Cattle producers losing more animals to coyotes attacks

7/25/2012

The president of the provincial Agricultural Alliance says some cattle producers are taking a big hit as a result of coyote attacks. Jennifer MacDonald says the attacks have become more frequent despite the best prevention efforts of producers. She notes one cattle producer in Stanley lost a couple of large calves, while another in Sackville has lost nine. MacDonald says losing even one animal can have a significant impact.



MacDonald says the alliance has been lobbying the government for years to implement a wildlife compensation program. She says New Brunswick is the only province without one.

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