Queensland primary producers need to be prepared for natural disasters.
The region has seen how floods, bushfires, severe storms and hail sotrms heavily impact the Queensland agricultural industry. Specially tailored natural disaster guides to help primary producers protect their property, business, livestock and crops have been developed.
Tips include photographing assets in their pre-disaster condition and ensuring everyone on the property are familiar with a plan to get to safety in the event of a disaster and to ensure livestock have access to higher ground.
Keep emergency phone numbers handy for your veterinarian, animal welfare agency and pet and advisory services and make sure your pets and livestock can be properly identified if they escape.
To view the guides, visit www.business.qld.gov.au
and search for ‘natural disasters
’ and ‘preparing animals for natural disasters'.