• Frequently asked questions on ractopamine eliminations

    Published on March 13, 2020
    MSU Extension provides an opportunity to review frequently asked questions regarding ractopamine.

  • Information on the impact of ractopamine elimination for county fairs and exhibitions

    Published on March 13, 2020
    MSU Extension provides information on the impacts of ractopamine on county fairs and exhibitions

  • Creating a biosecurity plan map of your swine facilities using Google Earth

    Published on March 7, 2020
    This document will help you create a biosecurity map of your swine facilities using Google Earth Pro. The map will be part of your enhanced biosecurity plan against foreign animal disease. It should show the specific biosecurity lines that you follow.

  • Pork Quarterly- March 2020

    Published on March 1, 2020
    In this Issue of Pork Quarterly: When Considering how to Prevent Disease on Farm, What's Good for the Goose is Good for the Gander (and the Pigs): Control at the Source, and Simple Ventilation Tips as Warm Weather Approaches

  • Swine Farm Business Analysis Workbook

    Published on February 6, 2020
    From the accrual income statement and other documents, various profit and financial ratios indicating strengths and weaknesses of the farm business can be calculated. This financial analysis should be performed every year to monitor the business.

  • Pork Quarterly- December 2019

    Published on December 1, 2019
    In this issue of Pork Quarterly: What is the Near Future of Michigan's Pork Industry: No More Gestation Stalls as of April 1, 2020, Sampling Oral and Processing Fluids to Identify Disease in Pigs, Pest Control, and New CAFO Permit Released.

  • Rodent Control SOP

    Published on November 22, 2019
    To maintain a high level of good health in your herd, you must use various biosecurity practices to prevent the introduction or spread of disease. One area of biosecurity you should address is the rodent control methods your farm uses.

  • Piglet Processing SOP

    Published on November 22, 2019
    Piglet processing includes various procedures used to administer treatment, prepare piglets for growth, and identify animals.

  • Moving Nonambulatory Animals SOP

    Published on November 22, 2019
    A pig that cannot get up or can stand with support and is unable to bear weight on two of its legs is considered nonambulatory.

  • Treatment Management SOP

    Published on November 22, 2019
    A veterinary-client-patient relationship must be established demonstrating the producer and veterinarian work together to ensure the health and well-being of the pigs on the operation.