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$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



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