[size=12]If they take the easy way out and get paid $350 a pop for sheep - they will eventually run of of their own sheep. I suspect they could import them from NZ for about $100 or less a head and then have them as predator food - and get $350 a head. But since they are imported and of geat quality they could get up to $500 per head. With this Cash for dead sheep deal I think I will become a sheep farmer. But, I'll process the dead sheep and sell it as dog food - raw died is pretty good. Looking for business partners in this venture - any takers.
Seriously though - Dan, seems like a good opportunity to engage the farmers about the use of LGD to prevent predation. You are probably doing that already though. [/size]