Rachael O’Brien

Queensland cattle producers now have access to further assistance in biosecurity planning and advice, with the appointment of Rachael O’Brien to the position of Biosecurity & Extension Manager for the Livestock Biosecurity Network.

Rachael is available to all producers in southern Queensland, below the Tropic of Capricorn. Producers in northern Queensland are encouraged to contact the Northern Australia manager.

Rachael works with the cattle industry to increase farmers’ role in animal welfare, biosecurity, emergency animal disease responses and disease surveillance.

Rachael comes from a biosecurity background having worked for Biosecurity Queensland for six years in North Queensland, based in Townsville and Cloncurry.

Contact Details

LBN as a company ceased its operations effective 30 June 2018.

From An Announcement From Our CEO prior to the closure:

I’m pleased to report that while the livestock industry bodies search for a long-term, sustainable model for extension services, Animal Health Australia will be delivering some biosecurity extension services, complementing the existing AHA Farm Biosecurity Program. Current LBN staff will be delivering these services, so I would encourage you to keep in touch with your relevant Biosecurity and Extension Manager. The managers can be contacted via:

  • Jess Rummery (Northern Australia): 0499 077 213
  • Rachael O’Brien (Queensland): 0418 722 461