Seneca Valley Virus is a disease that circulates among the pig population. There is little information known about this disease, but the common clinical signs associated with the disease are blisters or erosions on the pig's snout, mouth or feet.
Meat cutters are in high demand for industry processors and in meat departments of grocery stores. This free, hands-on certificate training has in-person and online interactive learning components on how to cut and package meat.
MSU Extension has invested in ultrasound scanning technology in central Michigan. Breeders can scan yearling bulls and heifers for carcass traits and have this information included in National Cattle Evaluation ultrasound EPDs.
MSU Extension are organizing the regional Bull Breeding Soundness Exam Clinics. This educational opportunity will provide more explanation to the future of your herd, and what may need to be done to make your future as successful as possible.
Michigan food establishments that process meat products will need to obtain a special variance under FDA guidelines, and MSU Extension has created a special self-directed online training for the variance requirements and application process.
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.