MSU Extension online meat cutter training course available
Published on May 16, 2023
Self-paced online course covering beef and pork cutting along with meat science essentials.
Licenses to direct market individual cuts of meat in Michigan
Published on December 19, 2022
Selling meat by the individual retail cut or in bundles requires a license in Michigan.
Animal raising claims can be confusing on food labels
Published on January 8, 2021
New infographic created by Michigan State University Extension helps consumers understand animal raising label claims such as free range, cage free, and natural.
Planning and managing direct marketing opportunities for beef
Published on December 21, 2020
Management is key to finishing cattle at the proper time for small meat processing appointments.
Why did the chicken (and cow and pig) cross the county?
Published on September 11, 2020
A guide for local officials addresses barriers for needed livestock processing in Southeast Michigan
Expect temporary changes in the meat case
Published on May 7, 2020
The meat case is likely to look different for a period of time due to supply chain disruptions caused by the novel coronavirus, the virus that causes the infectious disease COVID-19.
Farm safety: COVID-19 health screening requirements for essential employees
Published on April 29, 2020
New health screening requirements for essential employees will help keep our farms safe and ensure that they can keep running during this pandemic.
Helping meat processors comply with state food safety regulations
Published on October 1, 2017
Michigan State University Extension developed a package of comprehensive training programs and resources to help processors comply with the requirements as set forth by the MDARD.
Direct marketing of locally produced meats offers opportunity for livestock producers
Published on September 28, 2012
Understanding meat inspection is important to comply with regulations