USDA announced June 20 it is offering $75 million in funding for the eradication and control of feral swine through the Feral Swine Eradication and Control Pilot Program (FSCP) in a joint effort with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). The 2018 … Read More

Texans no longer need a license to kill wild hogs. On May 31, Gov. Gregg Abbott signed a bill to allow people to kill feral hogs without a license. The bill allows any landowner, landowner’s agent or lessee to take a feral hog without a hunting license. The bill unanimously … Read More

Source: Drovers | June 13, 2019

The wet spring has certainly provided favorable breeding conditions for flies. As we progress into the summer it is evident that fly pressure is and will be heavy.

Although all flies do pose risk of irritation and thus lost … Read More

A wild pig population explosion in Missouri has pitted landowners and hunters against natural resource specialists in agreeing on the best way to eliminate the porcine pests. A partnership of federal, state and non-government organizations is adamant that a trapping-only pursuit is the best eradication plan. This has led to … Read More

Source: by PJ Griekspoor for American Agriculturalist|May 30, 2019

Bovine anaplasmosis, a vector-borne bacterial infection that causes often-fatal illness in cattle, is re-emerging as a threat across the U.S., including … Read More

With four Central Texas lakes receiving upgraded zebra mussel classifications this month, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is urging the thousands of boaters and paddlers expected to hit the water this summer to clean, drain and dry their watercraft and equipment to help avoid spreading invasive species to … Read More

Source: Kentucky State University College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

The first confirmed Asian longhorned tick for the state of Kentucky was found in Martin County. The … Read More

As part of a horn fly control program many producers feed a loose mineral or some other type of supplement with an insect growth regulator (IGR) such as methoprene or diflubenzuron. Insect growth regulators do not kill adult flies but will prevent larvae and pupae in the manure from turning … Read More

Source: Texas Animal Health Commission | May 16, 2019

Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) livestock inspectors discovered fever ticks on cattle originating from a Webb County premises during a routine voluntary inspection at a program dipping vat on April 23, 2019.

The … Read More

Source: by Trisha Gedon for Oklahoma State University

With the rain much of Texas and Oklahoma have received, standing water results in … Read More