Quality of Western Canadian Oats 2019

Table 1. Total oats seeded area in Canada.
  Seeded area (millions of hectares)
Province 2017 2018 5-year average* 2019**
Manitoba 0.210 0.196 0.190 0.212
Saskatchewan 0.672 0.569 0.607 0.727
Alberta and British Columbia 0.308 0.352 0.329 0.391
Western Canada 1.190 1.117 1.126 1.331
Canada 1.295 1.235 1.259 1.459

Source: Statistics Canada, *5-year average from 2014 to 2018, ** Estimated as of September 26, 2019

Figure 1. Yearly comparison of total oats seeded area in Western Canada.

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    Total oats seeded area (million hectares)
    Year
    Province 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019**
    Manitoba 0.170 0.198 0.180 0.210 0.196 0.213
    Saskatchewan 0.567 0.668 0.559 0.672 0.569 0.727
    Alberta and British Columbia 0.299 0.324 0.360 0.308 0.352 0.391
    Western Canada 1.035 1.190 1.098 1.190 1.117 1.331
Table 2. Total oats production in Canada.
  Production (millions tonnes)
Province 2017 2018 5-year average* 2019**
Manitoba 0.821 0.709 0.644 0.773
Saskatchewan 1.989 1.689 1.763 2.039
Alberta and British Columbia 0.659 0.773 0.622 0.895
Western Canada 3.469 3.171 3.029 3.708
Canada 3.733 3.436 3.267 4.016

Source: Statistics Canada, *5-year average from 2014 to 2018, ** Estimated as of September 26, 2019

Figure 2. Yearly comparison of total oats production in Western Canada.

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    Total oats production (million tonnes)
    Year
    Province 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019**
    Manitoba 0.524 0.595 0.569 0.821 0.709 0.773
    Saskatchewan 1.558 1.928 1.653 1.989 1.689 2.039
    Alberta and British Columbia 0.595 0.451 0.681 0.659 0.773 0.896
    Western Canada 2.677 2.974 2.903 3.469 3.171 3.708

Figure 3. Distribution of oat classes as percentage (%) of total area seeded with oats in Western Canada from 2015 to 2019.

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    % of total oat seeded area
    Year Milling Feed and Forage Hulless Not Specific
    2015 83.4 5.4 0.2 11.0
    2016 83.4 7.0 0.1 9.5
    2017 85.7 5.1 0.2 9.0
    2018 84.2 7.3 0.2 8.3
    2019 84.3 7.7 0.1 8.0

Source: Sask Crop Insurance, Alberta Ag Financial Services Corp., Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation, BC Crop Insurance

Figure 4. Comparison of areas seeded with top four milling oat cultivars in Western Canada from 2015 to 2019.

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    % of Total Area Seeded with Milling Oats in Wstern Canada
    Year
    2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
    Souris 16.62 12.74 9.85 6.25 4.29
    Summit 10.59 14.64 18.31 18.62 19.25
    AC Morgan 33.88 34.50 24.06 21.17 21.36
    CS Camden 1.27 7.54 22.30 32.26 35.50

Source: Sask Crop Insurance, Alberta Ag Financial Services Corp., Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation, BC Crop Insurance

Figure 5. Comparison of areas seeded with selected milling oat cultivars: CDC Ruffian (2013), ORE3542M (2017), CDC Dancer (2000) and Triactor (2007) in Western Canada from 2015 to 2019. (The number in brackets indicates the year of variety registration).

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    % of Total Area Seeded with Milling Oats in Wstern Canada
    Year
    2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
    Triactor 6.38 5.82 7.04 5.82 3.77
    CDC Dancer 6.46 4.88 3.20 1.90 1.73
    CDC Ruffian 0.00 0.79 1.90 2.45 2.86
    ORE3542M 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.08 1.29

Source: Sask Crop Insurance, Alberta Ag Financial Services Corp., Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation, BC Crop Insurance

Table 4. Distribution of milling oat cultivars as percentage (%) of total area seeded with milling oats in Western Canada in 2019.
Milling Oat Cultivars % of Total Area Seeded with Milling Oats in Western Canada in 2019
Alberta Saskatchewan Manitoba Western Canada
% % % %
CS CAMDEN 2.25 17.81 15.44 35.50
AC MORGAN 11.71 9.05 0.60 21.36
SUMMIT 0.06 4.82 14.37 19.25
SOURIS 0.00 1.59 2.69 4.29
TRIACTOR 0.01 3.68 0.08 3.77
CDC RUFFIAN 0.41 2.42 0.03 2.86
DERBY 1.32 0.65 0.00 1.97
CDC DANCER 0.02 1.49 0.23 1.73
PINNACLE 0.00 0.53 0.93 1.46
ORE3542M 0.20 0.24 0.85 1.29
CDC MINSTREL 0.03 1.03 0.01 1.07
LEGGETT 0.00 0.69 0.34 1.03
CDC ORRIN 0.03 0.79 0.00 0.82
CDC MORRISON 0.01 0.51 0.17 0.69
ORE3541M 0.00 0.05 0.59 0.64
FURLONG 0.00 0.00 0.33 0.33
TRIPLE CROWN 0.00 0.00 0.25 0.25
RONALD 0.00 0.00 0.22 0.22
CDC BIG BROWN 0.03 0.00 0.17 0.20
STRIDE 0.01 0.08 0.07 0.16
CDC WEAVER 0.00 0.11 0.00 0.11
AC ASSINIBOIA 0.00 0.00 0.11 0.11
CDC ARBORG 0.03 0.05 0.02 0.10
CDC NORSEMAN 0.06 0.00 0.03 0.09
OTHER 0.15 0.06 0.09 0.30
Total Milling 16.34 46.04 37.62 100

Source: Sask Crop Insurance, Alberta Ag Financial Services Corp., Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation, BC Crop Insurance

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