A sweet crush

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

IN JUST the first week of the cane har­vest, Mackay Sugar’s Moss­man Mill has crushed 23,020 tonnes which is a good in­di­ca­tion of a sub­stan­tial har­vest, ac­cord­ing to the man­ager Haydn Slat­tery. The CCS (cane sugar con­tent) of which the farm­ers are paid on is 12.09 on av­er­age so far. “This is a very good start to the sea­son and the ton­nage al­ready har­vested is a re­ally good in­di­ca­tion that we should have a big har­vest,” Mr Slat­tery said. “The CCS is likely to rise fur­ther, we just have to wait and see but that won’t be the case if we get any heavy rain - that’s the last thing we want at the mo­ment.”

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