Graziers lose cattle by the thousand

HUNDREDS of thousands of cattle have perished in an unfolding disaster since floodwaters devastated vast tracts of farming land in Northern Queensland.

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Cattle in Far North Queensland swimming to dry land. Image: Twitter

Over 300,000 head of cattle are estimated to have perished since floodwaters surrounded rural communities from Longreach to Charters Towers, and north to Kowanyama on Cape York Peninsula last week.