Cane crush at 70,000 tonnes for the week
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.