Introduction to organic pig production
Sunday 30 September 2012
10.00am – 5.00pm
Eastbrook Farm, Wiltshire
This seminar is an introduction to keeping organic pigs. It will look at the principles of organic pig production, health planning, feeding and nutrition, housing and land management, breed choices and marketing options.
There will be a farm walk, some practical activities, and a delicious organic lunch will be provided.
The day will based at Eastbrook Farm in Wiltshire, where Soil Association director Helen Browning keeps about 3,000 organic pigs, 170 dairy cows, as well as growing wheat for breadmaking and animal feed; peas for animal feed; oats for porridge and muesli, and sometimes barley for the brewing industry.
Please note you must be pig clean. This means you must wear clean clothes and boots and not have had any contact with pigs for 48 hours before the event.
This seminar is part of the Soil Association Organic Apprenticeship Scheme
but is open to all.
Reduced rate for Soil Association members, licensees/applicants, concessions, charities/NGOs.