Feral swine, also known as feral hogs, are an invasive species found in all 77 Oklahoma counties and cause widespread damage to farms and ranches across the state.
We continue to support the eradication of feral hogs as an invasive species…We continue to encourage all landowners to eradicate feral hogs on their land by any means possible.OKFB Policy Book
Depredation and damage to livestock, crops and wildlife by feral swine can be extensive. The animals often root up seeds and crops on farmland. Feral swine also can prey on young livestock including calves, kids and lambs. The invasive species also are able to carry and transmit dangerous diseases including pseudorabies, swine brucellosis, tuberculosis, rabies and anthrax.
The feral swine population is difficult to control as the species is able to reproduce rapidly. Each female can have up to two litters of four to 10 piglets per year. As omnivores, feral swine rarely struggle to find food and can eat nearly anything.
Oklahoma Farm Bureau continues to partner with the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, USDA Wildlife Services and other state entities to work toward complete eradication of feral swine.
We support increased funding to the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry to go to Oklahoma USDA Wildlife Services for control of the feral hog population.OKFB Policy Book