Pastured Pork Day

        Pastured Pork Day
                          Saturday, April 18, 2015 
                                9:00 am to 4:00 pm        

                       
Outdoor pigs!  Will they ruin your pastures? Will they  escape? How will you get them in the trailer on butchering day? What should you feed? Buy piglets, or breed a sow? And where can you find information not based on modern-day confinement hog operations?
 
  Join us for PASTURED PORK DAY, as a panel of pastured pork producers and a nutritionist share their experience. We are delighted to welcome Casey Rogers from Fertrell Co., John and Todd Hopkins from Forks Farm, and Wayne Herring from Herring’s Greengrass Farm. 
                    Program fee $55. Kids under 12 free. 
                   Teens welcome! Preregistration required.

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Traveling long distance? We have guest lodging for one group of 2-6 people at a workshop rate of $95.  Contact us for availability. 

Highlights of the Day

Meet The Guest Speakers
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9:00  a.m. Registration, Coffee

 "Let Me Tell You About My Pastured Pigs"
 Introductions and overviews of Guest Speakers' farms

Tour Owens Farm--Pastured Tamworths

                   ***Covered Dish Lunch***

All Natural Swine Nutrition:  Casey Rogers, Fertrell

Day to Day Life With Pigs: Panel Discussion, Q&A

Fence-Training
Feeding
Grazing
Farrowing
Human Safety
Water
Winter
Health
Shelter
Breeds
Transportation

4:00 p.m. Adjourn

Comments from Past Workshops:

I just wanted to tell you how much the Pasture Pork Day helped us start our new enterprise.  We operate a dairy farm and make cheese, so we wanted to add the pork to utilize the whey and sell at our farm markets. After attending the field day, we felt much more comfortable starting this up.    In May we purchased 12 berkshire feeder pigs and began growing them.  We want to thank you for organizing a practical and beneficial workshop.”  
   Mandy, Peachbottom PA

Our pastured pigs are coming along great.  We have our fingers crossed and are praying that we get the first 9 to the butcher and then into people's freezers in a few weeks here!  That class was great on pastured pork.

Wayne, Pottsville PA

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SNAPSHOTS FROM PAST PASTURED PORK DAYS

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Perfect weather greeted us
that day.

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What better place to hold a meeting of farmers than in a barn?

Porto-huts in use in our farrowing operation.

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Dave explains our electric-fence training system.

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The secrets to getting them in the trailer at butchering time.

lunch
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John Hopkins describes his Woodlot Pork method at Forks Farm.

roundtable

Lunch gave us a chance to swap stories and see who’s raising what kinds of pigs.

Jeff Mattocks from Fertrell gave an excellent presentation on feeding the pastured pig.

The round table discussion covered important details of our operations.