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Baiting program helps to protect agriculture

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Council's baiting program will help landowners protect their property from wild dogs.

A baiting program will help landowners to protect their properties from wild dogs when it is held in the region later this month.

Bundaberg Regional Council's Senior Land Protection Officer Eric Dyke said the control of wild dogs was a major issue throughout the region and the state.

“Wild dogs costs the agricultural sector millions of dollars in control and lost production,” he said.

“To reduce this impact it is important that annual control of these animals is undertaken.”

Eric said to assist landholders, Bundaberg Regional Council undertook coordinated baiting programs in March/April and August/September each year.

He said as part of the program, Council would supply up to 20 free meat baits per landholder registered for the program and who meet conditions for baiting.

“The number of free baits issued will be dependent on property size,” he said.

For the program to be successful, Eric said the participation of landowners was vital.

“For this program to achieve real results it is important that as many landholders as possible participate,” he said.

“Council encourages landholders to form baiting groups with their neighbours to improve the effectiveness of the program.”

Wild dog workshops

The wild dog baiting program workshops will be held on Wednesday, 25 March and Thursday, 23 April at the following locations:

  • Meadowvale Council Depot, Heales Road, 9.30am
  • Gin Gin Council Pound Yard, Flanders Street, 12 noon
  • Apple Tree Creek Sports Ground, Bruce Highway, 2.30pm

To find out more about the workshops or to register contact 1300 883 699.

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