KWS Hawking proved itself as a strong 2-row feed barley in the West, only being beaten this year by two new AHDB Recommended varieties Bolton and KWS Tardis. Both sport the highest yields on the list with great spec weights. Tardis will be marginally better for heavy soil or those wanting more straw, whereas Bolton is stronger in the East for feed. There is a new Hybrid Barley on the list also, SY Thunderbolt, bringing what we've come to recognise as superior reliability on farm, as well as high yields and early maturity for the rotation. It is also excitig that there will be a couple of varieties with BYDV tolerance availabl, with our pick being the 6-row conventional feed barley Sensation. Malting barley Craft will be popular again, please contact GrainLink, our specialist grain marketing business, if you are looking for any forward contracts.