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ABARES Weekly Australian Climate, Water and Agricultural Updates

ABARES Weekly Australian Climate, Water and Agricultural Updates

Categories: Weather, Commodities

Summary of key issues:

  • During the past week rainfall was mainly recorded in the tropical north, south-eastern Australia and south-west Western Australia.
  • Maximum temperatures were between 2 and 4 degrees above average across a large part of south-west Western Australia.
  • The onset of cooler temperatures across South Australia and Tasmania suggests a shift to winter conditions after an extended warm period during autumn in the region.
  • Water storage levels in the Murray–Darling Basin have increased by 132 gigalitres this week and are at 55 per cent of total capacity.
  • The world wheat indicator price (US No. 2 hard red winter, free on board Gulf ports) averaged US$318 a tonne in the week ending 10 June 2014.
  • The Australian grain sorghum indicator price (Sydney) was $339 a tonne in the week ending 11 June 2014.
  • The Queensland young cattle indictor price (330–400 kg live weight C3) averaged 340 cents a kilogram in the week ending 6 June 2014.
  • The saleyard indicator price of lamb (18–22kg fat score 2–4) rose in all states in the week ending 6 June 2014, compared with the previous week.



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