Agricultural Damage

Crop Damage Caused by Wild Pigs

Crop Damage Caused by Wild Pigs

Feral pigs can damage agricultural crops by eating or trampling them.

They can also damage crops while rooting and wallowing which

  • damages plant roots
  • creates holes and ruts that can damage farm equipment and endanger operators

Livestock

Wild hogs may occasionally prey on livestock, especially newborn lambs, goats or calves; when this happens, they are usually attracted to birthing grounds by the scent of afterbirth or fetal tissue.

Crop Damage Caused by Wild Pigs

Damage to a Recently Planted Corn Field