Closing the knowledge gap on impacts of wild dog predation on cattle

Closing the knowledge gap on impacts of wild dog predation on cattle

A STUDY to assess cattle movements and behaviour in relation to wild dog activity is underway in the Western Australian rangelands.

The research will quantify predation events between cattle and wild dogs, and assess the productivity of cattle on properties with varying wild dog densities.

West Australian Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development Invasive Species Research Scientist Dr Tracey Kreplins is using Ceres Tag smart technology eartags in cattle and radio tracking collars on wild dogs to track their movements across several properties.

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