The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

Northumberland County

April 27, 2013

Pastured Pork Workshop - April 27, 2013

SUNBURY — A full-day workshop about raising happy, healthy pigs the "old fashioned" way:  outdoors.Thinking about raising pigs outdoors? Will they ruin your pasture?  Will they escape?  How will you get them in the trailer? What should you feed?  How do you know when they're ready to sell?

Three pastured pork producers and a nutritionist will share their experience on the day-to-day realities and challenges of raising pigs outdoors at Pastured Pork Day on Owens Farm in Sunbury, PA. The guest speakers  include Jeff Mattocks from Fertrell Co., John  Hopkins from Forks Farm in Columbia Co., Nolan Thenevet from Stryker Farm in Saylorsburg, PA., and hosts  David and Caroline Owens who raise Tamworths.  

Preregistration is required. Time 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, covered dish lunch.  $45 per person.  For more information, visit or call 570-898 6060.

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