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Ongoing Flood Support

AgForce Queensland president, Ian Burnett, visited primary producers impacted by recent flooding over the past few days to further gauge the extent of damage caused by the latest severe weather event and to substantiate our calls to provide Category C assistance to affected areas. If you are in an affected district and would like to coordinate a farm visit or small gathering contact Ian Burnett on 0407 598 998 or Sarah Due 0427 144 298.

WHAT IS AGFORCE DOING?
Over the course of the last week AgForce has worked to identify some of the key impacted areas through communication with members - although it is understood a number of members are yet to have their communication networks restored.

AgForce is now looking to help navigate members through the recovery process and is liaising with Government as to how the rural sector can best be assisted.  This includes continuing to press government for urgent Category C assistance in significantly affected areas and to encourage the deployment of financial counsellors and industry recovery officers. The organisation will also continue to gather information pertaining to stock losses as well as property and infrastructure damage in order to substantiate the evidentiary requirements of the Category C assistance declaration process.

FEED AND FODDER COORDINATORS

The following feed and fodder coordinators can be contacted to request feed and fodder drops or to donate fodder.

  • Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry:
    Ken Murphy, Senior Beef Extension Officer
    Phone: 07 4936 0337 or 0419 658 412

  • Ross Ballin, Principal Industry Development Officer
    Phone: 074688 1468 or 0407 739 210

  • AgForce
    Frank Murray, Central Queensland
    Phone: 07 4927 6100

    Sarah Due, Southern Queensland
    Phone: 07 4699 5523

  • Australian Lot Feeders Association
    Dougal Gordon
    Phone: 02 9290 3700

  • Queensland Pork Limited
    John Coward
    Phone: 0407 622 166

  • Queensland Dairy Farmers
    Head Office
    Phone: 07 3236 2955

    After hours
    Phone: 0459 362 955

WHAT TO DO FOR LOST/FOUND STOCK

For lost and found companion animals, contact the RSPCA hotline 1300 852 188 or 1300 ANIMAL (264 625) or your local council

If you find displaced cattle call AgForce on 3236 3100. There are also a number of independent Facebook pages available, for example 'Locate Lost Cattle Brands By Location'.

To report sick, injured or distressed native wildlife call the RSPCA hotline 1300 852 188 or 1300 ANIMAL (264 625).

For sick or injured animals contact your local veterinarian.

For all other matters, contact Biosecurity Queensland on 13 25 23.

It is very important you adhere to NLIS requirements, otherwise there is a risk of losing your lifetime traceability.

For further details:
Please click here or visit www.biosecurity.qld.gov.au

MORE INFO
Refer to the AgForce website www.agforceqld.org.au for the latest on who to call to seek assistance including contacts for:
  • QRAA/DAFF
  • Lifeline
For information on further assistance visit www.daff.qld.gov.au/30_22441.htm

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