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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:

  • In the past week a series of low pressure troughs brought heavy rainfall to central and south-eastern Queensland.
  • During the week ending 21 March 2017 maximum temperatures were between 2°C and 6°C above average in parts of central and south-eastern Australia.
  • The forecast for the next eight days indicates that rainfall in excess of 15 millimetres is expected across areas of northern and eastern Australia.
  • Water storage levels in the Murray–Darling Basin (MDB) increased during the week ending 23 March 2017.
  • Livestock prices were mixed last week although cattle and lamb prices remain higher year on year.
  • Tight cotton supplies in India and China have contributed to a 32 per cent year on year increase in cotton prices.
  • Sugar prices remain high year on year, but face downward pressure as seasonal supplies enter the market from Australia.



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