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Swine

Overview

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.

Publications

Commercial and Professional Publications

To see a full list of publications, visit the Extension Publications site.

News

For the latest news about Extension, visit Georgia FACES. News you can use about Georgia family, agricultural, consumer and environmental sciences.

Websites

UGA-affiliated sites

  • 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.

External sites

  • 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.