Young landholders urged to join the feral fight

Farmers are being asked to help eradicate feral pests in the Riverina.
Farmers are being asked to help eradicate feral pests in the Riverina.

The Riverina Local Land Services (LLS) is urging Young farmers to join others across the region in helping to eradicate feral pests.

According to Riverina LLS Invasive Species and plant health team leader Toby O’Brien with limited feed and water, and scarce groundcover, pests are much easier to see at the moment and by organising groups of farmers in the one location to bait at the same time it will be easier to eradicate feral pests in the area.

“Farmers have spent a lot of money and time trying to retain stock lately, particularly their breeders, so on the back of that I think this year it’s even more important for them to join their local pest control group,” Mr O’Brien said.

“If you lose even a couple of lambs from foxes, the way the market has been that eats in to your profit very quickly.”

Riverina Local Land Services has locked in 100 bait collection points across the region from February to April with landholders able to order baits and pick them up at a location close to their property.