Minister for Primary Industries Niall Blair recently announced that Local Land Services will partner with nearly 2000 landholders as part of its annual spring wild dog baiting program.
Neighbouring landholders in 123 wild dog control groups across the state will take part in ground and aerial baiting programs.
Mr Blair said collaborative efforts between properties were the key to success and Local Land Services would continue to focus on working with local groups.
“Ground baits will be laid across more than 10 million hectares of land, while 2,500 km of aerial bait lines will be distributed in the Western, Hunter and South East regions,” Mr Blair said.
“Canid pest ejectors are continuing to prove effective and will be used by 34 landholders in the Western region, covering a total of 465,000 hectares.
“The NSW Government is serious about minimising the impacts of wild dogs on agricultural productivity so this spring we will see a 50 per cent increase in the number of landholders involved in baiting programs, compared to 2015.”
The wild dog radio collaring and tracking research project introduced in March this year will also continue in the Murray and Riverina regions and is expected to provide valuable information to inform future control programs.
Additionally, in a first for the Greater Sydney region, Local Land Services will carry out a goat control program at Pheasant’s Nest to address concerns raised by motorists travelling on the highway.
Local Land Services will also conduct a pig collaring and tracking program in collaboration with Queensland Government agencies in the Northern Tablelands and drones will be used in reconnaissance trials in the Hunter Valley.
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