e-Newsletter | July 2016


29 July 2016 | QSL

Daily Market Report Link

QSL Update
Your overview of QSL news and information, week ending 28 July 2016 Link
QSL Monthly Market Report
QSL's overview of recent raw sugar market activity and what lies ahead current as at 28 July 2016 Link

Market Snapshot
Current as at 28 July 2016 Link

Another record crop
27 July 2016 | Townsville Bulletin

Perfect growing conditions have produced another record cane crop for the Tully district, with the latest forecasts tipping it will surpass the three million tonne mark for the first time.

Bid to save sugar mill by fixing power plant on northern Gold Coast
25 July 2016 | Gold Coast Bulletin

Australia's only privately-owned sugar mill is on the brink of closing down permanently unless the plant that fuels it is thrown a $5 million funding lifeline.

Youth turn to technology for agricultural expansion
18 July 2016 | Queensland Country Life

Go big or go home- the undercurrent hinting at the relationship between size and fortune in agricultural pursuits has been in existence for decades.

Forum focuses on keeping rural kids in ag
14 July 2016 | North Queensland Register

Finding ways to encourage rural youth to pursue a career in agricultural post-schooling and to create their own operations locally or continue the family business was a topic of much discussion among panelists at the Emerald Grow Queensland Forum held earlier this month.

Farmers encouraged to consider succession planning as stamp duty on family farm transfers is scrapped
12 July 2016 | ABC

The Queensland Rural Adjustment Authority (QRAA) hopes recent changes to stamp duty on family farm transfers will encourage more producers to consider their succession plans.

Rainfall Statistics
29 July 2016 | Weatherzone

Town Jul (mm) YTD (mm
Mossman 75.8 1439.2
Mareeba 8.2 397.6
Innisfail 117.6 2238.6
Ingham 138 1640.9
Ayr 39.2 427
Proserpine 80 1105
Mackay 83.2 1268.4
Bundaberg 45.2 690.2
Maryborough 39.4 647.6
Beenleigh 19 416.7
Murwillumbah 14.8 1042.9
Ballina 33.4 942
Yamba 17.6 763
Weekly Rainfall Update Link

Farmonline Weather and Climate
News & Updates, Warnings, Rainfall Forecasts, Drought Report, and Resources.

We're looking for our biggest Cricket fans!
29 July 2016 | Cricket Australia

  • Are you a farmer who shows your support for the Aussie cricket team in some way?
  • Are you a member of a club or group that shows their support for the Aussie cricketers?
  • Does your town or street do something special to show their support for the Aussie team?
  • Do you bake cakes, knit/sew costumes for Australian matches?
If this sounds like you, click below. We’d love to hear from you!

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Far North Queensland MP urges PM to back farmers in sugar marketing debate
28 July 2016 | Cairns Post

A far Northern MP has urged the Federal Government to back cane farmers amid a fresh challenge to controversial sugar marketing laws.

Growers: ‘We’re not signing’
26 July 2016 | Townsville Bulletin

Almost 200 Herbert River sugar growers have declared they will not sign any cane supply agreements with Wilmar Sugar.


Wilmar outlines 2017 agreements
3 July 2016 | Wilmar

Wilmar Sugar has outlined proposed 2017 agreements and associated arrangements for growers supplying its Plane Creek, Proserpine, Burdekin and Herbert mills. 

From cane field to coffee cup: where the sugar in your kitchen comes from
15 July 2016 | ABC

Used in everything from coffee to curry, sugar is a key ingredient in many people's lives, but how much do you know about where it comes from?

Mossman Show Cane Exhibition 2016 winners
23 July 2016 | Mossman Next Generation Group

The Mossman Next Generation Group would like to congratulate the winners of this year’s cane display. The 2016 Mossman Next Generation Groups show cane exhibition was a well organised display with an excellent level of entries.

Edible garden on the way for Oakey students
28July 2016 | Queensland Country Life

The popularity of the kitchen garden has caught on at Oakey State High School with plans afoot for an edible garden thanks to a new grant helping schools develop environmental or sustainability projects.

Apprentice's 3D-printed design saves sugar company thousands of dollars
18 July 2016 | ABC

A 3D-printed, claw-like device is saving the owners of a sugar processing plant more than $10,000 per year.

Crush Statistics
Week Ending 31 July 2016

Week  Mill Crush (t) Avarage % CSS
Date STD Weekly STD
24/07/16 Mossman 181,133 11.1 10.6
24/07/16 Tableland 269,242 13.36 12.15
24/07/16 Mulgrave 293,616 10.22 9.84
24/07/16 Sth Johnstone 251,844 10.34 10.19
15/07/16 Tully 416,452 11.34 11.03
16/06/16 Victoria 318,311 6.85 6.84
16/06/16 Mackande 123,440
23/07/16 Invicta 434,345 0 0
23/07/16 Pioneer 229,871 0 0
23/07/16 Kalamia 241,932 0 0
23/07/16 Inkerman 249,816 0 0
17/07/16 Proserpine 159,771 12.27 12.12
17/07/16 Mackay 819,523 12.13 11.72
23/07/16 Plane Creek 172,460 0 12.09
23/07/16 Bundaberg 241,892 13.32 13
  Isis n/a    
22/07/16 Maryborough 65,319 12.59 12.76
  Rocky Point n/a    
24/07/16 Harwood 165,940 11.23 11.17
24/07/16 Broadwater 225,004 10.43 10.83
24/07/16 Condong 99,797 10.99 10.87
TOTAL 4,959,708      

Australian Farmers: Welcome to our new online home!
22 July 2016 | NFF

The National Farmers' Federation (NFF) is excited to introduce our new online community:Australian Farmers.

Australian Farmers is the online home of Australian agriculture - serving up the latest news and information, and providing you the tools to have your say on the issues that matter.

Who is the Farmer of the Year in 2016? Entries open for the new-look Kondinin Group and ABC Rural awards
6 July 2016 | ABC

The Kondinin Group and ABC Rural's Australian Farmer of the Year Awards are back in 2016 in a new format designed to recognise outstanding agricultural achievement.

Farmers can nominate themselves or their colleagues for five awards in 2016.

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The views or opinions expressed in these articles are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect  the views or opinions of Australian Cane Farmers Association Ltd or the Next Gen program.


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