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Leading UK spring malting barley sees increased European interest

Barley
Grains, Cereal & Legumes
United Kingdom
Market & Price Trends
Published Jan 17, 2024

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The UK spring malting barley variety, Laureate, has gained increased interest from European malting markets, potentially opening up new export opportunities for UK growers. With full approval for brewing and malt distilling, Laureate was the most widely grown spring malting barley in Scotland and England during harvest 2023 and is the most purchased variety by maltsters with contracts available in the UK. The variety's breeder, Syngenta, sees potential for increased exports to Europe in 2024, as European interest in Laureate has grown and the variety has gained approval in major European malting barley systems.
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Grain from leading UK spring malting barley variety, Laureate, which has largely only traded within the nation until now has seen increased interest from European malting markets. The high-yielding spring barley, which has full approval for brewing and malt distilling, was the most widely grown spring malting barley in Scotland and England during harvest 2023, and the most purchased variety by maltsters with contracts available in the UK. See also: Milestone reached in low-carbon bread production Tracy Creasy, cereals asset manager for Europe North for the variety’s breeder, Syngenta, says alongside its reputation for a consistent on-farm performance, exports could boom in 2024 after heavy autumn rain stopped winter wheat drilling. “The UK was our first focus when developing Laureate, but over recent years European interest in Laureate has blossomed,” Mrs Creasy said. “We’re now at a point where Laureate has approval in two major European malting barley systems: the Danish ...
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