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Festering Cattle Corpses at Flood-Devastated Queensland Farms Spark Health Fears

Mounds of festering cattle corpses in Julia Creek and Cloncurry have sparked health concerns in the north Queensland farming communities recovering from February’s flood emergency. The North Queensland Register reported local councils and the defence force may be called up to dispose of the dead animals. This aerial video, filmed on Thursday, February 14, shows piles of carcasses at a Julia Creek station. Monsoonal weather caused unprecedented flooding to parts of the state, resulting in huge stock losses, prompting the Queensland Government to issue a carcass disposal fact sheet for affected farmers. Bales of hay were airlifted to surviving cattle left stranded, while truckloads of hay arrived in the neighbouring town of Cloncurry on February 17. Credit: Robbie Katter MP via Storyful
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