Farmers asked to report pig sightings

Good fences make good neighbours, but better fences stop hogs from becoming feral. Unfortunately, across Canada, feral hogs have become an increasing issue.

In Ontario, pork producers are asking anyone who sees a pig out of place to report the sighting.

Feral hogs eat crops, ruin fences, could spread disease (such as PEDv or African swine fever, if it ever comes to Canada), and are a major nuisance. Feral hogs are incredibly hard to trap and control once they become established in an area. Findings from Saskatchewan show that the hogs can reproduce quickly and spread rapidly.

To report a hog sighting, visit the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs site, here.

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