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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:

  • Rainfall was recorded across large areas of northern, central and south eastern Australia in the week ending 14 January 2015.
  • Rainfalls in excess of 25 millimetres were recorded across northern areas of Western Australia.
  • Maximum temperatures were below average across much of Australia during the week ending 13 January 2015.
  • Water storage levels in the Murray–Darling Basin (MDB) decreased this week by 69 gigalitres (GL) and are at 51 per cent of total capacity.
  • The world wheat indicator price (US No. 2 hard red winter, free on board Gulf ports) averaged US$267 a tonne in the week ending 13 January 2015.
  • The Australian grain sorghum indicator price (Sydney) was $317 a tonne in the week ending 14 January 2015, largely unchanged from the previous week.
    The Queensland young cattle indictor price (330–400 kg live weight C3) averaged 393 cents a kilogram (dressed weight) in the week ending 9 January 2015.
  • TChanges in the saleyard indicator price of lamb (18–22kg fat score 2–4) were mixed across the states in the week ending 9 January 2015.

Source: www.daff.gov.au/abares

 

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