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Friday, December 8 • 10:15am - 11:45am
Swine Operations at Stone Barns Center: From Farrow to Finish LIMITED

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Learn about the innovations and experiments taking place in the Stone Barns Center swine program. Pigs are a valuable asset on our farm. We employ them to eat waste, eradicate invasive species, and create silvopastures. By feeding our pigs waste from the local economy like brewers grain, pre-consumer kitchen scraps, expired dairy, vegetable field waste, and orchard surplus, we’re able to provide them with an adequate diet and justify their services to the farm and ecosystem. We use our pigs like renovators for the forest floor as they interupt invasive species growth and establish a silvopasture for grazing ruminants and poultry. This workshop will also give insight into our breeding program, including artificial insemination, farrowing and ration info for our Red Wattle and Ossabaw-cross sows. 

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Phil Haynes

Assistant Livestock Manager, Stone Barns Center
Phil Haynes is assistant livestock manager at Stone Barns Center. He graduated from Connecticut College with a B.A. in anthropology and botany. While in college, Phil helped his brother manage Ralston Farm, a small specialty produce CSA and livestock farm in their New Jersey hometown... Read More →

Friday December 8, 2017 10:15am - 11:45am EST