Barnham Farms


Julian and Elaine Barnham started  out as independent hog farmers in 1979. In 1994, after having expanded their assets to include several farms on several locations, they decided to consolidate and construct a 4,000 sow farrow-to-wean facility on their home land consisting of 350 acres. Then in 2005, they opened up Barhams Recycling Center, where they take wood debris from local companies and grind it into usable wood chips or yard mulch, which are then sold on site to local customers. The Barhams also grow greenhouse vegetables depending on the season– they specialize in heirloom tomatoes. They additionally grow field crops such as wheat, coastal burmuda hay, beans, and orchard grass for their horses.


IFES Number: 244

City: Zebulon

State: NC

Country: USA

Type of Firm: Farm

Main Products: Swine (farrow-to-wean)

Size of Firm: 4,000 sow; 350 acres

Technology: Biogas

Operational Status: Operational

Year Installed: 1990

Energy Feedstock: food waste

Energy Produced: Biogas produced: 28,000 cu_ft/day

Energy Uses: Boiler or furnace fuel

TCO2 Eq Avoided: 1,937 metric tons CO2E/yr