Mill process 1.2 million tonne
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.