Isis Mill on target
CRUSHING operations at Isis Central Sugar Mill are tracking almost exactly as predicted in the pre-season.
Mill CEO John Gorringe said they had projected that throughput for the first 26 days of the 2015 crushing season would be 207,000 tonnes and by last Friday the factory has processed 207,363.03 tonnes.
Mr Gorringe said there had been some delays in the first few weeks of operation due to wet weather but good progress has been made since and to date about 15% of the available crop estimated for harvesting has been processed.
The mill is expected to crush about 1.3million tonnes this season with harvesting tipped to be completed by mid November.
Mr Gorringe said the mill has now produced approximately 25,000 tonnes of raw sugar that has been delivered to the Bulk Sugar Terminal at the Bundaberg Port awaiting shipment.
The early season variety KQ228 continues to make up the bulk of the crop with 26,215 tonnes supplied during the past week, KQ228 averaged 12.95 units of CCS for the week.
The highest CCS for the week was 15.26 units of KQ228 which was supplied by a grower in the Maroondan area.