Statement from Dr. Loper
“I have been working as a nutrition consultant for 52 years in the western half of the United States. I have a B.S. from Iowa State, a M.S. from Kentucky, and a Ph.D from Kansas State in nutritional biochemistry. I developed the use of self-mixed feed on large dairy operations in the U.S. in the 70’s and the 80’s. While in the USAF in the 1960’s I worked on feeding systems for the Gemini and Apollo space flights.
Living in Texas as a dairyman and consultant I became aware of the feral hog problem and began thinking about ways to control the population. I began field testing combinations of natural feed ingredients to control feral hog population growth. With the assistance of my son, Danny and his friend Dr. Brad Fails, we tested several possible solutions. Sid Miller, the Texas Ag Commissioner, and Hi-Pro Feeds assisted and gave encouragement in our quest. A palatable bait formula was chosen to market to the feral hog infested states.”
Dr. Dan Loper, Ph.D