Free pest management for Queensland farmers

Queensland farmers don’t need to wait for the federal government’s recently announced pest management funding to get their property under control - the SSAA Farmer Assist service can link landholders to free resources today.

The free online service has been helping farmers control wild dogs, pigs, foxes and many more pest species since late 2013, offering trained volunteers who will work with you to rid your property of pest animal problems.

SSAA Farmer Assist Coordinator Matt Godson said the online portal allowed farmers access to another pest management tool that they can use however they want.

“Farmers are coordinating the timing of pest control activities based on their personal circumstances and many of them have a group of our members rotating through their properties to achieve the best possible outcome,” he said.

“Farmers have also spoken of how our members are providing more than just assistance with pest animals. The opportunity to communicate with new people has reduced the feelings of isolation that many farmers have felt while they have battled through tough drought conditions.”

SSAA Farmer Assist is a unique online program that provides farmers with easy access to qualified SSAA members. It is a service endorsed by Queensland’s peak producer advocacy group AgForce and has been designed to be both simple and quick for farmers to register and get the assistance they need.

Farmers can visit www.farmerassist.com.au to register and learn more information about getting free assistance with pest animals.

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