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Regular monthly updates on farm inputs including water, hay and grain, fertiliser, weather.

Production inputs monitor

Dairy Australia's Production inputs monitor (originally the Drought Report).

Monthly update on farm inputs including:

  • Water
  • Hay and grain
  • Fertiliser
  • Weather

Production Inputs Monitor - Issue 152 - May 2018

Key points from the May 2018 Production Inputs Monitor

  • This May was one of the driest on record across most of Australia.
  • Moisture deficits worsened across many regions due to limited rainfall and high evaporation rates.
  • Hay demand surged and grain prices continue to face upward pressure.
  • The BOM suggests dry and hot conditions this winter.
  • ┬áDam levels have decreased and demand for irrigation water have grown.

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