Defence targeting pigs in Tully

The Department of Defence advised that they commenced a program of night shooting on their Tully lands to help control feral pigs in late March.

The program will run until June and follows a series of discussions between Defence and the Australian Banana Growers’ Council.

Feral pigs are a known vector of Panama tropical race 4.

Defence is funding this activity and will report on its effectiveness to the Cassowary Coast Regional Council Feral Pig Management Strategy Executive Oversight Committee (of which the ABGC is part).