Issued 25th October 2023
Below average rainfall during September has contributed to significant declines in Total Standing Dry Matter nationally.  The Bureau of Meteorology has identified September rainfall was the lowest on record since 1900 and 70.8% below the 1961-90 average.  Combined with low soil moisture (in the lowest 30% for all years since 1911) the overall impact on pasture biomass has been significant.

The Cibo Labs National Comparison can be used to freely access these layers ( 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