Riverina farmers doing it tough have been given greater kangaroo culling powers.
It comes after the NSW government this week announced it had cut red tape for drought-impacted farmers to help manage the damage roos caused.
The Primary Industries MP said farmers across the state were taking livestock off their paddocks, only to see kangaroos move in and take the feed that was left.
To combat this issue, the fresh NSW Drought Strategy has allowed for farmers to apply for licences to cull kangaroos.
Under the new system, carcasses no longer need to be tagged and left in the paddock, and property owners have been given the green light to use the animal for non-commercial purposes, like bait meat.
The number of kangaroos that may be culled was also increased.
Farmers can apply for licences over the phone or via email.