BottlerHarvest Declaration Form
Bottler Barley is GrainSearch’s latest malt type barley variety to be released in Australia. Bottler is a mid-season maturity, high fermentability malting type barley with medium height straw. Bottler has shown adaptability to a range of HRZ and MRZ environments and has proven high yield potential. Bottler has been entered into the Barley Australia Malt Accreditation program and malt grain production will be supported by Barrett Burston Malting(BBM) in selected regions.
One 2019 grain package from WA was available for BBM to evaluate in their Perth malting facility, however, another parcel was lost due to a rapid turn from a ‘good’ season to a very dry finish. This left Bottler with higher than desired screenings and protein for malting purposes. There was sufficient 2019 malt grain available in Victoria for BBM to evaluate a commercial batch of malt.
Selected growers in Victoria and Western Australia have again sown Bottler crops this season (2020) in anticipation of achieving malt quality grain production for Barrett Burston Malting (BBM) to purchase. It is anticipated that this malt grade grain will be used by BBM to complete Barley Australia’s Stage 2 Malt Accreditation testing.
It is anticipated (seasonal conditions pending) that a final decision on the malting grade status of Bottler will be known by February 2022. Growers who are keen to grow Bottler malt grain in the 2021 season, should contact either GrainSearch directly, or Barrett Burston Malting – to express their interest.
Bottler is protected by PBR and will have an End Point Royalty of $4/tonne (ex gst). The GrainSearch Industry Standard Grower Licence (2020) contains more details on the terms and conditions associated with growing Bottler in 2020 and beyond.