Proserpine Mill has finished crushing and Plane Creek hopes to finish on November 1.
Proserpine Mill has finished crushing and Plane Creek hopes to finish on November 1. Peter Carruthers

Plane Creek counting down to season's end

PLANE Creek Mill is looking to end of its 2018 crushing season on November 1.

Based on an expected final crop of 1.15 million tonnes, no further rain disruptions and revised factory throughputs, harvesting is expected to finish next Thursday.

Wilmar Sugar's Plane Creek region cane supply manager John Tait said the mill crushed just under 54,000 tonnes for the week ended Octber 20.

Average weekly CCS fell to 15.19 due to cane quality and the effects of wet weather early in the week.

Highest CCS for the week was 17.20 from a rake of Q208 fourth ratoon from the Ilbilbie Productivity District.

Wilmar's Proserpine Mill has already wrapped up the 2018 crushing season.

The mill crushed just over 69,000 tonnes of cane for its final week, bringing the 2018 season total to 1,560,820 tonnes, cane supply manager Proserpine region, Tony Marino, said.

Harvesting ended early on the evening of October 20.

Average weekly CCS declined by 0.56 of a unit on the previous week, from 16.10 to 15.54, Mr Marino said.

The season CCS is 14.95 units. The highest CCS sample was 17.77 from a rake of first ratoon Q208 in the Preston Productivity District.



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