LDC supports feral pig control

THE LDC project matches landholders’ contributions towards the cost of the aerial control of feral pigs in the Whitsunday region. In the 2019-2020 financial year LDC matched 28 payments.

For every landholder who pays the $200 contribution to the Whitsunday Regional Council’s annual feral animal program, LDC matches it.

Feral pigs contribute to soil erosion and weed spread, consume and foul molasses, lick blocks, pasture and watering points, spread disease and can reduce calving rates.

Aerial control activities co-funded by NQ Dry Tropics on behalf of the Regional Pest Management Group (RPMG), focus on ‘hot spot’ areas and fly over these groups of properties, or syndicates. Landholder contributions are tax deductible.

The financial contribution fits in with the LDC project’s aims to tackle erosion and improve land management, productivity and water quality flowing into the Great Barrier Reef lagoon.