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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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UGA-affiliated sites

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.

Commodity Teams at CAES Teams made up of research scientists and extension specialists work together to provide the latest technology and information for efficient, profitable production of some of Georgia's most valuable commodities.

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.

We're Here To Help Contact your local UGA Extension office to find out how our team of county agents can assist you.
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  • National Pork Board Consortium National Pork Board Consortium CAES will work with the National Pork Board to identify and address consumer questions involving the pork industry. Published: 07/07/23
  • 2016 Flavor of Georgia Winners 2016 Flavor of Georgia Winners Flavor of Georgia 2016 wraps up with prizes for pies, sugar, sauce, sausage, cheese straws and more. Published: 03/17/16
  • Farmgate Value Report 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 $31,959,266
Coffee 5,406,956
Floyd 4,593,750
Berrien 3,740,485
Candler 2,669,175
Habersham 2,278,071
Seminole 1,352,400
Brooks 1,231,125
Warren 769,688
Morgan 751,838
State Total: $67,124,609

Displaying farm gate values for 2021. Values are tallied in October for the previous year.