Professional Services - rabbit control
It is estimated that rabbit damage to cereal crops costs the farming community alone around £50 million every year. This does not include the cost of damage to other areas such as golf courses.
Rabbit burrows can damage grassland and encourage unwanted weeks like nettles and ragwort.
Estimates of the rabbit population in winter suggest that there are about 40% more rabbits today than before the introduction of that dreadful disease, myxomatosis, in the early 1950s.
(More information is available from Natural England Technical Information Note TIN003)
The Welfare promotes best practice for working ferreters. This includes:
- * good husbandry
- * legal compliance
- * use of locators
- * experienced handling
- * humane destruction of the rabbits
If you need to control rabbits on your land you may wish to contact:
NOTE: Whilst the Welfare is pleased to provide details for Steve any arrangements made with them for control of rabbits is purely between the relevant parties and will not be connected with the Welfare in any way.