| ||Clearfield JNZ attains Prime Hard classification|| ||
AWB Limited has given a Prime Hard classification in Northern New South Wales and Queensland for the recently released wheat variety Clearfield JNZ.
The variety, which is currently classified as Australian Hard elsewhere in Australia, has met the milling quality requirements for the top classification after testing of samples from the 2001/02 harvest.
AWB General Manager Grain Technology Andrew McConville said evaluation of the tests revealed Clearfield JNZ displayed excellent physical quality characteristics when compared to the Janz variety.
“The milling performance, dough properties and flour colour of the Clearfield JNZ variety are equivalent to Janz, with some minor differences in dough strength at higher protein levels,” Mr McConville said.
“Our end product assessments also showed that bread and yellow alkaline noodle products from the two varieties are similar, and as such we have classified Clearfield JNZ as Prime Hard in Northern NSW and Queensland,” said Mr McConville.
Clearfield JNZ will retain its Australian Hard classification in all other regions.