Tag: Weather

Posts that relate to the weather and seasons.

Weekly rainfall update + rain outlook 20 October 2021

Rain was widespread across the continent over the past week, with heavy falls particularly in the east and south east. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall update + rain outlook 20 October 2021

Report finds weather played significant role 2019-20 fires

NEW research has found the 2019-20 black summer bushfires were driven by a complex interaction between the fire and the atmosphere. Led by the Bureau of Meteorology and the Bushfire… Source: Beef Central Report finds weather played significant role 2019-20 fires

Rain-soaked Merino ewes sell to $345 at Deniliquin

YOUNG Merino ewes peaked at $345 a head at the Deniliquin spring store sheep sale on Friday in a subdued market where limited lots made more than $300 a head. Source: Sheep Central Rain-soaked Merino ewes sell to 5 at Deniliquin

Eastern rain interrupts harvest, but a big plus overall

Widespread rain over southern and eastern Australia over the past week interrupted harvest, but overall was a big benefit to finishing winter crops and kick starting summer crop plantings. Source: Grain Central Eastern rain interrupts harvest, but a big plus overall

Dalby sale 13 Oct 2021: Rain pushes restocker lines skywards

With some useful falls of rain across the local supply area and the hope of more to come, prices lifted by up to 50c/kg across several pens of feeder and restocker lines. Source: Beef Central Dalby sale 13 Oct 2021: Rain pushes restocker lines skywards

Weekly rainfall update + rain outlook 13 October 2021

LOW pressure troughs and cold fronts brought light to moderate rainfall to central Australia, the north-east of South Australia, southern Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania through the week. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall update + rain outlook 13 October 2021

Rain hits AuctionsPlus sheep and lamb offering

AUCTIONSPLUS’ sheep and lamb offering declined 10 percent last week to 134,800 head, but remained 25pc above year-on-year levels. Source: Sheep Central Rain hits AuctionsPlus sheep and lamb offering

Cyclones and bushfires on the outlook this summer

A slightly above average cyclone season has been forecast by the Bureau of Meteorology a month after Australia’s peak bushfire agency predicted increased risk of fires across a large stretch of the east coast. Source: Beef Central Cyclones and bushfires on the outlook this summer

EYCI sweeps to another record high, as more wet weather brews

Another week, another new record high for the Eastern Young Cattle Indicator. The EYCI closed the week yesterday at 1043.33c/kg dressed weight equivalent, having peaked a few days earlier at a new record high of 1057c/kg. Recent rain, and the prospect of more ahead, has been a factor. Source: Beef Central EYCI sweeps to… Read more »

Rainfall test for Katanning Yardstick Merino trial progeny

RECENT rainfall has provided a good test for the progeny of 14 sire lines in the Yardstick Merino Sire Evaluation Trial at the Katanning in Western Australia. Source: Sheep Central Rainfall test for Katanning Yardstick Merino trial progeny

Weekly rainfall update + rain outlook 6 October 2021

Rain was widespread throughout western and eastern Australia in the past week with a low pressure trough and cold front bringing light to moderate falls to many parts. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall update + rain outlook 6 October 2021

Rain no dampener as Jerilderie ewes make to $450

MERINO ewe hoggets topped at $450 and made above $400 on eight further occasions in wet conditions at the John Wells Memorial store sheep sale at Jerilderie on Friday. Source: Sheep Central Rain no dampener as Jerilderie ewes make to 0

Seasonal climate outlook Oct-Dec 2021

October to December rainfall is likely to be above median for most areas of Australia, according to the Bureau of Meteorology’s latest seasonal climate outlook. Source: Sheep Central Seasonal climate outlook Oct-Dec 2021

Weekly Property Review: QLD market sweats on rain

With 64.7pc of Queensland now drought declared, property listings have literally ‘dried-up’ this spring, with many prospective vendors now electing to wait for a wet season before listing their assets, agents across the state are saying Source: Beef Central Weekly Property Review: QLD market sweats on rain

Weekly rainfall update + rain outlook 29 September 2021

Rainfall for the past week fell in the south-west of Western Australia, south east Victoria, Tasmania, parts of eastern New South Wales, and central inland Queensland. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall update + rain outlook 29 September 2021

Rain interrupts Qld harvest, boosts summer crop prospects

A rain front moving across eastern Australia has forced a halt to winter crop harvest in southern Queensland, but is good news for farmers waiting for a moisture trigger to fire up summer crop plantings.   Source: Grain Central Rain interrupts Qld harvest, boosts summer crop prospects

Weekly kill: Forecast rain could hamper cattle supply in coming weeks

Forecast rainfall of 50mm or more across large parts of southern QLD, eastern NSW and Victoria over the next week could provide additional challenges for already cattle-starved beef processors. Any falls of an inch or two heading into October would inevitably slow slaughter cattle supply, a major northern processor told Beef Central this morning. … Read more »

Weekly rainfall update + rain outlook 22 September 2021

Rainfall during the past week was largely confined to the south west and south east corners of the Australian continent, with additional falls in north-western and southern parts of the Northern Territory. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall update + rain outlook 22 September 2021

Frost, dry spring reduce WA winter crop estimates, but record still in sight

Severe frosts in WA’s central grainbelt and a dry spring have shaved around 700,000 tonnes off the state’s forecast winter crop in the past month, but it’s still on track for a record. Source: Grain Central Frost, dry spring reduce WA winter crop estimates, but record still in sight

Wet spring forecast with 50pc chance of La Niña

The Bureau of Meteorology has this week issued a La Niña watch, declaring a 50 percent chance of the weather pattern known for bringing spring and summer rain to the east and north of Australia. Source: Beef Central Wet spring forecast with 50pc chance of La Niña

Opinion: Our climate future is in our hands

In the leader to a Farmers for Climate Action virtual conference this Friday, Professor Mark Howden, Vice-Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, shares his perspective on why If the world stays on its current high emissions trajectory it will be terrible news for agriculture. Source: Beef Central Opinion: Our climate future is… Read more »

Weekly rainfall update + rain outlook 15 September 2021

Rainfall throughout the past week was largely confined to the south west and south east corners of the continent, with the heaviest falls in south west Western Australia and Tasmania. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall update + rain outlook 15 September 2021

Dalby sale 8 Sep 2021: Market firm for 4783 head

Isolated falls of rain in western areas over the weekend restricted the flow of stock into early week markets, however by mid week little to no rain across eastern districts increased the number of cattle into the market. Source: Beef Central Dalby sale 8 Sep 2021: Market firm for 4783 head

WA waits to determine impact of weekend frost on winter crop

A savage frost that hit the WA grainbelt last weekend has prompted GIWA to delay its monthly crop report until the extent of the damage has been determined. Source: Grain Central WA waits to determine impact of weekend frost on winter crop

Weekly rainfall update + rain outlook 8 September 2021

RAINFALL was widespread across the continent through the week, with light to moderate falls recorded through most of the agricultural regions, except in Queensland. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall update + rain outlook 8 September 2021

Weekly rainfall update + rain outlook 8 September 2021

Rainfall was widespread across the continent through the week, with light to moderate falls recorded through most of the agricultural regions, except in Queensland. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall update + rain outlook 8 September 2021

Weekly rainfall update + rain outlook 1 September 2021

THE most significant rainfall over the past week was confined to the south-west and south-east areas of the continent, and north east Queensland, with only light falls in some adjoining agricultural regions. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall update + rain outlook 1 September 2021

Seasonal climate outlook Sep-Nov 2021

Rainfall for spring is likely to be above median for south-east WA, the NT, SA, Queensland, NSW, Victoria and eastern Tasmania. Much of the eastern States show a greater than 80 percent chance, as does eastern parts of the NT and SA. Source: Sheep Central Seasonal climate outlook Sep-Nov 2021

Weekly rainfall update + rain outlook 25 August 2021

THE most significant rain in the past week fell in the south-east of the continent and the far-south west of Western Australia this week. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall update + rain outlook 25 August 2021

MLA moves to debunk myths on livestock climate impacts

MEAT and Livestock Australia has released the first of a series of themed animations to debunk myths about the environmental impact of red meat production in Australia. Source: Sheep Central MLA moves to debunk myths on livestock climate impacts

Weekly rainfall update + rain outlook 18 August 2021

RAINFALL associated with cold fronts for the week has fallen mainly in the south-west and south-east regions of the continent. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall update + rain outlook 18 August 2021

Negative Indian Ocean Dipole likely to continue into spring

A negative Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) event, which increases the chances of above average winter–spring rainfall for much of southern and eastern Australia, is likely to continue into the southern hemisphere spring. Source: Beef Central Negative Indian Ocean Dipole likely to continue into spring

Weekly rainfall update + rain outlook 11 August 2021

Moderate rainfall was recorded in the south west and south eastern parts of the continent over the past week. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall update + rain outlook 11 August 2021

Weekly rainfall update + rain outlook 11 August 2021

Moderate rainfall was recorded in the south west and south eastern parts of the continent over the past week. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall update + rain outlook 11 August 2021

As the planet warms, these farmers are adapting to an uncertain future

If the climate becomes drier, farmers in some parts of SA’s Eyre Peninsula could find it harder to make a living. But they’re already adapting to an uncertain future of climate change and dwindling townships. Source: ABC Grain As the planet warms, these farmers are adapting to an uncertain future

IPCC report ups ante in push for global emission cuts

Climate scientists have upped the ante in the push for global action to drastically cut greenhouse gas emissions, warning in a major new report released overnight that there is now “high certainty” that to stabilise the climate, CO₂ emissions must reach net zero, and other gas emissions must decline significantly. Source: Beef Central IPCC… Read more »

Flash droughts: A ‘new’ climate crisis

University of Southern Queensland and Bureau of Meteorology are working to understand the climate phenomenon where normal conditions rapidly intensify into drought events. Source: Beef Central Flash droughts: A ‘new’ climate crisis

Weekly rainfall update + rain outlook 4 August

Cold fronts and troughs brought moderate falls of rain to the southern half of the continent, and Cape York Peninsula, during the week. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall update + rain outlook 4 August

Weekly rainfall update + rain outlook 4 August

Cold fronts and troughs brought moderate falls of rain to the southern half of the continent, and Cape York Peninsula, during the week. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall update + rain outlook 4 August

Webinar: Foot issues in sheep during a persistently wet winter

As a wet winter continues across eastern Australia’s sheep areas, producers will be monitoring for signs of lameness in their flocks. MLA is hosting another webinar in its ‘Productivity & Profitability’ series – this time on managing foot issues in sheep over winter. Source: Sheep Central Webinar: Foot issues in sheep during a persistently… Read more »

Beijing plays down impact of Henan Province floods

Typhoon In-Fa has brought torrential rain to China’s Henan Province, and global corn and wheat markets rather than official sources will tell the story of how much impact it has had on the region’s corn crop, and on its stored grain. Source: Grain Central Beijing plays down impact of Henan Province floods

Seasonal climate outlook Aug-Oct 2021

Rainfall for August to October is likely to be above median for most of Australia, with most of the eastern two-thirds of the mainland showing a greater than 80 percent chance. Source: Sheep Central Seasonal climate outlook Aug-Oct 2021

Seasonal climate outlook Aug-Oct 2021

Rainfall for August to October is likely to be above median for most of Australia, with most of the eastern two-thirds of the mainland showing a greater than 80 percent chance. Source: Beef Central Seasonal climate outlook Aug-Oct 2021

Australian farmers adapting to climate change but more work ahead

The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences’ (ABARES) latest Insights report examines the effects of recent and possible future changes in climate on the profitability of Australian farms.  Source: Beef Central Australian farmers adapting to climate change but more work ahead

Research shows variable climate cutting farmers' profits

Farm incomes have become more variable with changing climate,  according to the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences, and it is costing farmers $30,000 a year, every year.  Source: ABC Livestock Research shows variable climate cutting farmers’ profits

Weekly rainfall update + rain outlook 28 July 2021

A cold front and low pressure system brought widespread rain to the southern half of Australia in the first half of the week, while cold fronts later in the week produced destructive winds and moderate falls over SA, Victoria, Tasmania and south-west WA. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall update + rain outlook 28 July… Read more »

Weekly rainfall update + rain outlook 28 July 2021

A cold front and low pressure system brought widespread rain to the southern half of Australia in the first half of the week, while cold fronts later in the week produced destructive winds and moderate falls over SA, Victoria, Tasmania and south-west WA. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall update + rain outlook 28 July… Read more »

Competitor watch: Drought helps push US cattle inventory 1.3m lower

Declines in the US beef cow herd and lower cattle inventories point to continued reduction in US cattle availability and higher prices in the next 18 months, US analysts suggest Source: Beef Central Competitor watch: Drought helps push US cattle inventory 1.3m lower

Persistent wet winter conditions drive feedlot performance lower

Commercial feedlots across eastern Australia are reporting particularly poor cattle feeding performance this winter, as persistent wet and cold conditions weigh heavily on average daily gains and rates of ration consumption. Source: Beef Central Persistent wet winter conditions drive feedlot performance lower

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 21 July 2021

A SERIES of low pressure systems and cold fronts that moved across the southern half of Australia through the week brought moderate falls to vast areas of the southern states. The rain in the south west of Western Australia continued a wet spell in the region that has extended over two weeks. Source: Sheep… Read more »

Limestone Coast dairy producers welcome winter downpour

Parts of South Australia’s dairy industry are feeling more confident with the onset of late rains and strong milk prices.  Source: ABC Livestock Limestone Coast dairy producers welcome winter downpour

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 21 July 2021

A series of low pressure systems and cold fronts that moved across the southern half of Australia through the week brought moderate falls to vast areas of the southern states. The rain in the south west of Western Australia continued a wet spell in the region that has extended over two weeks. Source: Beef… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 14 July 2021

A series of cold fronts across southern Australia through the week brought moderate falls to southern WA and the southern states, while a mid-week trough across inland Queensland to northern New South Wales produced moderate rainfall. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 14 July 2021

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 14 July 2021

A series of cold fronts across southern Australia through the week brought moderate falls to southern WA and the southern states, while a mid-week trough across inland Queensland to northern New South Wales produced moderate rainfall. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 14 July 2021

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 7 July 2021

A SURFACE trough interacted with onshore flow and produced widespread moderate rain falls across eastern Queensland and eastern New South Wales.  Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 7 July 2021

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 7 July 2021

A surface trough interacted with onshore flow and produced widespread moderate falls across eastern Queensland and eastern New South Wales.  Moderate rainfall totals were recorded in south-western and south-eastern Australia.  Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 7 July 2021

Inland WA 'comes to life' after first decent winter rain in 20 years

After more than two decades without substantial rain, parched salt lakes and claypans in parts of Western Australia’s Murchison region are once again teeming with life, and wildflowers are beginning to bloom Source: ABC Livestock Inland WA ‘comes to life’ after first decent winter rain in 20 years

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 30 June 2021

A COLD front and low pressure system moved across Australia, bringing moderate falls to many parts of central and eastern Australia. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 30 June 2021

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 30 June 2021

A cold front and low pressure system moved across Australia, bringing moderate falls to many parts of central and eastern Australia. At the end of the week, a cold front tracked across south-west WA and produced light to moderate falls. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 30 June 2021

NSW croppers grapple with paddocks that are now too wet

Wet paddocks and waterlogging across parts of the NSW farming zone are impacting crop development and preventing farmers accessing their paddocks for vital spraying and late sowing operations. Source: Grain Central NSW croppers grapple with paddocks that are now too wet

BeefConnect webinar: Spoiling rain – what now?

Spoiling rain in winter causes damage to tropical pastures, leading to a reduction in diet quality. What are the implications for cattle and sheep grazing these pastures and how do we manage for this? Source: Beef Central BeefConnect webinar: Spoiling rain – what now?

Seasonal climate outlook July-September 2021

RAINFALL for July to September is likely to be above average for most of Australia, with the chance of exceeding median greater than 60 percent, and most of the eastern three quarters of the country showing a greater than 80pc chance. Source: Sheep Central Seasonal climate outlook July-September 2021

Seasonal climate outlook Jul-Sep 2021

Rainfall for July to September is likely to be above average for most of Australia. with most of the eastern three-quarters showing a greater than 80 percent chance. Source: Beef Central Seasonal climate outlook Jul-Sep 2021

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 23 June 2021

COLD fronts produced significant rainfall in parts of southern Australia, while an onshore flow brought local, heavy daily rainfall to the mid north coast of New South Wales. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 23 June 2021

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 23 June 2021

Cold fronts produced significant rainfall in parts of southern Australia, while an onshore flow brought local, heavy daily rainfall to the Mid North Coast of New South Wales. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 23 June 2021

West Australian farmers count cost after persistent rains

Significant rainfall that flooded farmland on the south coast of Western Australia overnight on Sunday (June 20), has since seen livestock die and affected already severely waterlogged crops. Source: ABC Livestock West Australian farmers count cost after persistent rains

Wind erosion hits northern WA cropping region

Widespread dust storms across WA’s northern agricultural region has provided a graphic reminder of the need to protect paddocks and people’s lives from the impact of wind erosion. Source: Grain Central Wind erosion hits northern WA cropping region

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 16 June 2021

Moderate rainfall was recorded in much of Victoria, eastern and central NSW, south-east Queensland, and parts of Tasmania in the past week. Extremely heavy daily falls in excess of 150mm were recorded in the West Gippsland in Victoria. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 16 June 2021

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 16 June 2021

MODERATE rainfall was recorded in much of Victoria, eastern and central New South Wales, south-east Queensland, and parts of Tasmania in the past week. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 16 June 2021

Herd strategy accelerates CPC recovery from drought

A decision by one of Australia’s biggest cattle producers to maintain its breeding herd through the dry years of 2018 and 2019 recent has helped to hasten its recovery from drought this year. Source: Beef Central Herd strategy accelerates CPC recovery from drought

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 9 June 2021

COLD fronts produced moderate rainfall in southern South Australia, south-west and central Victoria, and Tasmania, while a low pressure system and surface trough generated moderate falls in southern Queensland and New South Wales. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 9 June 2021

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 9 June 2021

Cold fronts produced moderate rainfall in southern South Australia, south-west and central Victoria, and Tasmania, while a low pressure system and surface trough generated moderate falls in southern Queensland and New South Wales. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 9 June 2021

Polar blast expected to bring heaviest snowfalls in years

A cold front across the eastern states could bring up to 20 centimetres of snow to the NSW Northern Tablelands, and extreme weather enthusiasts say it could be the biggest fall since 2015. Source: ABC Livestock Polar blast expected to bring heaviest snowfalls in years

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 2 June 2021

COLD fronts produced moderate rainfall in south-east Australia, while moderate falls across the south-west coast of Western Australia due to a strong cold front. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 2 June 2021

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 2 June 2021

Cold fronts produced moderate rainfall in south-east Australia, while moderate falls across the south-west coast of Western Australia due to a strong cold front. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 2 June 2021

Rain adds potential to WA’s record winter crop seeding

The promising start to the Western Australian winter cropping season just keeps rolling on with widespread rains over the weekend and Monday adding further potential to what is already shaping as a record seeding. Source: Grain Central Rain adds potential to WA’s record winter crop seeding

Seasonal climate outlook June-August 2021

RAINFALL for winter is likely to be above average for northern Western Australia, the Northern Territory, most of Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia, and northern parts of Victoria and Tasmania, with the chance of exceeding median greater than 60 percent. Source: Sheep Central Seasonal climate outlook June-August 2021

Seasonal climate outlook Jun-Aug 2021

Rainfall for winter is likely to be above average for northern WA, the NT, most of Queensland, NSW and SA, and northern parts of Victoria and Tasmania. Source: Beef Central Seasonal climate outlook Jun-Aug 2021

Northern Australia wet season lives up to its name

After several dry years across northern Australia, wet season 2020–21 saw a welcome return to above-average rainfall. Overall it was northern Australia’s wettest and coolest October to April wet season since 2016–17. Source: Beef Central Northern Australia wet season lives up to its name

Feedgrain Focus: Prices ease despite Vic, SA dry

Mounting concerns about dry conditions in parts of Victoria and South Australia could only minimise, but not stem, the drop in new-crop prices caused by the sell-off in US grain futures markets. Source: Beef Central Feedgrain Focus: Prices ease despite Vic, SA dry

Warmer winter ahead for most of Australia

Most Australians are in for a warmer than average winter, according to the latest seasonal outlook released today by the Bureau of Meteorology. Source: Beef Central Warmer winter ahead for most of Australia

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 26 May 2021

COLD fronts produced moderate rainfall in the South West Land Division of Western Australia, while agricultural districts in South Australia received widespread moderate rainfall, although totals were generally low across south-eastern areas. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 26 May 2021

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 26 May 2021

Cold fronts produced moderate rainfall in the South West Land Division of Western Australia, while agricultural districts in South Australia received widespread moderate rainfall, although totals were generally low across southeastern areas. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 26 May 2021

'One more day, my horses would have drowned': Happy ending after heroic flood rescue

Two months ago, floodwater rapidly surrounded Ann Biasol’s home and she feared she would lose her three beloved horses. Life is yet to return to normal, but her horses are alive and thriving and she feels very lucky. Source: ABC Livestock ‘One more day, my horses would have drowned’: Happy ending after heroic flood rescue

Feedgrain Focus: Nearby market up, weather drives new-crop

Further rallies in the nearby market are being seen this week as growers focus on planting rather than selling grain, while the new-crop market has softened in the north and firmed in the south to reflect divergent weather. Source: Beef Central Feedgrain Focus: Nearby market up, weather drives new-crop

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 19 May 2021

COLD fronts produced moderate rainfall in south-east Australia, while snow fell in alpine regions and lower-lying areas of Victoria, New South Wales and Tasmania. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 19 May 2021

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 19 May 2021

Cold fronts produced moderate rainfall in south-east Australia, while snow fell in alpine regions and lower-lying areas of Victoria, New South Wales and Tasmania. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 19 May 2021

Feedgrain Focus: Damp north, dry south support prices

Prices for wheat and barley into the domestic stockfeed market have firmed by around $5 per tonne in the past week as rain in northern regions and dry conditions in the south quash grower interest in selling into nearby positions. Source: Beef Central Feedgrain Focus: Damp north, dry south support prices