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Great opportunity for landholders in Pooncarie to upskill in pest animal management

Western Local Land Services is offering landholders a great opportunity to upskill through a one-day 1080 Pindone and Canid Pest Ejector (CPE) training workshop in Pooncarie.

The workshop, which will be held at the Community Hall in Pooncarie on Friday, 9 March 2018, will offer landholders both theory and practical components of training which will assist in their overall understanding and ability to manage pest animals.

It will also give landholders the opportunity to gain important accreditation which is compulsory to purchase baits from Western Local Land Services and lasts for five years.

The workshop is suitable for landholders with no previous training and those looking for reaccreditation while the CPE component is optional.

Western Local Land Services Biosecurity Officer, Lynda Holley is looking forward to the workshop and hopes it is strongly attended.

“It is important landholders have the most up-to-date training and information when it comes to pest animal management,” Ms Holley said.

“In addition to the theory, the workshop will also include a practical demonstration on setting a CPE and the best practices of getting a wild dog to trigger the CPE.

“At the conclusion of the workshop, we have allowed time for questions which will also give landholders the chance to update us on what they are experiencing on their properties.”

A cost of $44 applies for the 1080 Pindone training while a cost of $22 applies for the CPE training.

The workshop will commence at 10 am and conclude at 3 pm, with coffee, tea and water provided.

Landholders are asked to RSVP by Monday, 5 March 2018 to Ms Holley on 0427 200 820 or Biosecurity Support Officer, Lee Mannix on 0429 614 953.

Source: Western Local Land Services

Image: A previous canid pest ejector training workshop. Image supplied by Western Local Land Services.

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