Clear up con­fu­sion on mulga as fod­der

Balonne Beacon - - NEWS -

MIN­IS­TER for Agri­cul­ture David Lit­tleproud has called for the Queens­land La­bor Govern­ment to clear up con­fu­sion around its land clear­ing laws, which many farm­ers say stop them from us­ing mulga as a feed source.

“Farm­ers in western Queens­land have pushed mulga to use as a feed source for stock dur­ing drought for gen­er­a­tions,” Min­is­ter Lit­tleproud said.

“Now they tell me they’ve had a third of that feed source cut dur­ing this drought by the Queens­land La­bor Govern­ment. Los­ing that much in­put would hurt any busi­ness in any in­dus­try.”

Mr Lit­tleproud said the Queens­land Min­is­ter An­thony Lyn­ham told him it was in­cor­rect and he takes him for face value.

“If this is the case, then I ask him to take Jackie Trad, the real ar­chi­tect of th­ese laws, and Pre­mier Palaszczuk to go out and sit at farm­ers’ kitchen ta­bles and ex­plain it to them.

“Tell them they’ve noth­ing to fear from feed­ing mulga scrub to their stock. Talk to them face-to-face,” he said. .

If Queens­land farm­ers can con­tinue to farm the way they have for gen­er­a­tions then fan­tas­tic, tell them about it.

“They need to go and sit down with peo­ple like Jac­quie and Cameron Tick­ell, from Ryl­stone in Charleville, and clear up the con­fu­sion, if that’s what it is.”

Fed­eral Agri­cul­ture Min­is­ter David Lit­tleproud MP.

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