NSW farmers want to cash in on the recent wild dog bounty increase in Victoria.
The Victorian Government announced last weekend they would double the wild dog bounty from $50 to $100.
NSW Farmers have called on their state government to introduce a bounty on wild dogs and foxes to help producers fight the pests.
"Our members along the NSW Victorian border are struggling to understand why their neighbours… are being offered additional incentives to help manage the problem when the same opportunities do not exist in NSW," the lobby group's president, Fiona Simson, said.
Ms Simson said they needed a consistent and coordinated approach to pest animal management as foxes and wild dogs don’t recognise property or state boundaries.
"A bounty program needs to be complemented with improved surveillance and reporting, better planning and coordination and a more strategic approach to pest animal control state wide."
"We have been encouraged by the NSW Government’s commitment to delivering a more coordinated and collaborative approach to pest animal management in our state.
"But the pest animal problem is so big that we need an arsenal of weapons to fight it and a bounty is one of those weapons."
National Wild Dog Facilitator Greg Mifsud and members of the national wild dog committee said the additional Victorian bounty money could be much better spent in other control areas.
Mr Mifsud said he didn’t believe the increased levy would result in more of the pest animals being killed.
"The (additional bounty) money could be better spent to support on ground control programs," Mr Mifsud said.