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Projects & Events

Sugar Industry Dinner 2023 Season Awards

Friday, 8 March 2024
The Sails Function Room ~ The Waves Sports Club

ANNUAL BUNDABERG SUGAR INDUSTRY AWARDS 2022 SEASON AWARDS RESULTS

J & R McCracken Highest Actual CCS Samples

RC & Mrs MA Rehbein - 17.40 CCS

Awarded to the grower who has returned the highest actual CCS sample for the 2022 Season.

                                                   

Cheshire Machinery Harvesting Contractor Award for
Best Harvesting Efficiency and Most Reliable Performance

M & D Ford Harvesting Group
  • Minimum loss in the field and at sidings through spillage by inattention and carelessness.
  • Quality of the cut, ground job, cane topping, soil in bins.
  • Stool damage caused by improper use of machinery including careless turning at row ends.
  • Prevention of spread of weeds and diseases e.g. RSD, cleaning and sterilisation of equipment.
  • General maintenance of machinery with particular attention to cutter blades and knives.
  • Communication and consultation with farmer group.
  • Consistently being able to achieve allotment; bins well filled.
  • General cooperation with Cane Officers.
  • Quality of produce consigned to the Mill (extraneous matter).
  • Billet length.
  • Productivity gained through good organisation of staff leading to minimum down time.
  • Care and attention to Workplace Health and Safety requirements.

                                                 

Wilson’s Industrial Sales Award For The Best Farm Presentation For Harvesting

Cayley Nominees Pty Ltd (No 2)

Awarded to the cane grower who implements the best farm practices to achieve efficient harvesting.  The farm must have a cane production area of at least 20 hectares and at least 70% of the cane production area must be harvested in the current year.

  • Drill profile in plant and ratoon.
  • Row length.
  • Row width.
  • Headland width and smoothness.
  • Drainage
  • Cultivation practices.
  • Weed control.
  • Foreign material e.g. rocks, sticks, steel.
  • Crop quality.
  • General farm maintenance.

QSL Award for Contribution to Productivity  - 

Dale Holliss

Awarded to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the wellbeing of cane growers through the enhancement of individual growers' productivity and district productivity.

                        

Nufarm Award for Service to Industry 

Heather Best                                                                   

Awarded to an individual who has made special contributions and/or provided substantial services to the sugar industry.  Such contributions and services can be in specific regard, or applied in a more general sense for current and past activities, interest and support over a significant period.

                                                   

SunWater Award  - Young Industry Achiever  

Michael Cavallaro
  • Must be less than 31 years of age at the Award presentation date.
  • Cannot win the Award more than once.
  • Must be actively involved in sugar production in the Bundaberg District.

The aim of the Award is to encourage sugar industry participants younger than 31 who are actively involved in sugar production.  Account is taken of cane farming and industry associated activities.

                                                   

Ergon Energy Inspiring Female Leader Award

Anna Attard

Recognises a woman who inspires others through her work, ideas and examples within the sugar industry. She is a role model who is making a difference within the industry through her proven record of growth, success and influence within the sugar industry and community.


Incitec Pivot Cane Growing Excellence Award – Two Divisions:

1. Up to and including 60 ha   - Incitec Pivot
RJ & Mrs JE Zunker

2. Greater than 60 ha  - Incitec Pivot
IMEK Rasmussen Pty Ltd (No 1)

Awarded to cane growers who achieve high standards of farm efficiency and have implemented practices to ensure the longer term sustainability of cane growing.  The farm must have a cane production area of at least 20 hectares and have harvested at least 70% of the cane production area in each of the last two seasons.  The farm should have achieved yields in terms of tonnes sugar per harvested hectare above the average for the mill area the previous two years and have the current crop estimated to yield above mill area average.

           

RDO Equipment  Award for % Closest Estimate to Actual Tonnage

MT Galea

Awarded to the cane grower who most closely assesses the potential estimate of their seasons crop to the final actual tonnage for their individual cane production area.

At least 70% of the cane production area must be harvested in the current year to be eligible for an Award.  Farm should have no greater than 30% in either plant cane or standover.

Cane production area must be at least 20 hectares.


Sunfam Awards for Highest Tonnes Sugar Per Harvested Hectare       

RL & Mrs MR Lines            
  • Cane production area names and areas will be as recorded in the Cane Production Area Register at the time of establishing the Cane Supply and Processing Agreement.
  • Cane production area must be at least 20 hectares.
  • At least 70% of the cane production area must be harvested in the current year to be eligible for an Award.  

                        

Bundaberg Distilling Co Awards for High Sugar Producers

At least 70% of the cane production area must be harvested in the current year to be eligible for an Award.  Farm should have no greater than 30% in either plant cane or standover. 

Four awards will be given to a grower with Cane production area must be at least 20 hectares.

One award will be given to a grower with Cane production area less than 20 hectares.

                         Redtrail Pty Ltd                                              16.84 ts/ha
                         SA Algeo                                                        16.24 ts/ha
                         Relmay Pty Ltd                                              16.10 ts/ha
                         MG Greaves                                                   16.04 ts/ha
                         BJ & MK Holloway                                       15.94 ts/ha


Waterfind Award for Most Sustainable Yield for the Past 3 Seasons

Akers Farms Pty Ltd (No 3)

 Awarded to the cane grower who has the highest average yield of tonnes cane per hectare obtained across the whole farm for the past 3 seasons (excluding plant cane or standover).

At least 70% of the cane production area must be harvested in the current year to be eligible for an Award.  Farm should have no greater than 30% in either plant cane or standover.

Cane production area must be at least 10 hectares.

Cane production names and areas will be as recorded in the Cane Production Area Register at the time of establishing the Cane Supply Processing Agreement.


Formatt Machinery District Champion  

WR & AJ Baldry (No 1)

The District Champion will be calculated from the highest tonnes sugar per cane production area (hectare) -average of past three seasons.  The three year average will be the sum of the past three years' farm yields divided by three.  It will not be a weighted average of total tonnes grown over past three years divided by total area.

SIX EASY STEPS® goes online

Sugar Research Australia has launched its first eLearning program, free for sugarcane growers: the Online Sugarcane Nutrient Management program.

This first program heralds SRA’s aim to continue to provide relevant science-based online training over time for the sugar industry as resources become available.

To view the course click here.