Wednesday, 6th June 2012
Comhlucht siuicre eireann, Teoranta (Irish Sugar Company, Limited) is prepared to receive applications from Farmers for the cultivation of 70,000 statute acres of Sugar Beet in 1947 on the following terms which have already been announced:
(1) Price: A price of 80/- per ton (net factory weight) for beet having a sugar content of 15.5 p.c. with a premium or discount of sixpence for each one-tenth of 1 p.c. above of below 1.5.5 p.c. For example: 16.5 p.c. 85/-, 17.5 p.c. 90/, 18.5 p.c. 95/-.
(2) Pulp: Each grower may purchase at a special price, an allowance of 1/ 14 cwt. Dried Pulp for each ton of beet (net factory weight) delivered to the factory. The price for this allowance will be at the rate of £7 per ton at factory stores or sidings, bags extra, returnable.
(3) Artificial manures: By special arrangement the Sugar Company expects to be able to supply to each grower at reasonable prices Muriate of Potash and Nirate of Soda to the extent of 2 cwt. of each fertiliser for each statute acre contracted and cultivated by the grower. The grower will also be enable to procure usual supplies of Superphosphate.
(4) Sugar: The Company will recommend the issue of a permit enabling the grower to purchase 1 stone of sugar for each ton of beet (net factory weight) estimated to be deliverable but so that the maximum quantity of sugar obtainable by any one household shall not exceed 4 stone.
(5) Freight Subsidy: Freight Subsidy applicable to the four factory areas, and calculated on the net factory weight, shall be as follows:15 to 20 miles, 6d per ton; 21 to 25 miles, 1/- per ton; 26 to 30 miles, 1/6 per ton; 31 to 35 miles, 2/- per ton; 36 to 440 miles, 2/6 per ton; 41 to 50 miles 3/- per ton; 51 to 65 miles, 3/6 per ton; 66 to 80 miles 4/- per ton; over 80 miles 55/- per ton.
Intending growers should get in touch immediately with the Loading Agent for their district. Farmers who cannot get in touch with the Agent or who live in areas in which beet has not been grown heretofore should apply to their nearest sugar factory.
Farmers are warned that early application for contracts is essential in order to enable the company to make the necessary arrangements for the supply of artificial manures for the crop.
The company cannot undertake to consider applications received after the 10th day of February 1947.
Comhlucht Siuicres Eireann, Teoranta, Carlow, Mallow, Thurles, Tuam.
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