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Transporting livestock between cattle tick zones

You must report any cattle ticks found outside the Queensland cattle tick infested zone to Biosecurity Queensland.

Cattle ticks, Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) species, are a serious economic pest of Queensland's cattle industry. If left unchecked, they can significantly reduce cattle live-weight gain and milk production. Heavy infestation can cause death due to tick worry and blood loss. They can also transmit 3 blood-borne tick fever organisms, which cause sickness and death in cattle.

This guide explains the legal requirements you have to meet when transporting livestock between cattle tick zones.