Grain Standards
2019-2020

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Binned Grade 

Varietal Restrictions
Varietal restrictions apply to the grades on this chart. A variety must not be binned above its maximum allowable varietal classification (APH2 > H1/H2 > APW1 > ASW1 > AGP1 > FED1).
Only APH2 and H1/H2 varieties may be binned in AUH2 & HPS1.

Defective Grains 

Maximum tolerance by count per half litre, unless otherwise stated.
Defective definitions are to be read in conjunction with the photo in the Visual Recognition Standards Guide which depicts the minimum standard for a grain to be classified as defective.
Note: NIL tolerance applies to the entire load except where stated otherwise.

Foreign Seeds 

Tolerances apply to whole seeds or their equivalent in pieces and refer to the maximum total of all seeds named in each type per half litre.
Except TYPE(1) in which the maximum applies on an individual seed basis per half litre.

Other Contaminants 

Maximum tolerance per half litre unless otherwise stated. - Note: NIL tolerance applies to the entire load except where stated otherwise.

Binned Grade 

Varietal Restrictions
Varietal restrictions apply to the grades on this chart. A variety must not be binned above its maximum allowable varietal classi cation.
ANW1, ANW2, ASWS – Only the variety Rosella, Where these segregations are not available, these varieties may only be received into FED1 or lower grades.
SFE1, SFE2, SGP1, SGP2 - Only the varieties Anlace, Barham, Gazelle, Impala, Orion, QAL2000, Yenda may be received into SFE1, SFE2, SGP1 or SGP2 segregations (subject to Varietal Classi cation Zones). Where these segregations are not available, these varieties may only be received into FED1 or lower grades.

Defective Grains 

Maximum tolerance by count per half litre, unless otherwise stated
Note: NIL tolerance applies to the entire load except where stated otherwise.
Defective definitions are to be read in conjunction with the photo in the Visual Recognition Standards Guide which depicts the minimum standard for a grain to be classi ed as defective.

Foreign Seeds 

Tolerances apply to whole seeds or their equivalent in pieces and refer to the maximum total of all seeds named in each type per half litre.
Except TYPE(1) in which the maximum applies on an individual seed basis per half litre.

Other Contaminants 

Maximum tolerance per half litre unless otherwise stated.
Note: NIL tolerance applies to the entire load except where stated otherwise.

Binned Grade 

Defective Grains 

Maximum tolerance count per half litre unless otherwise stated.
Defective definitions are to be read in conjunction with the photo in the Visual Recognition Standards Guide which depicts the minimum standard for a grain to be classi ed as defective. Note: NIL tolerance applies to the entire load except where stated otherwise.

Foreign Seed 

Tolerances apply to whole seeds or their equivalent in pieces and refer to the maximum total of all seeds named in each type per half litre.

Other Contaminants 

Maximum tolerance per half litre unless otherwise stated.
Note: NIL tolerance applies to the entire load except where stated otherwise.

Binned Grade 

All malting varieties must be segregated and of the current season
Commander, Compass, Gairdner, Granger, La Trobe, Scope, Spartacus, Westminster, Hindmarsh (Food), All Other Varieties

Defective Grains 

Maximum tolerance by count per half litre, Unless otherwise stated.
Note: Nil in these Standards means a level of zero in a half litre sample representative of the entire load (or parcel of grain being assessed) and/or not detected in the load or in/on the delivery vessel at any stage of the receival process.
Defective definitions are to be read in conjunction with the photo in the Visual Recognition Standards Guide which depicts the minimum standard for a grain to be classi ed as defective.

Foreign Seeds 

Tolerances apply to whole seeds or their equivalent in pieces and refer to the maximum total of all seeds named in each type per half litre. Except TYPE(1) in which the maximum applies on an individual seed basis per half litre.
* Individual Seed Basis
**Parthenium Weed is a NIL tolerance in NSW/VIC/SA
*** Hexham Scent is only acceptable if no tainting odour is present
**** TYPE(6) limit in QLD is 40 per half litre for all barley grades

Other Contaminants 

Maximum tolerance per half litre unless otherwise stated.
Note: NIL tolerance applies to the entire load except where stated otherwise.
All Foreign Seed Pods not listed above such as those that are 5mm or less in diameter are included as Foreign Material, whether whole pods or part thereof.

Binned Grade 

Seed Contaminants 

(maximum tolerance by count per half litre to apply to individual seeds)

Contaminants 

(Maximum count per half litre unless otherwise stated)

Defective Canola 

Not routinely assessed at receival. If detected, please contact TSQ for advice.
(Maximum % by count unless otherwise stated based on a 1000 seed sample retained above 1.0mm round hole screen) Defective de nitions are to be read in conjunction with the photo in the Visual Recognition Standards Guide which depicts the minimum standard for a grain to be classi ed as defective.

Binned Grade 

Defective Grains 

maximum % by weight per 200g sample.
Defective definitions are to be read in conjunction with the photo in the Visual Recognition Standards Guide which depicts the minimum standard for a grain to be classi ed as defective.

Foreign Seeds 

WS1 TYPE (1) the maximum applies on an individual seed basis per 200g. WS2 TYPE (2) - WS8 TYPE (8) Tolerances apply to whole seeds or their equivalent in pieces and refer to the maximum total of all seeds named in each type per 200g.
*Individual seed basis
***Heliotrope pods must be opened and the seeds counted
**Parthenium Weed is a NIL tolerance in NSW/VIC/SA ****Hexham Scent is only acceptable if no tainting odour is present

Other Contaminants 

Maximum per 200g sample unless otherwise stated.

Binned Grade 

Description – Grain Sorghum of red, white and yellow varieties only.

Defective Grains 

Maximum count per half litre unless otherwise stated (1% = 3 grains).
Defective definitions are to be read in conjunction with the photo in the Visual Recognition Standards Guide which depicts the minimum standard for a grain to be classified as defective. Note: NIL tolerance applies to the entire load except where stated otherwise.

Foreign Seeds 

Tolerances apply to whole seeds or their equivalent in pieces and refer to the maximum total of all seeds named in each type per half litre.
Except TYPE(1) in which the maximum applies on an individual seed basis per half litre.

Other Contaminants 

Tolerances refer to the maximum total of all contaminants named in each type per half litre unless otherwise stated.
Note: NIL tolerance applies to the entire load except where stated otherwise.

Binned Grade 

Description
Clean, sound, whole kernels approved for gritting, maize hybrids free from genetic modification.
The seller warrants that maize is fit for human consumption and complies with the standards laid down under the ANZ Food Standard Code.

General
Maize tendered for delivery shall be free from any uncharacteristic odours, infestation, objectionable material and any commercially unacceptable contaminant.

Specific Allergens
Nil presence of peanuts or any biological derivatives thereof, in maize tendered for delivery.

Chemical Treatment
Maize delivered ex farm to a bulk handling authority on behalf of Allied Mills Pty Ltd at the time of harvest is not to have a contact chemical applied.
Maize that has been stored on farm prior to delivery to either a bulk handling authority or direct to Allied Mills (or agent) must be accompanied by a completed Allied Mills Storage & Delivery Declaration Form and the product must comply in all aspects of the Australian Food Standards Code on outturn.

Defective Grains 

( Each type per 100 grains)

Other Contaminants 

(Max per half litre)

Deductions and Other Conditions 

( Allied Mills reserves the right to reject maize over the above specified limits )

Binned Grade 

Description – Hybrids 99.8% free from genetic modification

Defective Grains 

Maximum % by weight per 200 gram sample unless otherwise stated.
Defective definitions are to be read in conjunction with the photo in the Visual Recognition Standards Guide which depicts the minimum standard for a grain to be classified as defective.
Note: NIL tolerance applies to the entire load except where stated otherwise.

Seed Contaminants 

Tolerances apply to whole seeds or their equivalent in pieces and refer to the maximum total of all seeds named in each type per half litre. Except TYPE(1) in which the maximum applies on an individual seed basis per half litre.

Other Contaminants 

Tolerances refer to the maximum total of all contaminants named in each type per half litre unless otherwise stated. Note: NIL tolerance applies to the entire load except where stated otherwise.

Binned Grade 

The Faba Beans shall be sound, dry and fresh and light to medium brown or pale green in colour.

Defective Grains 

maximum % by weight per 400g sample.

Foreign Seeds 

Tolerances apply to whole seeds or their equivalent in pieces and refer to the maximum total of all seeds named in each type per 400g. Except TYPE(1) in which the maximum applies on an individual seed basis per 400g.
*Individual seed basis
***Heliotrope pods must be opened and the seeds counted
**Parthenium Weed is a NIL tolerance in NSW/VIC/SA
****Hexham Scent is only acceptable if no tainting odour is present

Other Contaminants 

Maximum per 400g sample unless otherwise stated.

Binned Grade 

Physical Characteristics - The Lentils shall be red, hard and well filled.

Defective Grains 

maximum % by weight per 200g sample.

Foreign Seeds 

Tolerances apply to whole seeds or their equivalent in pieces and refer to the maximum total of all seeds named in each type per 200g. Except TYPE(1) in which the maximum applies on an individual seed basis per 200g.
*Individual seed basis
***Heliotrope pods must be opened and the seeds counted
**Parthenium Weed is a NIL tolerance in NSW/VIC/SA
****Hexham Scent is only acceptable if no tainting odour is present

Other Contaminants 

Maximum per 200g sample unless otherwise stated.

Binned Grade 

Defective Grains 

Maximum % by count per 200 Grain Sample unless otherwise stated (1% = 2 grains).
Note: NIL tolerance applies to the entire load except where stated otherwise.
Defective definitions are to be read in conjunction with the photo in the Visual Recognition Standards Guide which depicts the minimum standard for a grain to be classi ed as defective.

Seed Contaminants 

Tolerances apply to whole seeds or their equivalent in pieces and refer to the maximum total of all seeds named in each type per half litre. Except TYPE(1) in which the maximum applies on an individual seed basis per half litre.

Other Contaminants 

Tolerances refer to the maximum total of all contaminants named in each type per half litre unless otherwise stated.
Note: NIL tolerance applies to the entire load except where stated otherwise.

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