Bundaberg Sugar records highest CCS levels this crush

THE ongoing high sugar content in cane is the hot topic of conversation among growers according to Bundaberg Sugar grower services officer Gavin Lerch.

"The district average CCS for week 16 was 16.12, our first week above 16 this season," he said.

"This excellent result is an increase of over 0.2 of a unit at both mills and takes our season to date average to 14.82 units.

"From October 13 the base CCS was increased from 14.40 to 14.60 units at both mills, meaning more money for Bundaberg Sugar's growers sooner."

The major variety this week was Q208A and accounted for 47% of the cane supplied with an average CCS of 16.41 units.

In second place making up 4% of the cane supplied was Q200A, with an average CCS of 16.39.

The highest individual CCS was 18.30 units at Millaquin and was shared by two growers who supplied Q208A & Q240A Old Ratoon.

Mr Lerch said the Labour Day holiday on October 7 influenced this week's combined throughput when a total of 68,225 tonnes were crushed.

"As mentioned in our advertised termination of crush notice, weather permitting the season is expected to finish on or about October 25 followed by Bingera on October 30," he said.

"Growers are encouraged to contact their grower services officer if they have any concerns."

Topics:  cane harvest sugar sugar crush

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