Rabbit funding about to end while numbers balloon and viruses struggle

Marian Macdonald
By Marian Macdonald
Updated July 4 2022 - 1:18pm, first published March 30 2022 - 10:00pm
OLD FOE: Rabbits around a waterhole during a myxomatosis trial in 1938. Source: National Archives

It's a perfect storm. Viruses that have controlled rabbits for years are now only about one-third as effective as they once were and the best season in years has rabbit numbers soaring.

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Marian Macdonald

Marian Macdonald

National rural property writer

Writing for farmers in the Stock & Land, The Land, Queensland Country Life, Stock Journal and FarmWeekly, farming in Gippsland.

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