Farmers gain pest control tool

Western Australian primary producers will be better equipped to fight against pest animals through an innovative new program supported by Western Australia’s largest and most influential advocacy group, WAFarmers.

The Sporting Shooters Association of Australia’s Farmer Assist program will provide landholders and managers access to a database of qualified members with program-accredited shooting skills to assist with on-property pest animal control.

SSAA National Farmer Assist Coordinator Matt Godson said the online resource was developed to provide farmers with a free, simple and fast service for dealing with problem wildlife.

“We have worked closely with farmers to develop a tool which is both useful and practical,” Mr Goodson said.

WAFarmers President Dale Park said the SSAA Farmer Assist program is a responsible form of pest control.

“The SSAA Farmer Assist program provides farmers with another avenue for controlling feral pests that damage fences, livestock and crops,” Mr Park said.

All SSAA members participating in this program have achieved a proficient standard of marksmanship and will adhere to a strict code of practice that takes legislative requirements and animal welfare into account.

See www.farmerassist.com.au for more details.

ENDS

Contacts:

Matt Godson, SSAA Farmer Assist Coordinator, 0448 887 079
Ron Bryant, SSAA Western Australian President, 0418 487 959

All media requests to be directed to WAFarmers Media and Communications Officer Sophie Kilby on (08) 9486 2100 or [email protected].

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