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Ecology, management and conservation in natural and modified habitats

Evaluation of Fencing to Control Feral Pig Movement

J Hone and B Atkinson

Australian Wildlife Research 10(3) 499 - 505
Published: 1983


Eight fence designs with and without electrification were tested for their ability to stop feral pigs crossing from one paddock to another.Fences of 8:80:15 hingejoints were pig-proof, whereas fences of 6:70:30 hingejoint or plain wires allowed some pigs to cross. Electrification of the fences significantly reduced the frequency of pig movement through fences to as little as 6.3% of test pigs. The behaviour of feral pigs relative to the fences and their implications are described.


© CSIRO 1983

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