MEMBER for Mirani Ted Malone said he was pleased the State Government had made it possible for graziers to better manage wild dogs by letting them source animals from their properties for baiting.
Mr Malone said Safe Food Production Queensland was working closely with AgForce and Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, John McVeigh, and recognised the importance of managing the wild dog population.
"This means landholders can source animals from their own property for baiting programs, either individually or collectively," Mr Malone said.
"Landholders can obtain bait from the council, or use animals culled from their own properties, including cattle, horses, sheep, goats, camels and wild game.
"Under these arrangements, animals that are butchered on-property can be taken to baiting stations where the meat will be injected with 1080."
Mr Malone said once the poison was added, the landholder could then take the baited meat back to their property for their own use.
Baited meat can also be used to target wild dogs in a program across neighbouring properties.
"There is a very clear distinction between the activities of baiting and commercial meat production and processing," he said.
"It is therefore important that bait meat is clearly identified as containing 1080 so there is no risk of it being used for human consumption."
More information about the change in strategy can be obtained through regional Queensland Wild Dog Offensive Group representatives.