Home » Silver Medal Awarded to “Saving the Guinea Hogs” by Cathy R. Payne Silver Medal Awarded to “Saving the Guinea Hogs” by Cathy R. Payne November 8, 2019 Please join us in offering Cathy R. Payne a hearty congratulations for her most recent award! Payne’s book, Saving the Guinea Hogs, was awarded the Silver Medal in the Non-Fiction – Animals category of its 2019 Readers’ Favorite International Book Award Contest. The Readers’ Favorite International Book Award Contest featured thousands of contestants from over a dozen countries, ranging from new independent authors to New York Times bestsellers and celebrities. It is one of the largest book review and award contest sites online, and fully accredited by the BBB (A+ rating). From the reviewer’s critique: “If you’re interested in the history of American farming and hog breeds in general or preserving heritage hog breeds from extinction in particular, Saving the Guinea Hogs: The Recovery of an American Homestead Breed” by Cathy R. Payne is for you. “I found it to be an utterly readable, well-organized, very comprehensive, and informative presentation on a topic about which I knew almost nothing but found fascinating. Too many plant and animal varieties have already been lost to the American continent. Once common on family farms, especially in souther United States, the Guinea Hog was almost lost to the modern agribusiness emphasis on larger breeds that can be taken to market quickly.” More about Saving the Guinea Hogs BUY: Buy Saving the Guinea Hogs: The Recovery of an American Homestead Breed here. READ: Read an excerpt from Chapter 1 of Saving the Guinea Hogs. LEARN: Read our interview with Cathy R. Payne on the process of researching and writing Saving the Guinea Hogs. WATCH: In this video, author Cathy R. Payne reads aloud from her book at a library event in Georgia. LISTEN: Cathy R. Payne gives an interview in this Tractor Time podcast episode. Want the latest in book news from Acres U.S.A.? Sign up for our Book of the Week email newsletter to get the latest book news from Acres U.S.A., including sale announcements, special deals, and a weekly excerpt and discount on our featured Book of the Week! Sign up here.