Wild pig management workshop set for April 26 in Lampasas, TX

Texas A&M AgriLife will conduct a Wild Pig Management workshop for area landowners and the public April 26 in Lampasas.

The workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. at the Grace Fellowship Church, 2974 S. U.S. Highway 281. It is is a joint effort among Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Texas A&M AgriLife Research, the Lampasas River Watershed Partnership and the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board. Continue reading

Feral hog management to be discussed at predator workshop in Texas

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

Wild pigs are still a problem in Texas

In Southwest Farm Press

by Adam Russell, Texas AgriLife

Wild pigs continue to plague farmers and ranchers across much of Texas.

They are a year-round nuisance to producers, said Dr. Billy Higginbotham, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service wildlife specialist in Overton, but farrowing, the birth of new litters of pigs, typically peaks in the spring. Continue reading

Hunters and farmers join forces against wild hogs

In Southeast Farm Press

Wild hogs can be a big problem for farmers and landowners. “Hunters Helping Farmers” is a Georgia program that connects hunters and farmers together with one goal: to get rid of the problem.

Rooting, trampling and consumption of crops are the most common type of damage seen by farmers. Crops most often destroyed include rice, sorghum, wheat, corn, soybeans, peanuts, potatoes, watermelon and cantaloupe. Hogs also can potentially contribute to bacterial contamination and sedimentation issues in waterways and they can carry numerous diseases, such as brucellosis and pseudorabies. Continue reading

Hunters help farmers with feral hogs in Georgia

In Southeast Farm Press

Wild hogs. Feral pigs. No matter the term, hogs can be a big problem, especially for landowners who depend on their property to supply crops that provide for their livelihood. Hunters Helping Farmers is a new program to help alleviate the agricultural and financial damage caused by these non-native invasive pests.

“It is a natural fit to connect hunters and farmers together to try and help solve this growing problem,” says Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black. ‘”In no way will this be a silver bullet, but hopefully one small way we can help assist in this huge issue for our farmers.”

Read the rest of the story in Southeast Farm Press.

Feral hogs are running rampant in Oklahoma

Feral hogs have made their home in Oklahoma, and farmers and ranchers have the damage on their property to prove it.

Check out the stories in Southwest Farm Press and the Daily Ardmoreite.

Wild hogs a rapidly multiplying menace for agriculture

In Delta Farm Press

From Mississippi crop fields, to the Vicksburg National Military Park and the Mississippi River levee, to the historic Natchez Trace Parkway, golf courses, and even many suburban home areas, wild hogs are bringing their own unique mode of destruction.

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