Washington State University

Small Farms Team

Swine

Manure Management
Marketing
Nutrition
Production

Manure Management

Minimizing Odor from Swine Manure. January 2003. Heather Harris, C. M. Wood, Virginia Cooperative Extension.

Marketing

Expanding Swine Production in Eastern Washington. December 1997. Thomas Platt. Washington State University.

Nutrition

The Kansas Swine Nutrition Guide. October 1997. Robert Goodband, Mike Tokach, Steve Dritz, and Jim Nelssen. General Swine Nutrition requirements.

Production

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.

Some WSU Extension web sites provide links to external sites for the convenience of users. These external sites are not managed by WSU Extension. Furthermore, WSU Extension does not review, control or take responsibility for the content of these sites, nor do these sites implicitly or explicitly represent official positions and policies of WSU Extension.
Small Farms Team, 2606 W. Pioneer, Washington State University, Puyallup, WA 98371-4998, Contact Us