MacKay Estates - Tully
We grow Smart Bananas in a beautiful part of the world and so it is a family passion to reduce any detrimental impact that we could have on this part of the world.
Hi, I’m Daniel. Come with me through some of the practices we have implemented over the last 65 years to farm in an environmentally responsible and sustainable manner in this beautiful part of the world where we are.
One of the major questions for the environment is, what impact do we have on the waterways that go through our properties including the Tully River and feed into the Great Barrier Reef? We have chosen to monitor these rivers in conjunction with accredited government bodies and have been praised for not creating an adverse impact.
To manage the growth of Smart Bananas we have developed advanced protocols and timings on all plant supplements to ensure that nothing is used that is not required, and that all volumes are immediately taken up by the plant and not oversupplied where there will be run off and leaching back into the environment.
Commencing with bananas, Grandad developed the banana industry in North Queensland which now produces over 90% of Australia’s bananas. A constant desire to provide the best banana experience for consumers has resulted in the Smart Banana, a product exclusively grown and packaged by MacKay's.
Sugar Cane has developed over the years to the stage where we are the largest supplier of sugar cane to the Tully Sugar Mill; arguably Australia’s most advanced Mill. Crop rotation techniques and varietal strains together with a mountain of hard work have allowed this part of our business to solidly expand.