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Goal 2: Reducing feral pig damage

TARGET: A benefit of $16 million per annum by reducing feral pig damage by 15%


  • New knowledge on feral pig ecology and impacts
  • PIGOUT® – First generation manufactured shelf-stable feral pig bait that exhibits high target specificity
  • HOG-GONE® – Second generation feral pig toxin with improved humaneness profile
  • Additional feral pig management technologies and bait technologies
  • Feral pig baits with capacity to carry contraceptives and/or vaccines (in collaboration with USA and UK scientists)
  • Feral pig management packages that include new and existing toxins, application strategies and end-user training


  • PhD: Feral pig Achilles’ heel (Brendan Cowled – Complete and PhD conferred)

Relevant projects included under other goals