Topping cane crush records
trend in the current estimate and the mill appears to be still on target to process 1.25 million tonnes of cane for the season.
Crushing operations are expected to be completed by late this month or very early next month.
The weekly CCS rose slightly to be 15.15 units and the year to date figure is now 13.98 units.
The Variety Q238 SRP achieved the highest weekly CCS of 17.36 units for a grower in the Redridge area.
The variety Q208 continued to dominate the cane supply this week with 17,655.64 tonnes supplied.
A very small amount of the new variety Q252 was also processed this week. WELCOME rainfall was recorded across some parts of the cane supply area during week 16.
While the rainfall was patchy, some locations recorded up to 40mm for the week.
Areas around Wallaville and Farnsfield enjoyed the heavier falls from the thunderstorms moved through the region on Monday and Tuesday, however some locations still have dust in their rain gauges.
Crushing operations were not impacted by the weather with the Isis Mill processing 65,090 tonnes of cane for the 168 hours.
The Isis Mill has now crushed 992,774 tonnes of cane for the 2015 season to date.
There was a slight upward
The 72.03 tonnes recorded a very healthy 16.08 units of CCS.
There has been a very positive movement in the sugar price recently with the prompt contract trading above 13.5c/lb.
This is a positive signal and should give growers added confidence as they plant, fertilise and irrigate the 2016 crop.
Shareholders will have received their invitations to the annual general meeting of the company in the mail this week.
Since the invitations went out a change of venue has occurred and attendees are advised that the meeting will now be held on site at the Isis Mill.