Almost 1,600 predominantly family owned and operated sugarcane farms supply our four mills.
Sugar production in the Mackay and district region comes from a cultivated area of almost 85,000 hectares of which cane is harvested from approximately 72,500 hectares. The Mossman area harvests approximately 7,500 hectares of cane.
Cane supply is imperative to our business; therefore we place great importance on developing initiatives to assist us in retaining existing cane lands and expanding the area of land under cane throughout the Mackay and Mossman regions.
Influencing the supply of cane are the operational factors of cane harvesting and transport, and climate. The other important influence is our farmers' access to sugarcane varieties best suited to the two regions.
We provide various incentive schemes and competitive leasing arrangements to existing and prospective growers to establish more land under cane.