M'boro Sugar Factory trying lure dairy farmers to plant cane

MARYBOROUGH Sugar Factory has cast its eyes south and waved its cheque book to lure embattled dairy farmers and graziers into sugarcane.

MSF cane supply officer Chris Coutts-Smith said about 800ha of land at Goomboorian and Scotchy Pocket was under sugarcane cultivation, producing about 5% of the factory's supply.

MSF hopes to grow Gympie's contribution by 50% by expanding production in those areas.

"Our business owners are keen to see the factory run at full capacity, meaning we plan to grow by another 25%," Mr Coutts-Smith said.



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