Weather impacts harvest
WILMAR Sugar’s Proserpine Mill.
Week 3, ending July 7, 2018.
This week: 92,141. Season to date 240,232. Average bin weight
This week: 9.29.
To date: 9.25.
This week: 13.35.
To date: 13.32. Comments:
Factory throughput exceeded budget once again, with 92,141 tonnes crushed for the week.
All sectors of the industry are achieving good operational performance and results.
Average weekly CCS was higher than budget but due to some wet conditions decreased by 0.08 of a unit on last week.
Season to date CCS climbed to 13.32.
Weather conditions caused some minor delays for harvesters during the week.
Weekly Crush Figures FARLEIGH 68,905. Marian 87,704. Racecourse 58,714. Total tonnes 215,323. Total to date 1,048,999. PRS week 12.57. PRS year to date 11.69.
WILMAR Sugar Plane Creek Mill, Sarina.
Week 4, ending July 7, 2018.
This week: 56,819. Season to date: 169,520. Average bin weight
This week: 3.94.
To date: 3.94.
This week: 12.97. To date: 12.55. Comments:
Throughput for the week was above budget.
The factory generally crushed well, although an unplanned stop was required on Friday to repair a leak in the secondary mixed juice tank.
CCS is continuing to increase as dry conditions prevail.
The average bin weight remains high at 3.94 tonnes.
MSF SUGAR’S Maryborough Mill was impacted by harvesting delays due to wet weather in the region.
To date, the mill has crushed 90,970 tonnes with a season to date CCS of 11.98.
Crushing Week Ending: July 1, 2018.
Crop - Season Estimates – tonnes: 940,000.
Cane Crushed - This week Tonnes Crushed: 35,415. Cane Crushed – Season to Date
Tonnes Crushed: 90,970. Percentage Crushed: 9.7 per cent.
CCS in Cane: For Week: 11.59. Season to Date: 11.98.
WEEK Ending June 30, 2018.
Crushed for Week: 34,683.40.
Crushed for Season: 70,574.95.
Weekly CCS Average: 12.46.
Season CCS Average: 12.57.
Highest Individual CCS for Week: KQ228 1ST RAT – 15.70 CCS.
Highest Variety Average CCS: Q252 – 13.22 CCS.
Base CCS for both mill areas: MQN - 13.30. Comments:
The week ending 30 June saw 34,683.40 tonnes processed at Millaquin with a CCS average of 12.46 units, bringing the total tonnes processed for the season to date to 70,574.95.
The highest individual CCS for the period was 15.70 units for KQ228 first ratoon.
With the 2018 cane crushing season under way at all mills it is a timely reminder to all to stay safe around cane trains.
CRUSHING NUMBERS: Factory throughput exceeded budget in Proserpine, wet weather caused some delays for harvesters.