Moving high-risk livestock (cattle, buffalo/bison and deer)
High-risk livestock are species that are suitable hosts for cattle ticks and pose a significant risk to spreading viable cattle tick. High-risk livestock include cattle, buffalo/bison and deer.
When moving high-risk livestock from the Queensland cattle tick infested zone to the cattle tick free zone, all stock must be tick free.
The owner or person in charge of the livestock must provide a written declaration to an accredited certifier, stating what treatments they have done to their livestock to ensure they meet the risk minimisation requirements. Download an example of a declaration (PDF, 111KB).
You will need a biosecurity certificate issued by an accredited certifier to accompany high-risk livestock moving from a property in the infested zone into the free zone. A biosecurity certificate will only be issued after the accredited certifier is satisfied the livestock have met the ‘risk minimisation requirements’ as stated in the biosecurity manual (PDF, 1MB).
An accredited certifier can inspect and treat your livestock either on your property or at a public clearing facility.