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Desert dogs destined for desexing

1 July 2019

A trial Animal Health Program which is helping protect domestic dogs and address a wild dog problem at an Aboriginal community near Ceduna will continue thanks to State Government support.

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Experienced pastoralist to lead Dog Fence Board

1 July 2019

With the once-in-a-generation rebuild of South Australia’s Dog Fence to commence in the next year, Orroroo pastoralist Geoff Power has been announced as the new chair of the South Australian Dog Fence Board.

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Hopping onto rabbit control

17 June 2019

Landholders and producers impacted by rabbits are being invited to get the latest tips on controlling Australia’s most destructive environmental and agricultural pest.

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State Government to get the hop on kangaroos

7 June 2019

The State Government is delivering measures to help tackle kangaroo overabundance across South Australia, including a pilot program to increase commercial kangaroo harvesting, as well a proposed expansion of the harvest zone.

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Feral deer management meeting

16 May 2019

Upper South East landholders concerned over feral deer in the region met in Kingston this week to discuss the issue and new requirements involving the management of the pest.

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New Rabbit Control Coordinator hopping into action

2 April 2019

A new Rabbit Control Coordinator has been appointed as the State Government works with landholders to wipe out local populations of Australia’s most destructive environmental and agricultural pest.

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Out of the wild - new policy targets feral deer and pigs

1 April 2019

New rules now apply for the tagging and ownership of domestic deer and the movement, possession and sale of feral deer and pigs.

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Wild dog control remains a priority

1 April 2019

Protecting South Australia’s $4.3 billion livestock industry from the threat of wild dogs remains a high priority for the State Government.

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$25 million fix required for ageing Dog Fence

7 March 2019

The State Government has today released a report into the South Australian Dog Fence which outlines a return on investment of up to 48 per cent to replace sections that are more than 100 years old at a cost of $25 million.

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Have your say on the management of declared animals in South Australia

25 February 2019

The State Government is seeking views on the revised ‘List of declared animals’ and a ‘New and emerging introduced animals policy’, aimed at helping to reduce the risk of introduced animals becoming established in South Austra…

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