WA trials new wild dog management techniques

Sheep Central

Western Australia’s Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development is testing innovative new approaches to wild dog management to help protect livestock in the state’s southern rangelands.

The new research is an initiative under the State Government’s $13.4 million Wild Dog Action Plan 2021-2025 to complement existing control techniques.

Ceres smart tag technology, novel odours to improve bait lure uptake, and the use of squawkers and howlers are being trialled on a number of stations in an effort to deter wild dogs from livestock production areas.

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