State Addressing Black Vulture Problem

(Farmington) The state of Missouri is trying to address a growing problem with black vultures on farms. Kendra Graham is a livestock specialist with the University of Missouri Extension office in St. Francois County. She says turkey vultures are common in this area and are known as scavangers. The same thing can’t be said for the black vulture.

Graham says you can’t just eliminate the problem by shooting them.

She says you do have some options available to you if black vultures become a problem on your farm.

The department of agriculture, the USDA and the Extension have formed a task for to address the black vulture issue to educate farmers and land owners about their options.