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BIS Presentation

  1. 1. Nick Barger
  2. 2. Ag Research
  3. 3. Write Articles
  4. 4. Ag Education <ul><li>Contact schools and teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrate lessons </li></ul><ul><li>Give away material </li></ul>
  5. 5. Client Relationship <ul><li>Learning to build relationship </li></ul><ul><li>Learning importance </li></ul><ul><li>Learning how to handle </li></ul>
  6. 6. Feral Hog Problem
  7. 7. Crop Problems Caused By Hogs <ul><li>They are omnivorous and eat crops </li></ul>
  8. 8. Animal Problems <ul><li>Will prey on young lambs and kid goats </li></ul><ul><li>Will kill and eat ground nesting birds such as turkey and quail </li></ul><ul><li>Compete directly with livestock, game and non-game animals for food </li></ul>
  9. 9. Carried Diseases <ul><li>Pseudorabies </li></ul><ul><li>Hog cholera </li></ul><ul><li>Swine brucellosis </li></ul><ul><li>Tuberculosis </li></ul><ul><li>Anthrax </li></ul><ul><li>Carrier of foot and mouth disease </li></ul>
  10. 10. Property Damage <ul><li>Cause damage to </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Crops </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fields </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Livestock facilities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>They do this by rooting for food or wallowing in wet muddy areas to keep cool in hot weather </li></ul>
  11. 11. Where did they come from?
  12. 12. Hunting <ul><li>Many hogs have been transplanted to ranches for hunting </li></ul>
  13. 13. Domestic Hogs <ul><li>Ranchers paid for mass hog ranches </li></ul><ul><li>Changed to chicken market, hogs released </li></ul>
  14. 14. Why so many? <ul><li>Very prolific </li></ul><ul><li>2-3 Litters a year </li></ul>
  15. 15. Texas Facts
  16. 16. Numbers <ul><li>Hogs have been reported in 185 out of 254 counties </li></ul><ul><li>Estimated 1.5 million to 2 million hogs present in the state </li></ul>
  17. 17. Hog Hunting <ul><li>Less than 40% of the counties reporting hog presence lease for hog hunting </li></ul><ul><li>People pay an average of $169 to hunt hogs (range $25 to $1000) </li></ul>
  18. 18. Solutions
  19. 19. Legislation <ul><li>2003 Legislation allows landowners to take feral hogs without a hunting license </li></ul>
  20. 20. Hunting <ul><li>Ranchers paying hunters </li></ul><ul><li>Government paid hunters </li></ul>
  21. 21. Trapping
  22. 22. Fences
  23. 23. College
  24. 24. Conclusion <ul><li>General ag knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Business world conduct </li></ul><ul><li>Client relations </li></ul><ul><li>Web work </li></ul>

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