SVF will be hosting our Annual Visitors Day on Saturday, June 2, 2012. We will have educational exhibits discussing the importance of conservation and agriculture.
SVF is a non-profit organization situated on a beautiful historic farm in Newport, RI. The mission of SVF is to preserve endangered breeds of livestock used for food and fiber. In collaboration with Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, SVF collects germplasm – semen and embryos – from rare breeds of cattle, sheep and goats. Germplasm is cryogenically frozen and placed in long term storage using liquid nitrogen, where it may remain for hundreds of years before being thawed and used to reawaken an extinct breed.
Though SVF is typically a closed site due to biosecurity, Visitors Day allows the public to see our livestock and speak directly with the SVF laboratory, veterinary and animal care staff. In addition to a self-guided tour through the historic property of Swiss Village, several endangered breeds will be on display, along with professional sheep-shearing and cryogenic demonstrations throughout the day.
This event is free to the public. Free parking and transportation will be provided from