Fox baits offered to farmers as SA Murray-Darling Basin NRM board plans coordinated attack

A fox. Photo: Natural Resources SA Murray-Darling Basin.
A fox. Photo: Natural Resources SA Murray-Darling Basin.

A second stage of fox baiting will begin in the Murraylands and Mallee next week.

Natural Resources SA Murray-Darling Basin will hand out discounted, pre-ordered baits to landholders throughout the region in an effort to reduce the population of the invasive pests.

District officer Russell Norman said foxes predated on native and farm animals, damaged farm infrastructure and spread weed seeds and diseases.

He encouraged all landholders to take part in the baiting program "to maximise the positive benefits of a coordinated group approach".

Baits will be available at the Meningie oval, Karoonda NRM office, Wanbi hall and Cooke Plains hall next Thursday, February 21; Lameroo NRM office and Geranium oval on February 26; Tailem Bend oval, Nildottie hall, Wunkar hall and Sherlock hall on February 28; and Palmer oval, Chapman Bore hall, Pinnaroo museum car park and Keyneton town hall on March 1.

Fox baiting has already begun along River Murray levees between Mannum and Wellington.

  • Pre-order your fox baits: 0427 095 313.

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