FENCING: Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud with grazier Bill Purcell and Shadow Minister Development Tony Perrett in Roma.
FENCING: Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud with grazier Bill Purcell and Shadow Minister Development Tony Perrett in Roma. Molly Hancock

Graziers set to benefit

GRAZIERS in drought- affected areas are set to benefit from a $9 million boost in funding from the Federal Government.

The funding is set to help manage pest animals and weeds.

Of the $9 million, $7million will be allocated to the fight against wild dogs and $2 million for weed management, both key messages the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Agriculture Minister, David Littleproud heard on their recent drought tour.

Mr Littleproud said the funding was about building long-term resilience for drought-affected farmers by preparing them for better seasons and future droughts through improved production.

Liberal National Party Shadow Agriculture Minister Tony Perrett joined Mr Littleproud in Roma on Wednesday to welcome the announcement.

"We've already seen the significant benefits wild dog fencing can bring to regional communities with the cluster fencing leading to a resurgence in the Queensland sheep industry,” Mr Perrett said.


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