6rw Barley EUR94.0-98.0 EUR112.0-116.0
2rs Malt EUR284.5-288.5 0.53% EUR310.5-314.5 0.48%
6rw Malt EUR277.5-281.5 0.18% EUR298.5-302.5
Feed Barley EUR93.0-97.0 1.04% 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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EU: AB InBev’s Central European brewing assets sold to CVC Capital Partners
World’s leading brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev and CVC Capital Partners (“CVC”) announced on December, 2 that they have completed the sale of AB InBev’s Central ...More Info

Chile: CCU’s beer sales up both in Chile and Argentina in Q3 2009
Chilean brewer Compania Cervecerias Unidas SA (CCU) reported on November, 26 its consolidated financial results, stated for the first time under IFRS, for the ...More Info

Japan: Asahi Breweries sets itself ambitious objects for the next several years
Asahi Breweries, Ltd. aims to increase its sales to ¥2–2.5 trillion by 2015, according to the company’s Long-Term Vision plan unveiled on December, 1.

In ...More Info

The Netherlands: Heineken CEO says the brewery will participate in the beer market consolidation game
Dutch brewer Heineken NV expects a quarter of the beer market to consolidate and 'will participate' in that process, its chief executive was quoted ...More Info

Mexico: Sources claim FEMSA’s beer attracts three brewers
Three brewers are interested in buying Mexico's FEMSA Cerveza in a $7.5 billion plus auction, Reuters cited industry sources on November, 27.

SABMiller Plc, the ...More Info

China: China Resources Holding thinking of spinning off its beer and realty businesses
China Resources (Holdings) Co., Ltd. will possibly spin off its beer and realty businesses and make them public independently, Reuters reported on November, 27.

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Barley News

EU: NYSE Liffe to launch malting barley futures in the next quarter
NYSE Liffe, the European derivatives exchange of NYSE Euronext, will launch malting barley futures in the next quarter and expects them to be as ...More Info
Scientific Digest

Amplification Facilitators and Pre-Processing Methods for PCR Detection of Strictly Anaerobic Beer-Spoilage Bacteria of the Class Clostridia in Brewery Samples

R. Juvonen and A. Haikara

J. Inst. Brew. 115(3), 167–176, 2009 The aim of this study was to evaluate easy pre-PCR processing procedures to allow rapid and reliable detection of strictly anaerobic beer-spoilage bacteria throughout the brewing process by end-point and real-time PCR techniques. The efficiencies of the new procedures were evaluated using spiked brewery samples and specific PCRs for the target group bacteria. We found for the first time that the inclusion of 0.25% (w/v) bovine serum albumin (BSA) or 0.5% (w/v) polyvinyl pyrrolidone (PVP) in the end-point PCR mixture reduces the inhibiting effect of brewery sample extracts (3–10%, v/v) on PCR. Membrane filtration with a PVP or a sodium tri-polyphosphate-EDTA wash, and cross-flow filtration were the most promising new methods to reduce inhibitors from beer samples before cell lysis. Together with BSA, they allowed the analysis of 10% (v/v) of crude extracts instead of <3% (v/v). Moreover, we developed a one-hour procedure to prepare target DNA from process samples containing brewer’s yeast. It involved removal of inhibitors by a twostep centrifugation followed by physical disruption of cells. The detection limit of the procedure was 101–103 CFU/mL. The developed procedures help to reduce the risk of partial or complete PCR failure due to inhibition and target DNA losses, with minimal sample handling.
Key words: beer, brewing process, facilitator, inhibition, PCR detection, sample treatment, strictly anaerobic beer-spoilage bacteria.
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NB: Prices published are theoretical malt prices including financial cost, THC (for bulk and bags container) and all administrative costs. This prices may fluctuate according to the quantity per delivery and technical specifications.

* - 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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