16 January, 2022
Mouse bait rebate extended
According to NSW Farmers, mouse numbers are predicted to peak again next year, so the decision to extend the mouse bait rebate into next year has been welcomed.
“We had asked the government to extend this program and it's great to see they have listened," said NSW Farmers vice-president, Xavier Martin.
"We have worked closely with farmers
to get the right outcomes on this
issue, we got some common sense wins
around the paperwork, and now we've got
"I would encourage everyone
affected by the mice this year to put
in their rebate forms and get ready for
another round of baiting leading into
Earlier this year, a $150 million package
was announced by the NSW government
after intense lobbying, with estimates
the mouse plague would chew a
billion-dollar hole in the farmgate value
of winter crops.
A NSW Farmers survey found a third of respondents estimated losses between $50,000 and $150,000, with a loss of stored grain and fodder having the greatest financial impact.