International Heritage Breeds Week 2020 and a History of Support

What is International Breeds Week? International Heritage Breeds Week is May 17-23 in 2020. This celebration, conceived by The Livestock Conservancy, is always the third full week in May. The history and purpose of the week are expounded here. The aim is to raise global awareness of endangered livestock breeds such as the Guinea Hog. The hashtag on social media is #HeritageBreedsWeek. The Conservancy, previously known as the American Minor Breeds Conservancy (AMBC) and the…

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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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Book of the Week from Acres U.S.A.

Acres U.S.A., the Voice of Eco-Agriculture, is a publisher that produces magazines, books, and events geared to help sustainable farmers. They have an online bookstore that sells their own books plus quality farm books that are published elsewhere, like mine. I’ve been shopping with them for years. This week the marketing department at Acres U.S.A. will be focusing on my first book, Saving the Guinea Hogs. Check out this link for an author interview, an…

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Launch Day is Here!

This book has been a long time coming—after over five years of interviews, pouring over archival data, recording and transcribing, intensive internet searches, seeking contact information on possible sources, and slowly but surely piecing it all together in a coherent story. The print books are still about a month away from readiness, as I work with an interior book designer and an indexer to put the finishing touches on them. The e-book is live today,…

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