Pork industry wants 15m wild pigs killed to stop swine fever

Andrew Marshall
By Andrew Marshall
Updated November 1 2019 - 11:54pm, first published October 29 2019 - 6:00am
National feral pig hunt needed to reduce swine fever risk

The pork industry wants Canberra to co-ordinate nationwide pig hunt to wipe out the 15 million-plus feral pigs posing a frightening risk to agricultural biosecurity as African swine fever sweeps towards Australia's northern doorstep.

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Andrew Marshall

Andrew Marshall

National agribusiness writer

Andrew Marshall is the group agribusiness writer for ACM's state agricultural weeklies and websites. He is a former editor at The Land and has worked in various Rural Press group roles in Canberra, North Richmond (NSW) and Toowoomba (Qld).

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