dstaples at livingston.net
Wed May 5 15:28:39 EST 1999
I have also seen a hog squeal his way through and under a hot wire fence. They are
persistent in their pursuit of food and freedom, sort of like humans, they learn, and
Speaking of fast, cruising timber for one of the companies this spring, turned a
corner on a woods trail into a herd of some 30 hogs, from frying size to real
bruisers, aide and forester set new worlds record for retreat. Hogs were doing as
well in opposite direction, was pleased that they reacted in kind. Funny thing, aide
is older and slower, yet left me in the trail position for a good hundred yards.
Guess he figured I'd cover his 6 for him.
Ron Wenrich wrote:
> Wudman69 wrote:
> > > I'm also interested in the
> > >formerly widespread practice of raising free range swine
> > >in the Appalachian region. Anyone know if this, or some
> > >modified version is still practiced anywhere?
> > >Hamamatsu, Japan
> > Feral pigs are a major problem in certain areas of the southeast. Pigs can
> > devastate large areas of land with their "rooting" habits. Once out of the
> > piglet stage, they have basically no natural predators. They are also prolific
> > breeders. In addition, a sow with piglets can have a nasty attitude.
> > Jeff Watts
> > Yale, VA
> Easily remedied with electric fence. Farmers have put pigs in a field, put an
> electric fence around it for a few days until the pigs know the boundaries. The
> fence can then be taken down, and the pigs won't cross the line. I've heard
> stories that hogs can hardly be gotten out of the field well after the fence is
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