Swine 101: Raising Pastured Pork

3 pigs in a penSpeaker: Dr. Colt W. Knight, Assistant Extension Professor and State Livestock Specialist

Cost: Sliding Scale ($0.00–$10.00)

Funded by the Maine Grazing Behavior Lab

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension is excited to announce workshops entitled Swine 101: Raising Pastured Pork. This seminar will be held in multiple locations across the state, and a meal will be provided at no cost (smoked pork!). Join Dr. Colt W. Knight, UMaine Extension State Livestock Specialist, for a 2-hour primer on raising pastured pork. Topics include: breed selection, basic reproductive information, swine nutrition, fencing, housing, meat yield, and more.

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Each workshop has a capacity of 30 attendees.


Friday, March 3, 2023. 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Monday, March 13, 2023. 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Wednesday, March 22, 2023. 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Monday, March 27, 2023. 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Wednesday, April 26, 2023. 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Thursday, April 27, 2023. 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

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