Hog diseases decline

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Russell Anglin New Mexico Wildlife Specialist Ron Jones told Quay County Commissioners Monday that the area feral hog population is under close monitoring and the disease rate for the wild animals seems to have declined dramatically. “In the last year and a half our positives on the diseases with the pigs have really went to […]

Community calendar — Dec. 8

Thursday Eastern New Mexico Feral Hog Symposium at 9 a.m., Tucumcari Convention Center. City Commission Work Session at 5 p.m., City Hall. City Commission at 6 p.m., City Hall. Friday Quay County Pecan Treasures Food Show at 8 a.m., Quay County Extension Service.

NMSU to host feral hog symposium

By Audry Olmsted Landowners struggle daily to keep their crops, animals and land free of pest damage that can harm their livelihood. A newly encroaching pest – the feral hog – has made the eastern side of the state its home and New Mexico State University is offering a symposium for landowners to learn about […]

Biologist: Feral hogs growing issue

Thomas Garcia The feral hog is rapidly becoming the new coyote, or new pest, of the state’s Ag agency, said a New Mexico Ag official at the 41st annual Agricultural and Home Economics Seminar in Tucumcari. Feral hogs can cause damage to irrigated land and crops and carry 37 parasites that can affect people, pets, […]