Balonne Beacon - - FRONT PAGE - St Ge­orge Boar Buster

AT THE be­gin­ning of July, mem­bers of the Balonne com­mu­nity par­tic­i­pated in a Boar Buster week­end.

Or­gan­is­ers would like to thank ev­ery­one who spon­sored, par­tic­i­pated in or helped or­gan­ise the Lin­hai Balonne Boar Buster 2017 on July 3.

We were ab­so­lutely blown away by the at­ten­dance and the num­ber of feral an­i­mals that were caught dur­ing the July week­end.

We had three days of to­tal pest erad­i­ca­tion to help our farm­ers with feral an­i­mal con­trol.

A to­tal of 1036 pigs were caught and 32,437kg of dressed pigs were weighted.

This was in com­par­i­son to last year’s to­tal of 327 pigs for a weight of 8319kg.

The Balonne Boar Buster is a fam­ily-ori­en­tated event that is held once a year to help erad­i­cate feral pests in the re­gion.

Ev­ery year we like to do­nate to a dif­fer­ent char­ity and this year we made a gen­er­ous do­na­tion of $2000 to the Royal Fly­ing Doc­tor Ser­vice.

Next year will be our fifth year run­ning Balonne Boar Buster in St Ge­orge.

We hope to see you all there in 2018.

GREAT EF­FORT: Par­tic­i­pants of this year’s Boar Buster, in which a whop­ping 1036 feral pigs were caught.

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