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Bio fee to slug those who farm animals

FRASER Coast horse owners and cattle farmers face a new fee if proposed changes to the Queensland Biosecurity Act go ahead.

The $357.55 three-year impost will hit anyone farming or making money from a range of animals including horses, cattle, sheep, goats and pigs.

Under the plan farmers may have to pay property identification code registration fees, which the State Government now pays.

Three options are on the table - the government meeting the cost, farmers paying the fee or a final option where the government would pay 66% of the fee as a subsidy.

Queensland Horse Council president Rob Kerslake said the cost was too high.

"I've got a bit of a problem because the costing is based on current (technology) processes that are totally out of date," Mr Kerslake said.

Biosecurity Queensland's Mark Lightowler urged everyone to give their views.

Topics:  biosecurity, cattle, changes, hervey bay, horses, maryborough



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