Wet weather brings cane har­vest to a halt this week

Isis Town and Country - - News -

RAIN has again slowed the crush at the Isis Mill last week.

Rain fell on Thurs­day, Septem­ber 29, with 3mm recorded in the Allav­ille area and up to 20mm at Al­loway.

This led to 10 hours of lost pro­duc­tion.

The sec­ond rain event was Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 3 and by early Tues­day har­vest­ing ground to a halt.

This led to a fur­ther eight hours of lost pro­duc­tion.

Isis Mill CEO John Goringe said through­put for Week 15 was 61,111.63 tonnes de­spite the lost pro­duc­tion time.

“The mill has now pro­cessed 889,426.79 tonnes of cane from the es­ti­mated 1,325,000 tonnes avail­able for har­vest,” he said.

The 2016 crush­ing sea­son re­mains on tar­get to be com­pleted by late Novem­ber.

Weekly CCS in­creased to be 14.43 units and the year to date CCS has now reached 13.60 units.

Va­ri­ety Q240 con­tin­ues to dom­i­nate cane sup­ply, with 13,864 tonnes sup­plied this week for a mill av­er­age CCS of 14.72 units.

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