BOSS HOG: NORTH CAROLINA'S PORK REVOLUTION
This is a ground-breaking series of investigative articles originally published
by the Raleigh News & Observer in February and March, 1995. They take a hard
look at the environmental, economic and social effects of North Carolina's
factory hog industry. These articles offer excellent documentation of what
happens when livestock production is concentrated in the hands of a few powerful
interests with strong political ties.
Reprints can be ordered by sending a $5 check to: New Media/Boss Hog, P.O. Box
191, Raleigh, N.C. 27602 (make checks payable to New Media; please send a
mailing label for each place you want the reprints sent to -- they do not have
to be gummed labels).
PROFITABILITY OF A SUSTAINABLE HOG AND BEEF FARM IN MINNESOTA
The case study, put together by the Land Stewardship Project and the Minnesota
Department of Agricultue, features an enterprise analysis of a sustainably
managed beef and hog operation in southern Minnesota. Low-cost buildings and
managed pastures are two of the many strategies this farm family uses to contain
costs and insure profits.
To order, send $3, plus $1 shipping & handling for the first book, 50 cents for
each additional one to: LSP, 2200 4th St., White Bear Lake, MN 55110 (for 10 or
more, please call 612/653-0618 for a bulk discount; Minn. residents add 6.5%
A GENTLER WAY -- SOWS ON PASTURE: REPORTS FROM SUSTAINABLE FARMERS FROM
MINNESOTA & IOWA
Compiled by Dwight and Becky Ault of Austin, Minn., this 23-page booklet
includes several articles on pasture farrowing of hogs. It is packed full of
firsthand, practical information that the Aults and other area farmers have
gathered from many years of raising hogs on pasture. The publication was
produced with the help of the Land Stewardship Project, Sustainable Farming
Association of Minnesota, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture's Sustainable
Agriculture Program, and the Practical Farmers of Iowa.
To order, send $3 for a single copy, $2 for two or more to: Dwight Ault, Rt. 1,
Box 230, Austin, MN 55912.