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Mackay Canegrowers Limited (MCL) trading as CANEGROWERS Mackay is an integral part of the CANEGROWERS organisation, the peak body representing Australia's sugarcane growers in Queensland and New South Wales.  MCL provides services, representation and support to the majority of cane growers across the Mackay and Plane Creek regions on a wide range of issues including advocacy, marketing, water and electricity, workplace health & safety, transport, environment and best management practice, training and business management.

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  • CANEGROWERS elects new Chairman

    Representatives of every Queensland sugarcane region have elected Burdekin grower Owen Menkens as the new CANEGROWERS Chairman.  More
  • Sugar industry welcomes support for diversifying markets and improving trade

    The Australian sugar industry welcomes the decision of the Australian Government to support the first phase of the industry's 5 year Trade Policy and Market Access (TP & MA) strategy  The strategy is the culmination of multiple years' analysis and discussion across industry stakeholder groups.   More
  • CANEGROWERS Mackay calls for ag workers to come try Mackay for 2022 Crush

    THERE are few winters more glorious than in the coastal tropics of Mackay-Whitsunday, and this year CANEGROWERS Mackay is encouraging ag workers to come try Mackay and work the 2022 Crush.
    CANEGROWERS Mackay Chairman Kevin Borg said haulout drivers would be in high demand across the sugar cane harvest, which runs from June to December each year.
    “While we are actively developing our local workforce, we know that we need to reach outside the region,” Mr Borg said.  more.

  • Rural Electrical Safety Awareness Online Induction

    CANEGROWERS Mackay, in conjunction with TAFE Qld, have developed this induction, and is an update to the course that was offered previously to our members. This course will provide you with a basic understanding of hazard identification, risk control, and risk assessment in relation to electrical work carried out in a rural environment. The course takes approx. 1 hour to complete and there is no cost.  To enrol, click on the link within the CANEGROWERS Mackay’s Training webpage.  Please ring 4944 2600 if you need any assistance.

  • CANEGROWERS Marketing Information Service

    CANEGROWERS Marketing Information Service offers support in the form of information and eductation to members. The service offers expert insight regarding sugar price and production forecasting.  It is an independent service which will not favour one marketer over another. To access, members can  go to www.canegrowers.com.au/marketing-information-service to log in.
  • Powerful new Cost of Production Tool helping growers manage costs

    The Cost of Production Tool is primarily designed to allow growers to determine what sugar price they need to cover production costs.  This is an important part of understanding what sugar prices you would like to lock in for your business.

    The tool allows you to enter your own farm information, which will enable a break-even sugar price to be calculated based on your costs of production.  Members can download the new Cost of Production Tool on the CANEGROWERS website at www.canegrowers.com.au/marketing-information-service.

    A handy How to Guide on using the Tool can be found on pages 17-18 of the June edition of the Canegrower magazine.

  • Reef Protection Regulations Information Packs

    For more information:
    1.   Visit the Queensland Government website at www.qld.gov.au/ReefRegulations
    2.   Email officeofthegbr@des,qld.gov.au or call 13 QGOV (137468).
    Click here to view further reef regulations information.

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The Billet is CANEGROWERS Mackay's premium cane growers magazine delivered monthly to members of CANEGROWERS Mackay. The Billet consists of news and information specifically for cane growers and farming businesses.  For advertising or subscription information, call (07) 4944 2600.

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