Western Australia's grain belt is expected to be dry for the next two months.
The Department of Agriculture and Food WA has forecast below average rainfall for June and July.
However, the department's Dr David Bowran says after a dry winter, spring will be wetter than usual.
"We've seen a change in some of the sea surface temperature patterns, which is not as conducive to rainfall over the south-west corner of WA. We've certainly noticed that the winter period has come in terms of prospects for rain."
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15:19 EST Editor's note: This story has been updated to clarify that the higher prices predicted by livestock agent Kevin Currie would be paid for dressed weight and not live weight bullocks, as was suggested in the original story.