wheat

11        Australian wheat

Australian Trading Pty Ltd as an entity has been approved as a creditor of some Australian leading wheat suppliers and as a local company has established strong connection with Australian main elevators which allow us to offer good quality Australian wheat with competitive prices. 

Australian Prime Hard (APH) 
Australian Prime Hard is Australia’s top-quality high-protein milling wheat. It consists of specially selected white, hard-grained wheat varieties of exceptional milling quality. It is normally segregated and sold at guaranteed minimum protein levels of 13%. Flour milled from Australian Prime Hard wheat is used to produce high-protein Chinese-style yellow alkaline noodles and Japanese Ramen noodles of superior brightness, colour and eating quality. Australian Prime Hard flour is also suitable for the production of high-protein, high-volume breads and wanton dumpling skins. Australian Prime Hard wheat can also be blended with lower protein wheats to produce flours suitable for a wide range of baked products.  

Australian Hard (AH)
Australian Hard is a white wheat comprising specific hard-grained varieties with the No.1 grade segregated at a minimum protein level of 11.5 %. Australian Hard is clean, dry and sound, ensuring the production of high-quality flours at high extraction rates. The flour derived from Australian Hard is suitable for the production of a wide range of breads including European-style pan, hearth and a variety of bread products. It is also particularly suited to the production of Middle Eastern flat breads, Chinese steamed bread and Chinese-style alkaline noodles. 

Australian Premium White (APW)
Australian Premium White is a blend of white hard-grained wheat varieties selected to ensure high milling performance and consistent flour quality. The minimum 10% protein level and hard grain characteristic of Australian Premium White ensures free milling and excellent extraction rates. Australian Premium White flour is suitable for a wide range of products including varieties of Asian noodles such as Hokkien, instant and fresh noodles. It is also ideally suitable for the production of Middle Eastern and Indian-style breads and Chinese steamed bread. Note. All Australian Prime Hard and Australian Hard varieties are acceptable as Australian Premium White. 

Australian Standard White (ASW) 
Australian Standard White is highly versatile medium- to low-protein white wheat representing excellent value for straight milling or blending purposes. All multi-purpose wheat is used in the production of a wide range of products including Middle Eastern, Indian and Iranian-style flat breads, European-style breads and rolls, and Chinese steamed bread. This versatility ensures its popularity as a consistent and genuine value for money product. 

General Purpose (AGP)
The General Purpose grade comprises wheat that has failed to meet minimum receival standards for milling wheat grades, either on account of low test weights (68 kg/hl or below), presence of screenings, foreign material or a mild degree of sprouting. Falling number counts are generally at 200 or above. This product is general used in the feed grains industry. 

Feed wheat
The Feed wheat grade in general consists of severely sprouted wheat deliveries with falling number tests is below 200 and test weights at or below 62 kg/hl. Low falling number tests generally indicate high levels of alpha-amylase activity making them unsuitable to the milling industry. The increased enzyme levels do not detract from the nutritional value of these wheats and are therefore suitable for animal feed purposes.  

Australian Durum (ADR) 
ADR1 consists of selected wheat varieties with vitreous, amber-coloured kernels with a minimum protein of 13%. Durum wheat differs from the other wheats in having endosperm that does not break into fine flour when milled but into coarse semolina, ideal for pasta making. The free-milling grain is capable of achieving high yields of superior quality semolina with minimal residual flour production. The semolina produced from this specialised wheat exhibits high levels of stable yellow pigment and high water absorption, making it ideally suited to the production of a wide range of high-quality wet and dry pasta products with excellent colour and shelf life. Durum is produced primarily in northern New South Wales, South Australia, Queensland and areas where hard and prime hard wheat are grown. Tonnages produced are sufficient to satisfy domestic requirements and, increasingly, international market demands. Table 1 shows Australia’s wheat grades, their share of production, states where they are grown and their export markets.

   
Australian Wheat Grades

Grade

States Grown

Production

Protein

Markets

Export Uses

APH Australian Prime Hard

QLD

<5%

13–14%

Japan, Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Italy

Primarily used for Japanese style ramen noodles

NSW

AH Australian Hard

QLD

15–20%

11.50%

Japan, Indonesia, Iraq, Malaysia, Middle East

Suitable for a wide range of baked products including European pan breads, Middle Eastern flat breads, Chinese steamed products and Chinese yellow alkaline noodles

Northern NSW

Southern NSW

Victoria

South Australia

Western Australia

APW Australian Premium White

QLD

30–35%

10%

Indonesia, Iraq/Iran, Malaysia, Other Asian and Middle Eastern countries, Japan/Korea

Suitable for production of a variety of Asian noodles. It is also suitable for Middle Eastern and Indian style breads and Chinese steamed bread.

Northern NSW

Southern NSW

Victoria

South Australia

Western Australia

ASW Australian Standard White

Southern NSW

20–30%

9–10%

 

Suitable for straight milling and blending purposes - typically in g less discerning markets such as Egypt and Iran for Middle Eastern, Indian and Iranian style flat breads

South Australia

Western Australia

ASWN Australian Standard Wheat Noodle

 

Western Australia

10.50%

Japan/Korea

Developed for use in noodle manufacture Outside of this use, wheat is too soft so loses value, but can be blended into cargoes to the Middle East

ADR Australian Durum Wheat

 

QLD

<5%

Min. 13%

 

Italy, Morocco and Algeria

Pasta

Northern NSW

South Australia

11.5 % & 10%