Foot and mouth disease threat puts feral pig control in spotlight

Sally Gall
By Sally Gall
Updated August 3 2022 - 12:21am, first published August 1 2022 - 8:00pm
Dr Heather Channon on the ground at Winton. Picture: Sally Gall

Natural resource management experts say any efforts to reduce a rapidly rising feral pig population, as a means of mitigating the spread of livestock diseases in Australia, must be sustained and strategic, not done by lone rangers.

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Sally Gall

Sally Gall

Senior journalist - Queensland Country Life/North Queensland Register

Based at Blackall, CW Qld, where I've raised a family, run Merino sheep and beef cattle, and helped develop a region - its history, tourism, education and communications.

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