LONDON, ENGLAND — Wheat Guide 2024, which provides insights into flour miller variety preferences, is now available on the UK Flour Millers’ website.

Individuals and organizations in the agricultural food supply chain can download the document, which provides the milling industry’s views on wheat varieties and their relative values in the UK milling market. UK Flour Millers said the guide “reiterates key milling industry messages around variety selection and storage, emphasizing the importance of food safety and the need to segregate varieties within stores, as mixing can reduce their marketability.”

“The Wheat Guide is written with the input of the whole milling sector and is a definitive guide to variety quality,” said Joe Brennan, head of technical and regulatory affairs, UK Flour Millers. “However, different mills have different requirements and it’s crucial that growers understand what local destinations are looking for in order to maximize value from their milling wheat crops.”

Flour millers in the UK consistently use 5 million tonnes of wheat every year, with 80% to 85% coming from British farms. This demand is stable, with approximately 30% of supermarket food products containing flour, reflecting the fact flour is a staple food and ingredient.

“Our wheat guide is an invaluable reference for farmers developing their plans for the coming season,” said Alistair Gale, chief executive officer, UK Flour Millers. “It’s a one-stop point to find the optimum milling wheat varieties, opening up the prospect of returns beyond those available for feed wheat.”

UK Flour Millers is the trade body for the UK flour milling industry. To view Wheat Guide 2024,