Our Farmers Co-Operative Scheme was developed to help farmers with lowering the cost of controlling feral animals. Feral animals cost the individual farmer 10’s to 100’s of thousands of dollars in revenue every year.
We organise meetings to find out what farmers are spending on repairs and costs.
These are some of the questions we ask;
- How much does it cost you for fencing repairs, material and labour each year?
- How much livestock have you lost? (include stock and time wasted putting them down and removing them)
- How much time and money are you wasting on repairing damaged crops and lost revenue each year?
- How much time are you wasting trying to shoot, bait or control the problem yourself each year?
- How much feed is being wasted because of contamination and possible spread of disease in water?
The Co-Operative Scheme, is here to help farmers in reducing the cost by joining together neighbouring properties and sharing the costs. This not only reduces the cost to an individual farmer but also gives our staff more land to track, find and control feral animals on.
So what does this achieve?
- A reduced expense to the individual farmer
- Organised eradication programs on more than one property
- You are reducing the number of feral animals in a larger area
- Farmers earnings increase as the costs for maintenance and damage are reduced i.e. increased revenue on livestock, minimal repairs to property and fences, minimal repairs to water troughs and feed stations, minimal repairs to dams and water courses, reduction of crop and pastoral damage, it reduces the threat of disease to livestock and crops, it reduces the spread of weeds and increases vegetation for native flora and fauna.
- Gives us longer duration on the properties at a lesser cost to give a more effective service.
- We are looking at solving the problem on an overall scheme. Its a shared problem so why not share the cost!
Remember, feral animal control is not a short term solution to an ongoing problem, but with Australian Feral Animal Control and Management Services Pty. Ltd. a well planned management program with the combined efforts of neighbouring farmers, we can reduce the feral animal populations to a manageable number.