Minimizing Odor from Swine Manure. January 2003. Heather Harris, C. M. Wood, Virginia Cooperative Extension.
Expanding Swine Production in Eastern Washington. December 1997. Thomas Platt. Washington State University.
The Kansas Swine Nutrition Guide. October 1997. Robert Goodband, Mike Tokach, Steve Dritz, and Jim Nelssen. General Swine Nutrition requirements.
Agricultural Alternatives – Swine Production Penn State. Information to design a production system that will compliment your resources and lifestyle.
Considerations in organic hog production, July 2001. Lance Gegner, Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural Areas (ATTRA). The latest research and farmer experiences in this relatively undeveloped area of organic farming. Focuses on humane, sustainable production methods.
Microlivestock: Little-Known Small Animals with a Promising Economic Future (1991) The National Academies Press, Office of International Affairs; you can print this book one page at a time, or purchase an electronic copy.
Profitable Pork: Alternative Strategies for Hog Producers. Alternative small scale hog production is described including deep-straw bedding, hoop structures, and pasturing. The bulletin also describes animal health, marketing options, and manure management. 16 pages pdf. Also available in Spanish. http://www.sare.org/publications/cerdos.htm
Hog Production Alternatives: Livestock Production Guide, by Lance Gegner. Breed selection, feed alternatives, odor and dust problems, waste and crop nutrient management, health, humane concerns, vertical integration, identifying an alternative marketing niche, and sources of additional information. Also available as a PDF document. November 2004.