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Pig Farm Composting

Pig Farm Composting
Pig Farm Composting
Pig Farm Composting

Agro already owns the largest pig farm in Rhode Island, and has future expansion plans of a computerized, automated composting operation with a capacity for 10,000 pigs!  The farming operation utilizes food by-products, which are consumed by the pigs.  The manure generated by this facility is processed into clean compost.

The existing Vinagro Farm piggery operation began in the early 1950's, with the ability to accommodate approximately 3,000 pigs.  Two structures:  a pig barn and a pig feeding building are utilized to house, feed and care for the pigs.  The farming operation utilizes food by-products at the rate of approximately 5 tons per day, based on the current number of livestock.  The material is comprised primarily of materials which are generated by the food service industry.  This material is consumed by the livestock for substance.  The livestock are in turn utilized, in time, for human consumption.

Waste (manure) generated by this facility is handled by the RIDEM-approved compost facility, which is located adjacent to the farm operation.

Pig waste from the farm operation is combined with a high carbon bulking agent, such as clean wood chips and yard wastes, that are derived from the operations of the other facilities on site, or received for recycling/reuse at the facility from off-site.  These materials are combined in optimum ratios and then thoroughly mixed for processing via the "windrow" composting method.  Composting operations are conducted on land adjacent to the piggery operation.  The end product is stored on-site pending use for application to the soil for on-site and off-site use.