Westminster continues to be a favoured feed spring barley with demand in livestock regions.
Although lower yielding, Westminster is a very safe & reliable variety that has performed consistently on-farm, producing a very good grain sample with very good straw attributes that are required by livestock holdings.
Although Wesminster is now outclassed on yield, the variety continues to produce very competitive yields on-farm and offers good agronomic attributes, which growers appreciate. Tall, stiff straw with brackling resistance, combined with very good disease resistance, makes the variety ideal to grow on the less intensive farm holdings within the UK.
Westminster is one of a few varieties with a very high specific weight. This attribute, combined with low sieving losses, makes an ideal variety in the feed spring barley sector.