Next round of fund­ing for ex­clu­sion fenc­ing

Warwick Daily News - South West Queensland Rural Weekly - - News -

AP­PLI­CA­TIONS for the next round of wild dog ex­clu­sion fenc­ing fund­ing have opened.

AgForce Gen­eral Pres­i­dent Grant Maud­s­ley said the con­tin­ued Fed­eral and State Gov­ern­ment in­vest­ment in wild dog fenc­ing was help­ing to re­vi­talise Queens­land’s sheep and wool in­dus­try, cre­ate jobs and boost re­gional economies.

“Wild dogs have sig­nif­i­cant phys­i­cal and fi­nan­cial im­pacts on the sheep, cat­tle and goat in­dus­tries in Queens­land through pre­da­tion, the trans­mis­sion of dis­eases and lost pro­duc­tion,” he said.

“Ex­clu­sion fenc­ing is vi­tal to pro­tect live­stock and com­bat wild dogs. With the re­lease of new guide­lines for ap­pli­ca­tions, we urge pro­duc­ers to work with their lo­cal nat­u­ral re­source man­age­ment groups and coun­cils to sub­mit pro­ject plans that could ben­e­fit their area.”

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