Posted on February 21, 2017 by rhallberg
by Adam Russell, Texas A&M AgriLife
Wild pigs are most vulnerable to trapping before food and forages become more available in the spring, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert.
Dr. Billy Higginbotham, AgriLife Extension wildlife specialist, Overton, said most acorns have either been consumed or are rotting on the ground now, and wild pigs are searching for alternative food sources. Continue reading
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Posted on January 11, 2017 by rhallberg
by: Paul Schattenberg, Texas A&M AgriLife
A Feral Hog Management Workshop will be held Jan. 30 at the La Vernia Chamber of Commerce, 12301 U.S. Highway 87 in La Vernia.
There is no cost for the program, which will be from 8:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m. with registration from 8-8:30 a.m. Continue reading
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Posted on November 30, 2016 by rhallberg
In Southeast Farm Press
by Scott Miller, Clemson University
Feral hogs are a $115 million problem for the agriculture, livestock and timber industries in South Carolina, according to a Clemson University study on landowners’ perceived damages from the invasive animals.
This is the first time a comprehensive dollar figure has been attached to the ecological and industry damages caused by wild hogs, which reproduce rapidly and are growing in numbers. Continue reading
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Posted on October 7, 2016 by rhallberg
by Steve Byrnes
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the Multi-County Wildlife Management and Conservation Workshop Oct. 26 at the Borden County Event Center located on the east side of Gail on U.S. Highway 180.
The program, which involves the AgriLife Extension offices in Borden, Scurry, Mitchell, Dawson, Garza and Lynn counties, will start at 8:15 a.m. with registration. The program will last from 8:45 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Continue reading
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Posted on May 18, 2016 by rhallberg
in Delta Farm Press
Johnny Morgan, LSU AgCenter
With feral swine becoming more of a problem across the state, the LSU AgCenter is sponsoring an informational meeting on May 31 to give updates on the latest research and regulations that are being implemented.
The meeting will be held at the AgCenter Dean Lee Research and Extension Center DeWitt Livestock Facility located on Hwy 71 south of the LSU-Alexandria campus in Alexandria, La., from 1-3 p.m., said LSU AgCenter area agent Donna Morgan. Continue reading
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Posted on April 25, 2016 by rhallberg
by Paul Schattenberg, Texas A&M AgriLife
A Predator Management Workshop and Trapping Demonstration will be presented May 6 in Rocksprings.
The program, presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices for Edwards and Sutton counties, will be from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Edwards County Park Building. Continue reading
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Posted on April 8, 2016 by rhallberg
In Delta Farm Press
Epidemic. That’s how ever-expanding feral hog populations are described by John Murry Greenlee, chairman of Delta Wildlife, who said that word was justified as farmers in more and more areas of the United States face unprecedented damage.
“Fortunately for us, effective control strategy work is being done here in Mississippi by the USDA Wildlife Services and the National Wildlife Research Center,” says Greenlee, who is also a landowner, hunter, and conservationist. Continue reading
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