Cattle Australia has welcomed the initiatives announced by the Queensland Government to get fodder and other assistance to producers across the flood zone.
Cattle Australia Chair David Foote said producers in Queensland’s Gulf Country were in dire need of support to save their remaining cattle.
“Getting feed to cattle is incredibly challenging when we have virtually an entire region under water,” Mr Foote said.
“A good fodder drop program will prevent a second disaster, by ensuring cattle are as healthy and well-fed as possible.
“It can also help speed up the recovery by protecting one of our most valuable assets – our animals and genetics.
“Producers impacted by the Northern and Central Queensland Monsoon and Flooding can call 13 25 23 to access these services.
“The Department of Agriculture and Fisheries has also been contacting flood-hit producers to let them know how to get fodder.
“Cattle Australia thanks the Queensland Government for this support and encourages it to ensure the program is well-resourced and capable of providing support to all affected properties.
“This program will play an important role in protecting the welfare of cattle throughout the affected area.”
State Assistance for Flood-Affected Producers in Queensland
- Fodder drops can be requested by visiting the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries’ disaster ehub, using the Disaster Impact Survey or phoning the call centre on 13 25 23.
- Financial recovery assistance is now available for primary producers in the Burke, Doomadgee, Mornington, Cloncurry, Carpentaria and Mount Isa Council areas.
- Mental health support is also available to producers affected by the monsoon and floods.