Rainfall deficiencies in the three months since August 2023 have been significant for much of the continent.  The Bureau of Meteorology reports serious rainfall deficiencies recorded in the Northern Territory, South Australia, southwest & southern coast and much of eastern Australia.  These deficits along with warmer than average temperatures, have significantly impacted on levels of Total Standing Dry Matter / Ha in all states.

It is important for users to note that these national images can be refined to provide more detail on a regional basis using the Cibo Labs Regional Comparison.  This can be used to focus on regional level data which may show the impact of localised weather or fire events.  A further level of detail for individual properties is available for users who have created an Australian Feedbase Monitor account, which can be accessed both through the MyMLA portal or through the Cibo Labs website.

The Cibo Labs National Comparison can be used to freely access these layers (https://www.cibolabs.com.au/products/national-comparsion/) to view the most recent images from a national, state or catchment level.  Users can also access past images to compare national changes in Pasture Biomass or Ground Cover.  This tool can complement the Australian Feedbase Monitor which can also be created within the Cibo Labs Web Site www.cibolabs.com.au