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Three locations for Qld tick line identified, feedback sought

Beef Central, 15/12/2015

Tickline OptionsThree options have been identified for the future location of the cattle tick line in Queensland, and the State’s Department of Agriculture is now asking members of the public to have their say on the preferred location.

In particular property owners living along the current tick line are being urged to provide their feedback.

The three options for the location of the tick line can be viewed at this website – www.qld.gov.au/cattletick.

A new framework for managing cattle tick in Queensland will be implemented under the Biosecurity Act 2014 and will commence on 1 July 2016.

Under the new framework two biosecurity zones for cattle tick will be established; the free zone and the infested zone, separated by the tick line.

Feedback received through this consultation will help determine the most sustainable and defendable location for the tick line. The feedback will also help to establish a cattle tick management framework for Queensland that meets the needs of our diverse and rapidly changing livestock industry.

The public consultation will be open until 31 January 2016.

Source: Qld Dept of Agriculture and Fisheries. For more information on the cattle tick management public consultation visit www.qld.gov.au/cattletick or call 13 25 23.

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  1. Lynton McInnes, 30/01/2016

    This is a complex issue involving,human health,financial,inconvenient,and animal cruelty matters.
    So far the tick is being perpetuated not eliminated,Research in Brazil is under way,aimed at fungal eradication,at least they are trying.
    In the meantime Australian Federal Government has committed $200M/year for 5 years to bio-security to be granted to underprivileged communities,on a 50/50 basis.Perhaps they may help fund an essential Stock Inspection Service,and maintain the buffer zone.
    Let.s not bury our heads in the sand,communicate and consult before committing.

  2. John Allery, 21/12/2015

    The cost to the producer with the tick line moving to the west could not be measured.
    Firstly the loss of access to better markets plus the huge valuation drops on properties moved from the tick free region to ticky .The impact will be huge.
    This is not consultation. If people look at the survey that do not know the ramifications of those involved then the survey is not presented fairly.

  3. Ray Patroni, 18/12/2015

    Once again the State Government shows their disregard for the Queensland Ag sector.
    This is not consultation it is a 13 question online survey.
    Have the internal fortitude to have a face to face discussion with the people that the proposed changes are going to impact.

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