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ABARES Weekly Australian Climate, Water and Agricultural Updates

Categories: Commodities, Weather

Summary of key issues:

  • During the past week, rainfall was recorded in eastern Australia, southern Western Australia, coastal South Australia and Tasmania.
  • Maximum temperatures were average to below average across the entire continent during the past week.
  • The rainfall forecast for the next eight days indicates that rainfall is likely to be limited to southern regions of the continent.
  • Water storage levels in the Murray–Darling Basin have increased by 129 gigalitres this week and are at 56 per cent of total capacity.
  • The world wheat indicator price (US No. 2 hard red winter, free on board Gulf ports) averaged US$313 a tonne in the week ending 17 June 2014.
  • The Australian grain sorghum indicator price (Sydney) was $295 a tonne in the week ending 18 June 2014.
  • The Queensland young cattle indicator price (330 – 400 kg live weight C3) averaged 330 cents a kilogram in the week ending 13 June 2014.
  • Changes in the saleyard indicator price of lamb (18–22kg fat score 2–4) were mixed in the week ending 13 June 2014.



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