AgForce Projects will host free workshops in Dirranbandi and Teelba to help producers learn about feral animal control, and the importance of coordinating control programs as a community.
AgForce Projects vertebrate pest management officer Damien Ferguson said the workshops will focus on providing practical advice and demonstrations for feral animal control.
“Wild dogs and pigs are a significant issue in south east Queensland and these workshops provide an opportunity for producers to learn practical skills to help reduce and eradicate pest animals on their properties,” Mr Ferguson said.
“The workshops are also a platform for producers to coordinate their approaches across the community for better outcomes including larger reductions in the pests in the communities and reducing the risk of pests re-establishing themselves.”
The workshops will include trapping and baiting demonstrations, how to find wild dog signs, how to set traps and where to place baits and traps. The Maranoa and Balonne Regional Councils will be on hand to help coordinate and book in baiting programs for attendees.
- Dirranbandi, Tuesday 19 May, 9:00am to 4:00pm (registrations from 8:15am)
- Teelba, Thursday 21 May, 9:00am to 4:00pm (registrations from 8:15am)
For further information visit www.agforceprojects.org.au or call (07) 3238 6048. Door prizes are available to be won, including traps and other feral animal control tools up to the value of $1500 per workshop.This project is delivered by AgForce Projects, with the support of the Australia Government, the Queensland Government and local councils.