|Durum Crop Quality Report
The durum crop quality report provides grading data, kernel quality data, semolina quality data and pasta processing properties of the Northern durum crop. Samples are collected at harvest time in North Dakota and Montana and analyzed at the Durum Wheat Quality and Pasta Processing Laboratory at North Dakota State University.
Average test weight is 59 lbs/bu. (76.8 kg/hl), below 2013 while protein is
Milling extractions and mixing properties are similar to last year. Cooking qualities are showing similar to slightly improved values compared to 2013 with a higher color score and cooked firmness. Buyers will find wide values in the market for the 2014 Northern durum crop, and premium contract specifications will command premium prices, but good value can be obtained from large portions of the crop with diligent contract specifications, particularly for vitreousness, DON and falling numbers.
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Source: North Dakota Wheat Commission
Posted by Jami Howell