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Performance / March 1, 2019

Gold3 size 39 and 42’s MTS – how to read the clearance report

As per previous communications the minimum taste standard for size 39’s and 42’s (size 42’s are non-standard supply) has been increased to a dry matter threshold of 16.6. This change in standard will not be noticeable until maturity areas begin to be assessed under Modified Kiwistart dry matter criteria as the Kiwistart dry matter criteria is a dry matter threshold of 16.9, higher than the new size 39’s and 42’s MTS. During Kiwistart Gold3 clearance samples are assessed against the easiest criteria first from a dry matter perspective as this criteria is the most likely to get the most sizes cleared. The order of assessment is:

1. The sample is assessed against Mainpack clearance criteria (brix, colour, dry matter). If achieved, Mainpack clearance. If not,
2. The sample is assessed against Modified Kiwistart clearance criteria (brix, colour, dry matter). If achieved, Modified Kiwistart clearance. If not,
3. The sample is assessed against Kiwistart clearance criteria (brix, colour, dry matter). If achieved, Kiwistart clearance. If not, Failed.

So samples that meet both the Kiwistart criteria and Modified Kiwistart criteria will be reported as Modified Kiwistart clearances. The clearance criteria applied makes no difference to eligibility for Kiwistart payments.

Examples of what section 4 of the sample results PDF will look like for each clearance criteria are detailed below with the new size 39 and 42 MTS highlighted in yellow.

Kiwistart example (size 39 and 42 MTS criteria same as all other sizes, no change from 2018):

Modified Kiwistart example (size 39 and 42 MTS criteria highlighted in yellow):

Mainpack example (size 39 and 42 MTS criteria highlighted in yellow):