MU Extension, Conservation Department Team Up To Tackle Feral Hog Populations

A partnership involving University of Missouri Extension and the Missouri Department of Conservation is addressing the problem feral hogs cause to farms and ranches across the state, particularly south of Interstate 44.  Since its inception in 2017, the Missouri Feral Hog Elimination Partnership and its 15 participating groups have reduced the number of wild hogs in the state by 65 percent.  MU Extension feral hog outreach educator Kevin Crider describes one of the three most common techniques used to track down the porcine pests.

Crider says feral hogs not only damage pastures and woodlands, but can also spread diseases to livestock.

Kevin Crider of MU Extension is one of four feral hog outreach educators in the state. Information about the Missouri Feral Hog Elimination Partnership is available on Extension’s website.  Crider was our guest Monday on Ag Insight: