Mixed sugar bag for Burdekin, Ingham
ONE- QUARTER of the Burdekin’s total cane crop has now been crushed, with the district’s four mills reaching the 2- million- tonne milestone over the weekend.
Wilmar Sugar’s Burdekin region cane supply manager Steve Postma said the crop continued to cut very close to the original estimate of 8.270 million tonnes.
He said a continuation of the current weather, estimate and throughput trends would see the season finishing in the first half of November.
While Ingham’s CCS levels rose slightly last week, season- to- date levels remain disappointing at just 11.57 – about two points below the Burdekin average of 13.53.
Wilmar Herbert region cane supply manager Jim Kirchner said it was hoped the recent run of cool weather might help lift CCS levels.
The Herbert district has crushed a total of 568,600 million tonnes at the end of last week, out of a total estimate of 4 million tonnes.