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ABARES Weekly Australian Climate, Water and Agricultural Updates

ABARES Weekly Australian Climate, Water and Agricultural Updates

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

Summary of key issues:

  • Maximum and minimum temperatures were generally below average across much of central and southern Australia for the week ending 20 September 2016.
  • Unseasonably heavy rainfall has been recorded across much of the Northern Territory and Queensland during the past week.
  • Water storage levels in the Murray–Darling Basin (MDB) increased by 992 gigalitres (GL) during the week ending 22 September 2016.
  • In New South Wales, general security allocations increased in the Border Rivers (B class), Murray, Murrumbidgee, Lower Darling, Lower Namoi, Gwydir, Peel Valley systems.
  • The young cattle indicator price (330–400 kg live weight C3) averaged 631 cents a kilogram in Queensland in the week ending 16 September 2016.
  • The lamb indicator price (18–22kg fat score 2–4) averaged 585 cents a kilogram (dressed weight) in Victoria in the week ending 16 September 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 20 September 2016.

Source: www.agriculture.gov.au/abares

 

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