Barley Quality

2019 Barley Crop

94.34% Graded United States No. 1

According to the results of the 2019 Washington Barley Quality Survey, 94.34% of the Washington barley crop graded U.S. No.1 and 98.81% of this year’s crop graded U.S. No. 2 or better. The average test weight was 50.8 and thin barley was 1.8%. The Washington State Department of Agriculture’s Grain Inspection Program compiled the 2019 Barley Quality Survey. The information was gathered from 265 submitted sample inspections performed in the Spokane, Colfax, and Pasco Grain Inspection Offices from July through September.
Barley Crop

2019 Washington Barley Statewide Grade Totals

Grade Percent of Total
U.S. No. 1 94.34%
U.S. No. 2 4.53%
U.S. No. 3 0.75%
U.S. No. 4 0.38%
U.S. No. 5 0.00%
Sample Grade 0.00%

Washington Barley Statewide Averages for Grading Factors 2015-2019

The survey showed no differentiation in quality results from two-row versus six-row barley. Malting grades and/or factor averages are not tracked or compiled separately, but are represented in the averages and totals shown.

Crop Year Test Weight Moisture Damage Thin
2019 50.8 10.9 0 1.8
2018 50.4 9.7 0.2 2.1
2017 50.8 9.7 0 2.2
2016 52.5 9.3 0 1.2
2015 46.4 9 0 6.8
5 Year Average 50.2 9.7 0.0 2.8
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