Cane cutting.
Cane cutting. Stuart Quinn

Weather holds out for last week's cane crush

CONTINUING cool and dry conditions helped increase the average CSS at the Plane Creek Mill to 13.46.

More than 66,400 tonnes of cane was crushed this week with stoppages kept to a minimum. There was an unscheduled stop for a split pipe at the evaporators and a planned shredder tip change were the only major stops for the week.

The average bin weight was 3.91 tonnes. The highest CSS was 15.6, from a rake of K208 2R in the Turnors Paddock productivity district.

There was no rain in the Plane Creek supply area last week.

At the Proserpine mill, there were almost 89,500 tonnes crushed, the biggest of the season.

Until now, unfavourable weather conditions has prevented budgeted weekly predictions being achieved.

Field conditions improved enough for harvesters to supply consistent daily tonnes by the latter part of the week.



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