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ABARES Weekly Australian Climate, Water and Agricultural Updates

ABARES Weekly Australian Climate, Water and Agricultural Updates

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

Summary of key issues:

  • The grain harvest in the Northern Agricultural region of Western Australia has started this week.
  • Maximum and minimum temperatures were generally average or above average across much of Western Australia during the week ending 22 September 2015.
  • The rainfall outlook for October to December 2015 indicates that average or wetter than average conditions are likely across most of mainland Australia.
  • The forecast for the next eight days indicates that rainfall in excess of 15 millimetres is likely on coastal south-east Queensland, coastal New South Wales, eastern Victoria and parts of Tasmania.
  • Water storage levels in the Murray–Darling Basin (MDB) decreased during the week ending 24 September 2015.
  • The young cattle indicator price (330–400 kg live weight C3) averaged 588 cents a kilogram (dressed weight) in Queensland in the week ending 18 September 2015.
  • The lamb indicator price (18–22kg fat score 2–4) averaged 531 cents a kilogram (dressed weight) in Victoria in the week ending 18 September 2015.
  • The world wheat indicator price (US No. 2 hard red winter, free on board Gulf ports) averaged US$219 a tonne in the week ending 22 September 2015.

Source: www.daff.gov.au/abares

 

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