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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:

The ‘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 pasture resources.


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.

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Branding and earmarking livestock

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

Biosecurity Alert (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

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