Q&A HogStop Oral Contraceptive Bait
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?
HogStop may be harmful if swallowed. Dust may cause eye and respiratory irritation. Wear gloves when handling.
Are hogs that have been fed HogStop safe for human consumption?
HogStop is composed of naturally occurring food and feed ingredients. The product is intended as a contraceptive bait for feral hogs. HogStop is not intended as a feed for any food animal.
Can other animals be affected by HogStop?
Yes. Nonruminant animals such as deer, raccoons, sheep, and goats may be affected by a reduction in fertility, if eaten in large quantitities. Bull fertility may be affected. To avoid nontarget animal effects, we recommend hog-specific feeders that work to keep out all other animal types.
How does HogStop fit with other feral hog control techniques?
HogStop bait feeding combines extremely well with other techniques such as shooting and trapping, to provide an overall approach for the management of wild/feral hogs.