We recently celebrated the beginning of the Smithsonian & SVF Biodiversity Preservation Project, a collaboration of the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute and the SVF Foundation.
Looking for some family fun this summer? Interested in learning more about heritage breed livestock? Join SVF Foundation for our annual Visitors Day on Saturday, June 10th, 2017.
SVF is proud to offer an exciting lecture series designed to spread the word about local farming systems, sustainable agriculture and conservation.
Exmoor ponies are classified as “threatened” on The Livestock Conservancy’s Conservation Priority List, but thanks to a recent collaboration, SVF Foundation and Exmoor Ponies of North America (EPNA) have ensured that this ancient breed will be preserved for generations to come.
The visit was truly an honor. In 2010 Dr. Grandin was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People and she is clearly a leading expert on livestock handling
Read this story from the New York Times website that gives a great overview of the SVF Foundation and the work we do here.
A decade has passed since we first officially began our collaboration with Tufts Veterinary School. It was the right choice and together we have accomplished more than we thought possible.
Big Cracker is a bull of rare qualities. Descended from cattle brought to the New World by the colonial Spanish, he is an example of the endangered “Florida Cracker” and its Barnes sub-breed. SVF Foundation is collecting germplasm from Big Cracker to cryogenically preserve his genetic legacy for centuries to come.
This was big news, at least to the foodies at SVF: Food Network’s Iron Chef Jose Garces was coming to Newport as a guest chef for a local restaurant, and had arranged for a tour of SVF.
After a season of barbecuing, we figured it out—hire the pros. SVF’s first round of heritage breed pigs was to be commemorated. And with our end of summer employee barbeque approaching, pork had to be on the menu.
Ever wonder where all the animals we work with come from, and how they get from here to there? The simple answer is—all over the US, and we truck them ourselves.
Though few in number, the Hog Island sheep are making a significant impact on heritage farms. Their breeders agree: It's a labor of love for a very good cause.