Rabbits still cost ag $206m a year but that's down nearly 90pc on $2b

Marian Macdonald
By Marian Macdonald
March 22 2022 - 7:00am
PHOTO: Rabbits have taken a severe toll on native wildlife since they were introduced to Australia. Photo by Chris Lane.

A new report says controlling rabbits with viruses has saved Australian agriculture $81.8 billion but the pest still costs the industry about $206 million every year.

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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.