Wild Dog & Pest Control

Wild dog and fox webinar to outline latest control tools

Sheep Central, February 28, 2020

A wild dog triggering a canid pest ejector in north-west NSW. Photo – Grant Davis.

COLLABORATIVE wild dog and fox management strategies and the latest control tools will be outlined in a webinar/phone seminar next week.

Agriculture Victoria’s BestWool/BestLamb network is hosting the webinar/phone seminar on 5 March with the Centre for Invasive Species Solutions.

AV sheep industry development project leader Alison Desmond said the webinar/phone seminar would draw on the knowledge of National Wild Dog Management co-ordinator Greg Mifsud.

“Greg has extensive experience working with farmers and communities on collaborative approaches to the management of predators and dealing with the impact on business and community wellbeing,” Ms Desmond said.

The one-hour online webinar/phone seminar will be used to discuss collaborative approaches to dealing with predator management.

Participants can join in via an online portal or listen to the audio on their landline or mobile phones.

“Wild dog and fox management strategies are most successful when a cooperative management plan is developed between landowners and land managers, as these animals do not recognise fences or borders.

“It is an important first step to scope the target, developing a plan of action, practicing that action plan and evaluating the success of those actions,” Ms Desmond said.

The webinar will feature an overview of fox ecology, the impact of predators on lambing percentages and farm business, applying best practice baiting techniques on farm, the use of Canid Pest Ejectors (CPEs), working dog safety and smart phone apps.

The seminar is taking place on Thursday 5 March from 7.30 pm.

Participants can join the online portal or listen to the audio via their landline or mobile.

Please register for the event by visiting http://bit.ly/2r0SL1Z

If you have trouble registering online or need more information contact Tess McDougall on [email protected] or 0409 841 492.


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