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Britain's wheat quality generally good this year

LONDON - Britain's wheat crop quality was generally good this year, the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board said on Tuesday issuing final results of a survey which showed improved average protein content and specific weights.

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LONDON - Britain's wheat crop quality was generally good this year, the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board said on Tuesday issuing final results of a survey which showed improved average protein content and specific weights.

The survey showed an increased proportion of the crop met high and medium quality bread wheat specifications, where protein content tends to be the limiting factor in Britain, despite a decline in average Hagberg falling numbers.

Protein content averaged 11.9 percent, up from the prior season's 11.3 percent while the average specific weight, a measure of density, rose to 78.6 kilogrammes per hectolitre, up from last year's 77.1 kg/hl and the highest level since 2011.

Hagberg falling numbers, a key measure of whether wheat is suitable for milling, fell to an average of 288 seconds, down from the prior season's 308 seconds.

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