CerealWatch 2020

Nutritional value of cereals can vary massively from one year to the next. This variation can have a large impact to feed formulations containing new crop wheat and barley both financially and on animal performance. CerealWatch 2020 provides up to date nutritional values of new crop cereals collating data from across the UK analysed in the Trouw Nutrition GB Laboratory.

Trouw Nutrition GB are currently undertaking CerealWatch - a nationwide survey of new crop feed wheat and barley quality. This survey project has been carried out annually since 2012, looking at difference in nutrient content within and between harvest years.

CerealWatch 2020 will give you access to updates on the nutritional value of new crop UK cereals. We provide real-time data, helping you to fully understand the trends and implications of key nutritional changes in UK cereals.

How to take part in CerealWatch 2020?

It’s easy to take part in CerealWatch 2020. Send your wheat and barley samples for analysis in the pre-labelled sample bags provided for analysis at the Trouw Nutrition GB laboratory at Trouw Nutrition GB, Blenheim House, Blenheim Road, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 1HA.

If you'd like to take part, click below to access the online CerealWatch Enquiry Form and order your pre-labelled sample bags.

Order Sample Bags

Alternatively, contact your Account Manager or a member of the Trouw Nutrition GB Monogastric Team:

Trouw Nutrition GB Sales Team

Trouw Nutrition GB Poultry Team

Trouw Nutrition GB Pig Team


We recommend a minimum sample size of 300g to enable an accurate bushel weight measurement and further analysis. Please include contact details and county of harvest to assist in our evaluation of regional trends. We have pre-labelled bags available to ensure the sample is the correct size.

We split the data regionally into 6 areas. Scotland, North, Midlands, South East, South West and Wales and West Midlands. In order to have the most representative sample set possible, we have a large requirement for samples from each region.

CerealWatch 2020

As part of this package, you will have access to a large amount of data as follows:

  • For each sample submitted, you will receive individual analytical results including energy, total digestible amino acid and enzymatic starch, calculated using Trouw Nutrition Nutrix equations.
  • We will also be communicating regular updates throughout the 2020 harvest, tracking changes throughout the season.

These reports will look at the impact of this year’s harvest on key performance indicators in relation to the changes in nutritional quality of the new crop cereals.

If you would like to sign-up or find out more information, please click here and complete the online form.

2019 Cereal Harvest Summary

Click below to view last year's Summary Report and a guide to CerealWatch nutritional values:

CerealWatch Update - December 2019

CerealWatch - A Guide to Nutritional Values


If you have any queries, please contact your Account Manager or any of the Trouw Nutrition Technical Team.

Trouw Nutrition GB Sales Team


Trouw Nutrition GB Poultry Team


Trouw Nutrition GB Pig Team