Hogs have been raised in Georgia for personal and commercial use since colonial times, and hogs continue to be a part of Georgia's historic and current agricultural heritage.

Many farmers in Georgia rely on swine production for part of their income, and UGA Extension provides research and resources to help those farmers. However, 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.


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Websites

UGA-affiliated sites

Impact Statements: Swine Descriptions of Extension efforts to improve knowledge and practices related to swine.

UGA Department of Animal and Dairy Science Learn more about the animal and dairy science department at the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

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.

Georgia Hogs An overview of hogs in Georgia, including industry history, present production, and feral hog problems.


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  • Farmgate Value Report UGA's annual county-by-county survey allows the public and policy makers to get a clear picture of Georgia's agricultural value. Published: 10/29/15
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Top Swine Producers
County Name Value
Oglethorpe $44,502,375
Tattnall 39,841,312
Hart 10,304,250
Coffee 4,087,688
Carroll 3,964,425
Candler 3,420,000
Colquitt 3,375,000
Berrien 2,683,084
Banks 2,318,123
Floyd 2,310,000
State Total: $141,226,278

Displaying farm gate values for 2015. Values are tallied in October for the previous year.