Biosecurity entity registration - video transcript

Watch the biosecurity entity registration video and hear Michael explain when you need to be registered as a biosecurity entity.

[Michael 'Bomber']

My name is Matthew, this is my wife, Justine, and we live on the land and that's what we do for an income, for a job. We grow a lot of feed, so we are constantly cutting, raking, bailing, feeding, weaning calves, mustering cattle and sometimes you work all day and all night. A lot of manual labour but we love it.

[Justine]

Yeah, it's a great lifestyle.

[Bomber]

The livestock industry is worth about $6 billion to the state of Queensland. If there was a major animal disease or pest incursion, it could mean that animals have to be destroyed or there could be great losses in production. This would flow on through the supply chain and have a huge economic impact felt within rural communities, in the local communities and even businesses that aren't associated with livestock production. It's everyone's responsibility to monitor their animals, to ensure they are registered and therefore allow both industry and government to be able to react in a timely manner and get in front of a disease and control the disease and get the state back into a trading position as quickly as possible.

[Justine]

If an outbreak were to happen, I know that we would be notified immediately. And that we would be able to put preventative measures in place to mitigate the risks of our animals coming down with an illness or a disease of sorts.

[Bomber]

You must be registered if you have livestock, a horse, 100 poultry, or a 100 racing pigeons, or a beehive, even if you have those livestock or beehives on another person's property. Check if you are registered and update your contact details by visiting our website.

Watch the biosecurity entity registration video.