9 January 2023.

AgForce is encouraging producers to have their say on the future of livestock brands and earmarks in Queensland, by attending a free webinar at 5pm on Thursday 12 January.

The Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries will explain in detail why it started the consultation, the options of potential future systems, and most importantly the financial impacts.

The two proposed options for future legislation are:

  1. Retaining the current legislative requirements for branding (the status quo) with the addition of a renewal fee, or
  2. Providing choice about branding under a streamlined system with a renewal fee under two sub-options:
  • 2A – Giving owners the option of an exemption from mandatory branding of cattle or pigs (choice to opt-out)
  • 2B – Giving owners the option of voluntary branding of cattle or pigs (choice to opt-in).

The webinar is designed to provide attendees with the opportunity to ask questions, which AgForce will use to form the basis of our draft submission on behalf of members.

The webinar will also advise attendees on how to submit formal feedback directly to the Department, if you would like to do so.

Livestock brands and earmarks are important for us as producers, and so is your opinion to us at AgForce.

Don’t miss out on this chance to have your say.

Register your spot here through Eventbrite.

If you can't make the webinar, then you can also give feedback via the survey.

The consultation finishes at 5pm on Sunday 15 January 2023. 

For more information check out this short video.