Drought Assistance - Caring for your animals
There is a lot of information available online to help make decisions regarding animal management during drought. Click on any of the following for more information:
‘Animals in drought’ portal is a vital resource when seeking
information on how to care for, feed and manage animals when facing drought,
and how to prepare for future droughts. The portal has a variety of essential tools and
resources regarding options for consideration when land managers have to make critical decisions about the future of their animals and their
FutureBeef shares the latest practical tools, scientific insights and relevant, timely advice to help producers, pastoralists, graziers, livestock owners and landholders to make the most of good and bad times. Click here to subscribe to their monthly newsletter.
Leading Sheep helps Queensland's sheep and wool producers to become more profitable through new technologies, knowledge and skills.
- Visit the Around the Camp podcasts - a range of topics including feral animal management, total grazing pressure and the costs and benefits of exclusion fencing.
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Due to COVID-19 there are some changes to the brands
application process. Branding is compulsory for cattle and pigs when they are
offered for sale in Queensland. A temporary branding exemption is currently in
place and producers are not required to brand cattle with a live weight in
excess of 100kg before sale. Exemptions remain unchanged for approved stud
cattle sales and calves under 100kg live weight. For full details please visit
the Queensland Government Business Queensland website or click here.
Chemical Usage (Agricultural and Veterinary) Control Regulation 2017 - COVID update
(5/8/2020): From 19 June 2020, the requirement to make and keep records of
chemical use and new minimum training requirements has been extended to all
users of agricultural and veterinary (agvet) chemicals under amendments to the
Chemical Usage (Agricultural and Veterinary) Control Regulation 2017. More
information can be found on the Queensland Government Business Queensland
website or click here