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Animal Agriculture


Department of Community Sustainability



  • Livestock Industries

    The Livestock Industries certificate program is designed to give students a professional advantage in the livestock production career field of their choice.

  • Resilience of the Livestock Industry, featuring Dr. Jayson Lusk

    Published on May 1, 2020

    Aleks and Trey talk with Jayson Lusk (Department Head at Purdue University) about the resilience of the livestock industry.

  • Denise Altemose, D.V.M.

    Academic Specialist

  • Pest Control

    Published on December 3, 2019
    With the fall and winter season coming to fruition, an increase of rodents and pests make their way into livestock facilities. Learn how to look for evidence of rodents and pests in your facilities and how they may affect your livestock.

  • Veterinary Feed Directive – Year One in Review

    Published on October 3, 2019
    To gain a better understanding of the direct impacts to farmer raising animals for food productions MSU Extension led a nationwide survey to help determine what effect these new rules had across food animal species and across farms on a national level.

  • Sampling Oral and Processing Fluids to Identify Disease in Pigs

    Published on December 3, 2019
    Monitoring your herd for diseases has been simplified by new tests using oral and processing fluids. These sampling techniques are inexpensive, easy to do and can be applied to individual pigs (as a diagnostic) or pens/litters (for herd surveillance).