FREE TRAINING: To register for the free Agforce Training on February 7, call 07 3238 6048.
FREE TRAINING: To register for the free Agforce Training on February 7, call 07 3238 6048. Contributed

Agforce is running free feral animal control workshops

SOUTH BURNETT landholders and primary producers wanting to learn more about the latest tools and techniques to tackle feral pests are being urged to register their interest for one of the Agforce workshop held in 2017.

AgForce Projects Vertebrate Pests Officer Damien Ferguson said 20 no-cost workshops had been held throughout Queensland since September to train landholders in chemical handling safety and pest management, and another 30 were now being planned for the first half of 2017.

"Feral animals cost the Queensland agriculture industry hundreds of millions of dollars each and every year,” Mr Ferguson said.

"From cane and banana growers in the north, to cattle and sheep producers in the far west, and fruit and vegetable growers in the south-east, Queensland primary producers are all battling various pest animals which threaten the viability of their operations if not controlled.

"These new workshops are aimed at helping landholders get ahead of the game and access the most up-to-date tools to deal with pest animals on their land, including PAPP baits and Canid Pest Ejectors (M44 ejectors).”

The workshops are tailored for producers in a range of sectors, including beef, sheep, grain, cane, cotton, horticulture, poultry and pigs.

A one day event is scheduled for Kingaroy on February 7. It will include practical training and information on the latest pest animal control tools specific to your industry's pest animal issues. Included in these workshops is nationally accredited chemical handling safety training for safely preparing, delivering, transporting and storing chemicals.

Certificates

You will get the following free training.

Training on new baits and tools, including PAPP baits, Canid Pest Ejectors with 1080 capsules - Certificate of Participation

Eligible experienced participants may qualify for a Statement of Attainment in the following nationally accredited units

AHCCHM303 - Prepare and apply chemicals

AHCCHM304 - Transport, handle and store chemicals

For more information call 07 3238 6048.

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