Pork Quarterly - December 2017

Published December 13, 2017

By: MSU Extension

In this issue: Farm Safety hits home for Michigan State Veterinarian, Safe Work Practices on the Farm, Humane Swine Euthanasia & Human Safety -- Firearms



Farm safety hits home for Michigan swine veterinarian

Published on December 12, 2017

Michigan swine veterinarian, Dr. Jim Kober, never imagined that he would be the protagonist in a story about a farming accident.

Taking the time to think about safe work practices on the farm…is time well spent

Published on December 12, 2017

Farming is often considered to be an idyllic occupation based on media portrayal of family working together, farms handed down from generation to generation, and images of awe-inspiring countryside.

Humane Swine Euthanasia and Human Safety - Firearms

Published on December 12, 2017

As the most common and acceptable methods of euthanasia used on swine farms for grower pigs and breeding stock are firearms the following discussion on firearms is in alignment with this issue of the Pork Quarterly’s focus on farm safety.