The Wheat Guide lists the flour milling industry's views on wheat varieties and gives marketing guidance on their likely relative values in the UK market. It complements other information on wheat varieties provided in the HGCA Recommended List. It should be noted that just as a variety can vary in agronomic performance from year to year, end-use performance might also vary due to climatic conditions throughout the growing season.
UK flour millers produce consistently high-quality products where the reliability and safety of the wheat is of paramount importance. All millers purchase wheat that has been grown to assured standards such as the Assured Combinable Crops Scheme.
Increasingly, contracts specify single varieties of wheat, since the variety is the most important element in determining end-use performance. Wherever possible, different varieties should be separated within stores in order to maintain their full value. Even where varieties are of apparently similar value, mixing can reduce their marketability.