My Mango Weekly Roundup - the latest forecasts and market news
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21 February 2017
Hi <<First Name>>,

Welcome to the latest edition of AMIA’s My Mango, your weekly roundup of the latest industry forecasts, wholesale prices and marketing activities, delivered to your inbox every Tuesday throughout the season.

As we look towards the end of the season, we're preparing a final video to share on our Facebook page saying goodbye to our community and thanking them for their support. If any of our growers would like to get involved, please contact Elisa King on: (02) 8295 2332 or elisa.king@horticulture.com.au.
 
From the team at AMIA.

Crop Forecast

As the season progresses in each region, the timing of harvest for each variety and weekly volume estimates will be adjusted. Please check the updated forecast and crop flow tables as they are released. 

Click to view crop forecast online

Regional Reports


Mareeba and Dimbulah

Small volumes of Keitt were dispatched to market last week, with some more Keitt and Brooks expected to be dispatched this week. Small volumes should continue until early March.
 

South East and Central Queensland

Small volumes of Honey Gold, Keitt and Palmer were dispatched this week and small volumes should also continue until early March.
 

Northern New South Wales

Growers from this region are dispatching small volumes of fruit at present.
 

Gingin (Southern Western Australia)

A very small crop is forecast for this season; around 10,000-15,000 trays. This is only around 10 percent of last year’s crop. The season is also much later than usual and is due to start in the first week of March, running until the end of March.
 
The AMIA team will add to these regional descriptions as more information becomes available.
 

Crop Flow

Last week’s dispatched tray volumes from Mareeba/Dimbulah and South East and Central Queensland: 12,103 trays.

Mango Industry Standards


Our industry standards for dry matter and brix for key varieties are in the table below.
 
Variety Dry Matter Brix
KP 15% 14°
Calypso 15% 14°
Honey Gold 15% 14°
R2E2 13% 12°

Weekly Wholesale Prices


The following prices offer a snapshot of the main varieties of mangoes being sold in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide markets over the past week. The prices below are based on a standard tray* unless otherwise indicated. To view the complete price data for last week, or view daily prices, please click here.

*7kg

11th Australian Mango Conference – Registration Open!


Registration is open for the next Australian Mango Conference, which will be held in Bowen, north Queensland from Tuesday 2-Friday 5 May.

A preliminary program will be available shortly, with this year’s conference focusing on innovation and new technology and the real benefits these can make on your business.

We also have some exciting social events planned and it will also be a great opportunity to catch up with your industry colleagues, reflect on another mango season and plan for future seasons.

Don’t miss this year’s conference, at the birthplace of the Australian mango industry.

Register Now!

Sponsorship opportunities are also available. For a sponsorship prospectus or If you have any questions about the conference, please don’t hesitate to contact the AMIA team on 07 3278 3755 or by emailing idm@mangoes.net.au or com@mangoes.net.au.

Cairns Rural Ambassador Award – Nominations Now Open

 
Entries are now open for the 2017 Rural Ambassador and the new Young Rural Ambassador awards. Kaila Ridgway (from DAF Mareeba) won the local Rural Ambassador Award last year and progressed to the regional and state finals. She encourages young members of the Mareeba / Dimbulah mango industry to apply.
 
“The experience was invaluable. I recommend anyone who has a passion for agriculture, the show movement and/or their community, to apply. There are many awards to win and life skills to learn. I will be stepping down as the North Queensland’s ‘Rural Ambassador’, and the Queensland ‘Rural Spirit Ambassador’, and training the next person who is willing to put themselves out there to proudly represent their region, industry and people,” said Kaila
If you or someone you know are between the ages of 16-19, then you may apply for the Young Rural Ambassador Award. If you are between 20-30 years old, then you may apply for the Rural Ambassador Award. 
 
For more information or to apply, visit http://www.queenslandshows.com.au/rural-ambassador or get in touch with Kaila on: (07) 4048 4623 or kaila.ridgway@daf.qld.gov.au.

Marketing   


This week in the press office, we've seen lots of interest in recipes, homegrown mangoes, and the end of the season for some growing regions. 

Online, Yahoo!7 Be included a video recipe for easy and healthy lime and mango salsa, Good Food shared a recipe for golden turmeric custard with mango, Australian Natural Health Magazine published a recipe for mango, passionfruit, lime and thyme spritzer, and Nine Kitchen shared a recipe for jerk salmon bowl with mango

 

The media have also continued covering our freezing and slicing tips, with Better Homes & Gardens publishing three articles to their website last week; how to make a mango hedgehoghow to slice away mango skin using a glassand how to freeze mangoes

In print, Woman's Day printed a recipe for chorizo, black bean and haloumi tortillas with mango salsa, and Taste.com.au Magazine shared a similar recipe for soft tacos with grilled haloumi, mango and jalapeño salsa. 
On radio, both 2UE and ABC discussed homegrown mangoes, as listeners called in with mango-growing questions, whilst the ABC discussed the end of the harvest in Carnarvon. 
 

SOCIAL

In social, the Facebook page continues to remind consumers that the mango season is not yet over, with a harvest tile published heralding the beginning of the season for Northern NSW. 
Meanwhile, the Instagram page has launched an end-of-summer competition to generate awareness of the continuing mango season and the abundance of fruit still available in stores!

To enter, the community needs to tag a friend and describe their favourite mango memory from summer. To win a tray of mangoes, both people must be following @aussiemangoes

For more information, please contact Elisa King, Marketing Manager at Horticulture Innovation Australia on: (02) 8295 2332 or elisa.king@horticulture.com.au.

Contact AMIA

Robert Gray
Chief Executive Officer
0418 737 861
ceo@mangoes.net.au

Trevor Dunmall
Industry Development Manager
0400 808 689
idm@mangoes.net.au

Treena Welch
Marketing Manager
0417 001 253
marketing@
mangoes.net.au


Jessica Mitchell
Supply and Communications Manager
0458 803 220
com@mangoes.net.au

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