Tick Line Consultation Extended

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AgForce Cattle President Bim Struss is urging local producers to take advantage of the recently announced extension for tick line free investigations.

The Queensland Government has extended the date for submissions to February 29th.

“AgForce will now consult with producers and farmers all over the region and have a better appreciation of what needs to change,” Mr Struss explained.

“I am very appreciative that our feedback has been heard about extending consultations as we really needed this.”

Mr Struss says input from farmers is now crucial.

“Ticks are one of the biggest and most expensive pests we have across the cattle tick line, starting at Warwick all the way to Mareeba.”

To date there have been 326 submissions with additional face to face meetings with those living along the cattle tick line.

Feedback can now be submitted through an online survey or completing a hard copy of the survey to the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries.

Copies of the survey are available by calling the department’s service centre on 13 25 23 or for more information on the consultation and a map showing the location of the tick line, visit: www.qld.gov.au/cattletick