Graziers in western Queensland are facing another period of destocking as large numbers of grasshoppers eat their way through the region for the third year in a row.
- Large numbers of grasshoppers have eaten out entire paddocks within weeks
- The insects found in recent years are not believed to be locusts
- Local mayor calls for state and federal help to find a solution
The insects, which are not believed to be locusts, last year damaged a large part of the area around Winton, Julia Creek, Hughenden, Muttaburra, Longreach and Blackall.
With rain over the Christmas-New Year period and storms at the start of February, the grasshoppers are back and have started eating pastures.
Bob Elliott from Belmont Station near Winton said entire…
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