Animal pest focus at farmer forums


Leading experts in vertebrate pest animal management will headline as series of information forums in Bourke, Tilpa, Milparinka and Broken Hill next week. 

NSW Farmers Wild Dog Coordinator Bruce Duncan said the AWI funded forums will focus on the coordination of appropriate vertebrate pest control techniques and the latest research on new technologies that will enhance producers' abilities to detect, deter and combat vertebrate pest challenges. 

“There will be a focus on wild dog management, but all the major pest animals will be covered,” Mr Duncan said. “DPI’s Guy Ballard has extensive experience with large-scale GPS-telemetry and camera trapping projects for wild dogs while Peter heads the DPI’s Predator and Prey Management team.”

“Pesky pigs will be covered by Darren Marshall, a feral pig expert who works in biodiversity and pest management with the Queensland Murray-Darling Committee. This includes results from the GPS collared pig program in Brewarrina. ”

Mr Duncan said all farmers and farm workers are invited to attend the forums, which kick off at the Back O’ Bourke function centre in Bourke on June 3, starting at 9.00am. 

Other forums will be held on at the Tilpa Hall on 4 June, the Milparinka Hotel on 5 June and the Broken Hill Central Football club on 6 June, all starting at 9.00am 

All workshops are free and are fully catered.  Contact Bruce Duncan on 0409515471 or the nearest Landcare Co-ordinator to RSVP or for more information. 

Date: 28 May 2019
Media Contact:  Michael Burt  | 0428 228 988 | burtm@nswfarmers.org.au