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We've adjusted our crop estimates for all four milling regions.

The Herbert crop has been revised upwards while our other milling regions have seen a slight reduction in crop size.

The total estimated crop is now 15 million tonnes – slightly below the original forecast of 15.07 million tonnes.

Together our eight mills have processed close to 80 per cent of the total crop.

HERBERT
• The new crop estimate is 4.24 million tonnes – up 80,000 tonnes.
• We've now processed 75 per cent of the total crop.
• Based on current crop estimates, budgeted factory throughputs and no wet weather disruptions, we expect to finish the season in late November.

BURDEKIN
• The new crop estimate is 7.98 million tonnes – down 60,000 tonnes.
• We've now processed 80 per cent of the total crop.
• Based on current crop estimates, budgeted factory throughputs and no wet weather disruptions, we expect to finish the Burdekin season in late November.


PROSERPINE
• The new crop estimate is 1.56 million tonnes – down 60,000 tonnes.
• We've now processed 82 per cent of the total crop.
• Based on current crop estimates, budgeted factory throughputs and no wet weather disruptions, we expect to see the last cane tipped in the second week of November.


PLANE CREEK
• The new crop estimate is 1.22 million tonnes – down 30,000 tonnes.
• We've now processed more than 80 per cent of the total crop.
• Based on current crop estimates, budgeted factory throughputs and no wet weather disruptions, we expect to see the last cane tipped in the third week of November.

PAUL GIORDANI
General Manager - Cane Supply and Grower Relations