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January 23, 2008
Crop 2007 Crop 2008
2rs Barley €317.0-319.0 0.63% 2rs Barley €301.0-303.0 2.03%
6rw Barley €280.0-282.0 6rw Barley €257.0-259.0 0.78%
2rs Malt €577.0-579.0 0.43% 2rs Malt €546.0-548.0 1.39%
6rw Malt €530.5-532.5 6rw Malt €491.0-493.0 0.51%

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.

Top Industry News

Turkey: Efes Breweries 2007 sales volume up 13.8% in 2007 ...Click here
UK: Beer market slumped by 6% in volume terms in November 2007 according to AC Nielsen ...Click here
USA & Denmark: Budweiser joins race for S&N ...Click here
Belgium: InBev launches new 300 million euro share buyback plan ...Click here
Romania: Beer price to increase by 30% in 2008 ...Click here
China: Yanjing Brewery eyes $207 million share selling to finance expansion ...Click here
USA: Imported beer volumes continue to grow ...Click here
Ukraine: Soufflet Group raise stake in Slavutsky malt plant ...Click here
India: SABMiller encouraging farmers to cultivate malting barley ...Click here

USA: Anheuser-Busch will advertise only its big beers at the Super Bowl ...More Info
Belgium: Duvel Moortgat bids for fellow brewer Liefmans ...More Info
Denmark: Carlsberg says S&N deal financing in place ...More Info
UK: Pubs could shut if licence laws change, warn pub bosses ...More Info
Canada: CEO of Baltic Beverages Holding visits Canada ...More Info
Austria: Stiegl Brewery reports 1.3% growth in beer production ...More Info
Republic of Moldova: Foster’s will be sold on a new market in Europe ...More Info
Bulgaria: Carlsberg revives century-old connoisseur tradition to check beer quality ...More Info
Canada: Molson's Montreal Brewery wins environmental award ...More Info
Canada: Steelback Brewery appoints new President ...More Info
Canada: University of Saskatchewan signs funding agreement for malting barley research ...More Info
Australia: Successful start to deregulated barley exports ...More Info
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Brewery News

Turkey: Efes Breweries 2007 sales volume up 13.8% in 2007
Efes Breweries International NV said its total sales volume increased to 13.3 million hectolitres in 2007, by growing 13.8 pct over 2006, according to ...More Info

UK: Beer market slumped by 6% in volume terms in November 2007 according to AC Nielsen
On-trade volume figures published by AC Nielsen show the beer market slumped by 6% in volume terms in November 2007 compared to the year ...More Info

USA & Denmark: Budweiser joins race for S&N
Budweiser maker Anheuser-Busch (A-B) may show up at United Breweries (UB) to acquire Scottish & Newcastle (S&N)’s 37.5% stake, which is in play with ...More Info

Belgium: InBev launches new 300 million euro share buyback plan

InBev launches a new buy-back program for an amount up to 300 million Euro of InBev shares, according to company’s press release, January 21.

Following the successful completion of its 300 million Euro buy-back program announced on 30 August 2007, InBev’s Board of Directors resolved to initiate a new share buy-back program for an amount of up to 300 million Euro.

The share buyback will be executed pursuant to the powers granted at the Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders of 24 April 2007, and, in accordance with that mandate, may be conducted within 8 months of the date of the resolution.

InBev’s share buy-back programs are an integral component of its strategy to pro-actively manage its capital structure and return cash to shareholders, as well as to hedge the company’s share based compensation system.

About InBev

InBev is a publicly traded company based in Leuven, Belgium. The company's origins date back to 1366, and today it is the leading global brewer. InBev’s strategy is to strengthen its local platforms by building significant positions in the world's major beer markets through organic growth, world-class efficiency, targeted external growth, and by putting consumers first. InBev has a portfolio of more than 200 brands, including Stella Artois®, Brahma®, ...More Info

Romania: Beer price to increase by 30% in 2008
A double price for hops in 2007 compared with 2006 and the increase of malt price will generate a 30% growth in beer price, ...More Info

China: Yanjing Brewery eyes $207 million share selling to finance expansion

Yanjing Brewery Co Ltd, China's second-biggest beer maker, aims to raise between 1.2 billion yuan ($166 million) and 1.5 billion yuan ($207 million) by selling additional shares to fund expansion, two people familiar with the plan said, according to Reuters, January 21.

A spokeswoman for Beijing-based Yanjing declined to confirm the fund-raising target, but said the share sale plan was under discussion and would be announced towards the end of the week.

Trading in Yanjing shares, which has been suspended since Jan. 18 pending an announcement, would resume next week, she said. The stock had risen 79 percent over the past 12 months.

Guangfa Securities Co has been appointed the underwriter for the new share offer, the market sources, who asked not to be identified, told Reuters.

Chinese brewers are racing to boost their share of the world's largest beer market by volume.

Yanjing's larger rival, Tsingtao Brewery Co, unveiled a plan in November to sell domestic corporate bonds to raise up to 1.5 billion yuan to increase capacity.

"Yanjing needs capital to expand nationwide because of increasing pressure from Tsingtao," said Chen Gang, analyst at Sinolink Securities Co.

Yanjing, which dominates the Beijing market, has 10 percent of China's beer market, much lower than the 16 ...More Info

USA: Imported beer volumes continue to grow
While beer drinking has declined since 2003, the imported-beer market penetration has held steady, says Chicago-based Mintel, according to MediaPostPublications, January 22. Between 2001 ...More Info

Malt News

Ukraine: Soufflet Group raise stake in Slavutsky malt plant
Soufflet Group raised its share in Slavutsky Malt Plant, one of the biggest malt producers in Ukraine, till 67.34% by purchasing 16,639 million shares, ...More Info

Barley News

India: SABMiller encouraging farmers to cultivate malting barley
SKOL Breweries Ltd of the SAB Miller-India is encouraging farmers in Rajasthan to cultivate the type of malt barley required by the industry, The ...More Info
Scientific Digest

Grain quality and yield of spring barley in field trials under variable growing conditions

M. Váňová(1), S. Palík(1), J. Hajšlová(2), I. Burešová(1) (1) Agricultural Research Institute Kroměříž, Ltd., Czech Republic (2) Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague, Czech Republic

Effects of the year, previous crop and control of leaf diseases on grain yield, test weight, protein and starch content, Fusarium head blight (FHB) and deoxynivalenol (DON) content in grain were investigated in four spring barley varieties. The trials were set up in 2001–2004 at Kroměříž (235 m above sea level, average annual temperature 8.7°C, annual precipitation sum 599 mm) in a five-course crop rotation, where spring barley followed the previous crops sugar beet, winter wheat, maize, and oilseed rape. The experimental years differed a lot in temperature and precipitation. The years 2001 and 2002 were dry and warm and grain yield was much lower as compared to that in the following years even though the other growing conditions were identical. The most stable quality parameters were obtained after the previous crop sugar beet. The average value of test weight was 661 g/l (ranging from 629 to 685 g/l), protein content 11.2% (10.3–11.7%) and starch content 61.5% (58.9–64.9%). Grain yield averaged 6.67 t/ha. Test weight after maize was on average 658 g/l (619–692 g/l), protein content 11.5% (10.1–12.4%), starch content 60.7% (59.2–63.8%), and grain yield 6.24 t/ha. Test weight and starch content were lower and protein content higher after oilseed rape and winter wheat. A higher FHB incidence and DON content were found after the previous crop maize. In 2001 and 2002 with strong water deficit during the growing seasons, more grains infected by Fusarium spp. were detected and DON content was higher too. The increase was due to a short rainy period at heading of spring barley. Problems of variable conditions for growing malting varieties of spring barley and current possibilities of producing both good grain yields and quality are discussed. Keywords: malting spring barley; yield; quality parameters; Fusarium spp.; deoxynivalenol
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