Variety Disposition in Industry

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Variety Disposition in Industry

RV Top 10 for December

Harden Heights 12.56%
Killiecranckie Trust 12.43%
E. R. W. Trust 12.37%
M. A. Klipp 12.35%
Eilandspruit Farming 12.22%
Karmar Farming Trust 12.00%
K Woerner cc 11.82%
Overstone Trust 11.56%
Concord Farming 11.55%
R. W. Schröder Family Trust 11.53%
 

Industry figures for September

UCL 11.24%
Noodsberg 10.89%
Eston 10.38%
Maidstone 10.10%
Umzimkulu 10.05%
Sezela 9.70%
Umfolozi 8.96%
Amatikulu 8.68%
Gledhow 8.44%
Darnall 8.24%
Felixton 7.80%
Industry 9.60%
 

Rainfall

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Variety Disposition in Industry

Variety % of crush Fiber Nonsuc RV
N12 14.56 16.15 2.29 11.41
N39 10.35 17.34 2.56 10.87
N36 8.56 14.40 2.59 12.97
N41 7.12 16.14 2.60 11.57
N31 5.37 16.66 2.56 10.52
N19 3.67 15.06 2.64 12.11
N37 3.66 16.27 2.33 11.20
N25 3.59 13.94 2.81 12.09
N48 3.12 14.65 2.31 11.67
N27 2.71 17.92 2.67 9.90
Average   15.95 2.55 11.45

Cane Varieties Trends

Variety % of crush Fiber Nonsuc RV
N12 30.57 14.83 2.23 11.82
N48 21.50 13.84 2.24 12.01
N37 14.27 14.63 2.32 11.72
N31 12.00 14.65 2.47 11.22
N39 7.92 14.88 2.42 11.60
N16 4.13 14.13 2.27 11.23
N35 3.73 12.97 2.69 12.02
N36 1.92 12.86 2.20 12.90
N41 1.84 14.24 2.34 11.91
N52 1.02 13.94 2.56 11.14
Average   14.42 2.31 11.75

N12 and N16 have been decrease at a rate of just of 2% over the past 13 years, from ± 60% and 30% respectively in 2004 to ±30% and 4% in 2016.

N31 as expected has platoed at the 11% mark, as it is mainly planted in the poorest soils. We will see how long it will stay there as N52 makes its’ mark.

N37 started its’ downward trend in 2012, replaced by the new kids on the block. These were still in the testing stage, but growers wanted something

N39 has been steadily increasing year on year. It will probably decrease a bit from its’ current level, but I do not believe it will disappear as it still has a strong niche in the 1:4 year frost line, medium to high potential soils.

N41 is still there in low numbers, but also steadily increasing. It will probably never reach any substantial numbers and will remain a variety for irrigated and frost growers.

N47 is expected to be out of the area fairly soon. The high mortality in the past drought has sealed its’ fate.

N48 has been the most expanded variety in recent memory, expanding at twice the rate that N37 did when it was popular. We will have to wait and see how far it goes after having revealed a weakness to eldana.

N52 is showing a lot of promise, but will it go the route of N31 and be confined to the poor potential sites? Only time will tell.

Brief:

  • Cane:
    o 1st Estimate is due on the 24th of January.
    o The Annual Cane Grower Day will be held on the 14th of February.
    o The Sugar mill will start up on the 1st of March.
  • A subsidy of 50% will again be in place for all cane ripened by the 31st of March 2017. All invoices must be in by the 31st of May to qualify.

Bark

Please see below the dates and times for
the bark meetings in the different areas.

7th Feb 10:00 Harding Country Club
7th Feb 15:00 Eston Country Club
8th Feb 10:00 Melmoth (Bowles Club)
8th Feb 14:30 Kranskop (St Cathryn’s)
9th Feb 15:30 Dalton Farmer’s Hall.

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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