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.
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. Click here to read more.
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.
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.