Wild Boar - Minimum Containment Standards

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 Minimum containment standards for farmed wild boar in Alberta were implemented in 2014. These standards help prevent wild boar from escaping and becoming established as pests. The Agricultural Pests Act provides the authority to administer the minimum containment standards. Wild boar producers had until October 1, 2014, to meet at least an accepted equivalency for existing fences. The accepted equivalency is being phased out, and all producers are required to meet the minimum containment standards by December 31, 2018. Also, all new fences have to meet the minimum containment standards.

Agriculture and Forestry developed the minimum containment standards with the following goals in mind:

  • Least amount of disruption and financial burden for producers; and
  • Evidence-based and effective requirements for containing wild boar.

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This information published to the web on March 13, 2017.
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