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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 144 - September 2017 

Key points from the September 2017 Production Inputs Monitor

  • The prospect for this season's hay harvest is improving in southern regions following late August rainfall.
  • Weather proved to be the main driver for wheat prices in August, as rain alleviated drought concerns and offered some price relief.
  • This winter has been one of the driest on record, however rainfall in August increased compared to previous months.
  • All water storage levels grew in August as rainfall improved refilling rates.
  • Cull cow prices are lower than for the last 15 months and culling rates slowed.


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