Next Gen Meeting – Bundaberg

Where: CANETEC Harvester Factory, Cummins Street, North Bundaberg.
When: Wednesday, 7th September 2016
Time: 3:30pm

Safety Requirements – Closed in shoes are essential!  High visibility clothing is preferred but not essential.

The meeting will include:

  • A look through the CANETEC factory and a look at the new harvesters that are being manufactured in Bundaberg.
  • Sugar Marketing update
  • Crushing updates
  • Variety information
  • Fertiliser discussions

RSVP: Please reply by Monday 5th September, so that necessery arrangments can be made for the factory tour. RSVP by calling either Gavin Lerch on 0418 798 225 or Josh Buchbach on 0427 559 095.

A few refreshments will be available at the end of the afternoon.

Please feel free to invite others to this event.


Coraki Field Day – Floodplain Cropping and Biodiversity

Friday, 12 August 9am to 2pm (including morning tea and lunch)
Floodplain croppers interested in improving farm health and restoring riverbank stability, native vegetation buffers and habitat on the Wilsons and Richmond River are invited to this field day at a second generation sugarcane farm.

Luke and Damian Gooley will host the day at their family’s 78-hectare Coraki farm. Continue reading

Mossman Show Cane Exhibition 2016

The Mossman Next Generation Group would like to congratulate the winners of this year’s cane display. The 2016 Mossman Next Generation Groups show cane exhibition was a well organised display with an excellent level of entries. The display had 53 entries from 9 different growers with each class being well represented. The growers from the region should be commended for their effort, especially after the difficult year they had last year.

The Mossman Next Generation Group would also like to thank everyone who entered and also the people who helped setup on the day.

The schedule of prizes and the winners are tabled below:

Class Sponsor Prizes Winners
Class 1 3 sticks of an approved variety Next Gen 1st Prize $120 Puglisi Farming
2nd Prize $70 Padovan Harvesting
3rd Prize 1kg Australian Chocolate Padovan Harvesting
Class 2 Collection of 3 sticks of 3 varieties Mossman
1st Prize $120 R. Scomazzon
2nd Prize $70 Puglisi Farming
3rd Prize 1kg Australian Chocolate R. Scomazzon
Class 3 Six Heavy sticks of any one variety Mackay Sugar 1st Prize $120 R. Scomazzon (25.4kg)
2nd Prize $70 R. Scomazzon (25kg)
3rd Prize 1kg Australian Chocolate Brie Brie Estate (24.8kg)
Champion Exhibit Mackay Sugar 1st Prize $200 R. Scomazzon (Six Heavy Sticks)
Most Successful Exhibiter QSL 1st Prize $200 R. Scomazzon

Submissions to sugar taskforce extended

9 April 2015
George Christensen

Those wanting to make submissions to the Sugar Industry Code of Conduct Taskforce established by the Coalition Government now have more time to do so.

Federal Member for Dawson George Christensen, who chairs the taskforce, said it had been set up to investigate the need for a potential code of conduct for the industry. Continue reading

Last chance to enter 2015 Queensland Training Awards

Queenslanders are being urged to act quickly to nominate for the 2015 Queensland Training Awards which close on 10 April.

Training and Skills Minister Yvette D’Ath said Queensland’s highest honours for vocational education and training were up for grabs at the seven regional finals and then at the state final in September. Continue reading