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ABARES Weekly Australian Climate, Water and Agricultural Update

Weekly Climate, Water & Agricultural Update Newsletter

Categories: Commodities, Weather

Summary of Key issues:
  • Rainfall deficiencies over the past 9 months (October 2012 to June 2013) are inflicting challenging conditions on farmers in Victoria’s southwest region. 
  • Rainfall of between 1 and 5 millimetres this week across northern and central regions of the Western Australian wheatbelt has provided little benefit for moisture stressed crops.
  • Rainfall in excess of 15 millimetres is forecast across most grain-growing regions of south-eastern Australia during the coming 8 days.
  • The world wheat indicator price (US No. 2 hard red winter, free on board Gulf ports) averaged US$305 a tonne in the week ending 9 July 2013, compared with US$303 in the previous week.
  • The world canola indicator price (Rapeseed, Europe, free on board Hamburg) averaged US$542 a tonne in the week ending 9 July 2013, compared with US$573 a tonne in the previous week. 
  • The Queensland young cattle indicator price (330–400 kg live-weight C3) increased by 2 per cent in the week ending 5 July 2013 to average 311 cents a kilogram. 



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