Two experts will review the Queensland government's response to a cattle disease that has rocked the state's beef industry.
The outbreak of Bovine Johne's disease (BJD), a bacterial infection that causes cattle to waste away and die, has seen quarantine restrictions placed on about 150 properties.
The government last week set up a $5 million fund to help breeders struggling to deal with the disease.
But the Australian Brahman Breeders Association claims that amount won't be enough to cover the quarantine costs the outbreak is imposing on producers.
The industry is worth more than $4.5 billion a year and supports more than 45,000 jobs.
"I am relying on them to provide an independent assessment of the response and then provide input into our future BJD response program," Mr McVeigh said in a statement.
"Through the review I am hoping they can also identify possible actions Biosecurity Queensland may consider for any future disease eradication programs."
The pair will start their review in March and provide a final report by the end of April.