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Why do some graziers want to retain, not kill, dingoes?

Guest Author, 18 May 2017

Many pastoral areas require land managers to take “all reasonable and practical steps” to manage the risk of dingoes, which are classed as pest animals. But a growing body of research argues that dingoes can be effective at controlling kangaroo and feral goat populations, especially on cattle stations.

First new wild dog, fox predator toxin in 50 years becomes available

Beef Central, 13 June 2016

The fight to stop the widespread damage to livestock and the environment caused by wild dogs and foxes will be fortified with two new poison baits now available for use in Australia.

Farmscan Ag pioneers precision aerial baiting technology

James Nason, 16 May 2016

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.

Tambo graziers cluster together to fence out wild dogs + VIDEO

Beef Central, 20 November 2015

Local property owners in the Tambo area of central western Queensland have ‘clustered together’ to fence off almost 300,000 hectares of country, with the main aim to control the movement of wild dogs.

Wild dog horror stories lay bare predation impacts

James Nason, 13 November 2015

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.

Wild dog, bearded dragon: Ferals feature in photo prize

Beef Central, 12 November 2015

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.

Landholders spend a month per year on wild dog control

Beef Central, 27 July 2015

Livestock producers in areas affected by wild dogs are being forced to dedicate close to a month out of every year to tackling the problem.

Funding boost brings new tools to wild dog fight

Beef Central, 13 July 2015

Producers should soon start to see impacts on the ground of increasing Government-level recognition of the national significance of wild dogs as a pest, according to Invasive Animals Co-operative Research Centre National Wild Dog Facilitator Greg Mifsud.

Tech vs Dogs: Facial recognition and SMS alerts to put farmers on front foot

Terry Sim, 26 June 2015

THE world is about to get much smaller for Australia’s wild dogs with the launching today of the $2.5 million Wild Dog Alert project in NSW.

Wild dogs becoming a bigger problem than drought: WQ stock agent

James Nason, 22 June 2015

A western Queensland stock agent says wild dogs have become an even bigger problem for the region’s livestock sector than drought.