QUEENSLAND’S Tambo region was once one of the economic powerhouses of the state, thanks to the wool industry.
But local graziers have been under increasing pressure from wild dogs, with one group cleaning up around 600 dogs in three years, and many have been forced out of sheep altogether.
With the help of South-West Natural Resource Management, local property owners have joined forces to fence off almost 300,000 hectares around Tambo, with the main aim to control the movement of dogs.
The huge infrastructure project has a maintenance plan built in which includes every participant – including those without part of the fence on their land – contributing into the future.
Benefits are already starting to show, and once the remaining dogs inside the 300 km fence are controlled, graziers are hoping to see lambing rates increase ten-fold.
Click on this short video to see Andrew Macfarlane and other local landholders participating in the project tell their story.