Fine weather had made for a smooth harvest until the last two weeks were lost to wet weather.
The estimate is expected to hold at 530kt. As we get into plant cane some blocks are weighing heavier than estimate. As of 28 September there are 22 crushing days remaining and given that more rain is predicted the mill is looking at 6 day crushing.
Planting is way up on last season; driven by firm prices and a mill planting incentive
Farmers are busy completing the Environmental Risk Management Plan (ERMP) under the Qld Government’s Reef Protection Package. Mossman Agriculture Services has been assisting farmers with the ERMP, in group sessions.
North Qld Director