Moving Cattle Without a Permit is a Costly Mistake16 September 2013
AUSTRALIA - Biosecurity Queensland officer Craig Thomasson said in July of this year, 20 head of stock were transported from North Queensland to the Roma saleyards, but had no movement certificate.
"The owner was under the impression the cattle could be inspected upon arrival in Roma," he said.
"He should have checked his obligations first and saved himself a $2,000 fine.
"Cattle being transported must undergo a clean inspection and supervised treatment before they can enter the Cattle Tick Free zone.
"A certificate is issued which accompanies the cattle as they are moved.
"We have thorough systems in place to quickly identify any livestock that do not have the necessary documentation.
"It is vital that we maintain the integrity of our system to minimise the risk of tick infection in the Tick Free Zone, and we will take appropriate action when anyone is found to have breached the requirements."
For more information on the Cattle Tick free zone and the required inspections, visit www.daff.qld.gov.au or call 13 25 23.
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