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Q&A HogStop Feed

 

What is HogStop and How do I use it?

HogStop is a mixture of natural feedstuffs that is fed to feral hogs to reduce the number of feral hogs on your farm or ranch. It acts as a male contraception on feral boar hogs. Sperm counts in feral boar hogs are reduced and hence fertility.  Births of baby pigs are decreased and feral hog populations decrease over time. HogStop is not a poison that will kill the hogs. It should be fed in hog-specific feeders that are designed to keep out all other species.

How many baby pigs will a feral sow have in one year?

Sows can give birth to two to three litters of fourteen to twenty four baby pigs per year so they populate a farm or ranch rapidly. A sow’s reproductive performance is not affected nearly as much as a boar’s reproduction system, by HogStop.

Should HogStop be fed continuously or at intervals?

For best results it should be fed continuously. However tests on hogs consuming HogStop have shown abnormally low sperm counts even on boars fed HogStop as little as five days per month.

Is there any human hazard in feeding HogStop?

No danger for humans handling HogStop has been observed through the skin or lungs.

Are hogs that have been fed HogStop safe for human consumption?

There are no safety issues with consuming the meat from pigs that have been fed HogStop, for any animal or human.

Are other animals at risk from HogStop feed?

Yes! (Deer, bulls, raccoons, sheep, and goats) Several species of animal can suffer male reproduction performance if they eat it, so we recommend hog-specific feeders that work to keep out all other animal types.

How does HogStop fit with other pig control techniques?

HogStop feeding combines extremely well with other techniques such as shooting and trapping, to provide an overall approach for the management of wild/feral hogs.