Notice to Citrus Growers
Opening of BFP Factory for 2017-2018 Crop continues
Dangriga – 18th October 2017. The CPBL hasopened the BFP Factory for the receipt of mature grapefruit and oranges during the period Wednesday, October 18th to Friday, October 20th 2017during the hours of7:00 am to 5:00 pm daily. The CPBL further advised that the BFP Factory will continue to receive mature grapefruit and oranges from Monday October 23rd to Friday October 27th 2017 between the hours of 7:00 am to 5:00 pm daily.
The CGA received the First Fruit Price Submission for Orange and Grapefruit on October 18th 2017. These prices has been provisionally accepted pending review. The New Estimated Final Price for Oranges is $2.2382 per pound solid and the advance price of 65% is $1.4548 per pound solid. This is equivalent to $13.2051 per box and the 65% advance is equivalent to $8.5833 per box, based on an average yield of 5.9per pound solids per box.
The New Estimated Final Price for Grapefruit is $3.0620 per pound solid and the advance price of 65 0/ is $1.9903 per pound solid. This is equivalent to $11.9419 per box and the 65% advance is equivalent to $7.7622 per box, based on an average yield of 3.9pound solids per box.
Kindly get your fruit tested for maturity ratio and get your schedule and licence before delivery. For further information please contact your CGA at 522-3585.
Belize Citrus Growers Association: Mile 9, Stann Creek Valley Road • P.O. Box 7, Dangriga, Belize. C.A. • Tel: 501-522-3547, 3585, 3535 • Fax: 501-522-2686 EMail: email@example.com • Web: belizecitrus.org