120 Wood Street, MACKAY
PH: 07 4944 2600 | FAX: 07 4944 2611
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.
Sugarcane growers are asking for concrete details about how much of the funding provided by the Reef Trust Partnership for a regional water quality program for Mackay-Whitsunday region will reach farmers on the ground.A series of projects have just been announced by the Great Barrier Reef Foundation and Reef Catchments for the Mackay-Whitsunday region, CANEGROWERS Mackay Chairman, Kevin Borg said today. However, transparent details about how each project will translate to on ground assistance to growers to fund farming practice change is absent. More
A cane farm at Seaforth near Mackay could see increased production yields and major energy cost savings, thanks to recommendations of an audit conducted by CANEGROWERS Mackay under the Energy Savers Plus Program Extension. More
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.
Weekly update on activities CANEGROWERS Queensland is undertaking on behalf of its members. To view the update, go to the Members Tab.