More than one thousand head of cattle will depart Emerald on Thursday morning bound for Capella.
Drovers will walk the large mob north along the Gregory Highway on the region’s primary stock route through Capella on the way to Clermont and district.
Mayor Kerry Hayes asked motorists to be patient and vigilant when encountering the herd.
‘Under Queensland legislation, travelling livestock have right of way and may hold up traffic for 15 minutes at a time.
‘If you encounter stock on the road, slow down and drive slowly when it’s safe to pass.
‘Warning signs will be put in place to advise oncoming traffic of the cattle’s location and drivers are encouraged to reduce speed,’ said Cr Hayes.
Stock routes are owned by the state government and managed by the Central Highlands Regional Council.