Tuesday, February 7, 2023

An animal that caused loss of crores again attacked the farm

An agronomist alerted to a particular situation being faced by growers in the southwest of Buenos Aires, Which is getting worse in recent times. Twitter user Fernando Meoli showed images of a silobag with wheat possibly ravaged by wild boars, which would force them to spend extra after harvest.

“In the southwest, wild boar complicates grain storage,” said Fernando Meoli. “Less than 30 days to harvest and we should already have removed the wheat, which is a product of the breaks done by the animals. Once they attack, they don’t back down.” He added in the publication that it began to be replicated among growers in the field. The incident took place at Las Mostajas station, Coronel Pringles party. The wheat was harvested on 8th December and the silo bags were destroyed by 26th of the same month. Meoli manages the area where the break occurred.

After the post, growers who went through the same situation expressed their solidarity with him and started sharing how they control this animal that has started affecting agricultural fields in recent years.

Publication that generated a flood of responses and recommendations from producersTwitter

According to official information from Senasa, wild boar and wild boar are animals that may be important in the introduction and spread of African swine fever and classical swine fever. Two serious diseases A few years ago African swine fever caused the death of millions of pigs in China, but Argentina is free from that disease. For example, wild boar and wild boar are susceptible to foot-and-mouth disease. Furthermore, they are considered one of the invasive alien species that produce the most negative effects.

The Ministry of the Environment and Sustainable Development and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) noted in a project on the various invasive species affecting production. swine causes Cost discriminatory damages, curtailment and control costs for production ranged from US$907,023,190 to US$1,380,488,228.

Wild Boar, An Animal That Damages Production
wild boar, an animal that damages productionFAO

The wild boar is native to North Africa, it is widespread throughout Europe and Asia It was introduced to Argentina in 1905 by Pedro Luro. who brought it from France to his estate in the province of La Pampa for hunting. The spread of this animal led to an exodus of specimens years later and allowed large-scale breeding that turned them into feral animals that later, interbreeding with domestic pigs, became feral animals.


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