Feral Hog Management Workshop set for Jan. 30 in La Vernia, TX

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

Texas officials discuss control for feral swine

From Southwest Farm Press

When Chris Columbus loaded up a dozen swine to make the trip across the Atlantic to the New World for the first time in 1492, little did he know it marked the beginning of what would eventually become a war on wild hogs by the time the 21st century dawned.

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Wild pigs take off as one of the nation’s fastest-growing invasives

North Carolina farmer Frank Baumgartner is at war. Week after week, his crops are ravaged by a pest that has no corresponding pesticide and is difficult to impossible to repel from the fields. The pest he battles is not an insect, not a weed, and not a disease; it’s a wild pig.

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