Mouse plagued farmers can now claim up to $10,000

Filed in Just In by August 2, 2021

APPLICATIONS for the State Government’s Zinc Phosphide baiting program are now open, allowing farmers to claim up to $10,000 for mouse bait costs incurred up to February 1.

A total of $95 million is available to assist farmers with the costs of Zinc Phosphide baiting and can be accessed through the Rural Assistance Authority website. 

New South Wales Farmers Vice President and Liverpool Plains farmer Xavier Martin encouraged local farmers to apply to the rebate program before the mouse population resurges in Spring.

He said the situation is ongoing and will require constant monitoring and flexibility in support measures for what could become the worst mouse plague New South Wales has seen.

“Like many farmers across the state, our family has spent a small fortune on zinc phosphide baits to combat the mouse plague,” Mr Martin said. 

“I would encourage farmers to get in early to secure the rebate. This is an opportunity to prepare for Spring when mice populations are predicted to swell,” he said.

“We look forward to working with government on behalf of our members and regional communities to hopefully ensure this plague is well under control before spring,” he said.

For more information about the zinc phosphide rebate program, click here

For information about household and small business rebates, click here.

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