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Animal Agriculture

Food & Health


  • Pork

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

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • Healthier pork

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

  • 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

  • Enhancing Business Continuity for Pork Operations through Secure Pork Supply Planning

    Published on July 22, 2020
    Secure Pork Supply planning is the effort of the pork industry to protect as much of itself as possible from loss if a highly contagious animal disease with severe consequences were to occur.

  • Pork Quarterly - June 2009

    Published on June 12, 2009
    In this issue: Ag Labor Issues in Michigan, Pork Demand Determinants, PRRS Regional Eradication-Updates, Swine Handling and Transport, Providing Skilled Technicians for Michigan’s Pork Industry, Don’t Run Off Before Learning About Runoff

  • Pork Industry Disruption Resources- COVID-19

    Published on May 13, 2020
    Pork producers and their nutritionist should consider dietary changes (increased fiber, ground corn only, mineral salts or slight feed restrictions) to slow growth and keep hogs in the barn longer.

  • Pork Quarterly - October 2011

    Published on October 10, 2011
    In this issue: High Imput Costs and Market Weights, Pork Fat Quality, Iodine Values and Feeding DDGS, Live Swine Carbon Footprint Calculator is now Available for Pork Producers, Time for a Biosecurity Tune Up

  • Pork Quarterly - November 2006

    Published on November 6, 2006
    In this issue: Proposed Mortality Composting Methods for Michigan, Niche Pork Producers Conference