Feral Hogs Focus of October PSCFO Meeting

Feral HogsHARRISBURG, Pa. — State and federal agencies are working on controlling feral hogs in Pennsylvania, hoping to prevent the massive infestation seen in Southern states, and the associated farm and human health dangers.

A panel spoke to the Pennsylvania State Council of Farm Organizations about feral swine on Monday at the state Department of Agriculture building.

Concern focuses on the Eurasian swine, an exotic species introduced to hunting preserves in Pennsylvania and other states, though domestic swine that escape the farm are also considered feral. It is unclear how many such animals are in the state… (Read more in Lancaster Farming)


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