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BIOSECURITY Queensland is alerting anyone moving livestock that the Helidon cattle tick clearing facilities are temporarily closed due to the flash flood.
General manager of animal biosecurity and welfare, Rick Symons said that the facilities had experienced some damage and were not in a state to be used to provide the normal cattle tick clearance services.
“Biosecurity Queensland officers are undertaking a complete assessment of the work required to bring the facilities back on line and all efforts are being made for this to happen as soon as possible” Dr Symons said.
“Arrangements for alternative inspection and treatment services are being put in place for those people who would normally use the Helidon facilities.
“We expect to have these up and running early this week.
“In the meantime, animal owners should minimise livestock movements where possible.
“If movements requiring clearance have to be made where the Helidon facility would normally be used, people are asked to contact the Customer Service Centre on 13 25 23 for further information and advice.”