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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 148 - January 2018

Key points from the January 2018 Production Inputs Monitor

  • Demand for hay is slowly increasing in northern regions but remains subdued in southern areas.
  • The ABARES crop report suggests a 41% annual drop in total winter crops this season, only 2% below the long run average.
  • January brought above average rainfall to most of Australia with some areas reporting the wettest month on record.
  • Above average rain resulted in a monthly drop in water trading in northern Victoria and the Murray Irrigation system.
    Cull cow prices fell in January reaching the lowest price for two years.

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