Labasa Mill ended its 2018 crushing season last week, having crushed the highest volume of cane amongst the three FSC mills.

Labasa crushed 620 thousand tonnes of cane for the season.

A major contributing factor to this has been the increase of the use of mechanical harvesters in the region, which has doubled this season.
FSC Chief Executive Officer Graham Clark says the use of mechanical harvesters in the Labasa cane supply areas has been very encouraging.

Labasa commenced crushing in June 2018, and has over twenty-five weeks of crushing, produced over sixty-four thousand tonnes of sugar.

The mill experienced a number of minor stoppages early in the season.

Outside stops, due to shortages of cane, were maintained at 32.3 hours for the season.

Labasa has already planted 1715 hectares of cane for the 2019 season and with the introduction of two new joint venture projects in the North, cane production is showing a lot of promise.


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