South Burnett Regional Council undertook a 1080 baiting program during March.
South Burnett Regional Council undertook a 1080 baiting program during March. Sophie Lester

IN BRIEF: Rural news around the Burnett

Weed control

PEST management contractors treated a total of 28 hectares of lantana at Benarkin, Maidenwell and Wooroolin.

Mother of Millions treatment commenced on Bunya Highway.

Spray trailers were loaned for treatment of Groundsel in Kingaroy.

Landholders in Burrandowan, Corndale, Nanango and Gordonbrook borrowed splatter guns for Lantana and groundsel treatment.

Pest control

FERAL animal traps for Wild Dogs were provided to landholders in Taabinga and Nanango, whereas Kingaroy and Nanango landholders were loaned cat traps.

South Burnett Regional Council held a coordinated 1080 baiting program in March.

The council's stock route officer attended to 14 separate reports of wandering livestock in Coolabunia, Fairdale, Wondai, Abbeywood, Brooklands, Mt Wooroolin, Nanango and Speedwell. Livestock included cattle, horses, sheep and a camel.

To keep on top of the rabbit population, carrots were injected with calici virus and distributed on three properties in Kingaroy.

Saleyards

ALL repairs from the damage caused in the October severe storms last year have been completed at the South Burnett saleyards.

Saleyard processed a total of 2787 head through the dip and inspected 1372 head in March.