Pre lambing new predator control options
28 February 2020
Agriculture Victoria’s BestWool/BestLamb network is hosting a predator management webinar/phone seminar next week with the Centre for Invasive Species Solutions featuring some of the newest control tools available.
Project Leader Sheep Industry Development 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,” Ms Desmond said.
“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,” she said.
The webinar will feature an overview of ox 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.
Best practice predator management webinar
Thur 5 March
Participants can join the online portal or listen to the audio via their landline or mobile.
If you have trouble registering online or need more information contact Tess McDougall on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0409 841 492.
Contact Name: Deb Banks
Contact Number: 0447 388 493
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