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
Frank Murray, Central Queensland
Phone: 07 4927 6100
Sarah Due, Southern Queensland
Phone: 07 4699 5523
- Australian Lot Feeders Association
Phone: 02 9290 3700
- Queensland Pork Limited
Phone: 0407 622 166
- Queensland Dairy Farmers
Phone: 07 3236 2955
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
Refer to the AgForce website www.agforceqld.org.au for the latest on who to call to seek assistance including contacts for: