Ukraine: wheat quality of the harvest-2014 is better than last year indices
According to the polling conducted by experts of APK-Inform Agency, Ukrainian agrarians noted that the optimum moisture content in the soil and moderate temperature regime, established throughout most territory of the country in the spring and summer, contributed to the favorable development and ripening of wheat planted areas. Generally, agrarians estimated the qualitative indices of the new crops grain at the level of not worse than last year. At the same time, some respondents noted that the rains, observed in several regions of the country during the harvesting campaign, provided its negative impact on the qualitative indicators of early grain crops.
According to official data, the diagnostic results of wheat quality, received at certified granaries and storehouses as of July 27, 2014, showed that the share of 1-, 2-, and 3-grade grain totaled nearly 63%. Therefore, wheat of 4-, 5-, 6-grade and unclassified totaled nearly 37%. The reporting indices almost correspond to the last season results, when the average ratio between milling and feed wheat was estimated at 70% : 30%.
You can become acquainted with more detailed information on grain production in Ukraine and other agricultural issues of the CIS countries from the new issues of AGRIMARKET WEEKLY #32, dd. August 11.
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