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 2016, 822 cattle and pigs were removed from Brooklyn. 733 cattle were shot or mustered and 89 pigs were trapped or shot in 2016.