Feral pig workshops to provide landholders latest advice on management options

Western Local Land Services are encouraging landholders to attend one of three upcoming feral pig workshops to learn more about management tools and techniques.

The workshops will include practical demonstrations of different feral pig management tools and techniques, as well as presentations from Troy Crittle from the NSW Department of Primary Industries and Ron Finlay from Western Local Land Services.

Ron believes the workshops will be of great benefit to those that attend.

“Feral pigs are one of the most damaging pest animals in the Western region, impacting on primary production, the environment and general biosecurity,” Ron said.

“The impact they have to a landholders bottom line is considerable, particularly coming into a drier summer, so we all need to be working together to mitigate their impacts as much as possible.

“These workshops will help to give landholders the tools they need to do just that.”

Workshop locations and dates

  • Ivanhoe Hotel, Tuesday 7 November
  • Homebush Hotel, Wednesday 8 November
  • Nymagee Hotel, Thursday 9 November.

Presentation topics

  • feral pig control tools
  • baiting techniques
  • seasonal conditions and what that means for feral pig management
  • monitoring
  • pig grain voucher program.

All workshops run 10 am - 2 pm and include lunch. People planning to attend are asked to RSVP by 27 October to Ron Finlay via ronald.finlay@lls.nsw.gov.au or 0428 318 020.

The workshops will also feature an update on the Fencing Biosecure Production Zones and Pest Knockout Grants Program which is currently being delivered by landholders in Western NSW.

Media: Charlie Whiteley | charlie.whiteley@lls.nsw.gov.au | 0428 679 974

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