TICK CONCERNS TO BE DISCUSSED

TICK CONCERNS TO BE DISCUSSED

TICK CONCERNS TO BE DISCUSSED

22 April 2005

The Nationals Member for Lismore Thomas George today convened two meetings for local beef producers to discuss the growing concerns relating to cattle ticks.

"Following a number of enquiries, concerns and requests for information on recent tick outbreaks, policy, vaccinations and the loss of cattle due to tick fever I have decided to arrange these meetings to discuss these issues," Thomas George said.

The meetings will commence 7.30pm and be held at -

 Murwillumbah Golf Club on Wednesday 27 April
 Casino RSM Club on Thursday 28 April

Representatives from the NSW Department of Primary Industries and the Cattle Tick Program have been invited to attend to advise its current position regarding tick control, outbreaks, vaccinations and the outline for the future.

"I strongly encourage all producers to attend to be briefed on the current situation and discuss the future of tick control on the Northern Rivers of NSW," Mr George said.

Should producers or members of the public wish to receive further information they can contact my office on 6621 3624

 

Lismore Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403
Email: lismore@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Murwillumbah Contact Details:

Telephone: 02 6672 7577