Feral pig populations have devastating effects for farmers and landowners.
Feral pig populations have devastating effects for farmers and landowners. Emily Smith

Baiting program to tackle wild dogs and feral pigs

SOUTH Burnett landholders will have the opportunity to participate in baiting programs next month.

The South Burnett Regional Council has teamed up with Biosecurity Queensland to participate in a co-ordinated wild dog and feral pig baiting program.

A failure to control wild dogs and feral pigs can result in livestock losses, attacks on domestic pets and the loss of native fauna.

Landholders have a legislative responsibility to control declared pests on their land.

Participation in this baiting program will be an effective way for landholders to meet this responsibility.

Baiting stations will be set up throughout the South Burnett from September 2-9.

All participants must register their intention to conduct baiting no later than Friday, August 23.

For more information and to register intentions of attending a baiting station, contact the council's stock route and pest officer on 4189 9100.

Bait collection points:

Monday, September 2

8am - 10am at Melrose Rd, Wondai

11.30am -1pm at Wondai Clearing Dip Bunya Hway, Wondai

Tuesday, September 3

8.30am - 10.30am at Boondooma Tip, Proston

noon - 1.30pm at Proston Clearing Dip, Proston

Wednesday, September 4

8.30am-10am at Mt Stanley Dip, Nanango

11am-noon at Broadwater Access Rd, Nanango

Thursday, September 5

8.30am -10am at Council Gravel Reserve, McAlister St, Murgon

11am-noon at Windera Park at the Cnr of Murgon Gayndah Rd and Bishops Rd, Cloyna

Friday, September 6

8am-10am at Hodges Rd, Kingaroy

11.30am-1.30pm at Bunya Mountains Rd, Alice Creek, Kumbia.

Monday, September 9

9am-11am at Chahpingah Dump, Ironpot Rd, Ironpot