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Perry Newman takes up biosecurity post at Tenterfield

The Northern Tablelands Local Land Services biosecurity team has welcomed back an old face, with the appointment of Perry Newman to the post of Biosecurity Officer at Tenterfield.

Perry previously worked as a Ranger and then a Biosecurity Officer at Glen Innes before moving to the private sector in 2015 to work in the livestock transport industry.

Perry has now returned to the Local Land Services fold, along with his extensive experience in biosecurity, pest animal management and livestock compliance.

Perry holds a Diploma in Pest Animals and Land Management and has qualifications as an authorised Stock Inspector, Pest Animal Inspector and Chemical Control Officer. Additionally, if the Local Land Services ute happens to break down, Perry is a qualified heavy vehicle diesel mechanic and a handy bloke to have on board.

Perry is now based at the Local Land Services Office in Tenterfield working alongside the District Vet and Local Land Services’ dedicated team of biosecurity officers across the region.

Perry is currently helping to organise and coordinate the annual autumn aerial and ground baiting program, working with landholders from eleven local wild dog control groups in the Tenterfield area.

As well as issuing 1080 baits for wild dogs, Perry can provide advice to landholders on trapping and control techniques for other vertebrate pests such pigs, foxes and rabbits. He’s also been busy with saleyard surveillance and monitoring compliance under the National Livestock Identification System.

As a local boy and a keen horseman from just down the road at Glen Innes, Perry’s having no trouble settling in to the Tenterfield district to deliver pest animal control, biosecurity and animal welfare operations on behalf of Northern Tablelands Local Land Services.

“I’m really enjoying being back out in the paddocks and the saleyards working with farmers and other landholders on feral pest control and managing biosecurity risks to livestock and the broader agricultural sector,” said Perry.

For more information about coordinated baiting programs and other biosecurity matters contact Perry Newman at the Local Land Services office in Tenterfield on 0428 669 132.

Media contact:  Annabelle Monie 0429 626 326