Landholders have launched a new organisation to promote the business and environmental benefits in keeping dingoes on their properties.
Graziers established Landholders for Dingoes because they had independently found the profits of their cattle businesses and the environmental health of their properties, benefitted from maintaining dingoes.
Landholders for Dingoes found benefits of keeping dingoes on the land included the control of feral animals and the over-population of kangaroos and they plan to work with beef producers and others to show the benefits.
Landholders for Dingoes spokesman Angus Emmott said he had seen benefits on his station since the return of dingoes.
"Dingoes are a key part of our business at Noonbah in Western Queensland. Our property is perhaps typical of many Outback stations," Mr Emmott said.
"We are a fourth-generation family operation on Noonbah and run cattle over 52,000 hectares of native pastures in floodplain, Mulga and Gidyea country."
Mr Emmott said dingoes were largely absent from Noonbah until 2001 when they stopped poisoning and shooting.
"Since then, dingoes have recovered their numbers and there are now stable family groups on our property," he said.
"Prior to dingoes coming back, we had major issues with over-population of kangaroos- Reds, Greys and Wallaroos. Our pastures were over-grazed. We couldn't rest paddocks from grazing. We could move the cattle out, but kangaroos would come in and eat-out the grass."
Mr Emmott said that since the re-establishment of dingo family groups kangaroo numbers have been consistently low, regardless of rainfall.
"The dingoes also eradicated a mob of feral goats that we had and they have eliminated foxes, and lowered numbers of feral pigs and feral cats," he said.
"Our property has more feed for cattle and allows us to manage the total grazing pressure, so don't have the landscape being over-grazed by kangaroos and ferals. We don't have significant losses of calves or attacks on older cattle."
Mr Emmott said many organisations needed to reassess their ideology around dingoes.
"It's unfortunate that the organisations driving the persecution of dingoes, Meat & Livestock Australia, Australian Wool Innovation, the Centre for Invasive Species Solutions and others, focus only on continuously and expensively putting out poison to kill so-called wild dogs - which are simply dingoes renamed so that the general public are turned against them," he said.
"Research and practical experience show that there are economic, ecological and social benefits that can arise from retaining dingoes on the land. We need to look at the benefits as well as possible costs."
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