Feral swine cost Florida cattle industry $2m

Researchers may have underestimated amount of forage destroyed by feral swine; restoring pasture/range adds more costs.

Feral swine cost the Florida cattle industry at least $2 million a year in lost cattle production, according to a new study led by University of Florida Institute of Food & Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) researcher Samantha Wisely.

In fact, researchers believe they may have underestimated the amount of forage destroyed by feral swine, said Wisely, IFAS associate professor of wildlife ecology and conservation. Furthermore, researchers kept their cost estimates to lost forage and d

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