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  • Pork Potstickers

    Published on September 8, 2021
    Try your hand at this favorite from the comfort of your own home kitchen!

  • Pork

    MSU Extension serves the pork industry by providing decision-makers with trusted information about all aspects of pork production.

  • Bringing home the bacon: Celebrating National Pork Month

    Published on October 17, 2014
    October is the perfect time to bring home the bacon, ham, tenderloin and all the other delicious cuts to celebrate National Pork Month!

  • Pork Quarterly - September 2017

    Published on September 12, 2017
    In this issue: Stress & Transportation, Weaning Woes, An Overview of Weaning Stress in Piglets, Meet New MSU Extension Pork Team Members

  • Enjoying Produce Safely (E3256)

    Published on June 8, 2016
    Tips to help reduce the risk of harmful bacteria contaminating your delicious produce.

  • Pork Quarterly - June 2018

    Published on June 1, 2018
    In this issue: Quality Assurance - Awarness by making sure all on the farm aware of what's in the feed and water, Transport of pigs in spring and summer months and Take care of humans in the "hog days of summer".

  • Pork from ractopamine-fed pigs is safe for consumption

    Published on April 17, 2020
    Despite recent decisions by some US packers to process only ractopamine-free pigs, it is important to understand that meat products are safe for consumers when ractopamine is used according to label directions.

  • Pork Quarterly - March 2018

    Published on March 1, 2018
    In this issue: Investigating Influenza - Preventing Spread at Shows, Biocontainment and a Cruise Ship and Influenza and You

  • Pork Quarterly - December 2017

    Published on December 13, 2017
    In this issue: Farm Safety hits home for Michigan State Veterinarian, Safe Work Practices on the Farm, Humane Swine Euthanasia & Human Safety -- Firearms

  • Enjoying fresh kale

    Published on March 20, 2018
    Kale's earthy green leaves offer versatile nutrition benefits and can be prepared with a variety of dishes.

  • Pork Quarterly- September 2019

    Published on September 1, 2019
    In this Issue of Pork Quarterly: Disinfectant Strategies for Swine Facilities, Feeding Pigs in Extensive Production: Part 2, Precision Livestock Farming Technology, and BlockChain and the Pork Chain.

  • 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.

  • Pork Quarterly- Decemeber 2018

    Published on December 1, 2018
    In this issue of the Pork Quarterly: Transport of Market Hogs in Winter Months

  • Pork Quarterly- March 2019

    Published on May 1, 2019
    In this Issue of Pork Quarterly: Selecting a Deworming Schedule, Feeding Pigs in Extensive Productive: Part 1, and Veterinarian Feed Directive- Year One in Review.

  • Pork Quarterly- September 2018

    Published on September 1, 2018
    In this issue of Pork Quarterly: Pests in Barns, Livestock Truck Rollover Emergency Impressions, Potential Use of Essential Oils as Alternatives to Feed Grade Antibiotics, and Swine Erysipelas.

  • Pork Quarterly- March 2020

    Published on March 2, 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

  • Healthier pork

    Published on November 28, 2012
    You don’t have to give up pork completely, just change it a little.

  • Enjoying Michigan blueberries

    Published on June 25, 2013
    Do you know that Michigan leads the U.S. blueberry production?