Looking forward to getting stuck into the next section – looks like a smooth run thanks to our top grader operators. The better the preparation, the easier the fencing job. Love these long straight runs.
Was great to finish off another long run at the end of the day. A few challenges in this exclusion fence with sandhills and deep gutters on the harder ridges. Not to mention numerous frosty starts. But winter days in the Queensland outback are pretty good going, wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.
There are plenty of wild dogs around, and I came across these prints when I arrived at the fencing site. It’s a good feeling to be able to fence these out. Below is an extract from the Queensland Country Life about a cluster project near Charleville.
Neebine cluster enlist Dingo Dan to kill wild dogs
WELCOME to south west Queensland, where even the dirtiest stripes get hung out to dry. This quintessential Aussie display currently sits on the 30,350 hectare property, Dingwall, owned by John Frith and situated 150km south east of Charleville.
Dingwall was one of seven properties part of the Neebine cluster which totalled 200,000 hectares and is now protected by exclusion fencing finished two and a half months ago. Upon completion the cluster enlisted the services of dog trapper Don Sallway, aka Dingo Don, who at last count had 115 scalps hanging from the clothes line… READ ON
In the evening light we do final preparations for a new cluster fencing project in South West Queensland. Wild dogs continue to be a big problem for graziers but an added problem is kangaroos. They are in plague proportions in many areas and eat valuable stock feed. Controlled culling is not enough, and cluster fencing projects like this one are addressing the issue head on.
Fencing wire has arrived ready for me to roll out. But there’s a lot of work to get done before I get to the wire on my section of the wild dog fence in this cluster fencing project in South West Queensland.