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December 03 - December 05, 2007
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Average Market Prices Change trend
December 05, 2007
Crop 2007 Crop 2008
2rs Barley 286.0-288.0 2rs Barley 255.0-257.0
6rw Barley 255.0-257.0 6rw Barley 229.0-231.0
2rs Malt 528.5-530.5 0.19% 2rs Malt 481.5-483.5
6rw Malt 489.5-491.5 0.20% 6rw Malt 448.5-450.5

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 . The changes are compared to last Newsletter's prices. Arrows indicate the direction of the change.

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Australia: SABMiller and Coca-Cola Amatil acquire Bluetongue Brewery in Australia ...Click here
Vietnam: Brewer S&N to invest $75 million in Vietnam brewery ...Click here
Romania: United Romanian Breweries Bereprod will invest 16 million Euro to boost canned beer production by 30% in 2008 ...Click here
UK: Scottish & Newcastle holders would back higher bid from Heineken and Carlsberg, survey says ...Click here
USA: Analyst sees Anheuser-Busch, InBev deal ...Click here
Sweden: Swedish tribunal names Scottish & Newcastle chairman in BBH arbitration ...Click here
Europe: 2008 barley crop prices increased again on tight old crop supply ...Click here
Australia: Barley crop slightly better than forecast ...Click here
UK: Winter barley decline in importance ...Click here

Canada: Russell Breweries net sales increased 70% in Q1 2008 vs. Q1 2007 ...More Info
South Africa: South African Breweries confident the country will not run out of beer over Christmas ...More Info
Belarus & Russia: Spokesman denies Baltika brewery's investment plans for Belarus ...More Info
Bulgaria: Lomsko Pivo beer company to export 30% of its production in EU ...More Info
USA: Grupo Modelo selected Allot to set new quality of service standards for its multiservice global network ...More Info
China: Kingway Brewery shares dropped 7% on profit decline warning ...More Info
South Korea & Japan: Brewer Hite says no plan to sell Jinro ...More Info
Canada: Robert Hartley retires after 23 years as Big Rock Brewery Income Trust director ...More Info
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Brewery News

Australia: SABMiller and Coca-Cola Amatil acquire Bluetongue Brewery in Australia
SABMiller plc announces that its joint venture with Coca-Cola Amatil Limited (CCA), Pacific Beverages Pty Limited (Pacific Beverages) has acquired Bluetongue Brewery Pty Limited ...More Info

Vietnam: Brewer S&N to invest $75 million in Vietnam brewery
Britain's biggest brewer Scottish and Newcastle is looking to start its first brewery in Vietnam with a $75 million investment, state media reported, according ...More Info

Romania: United Romanian Breweries Bereprod will invest 16 million Euro to boost canned beer production by 30% in 2008
United Romanian Breweries Bereprod (URBB), the producer of Tuborg, Carlsberg and Skol beer brands, will invest around 16 million euros in order to expand ...More Info

UK: Scottish & Newcastle holders would back higher bid from Heineken and Carlsberg, survey says
Some Scottish & Newcastle Plc shareholders would support a takeover bid from Carlsberg A/S and Heineken NV if the brewers raised their offer to ...More Info

USA: Analyst sees Anheuser-Busch, InBev deal
A Citi Investment Research analyst said although Anheuser-Busch Companies Inc. appears to be taking some positive steps to increase sales of its core brews, ...More Info

Sweden: Swedish tribunal names Scottish & Newcastle chairman in BBH arbitration
The Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce ("SCC") has today confirmed the appointment of a Chairman to the Arbitral Tribunal which will ...More Info

Barley News

Europe: 2008 barley crop prices increased again on tight old crop supply
Markets of malt and malting barley had fallen asleep in the middle of October, and prices began to slide down slowly, particularly for nearby ...More Info

Australia: Barley crop slightly better than forecast
The barley crop turned out slightly better than the last ABARE forecast, a total quantity of 5.5 Mill. tons seems possible, according to analysts, ...More Info

UK: Winter barley decline in importance

There are three candidates for the 2008 HGCA Recommended winter barley List: Actrice, Marcorel and Wintmalt, according to Farmers Weekly Interactive, December 4.

Only one variety looks to have a chance of making it to the list, a fact reflecting the decline in importance of winter barley, says Mr Williams.

"Wintmalt appears an extremely strong candidate for addition, subject to malting trials results.

"While it's susceptible to yellow rust, its standing power is rather better than Flagon's, and BaYMV resistance will be a very valuable trait for committed malting barley growers."

Mr Fenwick is less convinced: "With a yield 1% ahead of Flagon and 2% on Cassata it may get recommended, but all will depend on whether maltsters and brewers want it. Will they give a firm answer - they're normally a bit wishy washy."

Like Cassata it has BaYMV resistance, but poor mildew and yellow rust defences, he notes.

"It's a borderline case. Is it really any advance on what is there already? Probably not."

But Mr Stephenson sees it as "the pick of the bunch".

In the feed category Actrice looks interesting, says Mr Williams. "It has very good resistance to rhyncho and net blotch coupled with strong untreated yield, which may make it a possible ...More Info

Scientific Digest

The effect of storage conditions on post-harvest maturation and maltability of barley

Rainer Reuss, Julie Cassells, Jane Green and Tracy Willis from CSIRO, GPO Box 1700, Canberra, ACT, 2601. Julie.Cassells@csiro.au. www.csiro.au and Ralph Nischwitz from 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 25oC 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 -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 30C 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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