Rabbit Roadhshow Success

Rabbit Roadshow: Rabbits are a problem all over the country. Photo: Courtesy of Rick Nash and Department of Food and Agriculture.
Rabbit Roadshow: Rabbits are a problem all over the country. Photo: Courtesy of Rick Nash and Department of Food and Agriculture.

More than 70 farmers and small landholders from all over the South West attended the very successful National Rabbit Control Roadshow held in Bridgetown on Wednesday May 25. 

Hosted by the Blackwood Biosecurity Group the event provided information aimed at helping to combat Australia’s ever increasing rabbit population, encouraging residents to sign up by Tuesday May 31 to participate in the program.

The program will involve releasing a new more virulent strain of calicivirus from Korea, RHDV1 K5, which is proving to be a more effective control method in the cooler South West climates.

The plan is to get the public to release the K5 virus and help monitor it before and after the release.

To register for the program and for more information contact Sheila Howatt on 0475 774 558 or email projects@blackwoodbiosecurity.org.au.