Hogs have been raised in Georgia for personal and commercial uses since colonial times. Today, factors such as drought, economic pressure, and industry consolidation have combined to make pork production a relatively small contributor to the state's agricultural revenues. Still, many farmers in Georgia rely on swine production for part of their income, and hogs continue to be a part of Georgia's historic and current agricultural heritage.
Commercial and Professional Publications
- Small Farm Nutrient Management Primer: For Un-permitted Animal Feeding Operations
- Windows User-Friendly Feed Formulation for Poultry and Swine
- A Review of Georgia's Animal Feeding Operation Regulations
To see a full list of publications, visit the Extension Publications site.
For the latest news about Extension, visit Georgia FACES. News you can use about Georgia family, agricultural, consumer and environmental sciences.
- Gainesville's Southern Baked Pie Company takes top prize at UGA's Flavor of Georgia
- UGA releases 2014 Farmgate Value Report: Beef's up, cotton's down and chicken's still on top
- Georgia Hogs
An overview of hogs in Georgia, including industry history, present production, and feral hog problems.
- Impact Statements: Swine
Descriptions of Extension efforts to improve knowledge and practices related to swine.
- Pork Facts
Overview of pork production in Georgia.
- Georgia Pork Producers
Summarizes environmental regulations governing Georgia's swine operations.
- National Pork Board
Provides current and historical market data. Certifies producers, transporters and handlers and youth in pork quality assurance. Explains pork production careers and workplace safety and production issues, with an emphasis on health. Administers numerous marketing and promotion programs. Funds research.