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Marketing packs released for Mackay growers

Monday, 04 February 2019

Details of the new Marketing Choice arrangements for Mackay cane growers are now available and will be distributed to local growers from today.

The state’s not-for-profit sugar marketer Queensland Sugar Limited (QSL) and local miller Mackay Sugar finalised an On-Supply Agreement last Friday, enabling cane growers supplying Mackay Sugar’s Mackay mills to now choose who provides their sugar marketing, pricing and payment services.

The nomination form used to lodge that choice, as well as supporting information about the process itself, is included in the QSL Marketing Choice Information pack released today and set to arrive in growers’ mailboxes in coming days.

QSL Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Greg Beashel said he appreciated that growers had a lot of questions about the new arrangements, and so QSL was keen to get information to them as quickly as possible.

“While the process itself is not complicated, there’s a very short window for these Mackay growers to have their say in who sells and prices sugar on their behalf before marketing nominations for the 2019 Season close on 5 March 2019,” he said.

“So we’ve issued some material explaining the new process and I’ll join our team in Mackay next week for a series of information session to walk growers through the new process, answer questions and help them with their paperwork.”

Mr Beashel said that in the lead-up to next week’s Grower Information Sessions, QSL’s Executive Manager of Marketing and Risk Mark Hampson and QSL’s Mackay team were available to answer grower questions.

“To line up a chat, call 4967 4618 or drop by our office on Level 2 of the Mackay Canegrowers building at 120 Wood Street,” Mr Beashel said.

QSL is Australia’s largest and most experienced marketer of Queensland sugar. Owned by state’s cane growers and sugar millers, it is a pass-through organisation which returns all net value to the industry it serves.


For more information:

QSL Communications Manager Cathy Kelly, Ph: 0409 285 074  Email: