VFF weighs in on proposed Kangaroo Harvest Management Plan

We’ve made a submission on the Victorian Government’s proposed Kangaroo Harvest Management Plan.

Kangaroo control is an essential process for Victorian farmers to ensure they can limit the damage and cost inflicted on their businesses by the pest animals.

The key areas the VFF is advocating for are improving population survey methods, and ensuring adequate allocated quota numbers for harvesters.

The impact of uncontrolled kangaroo populations would be unsustainable not only in terms of economic outcomes but also for animal health and welfare as livestock will struggle to meet their energy demands if significant amounts of pasture have been lost to kangaroos grazing.

The VFF will continue to advocate to Government for further reforms that will aide farmers in protecting pastures, crops, and farm infrastructure from kangaroos.