Fi­nal week of crush­ing

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

PROSER­PINE Mill has en­tered its last week of crush­ing for the 2013 sea­son.

As at 8am yes­ter­day, the mill had crushed about 1.55 mil­lion tonnes of cane.

The av­er­age CCS for the sea­son is 14.6.

Mackay re­gional opera- tions man­ager Danny Van der Berg said the dis­trict’s fi­nal crop was ex­pected to be just less than 1.65 mil­lion tonnes.

“We cur­rently ex­pect the last cane to be har­vested on Mon­day, with crush­ing to be fi­nalised early on Tues­day, 5 Novem­ber,” he said.

“The Bureau of Me­te­o­rol­ogy has fore­cast a chance of show­ers later this week.

“How­ever, it seems un­likely enough rain would be re­ceived to dis­rupt the fi­nal days of the sea­son, par­tic­u­larly given how dry the dis­trict is at the mo­ment.”

RAW PROD­UCT: Wil­mar Proser­pine site man­ager Danny Van der Berg pic­tured in June with the first of the sea­son's su­gar cane har­vest at the Proser­pine Mill. The mill's 2013 crush­ing sea­son is now into its fi­nal week .

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