Goats and Pigs

Pest Control Feral Goat and Feral Pig-Save Australia

In regards to goat and pig control you have several options that can be completed by Central Coast Deer and Vermin Control.

  • Trapping by netting or caging
  • Shooting

Trapping by netting or caging

Trapping by net gun and then removal. Can be completed but can be time consuming.

Shooting

Shooting is the most efficient and effective method of removing goats and pigs.

Feral goats now occur across 28 per cent of Australia. In Australia, feral goats have been estimated to cause losses to livestock farming of $25 million per year, not including their impact on the environment or pasture degradation. Feral goats also negatively affect conservation values and biological diversity by damaging the vegetation and competing with native animals(https://www.pestsmart.org.au/pest-animal-species/feral-goat/).

They can be found in all states and territories and on some offshore islands, but are most common inFeral goats rocky or hilly semi-arid areas of western New South Wales. There are at least 2.6 million feral goats in Australia(Managing Vertebrate Pests: Feral Goats. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra).