Michigan State University Extension serves the pork industry by providing decisionmakers with unbiased, research-based information about all aspects of pork production. Using a multi-disciplinary approach, MSU Extension works to enhance the production of safe, nutritious, high-quality pork in an environmentally, economically sustainable and socially responsible manner.
MSU Extension provides education for all aspects of swine production, including intensively managed commercial operations, niche pork farms, sport farms, and youth show pig producers.
May 17, 2013 | Beth Ferry | Biosecurity alert for pork producers – swine herds have no immunity to new virus from Europe.
May 10, 2013 | Mark Seamon | USDA projections indicate optimism for the agriculture industry.
May 7, 2013 | Emily Mitchell | Carcass contests at county fairs add an irreplaceable opportunity for experiential learning.
May 2, 2013 | Beth Ferry | Vaccinating your pigs for swine influenza can decrease the spread of the disease.
April 29, 2013 | Stan Moore | The average age of farm owner/operators continues to increase each year. Research shows that the single largest age category for work-related fatalities on farms is the 60+ age group.
April 26, 2013 | Curtis Talley Jr. | Michigan State University Extension educators have created an interactive, written cash cropland lease template that can be completed using a home computer.
April 26, 2013 | Jeannine Schweihofer | Updated labeling of meat packages simplifies information for consumers.
April 26, 2013 | Jeannine Schweihofer | Specialized meat processors need a variance from MDARD. Attend a training May 21, 2013 to learn about the application process.
April 24, 2013 | Brenda J. Reau | Market research shows that consumers are learning about food options through social media.
April 23, 2013 | Dale Rozeboom | Under current rules and regulations, the animal capacity and land base of both farms may together constitute a large CAFO.
To find an MSU Extension expert who covers your location or to find an expert in your area of interest, please visit the MSU Extension Expert Search. To reach an MSU Extension county office, call toll-free 1-888-678-3464.
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Date: Jun 15, 2013
Location: Reid Dairy Farm, LLC, 7096 Vincent Road, Jeddo, MI 48032
Date: Jul 13, 2013
Location: Walt Dairy Farm 8099 W. Arthur St. Coopersville, Mi 49404
Date: Sep 7, 2013
Location: Black Locust Farms, LLC. 5644 N. Derby Rd Stanton, Mi 48888
- Air Emissions and Animal Agriculture
- Animal Heat Stress Management Resources
- Artificial Insemination of Sows & Gilts (E2677)
- Emerging Issues in Animal Agriculture
- Farm Information Resource Management (FIRM)
- Growing Michigan Agriculture Proceedings
- Michigan CNMP DLL Template
- MSU Environmental Quality for Agriculture
- MSU Pork Team
- MSU Swine Teach & Research Center
- MSU’s Animal Welfare and Behavior Group
- Odor Management Plans
- Swine Breeding Systems for Alternative Pork Chains: Breed Options & Use (E3108)
- Swine Breeding Systems for Alternative Pork Chains: Breeding Programs (E3107)