Mill process 1.2 mil­lion tonne

Isis Town and Country - - News -

THE Isis Mill has now pro­cessed 1,209,888 tonnes of cane for the 2016 sea­son.

The dis­trict crop es­ti­mate in­creased slightly this week to be recorded as 1,345,277 tonnes of cane.

As of Fri­day Novem­ber 11 there was a fur­ther 135,388 tonnes of cane es­ti­mated to be avail­able for har­vest and un­der nor­mal cir­cum­stances this should take about 15 days to process.

Crush­ing op­er­a­tions for the 2016 sea­son at the Isis Mill are ex­pected to be com­pleted af­ter har­vest­ing al­lot­ments on Satur­day Novem­ber 26.

This of course is a ten­ta­tive date and Field Of­fi­cers will com­mu­ni­cate any changes with both Har­vest­ing Con­trac­tors and Grow­ers.

Isis Mill recorded the high­est av­er­age Weekly CCS in the state for the last two weeks, with read­ings of 14.89 units for Week 18 and 15.16 units for Week 19.

While the weekly fig­ures for the rest of the Aus­tralian Sugar In­dus­try were not yet avail­able for the lat­est week, we are op­ti­mistic of mak­ing it three weeks in a row with this week’s av­er­age CCS reach­ing 15.49 units.

The CCS fig­ure year to date rose to be 13.98 units.

The cane va­ri­ety Q208 dom­i­nated cane sup­ply this week with 19,059 tonnes supplied at an av­er­age CCS of 16.03 units.

This cane va­ri­ety which was in­tro­duced into the lo­cal re­gion af­ter the sugar cane smut out­break in 2006 also pro­duces above av­er­age tonnes per hectare.

The high­est in­di­vid­ual CCS for the week was at­trib­uted to a Wallav­ille Grower who recorded 17.79 units of CCS from the Va­ri­ety Q208 4r.

A great week for farm­ers.

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