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Farmers seek urgent help with feral pigs but national action plan months away




Queensland farmer Lester Cronau’s nightly war with feral pigs is costing him thousands of dollars, and for the next few months at least, he’ll be fighting it alone.

On his sugar cane farm at Yerra, south-west of Maryborough, he has seen groups of up to 30 feral pigs roaming his land.

But despite the growing costs and frustration, a National Feral Pig Action Plan to help him and other farmers tackle the pests is still months away. 

While exact figures are unknown, it is estimated there are 23 million feral…

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