Stepping up mouse baiting activity

LOBBY: NSW Farmer vice president Xavier Martin welcomes improved baiting.

LOBBY: NSW Farmer vice president Xavier Martin welcomes improved baiting.

NSW Farmers Vice President Xavier Martin said the Rural Assistance Authority are working with primary producers regarding mouse baiting.

Earlier this year NSW Farmers secured a $150 million package from the NSW Government after intense lobbying, with estimates the mouse plague would chew a billion-dollar hole in the farmgate value of winter crops.

A NSW Farmers survey found a third of respondents estimated losses between $50,000 and $150,000.