Field day targets rabbits on the Granite Belt

September 8, 2017


Did you know that 80 rabbits can eat the equivalent of one steer?

If rabbits are nibbling away at your grazing profits, join QMDC and Southern Downs Reigonal Council for a field day north of Stanthorpe where warren ripping with a backhoe will be a key feature.   

To be held on a property at The Summit on Tuesday, 19 September 2017, the day will focus on the how to have the biggest impact with ripping as well as getting into the mind of a rabbit, how to identify where they breed, control techniques, and legal obligations for landholders.

In addition, details of a financial incentive on offer to landholders to rip warrens will be shared.

A strong line up of guest speakers from Southern Downs Regional Council (Local Laws), the University of Southern Queensland, Biosecurity Queensland and the Darling Downs-Moreton Rabbit Board will provide attendees with the opportunity to have questions answered by experts.

The field day is supported by QMDC and the Southern Downs Regional Council through funding from the Queensland Feral Pest Initiative (Queensland Government).

Find out more here or call QMDC Regional Coordinator Vanessa Macdonald on 0428 712 955.

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