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How registration improves biosecurity in Queensland
To manage emergency incidents, we need to know where susceptible animals and bee hives are and who is responsible for keeping the animals/hives. Up-to-date registration allows us to communicate directly with you so we can act quickly in an emergency response.
Biosecurity entity registration contributes to:
- our ability to manage biosecurity risks
- food safety
- market access
- emergency animal disease or pest response capability.
How registration works with PICs and other systems
Biosecurity entity registration and the property identification code (PIC) system work together to improve biosecurity.
- A PIC relates to the land where animals are kept.
- The biosecurity entity is the person, people or organisation responsible for the day-to-day keeping and care of the animals. The entity is not always the property owner associated with a PIC (e.g. the owner of the animals may be an agistee or lease a property).
It also allows access to the National Livestock Identification System (NLIS). NLIS provides permanent identification and traceability of cattle, sheep, pigs and goats.
- Last reviewed: 11 Feb 2019
- Last updated: 11 Feb 2019