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Landholders urged to eradicate feral pigs

Brooke Anderson. Photo TWH

Once again, feral pigs are the target of Western Local Land Services pest controllers, and local landholders are invited to join the battle.

Regional pest animal coordinator for the Western LLS, Brooke Anderson, said her team was busy with the latest feral pig control program.

“Last year, $13 million was handed out across the entire state for pig control for landholders,” she said. “The funding came through, and all the activities were planned around October, and since then, aerial shooting has taken place on over 1400 properties and well over 25,000 pigs have been ‘controlled’.”

Brooke said three aerial shooting control programs have taken place in the local region.

“We applied for a bit more money, and we’ve been lucky, so we’re getting a couple more aerial shooting programs throughout the region. Two major things that every single landholder in our western region can take advantage of are the pig trap door program and the subsidised grain project.” […]

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