Now targeting: wild dogs
Monday, 2nd May, 2016
A major on-ground baiting offensive against wild dogs this autumn season is expected to provide great relief to livestock producers across the region.
“Wild dogs are a significant issue for many of our farmers causing more than $11 million worth of damage to the state’s primary industries sector every year,” local MP Kevin Humphries said.
He said the costs associated with wild dog attacks were not only confined to losses from livestock deaths. Injured livestock also required treatment and supervision leading to further costs for farmers.
The NSW Government has put in place a program to support around 3000 properties across the state. It will include laying more than 228,000 ground baits over 12 million hectares of land, spreading more than 7,200 kilometres of aerial baits and conducting around 100 training courses for landholders across the state.
“I know local graziers/farmers in Barwon will be glad to see we are taking this issue seriously. This comprehensive package provides them with the tools they need to protect their properties and livestock,” Mr Humphries said.
Wild dogs are classified as pests in NSW and include feral dogs, dingoes, hybrids, and any dog living in the wild.