Cane crush at 70,000 tonnes for the week

Isis Town and Country - - NEWS - — CEO John Gor­ringe

THE Isis Sugar Mill achieved the 70,000 tonne bench­mark for a sin­gle week’s through­put for the first time this sea­son.

Through­put for the week was 70,550.48 tonnes, which brought the year to date through­put to 381,750.94 tonnes.

This was a great re­sult given that cane har­vest­ing is still prov­ing to be dif­fi­cult with the per­sis­tent wet weather and about four hours of pro­cess­ing time was lost at the mill be­cause of wet ground con­di­tions.

The milder and wet­ter than nor­mal win­ter has re­sulted in sig­nif­i­cant crop growth and the es­ti­mate has been in­creased, with 1.3mt ex­pected to be crushed.

Given the re­vised es­ti­mate, af­ter Week 7 we have pro­cessed about 29% of the avail­able 2016 cane crop.

Th­ese same weather con­di­tions are in­flu­enc­ing CCS re­sults, with the weekly CCS re­main­ing un­changed from the pre­vi­ous week at 13.24 units. The year to date CCS fig­ure is 13.08 units.

The high­est in­di­vid­ual CCS for the week went to our own farm­ing group Isis Cane Ser­vices, who recorded 15.54 units of CCS from the va­ri­ety KQ228 1st Ra­toon, which was grown on the Good­wood Rd prop­erty.

The mid-sea­son Va­ri­ety Q240 pushed KQ228 into sec­ond place in re­la­tion to cane sup­ply by va­ri­ety this week, with about 16,765 tonnes of Q240 sup­plied.

KQ228, how­ever, con­tin­ues to reg­is­ter high CCS, with the 15,819 tonnes sup­plied this week av­er­ag­ing 13.91 units of CCS.

Spring plant­ing ac­tiv­i­ties have com­menced across the re­gion, ground mois­ture is ex­cel­lent and soil tem­per­a­ture is ris­ing.

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