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Equities of the Largest Breweries

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Average Market Prices Change trend

June 19, 2008

Type Crop 2007 Crop 2008
2rs Barley nq €243.0-245.0 0.83%
6rw Barley nq €224.0-226.0 1.35%
2rs Malt €529.5-531.5 €488.5-490.5 0.41%
6rw Malt €496.5-498.5 €464.5-466.5 0.87%
Feed Barley €175.0-177.0 0.57% 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.

Top Industry News

USA & Belgium: Anheuser-Busch board to meet face-to-face for the first time since rival brewer InBev formally made its bid to buy the company ...Click here
Ukraine: Carlsberg to boost beer production in Ukraine by building a brand new brewery ...Click here
Mexico: Modelo seen embracing InBev bid for Bud ...Click here
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Japan: Sapporo, the first brewery in the world, to show CO2 emissions on each can ...Click here
France: Beer consumption continues slowing down ...Click here
USA & France: Discussions on ADM’s possible sale of its subsidiary ADM Malting to the Malteurop group ...Click here
Australia: ABB Grain's Malt Plant suspended operations due to West Australia gas outage ...Click here
Australia: Significant tonnages of some malting barley varieties could be downgraded to feed ...Click here
Canada: Free Trade Agreement with Colombia ...Click here

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Brewery News

USA & Belgium: Anheuser-Busch board to meet face-to-face for the first time since rival brewer InBev formally made its bid to buy the company

Anheuser-Busch Cos's board plans to meet face-to-face tomorrow for the first time since rival brewer InBev formally made its $46bn bid to buy the company, The Financial Times posted on June 19, citing people close to the situation.

The directors will weigh a variety of options for Anheuser, the 150-year-old brewer of Budweiser beer. But in a sign that Anheuser may not unequivocally reject InBev's advances, insiders say its advisers will focus the board's attention on the valuation of InBev's bid. At $65 per Anheuser share, they may argue that the bid is too low for a brand that InBev has called "iconic".

The offer, which equates to roughly 12 times Anheuser's 2007 earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation, represents a 35 per cent premium to Anheuser's average share price over the month before the bid announcement. Carlos Brito, InBev's chief executive, said yesterday that it had offered a "full price".

Sales of other well-known brands including Wrigley and Gillette have earned richer valuations, however, and Anheuser may point to those examples in its response to InBev.

Anheuser's shares closed yesterday at $61.90, as investors attempted to handicap the likelihood of a deal. The bid by the Belgian brewer for Anheuser has all ...More Info

Ukraine: Carlsberg to boost beer production in Ukraine by building a brand new brewery
The brewing force, Carlsberg Group, is mulling plans to build a brand new brewery in Ukraine, a move which will strengthen its already strong ...More Info

Mexico: Modelo seen embracing InBev bid for Bud
Mexico's No. 1 brewer, Modelo, run by a family not known for risk taking, is expected to emerge from InBev's $46.3 billion takeover battle ...More Info

India: APB row threatens to spoil Mallya’s Heineken party
Dutch brewing giant Heineken has indicated it will not leave the Asian partner, Singapore-based Asia Pacific Breweries (APB), in the lurch, while partnering United ...More Info

Japan: Sapporo, the first brewery in the world, to show CO2 emissions on each can

Sapporo Breweries Ltd. said on June 19th it will list the amount of carbon dioxide emitted during the manufacture of each can on the labels of its flagship beer product, Japan’s Corporate News communicated.

Starting in March next year, the major Japanese brewer will indicate how much CO2 is emitted from the time ingredients are planted to the time the can is disposed of on "Kuro Label" 350-mililiter cans.

According to the company, no other beer maker in the world is announcing its product's carbon footprint in such a way, and the company sees it as a measure against global warming.

Sapporo Breweries can accurately figure out the amount of CO2 emissions because it fully controls the beer-making process, including barley and hop production, which are entirely undertaken by contracted farmers, company officials said.

The move by Sapporo Breweries, part of Sapporo Holdings Ltd., is in line with the possible nationwide implementation of carbon footprints in Japan.

The Japanese Economy, Trade and Industry Ministry launched a task force this month made up of academics, food and food package makers and retailers to establish rules on CO2 emission labeling by March next year.

France: Beer consumption continues slowing down
Beer consumption in France dropped by 8.2% for the first quarter 2008, following the tendency already felt in 2007, according to the figures published ...More Info

Malt News

USA & France: Discussions on ADM’s possible sale of its subsidiary ADM Malting to the Malteurop group

The US group ADM and the French group Malteurop, recently held discussions on ADM’s possible sale of its subsidiary ADM Malting to the Malteurop group, a subsidiary of the holding SICLAE of which Champagne Céréales Group is the main shareholder.

The Malteurop Group is the third-largest world malting company and is one of the leading operators on today’s malt market, with an annual production capacity exceeding 1,200,000 metric tons, according to company's official site. The Group is present in seven European countries and in Asia at fifteen industrial sites. With 450 employees, the Group’s annual business volume is 330 million euros.

Australia: ABB Grain's Malt Plant suspended operations due to West Australia gas outage
Leading Australian agribusiness ABB Grain has announced that production at its Joe White Maltings Perth malt house has been temporarily suspended following a gas ...More Info

Barley News

Australia: Significant tonnages of some malting barley varieties could be downgraded to feed
With the introduction of the minimum protein level for delivery of malting barley, significant tonnages of Baudin and Gairdner, with grain protein less than ...More Info

Canada: Free Trade Agreement with Colombia
Talks have wrapped up between the Canadian government and the government of Colombia on a free trade agreement. Colombia currently ...More Info
Scientific Digest

Application of Ultrasonic Waves as a Priming Technique for Accelerating and Enhancing the Germination of Barley Seed: Optimization of Method by the Taguchi Approach

Maryam Yaldagard Seyed Ali Mortazavi and Farideh Tabatabaie

J. Inst. Brew. 114(1), 14-21, 2008 In this study the effects of different intensities and exposure time of ultrasound on barley seed have been investigated to determine the optimal conditions for accelerating germination. For optimization, the Taguchi approach was used. The germination rates and/or yield of the treated sample seed were compared with those of the untreated seed germinated under normal conditions. The seeds were treated with ultrasonic energy (input power 20- 90% of 460W) and were exposed to three time periods ranging from 5 to 15 min. It was found that germination of the treated barley seed was increased about 1.042–1.065 times compared with that of the untreated seed. The ultrasonic treatment proved to be efficient in reducing the germination period by 30-45%. It was concluded that priming of seeds with ultrasound was effective in improving water uptake and germination. The data presented in this paper suggest that the increase in final germination percentage, together with the reduced germination period in treated seeds, may be due to the action of ultrasound and that it led to an improved hydration process with concurrent shell fragmentation. Key words: Barley seed, enhancing germination, optimization, Taguchi technique, ultrasonic priming technique. ... Load full article, 8 pages, 353 Kb, PDF file

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Theoretical malt prices (Crop 2007, Crop 2008).

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

Prices Evolution

Malt Price Evolution Crop 2008

Source: ABARE, June 2008

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Australian 2008 Hop Crop
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