Three 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.