Oats: Primary and export grade determinants tables

Oats, Canada Western (CW) - part 1 of 2
Grade name Standard of quality Hulled and hulless % Footnote 1 Damage
Minimum test weight kg/hl (g/0.5 L) Variety Degree of soundness Fireburnt % Frost % Fusarium % Heated / rotted % Total %
number 1 CW 56 (260) Any variety of oats registered under the Seeds Act Good colour, 98% sound groats 6 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 2
number 2 CW 53 (245) Any variety of oats registered under the Seeds Act Good colour, 96% sound groats 8 0.0 4.0 2.0 0.1 4
number 3 CW 51 (235) Any variety of oats registered under the Seeds Act Fair colour, 94% sound groats 20 0.0 6.0 4.0 0.5 6
number 4 CW 48 (220) Any variety of oats Poor colour, 92% sound groats No limit—If sample contains 75% or more of hulless oats, grade as hulless oats 0.2 No limit. Not included in total damage assessment 6.0 1.0 8
excluding frost
Grade, if number 4 specs not met Oats, Sample CW Account Light Weight   Oats, Sample CW Account Damage and Foreign Material   Oats, Sample CW Account Fireburnt   Oats, Sample CW Account Fusarium Damaged Oats, Sample CW Account Heated Oats, Sample CW Account Damage

Note: Samples of Oats, CW will be graded no lower than number 4 CW account colour

Oats, Canada Western (CW) - part 2 of 2
Grade name Foreign material Total damage and foreign material %
Other cereal grains and wild oats Large seeds % Sclerotinia % Mineral matter including stones Ergot % Excreta %
Barley % Cereal grains other than wheat or barley % Wheat % Wild oats % Total Stones % Total %
number 1 CW 0.8 1 0.8 1 2 0.2 0.00 0.02 0.03 0.00 0.01 2
number 2 CW 1.5 2 1.5 2 4 0.3 0.05 0.07 0.07 0.03 0.01 4
number 3 CW 3.0 3 3.0 3 6 0.5 0.05 0.15 0.25 0.03 0.02 6
number 4 CW 8.0 8 8.0 8 8 1.0 0.10 0.15 0.25 0.05 0.02 8
excluding frost
Grade, if number 4 specs not met See Mixed grain See Mixed grain See Mixed grain 50% or less - see mixed grain Over 50% - Mixed Feed Oats See Mixed grain Oats, Sample CW Account Admixture Oats, Sample CW Account Admixture 2.5% or less – Oats, Rejected (grade) Account Stones Over 2.5% – Oats, Sample Salvage Oats, Sample CW Account Ergot Oats, Sample CW Account Excreta Oats, Sample CW Account Damage and Foreign Material

Oats, Canada Eastern (CE) - part 1 of 2
Grade name Standard of quality Hulled and hulless % Footnote 1 Damage
Minimum test weight kg/hl (g/0.5 L) Variety Degree of soundness Fireburnt % Frost % Fusarium % Heated / Rotted % Total %
number 1 CE 51 (235) Any variety of oats registered under the Seeds Act Good colour, 98% sound groats 6 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 2
number 2 CE 49 (225) Any variety of oats registered under the Seeds Act Good colour, 96% sound groats 8 0.0 4.0 2.0 0.1 4
number 3 CE 46 (210) Any variety of oats registered under the Seeds Act Fair colour, 94% sound groats 20 0.0 6.0 4.0 0.5 6
number 4 CE 43 (195) Any variety of oats Poor colour, 92% sound groats No limit—If sample contains 75% or more of hulless oats, grade as hulless oats 0.25 No limit. Not included in total damage assessment 6.0 1.0 8
excluding frost
Grade, if number 4 specs not met Oats, Sample CE Account Light Weight   Oats, Sample CE Account Damage and Foreign Material   Oats, Sample CE Account Fireburnt   Oats, Sample CE Account Fusarium Damaged Oats, Sample CE Account Heated Oats, Sample CE Account Damage
Oats, Canada Eastern (CE) - part 2 of 2
Grade name Foreign material Total damage and foreign material %
Other cereal grains and wild oats Large seeds % Sclerotinia % Mineral matter including stones Ergot % Excreta %
Barley % Cereal grains other than wheat or barley % Wheat % Wild oats % Total Stones % Total %
number 1 CE 0.8 1 0.8 1 2 0.2 0.00 0.02 0.03 0.00 0.01 2
number 2 CE 1.5 2 1.5 2 4 0.3 0.05 0.07 0.07 0.05 0.01 4
number 3 CE 3.0 3 3.0 3 6 0.5 0.05 0.15 0.25 0.05 0.02 6
number 4 CE 8.0 8 8.0 8 8 1 0.10 0.15 0.25 0.10 0.02 8 excluding frost
Grade, if number 4 specs not met See Mixed grain See Mixed grain See ixed grain 50% or less - see mixe grain Over 50% - Mixed Feed Oats See Mixed grain Oats, Sample CE Account Admixture Oats, Sample CE Account Admixture 2.5% or less – Oats, Sample CE Account Stones Over 2.5% – Oats, Sample Salvage Oats, Sample CE Account Ergot Oats, Sample CE Account Excreta Oats, Sample CE Account Damage and Foreign Material

Note: Samples of Oats, CW will be graded no lower than number 4 CW account colour

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