WILMAR: Plane Creek Mill, Sarina
WILMAR: Plane Creek Mill, Sarina KIRILI LAMB

Crush report: CCS continues to rise at Plane Creek

DRY conditions have led to an increased CCS at Wilmar Sugar's Plane Creek Mill.

The weekly average was 13.76 - 0.3 of a unit up on the previous week, which has pushed the season-to-date CCS above 13 for the first time this season.

Cane supply manager John Tait reported some isolated showers in the district, but they had no impact on harvesting.

"Plane Creek Mill crushed just more than 65,000 tonnes for the week - a good throughput given there was a planned cleaning and maintenance stop on Wednesday,” Mr Tait said.

"The highest CCS was 15.85, from a rake of Q226 OR in the Koumala productivity district.

"The Plane Creek crop estimate has been revised down from 1.305 million tonnes of cane to 1.28 million tonnes.”

Proserpine cane supply manager Tony Marino reported favourable weather conditions had supported a return to normal milling operations last week for Proserpine Mill.

The mill's weekly throughput was close to 73,000 tonnes.

The first scheduled maintenance stop for the season was held on Wednesday. There were also some unscheduled stops associated with early season commissioning issues.

"The highest CCS sample was 15.56 from a rake of Plant Q183 in the Lethebrooke Productivity District,” Mr Marino said.

"The Proserpine crop estimate has been revised down from 1.615 million tonnes to 1.58 million tonnes.”

Week 7 results Plane Creek:

Cane crushed: 65,076

Average bin weight: 3.92

CCS: 13.76



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