Malting Barley Committee Constitution

THE MALTING BARLEY COMMITTEE

Constitution

Briefing

To administer the selection of new malting barley varieties and ensure adequate publicity.

The Malting Barley Committee is constituted of two members from each of the three funding bodies – MAGB, BBPA and SWA.  A Chairman will be elected, by rotation, from these representatives to serve for three years.  The Chairman of the MAGB Trade Committee holds one of the two MAGB places on the Malting Barley Committee.  The Committee is supplemented by one each from AIC (Seeds), AHDB and BSPB plus Secretariat provided by MAGB.

Terms of Reference

To administer a joint industry committee for the selection of new malting barley varieties and to ensure the continued supply of good quality raw materials for malting, brewing and distilling purposes.

Funding

In proportions 2:1:1 respectively from the three trade sources – MAGB, BBPA and SWA.  Some of the MAGB commitment is in-kind, including the time and expenses of staff member to head up the administration of the committee.

Issues

The committee will have the authority to show acceptance of new and existing malting barley varieties by the award of an asterisk which signifies such approval.  This to be known as IBD Approval.

Publicity
  • Cereals Events
  • Newsletter/via AHDB
  • Websites
 
Objectives

1. To administer a joint industry committee for the selection of new malting barley varieties and to ensure the continued supply of good quality raw materials for malting, brewing and distilling purposes.

2. To oversee the operations of the MBC Working Party and The Brewing and Distilling Micromalting Groups.

 
General Description of Work

The Malting Barley Committee examines the recommendations of the WP, revising where needed and takes the final decisions in respect of the IBD Approval system. Responsibility for publicity rests with the MBC.