Feral ANIMALS

Feral pigs, feral cats and foxes are high priority pests because of the damage they cause to agricultural production and the environment. Feral pigs in particular are consistently identified by local governments in our region as a high priority due to their environmental and production impacts. 

QMDC has been working across the Queensland Murray-Darling Basin since 2004 to better coordinate feral animal control methods and efforts.  We involve numerous stakeholders from landholders through to government to carry out vital research into production and biodiversity impacts while investigating the benefits of coordinated control.

Partners include: 

  • Robert Wicks Pest Animal Research Centre (Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries) 
  • Biosecurity Queensland
  • Australian Government's National Landcare Programme and the Queensland Government Natural Resource Management Program
  •  Invasive Animals CRC
  • University of New England (Armidale, NSW)
  • Penn State (USA)

QMDC technical staff can provide landholders with advice on effective control methods based on the latest scientific resarch. Call our office on 07 4637 6200 or email: info@qmdc.org.au

 

Upcoming Events

Grazing BMP Accelerated Program - Roma

21 June 2018

First day runs from 8am to 5pm Second day from 8am to 12:30pm Places limited and will fill fast Free event! Lunch and smokos provided. What is it?Grazing Best Management Practice is a voluntary online self-assessment tool…  + read more

Maximising your Herd

25 June 2018

Join the discussion with Tim Emery (Tropical Beef Technology Services) and Roger Sneath (Senior Extension Officer, FutureBeef, DAF) on how to maximise your herd with genetics, available pasture and some simple records. TIME:…  + read more

QMDC Members Meeting

06 July 2018

We invite members of the community to join our Member organisations to get an update on our activities and project highlights in the region. Your opportunity to meet our team, our Executive Committee and to give feedback…  + read more