Tag: Weather

Posts that relate to the weather and seasons.

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 1 Apr 2020

SHOWERS and thunderstorms developed over eastern New South Wales, generating moderate falls, while onshore flow produced showers and moderate falls in the northern tropics. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 1 Apr 2020

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 1 Apr 2020

Showers and thunderstorms developed over eastern New South Wales, generating moderate falls, while onshore flow produced showers and moderate falls in the northern tropics. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 1 Apr 2020

Rice under pressure as drought slashes production, COVID-19 increases demand

The Australian rice industry is struggling to meet domestic demand, hit with the double whammy of a drought-hit shortfall in production and a surge in consumer demand sparked by the COVID-19 crisis. Source: Grain Central Rice under pressure as drought slashes production, COVID-19 increases demand

The consequences of climate change are far reaching

As humanity branches out across our warming, interconnected world, we’re at risk of encountering new diseases — thankfully, medicine is getting better at fighting back. Source: ABC Livestock The consequences of climate change are far reaching

Seasonal climate outlook Apr-June 2020

April to June are likely to be wetter than average across WA, western and southern NT, most of SA, western and central Victoria, and northwest Tasmania, according to BOM’s latest three monthly rainfall outlook. Source: Sheep Central Seasonal climate outlook Apr-June 2020

Seasonal climate outlook Apr-June 2020

April to June are likely to be wetter than average across WA, western and southern NT, most of SA, western and central Victoria, and northwest Tasmania, according to BOM’s latest three monthly rainfall outlook. Source: Beef Central Seasonal climate outlook Apr-June 2020

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 25 March 2020

COLD fronts and troughs brought moderate falls to the western and southern mainland, as well as Tasmania, and onshore flow produced moderate falls along the country’s far north. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 25 March 2020

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 25 March 2020

Cold fronts and troughs brought moderate falls to the western and southern mainland, as well as Tasmania, and onshore flow produced moderate falls along the country’s far north. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 25 March 2020

Final tally reached for Northwest Qld’s February 2019 flood losses

For the first time an accurate, district-by-district assessment of livestock losses experienced during the February 2019 Northwest Queensland floods has been completed.    Source: Beef Central Final tally reached for Northwest Qld’s February 2019 flood losses

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 18 March 2020

Moderate to heavy falls were recorded in the northern tropics of Queensland, and showers and thunderstorms brought rainfall to the Gascoyne and South West Land Division in Western Australia. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 18 March 2020

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 17 March 2020

Moderate to heavy falls were recorded in the northern tropics of Queensland, and showers and thunderstorms brought rainfall to the Gascoyne and South West Land Division in Western Australia. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 17 March 2020

Rain lifts eastern states online sheep-buying confidence

RECENT rain lifted online sheep and lamb buying confidence across Australia last week, especially in the eastern states. Source: Sheep Central Rain lifts eastern states online sheep-buying confidence

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 11 March 2020

LOW pressure systems  brought moderate to heavy falls of rain across New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania over the past week. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 11 March 2020

‘From bare ground to the best season we could hope for’

Cattle producers in western Queensland and the channel country are rejoicing in a dramatic seasonal turnaround that has transformed their outlook in a handful of weeks. Source: Beef Central ‘From bare ground to the best season we could hope for’

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 4 March 2020

EX-TROPICAL cyclone Esther produced heavy falls in northern Australia, while thunderstorms brought moderate rainfall across parts of south-west and eastern Australia. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 4 March 2020

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 4 March 2020

Ex-tropical cyclone Esther produced heavy falls in northern Australia, while thunderstorms brought moderate rainfall across parts of southwest and eastern Australia. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 4 March 2020

Rising CO² may boost yields, offset downside of climate change

Research into the impact of a changing climate on Australian crop production suggests wheat yield gains caused by higher carbon dioxide levels may offset some of the losses caused by rising temperatures and reduced rainfall. Source: Grain Central Rising CO² may boost yields, offset downside of climate change

BOM releases autumn 2020 climate outlook

Rainfall is likely to be above average in some southern regions in March and April and below average in parts of the north in March, according to the Bureau of Meteorology’s outlook for autumn released today. Source: Sheep Central BOM releases autumn 2020 climate outlook

BOM releases autumn rainfall outlook

Rainfall is likely to be above average in some southern regions in March and April and below average in parts of the north in March, according to the Bureau of Meteorology’s outlook for autumn released today. Source: Beef Central BOM releases autumn rainfall outlook

Movement at the Station – Property listings surge after recent rain

Well-watered country in Central QLD | Fertile soils and quality herd near Townsville | Two grazing blocks on offer in NSW’s far west | Productive New England country for auction Source: Beef Central Movement at the Station – Property listings surge after recent rain

BOM says 'remarkable' ex-tropical cyclone Esther could re-intensify

After drenching Top End cattle stations, ex-tropical cyclone Esther could re-intensify and potentially loop back towards the Red Centre. Source: ABC Livestock BOM says ‘remarkable’ ex-tropical cyclone Esther could re-intensify

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 26 February 2020

TROPICAL cyclone Esther produced heavy falls about the gulf coast in Queensland and the Northern Territory, while a trough brought heavy falls over the east coast, central, and southern inland Queensland. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 26 February 2020

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 26 Feb 2020

Tropical cyclone Esther produced heavy falls about the Gulf Coast in Queensland and the Northern Territory, while a trough brought heavy falls over the east coast, central, and southern inland Queensland. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 26 Feb 2020

Why drought-busting rain depends on the tropical oceans

RECENT helpful rains dampened fire grounds and gave many farmers a reason to cheer. But much of southeast Australia remains in severe drought. Australia is no stranger to drought, but… Source: Beef Central Why drought-busting rain depends on the tropical oceans

'Rain guilt': When outback rain becomes a touchy subject

Sex, politics, and religion are traditionally avoided as dinner conversation, but in Queensland there’s the emergence of ‘rain guilt’ — where you got some but your neighbours missed out. Source: ABC Livestock ‘Rain guilt’: When outback rain becomes a touchy subject

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 19 February 2020

A COASTAL trough produced moderate to heavy falls in south-east Queensland and eastern New South Wales, while moderate rainfall was recorded in northern Australia associated with surface troughs. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 19 February 2020

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 19 Feb 2020

A coastal trough produced moderate to heavy falls in southeast Queensland and eastern New South Wales, while moderate rainfall was recorded in northern Australia associated with surface troughs. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 19 Feb 2020

Seasonal climate outlook Mar-May 2020

Many areas of Northern Australia are expected to see above average rainfall in March, but central and southern Queensland are more likely to see below average rainfall from March to May. Source: Sheep Central Seasonal climate outlook Mar-May 2020

Seasonal climate outlook Mar-May 2020

Many areas of Northern Australia are expected to see above average rainfall in March, but central and southern Queensland are more likely to see below average rainfall from March to May. Source: Beef Central Seasonal climate outlook Mar-May 2020

Farmers receive year's worth of rain — and hope — in one week

A week of unexpected rain in western New South Wales has delivered mixed results, bringing immense relief for some farmers, while barely wetting the dirt for their neighbours. Source: ABC Livestock Farmers receive year’s worth of rain — and hope — in one week

Rain event sparks three-day, buffalo fly, anthrax outbreaks

Cattle in areas of Queensland, NSW and the Northern Territory that have been exposed to solid rain over the past month are already being impacted by heavy external parasite and disease challenges. Source: Beef Central Rain event sparks three-day, buffalo fly, anthrax outbreaks

Movement at the Station: Property listings surge after recent rain

NSW Government offloads iconic stations | Top Inverell block attracts early interest | Roma’s Mt Lonsdale selling after 70 years | Grass and rainfall feature at Woolooga’s Burnside | Opportunity knocks on Mitchell’s Bonus Downs Source: Beef Central Movement at the Station: Property listings surge after recent rain

Welcome rainfall brings call to review livestock management

WESTERN New South Wales livestock producers are being reminded to review their animal health management following recent rain events. Source: Sheep Central Welcome rainfall brings call to review livestock management

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 15 February 2020

Tropical Cyclone Damien brought moderate to heavy rainfall to the northwest of Australia, and thunderstorms produced widespread showers and rain areas along the east Australian coast. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 15 February 2020

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 12 Feb 2020

Tropical Cyclone Damien brought moderate to heavy rainfall to the northwest of Australia, and thunderstorms produced widespread showers and rain areas along the east Australian coast. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 12 Feb 2020

Rains spur locust breeding activity, but threat remains low

While Australian plague locust levels have remained low over summer, recent heavy rainfall across western Queensland and in parts of NSW and SA will produce suitable habitat conditions for breeding. Source: Grain Central Rains spur locust breeding activity, but threat remains low

Dalby sale 5 Feb 2020: Rain drives further rises

Rain across some districts lifted the enthusiasm of a large number of cattle producers, resulting in prices improving across a number of classes. Source: Beef Central Dalby sale 5 Feb 2020: Rain drives further rises

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 5 Feb 2020

Tropical lows and troughs brought moderate to heavy falls to northern Queensland, the Northern Territory, and the Kimberley, while a slow-moving cold front brought moderate to locally heavy falls to South Australia and western Victoria. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 5 Feb 2020

Summer croppers sweat on approaching rain front

The prospect of further rains in the northern farming zone over the next few days is good news for growers who managed to plant late summer crops on the widespread, but patchy, falls of a fortnight ago. Source: Grain Central Summer croppers sweat on approaching rain front

Rainfall boosts AuctionPlus sheep and lamb offering

WIDESPREAD rain boosted national online AuctionsPlus sheep and lamb listings and maintained buyer confidence last week. Source: Sheep Central Rainfall boosts AuctionPlus sheep and lamb offering

Death of more than 500,000 cattle changes BOM weather messaging

Almost a year to the day after flooding in north-west Queensland killed more than 500,000 head of cattle, the monsoonal rain was forecast again. This time, the BOM was ready. Source: ABC Livestock Death of more than 500,000 cattle changes BOM weather messaging

Senators told floodplain warnings not heeded on Inland Rail

ARTC’s route and engineering proposals for Inland Rail as it crosses the Condamine and Macintyre floodplains pose unacceptable risks, a Federal Government committee hearing on Wednesday in Millmerran was told. Source: Beef Central Senators told floodplain warnings not heeded on Inland Rail

Feedgrain Focus: Values hold on patchy rain, firm offers

Price softness in the national domestic feedgrain market is yet to be seen as offers out of Western Australia on wheat and barley firm on export demand, and an unaltered sorghum supply situation in the near term. Source: Beef Central Feedgrain Focus: Values hold on patchy rain, firm offers

Senators told floodplain warnings not heeded on Inland Rail

ARTC’s route and engineering proposals for Inland Rail as it crosses the Condamine and Macintyre floodplains pose unacceptable risks, a Federal Government committee hearing on Wednesday in Millmerran was told. Source: Grain Central Senators told floodplain warnings not heeded on Inland Rail

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 29 January 2020

Moderate falls reported across northern and eastern Australia, while a tropical low and trough brought moderate to heavy falls to northern Queensland. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 29 January 2020

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 29 Jan 2020

Moderate falls reported across northern and eastern Australia, while a tropical low and trough brought moderate to heavy falls to northern Queensland. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 29 Jan 2020

Weekly kill: Cattle prices surge, as long-weekend rain impact starts to soak-in

Priceless rain across large parts of eastern and northern Australia over the past week has created a new dynamic in the red meat industry’s slaughter cattle supply/demand equation, but it is still too early to determine how long-lasting and profound the change is. Source: Beef Central Weekly kill: Cattle prices surge, as long-weekend rain… Read more »

Strong bidding activity and higher prices on AuctionsPlus, in wake of rain

Strong bidding activity continued to be seen on AuctionsPlus this week in the wake of widespread rain, with clearance rates finishing at 85pc. Cow & calf units increased by $280 compared with last week, while steers 200-280kg averaged 366c, up 37c. Source: Beef Central Strong bidding activity and higher prices on AuctionsPlus, in wake… Read more »

Small steps, as NT begins rebuilding process after two years of savage drought

Small inflows of livestock are likely to be directed into the Northern Territory pastoral zone over coming months, as the region begins its long and arduous recovery phase after two years of severe drought. Source: Beef Central Small steps, as NT begins rebuilding process after two years of savage drought

Feedgrain Focus: Prices hold after rain

Prices for wheat and barley have firmed in the past week, with patchy rain across eastern Australia’s summer-cropping regions doing nothing to alter the domestic supply outlook over coming months. Source: Beef Central Feedgrain Focus: Prices hold after rain

Hail destroys CSIRO glass houses, sets back vital crop research

A massive hail storm that hit Canberra on Monday destroyed 63 glass houses at the CSIRO’s Black Mountain centre, wrecking important plant trials and setting back crop research programs by 12 months or more. Source: Grain Central Hail destroys CSIRO glass houses, sets back vital crop research

EYCI’s sharp rise driven by recent rain

The Eastern Young Cattle Indicator has started 2020 with a sharp rise, lifting 33c/kg in the past week off the back of widespread rainfall across New South Wales and Queensland. Source: Beef Central EYCI’s sharp rise driven by recent rain

Wet-season storms drop 'best rain in years' across Territory cattle country

Wet-season storms have delivered much-needed rain across Top End cattle country, with drought-affected Barkly producers among those to benefit from the downpour. Source: ABC Livestock Wet-season storms drop ‘best rain in years’ across Territory cattle country

Eastern rains prompt fodder action, but aren’t drought-breaking

THE national rainfall map for the past week paints an uplifting picture, particularly for the drought-stressed farming regions of Queensland and New South Wales where there have been widespread, but patchy falls. Source: Sheep Central Eastern rains prompt fodder action, but aren’t drought-breaking

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 22 January 2020

THUNDERSTORMS developed across northern Australia, generating moderate falls, while severe thunderstorms produced locally heavy falls in south-east Queensland and north-eastern New South Wales. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 22 January 2020

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 22 Jan 2020

Thunderstorms developed across northern Australia, generating moderate falls, while severe thunderstorms produced locally heavy falls in southeast Queensland and northeastern New South Wales. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 22 Jan 2020

Weekly kill: Rain impact yet to be reflected in processor grids

Widespread, if somewhat patchy rain across eastern Australia is yet to be reflected in processor grid price movements this week, but a number of major operators conceded this morning that they are ‘evaluating’ their current supply position. Source: Beef Central Weekly kill: Rain impact yet to be reflected in processor grids

Eastern rains prompt fodder action, but far from drought-breaking

Widespread, but patchy falls over the drought regions of eastern Australia in the past week will prompt late summer crop planting, but fell well short of ending the big dry. Source: Grain Central Eastern rains prompt fodder action, but far from drought-breaking

Wagga sale 20 Jan 2020: Market rallies after rain

strong demand pushed prices along as several major processor from Queensland scrambled for supply. Source: Beef Central Wagga sale 20 Jan 2020: Market rallies after rain

Rains prompts late fodder plant, but far from drought-breaking

Widespread, but patchy falls over the drought regions of eastern Australia in the past week will prompt late summer crop planting, but fell well short of ending the big dry. Source: Beef Central Rains prompts late fodder plant, but far from drought-breaking

Deniliquin sheep sell solidly as punters wait on promised rain

SCANNED in-lamb Merino ewes made to $280 and unjoined lines sold to $270 a head at Deniliquin’s January store sheep sale on Friday. Source: Sheep Central Deniliquin sheep sell solidly as punters wait on promised rain

Seasonal climate outlook Feb-Apr 2020

February to April has roughly equal chances of being wetter or drier than average for most of Australia, according to the Bureau of Meteorology latest seasonal climate outlook report. Source: Beef Central Seasonal climate outlook Feb-Apr 2020

AuctionsPlus prices and clearances sharply higher, on the back of rain

Confidence-boosting rain across large areas of eastern Australia drove prices and clearance rates higher across all categories on AuctionsPlus this week. Source: Beef Central AuctionsPlus prices and clearances sharply higher, on the back of rain

Drought, bushfires trigger moves to strengthen farming resilience in 2020

The long-running drought and catastrophic fires that have impacted much of Australia will shape the policy focus of agricultural industry leaders in 2020, highlighting the need to build greater resilience into the farming sector. Source: Grain Central Drought, bushfires trigger moves to strengthen farming resilience in 2020

Warning for fire affected properties as rain approaches

Fire affected landholders in hilly and mountainous areas are warned to prepare for flash flooding, soil erosion and possible landslides ahead of the thunderstorms forecasted for later this week. Source: Beef Central Warning for fire affected properties as rain approaches

Warning on flooding, erosion and landslides in fire areas

AGRICULTURE Victoria is warning fire-affected landholders in hilly and mountainous areas to prepare for flash flooding, soil erosion and possible landslides before thunderstorms forecast later this week. Source: Sheep Central Warning on flooding, erosion and landslides in fire areas

EYCI shows sharp rise in anticipation of rain

The prospect of significant rain over parts of eastern Australia over the next week, combined with strong early January southern weaner sale results has driven the Eastern Young Cattle Indicator sharply higher during the opening stages of 2020. Today’s figure of 505.25c/kg is up 23.5c on the final quote for the 2019 year back on… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 15 January 2020

THUNDERSTORMS have developed across northern Australia, generating moderate falls, while severe thunderstorms produced locally heavy falls in south-east Queensland and north-eastern New South Wales. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 15 January 2020

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 15 Jan 2020

Thunderstorms developed across northern Australia, generating moderate falls, while severe thunderstorms produced locally heavy falls in southeast Queensland and northeastern New South Wales. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 15 Jan 2020

Keeping ahead of spotfires

From ember storms to bushfire-generated lightning strikes, bushfires have any number of tricks to further complicate their spread and behaviour. Source: Beef Central Keeping ahead of spotfires

Drought declared for the entirety of NSW, but some rain is forecast

The latest Combined Drought Indicator shows intense drought conditions continued in the state’s far-west and north-east, while conditions have worsened in central and south-east regions. Source: ABC Livestock Drought declared for the entirety of NSW, but some rain is forecast

Wetter than average week likely in rainfall outlook

A WETTER than average week is likely for 13-19 January  across much of the north and west of the continent, as well as in south-west Queensland and northern parts of New South Wales. Source: Sheep Central Wetter than average week likely in rainfall outlook

Weekly rainfall outlook 13 Jan 2020: Wetter than average week likely

For 13-19 January, a wetter than average week is likely across much of the north and west of the continent, as well as in southwest Queensland and northern parts of NSW. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall outlook 13 Jan 2020: Wetter than average week likely

Drastic changes to rainfall are reshaping WA's vast wheatbelt

In WA’s south-west corner, where average winter rainfall has dropped by up to 20 per cent since the 1970s, researchers say changes to rainfall patterns are among the most noticeable in the world. Source: ABC Grain Drastic changes to rainfall are reshaping WA’s vast wheatbelt

Seasonal climate outlook January-March 2020

THE rainfall outlook for January to March 2020 indicates most of the country will have roughly equal chances of a wetter or drier than average three months. Source: Sheep Central Seasonal climate outlook January-March 2020

Seasonal climate outlook Jan-Mar 2020

The rainfall outlook for January to March 2020 indicates most of the country will have roughly equal chances of a wetter or drier than average three months. Source: Beef Central Seasonal climate outlook Jan-Mar 2020

ABARES analyses effects of drought and climate variability on Australian farms

An observed shift to hotter and drier conditions over the period 2000 to 2019, relative to the period 1950 to 1999, has had a negative effect on the profits of Australian cropping and livestock farms, according to ABARES’ latest Insights report. Source: Beef Central ABARES analyses effects of drought and climate variability on Australian… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 18 Dec 2019

Thunderstorms developed across northern Australia, generating moderate falls, while severe thunderstorms produced locally heavy falls in southeast Queensland and northeastern New South Wales. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 18 Dec 2019

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 18 December 2019

THUNDERSTORMS developed across northern Australia, generating moderate falls, while severe thunderstorms produced locally heavy falls in south-east Queensland and north-eastern New South Wales. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 18 December 2019

Heatwave warnings go out for people and livestock

AUSTRALIA’S Bureau of Meteorology is reminding communities to remain alert to risks posed by heatwaves, as a week of extreme temperatures starts to impact large parts of south-eastern Australia. Source: Sheep Central Heatwave warnings go out for people and livestock

Higher temperatures, lower rainfall cut cropping profits 35pc: ABARES

A shift to hotter and drier conditions over the period 2000 to 2019, relative to the period 1950 to 1999, has had a negative effect on the profits of Australian cropping and livestock farms, according to ABARES. Source: Grain Central Higher temperatures, lower rainfall cut cropping profits 35pc: ABARES

Broadacre salaries feel the impact of drought

The eastern Australia drought is having an impact on salary levels in the broadacre farming sector, according to analysis by recruitment service, Agricultural Appointments. Source: Grain Central Broadacre salaries feel the impact of drought

Week of severe heat ahead: BOM

A week of extreme temperatures is set to impact large parts of south-eastern Australia, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.  Source: Beef Central Week of severe heat ahead: BOM

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 11 December 2019

THUNDERSTORMS across far northern Australia generated falls, while a westerly flow produced persistent rainfall in western Tasmania. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 11 December 2019

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 11 Dec 2019

Thunderstorms across far northern Australia generated falls, while a westerly flow produced persistent rainfall in western Tasmania. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 11 Dec 2019