Pork 101: Beginners Guide to Keeping Pigs, March 22, 2019

Dr. Colt Knight will present Pork 101: Beginners Guide to Keeping Pigs. This program is for folks who are planning to get a couple pigs this spring to raise through the summer and harvest in the fall as well as folks who are planning to get a sow to raise their own piglets.

The program will be held  March 22, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m at the Piscataquis County Extension Office 165 East Main St. Dover-Foxcroft.

Topics covered:

  • When should you get your pigs
  • Who should you buy them from
  • Where will you keep them
  • How will you house them
  • What will you feed them
  • What health care is needed
  • When will you harvest them
  • Also, if you are thinking about keeping a sow to raise baby pigs

Dr. Knight will cover information to help assure success.

A program fee of $10 to cover program supplies and handout materials is due upon registration. Pre-registration is required, REGISTER ONLINE, by calling 207.564.3301, or by email at anette.moulton@maine.edu

A light lunch will be included. We will also have fresh, brined, and smoked bacon to taste different preparation techniques.