Mob of emus damage Buckleboo crops

Emus have caused havoc in wheat crops in Buckleboo, with some areas not even worth reaping.

Tim Larwood’s crop, which borders a national park, was damaged when emus walked through it when it was almost ripe.

Mr Larwood said he had lost about two or three bags worth of crop this year.

“We have this damage every single year although the severity varies, this year was similar to two years ago.”

Insurance does not cover the emu damage but Mr Larwood said the national parks should cover fencing costs.

“Multi peril crop insurance would cover it but it's too expensive at the moment,” he said. 

“National parks should pay for fencing. Our fences keep our sheep in but not their emus out.”