Weeks 05 and 06 – ending July 23 2022
|Season to Date
|Season to Date
The wet weather event earlier this month has continued to impact harvesting and crushing operations. No cane was harvested or crushed during Week 5.
During the forced downtime, crews worked on maintenance in preparation for the resumption of crushing. Crushing operations are scheduled to recommence at Invicta and Kalamia mills on Tuesday, July 19.
Inkerman and Pioneer mills are scheduled to re- start on Wednesday, 20 July. As always, we ask the public to stay alert around our cane rail network.
All of the Burdekin mills restarted crushing operations this week following the significant wet weather stop.
Invicta and Kalamia restarted on Tuesday morning, followed by Inkerman on Wednesday morning and Pioneer on Wednesday afternoon.
Crushing has been steady, and harvesting groups have worked hard to keep dirt out of the cane supply despite the challenging field conditions.
The Burdekin mills crushed just over 200,000 tonnes for the week bringing the season to date total to just over 1 million tonnes.
The Burdekin crop continues to cut above estimate and has been revised upwards to 8.15 million tonnes.
The average weekly CCS was 12.99, which is well below budget due to the wet conditions.
The highest CCS sample was 16.9 from a rake of Q240 P in the Mulgrave productivity zone (Invicta).
With harvesting and crushing operations now back in full swing, locals and visitors are reminded to take care around our cane rail network.
Please use your train brain and always give way to cane trains.
John Tait, Cane Supply Manager, Burdekin Region