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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:

  • During the week ending 11 November 2015, rainfall was recorded in all states and territories of Australia.
  • Maximum and minimum temperatures were generally above average across much of Australia during the week ending 10 November 2015.
  • Rainfall deficiencies have generally increased in extent or severity in all affected regions identified in the previous drought statement.
  • An updated bushfire outlook issued by the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC indicates that a greater area of south-east Australia is now expected to experience above normal fire conditions.
  • The forecast for the next eight days indicates that rainfall in excess of 25 millimetres is likely across large areas of northern and eastern Australia.
  • Water storage levels in the Murray–Darling Basin (MDB) increased during the week ending 11 November 2015.
  • In New South Wales, general security (B class) allocations increased in the Border Rivers catchment.
  • The young cattle indicator price (330–400 kg live weight C3) averaged 566 cents a kilogram (dressed weight) in Queensland in the week ending 6 November 2015.
  • The lamb indicator price (18–22kg fat score 2–4) averaged 488 cents a kilogram (dressed weight) in Victoria in the week ending 6 November 2015.
  • The world wheat indicator price (US No. 2 hard red winter, free on board Gulf ports) averaged US$215 a tonne in the week ending 10 November 2015.
  • The Australian grain sorghum indicator price (Sydney) was $285 a tonne in the week ending 11 November 2015.

Source: www.daff.gov.au/abares

 

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