News

$2m assistance package announced for cattle producers

THE state's peak agricultural lobby group Agforce has welcomed the announcement of a $2 million Biosecurity Queensland assistance package for cattle producers.

The package also includes an additional $3 million loan which will be repaid through an industry levy.

An Agforce Queensland spokeswoman said while the grant was aimed to help address a range of biosecurity issues, Bovine Johne's disease was at the forefront of concerns for many Central Queensland cattle producers.

"It's a Biosecurity fund for the cattle industry," the spokeswoman said.

"But Bovine Johne's Disease is the first instance where you think it would be used."

A case BJD was reported to have been discovered west of Eton on Thursday.

The spokeswoman said it was now up to the government to properly communicate with Queensland cattle producers on how the grant should be spent.

"We now ask that government consult widely with the broader industry," she said.

"There's no real detail on how it will be rolled out.

"We'll have to wait and see."

Topics:  bovine johne's disease, cattle producers, package


Local Real Estate

finda logo
Featured Real Estate
3,093 M2* WAREHOUSES AND... Expressions of...
Commercial *OPEN TO EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST TO PURCHASE OR LEASE * LARGE OPEN ...
Quality Warehouse/Office... $399,000 neg
Commercial Competitive rate for leasing- Low cost outgoings Owner has other units also ...
Office Complex +... Expressions Of...
Commercial * Also available for lease * High profile elevated location opposite Karalee ...
UNDER CONTRACT!!! UNDER CONTRACT...
Apartment 3 2 1

Join the Community.

Get your local news, your way.

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.


Marketplace

Special Offers & Promotions

Compare & Save