Livestock guarding animals (LGA’s) are used across the United States and Europe to limit the incidence of predation by native and introduced predators on domestic livestock. Within Australia dog breeds such as Maremma, Anatolian mastiff (Karabash) and Great Pyrenees are currently in use along with Alpacas, Llamas and in some cases donkeys. The use of Llamas as LGA’s for the protection of sheep from wild dog attack has gained
popularity within S/E New South Wales over the last 5 years. A number of innovative trials have been undertaken by wild dog management groups which identify a consistent decrease in the incidence of wild dog attacks within paddocks where sheep are guarded by Llamas.
|Secondary title||4th NSW Pest Animal Control Conference|
|Author||G. Tyrell and R. Hunt|
|Place published||Wagga Wagga|