The Benefits of Fox Control in Sheep Management

Foxes kill lambs and adversely affect native animals. The extent of lost lamb production is controversial: while some studies have reported large losses, in others they have been negligible. Baiting and shooting are the two most prominent methods of control, with bait use increasing dramatically in recent years. Vicki Linton and Robert Henzell were involved in determining whether the magnitude of the problems caused by foxes justified the resources put into fox control, whether the outcomes were commensurate with this effort and whether there were better ways of controlling foxes or reducing lamb losses.

Author Department of Water, Land, and Biodiversity Conservation, SA
Publisher Department of Water, Land, and Biodiversity Conser
Pages 2
Region SA