Wild Dog and Pest Control

Research finds best bait rate for wild dogs

Newly published research results have shown the optimum 1080 aerial delivery rate of 40 baits per linear kilometre will successfully eliminate more than 90 per cent of wild dogs, to reduce their impact on agriculture, native wildlife, the environment and community…Read More

James Nason, May 21, 2020

AHA rejects claims it wants to muzzle working dog use

Media reports suggesting Animal Health Australia wants to see working dog use restricted and farmers jailed for cruelty to livestock have been branded as inaccurate by the organisation. ..Read More

Beef Central, April 2, 2013

Feedback sought from NSW landholders with pest animal issues

NEW South Wales’ Local Land Services wants feedback from landholders with pest animal problems…Read More

Beef Central, February 3, 2017

National approach needed in wild dog challenge

Big gaps still remain in the Australian beef industry’s scientific and practical understanding about the impact of wild dogs on the production and processing sectors, and possible control options…Read More

Jon Condon, June 13, 2011

How big is the wild dog impact?

Productivity impacts on the beef industry from wild dogs go well beyond the most obvious effect, being newborn and young calf losses caused by predation…Read More

Jon Condon, June 13, 2011

Farmscan Ag pioneers precision aerial baiting technology

In 2009 Toowoomba precision agriculture company Farmscan Ag was approached to develop a GPS guidance system for aerial baiting of wild dogs in some of Western Australia’s extensive national parks…Read More

James Nason, May 16, 2016

Wild dog horror stories lay bare predation impacts

Wild dog horror stories from both sides of the Australian continent were heard at this week’s Meat & Livestock Australia annual general meeting in Brisbane, laying bare the severe impact the predators are causing to the viability of livestock enterprises across the country…Read More

James Nason, November 13, 2015

Wild dog, bearded dragon: Ferals feature in photo prize

The winning images from the Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre’s (IA CRC) national photography competition for 2015 have been announced today, with a picture of a wild dog lunching on a bearded dragon near Lake Eyre in South Australia taking the top prize…Read More

Beef Central, November 12, 2015

Hunt for NSW landholder views on pest animals

Landholder and broader community feedback is being sought to reform pest animal management in New South Wales…Read More

Jon Condon, October 15, 2015

Exclusion fencing delivering results on Blackall property + VIDEO

When Central Queensland grazier Ben Banks and his father Jack realised they were losing up to 50pc of lambs in some paddocks due to wild dogs, they decided it was time to do something different or risk losing their Merino sheep operation. Their solution has been erecting an exclusion fence, with the first 20km now up and providing immediate benefits…Read More

Jon Condon, September 29, 2015

Wild dogs under the microscope at Kalgoorlie

Western Australian livestock producers are beginning to look at exclusion fencing options for feral animal control, like those being developed in Queensland…Read More

Beef Central, September 28, 2015

$15 million to help drought-stricken Qld farmers deal with pests

The Australian and Queensland governments are inviting applications for pest control programs in drought affected areas as part of a joint $15 million commitment to tackle pest weeds and animals…Read More

Beef Central, September 23, 2015

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