Sugar crush close to fin­ish­ing in Bundy

NewsMail - Wide Bay Rural Weekly - - Front Page -

WITH the crush al­most at an end, the Bund­aberg mills pro­cessed a to­tal of 70,599 tonnes of cane last week.

Week­end storm ac­tiv­ity had a neg­a­tive ef­fect on cane sup­ply, par­tic­u­larly across the Bingera area, where more than 100mm of rain fell.

So far this sea­son 1,681,005 tonnes of cane have been crushed.

Bund­aberg Sugar grower ser­vices of­fi­cer Bruce Roberts said the CCS av­er­age for the week at the Bund­aberg mills was 14.86 units, with wet weather hav­ing an im­pact at Bingera.

"Bingera’s av­er­age CCS was 14.72 units, down by 0.27 units due to the wet field con­di­tions in that area, while the av­er­age CCS at Mil­laquin was higher at 14.96, which is a 0.24 unit in­crease from the pre­vi­ous week,” Mr Roberts said.

“These re­sults bring the sea­son av­er­age so far to 14.09 units," Mr Roberts said.

At this point, weather per­mit­ting, the re­main­ing cane in the Mil­laquin area will be har­vested by Novem­ber 26 for a sea­son fin­ish on Novem­ber 27.

Bingera’s sea­son fin­ish is ex­pected to be De­cem­ber 5.

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