Crop and pasture reports

Primary Industries and Regions South Australia (PIRSA) publishes a report on the condition of Crops and Pastures in South Australia every second month. During the cropping season estimates of the area and production for each crop and district are also provided with the report. The report is assembled by regionally based consultants. Visit Rural Solutions SA.

The estimates are quality checked from a number of sources. Occasionally adjustments are made. The table in the current report has the updated estimates which may vary slightly from tables in previous year's reports on this site.

Latest report

Summary

  • Grain harvest has commenced in many districts across the state, with farmers in some early districts already finished.
  • Crop performance varies greatly between districts: some with grain production near average while some drought affected districts are well below average.
  • Severe frequent frosts and dry conditions during September caused widespread damage to crops – resulting in a significant area cut for hay.
  • Crop is estimated at 4.9 million tonnes from 3.5 million hectares (area revised down from September due to the crop cut for hay).
  • Paddock feed is low across the grain producing areas, but improving as crop stubble becomes available as harvest progresses.
  • Farmers continue hand-feeding or destocking especially from the pastoral properties.
  • New season stock-feed (hay and grain) is now becoming available to improve available supply to livestock producers.

Crop and Pasture Summary - November 2018 (PDF 661.9 KB)

Crop reporting districts map

Crop estimates for a season are provided commencing with the Seeding and Crop Establishment Report. Estimates are based on the districts defined in the following map.

2018-19 season reports

Crop and Pasture Reports:

Crop and Pasture Summaries:

2019 Crop Sowing Guide (PDF 12.8 MB)

2017-18 season reports

2016-17 season reports

See more agricultural reports and newsletters.

Past reports

2015-16

2014-15

2013-14

2012-13

Archived reports

For historical reports contact:

Dave Lewis
Grains Account Manager, Agriculture Food and Wine Division
Phone: 8429 0472
Mobile: 0409 289 107
Email: dave.lewis@sa.gov.au

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