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Uganda barley (Hordeum vulgare) is a type of grass with close resemblance to wheat that naturally grows in temperate climates but is now exotic to this East African country. The crop comes from mainly the eastern parts of Uganda. Here, various companies have set a base for beer processing from the cereal that has now become a common crop just like wheat. As a nutritious grain, barley serves in the making of commercial food/feed for humans and animals. It is a topping in bread and a fiber-rich ingredient in soup. It makes beer malt and is essential in the preparation of animal fodder. It is among the earliest cereals to domesticate as it grew in parts of Europe around 8000 B.C.
Taking barley by-products gives the body high protein content of around 24 percent of the daily value (DV). It also supplies 19 percent DV of iron and 33 percent of magnesium for strong bones. Its vitamin B-6 content is about 15 percent DV. The dietary fiber content raises the bar at 68 percent DV, which is essential for proper digestion.
We source Uganda barley from Kapchorwa on the eastern border with Kenya. The area is a key source of the produce for the neighboring market including Tanzania, Kenya and South Africa. The locals also have connections with importers from Denmark. We only deal with family growers who have land of less than two acres, which they cultivate by farmyard manure for soil enrichment.
Before harvesting Uganda barley, we ascertain that it has attained an average of 70 days in the field. We also use various means such as testing the seed’s level of dryness by splitting it to ensure that the moisture level is as low as 18 percent. We then prepare the area for threshing and winnowing the produce as soon as the harvest, which we do by hand means takes place.
We harvest Uganda barley in the second month from the planting date. Our well-trained workers cut the chaff with the heads of the ripe seeds by sickles and cutters. They then bundle the chaffs in readiness for drying.
After sufficient drying so that the moisture has gone down to 14 percent, we then thresh Uganda barley. Mechanical harvesting makes this easy as the combiner harvest does this at the field. It has a sieve with two settings of 14 millimeters and 4 millimeters openings. These make sure that grains and chaff separate through a fan blowing mechanism. The grains collect in a tank where they are ready for collecting. Our manual threshing involves rolling pins between the chaffs and then using hand means to remove the grains. We then winnow the produce in the market by blowing air onto it.
We pack Uganda barley in bulk. We also have 50-kilogram gunny bags and sacks that provide great storage for the grains. The bags have polyethylene linings to preserve the seeds in a hydrated condition during the shipping period. All our cargo comes with proper labels such as the country of origin, the net weight and the destination.
We store Uganda barley at below freezing point at around -6 degrees Celsius. This ensures that it will not attract weevils and other insects that are easily attracted to the grains. We then dispatch the produce to the airport in Entebbe on the same day of packing. This ensures that it arrives at your destination in a day or two after shipping.
Thus, if you are looking forward to one of the grain crops that have multipurpose uses, our Uganda barley comes as a perfect solution. We source the cereals from Global Good Agricultural Practices (GAP)-certified locales in the country. Our produce contains quite low chemical residual as our farmers cultivate it responsibly under farmyard manure. Regarding quantity, we always reserve sufficient tonnage that marries to your exact needs. We also extend great pricing by making rate reductions to suit your budget. Make an order today!
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