Register and stay protected

Register and stay protected

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Advertiser content: Queensland livestock, horse, poultry and beehive owners are being urged to check their biosecurity registration is valid through the new online Biosecurity Entity Registration Portal.

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Defence: An accurate register will allow Biosecurity Queensland to locate animals, trace their movements and keep their owners informed of pest and disease incidents.

Defence: An accurate register will allow Biosecurity Queensland to locate animals, trace their movements and keep their owners informed of pest and disease incidents.

This is advertiser content for the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries.

Queensland livestock, horse, poultry and beehive owners are being urged to check their biosecurity registration online to help protect their animals.

Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner said up-to-date registration information was critical to effectively managing any emergency animal pest and disease incident.

"In a biosecurity emergency, we need to know where susceptible animals are and who is responsible for their day to day care," he said.

"Having an accurate register allows Biosecurity Queensland to quickly locate animals, trace their movements and keep their owners informed.

"For this reason it's important that animal owners visit the new, online Biosecurity Entity Registration Portal and confirm their contact details."

Minister Furner said pests and diseases could devastate Queensland's agricultural industries and rapidly tracing their origin and spread was vital to effectively achieving eradication or control measures.

"Protecting Queensland's animal industries from pests and diseases contributes to market access for primary producers and food safety for consumers.

"Queensland faces more biosecurity threats than any other state. With the community's help, we're meeting this challenge."

If you own livestock, a horse, poultry or a beehive, you must be registered with Biosecurity Queensland, though registration is also a requirement for owners of a broader range of animals.

The full list can be viewed at Biosecurity Entity Registration and visit Queensland government Biosecurity Registration to see if you're registered and to update your contact details.

A biosecurity entity renewal fee exemption will be put in place for commercial primary producers affected by the North West Queensland floods as part of the North West Aid Package. More details will be available soon.

The current registration and renewal fee is $136.80 every three years for commercial primary producers of livestock or poultry. The current fee for commercial beekeepers is $92.40.

For enquiries or to find your nearest Department of Agriculture and Fisheries office call 132523

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The story Register and stay protected first appeared on Queensland Country Life.

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