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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:

  • For the week ending 1 March 2016 maximum temperatures were above average across most of Australia.
  • Rainfall in February 2016 was generally below average for much of Australia and in all States and Territories.
  • Rainfall in summer 2015–2016 (December 2015 to February 2016) was average to well above average over much of Australia.
  • The forecast for the next eight days indicates that rainfall is expected over much of Australia.
  • Water storage levels in the Murray–Darling Basin (MDB) decreased during the week ending 3 March 2016.
  • The young cattle indicator price (330–400 kg live weight C3) averaged 581 cents a kilogram (dressed weight) in Queensland in the week ending 26 February 2016.
  • The lamb indicator price (18–22kg fat score 2–4) averaged 535 cents a kilogram (dressed weight) in Victoria in the week ending 26 February 2016.
  • The world wheat indicator price (US No. 2 hard red winter, free on board Gulf ports) was US$200 a tonne in the week ending 1 March 2016.
  • The Australian feed barley indicator price (Sydney) was $231 a tonne in the week ending 2 March 2016.

Source: www.daff.gov.au/abares

 

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