Animal industries services

We support the profitability and sustainability of Queensland's animal industries through a variety of services.

Animal welfare and protection

Animals used for scientific purposes
Registration information for people using animals for scientific purposes

Aquaculture

Aquaculture disease services
Reporting suspected disease outbreaks

Aquaculture contacts
Aquaculture information and technical licensing enquiries

Bees

Beekeeping
Registration of beehives, honey testing and marking of apiaries

Business development and capacity building

See information about business development

Preparing a property plan
Help for landholders preparing a cattle feedlot plan, piggery plan and property pest management plan, as part of the Queensland Government's OnePlan initiative

Cattle (beef and dairy)

Cattle tick clearing facilities
Clearing dips and livestock inspection centres are situated along or near the tick line. Bookings with a minimum of 48 hours notice is required at all clearing facilities

Beef breeding services
Comprehensive range of artificial breeding services and products for domestic and international clients

Brands and earmarks
Information, brands database and application forms

Leucaena inoculum (rumen bug)
Information and order form for the leucaena inoculum

Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSE) testing
TSE testing for cattle and sheep with signs of nervous disease - incentive payments provided

Financial assistance

Farm financial counselling
A free service to help primary producers understand and improve their financial position

Grazing land management workshops

Grazing land management workshops
Practical and regionally customised workshops to help grazing land managers improve their profits in a sustainable way

Stocktake workshop
A paddock-scale land condition monitoring and management package to give grazing land managers a practical, systematic way to assess land condition and long-term carrying capacity, calculate seasonal forage budgets, and record and store monitoring data

Livestock identification, transport and sale

Brands and earmarks
Brands and earmarks prove ownership of livestock but are not compulsory, except when cattle and pigs are being sold

Livestock entry requirements for Queensland
The Stock Act 1915 protects Queensland's livestock and livestock industries through controls on the introduction of stock from other states and territories

National Livestock Identification System (NLIS)
NLIS, the identification and traceability system for livestock, allows individual animals to be identified and tracked from their property of birth through to slaughter

Biosecurity inspectors Contact your local biosecurity inspector for information about travel permits, waybills, health certifications, brands and earmarks, NLIS-device application forms, vendor declarations and border crossing locations

Pest and disease management

Veterinary and chemical residue laboratories
Chemical Residue Laboratory, Tropical and Aquatic Animal Health Laboratory, Biosecurity Sciences Laboratory, Natural Toxins Laboratory and Animal Disease Surveillance Laboratory

Agricultural and veterinary chemicals
Responsible use and residue prevention

Agricultural Chemicals Distribution Licence Register
Locate an aerial or ground distribution business or operator to carry out work for you or check if a person or business is licensed

Fire ants
Report suspected infestations

Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSE) testing
TSE testing for cattle and sheep with signs of nervous disease - incentive payments are provided

Pigs

Pig industry services
Data analysis service (SmartDATA), respiratory disease diagnosis and other specialist services for the pig industry

Aussie Pork Net email discussion group
Forum for producers, scientists and advisers

Brands and earmarks
Information, brands database and application forms

Sheep

Use of detector dogs in residue-management programs
DAFF's initiative to develop and train a residue-detection dog, Norm, to improve the efficiency of detecting OC contamination in the on-farm environment

Brands and earmarks
Information, brands database and application forms

Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSE) testing
TSE testing for cattle and sheep with signs of nervous disease - incentive payments provided

Training

LearnWorX: Our Learning Management System
DAFF staff and clients with a username and password can use this link to access LWX courses from any computer connected to the internet

Last updated 29 November 2013