Tag Archives: Wyoming

Barley harvest 2018 is underway

It’s a busy but exciting time of year in Bighorn Barley country right now, with the annual malting barley harvest in full swing. Harvest typically starts about the third week in July, when the first truckloads of barley randomly begin rolling into the Briess elevator in Ralston, WY.

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Spring is in the air and seeds are in the ground

Just as Rick Redd, Regional Manager of the Briess Wyoming Barley Operations, predicted, by mid-March the growers were in the fields prepping the ground and planting seeds before the end of April. February snowfall had set the planting season back by about three weeks, but this has not disrupted… [More]

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Inquire about two great upcoming events hosted by Briess

We have a limited number of spots available for two of our upcoming events, Briess Bighorn Barley Tour and the Malt & Brew Workshop. If you are interested in attending one or both of these events, please contact your Division Manager directly to get more information on these great … [More]

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Snowfall in the Bighorn: What does it mean for planting season?

The average snowfall in the Bighorn Basin of Wyoming, where the Briess Barley Operations and Seed Plant are located, is 14 inches a year. This is considerably less than the national average where the average U.S. city gets about 26 inches of snowfall each year. On February 22, the Ralston crew … [More]

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2017 Barley crop in the bins!

The 2017 barley harvest and numbers are in, and we are pleased to report above-average yield in our Wyoming Bighorn Basin and Southern Montana growing areas.  Regional manager for our WY Barley OP’s Rick Redd notes “we have had a phenomenal crop with above-average yields and acceptance … [More]

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