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Feral pigs

Feral pigs are a wrecking ball of environmental, livestock and fencing damage.

They create significant soil disturbance, causing erosion, damaging your soil structure, waterways and dams. Their handiwork also greatly assists the spread of weeds.

Feral pigs can also prey on livestock and damage your farm infrastructure. They can carry disease and parasites that affect stock and pose a disease risk to humans (eg brucellosis).

They are a major potential host of a number of exotic diseases such as foot-and-mouth disease.

So for these reasons, we strongly suggest you monitor for feral pig activity and better understand wild pig issues in your area.

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