Feral herbivore control at Brooklyn

Feral herbivore control at Brooklyn

Feral herbivore control fencing.

Feral cattle, horses and pigs are significant land management challenges at Brooklyn.

Feral cattle and horses are managed primarily by mustering,fencing and shooting.  Feral pigs are excluded from some wetland areas by special mesh fencing and are otherwise trapped and shot. 

A major fencing project is underway to exclude feral herbivores from both sides of the Mitchell River for more than 50 kms.

In 2014, over 180 feral cattle and horses were removed from Brooklyn.  In addition, 234 pigs were shot, though they are not constrained by normal stock fencing.  Feral pigs are trapped and shot, with 234 removed in 2014.