Commercial advisory service: sheep industry - Queensland

Service summary

Support is provided to improve the productivity and efficiency of the sheep industry in Queensland.

The Department provides an extensive range of services to the sheep industry through its regional offices.

These services include:

  • helping industry improve productivity and profitability
  • carrying out extension programs to:
    • increase productivity and value of wool and meat to obtain additional turn off
    • increase lambing percentages, weaner performance and sheep survival
    • lower rate and impact of predation - coordinated action between stakeholders and improved knowledge and information sharing
    • minimise the effects of parasites and disease
    • update knowledge of animal health including genetic tools 
  • organising field days and webinars to communicate information to industry
  • holding workshops to discuss and solve problems
  • Promoting wool and sheep meat marketing strategies that ensure competitiveness and enhance trade
  • assisting industry maintain healthy sheep.

 

Service type

Support Service

A service offered by government to aid in running a business.

Eligibility requirements

No specific eligibility criteria apply.

Fees

There are some charges involved depending on the service.

Administering agency

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
Agri-Science Queensland
Animal Science

Contact details

Extension Officer (Sheep)
Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Operating address:
Hood Street
Charleville Queensland 4470
Mailing address:
PO BOX 282
Charleville, Queensland 4470

Phone:

07 4654 4212

Science Director, Beef and Sheep
Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Operating address:
EcoSciences Precinct Block B
Level 2
41 Boggo Road
Dutton Park, Queensland 4102
Mailing address:
GPO BOX 267
Brisbane, Queensland 4001

Phone:

13 25 23

Phone:

07 3708 8425

Website:

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Senior Extension Officer (Sheep)
Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Operating address:
Hood Street
Charleville Queensland 4470
Mailing address:
PO BOX 282
Charleville, Queensland 4470

Phone:

07 4654 4220

Customer Service Centre
Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Phone:

13 25 23

Phone:

07 3404 6999

Website:

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