Cane Crush con­di­tions im­prove

Isis Town and Country - - News -

FIELD con­di­tions im­proved sig­nif­i­cantly over the past seven days with the warmer spring weather dry­ing pad­docks out.

Through­put for week 13 was 64,818 tonnes of cane.

This brought the year to date fig­ure to be 764,353 tonnes of cane that has been crushed at the Isis Mill for the 2016 sea­son.

Cane qual­ity is­sues con­tinue to dom­i­nate dis­cus­sions around the Isis re­gion with many grow­ers keen to un­der­stand the im­pacts that the mod­i­fied har­vest­ing equip­ment which is in­volved in a num­ber of tri­als around the Isis dis­trict is hav­ing on re­duc­ing cane loss and ex­tra­ne­ous mat­ter.

This week the fi­bre val­ues at Isis Mill av­er­aged 15.28% and the ash com­po­nent av­er­aged 1.88%.

Val­ues in this range will have a sig­nif­i­cant detri­men­tal im­pact on the grower’s CCS and sub­se­quently their prof­itabil­ity, hence the in­ter­est from grow­ers in the tri­als.

The weekly av­er­age CCS was recorded as 13.99 units and the year to date CCS fig­ure climbed to be 13.47 units.

Ap­prox­i­mately 104,000 tonnes of raw sugar has now been made and trans­ported to the bulk sugar ter­mi­nal for the 2016 sea­son.

The cane va­ri­ety Q240 dom­i­nated the cane sup­ply this week with 18,170 tonnes sup­plied mak­ing up around 28% of the to­tal sup­ply.

The early sea­son va­ri­ety KQ228 con­tin­ues to pro­duce good CCS av­er­ag­ing 14.59 units for the 13,330 tonnes sup­plied this week.

High­est in­di­vid­ual CCS was from the va­ri­ety KQ228 1R which was at­trib­uted to an Al­loway grower who recorded 16.08 units.

PHOTO: MIKE KNOTT BUN080715CANE2

SUGAR SEA­SON: The 2016 cane har­vest is in full swing.

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