WELCOME to the Null-lox barley site from Gleadell.
Null-Lox spring malting barley is a conventional spring barley type developed by Carlsberg and Heineken Research bred using traditional breeding techniques. Null-Lox varieties have the staling enzyme LOX bred out to produce fresher-tasting beer for longer and with better head retention.
Carlsberg and Heineken are committed to brew all of their branded beer with Null-Lox. Their research is solely focused on beer and malting barley; the facilities and resources ensure success with teams of scientists and technicians working on Null-Lox and other new projects.
As exclusive agents for Null-Lox in the UK, Gleadell have two main trial sites in Wiltshire and Lincolnshire with two evaluation sites in East Anglia and over 165 commercial Null-Lox growers. There are also extensive variety trials and evaluation in all the main EU malting countries.
Null-Lox seed is grown in the UK with seed producers strategically placed throughout the country in partnership with quality seed processors. There are four seed distribution points, well situated for deliveries – and Null-Lox seed prices are the same as for other spring barleys.
In summary, the benefits of growing Null-Lox are that it is the present and the future of EU malting barley – and is just the beginning - with exciting new traits and varieties in the pipeline.
Null-Lox is endorsed and supported by two of the world’s largest and influential Brewers, so can be grown knowing that it has a guaranteed and secure end market, is backed and needed by brewers and maltsters, and is a market not in oversupply. The amount of Null-lox malting barley used in Carlsberg Breweries in North and Western Europe will increase in 2012 and succeeding years as varietial improvement continues and production levels continue to increase.
But Null-Lox is just the start of the story, the Carlsberg and Heineken research teams are working hard at producing new traits which will have agronomic, processing and taste benefits for all parts of the supply chain for many years to come.
Null-Lox spring malting barley … it’s just the beginning.