Kazakh wheat quality to be high in 2021 - SGS




The yield of Kazakh wheat is 5-8 c/ha lower than the year ago in Kazakhstan in 2021 due to unfavorable weather. However, the quality of the grain will be as high as in 2020, declared Saltanat Orazova, Deputy Laboratory Manager at SGS Kazakhstan Ltd within Asia Grains&Oils Conference in Tashkent 2021.

“SGS Kazakhstan has already started testing new-crop grain and has already examined more than 30 samples of wheat and barley. Generally, we expect quite good quality of Kazakh wheat despite the low yield”, - she said.

The expert noticed that Kazakh wheat has high protein content. It was about 15% in the samples of wheat of the harvest-2020 that exceeded slightly the result of 2019.

“Besides, gluten content of soft wheat of the harvest-2020 was high - about 31%. It is quite high result. The absence of rains during harvesting campaign resulted in high falling number of 293 s. Grain impurity was at 3%, foreign impurity - about 1.5%. It indicates high quality of Kazakh wheat that let Kazakhstan to keep its position on the grain export market”, - S. Orazova explained.