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Farmers Encouraged to Team up Against Foxes

FARM.JPGFox baits will soon be available for purchase with property owners being encouraged to coordinate their efforts for the best results.

Over 1000 fox bait will be supplied to landholders at a subsidised rate as part of a coordinated approach across the district.

Natural Resources Northern and Yorke Landscape Ranger Cameron Watson says foxes were one of the world’s most successful predators, costing Australian farmers more than $227 million a year in lost production.

Foxes have a huge impact on Australia’s biodiversity and agricultural production through spreading diseases and weeds.

Landholders in the Mid North and Yorke Peninsula can register and pre-order baits to participate in the program.

Pre-ordered fox bait can be collected from one of 8 distribution points, located across the Northern and Yorke district for your convenience.

Dates and locations as follows:

Wednesday, 27 February

Balaklava Sports Club - 10.00 am

Marrabel Institute - 12.30 pm

Manoora Oval - 2.30 pm

Thursday, 28 February           

Jamestown Football Club - 10.00 am

Georgetown Institute - 12.00 pm

Crystal Brook Oval - 3.00 pm

Friday, 1 March          

Spalding Institute - 10.00 am

Clare Oval Grandstand - 12.30 pm

For help to plan your fox control program and for details about cost of baits, distribution centres and other information, contact the Natural Resources Centre in Clare 8841 3400 or [email protected].