Farm Productivity Reports to help cane growers benchmark performance and improve business bottom line

24 April 2017

MEDIA RELEASE

FARM PRODUCTIVITY REPORTS TO HELP CANE GROWERS BENCHMARK PERFORMANCE AND IMPROVE BUSINESS BOTTOM LINE

Cane growers supplying MSF Sugar’s mills now have even better information to help them benchmark sugarcane productivity on their farm and improve their business’ bottom line.

Farm productivity reports being distributed to growers from this week provide detailed data on individual farm performance in a format that’s easy to understand, guiding growers and their advisors on ways to get the most out of their farm.

MSF Sugar Productivity Coordinator, Matt Hession, says that amongst all the useful farm performance information in the reports, the benchmarking data is perhaps the most important.  “These reports allow growers and farm advisors to really drill down into the detail of farm performance at a cane field, cane variety, soil type and whole farm level and benchmark that performance.  For example, a grower can quickly see what varieties perform best on certain soil types on his farm or indeed on similar soil types in their area, or look at the economics of ratooning a particular field one more time.”

Mr Hession thanked MSF Sugar’s growers for their efforts to provide mills with the basic data needed to create the reports.  “Our IT team has done a great job setting up computer systems to generate the Productivity Reports, but without the help we’ve had from our growers to ensure their cane delivery information is right, Productivity Reports would not be the fantastic farm performance analysis tool that they are.”

ENDS

For more information contact:

Mick Ward
Business Development Manager
Mob: 0409 643 612

Tableland Grower David McGrath looks over the latest Productivity Report for his Mareeba cane farm with MSF Sugar Senior Agronomist, Rik Maatman.

Tableland Grower David McGrath looks over the latest Productivity Report for his Mareeba cane farm with MSF Sugar Senior Agronomist, Rik Maatman.