The object of this legislative instrument is to regulate the identification of animals.
The Act provides for the registration of brands and earmarks for horses, cattle, sheep, goats and camels and of tattoos for pigs. It sets out the specifications for brands and branding implements, ownership requirements and provides for the transfer of brand ownership and the cancellation and reallocation of brands and marks.
The Act further prescribes earmark codes, shapes and districts, detailed in the Regulation which also sets out registration fees.
An obligation defined in law. A business must comply with relevant services.
Owners manual Horse and Cattle brands - Three-piece brands, symbol brands and earmarks in Queensland
Sheep owners manual
Pig owners manual
The Language of Three-Piece Brands
The Language of Symbol Brands
The Language of Cattle Earmarks.
These brochures are available from regional offices of Biosecurity Queensland and via the Queensland Government website www.business.qld.gov.au.
Inspectors appointed under the Brands Act 1915 have powers to monitor and enforce compliance with the Act, including the power to seize stock and branding implements.
Brand owners must lodge a brands return every year or, after three years without a return, registration may be cancelled.
Fines are imposed for offences against the Act.
Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
Licensing and Transaction Unit
Brands Regulation 2012 (Queensland)
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