More crush de­lays

Isis Town and Country - - News -

RAIN­FALL that be­gan fall­ing on Fri­day, Au­gust 22 and per­sis­tent show­ers that lin­gered over the week­end halted crush­ing op­er­a­tion for the sec­ond week in a row.

While most grow­ers re­ceived less than 10mm in this event, con­di­tions were greasy un­der­foot and around 48 hours of pro­cess­ing time was lost.

The mill re­sumed op­er­a­tions late Sun­day af­ter­noon and pro­cessed 45,066 tonnes for week seven.

CCS reached 13.78 units for the week with the high­est in­di­vid­ual test of 16.45 units recorded from a block of 2nd ra­toon Q183.

The va­ri­ety KQ228 made up around 40% of the sup­ply again this week.

Most grow­ers have now com­pleted their sec­ond round of har­vest­ing.

The Mill has so far pro­cessed 361,901.53 tonnes of cane for the 2014 sea­son.

The fore­cast of 1,020,000 tonnes is now ex­pected to be sur­passed. About 60 mem­bers of Next-Gen toured the Isis Mill and were shown the new tech­nol­ogy that has been em­braced.

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