Tag: Weather

Posts that relate to the weather and seasons.

Dalby sale 5 May 2021: Heavy rain falls on 3139 head yarding

All the regular export processors were present and operating along with the usual feeder buyers and local and interstate restockers who were very active in the market. Source: Beef Central Dalby sale 5 May 2021: Heavy rain falls on 3139 head yarding

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 5 May 2021

RAINFALL was observed around most of the coast line of Australia this week, except in the north-west and South Australia. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 5 May 2021

How to maintain grazing profits as the climate changes

THE story behind a single $6.2 million cattle trade involving 2508 Angus heifers completed earlier this year helps to illustrate why Nigel and Kate Kerin changed their grazing strategy just over a decade ago. Source: Sheep Central How to maintain grazing profits as the climate changes

Building a highly profitable grazing business around climate change

The story behind a single $6.2 million cattle trade involving 2508 Angus heifers completed earlier this year helps to illustrate why Nigel and Kate Kerin changed their grazing strategy just over a decade ago. Source: Beef Central Building a highly profitable grazing business around climate change

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 28 April 2021

A SURFACE trough along the north-east coast of Queensland produced heavy rainfall between Cairns and Ingham, and moderate falls across the southern Cape York Peninsula and northern interior of Qld, while a cold front across southern Australia generated light falls on parts of the southern coast of WA and SA. Source: Sheep Central Weekly… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook 28 April 2021

A surface trough along the north-east coast of Queensland produced heavy rainfall between Cairns and Ingham, and moderate falls across the southern Cape York Peninsula and northern interior of Qld, while a cold front across southern Australia generated light falls on parts of the southern coast of WA and SA. Source: Beef Central Weekly… Read more »

Strong recovery in stud cattle registrations, post-drought

There has been a sharp rise in seedstock cattle registrations across Australia over the past 12 months, data recorded by the Australian Registered Cattle Breeders Association shows. Driven by a return to more favourable seasonal conditions and the start of herd rebuilding after drought – as well as the confidence-driven commercial cattle market – seedstock… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 12 April 2021

Troughs brought rain to Western Australia’s Pilbara and north-eastern New South Wales, heavy falls in Queensland’s North Tropical Coast, while cold fronts produced moderate rainfall in western Tasmania. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 12 April 2021

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 21 April 2021

Troughs brought rain to Western Australia’s Pilbara and north-eastern New South Wales, heavy falls in Queensland’s North Tropical Coast, while cold fronts produced moderate rainfall in western Tasmania. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 21 April 2021

High cattle prices haven’t fixed drought hangover: Cattle Council

Despite cattle prices reaching record highs, producers right across Australia still have a long way to go to recover after up to nine years of drought. Source: Beef Central High cattle prices haven’t fixed drought hangover: Cattle Council

NT cattle producers welcome drought hub announcement

The Northern Territory Cattlemen’s Association (NTCA) has welcomed today’s announcement of $8m in funding to support the development of a northern NT/WA drought hub in Darwin. Source: Beef Central NT cattle producers welcome drought hub announcement

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 14 April 2021

SEVERE tropical cyclone Seroja and its remnants produced heavy daily rainfall in the Central West and south-west of Western Australia, while cold fronts produced moderate rainfall in far south-east of Australia, with snow across the southern Alps. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 14 April 2021

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 14 April 2021

Severe tropical cyclone Seroja and its remnants produced heavy daily rainfall in the Central West and south-west of Western Australia, while cold fronts produced moderate rainfall in far south-east of Australia, with snow across the southern Alps. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 14 April 2021

Cyclone sets up WA for record canola seeding

Cyclone Seroja, which crossed the Western Australian coast north of Geraldton yesterday, feeding substantial rain throughout the WA grainbelt, has set the state up for its biggest canola planting on record. Source: Grain Central Cyclone sets up WA for record canola seeding

Big jump in numbers online as weather clears

A disrupted and short selling week failed to dampen the surge in cattle offered online this week, with AuctionsPlus numbers hitting 19,631 head – up 167pc on the previous week. Most young cattle retracted in price. Source: Beef Central Big jump in numbers online as weather clears

Uni of Southern Qld $19 million drought hub first in nationwide program

The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) has become the first of eight Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation hubs to be tasked with helping farmers and regional communities better prepare for future droughts. Source: Beef Central Uni of Southern Qld million drought hub first in nationwide program

Uni of Southern Qld $19 million drought hub first in nationwide program

The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) has become the first of eight Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation hubs to be tasked with helping farmers and regional communities better prepare for future droughts. Source: Grain Central Uni of Southern Qld million drought hub first in nationwide program

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 7 April 2021

A MONSOON trough developed to the north of Australia this week and produced moderate rainfall in the north Kimberley in Western Australia, the Northern Territory’s top end, the north Cape York Peninsula and north tropical coast in Queensland. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 7 April 2021

Weekly kill: Rain forces some Qld direct consignment offers to rise

Faced by empty post-Easter kill slots, offers from some Queensland processors have lifted 20c/kg on heavy grass steers this week, while some slaughter cow rates have increased 10-15c/kg. Supply prospects look particularly bleak for processors for the next month, due to more widespread rain. Source: Beef Central Weekly kill: Rain forces some Qld direct… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 7 April 2021

At the start of the week, a monsoon trough developed to the north of Australia, and produced moderate rainfall in the north Kimberley in Western Australia; the far north Top End in the Northern Territory, the north Cape York Peninsula, and north tropical coast in Queensland. Onshore flows generated light to moderate rainfall from the… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 31 March 2021

A LOW pressure system and associated cold front brought moderate rainfall to eastern New South Wales and the far south-east of the country, while thunderstorms and showers in northern Australia. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 31 March 2021

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 31 March 2021

A low pressure system and associated cold front brought moderate rainfall to eastern New South Wales and the far south-east of the country, while thunderstorms and showers in northern Australia. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 31 March 2021

Online sheep and lambs in demand after east coast rain

ONLINE sheep and lamb supplies contracted and prices improved last week after rain fall across the eastern states. Source: Sheep Central Online sheep and lambs in demand after east coast rain

Grants available to assist farmers with flood recovery

Flood recovery grants of up to $75,000 jointly funded by the Australian and New South Wales Governments are available to assist farmers revive local food and fibre production in flood affected regions. Source: Grain Central Grants available to assist farmers with flood recovery

Rain squeezes AuctionsPlus offering sharply lower

Young cattle price trends were mixed, despite a much smaller rain-impacted offering of 10,605 head on AuctionsPlus this week – the lowest weekly offering seen so far in 2021.   Source: Beef Central Rain squeezes AuctionsPlus offering sharply lower

NSW farmers warned about animal health risks from floods

NEW South Wales livestock owners have been warned to remain vigilant for increased animal disease risks, with vast areas of the state still impacted by flood waters. Source: Sheep Central NSW farmers warned about animal health risks from floods

Seasonal climate outlook April-June 2021

APRIL to June is likely to be a wetter than average period across the tropical north of Australia, extending from northern WA across to northern Queensland, according to the Bureau of Meteorology. Source: Sheep Central Seasonal climate outlook April-June 2021

Week-long rains soak NSW-Qld crop zone

Widespread heavy rains throughout NSW and Queensland over the past week led to major flooding in coastal areas, but were generally welcomed by broadacre crop producers in inland regions. Source: Grain Central Week-long rains soak NSW-Qld crop zone

Prices buoyant in smaller rain-affected CQLX yarding

NORTHERN producers made use of the buoyant Central Queensland cattle market on Wednesday, when the Central Queensland Livestock Exchange Gracemere prime and store sale saw young steers reach almost 600c/kg.… Source: Beef Central Prices buoyant in smaller rain-affected CQLX yarding

Rain impact forces JBS Dinmore closure until after Easter

Supply chain logistics challenges brought on by wet weather across eastern parts of Queensland and New South Wales over the past week has forced JBS Australia to suspend processing operations at the company’s flagship Dinmore plant in southeast Queensland until after Easter. Source: Beef Central Rain impact forces JBS Dinmore closure until after Easter

Newcastle rail line reopens, floods keep Moree closed

After a seven-day flood stoppage, grain trains are once again rolling into Newcastle’s grain-export terminals, but the Moree-Narrabri line remains closed as floodwaters hover around their peak in the Moree region. Source: Grain Central Newcastle rail line reopens, floods keep Moree closed

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 24 March 2021

WIDESPREAD moderate rainfall in the northern tropics and eastern mainland, while a slow-moving coastal trough and a developing low pressure system brought persistent heavy rainfall along the Hunter and Mid North Coast in New South Wales. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 24 March 2021

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 24 March 2021

Widespread moderate rainfall in the northern tropics and eastern mainland, while a slow-moving coastal trough and a developing low pressure system brought persistent heavy rainfall along the Hunter and Mid North Coast in New South Wales. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 24 March 2021

Weekly kill: Rain impact adds further challenges for processing

Widespread and in some places, heavy rain this past week has added another layer of complexity to the already-difficult beef processing challenge across eastern Australia. Source: Beef Central Weekly kill: Rain impact adds further challenges for processing

Flood appeal launched as torrential rain batters east coast

NSW Farmers has launched a Flood Appeal through its Natural Disaster Relief Fund (NDRF) to assist farmers with recovery efforts as a one-in -a-hundred year weather event continues to batter the east coast region.  Source: Beef Central Flood appeal launched as torrential rain batters east coast

Lifesavers rescue cow that was swept onto beach during floods

A calf was “distressed and exhausted” when lifesavers reached it in the water, but with the help of locals and a spinal board they managed to get it to safety. Source: ABC Livestock Lifesavers rescue cow that was swept onto beach during floods

Rain cuts Newcastle rail path, delays vessel loadings

Rain has flooded the rail line near Newcastle and temporarily halted the movement of grain to one of Australia’s major grain ports as rain across New South Wales continues. Source: Grain Central Rain cuts Newcastle rail path, delays vessel loadings

Rain delivers lift in AuctionsPlus market

Substantial rainfall through key supply regions in Queensland and NSW this week contributed to prices surging across all young cattle categories on AuctionsPlus this week, with last week’s loses largely erased. Source: Beef Central Rain delivers lift in AuctionsPlus market

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 17 March 2021

THUNDERSTORMS and showers produced moderate falls across the west of Western Australia and the northern tropics, while moderate falls were recorded across central to south-east Queensland, north-east New South Wales and western Tasmania.  Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 17 March 2021

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 17 March 2021

Thunderstorms and showers produced moderate falls across the west of Western Australia; also the northern tropics, while moderate falls were recorded across central to south-east Queensland, north-east New South Wales, and western Tasmania.  Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 17 March 2021

Weekly kill: forecast rain could have big bearing on supply

It still has to deliver, but BOM’s highly-promising eight-day forecast for rainfall across eastern Australia could have a major bearing on slaughter cattle supply, and potentially price, in coming weeks. Source: Beef Central Weekly kill: forecast rain could have big bearing on supply

'Catastrophic' conditions continue for farmers who missed out La Niña rain

Parts of Australia received record rainfall over the past few months, but for farmers in central Queensland the heavens never opened. Now they are facing massive crop losses and an uncertain future. Source: ABC Grain ‘Catastrophic’ conditions continue for farmers who missed out La Niña rain

'Catastrophic' conditions continue for farmers who missed La Niña rain

Parts of Australia received record rainfall over the past few months, but for farmers in central Queensland the heavens never opened. Now they are facing massive crop losses and an uncertain future. Source: ABC Grain ‘Catastrophic’ conditions continue for farmers who missed La Niña rain

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 10 March 2021

THUNDERSTORMS and showers produced moderate falls across the west of Western Australia; also the northern tropics, while moderate falls were recorded across central to south-east Queensland, north-east New South Wales and western Tasmania. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 10 March 2021

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 10 March 2021

Thunderstorms and showers produced moderate falls across the west of Western Australia; also the northern tropics, while moderate falls were recorded across central to south-east Queensland, north-east New South Wales, and western Tasmania.  Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 10 March 2021

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 3 March 2021

A PERSISTENT low pressure trough has brought moderate to heavy falls of rain to northern Australia, while a Tasman Sea low generated moderate falls along the northern coast of New South Wales. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 3 March 2021

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 3 March 2021

Moderate falls across northern and eastern Australia, while Tropical cyclone Niran generated moderate to locally heavy falls about the north tropical coast of Queensland. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 3 March 2021

Seasonal climate outlook Mar-May 2021

The Bureau of Meteorology’s outlook for autumn, released today, shows above average rainfall likely for parts of eastern Queensland and New South Wales, and eastern Tasmania, with a more neutral outlook elsewhere. Source: Sheep Central Seasonal climate outlook Mar-May 2021

Seasonal climate outlook Mar-May 2021

The Bureau of Meteorology’s outlook for autumn, released today, shows above average rainfall likely for parts of eastern Queensland and New South Wales, and eastern Tasmania, with a more neutral outlook elsewhere. Source: Beef Central Seasonal climate outlook Mar-May 2021

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 24 February 2021

A PERSISTENT trough brought moderate to heavy falls to northern Australia, while a Tasman low generated moderate falls along the northern coast of New South Wales. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 24 February 2021

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 24 February 2021

A persistent trough brought moderate to heavy falls to northern Australia, while a Tasman low generated moderate falls along the northern coast of New South Wales. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 24 February 2021

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 17 February 2021

TROPICAL lows and surface troughs brought moderate falls to northern Australia, while a cold front and pre-frontal trough generated moderate falls in parts of Central Australia and south-east Australia.   Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 17 February 2021

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 17 February 2021

Tropical lows and surface troughs brought moderate falls to northern Australia, while a cold front and pre-frontal trough generated moderate falls in parts of Central Australia and south-east Australia.   Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 17 February 2021

Wagga sale 15 Feb 2021: Rain strenghtens restocker demand

Steer prices stepped up, pushed along by restockers and feedlots who have dominated weekly prime cattle sales for numbers in the wake of significant rain across the eastern seaboard. Source: Beef Central Wagga sale 15 Feb 2021: Rain strenghtens restocker demand

Wagga sale 15 Feb 2021: Rain strengthens restocker demand

Steer prices stepped up, pushed along by restockers and feedlots who have dominated weekly prime cattle sales for numbers in the wake of significant rain across the eastern seaboard. Source: Beef Central Wagga sale 15 Feb 2021: Rain strengthens restocker demand

Lamb and beef operations choose high rainfall zone to finish stock

SHEEP and beef producers seeking reliable land for livestock finishing are buying into the higher rainfall areas of Victoria, including former dairy regions, according to Elders rural real estate specialist at Camperdown Rob Rickard. Source: Sheep Central Lamb and beef operations choose high rainfall zone to finish stock

Wetter than average autumn still on the cards: BOM

March to May rainfall is likely to be wetter than average for most of Australia, according to the latest climate outlook from the Bureau of Meteorology. Source: Beef Central Wetter than average autumn still on the cards: BOM

'Ridiculous state of affairs': 15-month wait to get drought assistance

A NSW cattle farmer, who applied for a drought loan more than a year ago, says she’s relieved the funds have finally reached her bank account. Source: ABC Livestock ‘Ridiculous state of affairs’: 15-month wait to get drought assistance

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 10 Feb 2021

A TROPICAL low produced heavy falls over the Gascoyne District in Western Australia, and surface troughs generated moderate falls in the northern tropics, while a complex low pressure system and cold front brought moderate falls to eastern Victoria, south-east New South Wales and northern Tasmania.  Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook,… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 10 February 2021

A tropical low produced heavy falls over the Gascoyne District in Western Australia, and surface troughs generated moderate falls in the northern tropics, while a complex low pressure system and cold front brought moderate falls to eastern Victoria, south-east New South Wales and northern Tasmania.  Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook,… Read more »

Millions in flood recovery grants for Queensland farmers still on offer

The deadline for North Queensland farmers to claim a share of $300 million in a flood assistance scheme is extended after a “disappointing” take up. Source: ABC Livestock Millions in flood recovery grants for Queensland farmers still on offer

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 3 February 2021

AN active monsoon trough and tropical lows produced heavy falls in the northern tropics. Cold fronts and surface troughs generated moderate falls across south-east Australia.  Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 3 February 2021

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 3 February 2021

An active monsoon trough and tropical lows produced heavy falls in the northern tropics. Cold fronts and surface troughs generated moderate falls across south-east Australia.  Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 3 February 2021

Mild, wet summer stretches SW Victoria harvest into February

Winter crop harvest in Victoria’s south west has extended into the beginning of February with growers still waiting to take off the last of this season’s crops as the mild, wet summer drags on. Source: Grain Central Mild, wet summer stretches SW Victoria harvest into February

Seasonal climate outlook February-April 2021

FEBRUARY to April is likely to be a wetter than average period across much of mainland Australia, with the strongest chances of above average rainfall likely in northern Queensland. Source: Sheep Central Seasonal climate outlook February-April 2021

Lamb and mutton prices lift with reduced supply and rain

LAMB prices in all categories and mutton values finished higher in saleyards this week as quality supplies were limited by the Australia Day holiday, smaller offerings in major centres and the prospect of rain on the east coast. Source: Sheep Central Lamb and mutton prices lift with reduced supply and rain

Seasonal climate outlook Feb-Apr 2021

February to April is likely to be wetter than average across much of the mainland, with strongest chances of above average rainfall in northern Queensland. Source: Beef Central Seasonal climate outlook Feb-Apr 2021

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 27 January

Rainfall was recorded in all states and territories over the past week, with moderate to heavy falls across the northern tropics. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 27 January

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 27 January 2021

Rainfall was recorded in all states and territories, with moderate to heavy falls across the northern tropics. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 27 January 2021

La Niña-fed pasture growth creating sheep worm issues

SHEEP producers in south-west Victoria and the Riverina have been urged to closely monitor worm counts, with strong La Niña-fed pasture growth providing ideal conditions for worms. Source: Sheep Central La Niña-fed pasture growth creating sheep worm issues

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 20 January 2021

TROPICAL cyclone Kimi developed east of Cairns and tracked towards the coast, bringing moderate to heavy falls to the north tropical Queensland coast, while a cold front brought moderate falls to southern Victoria and western Tasmania. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 20 January 2021

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 20 January 2021

Tropical cyclone Kimi developed east of Cairns and tracked towards the coast, bringing moderate to heavy falls to the north tropical Queensland coast, while a cold front brought moderate falls to southern Victoria and western Tasmania. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 20 January 2021

SE Asia Report: Access to stock tightens with return to normal wet season

Importers continue to struggle with a combination of a strong AUD and rising Australian cattle prices, while a “normal” Australian wet season after four weak monsoon years is restricting access to the small number of stock still available for live export, Dr Ross Ainsworth writes in this month’s South East Asian market report. Source:… Read more »

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 13 January 2021

A SURFACE trough and the remnants of ex-tropical cyclone Imogen has brought widespread moderate falls to northern and eastern Queensland. while thunderstorms and showers produced moderate falls across the Northern Territory and northern Western Australia. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 13 January 2021

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 13 January 2021

A surface trough and the remnants of ex-tropical cyclone Imogen near the north tropical coast of Queensland brought widespread moderate falls to northern and eastern Queensland. while thunderstorms and showers produced moderate falls across the Top End in the Northern Territory and northern Western Australia. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook,… Read more »

'Drought babies' soak up life-changing wet season after 10-year dry spell

Some farm children are hearing rain on the roof for the first time in their lives, and now can’t get enough of mucking about in muddy puddles as western Queensland gets a good drenching. Source: ABC Livestock ‘Drought babies’ soak up life-changing wet season after 10-year dry spell

Hot weather sparks reminder for working dog owners

WORKING dog owners have been reminded of their responsibilities when transporting their dogs on the back of utes during hot weather. Source: Sheep Central Hot weather sparks reminder for working dog owners

Rain postpones Roma’s return

Wet weather has delayed the return of cattle selling at Roma for 2021, with the first sale of the new year now expected to be held next Tuesday, January 19. Source: Beef Central Rain postpones Roma’s return

Towns watch rainfall records tumble as deluge brings joy to drought-scarred farmers

Heavy rainfall around the towns of Gunnedah and Tamworth is swelling rivers and waterfalls and delighting farmers celebrating an “unbelievable” end to a drought many of them thought would never be over. Source: ABC Grain Towns watch rainfall records tumble as deluge brings joy to drought-scarred farmers

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 16 December 2020

TROPICAL lows brought widespread moderate to heavy falls across north-west and interior Western Australia, with heavy falls in south-east Queensland and north-eastern New South Wales associated with a coastal trough and low pressure system. Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 16 December 2020

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 16 Dec 2020

Tropical lows brought widespread moderate to heavy falls across north-west and interior Western Australia, with heavy falls in south-east Queensland and north-eastern New South Wales associated with a coastal trough and low pressure system. Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 16 Dec 2020