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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.
Mackay grower members - please come for a chat, a beer and a sausage at one of our Shed Meetings over the next week. Each meeting starts at 4pm. Demonstrations on grease, additives, coolant and diesel fuel treatment and how to manage the diesel bug will be provided on farm by our sponsor, Wynns. "If it's Wynns it Works." Full details
Women from sugar growing regions around Queensland will travel to Mackay on 10-11 May for the annual Women in Sugar Australia (WISA) conference. The event is hosted in a different region each year, with the 2021 conference being organised by CANEGROWERS NETWORK Mackay. More... Click here for the Registration Form.
CANEGROWERS Mackay CEO Kerry Latter said today that the Transport Minister, Mark Bailey, should accept the Deputy Prime Minister’s request for more consideration of and a costing estimate for building an underpass on the Walkerston Bypass. More
CQUniversity Australia is offering training in MSL30118 Certificate 111 in Laboratory Skills. This mid-level qualification laboratory course now has a sugar-specific stream, which will provide potential employment opportunities in the sugar industry at laboratory level. Click here to view further information.
Note: The subsidised cost is $1079 or $83 per unit, and there are ongoing efforts to reduce this further. (Unsubsidised fee is $4550)
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.