Wet weather brings cane harvest to a halt this week
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.