A PICKUP LOAD OF PIGS explores the issue of wild pigs as a nuisance species of growing concern. The film discusses the biology, behavior, and distribution of wild pigs, and the damage and threats they present to native wildlife, agriculture, forestry, and public health in the United States. It also provides landowners with instruction of legal methods for controlling wild pig populations and damage on their property. Finally, the film demonstrates to policy makers and the general public that feral swine are in fact a nuisance species that cause considerable ecological and economic damage (current estimates = $1.2 Billion annually).
A PICKUP LOAD OF PIGS was produced and directed by Rex Allan Jones and funded by the National Institute for Food & Agriculture, the Berryman Institute, and Mississippi State University Extension Service.