Summer Updates, 2021

It’s been a while since I shared some news. We’ll start with a re-homing need. SFF Shirley is available. Shirley is a 21-year-old gilt. Her owners, Chad and Michelle Butler, never got a boar and decided that they were moving in a different direction on their farm. Her older sibling, SFF Loretta, shares her pedigree. Loretta is moving to Alabama. Shirley will need to be placed around the same time because a pig alone is a sad thing indeed. This is a linebred girl who should still be young enough to readily breed. She is a very good weight. This picture was taken July, 2021. I would like to see these genetics go to a conservation home. Shirley is linebred with Maveric and Sumrall bloodlines that were not introduced into the registration gene pool until 2017.

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Holiday Excitement!

Fall is such an energizing, beautiful season of the year, as we move from summer to autumn and head into winter. I have a lot to share with you about November events. Jeannette Beranger of The Livestock Conservancy came to Athens the weekend of November 15th for Heritage Days at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia UGA. Please consider joining this wonderful organization if you are not already a member. You can also give a…

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November is for Gratitude

It is mid-November! For some of us, we are having the peak of autumn colors and the constant falling of leaves. For others, the leaves are bare, temperatures below freezing, and snow is challenging both farmers and livestock. For my friends “down under,” it is the beginning of springtime. In America, it is the time that we gather our harvests, store food for the winter, slow down or stop our planting and harvesting, and give…

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Six Month Reflection on Saving the Guinea Hogs

by Cathy R. Payne September 15, 2019 It’s been six months since the March 15th E-book release of Saving the Guinea Hogs. What a wild ride that has been! The softcover was available about mid-April and the hardcover by mid-May. I thought I would share with you how the book has changed my life and that of many others. It’s been very exciting to have a tool that I can take with me to help…

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A Medal for Saving the Guinea Hogs!

by Cathy R. Payne I’m so excited about the positive attention I’m receiving for the Guinea Hogs, their stories, their history, and for the opportunity to help people learn about the plight of heritage breeds around the globe. It’s been so exciting! On September 1, Readers’ Favorite Book Reviews and Awards Contest announced their winners for 2019. I’m proud to announce that Saving the Guinea Hogs took Silver Medal honors in the Non-fiction-Animals category. It…

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