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Feral Hogs in Texas

Feral-Hogs

One thing I would love to have at this time in my life is another horse. However, there is no way I can keep a fence intact due to these troublesome critters. Feral hogs take down my fence as they cross my property, east to west, within days of my fixing it. I found this out when I ran goats for a season to eat the KR blue stem grass growing in my pasture. If you’ve ever  tried to catch goats, you see my problem.

My nephew hunts deer during the season and catches huge numbers of wild hogs on his night cam at his deer feeders. There’s no season on feral hogs in Texas, so he keeps his freezer full of meat year round. They cause terrible problems for the farmers in their fields, get into hay stacks and tear them up, and interfere with deer feeders during hunting season, when many ranchers make money hosting hunters. They are an introduced species, not native to Texas. I sure wish there was an answer to the issues they pose.

 

Posted December 7, 2018 by janalynknight in Uncategorized / 2 Comments

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Ranching 101: What is a heifer?

Ranching 101: What is a heifer?

  Nice Angus-Cross Heifer Herd Because I write cowboy romance, I thought it would be interesting if I began a series of posts on the different aspects of cattle ranching.  Today we’ll learn what a heifer is and how she fits into a traditional cow/calf ranching operation. A heifer is a young cow (or female […]

Posted March 10, 2016
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