UK Wheat Yield Expectations Cut

French analysts Strategie Grains have cut their UK wheat yield projections for 2010 from 7.96 MT/ha to 7.72 MT/ha. That equates to a 2.6% decrease on last season's average of 7.93 MT/ha, they say.

UK wheat production this year is pegged at just under 15.5 MMT, a 1.1 MMT increase on last year.

The UK barley crop is estimated at 5.3 MMT, comprising 2.36 MMT of winter barley and 2.94 MMT of spring barley. That represents a reduction in output of 21.7% this year.

England's spring barley was in a “disappointing state” they said, although they think that this will partially be offset by better conditions north of the border in Scotland.