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

The best window of time to trap wild pigs is about to close

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

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

Study quantifies cost of feral hogs

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

LSU holds meeting on feral hog management

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

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

Researchers looking at toxic traps to control feral hogs

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