KCGO Grower Member Meeting

KCGO GROWER MEMBER MEETING NOTICE

I refer to KCGO post to webpage on 16th December re. unification update wherein members were advised of intention of KCGO to hold grower meeting towards the end of January.

This meeting has now been scheduled.

When – Tuesday 4th February
Where – PCYC 164 MacMillan Street Ayr
Time – 10am -12.00pm

Meeting will provide summary of what has been previously raised at combined collective grower information sessions for those who were unable to attend during the season, as well as seeking feedback on various issues eg. but not limited to:

• levy options,
• asset/capital contributions,
• third party consultant
• additional services members consider of importance in a new entity eg. increased focus on advocacy

It would be appreciated if you could indicate your intention to attend as well as number of representatives that will be attending on behalf of member by RSVP our office on 4783 1312 or text to 0447 128 312.

Les Elphinstone
Manager KCGO

QCA INTERIM CONSULTATION PAPER – REGULATED RETAIL ELECTRICITY PRICES FOR 2020-21

QCA INTERIM CONSULTATION PAPER – REGULATED RETAIL ELECTRICITY PRICES FOR 2020-21

On 10 December 2019 the Queensland Competition Authority (QCA) received a delegation to set regulated retail electricity prices for regional Queensland from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021 from the Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy, the Hon Anthony Lynham MP.
To commence the review the QCA released an interim consultation paper to seek stakeholder feedback by 13th January 2020 on how it will determine electricity prices for regional Queensland.
KCGO has lodged a submission on behalf of members, a copy of which follows for your information.
There will be further opportunity to be involved in the consultation process in early April once QCA has issued its draft determination report normally around the end of February.
Les Elphinstone
Manager KCGO

thumbnail of QCA Electicity Interim Consultation Paper Submission 2020-2021

Growers Shed Meetings – BPS

GROWER SHED MEETINGS

BPS, SRA and Farmacist are holding shed meetings commencing next Wednesday. Dates/times and list of venues are detailed below.

Date Time Group Venue
Wed 29 Jan 8:00am Leichhardt Brotto Shed
Fri 31 Jan 8:00am Osborne/Causeway R Piva

Mon 3 Feb 8:00am Inkerman/Fredericksfield/Groper Creek G MacElroy
Mon 3 Feb 12:30pm Koolkuna/Marshalls/Iona Klaka Rd Plot
Tue 4 Feb 8:00am Aerodrome/Colevale/Town/Pioneer Mill B Lago
Tue 4 Feb 12:30pm Darvenizas/Down River/Ramsdens B Santarossa
Wed 5 Feb 8:00am Airdmillan/Burstalls N Formalin
Wed 5 Feb 12:30pm Airville/Dicks Bank/McDesme BPS Shed
Thur 6 Feb 8:00am Jardine/Mona Park/Barratta L Smith
Thur 6 Feb 12:30pm Waterview/Sextons E Pearce
Fri 7 Feb 8:00am Jarvisfield/Kilrie/Rita Island Quartermaine

Mon 10 Feb 8:00am Giru/Shirbourne D Poletto
Mon 10 Feb 12:30pm Selkirk/Haughton/Bartlett/Upper Haughton SISL
Wed 12 Feb 8:00am Millaroo/Dalbeg J Cambruzzi
Wed 12 Feb 12:30pm Clare/Mulgrave/Stockham Rd Clare Club

Topics
Production Reports (group results, variety results, variety x soil type)
Explain cane price formula
Soil health and structure – infiltration demo
Sorghum control and herbicide update
High yielding results by variety and farming practices (2018 and 2019 data)
Variety trial results (mainly WSRA17)
Regulations update/clarification
Imidacloprid usage and industry response

Les Elphinstone
Manager KCGO

FREE FIRST AID TRAINING FOR CANE FARMERS

FREE FIRST AID TRAINING FOR CANE FARMERS

Mindi Lennon, Industry Recovery Officer, has arranged a free first aid course under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements. All Burdekin canefarmers are invited to attend. First Aid certificate includes the following modules.

• HLTAID001 – Provide CPR
• HLTAID002 – Provide Basic Emergency Life Support
• HLTAID003 – Provide First Aid

Further details are outlined in the following flyer. Should you have any questions or require further information please contact Mindi direct on 4790 3603.

Les Elphinstone
Manager KCGO

Les Elphinstone
Manager / Company Secretary

thumbnail of first aid flyer

KCGO MEMBERS GROWER WORKSHOPS – REEF PROTECTION REGULATIONS

KCGO MEMBERS GROWER WORKSHOPS – REEF PROTECTION REGULATIONS

KCGO will be holding a number of small grower workshops to update members on reef protection regulations that came into effect as of 1st December 2019.

Where: KCGO board room, 140 Young Street Ayr

When: Tuesday 21st January – 10.00am & 2.00pm
Thursday 23rd January – 10.00am & 2.00pm

Numbers: Limited to a maximum of 12 per session

Please contact this office to register your interest in attending as well as day/time preferences.

Workshops will cover:

• Details of changes to current regulated sugarcane growers in the Burdekin – what’s new, what’s not
• Timeframes that growers need to be aware of
• Agricultural Environmentally Relevant Activity (ERA) “standard conditions” applicable to the Burdekin
• Farmacist – RP161 Whole Farm Nutrient Planning in 2020

Les Elphinstone
Manager KCGO

Les Elphinstone
Manager / Company Secretary
Kalamia Cane Growers Organisation Ltd
Kalagro Ltd
140 Young Street Ayr Qld 4807
PO Box 597 Ayr Qld 4807
Tel: 07 4783 1312
Mob: 0447 128 312
Email: [email protected]