Starkey Swine Center

Image depicts pigs.The Mission of the Starkey Swine Center is to produce high quality animals for both the meat and bio-medical research markets, while supporting the research, teaching and public service activities of Clemson University.  This is accomplished while keeping all facilities fully SCDHEC licensed and AAALAC accredited.


About the Starkey Center

The Clemson University Starkey Center is a "Farrow-to-Finish" operation that has the ability to breed and raise the offspring to market weight. Our average breeding herd consists of 20 females and 1 male. The farm is a vital part of teaching and research for programs in Animal and Veterinary Science and other University departments. High quality swine are produced for commercial, biomedical, the Cooperative Extension Service, as well as Public Service Activities (PSA). The Starkey Center is also used to host a variety of youth-based activities, including 4-H and FFA, school field trips, and judging clinics.


The Starkey Center is located approximately 5 miles from the Clemson Campus. The farm consists of a classroom/office building, boar barn, two gestation barns, a two-room farrowing barn, three nurseries, and an old wing. The old wing houses a scale room, an exhibition area, and a finishing floor.


Lindsay Davis, Asst. Manager
210 Starkey Drive
Pendleton, SC 29670
Office: (864) 646-3629