12th May 2021

MEMBER for Northern Tablelands and Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall has today encouraged farmers in the Golden Triangle, affected by the mice plague, to take advantage of the State Government’s recently expanded series of on-farm mice management and baiting workshops.  

Mr Marshall said workshops would be held at Bingara, Croppa Creek and Moree in the next few weeks, giving farmers the best tools and information available to manage and bait effectively for mice.

“Bringing together the expertise of organisations such as NSW DPI, Local Land Services (LLS), the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) and CSIRO these events are about giving primary produces the best advice to manage the problem before them,” Mr Marshall said. 

“The workshops will explain to people how to determine the level of mice population on their property, reduce numbers prior to sowing, protect their crop post germination and manage the health implications associated with the vermin.

“Assisting local farmers will be Australia’s leading mice expert, Steve Henry from the CSRIO, who has more than 25 years’ experience in this field. 

“If you can’t make it to a local event fear not, the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) will be broadcasting live from Cumnock this Friday so everyone can access the advice and ask questions in real time.

“Off the back-of the drought and floods in the west of the region, I understand how much pressure the infestation is placing on households, in what should be a positive time for primary production with improved seasonal conditions.

“Managing this problem will take a community and effort, which is why I urge as many people as possible to register, attend and access tailored advice for their properties.” 

Northern Tablelands workshops


Date and Time


Registration Link


Tuesday, 25 May, 5-7pm

The Living Classroom

Mouse Control Workshop


Croppa Creek

Wednesday, 26 May, 11.30am-1.30pm

Croppa Creek Bowling Club

Mouse Control Workshop



Wednesday, 26 May, 5-7pm

Royal Hotel

Mice Control Workshop (StickyTickets)

Other workshops will be held from 12-26 May at Mullaley, Leadville, Ballimore, Cumnock, Junee, Young, Condobolin, Molong, Lake Cargelligo, Coleambally, Goolgowi, West Wyalong and Narrabri.  

Landholders can find more information and tickets free of charge via the NSW DPI website, www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/mice

The NSW Government is also working with relevant stakeholders to ensure there is no shortages of baiting products.

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