Image courtesy of sffoundation.org

 

One day each year, the SVF Foundation opens its gates and welcomes visitors to their sprawling 35-acre property to learn more about their efforts to preserve endangered breeds and rare livestock, and enjoy hands-on activities throughout the day.   Take self-guided tours through the historic Swiss Village; Visit the state-of-the-art facilities and meet the SVF laboratory, veterinary, and animal care staff; Meet Chip, a rare Tennessee myotonic goat born from a frozen embryo, and learn about other endangered breeds of livestock; and much more throughout the day.

 

 

SVF Foundation preserves germplasm (semen and embryos) from rare and endangered breeds of food and fiber livestock. By collecting 200 embryos and 3,000 straws of semen per breed, SVF will be able to reawaken a breed, with its full genetic diversity, within one generation, ultimately protecting the world’s food supply.

 

DETAILS
  • Date: Saturday, June 11, 2016
  • Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Where: SVF Grounds at 152 Harrison Avenue, Newport, RI
  • Parking: Parking is available at Fort Adams State Park located at 84 Fort Adams Drive, Newport from which point transportation will be provided by trolley to the SVF Grounds.
  • Admission: Free

 

 

EXPERIENCE
  • Take self-guided tours through the historic Swiss Village
  • Visit our state-of-the-art facilities and meet the SVF laboratory, veterinary, and animal care staff
  • Mett Chip, a rare Tennessee myotonic goat born from a frozen embryo, and learn about other endangered breeds of livestock
  • Attend live cryogenics and sheep shearing demonstrations
  • Shop SVF’s selection of farm products and heritage breed meat
  • Savor treats from Julians Omnibus, a double-decker food truck serving local heritage breed burgers and munchies.