The plan aims to stop exotic fruit flies island hopping to mainland Australia through the nation's northern archipelago.
AS the rain fell heavily at Mount Cooper on Monday, so did the bids at Minta Poll Merino and Merino's annual on-property ram auction.
The 2021 Merino ram selling season opens with the sale of a Monaro-bred Poll Merino for $25,000 for half-share.
Livestock accounts for three-quarters of agriculture's emissions, but rather than seeing it as a burden, the industry has been encouraged to embrace the associated opportunities.
Another exotic pest has been confirmed in Australia, but officials are confident it will not be as damaging as Fall Armyworm.