New South Wales sugar mills crushed 81,155 tonnes of crop in the week ending June 29.

Condong Mill crushed 18,653 tonnes of mainly whole cane, with evidence of 2007 flood and frost damage.

Broadwater Mill crushed 32,124 tonnes with cane quality generally good.

Cane from the upper reaches of the Richmond River is also showing severe effects of last year’s frosting.

Harwood Mill crushed 30,378 tonnes, with road bridge repairs at Harwood and Maclean causing delays to cane transport.

153,625 tonnes have been crushed since the season began in June, with about two million tonnes expected to be harvested and processed by season’s end in December.

NSW Sugar is a grower owned co-operative that operates three sugar mills and a refinery on the North Coast.

All 600 NSW growers supply the co-operative, which produces Sunshine Sugar for the wholesale and retail market, molasses and electricity.