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ABARES Weekly Australian Climate, Water and Agricultural Updates

ABARES Weekly Australian Climate, Water and Agricultural Updates

Categories: Beef, Sheep & lambs, Weather, Commodities, Cropping

Summary of key issues:

  • Maximum temperatures were generally average across most of Australia for the week ending 11 October 2016.
  • The Bureau of Meteorology’s Australian Tropical Cyclone Outlook indicates that an average to above-average number of cyclones are expected for the 2016–17.
  • Water storage levels in the Murray–Darling Basin (MDB) increased by 167 gigalitres (GL) during the week ending 13 October 2016.
  • In New South Wales, general security allocations increased in the Border Rivers (B class), Lower Namoi and Gwydir systems.
  • Water storage levels in the Murray–Darling Basin (MDB) increased by 994 gigalitres (GL) during the week ending 6 October 2016.
  • Australian cattle prices continue to be supported by tight supplies with 2016–17 year-to-date.
  • Market prices for mutton increased in the week ending 7 October 2016 with wet weather particularly affecting yardings.

Source: www.agriculture.gov.au/abares

 

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