Lamb Production

Producers asked to participate in wild dog survey

Sheep Central, November 28, 2014
The National Wild Dog Action Plan was launched in Armidale by federal agriculture minister Barnaby Joyce last Friday.

The National Wild Dog Action Plan was launched in Armidale by federal agriculture minister Barnaby Joyce last Friday.

Producers and other groups affected by wild dogs are being urged to take part in a national survey to map current investment in wild dog management and to determine future priorities.

It is estimated that wild dogs cost the Australian economy $48–60 million annually as a result of production losses, disease transmission in livestock and control costs.

A key tool in tackling Australia’s wild dog problem is The National Wild Dog Action Plan which was endorsed by government and industry and launched in July this year.

The plan aims to provide a better coordinated, resourced and focused national and cross-industry response to the escalating problem of wild dog predation, with responses from the survey helping to determine priorities and activities for implementation.

Input is being sought from stakeholders who are directly or indirectly involved with, or affected by, wild dogs including: producers (wool, sheepmeat, cattle, goats) local control groups regional entities (including Natural Resource Management groups, Local Government, Parks and Wildlife Services, Local Land Services, Regional Biosecurity Groups) state/territory governments (eg. agriculture, environment) research and development organisations any other organisations that contribute to the control of wild dogs in Australia, including animal health and welfare groups and mining companies.

The survey takes about 5–10 minutes to complete. Responses will be accepted until Monday 15th December. To participate in the survey click here

For more information contact: Michele Jackson at email [email protected]

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  1. Margaret House, December 1, 2014

    Can we please try out a trial period of at least 2 years of upping the bounty on wild dogs to at least $100 or more per scalp? All Shires in the west would need to offer the same amount. The Govt should assist by subsidizing the Shires to offer this .

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