Feral Pig Trapping Technology
About the Technology
The ‘Boar Buster’ feral pig trapping system is a mobile, innovative trapping system designed to be operated remotely via a smart phone. The Boar Buster is manufactured in the USA and sold through an international network of supply agents. Several successful trials and deployments of the system have been undertaken in Australia.
The Technology Provider
BoarBuster is a USA-based company. There are no BoarBuster dealers or distribution networks in Australia and the company exports their trap systems directly to Australian buyers.
Guardian Knight Pest Control, in Bundaberg, Queensland, owns and operates a BoarBuster system in the local region.
This case study provides an overview of findings from the technology trials including:
- What the technology delivers
- What is required from the farmer
- How the technnology works
- Current and potential applications of the technology
- Cost/benefit analysis
- Grower feedback
- Additional considerations that should be taken into account when deciding whether to utilise the technology
Presentation of this case study is for information purposes only. It does not constitute a commercial endorsement by the stakeholders of the Bundaberg Agtech Hub.
Trials conducted by Hinkler AgTech Initiative
The CQUniversity Hinkler AgTech Initiative was funded through the Hinkler Regional Deal. The Hinkler Regional Deal is a collaboration between the Australian Government, Bundaberg Regional Council and Fraser Coast Regional Council.
CQUniversity will not be liable for any damage arising directly or indirectly from reliance on information obtained from this document. It is provided in good faith without express or implied warranty. * All published costs and other details are current as of February 2023.