Eston Mill tour
Despite the sweltering heat, large and small scale growers thoroughly enjoyed a tour of the Illovo Sugar Group's Eston mill this week.
At the start of the event the visitors were given a short presentation on the workings of the mill before setting off on their tour. SA Canegrowers' representative for the district and organiser of the annual visit, Leon Munsamy said the growers now had firsthand experience of how their cane was processed. "At the end of the tour the growers had a different view of how a mill works as most of them had never visited a mill before. It was also a great opportunity for millers and growers to interact and to understand the importance of the role each of them play in the value chain," he said.