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Pigs on Pasture

Pig in a woodlot

sow on pasture

sow with piglets on pasture


Beginner Pigs Class

  • Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

 ** YES THE CLASS IS STILL ON  (forecast for possible freezing rain) **

There has been a surge in interest for pastured and woodlot pig rearing in the last few years. This course will review best care practices for raising pigs and discuss some of the ways that producers can integrate pigs into their current production system.

Join us for a class on starting out with pigs in the Hudson Valley.  Pigs are great introduction into raising livestock. Their inquisitive nature and friendly disposition makes them a fun animal to watch and to interact with. Pigs also can be managed to alter landscapes and improve fallow fields. Many progressive producers are starting to raise pigs on alternative feeds such as hay and leftover whey.

Whether you are interested in beginning a 4-H project, putting the pig’s powerful noses to work improving your property, or raising your own delicious pork products, this class will review all that you need to know to get started.

The class will be led by CCE Livestock Educator, Jason Detzel, who has multiple years raising pigs on his own property. Jason will cover the basics of caring for pigs including:

  • food and water needs
  • shelter requirements
  • using tree mast to supplement their diets.

Course fee: $20/person or $10 if farm or household enrolled in CCEUC Ag Program*.

*Not enrolled in our Ag Program? Enroll now and save on this and future programs!  Ag Enrollment runs from Jan. 1, 2017 to Jan. 31, 2018. Your enrollment gives you discounts to many classes and helps support our Commercial Agriculture Programming. More information at http://ulster.cce.cornell.edu/agriculture/2016-co...

Walk-ins are welcome, but space is limited-pay ahead to reserve your spot. Registration deadline: Jan. 13. Two ways to register/pay ahead (you cannot pay over the phone):

For more information or help registering contact Carrie 845-340-3990 x311 or email cad266@cornell.edu.  


CCE Ulster
232 Plaza Road (Hannaford Plaza)
Kingston, New York 12401

Last updated January 17, 2017