He described property owners as the first line of defence in the fight against the spread of animal diseases.
"Property registration is important so we know where livestock are located in times of an emergency to assist with disease control," Farry said.
"Up to date information allows us to work with the community to respond quickly and effectively to minimise the impact of emergency animal diseases.
"Property owners may not realise that even if they only keep one or two animals, they are still required to register with Biosecurity Queensland."
Properties with one or more head of cattle, horses (including donkeys), sheep, goats, pigs, deer, buffalo, camels, llamas or alpacas, or 100 or more poultry (including any species of aviary birds), are required by law to be registered.
Registration is free and should be done within 14 days of obtaining an animal.
Owners are legally required under the Stock Identification Regulation 2005 to register their property. Failure to do so may result in a penalty of up to $A4000.
Bee keepers are also required to register and identify hives under their control. A small fee applies for apiary registrations.
To find out more about how to register your property or apiary, phone the Customer Service Centre on 13 25 23. Properties can also be registered online at www.biosecurity.qld.gov.au