Texas Is Test Market For Federal Feral Hog Poisoning Program

The poison being tested causes pigs to “go to sleep.”

By Ryan PoppeJanuary 4, 2018 9:30 am| , , ,

From Texas Public Radio:
Federal agriculture regulators have chosen Texas as the nation’s first testing site for a new type of poison aimed at culling the state’s feral hog population.

An estimated 2.6 million feral hogs have caused more than $50 million in damage to ranches and farms annually throughout Texas.

That’s one reason why the U.S. Department of Agriculture chose Texas as the first site to begin testing a new type of poison specifically designed for these intrepid animals, whose home base can range up to 70,000 acres

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