Swine Management

Program Contact:

Adam J. Conover
Program Coordinator
Department of Animal Science
474 S. Shaw, Room 1250I
East Lansing, MI 48824
office 517-353-9227

This is a one-year, intensified program designed to allow students the opportunity to specialize in the area of swine management.  It provides students with a greater knowledge of swine enterprise management through experiential learning, clerkship programs and an internship.  

The MSU Swine Farm is a modern, bio-secure facility built in 1997.  Located on the southern edge of campus, the Swine Farm consists of one continuous structure which houses high-health, farrow-to-finish production.  The Swine Farm is used by faculty and staff who are conducting research, teaching and extension/outreach programs. 

The swine clerkship at the MSU Swine Teaching and Research Center is designed to provide students with a thorough hands-on experience in modern, swine production.  Students will work with members of the farm staff to accomplish day-to-day, standard procedures.

For more information visit the Department of Animal Science.

You can download MSU_Swine_Mgt_final.pdf to learn more.

Requirements for   Swine Management  
The student must   complete 35 credits from the following:  
1. All of the following courses (32 credits):  
  ABM 130 Farm Management I 3
  AEE 110 Foundations of ANR Communications: Learning and   Leadership 2
  ANS 110 Introductory Animal Agriculture 4
  ANS 171 Swine Clerkship 2
  ANS 203 Principles of Livestock Feeding 2
  ANS 205 Reproduction in Livestock 2
  ANS 272 Introductory Swine Management 3
  AT 045 Agricultural Communications 2
  AT 055 Agricultural Finance 3
  AT 071 Technical Mathematics 2
  AT 291 Selected Topics in Agricultural Technology 2
  AT 293 Professional Internship in Agricultural Technology 6
  CSS 110 Computer Applications in Agronomy 2
2. Complete 3 credits of elective course work 3