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ABARES Weekly Australian Climate, Water and Agricultural Updates

ABARES Weekly Australian Climate, Water and Agricultural Updates

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

Summary of key issues:

  • Little to no rainfall was recorded across most of mainland Australia during the week ending 18 May 2016.
  • For the week ending 17 May 2016, maximum temperatures were above average across most of western, central and eastern Australia.
  • The forecast for the next eight days indicates that rainfall is likely in all states and territories.
  • Water storage levels in the Murray–Darling Basin (MDB) increased by 140 gigalitres (GL) during the week ending 19 May 2016.
  • The New South Wales young cattle indicator price (330–400 kg live weight C3) averaged 596 cents a kilogram for the week ending 13 May 2016.
  • The Victorian lamb indicator price (18–22kg fat score 2–4) averaged 567 cents a kilogram (dressed weight) in the week ending 13 May 2016.
  • The world wheat indicator price (US No. 2 hard red winter, free on board Gulf ports) was US$193 a tonne in the week ending 17 May 2016.

Source: www.daff.gov.au/abares

 

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