Premier Scott Moe has announced plans to broaden the control of wild boar in Saskatchewan.
Moe says the province will impose a moratorium on any new wild boar farms.
He made the announcement at the SARM annual meeting in Regina.
Moe says wild boars will be regulated as a pest and poison can be used to control the animals.
As well, he says the annual funding for the crop insurance wild boar control program in the province is being doubled to 200 thousand dollars.
Moe says wild boar are invasive and established within localized regions of the province and are a significant problem due to damage to hay and crops and natural areas.
They also harass livestock and wildlife and are potential reservoirs for livestock diseases.