Thursday, 19 October 2017
MICE DAMAGE... Port Broughton farmer Peter Edwards checks for mouse damage where he is about to sow some barley crops. Agronomists say recent rain won’t be enough to counter the huge numbers of mice being reported across the peninsula.  MICE DAMAGE... Port Broughton farmer Peter Edwards checks for mouse damage where he is about to sow some barley crops. Agronomists say recent rain won’t be enough to counter the huge numbers of mice being reported across the peninsula. PHOTO: Chris Davey

MICE RUN RAMPANT

AFTER a mild autumn, mice are running rampant, damaging newly sown crops.

Even with recent rainfall, more is needed to fill in mice burrows and make the animals cold and wet enough to freeze.

Port Broughton farmer Peter Edwards has experienced damage to crops and has baited some paddocks three times to counter the issue.

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