Non-test

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The test frequency for 2015 was 59%, which is an improvement on the 57% of 2014. Below is a chart indicating the main reasons for the Non-tests in 2015

Top 10 for estimates 2016

Overstone Farm Partnership 0.27%
Brushwood Trust/ Stan Trollip 0.77%
Ring Farming cc -0.86%
Harden Heights 1.51%
SBS Logistics 1.58%
Schröder Sons 1.60%
K. Woerner cc -1.65%
Arum Valley Trust 1.70%
P Moolman/ Torwoodlea Estate -2.45%
R. H. Fortmann 3.01%
 

Top 10 for ash 2016

P Moolman/ Torwoodlea Estate 1.08
Cooling Estate 1.12
M. A. Klipp 1.16
J. C. Scheuer Enterprises 1.17
L. H. Schröder Farming Trust 1.19
Overstone Farm Partnership 1.21
Karmar Farming Trust 1.23
E. D. Kriel 1.23
SBS Logistics 1.25
R. H. Kaiser 1.26
 

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Non-test

The test frequency for 2015 was 59%, which is an improvement on the 57% of 2014. Below is a chart indicating the main reasons for the Non-tests in 2015.

Some fantastic improvements have been made by the mill. The first notable change is that Yard delays have reduced from 36% to 28%; the reasons for this is that the mill has implemented a new strategy in turning over the yard and because there was an increase in spiller in 2015.

Reduced Frequency Sampling (RFS) will go up as growers and the mill improve on their obligations. RFS means that a grower has had a lot more tests than the average and therefore will not be tested to make space for the next grower.

Insufficient cane has been reduced by 1%. Mixed cane has decreased by 7%. Two areas of concern are the number of chokes has increased substantially and the number of lost tags has doubled.

If growers would like to see the breakdown for their non-test for the purpose of improving, please contact Bruno Eggers.

Brief:

  • For those that have not yet received their Raw Material Supply Rule Book please collect your copy from Desiree Moodley at the Agri Services office.
  • All spiller growers and interested parties are invited to a meeting on the 5th of April at 10:00 at the Dalton Agricultural Hall.

Bark

Our aim is to crush 51’500t of bark for the season. At this stage we are still on track to achieve that, but we would need commitment form every supplier to deliver his allocated tonnage.

Our plan is to crush until the end of May, but should the weather permit us we will continue until we receive less than 300t of bark per week. This should get us past the 51’500t, which would be a great achievement following the poor start we had.

At this stage stripping is still going well and deliveries have been good; long may it continue. Please contact us if you believe that you will be able to deliver bark at the end of the season.

UCL Share Trading

Current offers to sell:
  Qty  Value
Jun ’12  99’800  R1.50
Mar’ 14  466’462 R1.50
Jan' 16 227'009 R1.00
Recent Purchases
Sep '15 35'653 R1.00
   
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