Keep­ing tabs on stray stock

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS - Kather­ine Kokko­nen kather­ine.kokko­

THE in­ter­net is the lat­est tool to warn mo­torists about way­ward stock in the North Bur­nett.

A Face­book group, Stock on the Road North Bur­nett, will be set-up to in­form driv­ers of stray stock.

Eidsvold res­i­dent Noel Thomp­son came up with the idea af­ter hear­ing about a mo­tor­cy­clist who was killed af­ter a col­li­sion with a cow.

Al­ways on the road him­self, Mr Thomp­son has had a few near misses with stock and horses.

He de­cided to use the so­cial net­work plat­form as a means of get­ting in­for­ma­tion out into the com­mu­nity.

Stock on the Road would pro­vide a way for people to give and ac­cess in­for­ma­tion about an­i­mals on roads around the North Bur­nett.

“Face­book is the so­cial me­dia that has most people con­nected and I know that I use it ev­ery day,” Mr Thomp­son said.

“A group like this could help save a life and it could be some­thing which could also help farm­ers know where their stock is.

“Not ev­ery­one has Face­book and some never will, but that is when some­one makes an old fash­ioned phone call to the per­son who owns the stock.”

Mr Thomp­son will set-up the Face­book group, but is keen for in­put.

“Please let me know what your ideas are and what you think could make this work,” he said.

To help with Stock on the Road North Bur­nett, search for Noel Thomp­son on Face­book.

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