Cane crush, crushing figures
THROUGHPUT for Week 8 was 69,923.77 tonnes of cane, which is the highest weekly throughput to date for the 2015 season.
The Isis Mill has now processed 471,856.41 tonnes of cane for the 2015 season.
The highest hourly crushing rate this week was 494.89 tonnes per hour when 71 bins were processed at an average bin weight of 6.97 tonnes.
The average bin weight for the week reached 6.36 tonnes from the 11,015 bins tipped into the carrier.
Fibre values fell to 14.03% during the week, which contributed to the increased throughput. The highest individual CCS recorded for the week came from the Wallaville area and was attributed to the variety Q208 2nd ratoon, which recorded 16.70 units of CCS.
Q208 made up more than 15% of the weekly cane supply with a district wide CCS average of 14.56 units.
Weekly CCS showed a significant improvement reaching 14.12 units for the week.
This brought the year to date CCS average to 13.06 units.
Sugar production for the week exceeded 10,300 tonnes IPS of Brand 1 Sugar. We have now delivered more than 64,000 tonnes of sugar to the bulk sugar terminal at the Bundaberg Port for the 2015 season.
The dry conditions have continued with some frosts recorded across the region during this week.
Fire danger continues to increase as the dry weather and frosts turn the green fields grey. Growers are urged to be vigilant and to implement hazard reduction strategies now.
Growers are also reminded that seasonal cane firing permits do not apply to hazard reduction fires – please seek fire permits for this from your local fire warden.