Crush on track for bumper sea­son

Isis Town and Country - - News - John Gor­ringe, Isis Cen­tral Sugar Mill CEO

FAC­TORY per­for­mance has been ex­cel­lent, with 62,621 tonnes crushed for week three of the 2015 sea­son.

This is a good re­sult con­sid­er­ing that a ma­jor main­te­nance event hap­pened dur­ing the week.

This planned main­te­nance, in­clud­ing a shred­der ham­mer change and fac­tory clean­ing, hap­pened on Tues­day, June 30, and took about 14 hours.

The Isis Mill has now pro­cessed 144,171 tonnes of the es­ti­mated 1.3 mil­lion tonnes avail­able for har­vest­ing in 2015.

CCS con­tin­ued to rise steadily, with the weekly av­er­age reach­ing 12.37 units and the year-to-date fig­ure now at 12.25 units.

The high­est CCS recorded for the week was at­trib­uted to a Wallav­ille Grower who supplied the Va­ri­ety Q208, which recorded 14.81 units of CCS.

Har­vest­ing con­di­tions have im­proved, with only iso­lated showers recorded across the re­gion this week.

There were 10,312 bins of cane supplied to the fac­tory dur­ing the week, with an av­er­age bin weight of 6.09 tonnes.

Mo­torists are urged to take ex­tra care and to stay well clear of slow-mov­ing large ve­hi­cles haul­ing sugar cane across the dis­trict.

Grow­ers who are busy pre­par­ing fal­low blocks for the com­ing Spring plant are re­minded to make con­tact with the team at Isis Pro­duc­tiv­ity Ltd to en­sure timely plant in­spec­tions can hap­pen.

The team is also avail­able to help with soil sam­pling and va­ri­ety se­lec­tion.

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