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  • 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- 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.

  • Emergency Animal Mortality Management USDA

    Published on May 11, 2020
    Assistance Available USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is offering financial and technical assistance to livestock producers for animal mortality disposal, resulting from impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • 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- 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

  • 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.

  • Disposal: What You Need to Know Seven-days Before You Depopulate

    Published on May 14, 2020
    The Michigan Bodies of Deal Animals Act regulates the management of dead animals in Michigan. This law applies to all methods of disposal, even in emergency situations such as market disruption brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Emergency Animal Mortality Management Initial Contacts

    Published on May 13, 2020
    To provide for disposal of agricultural livestock animals as a result of a catastrophic event resulting in the need to manage mass animal carcasses.

  • Pork Quarterly- Decemeber 2018

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