One of longest sugar beet campaigns in history finally concludes - after 228 days

Thursday, April 25, 2024
Floods, mud and dire conditions have made the 2023-24 sugar beet campaign one of the longest in history - but it has finally ended. British Sugar confirmed that the last sugar beet was sliced at its Cantley factory on April 19 - bringing the total amount of time spent harvesting and processing the crop to 228 days. During that time the company's four factories - including Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk - have processed more than eight million tonnes of beet since the start of the campaign in September 2023. Between them, the factories have produced around 1.1 million tonnes of sugar.
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