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rising control cost
Everett Griner talks about cost to control feral hogs still rising in today’s Agri View. Hear Everett’s report and learn more. →

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Feral pig, wild hog boar-wild pigs
In managed rangelands and farms, wild pigs are significant pests, wreaking havoc in a number of ways. Whether you call them wild hogs, feral pigs, feral hogs, wild boars, Russian boars or Eurasian boars, in California, they are all the same destructive animal.

Wild pigs can spread disease to people, pets and livestock. Leptospirosis, tuberculosis and brucellosis are among more than 30 diseases that wild pigs can spread to humans and livestock. The feral pig species can damage forage and crops and contribute to erosion, which can affect water quality and allow invasive plant species to establish. The boorish boars can also prey on livestock, harassing, injuring or even killing cows, goats, sheep, horses and other animals. Continue reading

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