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  • Animal Agriculture

    MSU Extension and MSU AgBioResearch serve the animal agriculture industry by engaging in research, education and outreach that enhances the quality of life for constituents throughout the state.


  • Bovine Tuberculosis in Michigan

    Published on September 23, 2021
    Season 1, Episode 2 of the MSU Ag and Wildlife Podcast

  • Emergency Response to Accident Involving Livestock virtual training

    This virtual training provides participants with the information needed to effectively and efficiently respond to an accident where animals are involved.

  • Beef Quality Assurance

    Programs in this area help ensure that food reaching consumers is of utmost quality. Producers and processors learn how their practices affect the final products, and learn tools and techniques to improve overall quality and safety of beef products.

  • Manure Hauler Certification Program

    The certification program creates a clear pathway for farms and for-hire manure applicators (firms) to move from training, to certification, to third party audit (incentivized by reductions in insurance premiums) without implementing a mandatory program. There are three levels to the certification program. Passing the online course with a score of 80% or more is one of two components of becoming Level 1 certified.

  • Manure Virtual Field Day featuring Annie Link

    Published on August 17, 2020

    Annie Link, from Swiss Lane Dairy Farms, discusses being a fourth generation farmer.

  • Backyard Cattle Management

    Published on February 18, 2021

    MI Ag Ideas to Grow With 2021 - Animal Agriculture Session: More people are interested in producing their own beef or supplying friends and family with beef. This presentation offers a nutritional perspective of raising beef cattle for freezer beef. In order to have cattle ready for your harvest appointment, this presentation will discuss different nutritional management strategies and their effects on growth and meat quality.

  • Tips and Tricks for Wintertime on the Horse Farm

    Published on February 15, 2021

    MI Ag Ideas to Grow With 2021 - Animal Agriculture Session: Learn about feeding and housing your horse through the winter. This presentation will include the topics of the importance of body condition scoring your horse, winter dehydration, managing hay supplies, as well as tips for housing your horse(s) throughout the sometimes-artic blast of wintertime.

  • Veterans in AG / Horticulture

    Published on February 19, 2021

    MI Ag Ideas to Grow With 2021 - Horticulture & Natural Resources Session: Nearly 200,000 military service members re-enter the civilian job market every year. Many of them are turning to careers in agriculture to take advantage of their military skillsets or prior farm experience. In this session, learn about the most in-demand resources for veteran farmers, where to find them, and how to use them.

  • The Realities that no one tells you about Owning Chickens and the Direct Marketing of Meat

    Published on February 17, 2021

    MI Ag Ideas to Grow With 2021 - Animal Agriculture Session: Many people who buy chicks or even grow chickens do not understand the ramifications of owning such animals. Owning poultry is very different from dogs and cats even though they are of similar size, it is more like owning livestock and they should be treated as such. This presentation will introduce and familiarize potential and current poultry owners with the different aspects of raising poultry that they may not understand. Learn more about nutrition, housing, laws and regulations, sick poultry care, diseases and general considerations when owning and raising poultry. There are a lot of factors to consider when direct marketing meats to consumers. What are the required regulations and how do you follow them? Where can you sell your meat? What factors should you consider when choosing and working with a processor? How do you price the product? What are the impacts of COVID-19 on direct marketing meat and processor scheduling? This session will cover the basics of direct marketing meat and answer these questions and others you have.This presentation is included as part of the Realities That No One Tells You About Owning Chickens recording.

  • Setting up Online Sales for Your Farm

    Published on February 18, 2021

    MI Ag Ideas to Grow With 2021 - Animal Agriculture Session: Navigating the variety of options for online platforms for sales can be overwhelming. Finding one that meets your needs and accurately conveys the spirit of your farm makes a one-size-fits-all approach impractical. This session will walk farmers through considerations important for moving online, such as their current inventory management strategies, the spirit of their farm, current online marketing tools (i.e. Instagram, Facebook), and current payment processor or point-of-sale device.

  • Basic Healthy Practices for Pigs

    Published on February 16, 2021

    MI Ag Ideas to Grow With 2021 - Animal Agriculture Session: This session will include information that will help the small or beginning farmers who are involved in pork production. Participants will gain knowledge on proper production practices that focus on management over medication including; biosecurity, vaccination programs, deworming practices, identifying sick or at-risk animals and information on foreign animal diseases (FAD) that pig farmers should be aware of. Whether you are raising animal for your freezer, using a custom butcher while marketing freezer meat or selling pigs on the open market, this session will help you gain a better understanding of production practices that will help improve the health of your swine herd.

  • Apr 25

    CANCELED: Making the Most out of your Market Animal

    April 25, 2020 10:00AM – 2:00PM Cass District. Library - Main Branch 319 M-62, Cassopolis, MI 49031

    This workshop will teach youth, ages 9-19, how to create an effective buyer's letter that will recruit buyers and a thank-you that will keep them coming back in future years!

  • Feb 3

    Great Lakes Regional Dairy Conference

    February 3, 2022 – February 4, 2022 Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn and Conference Center, 1 Covered Bridge Lane, Frankenmuth MI, 48734

    The Great Lakes Regional Dairy Conference (GLRDC) is dedicated to helping dairy producers learn new ways of increasing their profitability by doing more with less.

  • Jan 4

    Birth Management for Sheep and Goats 2022

    January 4, 2022 – January 29, 2022 live sessions are 7-8:30 p.m. ET each Tuesday evening Zoom

    The MSU Small Ruminant Extension team is offering a 4-part webinar series on birth management that will lead you through a host of topics aimed to improve birth management of sheep and goats.

  • Mar 10

    2022 Michigan Dairy Health Symposium

    March 10, 2022 8:30AM – 5:00PM Molecular Plant Sciences Auditorium (Rm 1200) Michigan State University 1066 Bogue St East Lansing, MI 48824

    This symposium will focus on dairy calf health management.

  • Jan 19

    2021-2022 Beef Quality Assurance Training and Certification - Sandusky

    January 19, 2022 6:00PM – 8:00PM Sanilac Co. Fair Grounds - FFA barn 210 N Dawson St, Sandusky, MI

    The Beef Quality Assurance program provides guidelines for beef cattle production and outlines how to increase consumer confidence through proper management techniques and a commitment to quality.

  • Feb 18

    2021-2022 Beef Quality Assurance Training and Certification - Kingston

    February 18, 2022 6:00PM – 8:00PM Beagio's Pizza 5795 Sanilac Rd, Kinston, MI

    The Beef Quality Assurance program provides guidelines for beef cattle production and outlines how to increase consumer confidence through proper management techniques and a commitment to quality.

  • Mar 9

    MSU Feedlot Educational Series - March

    March 9, 2022 6:00PM – 7:00PM Beagio's, 5795 Sanilac Rd, Kingston, MI 48741

    The MSU Feedlot Educational Series is a monthly presentation on a topic related to feedlot cattle production. March's topic will focus on mortality management for feedlot cattle.

  • Apr 13

    MSU Feedlot Educational Series - April

    April 13, 2022 6:00PM – 7:00PM Beagio's, 5795 Sanilac Rd, Kingston, MI 48741

    The MSU Feedlot Educational Series is a monthly presentation on a topic related to feedlot cattle production. April's topic will focus on cattle handling and facility designs for feedlot cattle.

  • May 25

    6th International Symposium on Beef Cattle Welfare Webinar Series

    May 25, 2022 2:00PM – 4:00PM Webinar

    The symposium brings together renowned beef experts that will discuss their latest research findings and emerging animal welfare issues that face the beef cattle industry.