The Southern Downs Regional Council will run a coordinated 1080 baiting program in November.
The Southern Downs Regional Council will run a coordinated 1080 baiting program in November. Cheryl Brown

Council to run co-ordinated dog baiting program

FARMERS and rural land holders are encouraged to take part in the Southern Downs Regional Council's co-ordinated 1080 baiting for wild dogs, foxes and feral pigs through November.

Councillor Cameron Gow said co-ordinated baiting, along with trapping and shooting, was the best way to reduce pest numbers.

"Wild dogs, foxes and feral pigs destroy our region's natural environment and pose a threat to crops and livestock, with wild dogs estimated to cost the Queensland livestock industry $67 million annually,” he said.

Landholders who bait must notify their neighbours 72 hours in advance, supply their own baiting material, provide recent rates notices for the land they plan to bait and follow the state toxin guides.

There are no aerial baits dropped during this round.

The baiting program will take place:

Wednesday, November 14

8am: Goomburra Hall

10am: Cunningham Highway, next to Maryvale/ Gladfield Rural Fire Shed.

11.30: Freestone, Jack Smith Gully Road, near windmill on Water Reserve.

11.30am: Freestone, Jack Smith Gully Rd.

1pm: Upper Swanfels, Bill Mosely's gate, Top Swanfels Rd.

3pm: Junabee Memorial Hall at Roona Rd.

Thursday, November 15

8am: Willowvale/Bony Mountain, corner of Wheatvale Rd and Lawler Rd, and Goldfields, corner of Goldfields Rd and Inverary Rd.

10am: Greymare Hall and Pikedale, Corner Springdale Rd/Pikedale Ln.

Noon: Karara, Fearby's Gate, opposite Beress Grid.

2pm: Leyburn, Stonehenge Rd.

Friday, November 16

7am: Braeside, Coochie Rd turnoff, New England Hwy.

8am: Eukey, FS shed.

9am: Dalveen (Old Stanthorpe Rd, near Brooklands); Wallangarra (Saxby-Reid Rd)

11am: Mingoola, Glenlyon Dam Rd.

Noon: Risdon/Murray Bridge (Cnr of Derreen and Wildash School Rds)

2pm: Killarney, 602, Spring Creek Rd, The Falls.