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Pest animal skills trainers are bound for Pooncarie

by Sheep Central, 21 February 2018

NSW landowners at a CPE workshop. Picture – WLLS.

WESTERN New South Wales landowners will have an opportunity to increase their pest animal control skills at a one-day training workshop in Pooncarie next month.

Western Local Land Services is offering the 1080 Pindone and Canid Pest Ejector (CPE) training workshop at Pooncarie’s Community Hall on Friday, March 9.

The workshop will include theory and practical components of training to assist in an overall understanding and ability to manage pest animals.

It will also give landholders the opportunity to gain important accreditation which is compulsory to purchase baits from Western Local Land Services and lasts for five years. The workshop is suitable for landholders with no previous training and those looking for re-accreditation, while the CPE component is optional.

Western Local Land Services biosecurity officer Lynda Holley is hoping for a good attendance at the workshop.

“It is important landholders have the most up-to-date training and information when it comes to pest animal management.

“In addition to the theory, the workshop will also include a practical demonstration on setting a CPE and the best practices of getting a wild dog to trigger the CPE,” Ms Holley said.

“At the conclusion of the workshop, we have allowed time for questions which will also give landholders the chance to update us on what they are experiencing on their properties.”

A cost of $44 applied for the 1080 Pindone training and a cost of $22 applied for the CPE training.

The workshop will commence at 10 am and conclude at 3 pm, with coffee, tea and water provided.

Landholders are asked to RSVP by Monday, March 5 to Ms Holley on 0427 200 820 or Biosecurity Support Officer, Lee Mannix on 0429 614 953.

Source: WLLS.

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