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Spring Continues Australian Dry Run

07 October 2014
Meat & Livestock Australia

AUSTRALIA – Cattle and sheep farmers across Australia still have to manage through dry conditions, barring central Queensland which had plenty of rain in September.

Everywhere else had average or below average rainfall, continuing a dry conditions, according to Meat and Livestock Australia’s spring weather summary.

The best falls were registered in central Queensland, where Theodore received 54mm, significantly higher than the long term mean of 32mm, while in contrast, many regions in the west of the state had no rainfall for the month.

The key livestock producing regions of NSW had mostly ‘below average’ rainfall, with Forbes registering 10mm below the September average, at 31mm.

Western Victoria, while receiving some rainfall, registered significantly less than the mean for what is historically one of the wettest months of the year, with Ararat measuring 22mm, substantially (38mm) lower than the long term mean.

The southern regions of WA had mostly ‘average’ to ‘above average’ rainfall for September, going a long way towards assisting crop and pasture growth leading into the hotter months of the year.


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