Preferred Malting Varieties
Last updated March 2019
The Barley Australia Preferred List is updated annually by Barley Australia as a guide to industry on market preferred varieties.
Barley varieties on the Preferred List are determined by marketing companies who are members of Barley Australia and reflect those malting varieties which, in their opinion, are sought by purchasers of Australian malting barley. A new variety accreditation does not mean the variety will be a Preferred Variety until market demand is established.
'Domestic' is demand by domestic brewers for malting varieties.
'Export' is demand by export brewers for malting varieties.
Our trade may purchase malting barleys for either sale to domestic malthouses, or for export.
Our Australian malthouses malt for both domestic brewers and for export brewers
It is recommened that growers of malting barley should contact their marketers of choice, storage company and consultant agronomists, prior to making any variety sowing decisions.